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Each fall, parents are invited to campus for a weekend to spend time with their sons and daughters, connect with other families and hear about the wonderful things happening at the University. A full schedule for the weekend is mailed to families in August. Parents who are leaders in the Annual Giving program through gifts of $2,500 or more are also invited to two private “thank you” events during the weekend. Click here for information on Family Weekend.


Villanova Parent Engagement and Philanthropy sponsors a series of cocktail receptions in towns across the nation each year, inviting parents to participate in a two-way dialogue about their sons' and daughters' experiences. The University is blessed that parents underwrite these events, partnering with us to extend the Villanova community throughout the country. 


Why should students have all the fun? Parents receive e-newsletters and emails from the Villanova University Alumni Association, and are actively encouraged to attend game watches, speaking events and networking receptions in their home regions. Join us today and experience the warmth and strength of the Nova Nation firsthand.  

Contact Us

Patricia McGoldrick







Patty McGoldrick
Executive Director
Family Engagement and Philanthropy

University Advancement
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085