Orientation Schedule

Student Orientation leaders

The Orientation 2016 dates are August 20-23, but Freshmen Move-In is Friday, August 19. More detailed information will be sent home in June with specific times and locations for Move-In.

Opening Day, Saturday August 20, will include the University Welcome, meetings for parents and students with both Academic Colleges and Orientation Counselors, Parent Info Sessions and Resource Fair, Family Picnic and Opening Mass.  The parent programs will end Saturday evening after the Family Picnic.  All Orientation events are casual and you should dress comfortably for hot weather.  New students will continue with the Orientation program through Tuesday evening.  A more detailed schedule will be available in August.  



FRIDAY, AUGUST 19: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

On Move-In Day, there will be an increased amount of traffic, as well as long waiting periods as we facilitate check-in for almost 1,700 new students. To expedite this process and ease the waiting, all new students are assigned an arrival time:

Student's Last Name
Beginning with...
Assigned Arrival
Time is...
E, F, I, V, W, Z 9-9:30 a.m.
P, Q, R, T 9:45-10:15 a.m.
S, O, Y 10:30-11 a.m.
B, L, U
11:15-11:45 a.m.
M, N 12:15-12:45 p.m.
H, J, K 1-1:30 p.m.
G, D 1:45-2:15 p.m.
A, C, X 2:30-3 p.m.

We ask for your cooperation with your assigned arrival time. Students are welcome to arrive on campus any time AFTER their assigned times. Check-in resumes at 7 p.m. for those who cannot arrive during the day and on Saturday August, 20 from 9 a.m. -noon.

Orientation Programs

Students attend programs throughout the day, including workshops on:

  • Academics
  • New Student Concerns
  • Social Life and College
  • Campus Ministry Programs
  • History of Villanova and its
    Augustinian Tradition
  • College Life, a small group discussion
    with a member of the faculty
  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness

and much more!

A detailed Opening Day Schedule with specific times and locations will be mailed in August.

Orientation activities involving parents are on August 20 only.