RESIDENCE LIFE, DINING AND CAMPUS ACTIVITIES FAQs

As part of our COVID-19 health and safety plans, we’ve asked students not to engage in non-essential travel. 

Villanova students may visit with others community members on campus. However, visitors who are not Villanova students may not visit in a residence hall. Villanova students may visit other Villanova students in a residence hall or residence hall room, provided everyone has a face covering and not more than capacity is in the room, as outlined in Residence Life policies for this academic year.

Yes. Students are encouraged to interact and to be social; they simply need to do so in smaller gatherings, with face masks, and appropriate distance between people. Conversation, connection and small gatherings are very appropriate and desired. 

Yes, on-campus will housing will be available, however, your current space will likely be filled by another student. While we can guarantee a residential space on campus, we cannot guarantee you will have the same housing assignment or be with the same roommate(s) you had planned for the fall semester.  

Students may call Public Safety, utilize the Nova Safe app to submit a tip, contact a RA or contact the Dean of Students Office. Additionally, we encourage students to not only “see something, say something,” but also “see something, DO something”—peer-to-peer accountability and bystander intervention in the moment is much more effective than reporting potentially problematic issues after the fact.

All dining operations will be open and staffed and locations will still serve a variety menu options, including salads, sandwiches, pizza, hot entrees and grill specials. Most items will be packaged individually and prepackaged grab-and-go items will be offered as well to help expedite service. 

Modifications have been made in all the dining halls, such as one point of entry and exit, and signage to guide customers while in the halls. These modifications and additional information about dining services can be found in the University’s Health and Safety Plan and on the website.

Students will be able to eat in the dining halls. If seating capacity has been reached in a particular dining location, students will obtain their food and it will be packaged in a to-go container. The student may proceed to nearby seating areas outside to eat (under a tent located near each dining hall or around campus) or may return to their residence hall.    

All of Villanova’s dining halls will serve a variety of food items as they normally do for each meal. Students will be able to choose what they want and whether they are eating in the dining hall or taking their food to-go. 

Late Night locations will be open starting 8/28 serving all of your favorites! Visit Donahue Market, Second Storey Market, or the Belle Air Terrace 2.0 to grab a late-night bite. Donahue Market will be open for Late Night from 9 p.m. to midnight, Second Storey will be serving food until midnight and Belle Air Terrace 2.0 will be open for Late Night from 8 to 11 p.m. MPE can be used at all three locations.

The Campus Activities Team (CAT) and the Office of Student Involvement provides lots of options! Additionally, our Community First Activities website offers suggestions on places to visit in the local area. Wildcat Newswire, published twice weekly, also lists upcoming campus events for students. Downtime is also great for overall well-being and mental health: consider hanging with your roommates, watching movies, card/video/board games, Netflix, read, star gaze, arts and crafts and exercise.  

Students must wear masks, limit the number of people participating, sanitize playing equipment and use good personal hygiene in the spirit of the CARITAS Commitment.