Friends of Villanova Program

Registration and Program Overview

The Friends of Villanova program is offered by Villanova University to our neighbors in Radnor Township and select neighborhoods in Lower Merion Township that are contiguous to our main campus.

Residents of Radnor and select areas of Lower Merion may, for an annual fee of $60, access University facilities such as the Fitness Center at the Davis Center and the Pavilion Pool, on a limited recreational basis. 

Please visit to complete an application for membership. Please allow 3-5 business days for staff to complete the review and verification process. Once the process is complete, you will be notified of your status via email. 

Once your membership application is approved, you will be prompted to come to the Wildcard Office located on campus in Dougherty Hall (building #23 on the map) to verify your address and pick up your Friends of Villanova card. 

Please note: 

  • Walk-in membership registrations and renewals are not available. You must initiate the registration process via the online portal.
  • As a reminder, eligibility for the Friends of Villanova program is limited to residents of Radnor Township and select neighborhoods in Lower Merion Township that are contiguous to campus.
  • All members must fill out their own registration form. All members must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible. Members must be present to pick up their Wildcards. Wildcards will not be issued to anyone other than the named member. 
  • The annual membership fee is $60 per member. If approved, the fee is due when you pick up your Friends of Villanova card at the Wildcard Office.
  • Address verification and Friends of Villanova card pick-up take place in the Wildcard Office located on campus in Dougherty Hall (building #23 on the map).
  • Parking for Friends of Villanova is available in the I-1 Garage, located at Ithan and Lancaster Avenues. ADA parking is available in the A-2 lot behind Finneran Pavilion.
  • A $10 replacement fee will be charged for lost Wildcards. 

All updates, including hours of operation and facility availability, will be communicated via email, on our website, and Facebook page,

Please contact Hally Ammons at 610.519.7455 or with questions.


Fitness Center - Davis Center for Athletics and Fitness

Visit the Fitness Center website for hours of operation and group exercise information. 

*Users must be 18 years of age or older and must have a valid Friends of Villanova card.


Aquatic Facility - Pavilion Pool

Visit the Aquatics Department website for pool hours.

*Please be advised that the Pavilion Pool is closed for recreational swim during the summer.
*Users must be 18 years of age or older and must have a valid Friends of Villanova card

Due to the high volume of student usage, Friends of Villanova will have limited access to the Fitness Center in the Davis Center  and the Pavilion Pool when Fall and Spring semester classes are in session.

Fitness Center - Fall Semester Hours, Effective August 23rd 

  • Monday -Thursday: 7-11AM and 8PM – 12AM
  • Fridays: 7-11AM
  • Saturdays: 10AM – 6PM
  • Sundays: 10AM – 12AM

For all membership questions during this time, please contact Hally Ammons, Assistant Director for Government & Community Relations at 610-519-7455 or

Pavilion Pool

Recreational Swim will return on Monday, August 28th. Hours for recreational swim are below: 

Start Date: August 28th, 2023

End Date: December 11th, 2023

The below hours are subject to change:

M, W, F 8 AM - 12:45 PM

Tu, Th 9 AM - 1 PM

*Please note that there will be no Rec Swim on the following dates, and that these dates may be updated throughout the semester:*

9/4/23 (Labor Day)

10/9/23 - 10/13/23 (Fall Break)

11/21/23 Rec Swim Ends at 11:30 for Varsity Competition

11/22/23 - 11/24/23 (Thanksgiving Break)

Wildcard Office

Effective Tuesday, September 5th, the Wildcard Office will be open on the following schedule:

Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 4PM*

**Please note that during the Davis Center closure, the Wildcard Office will pause processing memberships in person so that membership terms are not interrupted. Regular operations for members will begin on Tuesday, September 5th.** 

Current hours of operation are posted on the Villanova Recreation website, Wildcard Office website and the Villanova Aquatics website. Please contact Hally Ammons at with questions. 

Available Parking: The I-1 parking garage on the corner of Lancaster Avenue and Ithan Avenue is the on-campus parking option for Friends of Villanova using campus facilities or attending a campus event. 

ADA parking is located at Finneran Pavilion.

Parking Information: 

  • The first hour in the I-1 garage will be free of charge.
  • Current parking rates after the first hour may be found at Villanova's Parking and Transportation website.
  • Upon entry to the I-1 garage, pull a ticket and park on any of the first 3 floors. A pay machine accepting cash and credit is located by the Main Pedestrian Entrance/Exit on Floor 2. Exit Lanes only accept credit.