Academic Support for Athletics



Our mission in the Office of Academic Support for Athletics is to provide supplemental academic support for all varsity student-athletes at Villanova University in a manner that addresses their unique academic needs.

Primary academic advising and support are received from the faculty advisor assigned to each student-athlete from his or her home college, school or department. Academic progress will be monitored constantly to assure that NCAA and university rules and regulations are met and progress is being made towards graduation. The Academic Support staff will act as a liaison between the academic and athletic communities and address any problems that may arise. The Tutorial Assistance Program and the Tiered Mentoring Program, provided by the Office of Academic Support, insure academic success for all student-athletes.

Important Dates

Tuesday, November 25: Thanksgiving Recess Begins after Class

Tuesday, December 9: Follow Friday Class Schedule

Thursday, December 11: Last Day of Class

Friday, December 12: Reading Day (no Classes or Final Exams)

December 13-19: Final Exams (no Exams on Sunday, December 14)

Monday, December 22: Final Grades Due

Monday, January 12: Spring Classes Begin


Final Exams are Saturday, December 13 - Friday, December 19 (no finals on Sunday, December 14).  Please check the final exam schedule to verify the date, time and location of your finals FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE.

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

The ARC is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Villanova Stadium pressbox. 


Sunday-Thursday:  4:00pm-10:00pm

Writing Tutor:  Sunday-Thursday:  7:00pm-10:00pm

October 2014 Student-Athlete of the Month

Emmalee Meyer

Congratulations to Emma Meyer of the Women’s Soccer team for being named October's Student-Athlete of the Month! Emma is a sophomore Chemical Engineering major with a 3.62 GPA. Emma was named Big East Defensive Player of the Week after totaling 11 saves in 200 minutes, stopping all four shots faced at Creighton and rejecting all seven shots against Seton Hall, including one in overtime, to preserve the 0-0 draw. Emma was also named Philly Soccer News Women’s College Player of the Week. The women's soccer team plays tonight in the Big East Quarterfinal against St. John's at 7:00 pm.

Jessica Wamala of Women's Basketball Earns the Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Jessica Wamala was one of the 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars recipients. Jessica joins Nnenna Lynch and Becky Spies as the only other Villanova student-athletes to receive the award. In May of 2013, Jessica graduated magna cum laude with a triple major in Political Science, Arab and Islamic studies, and Global Interdisciplinary Studies. In May 2014, Jessica received her MA in Political Science. Prior to receiving the Rhodes Scholarship, Jessica received the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and the Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship, and was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Fraternity for Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Jessica was also a Rangel Scholar and interned at the US Embassy Belgrade in Serbia, as well as the State Department Office’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Jessica also does substantial volunteering with the homeless in Philadelphia.

Jessica was a member of the Women’s Basketball team and was co-captian of the team in 2013-14. Jessica will be studying modern middle eastern studies at the University of Oxford in England to prepare for a career in Foreign Service as a political officer. 

Contact Us

Villanova University
Academic Support for Athletics

Jake Nevin Fieldhouse
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.7719
Fax: 610.519.6884

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