Academic Support for Athletics
Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center
Villanova, PA 19085
Upon their arrival to Villanova, every freshman varsity student-athlete is assigned an athletic advisor in OAS and is required to meet with them regularly beginning in the fall semester. After freshman year, upperclassmen may continue meetings by choice or at the recommendation of the OAS athletic advisor or coach.
Athletic advisors monitor academic progress, assist with developing organizational and time management skills, focus on goal setting, and support student-athletes' transitions at Villanova.
Academic reports are available for the head coaches as updates on each student-athlete's academic progress.
Peer-to-peer tutoring for student-athletes was created in order to provide supplemental instruction to classroom lectures for student-athletes at Villanova University. For many student-athletes, the tutoring is a fundamental component of their academic needs and helps them achieve their academic goals. All student-athletes have the convenience of requesting free tutorial support. In order to schedule a tutoring session, student-athletes should access the Varsity Student-Athlete Tutoring schedule in WConline.
Expectations of Student-Athletes Receiving Tutorial Services:
Our study hall program provides an efficient and comfortable learning environment for ALL student-athletes at Villanova University. The study hall facility serves as an after hours extension of the Office of Academic Support for Athletics, where student-athletes have the opportunity for quiet study and meetings with tutors or the staff writing tutors.
Study hall is located in the Norton Family Theater Team Meeting Room. The Team Meeting Room is WiFi-equipped with a quiet study area and dry erase boards.
The Team Meeting Room also houses the Tutorial Assistance Program between 4:00-10:00 pm, Sunday through Thursday. Writing tutors are also available at the Team Meeting Room Sunday-Thursday evenings from 7-10 PM to assist student-athletes.
Sunday-Thursday: 4-10 PM
Location: The Norton Family Theater Team Meeting Room is located in the Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center, directly across from the trophy display in the main lobby. All student-athletes must swipe in and leave their Wildcard with the monitor upon entering the facility.
There is a direct correlation between classroom attendance and academic success. Accordingly, class attendance is mandatory for all student-athletes. If a student-athlete must miss class due to participation in any Varsity contest, the athlete is to notify the professor before the absence.
Student-athletes are encouraged to notify each of their professors at the beginning of the term of classes he/she will miss during the semester due to Varsity competition. Student-athletes are responsible for completing any class work missed during absences including homework, assignments, projects, term papers and/or tests.
Varsity excuse forms are available in the Office of Academic Support. Student-athletes must provide excuse forms to professors PRIOR to their departure from campus. Therefore, it is best to fill out forms one week prior to departure. Forms will be signed and available for student-athlete pick-up within 24 hours.
Villanova's Class Attendance Policy can be found here.
The Office of Academic Support for Athletics works in conjunction with the Career Center and Student-Athlete Development to provide career development support for student-athletes. Please read about our Wildcat Workshops to learn some of the professional development resources available to student-athletes.
Villanova students have access to a mobile career management platform called Handshake. In using Handshake, students have access to company information, upcoming career fairs, open applications for internships and jobs, and much more.
Learn more about Handshake by visiting the Career Center's website.
Wildcat Workshops are a workshop series sponsored jointly by OAS and Student-Athlete Development, with goals to focus on academic and professional growth, and mental health and well-being. Workshops are held in the Student-Athlete Lounge and will highlight a resource, office, or department on campus, though at times, outside resources are featured. Workshops usually occur once or twice per month each semester. Past workshops include: