Opening Day Afternoon Events

Opening Day - Thursday, August 21, 2014

Opening Day events will include the University Welcome, meetings for parents and students with both Academic Colleges and Orientation Counselors, Parents Info Sessions and Resource Fair, Family Picnic and Opening Mass. The parent programs will end Thursday evening after the Family Picnic.  New students will continue with the Orientation program Thursday night through Sunday evening. 
Time Event Location
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. University Welcome for Students and Parents

The Campus Green (Rain Location: The Pavilion)

2:20 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. New Students meet with Orientation Counselors in designated reporting areas. Group Number and Meeting Area information supplied in August mailing
Parents meet with Academic Deans
Arts & Sciences The Pavilion
Business 
Villanova Room, Connelly Center
Nursing Driscoll Hall, Room 132
Engineering           The Campus Green (Rain Location: Donahue Dining Hall)
3:25 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Parents meet with Orientation Counselors in designated reporting areas. Group Number & Meeting Area information supplied in August mailing.
  New Students meet with Academic Deans
  Arts & Sciences The Pavilion
  Business Villanova Room
Connelly Center
  Nursing Driscoll Hall
Room 132
  Engineering Cinema, Connelly Center
*If you and your parents are planning on attending the Opening Mass at  4:30 p.m. we suggest that you find a meeting spot before Orientation begins at 1:15 p.m.  Students and parents will be separated for the sessions following the University Welcome and it is important to pick a meeting spot to ensure that you are able to locate each other for Mass.
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Opening Mass The Campus Green (Rain Location: The Pavilion)
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Picnic Dinner Mendel Field
(Rain Location: The Pavilion)
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Family and friends depart  
7:00 p.m. New Students meet their Orientation Counselors Please return to your designated reporting area to meet your OC and continue with Orientation activities
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Special Note

Orientation officially begins at 1:15 pm with the Welcoming Addresses in the Pavilion.

Orientation at Villanova