VU101: August 3, 2022

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Move-In, Orientation Schedule, Sustainability

August 3, 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.

Move-In Information 
The Office for Residence Life welcomes all new members to our residential community, and we hope that campus living enhances your college experience. Please read the information below and view our PDF for helpful information ahead of your arrival. Additionally, please remember to sign up for a move-in time via your unique link—this link was sent to your email on Wednesday, July 27, from the Office of Residence Life.  

Important pieces of information ahead of your arrival are noted below:

  • When you arrive at your residence hall, please quickly unload your belongings. You will then be directed to immediately move your car to a campus parking lot. As a reminder, you will not be permitted to remain parked next to your assigned residence hall or return to that area until Friday evening after move-in is complete for all residents.  
  • After you unload your belongings, check in and pick up your Wildcard at the entrance to your residence hall. Your Wildcard will allow you access to both your residence hall and your room.
  • Residence Life and Orientation staff will be available at your hall to assist you and answer questions.  
  • Please label your bags/items with your name, residence hall and room number.  
  • Please dispose of your recycling and trash according to the posted signs outside your building.

Orientation Schedule 
The 2022 New Student Orientation schedule is now posted! Please visit our website to view updated information, including the Orientation and Move-In Guide filled with helpful information ahead of your campus arrival. Students will receive their Orientation group numbers and personalized information in the mail.  

Sustainable Lifestyles: The UNITAS Commitment 
This year, Villanova is launching a sustainability initiative called “Sustainable Lifestyles: The UNITAS Commitment.” Learn more about this initiative that will be central to your Villanova experience. As part of the UNITAS Commitment, you can track your progress toward living more sustainably and reduce your carbon footprint through the suggested actions and calculator feature in the Pathways by Ethos app.

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