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Welcome to Villanova!

Congratulations! We are pleased that you have joined the VU community. These first few days and weeks can seem overwhelming as you learn about the unique culture, processes and needs of the University and of your department. The resources in this section are intended to help you get acquainted with the university and become comfortable in your new role in our community.

New@NOVA Onboarding Program

New@NOVA is designed to equip you with the basic tools and information you will need for a smooth transition to Villanova.  New@NOVA is divided into two required segments:

1.    New Staff Orientation - New Staff Orientation is our in-person program and takes place from 9:00 am – 12:15 pm on select Wednesdays throughout the year. During Orientation, you will meet some key campus contacts, learn important safety information, and become familiar with Villanova’s mission, values, and culture.  In addition, you will be introduced to the Employee Handbook and learn to access various resources online.  Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.  **This program is intended for University Staff only. Faculty should contact their department for orientation information.**

2.    Learn@NOVA - Learn@NOVA is our online training program located in Villanova’s e-learning system.  Click here for access information. Learn@NOVA courses are required in addition to the in-person New Staff Orientation and must be completed within your first two weeks of employment.

Getting Oriented to Campus

We've provided a Quick Reference Guide to the University to help you get oriented to many of our offices and services.

Download the Villanova mobile app on any mobile device for an interactive campus map, people directory, dining information, and access to Villanova events, news, videos, and more. Visit UNIT's Villanova mobile app page for more information, and then head to the App Store on your mobile device and search for "Villanova".  It's a free download. 

Take a virtual tour of Villanova!  Visit from your computer or smartphone for a free interactive, guided tour of our campus.

Working Hours

Full time non-exempt personnel are normally scheduled to work Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a one-hour unpaid lunch break. Part Time employees are expected to work the schedule assigned by their supervisor; a lunch break may or may not be part of the schedule. Any questions regarding schedules are to be discussed with your immediate supervisor. You may be required as part of your job to work on Saturdays and/or Sundays, to have different starting times from week to week or day to day, or to be assigned irregular work hours or work weeks. Some departments may set the standard work schedule and/or overtime requirements to meet the special needs of that particular unit.

Staff Identification Cards

The Wildcard is the University’s identification card. All employees are required to obtain a Wildcard and to carry it with them while on campus, and produce it if requested by the proper authority. The first Wildcard is of no cost to the employee, but replacement cards may be subject to a fee. The Wildcard is the property of the University and must be returned upon termination of employment. For more information about the Wildcard, please visit their website.


Employee parking areas are located at several places on campus. In order to maintain a sound parking program, and to reduce congestion and inconvenience, it is important that all employees park only in their assigned areas. Cars are not admitted to lots without a current parking permit.

All staff using University parking spaces are required to pay an annual fee for parking. You may purchase your initial permit in the Public Safety office, located in Garey Hall. For more information regarding renewal of a parking permit or to obtain a copy of the University’s Parking Regulations, contact the Public Safety Department at 9-6989, or visit their website.

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