Neighbors and Friends

Villanova University has been a proud and contributing member of the community since its founding in 1842 and values its roles in the region as an educator, employer, and economic driver. Villanova is committed to partnering with its neighbors and friends to develop programs, respond to concerns, and build successful relationships.

The University is pleased to make many of its resources available to neighbors and friends including lectures by prominent public figures and scholars, access to facilities through the Friends of Villanova Program, participation in classes and programs, religious services, and opportunities to attend athletic and cultural events. This website provides a sampling of ways you can be involved in the life of University – please explore and let us know what you think!

 

Please click here for a list of January - May 2020 Noteworthy Dates and Campus Events. 

Neighbors Update is an email newsletter targeted specifically to neighbors and friends of Villanova University. It provides information about Villanova events, campus initiatives and opportunities to be involved. Subscribe to Neighbors Update by sending your name  and email address to neighbors@villanova.edu.

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To stay up to date with us, check out our Nova Neighbors Facebook page!

Community Tour

Check out this great video from our friends at Radnor Studio 21 from our inaugural Neighbors and Friends Community Tour!

The Universiy looks forward to having our neighbors on campus again in the spring!

Community Conversations with Laura Wagoner

The goal of this program is to provide you, the viewers, a monthly glimpse of the people making headlines at Villanova and across the township.

Community Conversations with Laura Wagoner

Laura Wagoner, assistant director of government and community relations at Villanova, sits down with Superintendent Chris Flanagan of Radnor Police and Radnor Township Commissioner John Nagle to discuss initiatives aimed at improving town gown relations. 

Community Conversations with Laura Wagoner

Laura Wagoner, assistant director of government and community relations at Villanova, Bryn Mawr Business Association President Tim Rubin and Wayne Business Association President Chris Todd to discuss Restaurant Week and other initiatives. 

Community Conversations with Laura Wagoner

Host Laura Wagoner welcomes Villanova's Chris Kovolski to discuss how the nationally known university organizes the campus to work with the Radnor & Main Line communities as a helpful local neighbor.

Community Conversations with Laura Wagoner

Host Laura Wagoner welcomes Professor Bridget Wadzuk to discuss how Villanova University works with communities to designing, implementing, and monitoring stormwater control measures. Professor Wadzuk is a professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineer and works with various community programs.

Community Conversations with Laura Wagoner

Host Laura Wagoner welcomes Michael Brown, Director, Office of Veterans and Military Service Members, to discus how the University assists veterans with their post-service opportunities.

Community Conversations with Laura Wagoner

Host Laura Wagoner welcomes Allison Venella, Assistant Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Development to discuss the critical roll the Villanova Student-Athlete plays in campus communication with the community.

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.