Events for Parents and Families

Parents Weekend

Parents Weekend is a special time when parents of new students, and not so new students, get to visit the campus with the start of a new season in mid-late September each year.  Some events that could be scheduled for this weekend are a Villanova football game, soccer game, the Senior Breakfast, the Junior Ring Ceremony, special sessions offered by Career Services, performances by our student musical and dance groups, Friday night entertainment and special Philadelphia area group trips.  View the Parents Weekend Web Page for general information and dates.

Saturday Evening special program tickets go on sale in August - check back for specific ticket information.

New Student Send-Offs

New Student Send-Offs are coordinated by the Office of University Admission and the Villanova University Alumni Association.  These gatherings help make the college transition a little easier by giving you the opportunity to meet classmates and learn more about Villanova University in the summer before they arrive in August.

New Student Orientation

Villanova’s Orientation is a four day program in which new students get to familiarize themselves with both academic and student life at Villanova. During the program, Academic Deans, faculty, students, and Student Life administrators meet formally and informally with the new students. These meetings will answer questions, address concerns, and highlight the wide variety of services and activities available at Villanova for students. Read all about Orientation and the many exciting and very special events planned for our new students.


Commencement and the weeks leading to it will be busy and rewarding.  Our students' accomplishment of fulfilling their degree requirements and becoming a transformed individual from when they arrived four, short, years ago -- seem almost impossible.  This Commencement Weekend is meant to honor and acknowledge each of our graduates. Our many closing events always bring a mix of emotions and hopes of a successful future for our graduates.  The schedule of events for this weekend will be mailed to the address on record for the graduate, but you may also view the Commencement web site from time to time for updates and information.


Send a Birthday or Holiday Cake to your Student!
Cake orders can be delivered to your student's room on campus. 

Parents Weekend
September 18-20. 2015

Junior Ring Blessing
September 20, 2015
Blessing at Mass
Recipients reception to follow.
Check back for more details.

Pope Francis Visits Philly
World Meeting of Families
September 24 through 27

Hotel and Saturday Show Info


Parents Weekend presents An Evening with Steve Harvey, Saturday, September 19, 9 pm, in the Pavilion. Tickets go on sale Aug. 28, 11 am, CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE TICKET PURCHASES or in 108 Dougherty with cash or wildcard!  

One Book Villanova Logo

The 2015-2016 Villanova One Book Selection for this year is The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande.

Visit our One Book Villanova website for upcoming events, information on ordering the book, past selections and program information.

Upcoming Events

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Commencement Weekend
New Student Orientation