9 a.m. School of Law Mass | St. Thomas of Villanova Church
10:30 a.m. Charles Widger School of Law Commencement Ceremony | Finneran Pavilion
12 p.m. Charles Widger School of Law Reception | School of Law
1 p.m. ROTC Mass and Commissioning Ceremony | St. Thomas of Villanova Church
4:30 p.m. Undergraduate University Commencement Ceremony | Villanova Stadium
6-8 p.m. President's Reception for Graduates and Guests | Connelly Center
9 a.m. Undergraduate Convocations
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | Finneran Pavilion
M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing | Driscoll Hall
College of Professional Studies | Connelly Center
College of Engineering | Campus Green
School of Business | Mendel Field
1 p.m. Graduate University Commencement Ceremony | Villanova Stadium
4:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass | Campus Green
Please note that other area colleges will be holding graduation ceremonies during this same time period. Traffic conditions will be congested. Guests are urged to arrive early and to car pool or use public transportation.
We highly recommend this convenient way to travel to campus during Commencement weekend. Guests should consider using the Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail service to Villanova station or the Norristown High-speed Line service to the Stadium or Villanova stops.There is also a service from the Airport to campus via the Visit the SEPTA website to map your trip.
If you plan to use Uber or carpool to campus for Commencement weekend, the designated Uber drop- off and pick-up location for Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 there are two drop off locations. One drop-off point is the Lancaster Avenue entrance of the I-1 lot and the other is the S-3 lot. If you use Uber, a limited number of $5 discounts are available for the weekend, using the code (TBD in May).
Each graduate will have the opportunity to sign up for two parking passes on the Commencement Registration form. The parking passes will be for a designated parking lot and will be distributed at the Graduation Fair on April 21, 2020 in the Connelly Center, Villanova Room (for undergraduate students) and via the online order for Caps and Gowns (for graduate students).
On-campus parking will be limited and every vehicle must have Commencement parking pass to enter campus on Friday afternoon and Saturday. Parking passes are also required for the Radnor Financial Center and a shuttle service will be available.
Guests with limited mobility may utilize the special needs drop-off locations located near each ceremony venue. No special passes are needed for vehicles to access the drop-off locations. Once passengers are dropped-off, the driver will then be directed to park in an assigned parking lot.
Vehicles with state-issued handicapped placards may park in designated accessible parking spaces and lots, based on availability. Handicapped license plates or placards must be clearly displayed to access these lots/spaces.
Shuttles will be available near all ceremony venues and parking lots during Commencement Weekend and will run on a continual basis.
This university owned and operated Inn, was recently renovated and offers our guests a setting that is fresh and comfortable with the gracious hospitality that is a Villanova tradition.
|ACE Conference Center- Lafayette Hill
|Bed & Breakfast, The Great Valley House||610-644-6759
|Bed & Breakfast Inn, Wayne||610-715-2224
|Bed & Breakfast Connections of Philadelphia||800-448-3619
||Varies by location|
|Best Western - Concordville||610-358-9400
|Best Western - King of Prussia||610-265-4500
|Bryn Mawr Guest Suites||610-520-2669
|Comfort Inn Valley Forge - King of Prussia||610-962-0700
|Courtyard - Collegeville||484-974-2600
|Courtyard - Devon||610-687-6633
|Courtyard - Malvern Great Valley||610-993-2600
|Courtyard - Plymouth Meeting||610-238-0695
|Courtyard - Valley Forge||610-687-6700
|Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue||215-477-0200||6 miles|
|Crowne Plaza Hotel - King of Prussia||610-265-7500
|Dolce - Valley Forge||610-337-1200
|Double Tree Suites by HIlton Philadelphia Valley Forge
|Double Tree Suites by HIlton, Plymouth Meeting||610-834-8300
|Desmond Hotel - Malvern||610-296-9800||13 miles|
|Embassy Suites - Airport||215-365-4500||18 miles|
|Embassy Suites - Center City||215-561-1776||12 miles|
|Embassy Suites - Philadelphia, Valley Forge||610-647-6700||5 miles|
|Fairfield Inn & Suites Philadelphia Broomall/Newtown Square
|Fairfield Inn - Great Valley||484-324-4111||9 miles|
|Fairfield Inn - King of Prussia||610-337-0700||5 miles|
|Hampton Inn - Airport||215-966-1300||20 miles|
|Hampton Inn - Great Valley||610-699-1300||7 miles|
|Hampton Inn - King of Prussia||610-962-8111||6 miles|
|Hampton Inn - Philadelphia Convention Center||215-665-9100||14 miles|
|Hampton Inn - Plymouth Meeting||610-567-0900||9 miles|
|Hampton Inn - Valley Forge||610-676-0900||9 miles|
|Hilton - Airport||215-365-4150||18 miles|
|Hilton Garden Inn
|Hilton Hotel City Avenue||215-879-4000||12 miles|
|Holiday Inn Express - King of Prussia||610-768-9500||8 miles|
|Holiday Inn Express - Malvern||610-651-0400||13 miles|
|Homewood Suites by Hilton - Malvern||610-296-3500||13 miles|
|Howard Johnson's - Springfield||610-544-4700||5 Miles|
|Hyatt House, King of Prussia||610-265-0300
|Hyatt Place, King of Prussia
|HYATT House - Plymouth Meeting
|Marriott West - Conshohocken
|Motel 6 - King of Prussia||610-265-7200||8 miles|
|Radnor Hotel||610-688-5800||1 mile|
|Radisson Hotel- Valley Forge||610-337-2000||8 miles|
|Radisson Plaza - Warwick Hotel Center City||215-735-6000||8 miles|
|Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia/Conshohocken||610-828-8800||6 miles|
|Residence Inn - Philadelphia Airport
|Residence Inn - Great Valley/Malvern||484-899-7800||13 miles|
|Residence Inn - Valley Forge||610-640-9494||6 miles|
|Sheraton Suites - Airport||215-365-6600||18 miles|
|Sheraton - Great Valley||610-524-5500||17 miles|
|Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel||484-238-1800||9 miles|
|Springhill Suites - Plymouth Meeting||888-287-9400||11 miles|
|Staybridge Suites - Malvern||610-296-4343||16 miles|
|Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn||610-715-2220
|Wayne Hotel||610-687-5000||2 miles|
I - Inexpensive ($15 and below)
M - Moderate ($16 - $30)
E - Expensive ($31 - $50)
VE - Very Expensive ($51 or more)
Minella's Diner (I)
|The Grog (I)
Bryn MAwr, PA
|Main and Vine Bistro
789 East Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
|Bonefish Grill 🐟 King of Prussia
160 N Gulf Road, King of Prussia, PA Restaurant: 610.265.3415
Free Bang Bang Shrimp AND $5 off lunch for Orientation and Villanova Family Weekend!
Pick up your coupons in CAT office or at the info tables.
The Gryphon Cafe (I)
Garrett Hill Ale House (M)
Nova Mediterranean Grill
Winger's (take-out) (I)
Great American Pub (I)
|Ruby's Diner (I)
5 Coulter Avenue
312 W. Lancaster Ave.
|Teresa's Cafe (M)
124 North Wayne Ave.
108 North Wayne Ave.
1149 Lancaster Ave.
Bryn Mawr, 610-526-0650
Flip & Bailey's Bar & Grill (M)
International House of Pancakes (I)
Lourdas (Greek) (M)
BYOB - Cash Only, Reservations Required
Kelly's Taproom and Pub(I)
26 N. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bryn Mawr, 484-222-6216
|333 Belrose (E)
Belrose Lane & King of Prussia Rd.
Morton's The Steakhouse (E)
Fogo de Chao(E)
King of Prussia, 484.965.9655
Creed's Seafood and Steakhouse (E)
The Stone Rose (E)
Coyote Crossing (M)
|Trattoria Giuseppe (M)
4799 West Chester Pike
|Glenmorgan Bar & Grill (M)
593 East Lancaster Ave.
St. David's, 610-341-3188
|La Collina (E)
37-41 Ashland Ave.
Bala Cynwyd, 610-668-1780
16 E. First Ave.
|Maggiano's Little Italy (M)
Gulph Road - King of Prussia Mall
King of Prussia, 610-992-3333
White Dog Cafe (E)
|Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
555 East Lancaster Ave
100 Old Gulph Rd.
Gulph Mills, 610-520-1200
Silk Cuisine (M)
Graduation announcements, thank you notes, and other commemorative items are available via Villanova University Graphic Services. You can choose customizable printed announcements which include personalized pictures and text. Announcements can be shipped to your home, office, or picked up at the print center. Contact Bonnie Lyons at the Bartley Print Center to set up your account and order your announcements today. Contact: Bonnie Lyons 610-519-5915 or email questions to email@example.com. You can also visit iprint.villanova.edu for more information.