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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENT


The Class of 2022 Commencement celebration will take place the weekend of May 13 and 14. Visit the schedule of events for more details.

ANNOUNCEMENTS, FLOWERS & GRAPHICS

Graduation Announcements
Graduation announcements, thank you notes, and other commemorative items are available via Villanova University through the Bartley Print Center. You can choose customizable printed announcements which include personalized pictures and text. Announcements can be shipped to your home, office, or student mailbox. For ordering information and further details, please visit the iPrint website, grads or family mebmers can create accounts. Contact information: 610-519-5914, or you can also email questions.

Gifts & Flowers
Villanova also partners with an off-campus vendor, The Commencement Group, that offers flower and gift options for graduates.  These can be picked up on campus after the ceremonies or direct shipped.  To see the direct shipping options, please visit their website.  To see the on campus pick up options, please see their order form.

HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

There are plenty of hotels and restaurants options close to Villanova that cater to all price points and atmospheres. 

PARKING

All cars will need a digital Commencement parking pass in order to park on campus on Friday 5/13 and Saturday 5/14. Graduates were allocated two parking passes for designated lots on campus, including I-1, I-2, L-1, L-2, L-3, and W-2. 

Accessible/Handicap Parking

Cars may drop off guests needing assistance near the ceremony venue and then proceed to their designated parking lot. To drop-off at the Campus Green, cars should enter campus via the Main Gate off of Ithan Avenue. To drop-off at the Stadium, cars should enter the stadium at Galberry Hall on Lancaster Avenue. Cars with a state-issued handicap placard will be permitted to park in lots A-2, M-1, or M-2. 

Shuttles

Shuttles will run on Friday 5/13 from 9am-6pm between West Campus and Main Campus. Stops will be the West Campus guard gate and the West Campus Tennis Courts, and at the Connelly Circle (9am-11am only), and at the Bartley Hall Guard Gate  (11am-6pm only). No shuttles will operate on Saturday 5/14.

DINING AND UNIVERSITY SHOP HOURS

Food/Beverage Options 

Dining Services is offering a grab-and-go lunch immediately following the Baccalaureate Mass and prior to the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday 5/13. Reservations Required on VillanovaTix and available in the spring semester.

On-campus à la carte food/beverage options (coffee, water, light refreshements):

  • Friday 5/13: Bartley Exchange Café 7:30am-2:00pm; Holy Grounds @ Connelly 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Saturday 5/14: Bartley Exchange Café 8:30am-2:00pm; Holy Grounds @ Connelly 8:00am-2:00pm

University Shop Hours

  • Friday 5/13 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday 5/14 11:00am-5:00pm

STREAMING INFORMATION

The Class of 2022 Ceremonies will be simulcast live on May 13 and 14.  Please check back for more information regarding simulcast details.

TEXT ALERTS

Register for Commencement Text Alerts. Registration is quick and easy - just text 888777 and type NOVAGRAD.

All students, families and guests can register. You will receive updates regarding parking and traffic, as well as notification should any Commencement events be moved or canceled due to weather or an unexpected circumstance.