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


Fall 2019 Semester

Aug. 22-25 (Th-Sun)

New Student Orientation and Registration

Aug. 26 (M)

Classes Begin

Aug. 30 (F)

Last day for requesting Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Sept. 1 (Su)

Last Day for dropping and/or adding classes

Sept. 2 (M)

Labor Day - No Classes

Oct. 11 (F)


Oct. 14 (M)

Semester Recess

Oct. 21 (M)

Classes Resume

Oct. 23 (W)

Grades Due (Noon)

Oct. 25 (F)

Registration Advising Begins

Nov. 4  (M)

Registration Begins for Spring 2020

Nov. 15 (F) Last Day for Authorized Withdrawal without Academic Penalty (WX)

Nov. 26 (Tu)

Thanksgiving Recess begins after last class

Dec. 2 (M)

Classes Resume

Dec. 12 (Th) Final Day of Classes

Dec. 13 (F)

Reading Day

Dec. 14-20 (Sat-F)

Final Examinations (No exams on Sunday, Dec. 15)

Jan 2 (Th)

Final Grades Due (12 Noon)


Contact Us

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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