In 1998, a new uniform was implemented for the Class of 2001. Students in clinical practica now wear a navy and white striped blouse or shirt with the Villanova logo and either a navy skirt or slacks. A major feature of the new uniform is that it is functional for in-patient, community and ambulatory settings.
The cap is no longer worn, except by choice. It has a small point that symbolizes the miter of St. Augustine, the Bishop of Hippo, and three points that symbolize the Trinity. Opened, the cap is round to represent the Host (Eucharist), and when folded, it forms a "V" in the back for Villanova, accentuated by dark blue trim (school colors).