FAQS for While You're Here

Does Villanova provide food and beverages for new students and their families during Orientation?

Most dining halls on campus will also be open on Move In Day and the first day of Orientation. Please refer to the Opening Day brochure, which will be given to parents during move-in, for a complete list of campus dining service options.

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What if we have difficulty getting our son/daughter's computer hooked up in their room?

While students are moving in the TechZone will provide assistance and instruction for getting students' computers connected.  You can call our Help Desk at (610) 519-7777 or check the TechZone website.

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Can other children accompany parents to the parent Orientation activities?

The siblings of new students may accompany parents to the parent activities on Opening Day, but may not attend activities that are only for new students.

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Since we'll be in the Philadelphia area, what are some fun things to do?

Office of Student Life will provide informational handouts at the Parents Resource Fair on Thursday, August 21. The Parents website also has a list of area attractions.

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Is there shopping near by for last minute items?

There will be a tent located on Main Campus with essential hall items. Also, Bed, Bath and Beyond, west on Lancaster Avenue in Radnor, carries many of the common items for residence hall living.  We also list many other area stores and malls, for your convenience.  

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Can you recommend some area restaurants?

The Parents website has a list of area restaurants with hyperlinks to many of the restaurants on the list.

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Is wheelchair rental available through the University?

Villanova does not rent/loan wheelchairs for guests with special needs. Medical supply companies in the area can assist you:

  • Medical Home Care (Wayne) - (610) 687-6585

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Information Center

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The main information center for Orientation will be located on the upper level of the Connelly Center. Questions concerning the program can be addressed to the Orientation staff there.

The staff will be clearly visible throughout campus on the first day of the program, so don't hesitate to look for our staff members and ask them your questions.