We've developed a robust Orientation experience for new students and their families to introduce them to what makes Villanova a unique and special place. Join us for our University Welcome and virtual programming events to learn more about campus!




2020 Orientation Theme: “Our path connects us. With each of your steps we grow.”

The University Welcome will be available on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, at 4 p.m. ET, for students and families to watch together prior to move-in. We encourage you to join the celebration as we hope to make the 2020 First Year Welcome our largest to date!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

University Welcome
Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA
Villanova University President






Aug. 11-12

First-Year Student Move-In

Aug. 13-16

Undergraduate New Student Orientation

Aug. 17

Undergraduate and Graduate Classes Begin




*The University will continue to closely monitor campus safety conditions on a daily basis and will continue to follow the most updated health department guidance. Should health or safety concerns change, the University may need to shift plans in order to continue the delivery of services, including moving to a fully online format for all or part of the semester. Therefore, please note that all dates and plans remain tentative  Additionally, regardless of the learning environment or method of instruction, Fall 2020 tuition and fees would not change, as they are provided in exchange for accredited educational instruction, academic credit and certain non-academic services that Villanova will continue to deliver whether in person, remotely or in a hybrid format.