Friday's Event Schedule for Parents Weekend

Sample of PAST Friday Events

Time & Location


NOON - 8:00 pm
Presidents Lounge
Connelly Center
Parents Weekend Information Center
Stop by the Parents Weekend Information Center in the President's Lounge for information on Philadelphia and Main Line area restaurants, attractions and entertainment.
NOON - 2:00 pm

Commuter House Call Luncheon
House Call is designed to reach out to Freshman students in order to support positive developments, isolate potential problems and reinforce the sense of Villanova as a caring and welcoming community. Attend this event for Freshmen Commuters be eligible to win exciting prizes. 

Devon Room
Connelly Center

NOON - 6:00 pm Junior Ring Pick up
Connelly Center, Main Lobby
Balfour Ring Company Table

Parent University Early Bird Sessions

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm














EARLY BIRD SESSIONS - Various Locations

Everyone Drinks at Villanova… or Do They?
3:00 pm – Driscoll 134

You’ve seen them accomplish so many milestones…their first words, their first steps, driving a car, graduating high school…but we’d like to add one to YOUR list of accomplishments as a Villanova parent: successfully navigating the discussion about making healthy, responsible choices regarding alcohol. The evidence is overwhelming: 77% of college students identify parents as their leading influence, even when it comes to decisions around alcohol use.  Join the Director of Health Promotion and the Dean of Students for a discussion about how you can effectively leverage your influence as parents and how Villanova can help you accomplish it.

"Before We Sleep” Social Justice Documentary
3:00 pm –Connelly Center Cinema

The film, written and produced by students from a Social Justice Documentary course in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is set against backdrop of traditional India, an impoverished community that unites to overcome issues of abuse, alcoholism and hopelessness.  

Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety
3:00pm – West Lounge, Dougherty Hall

Our prospective on life greatly impacts stress and anxiety responses,. Learn how to create a personalized holistic plan to balance your life. Meet Robert Butera, a Ph.D. author of Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety, and pick uyp a signed copy of this new release!

Francis, Family, and the Face of Mercy
3:00pm –East Lounge, Dougherty Hall

Where and in what way do we discover and experience the loving presence of God in our lives? Mercy, Pope Francis says, is “the bridge that connects God and humanity, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forever despite our limitations.” That bridge is made concrete in and through the experience of Christ’s love and forgiveness, something we experience primarily in our family but also in the mystery of nature.  Recognizing that we all have been treated with mercy by God, the Pope said, Christians are called to treat others with mercy. 

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Office of Education Abroad Information Session
4:00pm – Cinema, Connelly Center

Learn from Villanova students about their experiences in semester abroad programs and find out how your son or daughter can take advantage of these exciting educational opportunities.

Fostering Creativity 
4:00pm - Driscoll 134

Internationally recognized fiction writer Alan Drew and poet Lisa Sewell will share their experiences as writers and professors of creative writing, and lead students and parents in a creative writing exercise.

Keeping our Students Safe: Panel Discussion on campus
4:00pm – East Lounge, Dougherty Hall

Villanova Public Safety is concerned about the safety and welfare of its students, faculty and staff, and visitors, and is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. Come to hear a little about the history and evolution of the Jeanne Clery Security Act. This  workshop will also discuss some of the policies and procedures in place that are designed to help protect students on campus. Come to ask questions you may have regarding staying safe on campus.Moms and Daughters please stay after the session for a quick 15 minute demo of the self defense class offered on campus.

Getting Involved on Campus – Office of Student Involvement
4:00pm  – West Lounge, Dougherty Hall

Staff members from Student Life will be on hand to discuss the process of getting more involved on campus and answering any questions you may have.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner on Your Own
Villanova or Philadelphia area

LateNight at Villanova - Family Style!

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm,
Connelly Center

Experience a typical weekend night at Villanova! The LateNight at Villanova program offers entertainment for students every Friday and Saturday night in the Connelly Center. We’ve decided to tailor this night’s entertainment to the whole family!
Free admission includes entertainment, soft drinks, and desserts!

5:30 pm, 8:00 pm AND 10:00 pm

Inside Out
presented by Campus Activities Team (CAT) Films Committee 
Free for all students and family members!
Connelly Center
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Parents Dessert & Ice Cream Reception
Lower Level
Connelly Center
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm A Capella Showcase
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Villanova Room, Connelly Center
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm Feud Game Show
Villanova Room
Connelly Center