VU101: July 20, 2022

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CliftonStrengths, Academic Terms, UNIT

July 20, 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.   

Ignite Your Strengths: CliftonStrengths
During Orientation, you will engage in strengths-based development activities that support Villanova’s commitment to developing and nurturing the whole person in an environment that supports individual differences. Every incoming student will take the CliftonStrengths assessment, which we view as a tool for self-discovery. Before you arrive for Orientation, complete the steps outlined on our website to complete your CliftonStrengths assessment.

Glossary of Academic Terms
As you prepare for the Fall 2022 semester, remember to read our helpful website filled with a Glossary of Academic Terms to familiarize yourself with the academic offices and other phrases you may hear at Villanova.

Getting Started with Technology Use at Villanova  

The University IT (UNIT) First-Year Letter shares important information regarding technology use at Villanova. Learn more about the technology services offered on our First-Year Student Welcome Letter website, including usage of the MyNova online portal to access Villanova systems, class schedules, rosters, bills, email, Blackboard, Novasis, University apps and more. You will be able to access everything from your Villanova email and Google Drive to your Wildcard.

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. Download today!


Nova Guides App: Orientation 2023
Available Summer 2023

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