ORIENTATION TOOLKIT

We're pleased to offer a variety of virtual introductions and videos to prepare new students and their families for the Villanova experience. Learn more about select offices, departments and resources available to you and your Villanovan. We're thrilled to welcome you and your family to the University!

 

VIRTUAL INTRODUCTIONS

Augustinian Connections

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This dynamic presentation describes the history of Villanova and its Augustinian Heritage. Parents will learn more about how the teachings of Saint Thomas of Villanova and Saint Augustine are reflected in campus life today.


Career Center: Connecting Majors, Careers and Outcomes

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The mission of the Villanova Career Center is to provide high-quality, comprehensive career services, empowering members of the Villanova University community to choose and attain personally rewarding careers.


CASA: Center for Access, Success and Achievement

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Located on the second floor of the Falvey Library, the Center for Access, Success and Achievement aims to recruit, retain and graduate underrepresented, first-generation, and Pell Eligible students through holistic support in a culturally diverse and academically excellent environment.


Center for Research and Fellowships (CRF) Welcome

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Get to know more about CRF! CRF supports Villanovans to enhance their career trajectories through mentoring, student research funding and assistance in winning competitive awards like Fulbright, Truman, Goldwater, the NSF-GRFP and more.


Get to Know Dining Services 

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Dining Services is pleased to offer a short video summarizing meal plan basics, dining locations and offerings on campus, and health and safety measures students can expect to see this year.


J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

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Learn about the banking partner of Villanova University, locations on campus and in the local community and take a virtual tour.


Math Learning and Resource Center (MLRC)

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This video will describe the services offered by the MLRC. The MLRC's main service is peer tutoring for Math and Statistics classes.


Overview of Student Support Services: M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

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Dr. Anne Fink, Assistant Dean for College and Student Services and Director of the LEAD Professional Development Program, will provide a brief overview of the support services available to nursing students to promote academic and personal success during their time at the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing and on the path to their professional career in nursing. 


Office of Education Abroad (OEA)

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While international travel has been suspended during the pandemic, we are optimistic about a future that allows for student mobility once again. The Office of Education Abroad supports international opportunities that encourage students to pursue academic endeavors that strengthen their critical thinking and cultivate an appreciation for life-long learning and curiosity about the world.  It is never too early to start planning for study abroad and the OEA looks forward to working with all incoming students to discuss ideas and programs for future opportunities abroad!


Office of Veterans and Military Service Members: Using VA Benefits at Villanova

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Villanova University is dedicated to assisting veterans and their dependents as they reach personal, professional and academic goals. We are committed to guiding each individual from admissions to graduation, and beyond. Intentionality informs everything our office does, meaning that we are focused on assisting those it serves to become the next generation of leaders and problem-solvers given the community’s unique passion for service and excellence.


Office of Student Involvement

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The Office of Student Involvement strives to build meaningful communities and connect students through inclusive spaces and intentional learning for students to lead, reflect and grow. With over 250+ student organizations and countless leadership opportunities, Villanovans enhance their college career by getting involved and engaging with our community.


Office of Health Promotion: Supporting Your Student to Thrive 365

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The core mission of the Office of Health Promotion is to support students to thrive, not just survive, their college experience. Through various resources and services we offer, students can meet one-on-one with trained staff, participate in individual or team challenges, attend workshops and trainings around health and well-being, and get involved in creating a healthy Villanova community for everyone.


University Counseling Center: A Parents Guide to Helping New Students

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Dr. Tedd Riccio from the Villanova University Counseling Center discusses strategies for parents and guardians in helping new students adjust to the college experience and services offered at the Counseling Center. With a variety of resources, the Counseling Center helps students function optimally with regard to emotional, academic, social and psychological issues.


VSB Options for Arts, Engineering, Nursing and Science Students

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Learn about academic and extracurricular opportunities within the Villanova School of Business (VSB) for non-VSB students. The session primarily focuses on the Academic Year and Summer Business Institute (SBI) business minor programs, and references other options and opportunities for students as well. This session is for Engineering, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Science students and their families.