Saturday's Event Schedule for Parents Weekend

Saturday, September 20, 2014

For the latest information on traffic/parking and for emergency updates, please text VU EVENT to 411-912. Parking fees for the Main Lots have been waived this weekend. 

Time & Location Description
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Connelly Center
Parents Weekend Information Center
Stop by the Parents Weekend Information Center for information on weekend events including Philadelphia and Main Line area restaurants, attractions and entertainment.
9:00 am
Villanova Room
Connelly Center
President's Welcome
Parents are invited to join University President Reverend Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A. for his remarks on the current state of Villanova University. A continental breakfast will be available free of charge.

10:00 am

10:00 am 

10:30 am

10:30 am

Open House in the Office for Undergraduate Students, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

First Floor,St. Augustine Center

Parent University

Session I

Office of Education Abroad Information Session

10:00am - Cinema, Connelly Center

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

Business Minor Programs: SBI and Academic Year Business Minor   

10:00am —Bartley Hall 1001

Students and parents from the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Nursing are invited to learn more about the business minor programs offered by the Villanova School of Business. Both the Academic Year Business Minor and SBI programs allow non-business students to enhance academic credentials and broaden career opportunities.

Undergraduate Research Fellows Program Information Session

10:00am – Bartley Hall 1010

The Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellows (VURF) program provides funding to highly motivated Villanova undergraduates from all disciplines engaged in independent research projects in collaboration with Villanova faculty mentors.  Former VURF students have gone on to receive recognition from prestigious scholarship programs such as the Fulbright, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Udall Scholarship, and Goldwater Scholarship. Most of our former fellows are now pursuing graduate degrees, medical degrees and law degrees.  For this panel discussion, we will feature 4-6 VURF students and their faculty mentors discussing their research and how it has contributed to their academic experience and to supporting their future goals.

Your Student's Social Media Experience & Professional Identity Online

10:00am – Bartley 2001

Join Kevin Grubb, Associate Director for Digital Media & Assessment at Villanova's Career Center, as he demonstrates ways your student can get active with the Villanova community on social media. Kevin will explain social media basics while also highlighting specific Twitter accounts to follow, LinkedIn groups to join and hashtags that often collect a conversation about what's happening around the "NovaNation."

Off-Campus Housing

10:00am  – Driscoll 134

Staff members from Student Life will be on hand to discuss the process of moving off-campus and to answer any questions you may have.

15th Annual Ethics Symposium

Second Floor, Connelly Center

Sixth Annual VSB Global Accounting Firms Case Competition

Bartley 1011

11:00 am

Parent University
Session II

Majors and Careers:  Helping Your Daughter/Son Navigate Career Choices    

11:00am —Villanova Room, Connelly Center

Join Nancy Dudak, Executive Director of the Career Center, to learn about the many resources on campus that can help your child with this decision and how you can lend a supportive and constructive ear when they are making their decisions. 

Virtual Reality in a C.A.V.E: Travel the World without leaving the Classroom

11:00am – Bartley Hall 2010

Discover the fascinating world of Virtual Reality and the research which led to the largest grant ever received by Villanova University from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Frank Klassner, Department of Computing Science, will discuss his work on immersive video for telepresence applications as well as computer-generated graphics for 3D visualization.

Backpack-to-Briefcase: Professional Development at the Villanova School of Business

11:00am – Bartley Hall 1001

Learn how we begin to prepare students for life after Villanova from the minute they step on campus as a freshman. Gain an understanding of the resources available to students, our unique Backpack-to Briefcase program, and support for securing internship and CoOps.

Power of the NovaNetwork: How 116,000 Villanova Alumni Can Help You

11:00am  – Falvey Library 211

Students: Don’t wait for graduation - Tap into the power of the NovaNetwork now! Parents: Discover how you can take advantage of all the Villanova University Alumni Association has to offer no matter where you live. Network with members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, learn about programs around the world and sign up for online resources. Register today: CLICK HERE to register!

One Book Villanova – Parents Book Club Discussion

11:00am – Falvey Library

Join us for a discussion of The Other Wes Moore, the 2014-2015 One Book Villanova selection. The One Book Villanova Program is designed to have a campus-wide program to engage all members of the university community – including parents, students, faculty, alumni - in reading and discussion of an important contemporary book. This session has provided some great discussion in the past, so plan on joining us!

12:30 pm
Villanova Stadium

Villanova Wildcats Football vs. James Madison
Please CLICK HERE to order tickets OR
call the Athletics Ticket Office at 610-519-4100 if you have any questions. 

For the latest information on traffic/parking and for emrgency updates, please text VU EVENT to 411-912.

1:00 pm
West Campus
Men's Soccer vs Monmouth
Free Admission
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CAT Best of Philly Trip to the Art Museum
(Tickets are on sale at
7:00 pm
9:00 pm
Connelly Center
Campus Activities Team (CAT) Films Committee presents Maleficent
Free for all students and family members!
Kevin Spacey

Parents Weekend 
An Evening With Kevin Spacey

9:00 pm - The Pavilion

The Campus Activities Team is pleased to welcome to campus one of the hottest names in entertainment. Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey will be here to give an insightful, inspirational and humorous talk on his life, his work and the creative process. He will also participate in an interactive Q &A with the audience.

Tickets are available in South Stands only
- please go to to purchase tickets.