Join us Saturday, April 21, 2018!


Congratulations on your admission to Villanova University!

To celebrate your admission to Villanova, we would like to invite you and your family to attend Candidates’ Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Candidates’ Day is an ideal time for prospective Villanovans and their families to learn more about our community, academic programs, and campus activities.  You will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, students, administrators and staff; tour research facilities; eat lunch in one of our award-winning dining halls; and explore our beautiful campus.

Every day, our students embark on remarkable adventures and transformative experiences.  We hope you will make Early Action Candidates' Weekend your first step in finding out what your Villanova story will be.

Click here to register for Candidates' Day


Tentative Schedule of Events - Saturday, April 21, 2018

Planning Your Visit




Candidates' Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Tentative Abbreviated Schedule of Events

Please note, this schedule is subject to change.
A final schedule will be shared with all registrants the week of the event.

General Schedule

8:30 a.m.
Check-In Begins
Entertainment provided by the Villanova Band
Campus Green

9:45 a.m.
Welcome Presentation
Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD  President
Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD  Provost
Teresa A. Nance, PhD  Associate Vice Provost
Michael M. Gaynor  Director of University Admission
Plus several current students!
Campus Green

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
College Presentations, Open Houses, Lunch
See more details to the right

11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Student Activities Fair & Resource Row
Representatives from many of our student organizations will be available to answer questions and provide more information about student life at Villanova.

Noon - 3:30 p.m.
Campus Tours
Departing on a rolling basis every 15 minutes

3 - 4 p.m.
Open Doors to New Experiences
What you want to know about living and learning together your freshman year, learning communities and your first days on campus.

3 - 4 p.m.
Going The Distance: A reception for students from beyond the Mid-Atlantic and New England
Visiting from further away? Come speak with some of our current students from the West, Midwest, South and beyond about their transitions to campus and experiences at Villanova.

4 - 5 p.m.
Screening of Gold Mettle
Each fall, Villanova hosts one of the largest student-run Special Olympics competitions in the world as thousands of athletes, coaches and volunteers come together to celebrate and compete.  Ten students from our Social Justice Documentary Film class followed two soccer teams for 15 weeks as they prepared for their ultimate goal of winning a gold medal at the Villanova Fall Festival.

5 p.m.
Campus Ministry Presentation

5:30 p.m.
Saint Thomas of Villanova Church


College-Specific Events

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
11 a.m. - CLAS Presentation
12 p.m. - Lunch
1 p.m. - Session A / Academic Presentations
2 p.m. - Session B / Academic Presentations

Villanova School of Business
11 a.m. - Lunch
12 p.m. - VSB Academic Presentation
1 p.m. - VSB Academic Info Fair & Presentations

College of Engineering
11 a.m. - Engineering Academic Presentation
12 p.m. - Engineering Departmental Tours & Presentations
1:30 p.m. - Lunch

Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
11 a.m. - Nursing Academic Presentation
12 p.m. - Lunch
1 p.m. - Nursing Academic Sessions
2 p.m. - Driscoll Hall Tours



Planning Your Visit


Villanova University is located 12 miles west of Center City Philadelphia in the heart of the historic Main Line. Located near the intersection of two major interstate highways, I-76 and I-476, Villanova's campus is easily accessible by car, commuter train, trolley, or bus. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is located 20 miles from campus.

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Parking and Directions

Complimentary parking will be available in the Ithan Garage I-1 (located just south of the Lancaster Ave / Ithan Ave intersection) and in Lot L-2 (turn at Saint Thomas Way), which are a short walk to all events.  Limited main campus parking is available for those displaying an ADA car tag.  Additionally, the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line services campus directly via Villanova StationClick here for car and public transit directions to campus.


For your convenience, here is a list of hotels around the Villanova area.  Listings are provided as information only and do not imply endorsement from the University.

Several hotels are offering discounted rooms for our admitted students and their families for Candidates' Day:

The Inn at Villanova University
601 County Line Road, Radnor, PA 19087
The Inn is pleased to offer a 15% discount off the daily room rate for either a king or two queen beds.
The Inn is now sold out for these dates.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Plymouth Meeting
2055 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA  19462
Hilton is offering a rate of $115.00 per night for a room with either a king or two double beds.
Click here to book your stay with this discount. This special room rate will be available until March 23, 2018 or until the group block is sold-out.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Philadelphia-Plymouth Meeting
200 Lee Drive, Plymouth Meeting, PA  19462
Hilton is offering Villanova University visitors an 18% discount off the typical rates at this hotel.
Click here to book your stay with this discount

Philadelphia Marriott West
111 Crawford Avenue, West Conshohocken, PA  19428
Marriott is offering a rate of $109.00 per night for a room with either a king or two full sized beds (this represents a $50.00 savings from standard pricing)
Click here to book your stay with this discount. This special room rate will be available until March 30, 2018 or until the group block is sold-out.