Administrative Systems

Welcome to the Villanova University Administrative Support web-site. Administrative systems and applications are maintained and supported by the Enterprise-wide systems division of UNIT. EWS provides information services to the entire Villanova community by maintaining a wide variety of systems that support the academic mission and administrative functions of the University.

Many of the services and systems are enterprise-wide and are used by all members of the University community. Administrative support is also provided to a specific function or department within the University. Policies applicable to these systems are governed by the University Council on Information Technology (UCIT) with input from the Banner Coordination Committee.  

Administrative systems are provided through the enterprise-wide software solution developed by SunGard Higher Ed called Banner, which supports the administrative and business operations of the University. Villanova University implemented the first Banner application in 1994. From that time, Banner has supported and managed student information, faculty services, accounts receivable, financial aid, alumni/development, finance and human resources. Additional university-developed components, such as Parking Registration, have been added to expand Banner's functionality.

In addition to internet-native Banner, a number of self-service features are available through web-based NOVASIS. Students, faculty and advisors, University administrators and staff can access personalized and online University services to conveniently conduct business activities and view important information.

The Banner Coordination User Group is comprised of departmental representatives appointed from each key functional area that use the Banner Information System. Members of this group meet regularly in an effort to coordinate Banner upgrades, discuss any issues reported within their departments, and resolve any upcoming and existing issues in a collaborative manner.

Banner Training

Training is provided for faculty and staff on Internet-Native Banner and Discoverer Reporting. Visit the Training and Workshops section to explore our regularly scheduled offerings.

Once you have selected the class that meets your needs, request a spot in an upcoming session by completing the Class Reservation Request Form.

We also encourage you to explore our Training Resources page, which includes links to our Banner documentation libraries and other Banner-related websites.

Service Request Template

Following is a template to be used for SOP-Project Specifications.

  • SOP-Project Specification

Technology Partners

Villanova University is a member of the Pennsylvania Banner User Group.