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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 Athletics reports to the Office of the Provost and acts as a liaison between the campus community and the Department of Athletics.

OAS Fall Semester Updates

The Office of Academic Support for Athletics will remain open during the fall 2020 semester; however, by appointment only.

Student-athletes, please contact your assigned OAS advisor to make an appointment. Most meetings will take place virtually. OAS hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. 

Athletic Advising

Athletic Advising will continue and students will meet with their OAS Athletic Advisor virtually. Regular meetings will begin the week of August 24.


Athletics tutoring will be virtual and tutoring will begin Sunday, August 23. You can access tutoring via WCONLINE.

Study Space

Athletics will provide two tents in the Villanova Stadium for student-athlete use. The tent under the scoreboard will be available 7:00am-10:00pm as a study space. The tent to the right of the concession stand will be available from 12:00pm-10:00pm as a study space. The tents are equipped with individual tables and chairs, wifi, lights and power. Social distancing and following all Caritas Commitment policies will be required. You may access the stadium tents through Gate 8 via the wild card reader (next to the track and field locker room).

Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

Aug. 13 - 16  (Th - Su) New Student Orientation
Aug. 17 (M) Classes Begin
Aug.  21 (F) Last day for requesting Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Aug. 23 (Su) Last Day for dropping and/or adding classes 
Sept. 7 (M) Labor Day - No Classes
Oct.  8 (Th) Midterm Grades Due (Noon)
TBD Registration Advising Begins
TBD Registration Begins for Spring 2021
Oct. 28 (W) Last Day for Authorized Withdrawal without Academic Penalty (WX)
Nov. 23 (M) Final Day of Classes
Nov. 24 (T) Reading Day
Nov 30 (M) to Dec. 5 (Sat) Final Examinations
Dec. 8 (T) Final Grades Due (12 Noon)

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, Women's Cross Country 
  • December: Maddy Siegrist, Women's Basketball 
  • January: Kelly Montesi, Women's Swimming & Diving 
  • February: Lexi DeNucci, Women's Tennis 


Spring 2020 Academic Achievements

Our student-athletes had another outstanding semester in the classroom during spring 2020. Some of their accomplishments included:

  • 3.637 department GPA
  • 34th straight semester with a semester GPA above a 3.0
  • 11th straight semester with a semester GPA above a 3.2
  • Women's Cross Country earned the highest semester GPA with a 3.832 team GPA 
  • 93% of student-athletes earned a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • 480 student-athletes earned a spot on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for earning a GPA of at least 3.2
  • 74% of student-athletes earned a 3.5 GPA
  • 78 student-athletes from 22 different teams earned a perfect 4.0 GPA


Contact Us

Villanova University
Academic Support for Athletics

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

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