FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE
Transitioning to a new environment can be fun, but it can also bring concerns as students adjust to life on campus. We invite you to hear from Villanova's Orientation Counselors about the issues they faced during their first months here, and the steps they took to find the campus resources to help them.
Khoa Nguyen ’25 shares his story about coming to Villanova University from a distance, how it caused feelings of homesickness and how he worked to combat these his first year.
Mackenzie Smith ’25 shares how she overcame conflict with a roommate during her first year, and how communicating your feelings is effective in overcoming this challenge.
SETTING FAMILY BOUNDARIES
Taylor Hultquist ’24 shares how she created expectations with family members about communication and involvement in her life after her move to campus.
Holden D’Avico ’25 shares how he dealt with a heavy academic course load, his adjustment from high school academics to college academics, and his tips to stay on top of all your responsibilities.
Villanova has a wealth of resources designed to make your first year—and every year—healthy, safe and fun. Read more about the offices and departments we encourage you to utilize here on campus!
HEALTH + WELL-BEING
Villanova University seeks to offer the highest quality health services to ensure that students receive the support they need to succeed in college.
The resources and services listed below are designed to keep you healthy and happy.
Audrey Jaros ’24 shares a personal anecdote about her mental health journey, noting the resources and supports she used (and continues to use!) to thrive on Villanova’s campus during a time of great change.
ACADEMIC + PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT
Villanova University is a closely connected academic community with renowned faculty, rich resources and a personalized, supportive learning environment.
Villanova provides exceptional opportunities for a wide range of academic experiences, including hands-on research, interdisciplinary collaboration and experiential learning.
Villanova is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community. Grounded in our Augustinian Catholic identity, we believe that we must never allow fear to threaten this commitment.
We support all members of the University community. We stand with those who are most vulnerable, as together we honor the God-given dignity of every person and our call to work together for the common good.
Villanova professionals are on hand to help students in a variety of situations.
Villanova creates and supports programming that fosters and sustains a community of respect and inclusion for Villanovans.
Your Wildcard allows convenient, efficient, mobile and secure access to all card related services.
Need a way around town? Questions about parking? Villanova University's Parking Office is here to assist you and your transportation needs. We oversee all parking, shuttles, fleet van usage and other transportation options for the University.
We're committed to supporting first-year students in all aspects of their lives, serving as a resource for student concerns and assisting students in their development as successful individuals and contributing members of the community.
THE OFFICE OF FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE
The Office of First Year Experience is located in Dougherty Hall, Room 207. Stop by to visit us, or contact us at email@example.com!