Join us to recognize and celebrate those Villanova Engineering students who will graduate with their MS or PhD in May 2020, as well as those who earned their degrees in September or December 2019. Photos will be taken with the dean and awards of distinction will be presented. This event is by invitation only. Details are below.
The College of Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Student Award is presented to a graduating PhD student who has achieved distinction through outstanding scholarship and exemplary leadership and service to Villanova University and the College of Engineering.
2020 Recipient: TBA
The College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student awards are presented to graduating master’s degree candidates who have achieved distinction through outstanding graduate academics and research and through exemplary leadership and service to Villanova University.
2020 Recipients: TBA
Dress is Business Dinner Attire.
Individual photos of students with the Graduate Dean will be taken when the Graduate Dean calls each student's name. You will be able to view and download the photos online and will be notified by email when they are available.
The Inn at Villanova is located at 601 County Line Road, Radnor, PA 19087
Please contact Leslie McNamee in the Graduate Programs Office at 610-519-5840 if you have any questions.
The purpose of the College of Engineering Convocation Ceremony is to acknowledge graduates by calling each students’ name, to provide each graduate with a congratulatory photo with the Dean, and to present college faculty and student awards.
Undergraduate Convocation is usually a two hour event. See the Commencement Weekend site for rain plan information and maps.
The Reverend William F. Farrell Award was established in 1975 to recognize an engineering faculty or staff member who has demonstrated exemplary personal concern for students. Recipients are chosen by a vote of the undergraduate students within the College of Engineering.
The criteria for undergraduate students graduating with honors are as follows: CUM LAUDE: an overall grade point average of 3.5 or above; MAGNA CUM LAUDE - an overall grade point average of 3.75 or above; and, SUMMA CUM LAUDE: an overall grade point average of 3.90 or above.
The Robert E. White Chemical Engineering Award is presented to a graduating senior who best combines the performance in his or her chemical engineering studies with scholarship, dedication, leadership, and other qualities desirable for the successful application of an engineering education.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Award is presented to a graduating Civil Engineering student who has achieved academic excellence and has freely given of his or her time, energy, and talents to fulfill the mission of the University.
The Computer Engineering Outstanding Student Award is presented to a graduating senior who has shown evidence of superior academic performance in his or her studies as a computer engineering student, along with outstanding commitment and leadership demonstrated in co-curricular activities such as engineering student organizations and project teams.
The Electrical Engineering Outstanding Student Award is presented to a graduating senior who has shown evidence of superior academic performance in his or her studies as an electrical engineering student, along with outstanding commitment and leadership demonstrated in co-curricular activities such as engineering student organizations and project teams.
The Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Student Award is presented to a graduating senior who has shown professionalism as evidenced by exemplary effort, character, and service, combined with academic achievement.
The Robert D. Lynch Award was instituted in 2003 in honor of the Dean of the College of Engineering from 1975 to 2000. Sponsored by the Engineering Alumni Society, this prestigious award acknowledges a graduating senior for their outstanding academic achievements and exemplary dedication to serving the community, thus representing the highest values of Villanova University and the College of Engineering.