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1842 Day Student Group Campaigns

This 1842 Day, fundraise for your student group. Apply now!

Ignite change for your student group!

1842 Day, Villanova’s annual day of giving, will take place in September 2022. This University-wide event is a great opportunity for areas across campus to fundraise. 

The best way to raise support for your organization next fall is to apply for a spot among our featured student groups on 1842 Day! Featured groups receive a campaign page and dedicated URL to share your story and encourage the Villanova community to support your organization.

What are the benefits of an 1842 Day Campaign?

  • Fundraise: Donations made through your campaign will directly support your group. Funds will be deposited into your organization's budget account after 1842 Day.
  • Spread the Word: Gain valuable exposure to thousands of Villanova alumni, parents and friends.
  • Join a Community: Become part of a celebration that brings the Nova Nation together and strives for success—last year, we raised more than $11.7 million through the support of 10,055 donors!

How will our team help you succeed? 

  • 1842 Day Website: We will provide a webpage for your organization to accept donations and track real-time progress—all gifts made to your campaign go directly back to your student group.
  • Outreach Resources: We will share a toolkit of resources, including social media graphics, email templates, texting scripts and more—making it as easy as possible to spread the word about your campaign. 
  • Early Updates: Your group will be the first to know about additional opportunities to fundraise on 1842 Day, including student events. 

All student groups affiliated with Villanova are welcome to apply for a featured campaign page. Please submit your completed application by the newly extended deadline of March 9!



1842 Day Student Campaign Spotlight

Below is an example of an 1842 Day student group campaign. The campaign page is customizable to include your group's story and compelling images! 


1842 Day student campaign example

1842 Day Impact

Here are a few examples of the impact of a student group campaign:

  • Best Buddies: $1,375
  • Black Student Union: $1,522
  • Sports Analytics Club: $2,523
  • Formula SAE (NovaRacing): $7,266
  • VU Pride: $3,978