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. 

 

The St. Thomas of Villanova Parish welcomes you to celebrate Mass via livestream from the Rosemont Chapel. Please see the schedule below for current Mass times, or visit the Parish website for the most up-to-date information.

  • Monday - Friday: 12:05 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

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

 

Villanovans create positive change everywhere life takes them. In these challenging times, the entire Villanova community — students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni alike — has shown the true power of the Augustinian values of Veritas, Unitas, Caritas.

We want to thank and recognize all those serving on the front lines and offering their time and resources to help others. Read some of the amazing stories we've learned about so far.

Know a positive change-maker? Share your story of a Villanovan making a positive impact in their community.

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.

New and impactful initiatives to support current Villanova students are emerging every day. Below are three easy ways to share your experience, guidance and opportunities with those who need your help most. Please contact ecs@villanova.edu for any questions or concerns.

  • VU Seniors – Class of 2020 is a Group in the Nova Network where alumni, faculty and staff can share advice and resources directly with graduating seniors.

  • #HireNova - Promote your job and internship opportunities to students (and alumni!) by emailing the appropriate Career Center Industry Advisor or hirenova@villanova.edu.

  • Helping Hands (within the Nova Network) is a new initiative that allows Villanova students of all class years to “raise their hands” for help.  Whether they’ve lost their on-site summer internships or just need industry advice, they will reach out to active alumni on the Nova Network who will be prompted to answer their calls for help. 

As the impact of the public health crisis continues to evolve, many Villanova students are now facing unexpected financial burdens. The new reality of online learning, unforeseen travel expenses and uncertainty surrounding future career opportunities is creating a number of challenging circumstances for our students. 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.

  • Graduate Student Hardship Fund: Your gift will help graduate students meet basic needs, including support for living expenses, technology set-up, resources to carry out their research remotely, and other unexpected challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Villanova Law Student Emergency Fund: Your gift will provide critical resources for Villanova Law students as they confront unexpected expenses related to the widespread impact of COVID-19, including technology costs for remote learning, temporary loss of income, and other basic needs.

  • 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.

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!

 

Nova Network - Villanova's social and professional networking platform

Join the Nova Network, Villanova's official social and professional network, to find Villanovans in your industry and local area, discuss career-related topics and access resources for your professional development.