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Saturday, August 19 - Tuesday, August 22, 2023

We can't wait to welcome you to Villanova!

Students in a group at New Student Orientation


We're thrilled you've chosen to spend the next four years at Villanova. New Student Orientation is required for all incoming new students and will run August 19-22, 2023, with move-in scheduled for August 18, 2023. New Student Orientation provides programming and activities designed to help you thrive both inside and outside the classroom.

You'll be challenged academically, socially and spiritually during your time at Villanova. It will be up to you to rise to meet the challenges and make the most of your time with us!

Catch the Best Moments from This Year's New Student Orientation!

About Us

New Student Orientation is designed to introduce students to what it means to be a Villanovan. During Orientation, first-year and transfer students participate in programs, presentations and activities designed to familiarize themselves with academic and cultural life at Villanova. Students have the opportunity to meet with deans, faculty and staff who will answer questions, address concerns and highlight the wide variety of services and activities available at Villanova.

Our Goals

New Student Orientation welcomes students to all aspects of Villanova life including academic, communal, spiritual and social elements of what makes our campus and community unique. 

We accomplish this by:

  • developing programs where new students learn about educational opportunities inside and outside the classroom;
  • informing students of resources on campus;
  • encouraging interaction and friendship among new and seasoned students to become an integral part of Villanova's community and tradition;
  • training a diverse staff of current students who facilitate the transition to all aspects of Villanova life.

New Student Orientation

Villanova University
Dougherty Hall
800 E. Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, Pa. 19085


Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Orientation Resources
Our mobile apps and publications will help lead you and your family through the Orientation experience and beyond. Download today!


Nova Guides App: Orientation 2023
Available Summer 2023

Nova Guides
2022 Transitions: A First Year Family Guide to Villanova