Commencement

Welcome Class of 2017 Graduates!

This website will provide you with our latest information and details about Commencement Weekend. After looking through this site and reading the information booklet (2016 booklet only- 2017 Commencement booklet available in the Fall), please feel free to email commencement@villanova.edu with any remaining questions.

Get Commencement Text Updates and Announcements!

Villanova University offers a complimentary text system for Commencement 2017 updates. The system will provide guests with text messages regarding parking and traffic, as well as notification should any Commencement events be moved or canceled due to weather or an unexpected circumstance. Registration is quick and easy- (avaiable March 2017)  You will not receive a confirmation text, but you will be enrolled. 

Please note:

  • This service is designed to be used only in the case of urgent Commencement messages
  • Numbers will be purged following Commencement 2017

 

University Commencement Ceremony Video

In addition, the video of the University Commencement Ceremony, each College Recognition Ceremony, and Baccalaureate Mass are available for viewing on the University's YouTube channel and available for download via ITunesU.

 

Friday, May 19th Donahue Hall, 7:30 am until 9:30 am for breakfast; 10:45 am until 2:00 pm for lunch. Full buffet offerings.
Friday, May 19th Holy Grounds in the Connelly Center, 8:00 am until 12:00 pm. Quick serve options for coffee, muffins, sandwiches and salads.
Friday, May 19th Holy Grounds in the CEERr, 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. Quick serve options for coffee, muffins, sandwiches and salads.
Friday, May 19th The Exchange at Bartley Hall, 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Quick serve options for sandwiches and salads.
Friday, May 19th Cafe Nova at Dougherty Hall, 8:00 am until 2:30 pm. A la Carte salads, sandwiches and flatbreads.   
Saturday, May 20th The Exchange at Bartley Hall, 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Quick serve options for coffee, muffins, sandwiches and salads..
Saturday, May 20th Holy Grounds, Connelly Center, 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Quick serve options for coffee, muffins, sandwiches and salads.
Saturday, May 20th  (LUNCH) Villanova University Dining Services will offer a buffet lunch on campus  from 11:30am to 3:30pm in Dougherty Dining Hall for $10.00 per person.  If you are interested in staying on campus for lunch,  Please fill out this brief form so that we are able to accommodate your guests and prepare adequately.   PLEASE NOTE - BY FILLING OUT THIS FORM, YOU ARE NOT RESERVING A TABLE, RATHER ALLOWING US TO PREPARE ADEQUATELY FOR OUR GUESTS.
  Visit the Villanova Bookstore
Friday, May 19th 8 am – 7 pm
Saturday, May 20th 8 am – 7 pm
Sunday, May21st  11 am – 4 pm

University Commencement Ceremony Video

Visit this link to view an archived webcast of the 2016 University Commencement Ceremony. Having trouble playing the video stream? Please confirm that your computer/mobile device meets the viewing requirements.

 

In addition, the video of the University Commencement Ceremony and each College Convocation will be available for viewing on the University's YouTube channel and available for download via ITunesU.

 

Future Commencement Weekend Dates

Year 2017: May 19-20
Year 2018: May 18-19