MEET OUR STAFF
Our staff has been working behind the scenes to bring you and your families a one-of-a-kind experience welcoming you into our community. Get to know more about the team that will greet you upon your arrival!
New Student Orientation Staff
The Director and Assistant Director work year-round to support the Orientation program and help new students have a successful transition to Villanova. In prep for Orientation weekend, the Orientation staff selects the Student Chairperson, Administrative Coordinator, Steering Committee, facilitates staff training, and develops the master schedule.
New students are divided into 85 groups and led through the four-day program by an Orientation Counselor, commonly referred to as an OC. These student leaders are carefully selected and participate in an extensive training program designed to prepare them for their responsibilities.
Twenty-Five students are selected to be Administrative Assistants (AAs) and work behind the scenes for the Orientation program. AAs go through the same training as OCs but do not lead their own group during the four-day program.
Students who have transferred to Villanova have the option of applying to be a Transfer Counselor. They follow a similar schedule as first year students but through a slightly different lens, given they already have college experience. Transfer Counselors make sure our new transfers feel as welcomed to Nova Nation as they did just a semester or two ago!
Our mobile apps and publications will help lead you and your family through the Orientation experience and beyond.