All students and employees of Villanova University receive a University approved personal website. Once a student pays the initial acceptance deposit, he/she receives a sealed letter with VU ID and password information for email and web accounts, This letter includes additional account information., Employees, once they have been hired, receive a sealed letter containing VU ID and password information.
User Personal Sites
All students and employees of Villanova University receive a University approved personal website. The website url format is: http://www.homepage.villanova.edu/firstname.lastname where first and last name match the users email. In a few cases a middle initial is included. Site owners log in using their VU ID and password to edit the site.
Editing Your Homepages
FrontPage is no longer a supported software. We are recommending the use of Microsoft Expression Web, which is the sucessor to the FrontPage software.
To make maintenance and troubleshooting easier and more streamlined, we have installed this software on the vDesktop and CitrixWeb. This allows you to edit your site remotely and 'on-the-go', and not be tied down to using one computer. Using the instructions attached below, you will be able to log in and use the software.
Please Note: You also have the option to download Expression Web to your desktop. However, we are supporting usage of the software on the vDesktop or CitrixWeb environments so that each user has consistent experiences, and can work with the software regardless of the type of computer or operating system being used. UNIT support and assistance only includes connecting to your website using the software as described.
For More Advanced Editing
If you have a different site editing software preference, and that software does not have WebDAV integration, we recommend that you use the WebDAV client, CyberDuck, to connect to WebDAV. CyberDuck will also be found on the vDesktop within the Academic Apps folder.
Also, for more information please review our personal web site policy.
Download the instructions below to connect to your site through Expression Web.