Year-End Thank You Message: Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA

Villanova University is planning a full academic and residential year for students entering in the Class of 2025 and for our current students. While local and national public health and safety guidelines may necessitate some changes to schedules, physical spaces and events to ensure the health of everyone on campus, Villanova pledges to build on the successes and lessons of the 2020-21 academic year and once again create a safe environment – in the classroom, the residence halls and beyond – to offer the dynamic, welcoming and unique spirit that defines the Villanova experience.



COVID-19 has touched every part of our University, and Villanova affirms that as a diverse and inclusive community, we must support and respect all individuals who are impacted by it. Our Augustinian Catholic mission calls us to care for all people and honor our enduring commitments to the common good. Our pursuit of truth leaves absolutely no room for harboring stereotypes or prejudice. We denounce any such attitudes and behaviors, and urge all Villanovans to treat others with respect, care and empathy.