Friends of Villanova Program

Residents (18 years of age or older) of Radnor Township and select neighborhoods contiguous to the University (such as Broughton Lane and portions of County Line Road and Spring Mill Road) can purchase a Friends of Villanova card for a $25 annual fee which grants access on a space-available basis to the facilities and programs listed below.

Friends of Villanova cards must be purchased--and renewed annually--in person at the Wildcard Office located in Dougherty Hall. Individuals must present a valid photo ID to verify address information at the time of initial registration and at each annual renewal. Friends of Villanova ID cards and privileges are not transferable.

Please note that Friends of Villanova cards can not be purchased or renewed during New Student Orientation and the first week of classes during the Fall Semester.

For more information, please visit our Fitness Center page. Please reach out to neighbors@villanova.edu if you have any questions! 

* FriendsofVillanovaFlyer-December2017.pdf
Please refer to this document for information on the location of facilities available for use by Friends of Villanova.

Aquatic Facility - Pavilion Pool

Visit the Aquatics Department website for pool hours.
Users under the age 18 may use the Aquatic Facilities but must be accompanied by an adult with a valid Friends of Villanova card.

Open Recreation Facilities - Jake Nevin Field House and Villanova Stadium Track

For Open Recreation Facility availability, visit the Villanova Recreation website.
Users under the age 18 may use the Open Recreation Facilities but must be accompanied by an adult with a valid Friends of Villanova card..

Fitness Center - Davis Center for Athletics and Fitness

Users must be 18 years of age or older and must have a valid Friends of Villanova card.

Due to the high volume of student usage, Friends of Villanova will have limited access to the Fitness Center in the Davis Center for Athletics and Fitness when Fall and Spring semester classes are in session.

Please note that there will be no usage restrictions during breaks or final exam periods.

Current hours of operation are posted on the Villanova Recreation website and changes are communicated via email.

Parking

  • Available Parking: Beginning June 1, 2019 the I-1 parking garage on the corner of Lancaster Avenue and Ithan Avenue will become the only on-campus parking option for Friends of Villanova using campus facilities or attending a campus event. The A-2 lot, behind the Finneran Pavilion, as well as other lots of campus, will no longer be available.
  • Payment: With this change, annual parking passes will no longer be issued to Friends of Villanova and parking costs for the I-1 garage will instead be as follows:
    • The first hour in the I-1 garage will be free of charge
    • Each hour following will be a $2 per hour charge.
    • You will receive a ticket when you enter the garage. Upon exiting, you will be prompted for payment if you exceed the first free hour. There is a payment kiosk on the first floor by the elevator. 
  • Any outstanding parking passes that have been previously issued will be honored until their expiration date, in the lot that they were issued for.

Contact Us

Villanova values the input of its neighbors and friends. Should you have questions or concerns regarding any University matter, please contact Laura Wagoner, Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations at lwagoner@villanova.edu or 610-519-7455.

Wildcard Office

Wildcard Office
Dougherty Hall First Floor
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
(610) 519-6202

Hours of Operation
Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please note that Friends of Villanova cards can not be purchased or renewed during New Student Orientation and the first week of classes during the Fall Semester.