LIFELONG LEARNING

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Make Villanova your first stop for personal and professional growth. 

Villanovans are intellectually curious global citizens whose love of learning does not end at graduation. Leverage the programs and expertise available to you through the University to gain new knowledge, upskill, innovate, lead and thrive throughout your life.   

The Alumni Association is committed to supporting your pursuit of inspiration and new ideas. The offerings listed here will continue to evolve, just like you.


 

Professional Networks

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Boost your professional development, share best practices and network with Villanovans.

Alumni Travel Program

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Explore destinations around the world while connecting with Villanova alumni, family and friends.

Virtual Book Club

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Engage with fellow Villanovans online to discuss books across a variety of genres and topics.

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Lifelong Learning Speaker Series

In this inaugural Lifelong Learning series, co-hosted by the Villanova University Alumni Association (VUAA), Office of Sustainability and College of Professional Studies (CPS), attendees will learn how to achieve an ethos of sustainable living focused on the Augustinian perspective, as well as hear how Villanova is responding to this call through the Rooted. Restless. Strategic Plan. 

Register for an in-person kickoff event on campus on Wednesday, April 24, followed by seven weeks of virtual sessions that will cover key sustainability concepts and everyday actions that each of us can take to do our part.

Learning Opportunities

College of Professional Studies Professional Education for Alumni

As a Villanova alum, you have the opportunity to enhance your expertise and advance your career with non-credit professional education certificate programs and courses through the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at a special alumni tuition rate.

Graduate Education

Ignite the spark that moves you forward in your career through one of Villanova’s graduate programs, including PhD, master’s degree and pre and post-master’s certificate programs.

Continuing Law Education Credit Programs

Throughout the year, Villanova Law offers a series of in-person and virtual CLE (continuing legal education) courses. Our CLEs help participants learn about legal issues in the news and enhance their lawyering skills. They also provide professional development and networking opportunities. These one-hour programs are free to attend and you do not need to be an attorney or Villanova Law graduate to attend. Villanova Law processes Pennsylvania CLE credits and provides a certificate of completion for those seeking credit in other states. 

Personal Enrichment Senior Citizen Program

The College of Professional Studies (CPS) is committed to being a resource for lifelong learning and offers the opportunity for individuals aged 65 and above to attend undergraduate-level courses at Villanova University on a space-available basis. For questions, email the CPS team or call 610-519-4300.

The Villanova University Alumni Association and the Villanova University Career Center have partnered to offer sophisticated, flexible career management for alumni of all ages and at all stages of their careers

Services and resources include support for resume writing and interviewing, job opportunities targeted to alumni, individual career coaching, virtual events on a variety of topics, cohort-based programs and the Nova Network—our Villanova-exclusive professional network.

Falvey Subscriptions

Villanova alumni may apply annually for borrowing privileges and on-site access to subscription databases through Falvey Library. There are currently no fees for these courtesy membership privileges. If interested, please apply at the Service Desk on the first floor of Falvey Library. For questions, call 610-519-4270.

John and Joan Mullen Center for the Performing Arts

Villanova’s new Center for the Performing Arts is a hub for performances, creativity, engagement and exploration for the University’s performing arts community. Come to campus to enjoy offerings from Villanova Theatre, as well as student groups across vocal, instrumental and dance styles.  

Villanova University Art Gallery

Located on the second floor of the Connelly Center, the Villanova University Art Gallery exhibits culturally diverse works of power and excellence by established, nontraditional and emerging artists from around the world. All exhibits are open to the public and are free of charge.


Don't see something that fits your interests or availability? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations to discuss potential opportunities.