Center for Graduate Research and Education

Photo collage of four images of Villanova graduate students. From left to right: student smiling in Law Library; two students walking and conversing in Bartley Hall;  student-researcher working with lab equipment; and two students posing for photo at Commencement.

Welcome to the Center for Graduate Research and Education (Grad Center)! Villanova's graduate student population is a sizable and diverse one, composed of more than 3,500 full-time, part-time, on-campus and online students.

Here in the Grad Center, we are committed to supporting the excellence of graduate education and our work is centered on enhancing the graduate and law student experience at Villanova.  


Three students walking across campus

The Grad Center is a student-centered office dedicated to supporting and promoting all of Villanova’s graduate and law students. We provide a strategic, comprehensive, university-wide voice for graduate students and programs at Villanova, grounded in the University’s Augustinian identity, mission and values.

Understanding that graduate students enhance the undergraduate experience, the research enterprise and the Villanova community, we work to ensure that these relationships are reciprocal.



Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission as a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education. The Grad Center furthers this commitment by developing robust mechanisms and programs that cultivate a more inclusive and supportive graduate student culture—both on campus and online—and by fostering equity across the graduate student population. 


Grad Center Programs & Events

Student presenting as part of Villanova's 3MT presentation


Graduate Student Groups

Graduate students pose for photo after participating in St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service.


Personal Life & Well-Being

Two students in conversation.



Academic Support

Two students in conversation in the Writing Center.



Two student-researchers working in a laboratory.


Career & Professional Development

Student presenting her poster at Villanova's Research Symposium.



The Villanova University Center for
Graduate Research and Education
Vasey Hall, Suite G13 (ground floor)
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Email the Grad Center
Phone: 610-519-3560

VU Grad Friends and Alumni!

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