Villanova University Welcomes You to Off Campus Living!

Dear Student,

We are writing to undergraduate students who are planning to live off-campus during this upcoming academic year. Following the announcement of the Return to Campus Plan,  we want to provide further information to you about living off-campus and in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Living off-campus is both an exciting and transitional experience, and we are eager for you to immerse yourself in the local community. This year will continue to present many challenges, therefore there are a few important things the University would like to bring to your attention as an off-campus resident:

  • The Off Campus Living Website: Villanova has launched a new Off Campus Living Website! The site has essential information, resources, and guidance for living off-campus in the Villanova area. The website also features local township information, tips about leases, a list of establishments where your Wildcard is accepted, public transportation, shuttle information, and much more!
  • COVID-19 Guidance and Safety: As local, state, and federal guidelines will continue to evolve, it is expected that you will remain informed and follow your county’s most up-to-date guidelines  to keep yourself safe while being respectful to the community around you. Please note that your hometown may have different guidelines than what is required in the Villanova area. For the most updated COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, please be sure to visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website.
  • Community First: Villanova and the local community are excited to welcome you back to the neighborhood after a challenging end to the 2019-2020 school year. We know you are eager to return to your friends and roommates. It is now more important than ever to put COMMUNITY FIRST and be mindful about how you socialize. Please prioritize the health and safety of yourselves and one another by limiting gatherings to no more than the maximum number of people specified by the PA Department of Health, wearing face coverings, refraining from sharing drinks, and washing your hands frequently. As always, other local laws and ordinances will continue to be enforced, such as noise violations, littering and open container violations, and public intoxication. Remaining thoughtful about the ways in which you socialize will ensure a positive experience for yourself while benefiting the local community as a whole.

Please review the University’s recently announced Return to Campus Plan and familiarize yourself with Community First: The CARITAS Commitmentfor further guidance, information, and support.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact


Sydney Scheiner
Coordinator for Conduct and Community Engagement 
Dean of Students Office

Laura Wagoner
Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations