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 6:45am and 7:45am (classes begin at 8am). Please come early to avoid last minute lines. If you have an account balance or need to get a room assignment, please come 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 center.
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 in the Law School 3-story lot across Spring Mill Road from St. Mary's. 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 adjacent to Welsh Hall (the dorm we use in the summer). A detailed map will be sent along with your parking pass.
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.
Please join us for a picnic dinner (for both residents & commuters) welcoming you to the Villanova Summer Music Program every Monday after class from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm in the St. Mary’s Courtyard. We want to get to know you and let you know that we appreciate you coming to Villanova. No need to RSVP, just show up!
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PA Act 48 (for Pennsylvania‐certified teachers who have provided their PA Act 48 Professional Personal ID number) are posted to the PDE website at monthly intervals (exact dates TBA) following the receipt of course grades. Keep in mind that due to post-coursework, grades are not reported until two weeks after the final course meeting date.
Courses are posted as graduate credits (i.e. 3 grad credits= 90 Act 48 hour equivalency). Direct Act 48 questions to the Professional Institute for Educators at UArts via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students are expected to attend all class sessions regularly and promptly, and for the duration of the scheduled instructional time. Our courses are intensive and every hour in the classroom is critical. Our policy is that full letter grade will be deducted for each half day missed (or accumulated latenesses equivalent to a half-day), regardless of the individual circumstance.
All refunds are less nonrefundable deposits and fees and calculated as follows:
100% refund less the $100 nonrefundable course deposit for withdrawal up to 14 days prior to the first class.
0% refund for withdrawal within fewer than fourteen days.
All withdrawals must be submitted in writing via fax (610-519-7596), email (email@example.com), or letter.
Course Cancellation Policy
Villanova University reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment. If a cancellation should occur, students will be notified at least seven days in advance and have the option taking another course or receiving a full refund (including the full deposit).
The University of the Arts is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Office of Music Activities at Villanova University offers these non-matriculated graduate-level courses through the Professional Institute for Educators at the University of the Arts. In many cases, these credits may be used towards Masters Equivalency programs and may be considered for transfer into some degree programs, depending upon specific curriculum requirements.