Arrival Information

Monday Morning Sign-In

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 arrive as early as possible. 

Directions, General Location, & Campus Map

Visit our directions page for various Music Activities Locations and directions to Villanova.


  • Sunday arrivals:  Housing check-in will be held in Welsh Hall, the last of the apartments behind St. Mary’s Hall on West Campus, on Sunday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.     If you are arriving on 6/29 for Session 1, housing check-in will be 9am-noon.
  • Monday arrivals:  You may pick up your key at sign-in.  If you plan to visit your room before your course begins, please arrive no later than 7:15 am.

Items Supplied to You:

  • sheets
  • pillows and pillowcases
  • blanket
  • two bath towels
  • washcloth
  • toilet paper
  • internet cable (may require a small security deposit)
  • garbage bags
  • a lamp

Items to Bring:

  • Pots and pans if you wish to cook
  • utensils
  • alarm clock
  • small book light for bedrooms
  • extra towels or pillows
  • soap, shampoo
  • any other personal items

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!

Balance Due Form

Pay your Balance Due by Clicking Here!

2014 Transcript Dates & Act 48 Posting Dates

Transcripts:   Students will receive one official, sealded, UArts transcript automatically as a complementary service.   This will be mailed directly to the home address on file.  Automatic transcripts will be processed on the scheduled dates as liste below.  Time is allocated after each course ends to allow for completion of post-coursework and grading.

  • Session 1 & 2; ending 7/3 & 7/11:  Transciprts mailed 7/31
  • Session 3; ending 7/18Transcripts mailed 8/1
  • Session 4; ending 7/25:  Transcripts mailed on 9/4
  • Session 5; ending 8/1:  Transcripts mailed on 9/11
  • Orff Certification; ending 8/1:  Transcripts mailed on 9/11

All mailed transcripts are cumulative.   If you attend multiple courses in one summer, multiple transcripts will be mailed.   The final one will contain all courses.

Students seaking additional transcripts or expedited transcripts (if possilbe) must make requests in writing with any required fees to the University of the Arts Registrar's Office, 215-717-6420, following the procedures posted at:

PA Act 48 (for Pennsylvania‐certified teachers who have provided their PA Act 48 Professional Personal ID number) will be posted on August 31 following the receipt of course grades. 

Courses are posted as graduate credits (i.e. 3 grad credits= 90 Act 48 hour equivalency).  Direct any Act 48 questions to the Professional Institute for Educators at UArts via email:


Attendance Policy
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.

Refund Policy
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 (, 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). 

Academic Information - University of the Arts

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.