BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

We want to make your Orientation experience as smooth as possible when you come to campus. Be sure to read through our New Student checklist before your Villanova journey begins.

 

We can’t wait to welcome the Class of 2024 to Villanova! Please use our checklist to help plan ahead of New Student Orientation. Many of the items can be completed in advance; some are required, while others are encouraged.

Keep track of deadlines and completed tasks by downloading our interactive PDF.

 

ACADEMICS

CAMPUS RESOURCES AND SERVICES

 

  • Sign up for Nova Alert. Nova Alert delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to any mobile device or email you choose to register. Students may also add devices for parents or family members wishing to receive Nova Alerts. REQUIRED
  • All packages mailed to campus must arrive between Aug. 1 and Aug. 10 to be delivered to a storage location near your residence hall during move-In.
  • Open a Nova Bucks account. This restricted spending account allows you to enjoy the convenience of purchasing power all across campus, and includes a 5% discount at the bookstore and in select off-campus locations.

 

FINANCIAL AID AND BILLING

 

 

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER

 

  • Enroll in or opt out of health insurance coverage offered through United Healthcare. Villanova automatically enrolls and bills undergraduate students for coverage unless the student waives coverage online. Health insurance is mandatory for all students. REQUIRED, September 13

 

ORIENTATION AND STUDENT LIFE

 

  • Download the Nova Guides app, powered by Guidebook, to access the most up-to-date information about Orientation including schedules, maps and much more.
  • Attend a Wildcat Welcome. These events are held by Villanova community members across the country to help incoming students connect with other Villanovans in their geographic area.

 

RESIDENCE LIFE

 

  • Sign up for your meal plan. First-year students living on campus must select a plan from Tier 1. Those who do not select a plan during the online registration period will be placed in the Any Time 7-Day plan. REQUIRED, June 28
  • MicroFridge rentals are available this year directly from Campus Specialties, Inc. The MicroFridge comes complete with a microwave, freezer and refrigerator. Please note that only one MicroFridge or refrigerator/microwave is permitted per room.

 

UNIVERSITY RECORDS

 

 

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

 

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2020 Transitions: A First-Year Family's Guide to Villanova

Office of First and Second Year Initiatives
Dougherty Hall

Director
Alicia Dunphy-Culp

Assistant Director
Lael McGann

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