Alumni Association

St. Thomas of Villanova

In-Person Event Cancellations

We have made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone all campus events for the remainder of the semester, including Reunion.

As we explore potential alternatives for Reunion, the Office of Alumni Relations will be in touch directly with those who celebrate milestone reunions this year. We are committed to working with our reunion class volunteers to provide an avenue and timeframe to celebrate this signature event.

We are also cancelling all in-person Advancement and University-sponsored regional events for the rest of this semester. Please note that refunds will be issued as appropriate and in as timely a manner as possible. We thank you in advance for your patience.

 

Upcoming Virtual Resources and Programs

With the uncertainties of this worldwide crisis, many of us are seeking ways to connect with each other, lift one another up, and maintain a sense of normalcy in our day to day routines. We are pleased to continue to offer Online Career Coaching and Career Strategies webinars for our alumni, and The Office of Alumni Relations will be providing additional virtual engagement opportunities through Facebook and the Nova Network. 

 

To support your faith in this time of fasting, prayer and alms giving, Villanova’s Office for Mission and Ministry is offering daily Scripture readings and reflections written by the Villanova community.

Sign up to select from your choice of daily emails or one-time PDF booklet.

Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones, cared for those who are ill or have otherwise been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

In partnership with the Office for Mission and Ministry, we welcome your prayer requests, which will be sent to Campus Ministry and remembered collectively at the praying of the Rosary on Thursdays at 3 p.m. so that you and your loved ones may share in the support of the Villanova community. 

To learn about participating in this weekly prayer and for additional resources for praying during this time, please visit the Campus Ministry website. Prayer requests may be submitted online

 

Many of you have reached out seeking ways to help our students during this crisis, and for that, we are incredibly grateful and find ourselves once again inspired by the caring, mission-driven community that is Villanova. If you would like to have an immediate impact on our students, please make a gift and select the area you would like to support: 

  • Student Emergency Fund: Your gift will provide support to students for living expenses, technology for online learning and other necessities.

  • Tutoring and Learning Support Services: Your gift will allow Villanova’s various academic support centers to continue to deliver the services our students need to complete their courses and learning activities online.

  • Career and Professional Development Services: Your gift will help the Career Center team expand its availability to provide virtual appointments to our students even though they are off-campus.

A Zoom-at-Noon virtual deep dive into successful strategies for each stage of the job-seeking process.

Each webinar includes 40 minutes of presentation from a master's-level career coach followed by 20 minutes of Q&A. All start times are Noon ET. Click the name of the desired topic below to register. 

Do you need personalized career coaching? Access a master's-level career counselor by making your appointment via Handshake, our modern and intuitive Career Service Management Platform. All appointments will be held virtually over Zoom while campus is closed to the public. 

Alumni who have graduated more than one year ago are eligible for up to three coaching sessions per academic year via Experienced Career Services (June 1-May 31) Alumni who have graduated within the past year have unlimited sessions via the University Career Center.

For help accessing Handshake, watch our Alumni Login Instructions video.

We'll be providing additional virtual engagement opportunities through Facebook over the next several weeks. Be sure to follow the Villanova University Alumni Association page and turn on notifications to see our latest posts!


Sunday, March 29: "Virtual Game Watch" Photo Submissions

#NovaNation: Show your love of Villanova Basketball through our Virtual Game Watch Photo Campaign! This Sunday, March 29, CBS will be re-airing the 1985 National Championship game at 1 p.m. ET. Throw on your best Villanova gear, snap a photo of you watching the game at home and submit it at https://vuevents.villanova.edu/gamewatchphotos.

Next week, we’ll post a photo album showcasing all the fans who came together virtually to cheer on our Wildcats. Feel free to share your virtual game watch photos on social media as well using the hashtag #NovaChamps85

 

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