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Academic Guidance during COVID-19

Villanova University is planning a full, in-person academic and residential year for 2021-22. Below are ongoing resources for faculty and frequently asked questions related to Academics. Please visit Villanova's COVID-19 Campus Information website for the most up-to-date information on the University's health and safety plan, vaccinations and other pertinent news.  

Resources for Faculty

Academic FAQs for 2021-2022

If you have outstanding questions after reading all of the FAQs, please contact your adviser or your college’s Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs:

International students with questions should contact Mr. Hubert WhanTong in the Office of International Students for further guidance.

The Fall 2021 semester will begin on Monday, August 23. For complete semester details, please visit the University’s undergraduate Academic Calendar webpage.

Please refer to the below pages for college-specific graduate calendars:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)
  • College of Engineering (COE)
  • Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN)
  • Villanova School of Business (VSB)

Villanova is returning to in-person teaching in Fall 2021.  Other modes of delivery may also be offered depending programs.  Each mode is defined as follows:

  • On-campus (fully live) in-person courses
  • Simulcast courses – combination of students participating in person, in the classroom with a faculty member and those participating via live stream from any location with an internet connection 
  • Hybrid/Flipped courses – combination of in-person and online coursework.
  • Online instruction, reflecting best practices in online course design, including synchronous and/or asynchronous interactive experiences. Courses designated with the asynchronous (ASYN) attribute do not require students to attend class at a set time.

All courses on the Master Schedule list the modality (in-person, simulcast, hybrid, distance learning, asynchronous). The modality is entered into the system as an “attribute.” Distance courses designated with the asynchronous (ASYN) attribute do not require students to attend class at a set time.

Students will be able to search by course attribute in both Nova Schedule Builder and the Novasis Master Schedule:




100% In Person


Simulcast Format


Hybrid Format


Distance Learning



Course modality is displayed when students view Student Detail Schedule in MyNova. Note: if no modality is listed, the course is by default 100% in person.