All students should report to the lobby of St. Mary’s Hall, located on the corner of County Line Road and Spring Mill Road (rt. 320), to officially sign-in on the first day of class, between 7:15am and 8:15am (classes begin at 8:30am). Please come early to avoid last minute lines. If you are moving into a dorm room on Monday morning, please arrive as early as possible.
Visit our directions page for various Music Activities Locations and directions to Villanova.
Guests will be issued a card which will allow access to Welsh Hall as well as Villanova’s library and on-campus fitness centers.
A PDF of a dated parking permit will be sent via e-mail one week before your course begins (usually on Monday afternoon). Place the permit on the dashboard of your car. If you forget, campus police will issue a parking ticket that can not be waived by our office.
Parking for Commuters - Park near the West Campus Dorms, lots are marked W-2 on the Campus Map. You can either turn left or right after passing the West Campus Guard. You are welcome to park in any dorm lot, or along the two perimerter roads in marked spots, but NOT in the staff/faculty lots surrounding St. Mary's Hall. A detailed map will be sent along with your parking pass. Be sure not to park in what is designated as the SEPTA Regional Rail lot. SEPTA tows!
Parking for Residents - Park on West Campus near Welsh Hall (the dorm we use in the summer). A detailed map will be sent along with your parking pass.
DO NOT PARK NEAR ST. MARY'S HALL - Unfortunately, St. Mary's is the busyest building on campus in the summer and houses all of Villanova's HR, Accounting, Payroll, & Finance Offices. Employees in those offices do not arrive until 9am (classes begin at 8:30am) - while the lot will look empty when you arrive, it will quickly fill up. It is common for those staff members to call to have people ticketed if they can not park when they arrive in the morning (St. Mary's Staff actually pay a premium to park in St. Mary's Lot!). Please only park adjacent to or further down the road from the dormitory buildings. The largest lot is just beyond Welsh Hall, the 4th dormitory building.
Breakfast and lunch will be available in St. Mary’s Hall at the Second Storey Café on an a la carte basis. Expect to spend around $5 for breakfast and $6 or $7 for lunch. Lunch break is 1/2 hour each day (which is not enought time to leave campus for lunch). There are many local eating spots along the Main Line where dinner can be purchased at reasonable prices. At least one dining hall should be open for dinner each night in either Dougherty or Donohue hall - the Dining Hall Schedule is always posted well in advance of the current week.
Please be sure you are confirmed in your courses with UArts before registering for housing. Please note: You must register for housing by 4pm on Friday for Sunday evening/Monday morning move-in. Otherwise, your room will not be available for move-in until Monday after class.