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St. Thomas of Villanova Celebration

St. Thomas of Villanova Celebration

Each fall, the Villanova community begins the academic year with a celebration honoring St. Thomas of Villanova, the 16th-century Augustinian bishop of Valencia, Spain, and patron of the University. This tradition continues in 2020 with three days of special events.



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Friday, September 18, 2020: Donation Nation

Time: 10 a.m to 1 p.m., Location: Connelly Center Circle. Donation Nation is an opportunity for Villanova students, faculty and staff to assist organizations with their efforts to address critical needs in the community. Once collected, the items will be delivered to partner agencies, many of which are service sites for the Day of Service the following day.

Saturday, September 19, 2020: Day of Service

Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Location: More than 150 service sites throughout Greater Philadelphia Description: Students, faculty, staff, alumni and families will partner with community agencies to perform service in neighborhoods throughout the region. Villanovans outside of Greater Philadelphia are encouraged to participate in the Day of Service by identifying opportunities closer to home. Please visit the Villanova University Alumni Association website for more information.

Sunday, September 20, 2020: Community Dinner

Time: Immediately following the Community Liturgy, Location: In Front of Dougherty Hall. Share in food and fellowship to mark the conclusion of this year's St. Thomas of Villanova Celebration.