Transfer 101: Welcome to Villanova

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Dear Villanova University New Students & Families,

Welcome to Villanova! On behalf of our faculty, staff, current students, and alumni, we are thrilled to welcome you to our community!


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Important Dates

New Student Orientation is scheduled for August 22-25, 2024. Details regarding each day of Orientation are included below: 

Opening Day: Thursday, August 22 (for family members and students)

The morning of Opening Day can be spent getting settled, navigating the Villanova area, and taking placement tests, as necessary. At 1 p.m., the University Welcome begins our Orientation programming for students and family members, which ends with mass and a picnic. The picnic will conclude at 6:30 p.m., with students continuing with Orientation activities and family members departing from campus. We encourage loved ones to stay overnight in the local area if they are traveling long distances. 

Orientation: Thursday Evening, August 22-Sunday, August 25 (for students)

These four days will be spent in small groups, led by our Transfer Counselors, to help incoming students navigate their new surroundings and begin familiarizing themselves with campus life. Students attend events hosted by their academic deans, presentations regarding resources and campus life, and get to enjoy evening entertainment and participate in one of Villanova’s favorite traditions, the Commissioning Ceremony for New Students.  



Transfer 101 is our weekly summer newsletter, filled with information about Transfer Student Orientation at Villanova. You'll begin receiving Transfer 101 in July. 

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New Student Orientation

Villanova University
Dougherty Hall
800 E. Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, Pa. 19085


Office Hours: Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

January Transfers

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Watch for more information to arrive in the mail after you enroll. You will also be contacted by the Dean's Office of your College with specific information about your academic program.

Get involved—it's the best way to get your Villanova experience off to a great start!