Career Fair Logistics/Directions

Villanova University's Fall 2015 Career Fair
The Pavilion

For our recruiting organizations, this page provides all of the details you'll need to get to and from the fairs. We look forward to having you on campus with us!

Please arrive no earlier than 12pm on September 9. The fair will begin and end promptly at times advertised. We encourage you to arrive at the fair with enough time to set up before we open the doors to Villanova students and alumni. Each table is 6' X 30"

We thank you for your interest in this event for recruiting at Villanova University. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 610-519-4060 or careerfairs@villanova.edu. We look forward to your visit to campus at the fair!

If you would like to ship fair materials to us ahead of time, please have supplies delivered on weekdays before September 2. Supplies must arrive to the Career Center by September 2 to ensure delivery to the fair.

Ship to:

Beth Cahill
Career Center, Garey Hall, Room 117
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699

Prior to the fair, your organization's designated contact person will be notified by email that your supplies have been received.  Your materials will be on your career fair table in the Pavilion when you arrive for the fair.

The event will be held in the Connelly Center, which is labeled #42 on our campus map.

By Car:

From New York and New England: Take the New Jersey Turnpike (95) to Exit 6 (Pennsylvania Turnpike (276) Exit). Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (276) Westbound to Exit 20 (Mid-County Interchange) I-476 South/Chester. Follow I-476 South to Exit 13 (Villanova/St. Davids). At the bottom of ramp turn right onto Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue. Proceed east on Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) for one-half mile and at the fifth traffic light you will see Villanova's main parking lot on the right. Turn into the parking lot at this light and park your car. If you need to drop off supplies - see below. The career fairs will be held in the Conelly Center (#9 on the map).

From the West: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (76) to Exit 326 - Valley Forge (formerly Exit 24). Take I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) to Exit 331A (I-476 South/Chester) to Exit 13 (US 30 St. Davids/Villanova) to Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue. At the bottom of ramp turn right onto Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue. Proceed east on Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) for one-half mile and at the fifth traffic light you will see Villanova's main parking lot on the right. If you need to drop off supplies - see below. The career fairs will be held in the Conelly Center (#9 on the map).

From the South: Take I-95 North to Exit 7 (I-476 (Blue Route) North-Plymouth Meeting). Take I-476 (Blue Route) North to Exit 13 (Villanova/St. Davids) Lancaster Avenue) to Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue. Bear right at the light and proceed east on Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) for one-half mile and at the forth traffic light you will see Villanova's main parking lot on the right. Turn into the parking lot at this light and park your car. If you need to drop off supplies - see below. The career fairs will be held in the Connelly Center (#9 on the map).

By Train/Trolley:

Via Regional Rail: Take AMTRAK to 30th Street Station in Center City Philadelphia. Take SEPTA's Regional Rail Line, Paoli/Thorndale to Villanova Station - directly on campus.

By Plane:

Arrange to fly into Philadelphia International Airport, which is located 25 minutes from the Villanova campus. From the airport you have three options:

Rental Car (or other private transportation): When leaving the airport, follow the signs for I-95 South. Take I-95 South to Exit 7 (I-476 (Blue Route) North-Plymouth Meeting). Take I-476 (Blue Route) North to Exit 13 (US 30 - St. Davids/Villanova). Proceed east on Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) for one-half mile and at the fifth traffic light you will see Villanova's main parking lot on the right. Turn right on to Ithan Avenue and park in either lot on the right or left of Ithan Avenue. If you need to drop off supplies - see below. The careers fair will be held in the Connelly Center (#9 on the map).

Train: Ask the attendant at the airport baggage counter to direct you to the train station. Purchase a combination ticket to the Villanova Station. All trains (including the SEPTA's Regional Rail Line, R1 (Airport Line) go to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. At 30th Street, change trains and board the SEPTA's Regional Rail Line, R5 (Paoli Local) train to Villanova Station - directly on campus.

Main Line Airport Service:  This limousine service runs direct from Philadelphia International Airport to Villanova University. For more information, phone 610-525-0513.

Click here for a list of Area Hotels.

A campus parking permit will be sent to your organization's main contact. If you cannot locate a parking permit, notify us by emailing careerfairs@villanova.edu. Fold and place the parking permit on your vehicle's dashboard after parking your car in the main lot across Lancaster Avenue. The event will be held in the Pavilion (#42 on the map). If you are bringing supplies to campus please drop them off at the employer supply drop-off location (see below for additional information). A limited number of handicap parking spaces are available at the Pavilion. Please contact careerfairs@villanova.edu for access.

A shuttle will be provided for your convenience with pick-up and drop-off areas at either end of our Main Lot. If you do not ship your materials before the career fair, please drop off your supplies at the Pavilion before parking your car in the Main Lot.

Instructions: Follow the directions to campus as listed. Instead of making a right into the parking lot, you should proceed to the next light and make a left onto Ithan Avenue. Make a right at the second entrance where you can pull into the drop off area right outside the Pavilion and unload your car. After dropping off your supplies, proceed back Lancaster Avenue and park in the Main Parking lot.

  1. Employer check-in will begin at 12pm on September 9.
  2. You will receive your table assignment at the check-in area. Please be sure to deposit your business card in the basket provided. We will raffle off a few gifts for our employer participants.
  3. Each table is 6' X 30" in size. 
  4. Electrical access will be provided to those organizations that requested it when they completed their online registration.
  5. Food and beverages will be provided throughout the day.

FedEx is the preferred vendor for Villanova University, but for your convenience we offer UPS and DHL. You must fill out the air bill with the company account number.

Fed Ex - shipping slips are available at the career fair or you may use your preprinted labels for any service.

UPS - Employers may use preprinted labels when shipping packages from the career fair. You may ship by either ground or air if you use a preprinted label. There is a $5 service fee for Ground packages shipped with a hand written form. 2nd Day Air packages shipped with the hand written form do not have to pay the service fee.

DHL - shipping slips are available at the career fair

To facilitate proper handling of packages, please complete all paperwork and keep the customer copy with tracking number for your records.

For Emergencies:

Should you need to contact our office the day of the fair, please call our reception number, 610-519-4060.

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