Academic Support for Athletics


Our mission in the Office of Academic Support for Athletics is to provide supplemental academic support for all varsity student-athletes at Villanova University in a manner that addresses their unique academic needs. 

Each student-athlete receives primary academic advising from the assigned faculty or academic advisor in his or her home college.

Academic progress will be monitored constantly to ensure that NCAA and University rules and regulations are met and progress is being made towards graduation. The Office of Academic Support for Atheltics reports to the Office of the Provost and acts as a liaison between the campus community and the Department of Athletics.

Student-Athlete of the Month Presented by Rothman Orthopaedics

The Office of Academic Support selects a Student-Athlete of the Month
at the end of each month throughout the academic year. To qualify, a student-athlete must be in-season, and must display exceptional excellence in the classroom and in their sport. Student-Athletes of the Month for 2019-20 are as follows:

  • September: Lydia Sydnor, Field Hockey
  • October: Emma Decker, Volleyball
  • November: Lydia Olivere, Cross Country 
  • December: Maddy Siegrist, Women's Basketball 


Spring 2020 Semester

Jan. 13 (M)

Classes Begin

Jan. 17 (F)

Last Day for requesting Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Jan. 19 (Su)

Last Day for dropping and/or adding classes

Jan. 20 (M)

Martin Luther King Day (No Classes)

Feb. 28 (F)


Mar. 2 (M)

Semester Recess

Mar. 9 (M)

Classes Resume

Mar. 11 (W)

Grades Due (Noon)

Mar. 13 (F)

Registration Advising Begins


Registration Begins for F2020 semester

Apr. 3 (F)

Last Day for Authorized Withdrawal without Academic Penalty (WX)

Apr. 8 (W)

Easter Recess begins after last class

Apr. 14 (T)

Classes Resume

Apr. 30 (Th)

Final Day of Classes

May 1 (F)

Reading Day

May 2-8 (Sat-F)

Final Examinations (No exams on Sun., May 3)

May 11 (M)

Final Grades Due (12 Noon)

May 15-16 (Fri-Sat)

Commencement Weekend

July 10 (F) Last day for "N" grade conversion to final grade (Spring 2020 Semester). Grade change forms must be received by Registrar before 5:00 pm.


Tuesday, April 28 will be deemed a Friday class day and will follow a Friday schedule (UG Day only)

Wednesday, April 29 will be deemed a Monday class day and will follow a Monday schedule (UG Day only)

Student-Athlete Mentor Program Game Watch!

Are you a current student-athlete mentee in the Villanova Athletics Student-Athlete Mentor Program? If so, you're invited to a game watch in the Finneran Pavilion on Tuesday, January 28 at 6 PM to watch our Men's Basketball team as they travel to NYC to take on BIG EAST rival, St. John's. Check your email for more information and the official invitation/RSVP.

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Villanova University
Academic Support for Athletics

Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center
Offices 161-164
Villanova, PA 19085
Fax: 610.519.6884

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