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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 Semester Updates

The Office of Academic Support for Athletics will remain open; however, in-person meetings are by appointment only. All other meetings will take place virtually.

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).

Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

Jan 25 (M) - Classes Begin

Jan 29 (F) - Last Day for requesting Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory; all incomplete Fall 2020 work must be submitted by students to instructors.

Jan 31 (Su) - Last Day for dropping and/or adding classes

Feb 12 (F) - All Fall 2020 replacement grades for incomplete work must be submitted by instructors.

Feb 17 (W) and 18 (Th) - Working Break 1*

Mar 15 (M) - Mid-term

Mar 16 (Tu) and Mar 17 (W) - Working Break 2*

Mar 19 (F) - Mid-term Grades Due at Noon

Apr 1 (Th) - Easter recess begins after last class

Apr 5 (M) - Classes resume

Apr 7 (W) - Last day for Authorized Withdrawal without Academic Penalty

TBA - Registration begins for Fall 2021

May 3 (M) - Final Day of Classes

May 4 (T) - Reading Day

May 5-11 (W - Tu) - Final Examinations

May 14-15 (Fri - Sat) - Commencement Weekend

May 18 (Tu) - Final Grades Due - Spring 2021 semester (12 Noon)

June 25 (F) - Last day for submission of work to remove incomplete ("N") grade

July 9 (F) - Last day for “N” grade conversion to final grade (Spring 2021 Semester). Grade change forms must be received by Registrar before 5:00 PM.

Monday, May 3: This day will be deemed a Friday class day and will follow a Friday schedule (UG Day only).

* A working break is a period of time during which no assignments, exams, or papers are due. Classes may be held as normal or modified at the discretion of the instructor (for example, by making class meetings during the working break asynchronous). No examinations may be administered, and no take-home exams may be due, during the working break. No paper or other assignments may be due on the days of the working break.  For lab courses, the experiments/activities scheduled to occur in the lab on a break day should still occur.

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: Mallory Potts, Volleyball


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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