Off-Campus Living COVID-19 Update

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Living off-campus is both an exciting and transitional experience, and we are eager for you to immerse yourself in the local community. However, this year will continue to present many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please familiarize yourself with the following information and resources in order to ensure a successful off-campus living experience.


Students living off-campus should follow the state and county’s most up-to-date guidelines in order to protect yourself and the surrounding community. As a reminder, your hometown may have different guidelines than what is required in the Villanova area.


Students living off-campus have increased exposure and an added responsibility to the community outside Villanova. It is Villanova's expectation that off-campus residents understand this responsibility and take seriously the safety of themselves and others. Community First: The CARITAS Commitment must be a central guiding principle when making decisions as an off-campus resident.

All students living off campus are expected to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, to include temperature checks, prior to coming to campus each day. If you feel ill, do not come to campus. Stay home and contact the Student Health Center at 610-519-4070.

Please avoid gatherings, refrain from sharing drinks, socially distance, always wear a mask and wash your hands frequently. Local law enforcement may issue citations for non-compliance with health and safety guidelines. As always, other local laws and ordinances will continue to be enforced, such as noise violations, littering and open container violations, and public intoxication.


At the start of the semester, students living off-campus will be provided with a personal wellness kit of disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, thermometer, and one cloth face covering. In addition, students will receive a personal foldable chair that can be used for outdoor classes, physically distant student gatherings and outdoor dining.

Off-Campus Students and Graduate Students can pick up a wellness kit and a portable chair from Parliament (Coffee Shop in The Commons) on August 17, 18 or 19. Pick up times will be from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. each day. Please have your Wildcard available when picking up. Charles Widger School of Law Students will receive information about distribution times in their building.


There are a variety of campus offices that offer health and wellness resources for off-campus residents, including the University Counseling Center and Student Health Center. Off-campus residents are encouraged to contact these offices for support.

Please continue to review the University’s Return to Campus Plan for the latest guidance, information, and resources.

For questions related to off-campus living, please contact For COVID-19 related inquiries or other questions, please contact by



Additional Resources
We want to provide the best experience possible for our students and community members. Below are helpful resources and tools to get started with off-campus housing needs.

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Good Neighbor Guide