Saturday's Event Schedule for Family Weekend

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SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

TIME & LOCATION DESCRIPTION
9:00 am
The Inn at Villanova

JUNIOR RING BLESSING
Villanovans who purchased a class ring are invited to attend a special Junior Ring Blessing at the newly rennovated Inn at Villanova. Please contact Joseph Citera in the Office of Student Involvement if you still need to RSVP.

Students will pick up their rings at the Junior Ring Blessing. If they don't attend the ceremony, they can pick it up later that day from the Villanova Bookstore.

10:00 am-Noon
Commuter Lounge
Connelly Center
ANNUAL ETHICS UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
Join us for a discussion of work done by Villanova students in their exploration of ethics! 
10:30 am
Villanova Room
Connelly Center
PRESIDENT'S WELCOME
Please join Fr. Peter Donohue, O.S.A., Ph.D. for his comments on the current state and future of Villanva University. Come early to enjoy a free light continental breakfast.
11:00 am
Higgins Soccer Complex
West Campus
MEN'S SOCCER - YOUTH CLINIC
At 11AM, the team will host a youth clinic for children grades 8 and below. Please RSVP to Taylor.Kohler@villanova.edu
 
11:30 am - 12:45 pm KIDS ZONE - MEN'S SOCCER
The kids zone will be open with inflatables, the Nutritious365 Mobile food truck, coloring stations and a visit by Will D. Cat and the cheerleaders.
11:30 am
 
FAMILY WEEKEND INFORMATION SESSION I
Various locations
Sessions will be 45 minutes
     Cinema   
     Connelly Center
 
Office of Education Abroad Information Session
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.
     TBD The Power of the Villanova Network 
Join Villanova's Career Center and Alumni Association to discover how you and your student can leverage the university’s career resources and alumni connections to power up your Villanova experience today and after graduation.
     Curley Exchange 
     Bartley Hall
Business Minor for Non-Business Students 
Students and parents from the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Nursing are invited to learn about opportunities to earn a general business minor through the Villanova School of Business. Both the academic year business minor program and Summer Business Institute allow non-business students to gain fluency and competency in business basics while broadening career opportunities and enhancing professional competence and confidence.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

LUNCH HOUR
Explore Villanova Dining Halls or local area restaurants
 

OFFICE OF INTERCULTURAL AFFAIRS
Location: West Lounge,  Dougherty Hall

Meet our staff and learn about all the opportunities that our Office of Intercultural Affairs provides. All are welcome.

Sign up on Villanova Tix.

  ONE BOOK VILLANOVA LUNCH: IDEAS AND CONVERSATION
Location: Idea Accelerator, Falvey Library
Join us for a unique, intellectual dining experience! The One Book Villanova Committee is sponsoring this lunch to prepare for the arrival of our One Book Speaker for this year’s selection – Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation. This lunch will feature a conversation about the powerful themes raised within this engaging story and then provide an opportunity for discussion with fellow parents and students. Prior reading of the book is not necessary to enjoy this wonderful afternoon of food and conversation. Please go to villanovatix.com to register, call 610.519.4211, or email studentinvolvement@villanova.edu for more information.
1:00 pm
Higgins Soccer Complex
West Campus
MEN'S SOCCER VS MARQUETTE
Join the Wildcats for Youth Day as they take on the Golden Eagles at Higgins Soccer Complex at 1PM. After the game, the team will host a post-game autograph session. Admission is free!
1:30 pm FAMILY WEEKEND INFORMATION SESSION II
Various locations
Sessions will be 45 minutes
     Bartley 1010 Campus Philly
Greater Philadelphia is home to more than 100 colleges and universities and more than 400,000 students. Campus Philly partners with schools across the region so students can explore off-campus activities and arts and culture, pursue internships, make an impact, and connect with other students and campuses! Our Campus Philly 101 presentation will introduce different Philadelphia neighborhoods, suburban communities, and regional attractions, share highlights about each and how to get around, plus some of the free Campus Philly events and programs designed to help students experience the whole region as their campus. Whether you’re a Philly “Jawn” or brand new to the area, this presentation will introduce everything that makes greater Philadelphia the best place in the world to be a college student!
 
2:30 pm FAMILY WEEKEND INFORMATION SESSION III
Various locations
Sessions will be 45 minutes
     Cinema
     Connelly Center
First-year Learning Communities Abroad Summer Internship 
Join us to learn more about the Learning Communities Abroad Summer Internship program which is a unique opportunity for first-year students to earn 6 credits over the summer and complement their classroom learning with an international internship in either London or Dublin.  
     West Lounge
     Dougherty Hall

Social Justice Documentary – West Lounge
Social justice documentary, “POSI+IVE”—produced by students at Villanova University—follows Mandisa Madikane, a black, lesbian, South African woman, as she uses her voice to inspire those battling against the stigmas of HIV, race, and gender.
“As a black woman... you have two strikes against you. One being black and one being a woman." -Sibulele Ntoni

But what if you live in poverty? Another strike. What if you don't conform to typical gender roles? Strike again. What if you have HIV... another strike. Our Films "Posi+ive" aims to amplify the voices who have been oppressed because of their strikes, but still have the power to keep talking.

     Bartley 1010 Campus Philly 
Greater Philadelphia is home to more than 100 colleges and universities and more than 400,000 students. Campus Philly partners with schools across the region so students can explore off-campus activities and arts and culture, pursue internships, make an impact, and connect with other students and campuses! Our Campus Philly 101 presentation will introduce different Philadelphia neighborhoods, suburban communities, and regional attractions, share highlights about each and how to get around, plus some of the free Campus Philly events and programs designed to help students experience the whole region as their campus. Whether you’re a Philly “Jawn” or brand new to the area, this presentation will introduce everything that makes greater Philadelphia the best place in the world to be a college student!
3:00 pm - Kickoff
Riley Ellipse & Campus Green
FAMILY WEEKEND FIELD FESTIVAL
Join Families and their students during the Family Festival taking place on the Riley Elipse and Campus Green from 3pm - until the Villanova Football Game Kickoff, featuring food, beer, wine, giveaways, and carnival entertainment. Complimentary popcorn, pretzels, and ice cream will be available for families. Families are recommended to purchase tickets in advance through Villanovatix, there will be a limited number of tickets at the door. Ticket options will be $15 per person for food and $35 for three beer/wine tickets and food. Kids under 12 are free.  
3:30 pm
A-2 Parking Lot
FOOTBALL WILDCAT WALK
Don’t miss the “Wildcat Walk” which will take place at 3:30PM.  The band, cheerleaders, dance team and twirlers will lead the team through the A-2 parking lot on the way to their locker room in the Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center.  
WEST END ZONE
4:30 pm thru End of 3rd Quarter
 
FOOTBALL FAN FEST
New this year is the Fan Fest in the west end zone, which will open at 4:30PM until the end of the third quarter.  The Fan Fest is located on field level just outside the entrance to the Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center and will have Yuengling beer selections, wine and food available for purchase.  Alcohol sales are limited to this space and fans may not bring their beer and wine into the stadium seating areas.  
6:00 pm
Nova Stadium

VILLANOVA FOOTBALL GAME
Cheer on the Villanova Wildcats at 6:00pm in the Villanova Stadium. Tickets are available for purchase by visiting Villanova.com and clicking on the “Buy Tickets” link in August 2017. As a reminder, student tickets are free! 

Ticket Information
For families attending the Family Weekend Football Game vs. Lafayette, Villanova Athletics issue a complimentary student ticket for your daughter or son to sit with you during the game. Students will need to present both their designated ticket and Wildcard ID at the gate. All Family Weekend orders must be placed online by following the below instructions:

  • Click here (http://ev8.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/EVExecMacro?linkID=villanova&evm=main)  or visit www.villanova.com/tickets
  • Click on Event List
  • Select the Lafayette game under the Football tab
  • Choose “Purchase by Seat” to select your desired seats by clicking available green dots on the map
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and change the seat type of the ticket designated for your student to “PWComp” (Limited to (1) one ticket of this type)
  • Select Continue
  • Select the Delivery Method for the order

Proceed through Checkout process to complete the purchase.

Tailgate Information
There will be no general tailgating permitted in Villanova parking lots, including the Law School parking lot or garages except for season ticket holders who have pre-purchased parking in the Rear Pavilion (A-2) Lot. This is due in part to campus construction as well as a general lack of surface lot parking to accommodate open tailgating. Please enjoy the Field Festival on Family Weekend, where food and alcohol will be available.

7:00 and 9:00 pm 
Cinema
Connelly Center
Late Night Movie - Beauty and the Beast
Two showings, 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Cinema in the Connelly Center
Family Phun in Philadelphia logo
NJ Aquarium Poster

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Art Museum

Constitution Center

Constitution Center