ON-CAMPUS LIVING AT VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
Living and learning among friends is one of the hallmarks of an Augustinian education. Here at Villanova University, we see living in community as a unique experience – one that encourages you as you develop and deepen relationships, pursue your passions, prepare for life beyond the University – all in a supportive, welcoming environment.
The Office for Residence Life at Villanova University strives to create a welcoming residential community while maintaining a comfortable and safe environment for students residing on campus.
We're excited you're considering Villanova! Here are a few things to know about living on campus here:
BUILDINGS ON MAIN, SOUTH AND WEST CAMPUSES
TRADITIONAL RESIDENCE HALLS
RESIDENTS PER BUILDING
ON-CAMPUS DINING FACILITIES
COMMUNITAS LEARNING COMMUNITIES
One-third of Villanova's first-year students choose COMMUNITAS living and learning communities, which offer the opportunity to thrive through meaningful conversation and intentional community-building inside and outside the classroom. Students who select COMMUNITAS:
- Live together in community in a residence hall on South Campus.
- Are enrolled in a one-credit Communitas course designed around a specific theme that meets weekly throughout the first year.
- Take an Augustine and Culture Seminar (ACS) class designed specifically for Communitas with the same students from your theme.
Students who are admitted to the University as a “resident” are guaranteed three consecutive years (six consecutive semesters) of on-campus housing, beginning with the Fall semester of the academic year of their admission. Students who forego a semester(s) of housing for any reason (i.e. participation in a study abroad or internship program, deferred acceptance) are not guaranteed an additional semester(s) of housing in their fourth year.
Housing for a fourth year is not guaranteed, except to students who are admitted to the University with Presidential or certain scholarships that specifically guarantee a fourth year of housing. There is an annual housing lottery for seniors interested in on-campus housing. On-campus housing is limited, and typically, housing is available for one-third of the senior class.
RESIDENTIAL LIVING AT VILLANOVA
Approximately 5,300 undergraduate students live in 31 on-campus residence halls located throughout campus. There are 17 traditional residence halls and 14 apartment style halls reserved for upper-class students.
First-year students may be housed in any section of campus, including South, West and Main campuses.
First-year students are housed by gender on each wing or floor. Residence halls are typically co-educational as a whole.
First-year students may be housed in single, double, triple or quad rooms.