VU101: August 10, 2022

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Orientation App, Instagram, The Refectory

August 10, 2022

Villanova University and New Student Orientation will continue to send VU101 emails throughout the summer to keep you updated on important information and help prepare for your arrival. To view past emails, please visit the New Student Orientation website

New Student Orientation App: Villanova University Guides
For up-to-date information about Orientation, including schedules, severe weather locations, maps and more, we highly recommend using our free app! Once downloaded, you will have the details of Orientation right in the palm of your hand. Additionally, we encourage you to accept push notifications as this will create a pop-up alert on your phone if we need to make a last-minute change due to weather.

Instructions on how to download:

  • Go to the App Store
  • Search “Villanova University Guides”
  • Download and Enable Push Notifications

Follow Us on Instagram: @NovaOrientation
Follow Villanova Orientation on Instagram! Meet our Steering Committee, Orientation Counselors, Administrative Assistants, Transfer Counselors, find helpful advice, up-to-date information, and get to know some of your new Villanova classmates before moving in and the new academic year.  

Residence Life Hang Tag and Orientation Move In Publication  
Your residence life hang tag, as well as the Orientation Move In publication (which contains your Orientation group number and report area), have been sent in the mail and will be arriving at your permanent address shortly!

The Refectory: Villanova’s On-Campus Restaurant
Located in The Commons, The Refectory is Villanova's only on-campus restaurant and is open 7 days a week for lunch, happy hour, dinner and weekend brunch. Award-winning Chef Biff Gottehrer serves up classic American fare with a refined twist: homemade pasta, raw bar, and one of the best burgers on the Main Line. Check out the full menu and make reservations at

Villanova University and New Student Orientation are looking forward to welcoming you to campus. If you have additional questions regarding Orientation, please contact us at, and follow us on Instagram at @NovaOrientation.

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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.


Nova Guides App: Orientation 2024
Available This Summer

Nova Guides
Transitions: A First Year Family's Guide to Villanova
2023 Orientation and Move-In Map