Image of students carrying boxes during move in day

The calendar has been adjusted to lower the chance of exposing the campus community to outside sources of viral infection by reducing travel to and from campus and limiting major events with large crowds.


All residential students can elect to drop off items early during a selected appointment time. Additionally, Villanova will expand move-in to multiple days, reducing congestion and supporting physical distancing in residence halls. First-year students will be assigned move-in appointment times on Aug. 11 or 12, based on the first letter of their last name. Returning students will select move-in times on Aug. 14-16.

Jul 31-Aug 9

Optional Drop-Off of Items
Available to All Students

Aug 11-12

First-Year Student Move-In
Last Name A-L: Aug. 11
Last Name M-Z: Aug. 12

Aug 14-16

Returning Student Move-In






Aug 12

Charles Widger School of Law Orientation Begins

Aug 13-16

Undergraduate New Student Orientation

Aug 17

Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law Classes Begin

*Health, Safety, Tuition and Fees

In preparation for our community’s return to campus this fall, Villanova has established health and safety requirements consistent with prevailing CDC and other guidance to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on campus. These campus-wide measures will include temperature checks, social distancing, wearing masks or other facial coverings, using PPE, not reporting to work or class if symptomatic, getting tested, and quarantining or isolating as necessary. 

Following these protocols will help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at Villanova, but we want you to understand that Villanova cannot guarantee a environment free of COVID-19, and coming onto campus may involve some risk of contracting COVID-19. Accordingly, we suggest that students who do not feel comfortable or safe returning to campus this fall consider an online learning platform, deferring on-campus attendance, or contacting the University to discuss possible accommodations.

For the Fall 2020 semester, Villanova plans to use a hybrid format of in-person and online courses, but this could change due to the coronavirus pandemic. If the University needs to move to a fully online format for all or part of the semester, the set tuition and fees will remain the same. These are provided in exchange for accredited educational instruction, academic credit and certain non-academic services that Villanova will continue to deliver whether in person, remotely, or in a hybrid format.

The tuition and fees charged help fund ongoing University operations, including the delivery of instruction and the cost of services for Villanova students such as financial aid, registration, and remote academic advising and support. Even as campus operations have been adjusted in response to COVID-19, many of the costs covered by Villanova’s fees will continue.




There will be no Fall Break in order to condense the length of the semester and limit travel. Family Weekend and Homecoming events will not be held on campus and will instead be reimagined using virtual technologies for families and alumni.




Nov 23

On-Campus Classes End
(undergraduate and graduate)

Nov 24

Reading Day
(undergraduate and graduate)

Nov 25

Charles Widger School of Law classes and exams completed 

Nov 30-Dec 5

Final Exams (online)




Decisions on the calendar for spring semester will be announced in the fall.