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Fitness Centers


There are five fitness centers on campus for use by Villanova students, faculty and staff. The fitness centers are located:

  • on the 3rd floor of the Davis Center for Athletics and Fitness (Main Campus)
  • in the basement of Stanford Hall (South Campus)
  • in the basement of Farley Hall (West Campus)
  • on the 1st floor of Arch Hall (Main Campus)
  • on the 1st floor of Canon Hall (Main Campus)

Please note: Users must have a valid University issued ID in order to enter the Fitness Centers.

Individuals who have access to the Fitness Centers include:

  • Current Students
  • Current faculty and staff members
  • Retirees of the University


Friends of Villanova Hours for the Davis Center

- Monday-Thursday, 7-11am and 8pm-midnight

- Fridays, 7-11am

- Saturdays, 10am-6pm

- Sundays, 10am-midnight

*No restrictions during holiday breaks or finals week. 

*FOV access to the Davis Fitness Center, Jake Nevin Fieldhouse, Villanova Stadium, and Pavilion Pool only. For the safety and security of our students, the University does not give Friends of Villanova access into residence halls and therefore Stanford, Farley, Arch and Cannon fitness center locations will not be available to Friends of Villanova.


Update 8/16/21:

On August 12, Villanova outlined campus protocols ahead of the start of the Fall 2021 semester. These protocols take into consideration the high COVID vaccination rate among students and employees, the lower vaccination rates in the surrounding communities, the prevalence in this region of the Delta variant, and CDC guidance for institutions of higher education. The new campus protocols include the requirement that all visitors to Villanova, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks inside campus buildings (except when eating and drinking).
With this in mind, we have made the difficult decision to continue the suspension of the Friends of Villanova program through the Fall 2021 semester. This means that there will be no community access to the Fitness Center in the Davis Center for Athletics and Fitness and the pool in the Finneran Pavilion as well as other campus recreation facilities. We sincerely regret the need to continue the suspension of the program and look forward to its return as soon as possible. Updates to this policy will be communicated via email and posted on the Villanova University Neighbor Updates Facebook page.

Contact Us

Contact us

For information on Fitness Centers, Intramural & Club Sports please contact:

Fitness and Recreation

Gina Palermo
Coordinator of Fitness and Recreation
Office: (610) 519-6561

Club Sports

Ashley Montecchio Vero
Coordinator of Club Sports and Recreation
Office: (610) 519-6387

Aquatics and Intramurals

Michael Hay
Aquatics, Intramural, and Recreation Coordinator
Office: (610) 519-6573

Director of Recreation

Lisa Harris
Associate Athletics Director, Recreation
Office: (610) 519-6560


Office of Intramurals & Recreation
Located on the 3rd Floor of the Davis Center for Athletics and Fitness

Farley Fitness Center: 610-519-7871 

Stanford Fitness Center: 610-519-7734

Davis Center: 610-519-3539

Arch Hall: 610-519-4658

Canon Hall: 610-519-4659

Mailing Address:
800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085
Fax: 610-519-3538

Partner of Villanova Recreation