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Getting Here

Already familiar with the area? View the Villanova Campus Map to find us.    

  • Most of our Performances as well as the Summer Music Studies Program are held in St. Mary's Hall - building number 52 (in purple) at the top of the "Full Campus Map."   Use the parking lot entrace labelled "West Campus Entrance"
  • Some larger events are held in the "Villanova Room" in the Connelly Center - building number 23 (in orange) on the "Full Campus Map."

Getting to Villanova

Arriving by Car:

Google directions from your starting point to St. Mary's Hall.  The entrance to St. Mary's Parking Lot is on County Line Road.   Be sure to observe all speed limits when approaching campus - particularly on 320 (Spring Mill Road) and County Line Road.

From the West: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 24 (Valley Forge/Route 76). Take Route 76 East to the Gulph Mills Exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 320-South. At the third traffic light, turn right onto Matsonford Road. At the first light (just over a mile), turn left onto County Line Road.  St. Mary's Hall is just before the first traffic light.

From the South: Take I-95 North to exit 7, the I-476 (the Blue Route) Interchange. Continue on I-476 North to exit 13, St. David/Villanova (US Rt. 30). Follow Rt. 30 East. Turn left onto Rt. 320. Follow to St. Mary's Hall.

From the North and East: Take the NJ Turnpike to exit 6, the PA Turnpike. Continue on the PA Turnpike to the I-476 (the Blue Route) Interchange. Follow I-476 South to exit 13, St. David/Villanova (US Rt. 30). Follow Rt. 30 East. Turn left onto Rt. 320. Follow to St. Mary's Hall.

By Train:

From Philadelphia's 30th Street Station (AMTRAK), Market East Station, or Suburban Station: Take SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line (Regional Rail) to the Villanova stop.  This train runs approximately every 30 minutes between Center City & Villanova.   View train schedule.  Be sure to purchase your ticket from a ticket window or machine in advance, if possible.   There is often a surcharge for purchasing on the train. 

From Philadelphia's 69th Street Terminal: The Market Street Subway Elevated Line connects with the Norristown High Speed Line at 69th Street station.  The Norristown Line has two Villanova Campus stops.  Be sure to use the "Villanova" stop which is closest to St. Mary's.   (As opposed to the "Villanova Stadium" stop.)    View R-100 schedule.

By Plane:

The Villanova Campus is 25 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport by car.  Take I-95 South to I-476 North.  Continue North on I-467 to exit 13, St. David/Villanova (US Rt. 30). Follow Rt. 30 East. Turn left onto Rt. 320. Follow to St. Mary's Hall.

UBER or LYFT from Philadelphia Airport should be between $30-$40.   Regular yellow cabs are also available immediately at all terminals.

By train from the airport:  SEPTA's Airport Line operates every 30 minutes from the Philadephia Airport to 30th Street Station. From 30th Street, you will transfer to the Paoli/Thorndale train - follow the directions above "BY TRAIN: From Philadelphia's 30th Street Station".  View the Airport Line schedule.  The total fare from the Airport to Villanova should be less than $10.   Be sure to purchase your ticket from the machine in advance if possible.   There is often a surcharge for purchasing on the train.  

Contact Us

Office of Music Activities / Student Performing Arts
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-7214
Fax: (610) 519-7596
E-mail:  Visit our staff page.

Rehearsals - 2021

Join one of our performing groups! Fill out the Signup Form!

Music Activities / Student Performing Arts has returned to in-person rehearsals in the Spring Semester.   We are limiting the numbers of students who attend each session, but we can include you! Fill out our group interest form to join or contact the directors in each area.

Instrumental - Contact elizabeth.sokolowski@villanova.edu

Rehearsal locations include the St. Mary's Chapel & Band Room

  • Band - M/Tu 7-8:30; F 3-4:30
  • Jazz Band - W 7:30-9pm
  • Chamber Strings - M/W, 6-7:30pm

Choral - Contact christine.nass@villanova.edu

Location:  Music Activities / Student Performing Arts Tent, St. Mary's Theatre, Band Room, & Dance Studio 

  • Villanova Voices - MW 5:30-7:00; Fri 2-3:30pm
  • Villanova Singers - Th 5:30-7 & Sun 12:45-2:15
  • A Cappella - 8 groups by audition, next round of auditions will be early fall semester

Dance - Contact george.pinchock@villanova.edu

Rehearsals take place in the Music Activities / Student Performing Arts Tent, St. Mary's Chapel, & Jake Nevin Fieldhouse.

  • Dance Company - M 8:45-10:15pm; Sun 7-8:30pm
  • Dance Ensemble - Tu 5-6:30pm
  • 'Nova Nassa - W 7:30-9pm; Sun 8-9:30pm
  • Ablaze - Th 5-6:30pm; Sun 4-5:30pm
  • Irish Dance - M 5-6:30pm; W 5:30-7pm
  • Nova Noise (tap) - Thurs 6:45-8:15pm; Sun 6-7:30pm
  • Wazobia - Sun 6-7:30pm; Wed  6:30-8pm
  • Superlative - Tu/Th 9-10:30pm
  • Dance Team - Tu/Th 6-7:30pm
  • Twirlers - Th 8:30-10pm; Sui 10:15-11:45am

Villanova Music Downloads

* vualmamater.pdf
VU Alma Mater Sheet Music
* alma_mater_band.mp3
VU Alma Mater Played by VU Band
* vufightsong.pdf
VU Fight Song Sheet Music
* alma_mater_singers.mp3
VU Alma Mater Sung by VU Singers
* fight_song.mp3
VU Fight Song Performed by VU Band
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