Skip to main content


There are so many changes that happen sophomore year—how can I balance it all without being stressed?

Amidst the busyness of life on Villanova’s campus, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the stress of academic work, extracurricular commitments, and relational challenges. Additionally, students are young adults accomplishing a number of developmentally appropriate tasks related to identity creation and meaning making. Below are some of the many health and wellness resources Villanova offers to support your student in staying well and maintaining a healthy balance in life.

Back to Top

May I study abroad?

Villanova encourages all students to participate in an overseas experience. Each school and college collaborate with the Office of Education Abroad  to coordinate student participation in study abroad programs.  We have a variety of programs for the academic year as well as amazing options for summer opportunities that don’t disrupt the traditional semester calendar. 

Back to Top

Are there internship opportunities?

Absolutely! Sophomore year is a time for students on campus to explore: in academics, personal development, and career exploration. The Villanova University Career Center is a fantastic resource for all students to become familiar. The Career Center can assist with both big and small decisions. Some of the resources your sophomore may want to take advantage of include:

  • Help defining academic and career goals
  • Help with the internship process
  • Writing a winning resume and/or cover letter
  • Interview preparation, including mock interview appointments 

Back to Top

How can I get around campus and the local area?

We have a free shuttle system for all Villanova students that runs on and off campus.

  • On-Campus Shuttle- runs from South, to Main, to West Campus
  • Off-Campus Shuttle- runs to Bryn Mawr (CVS) and Ardmore (Suburban Square Shopping Center) and to St. Davids (Grocery Store) and Wayne (Minella’s Diner)
  • King of Prussia Mall Shuttle- runs to and from the mall on weekends

There are two trains on campus, Paoli Regional Line (formerly the R5) goes to Center City Philadelphia  Takes about 25-30 minutes to get downtown and stops at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Amtrak, buses and the Airport Train are all accessible from there. 

Back to Top

Can you recommend some area restaurants?

The Parents website has a list of area restaurants with hyperlinks to many of the restaurants on the list.

Back to Top

Who can help me register for my classes?

If you have any questions about AP credits, choosing your classes, or when you can register, we suggest you make an appointment with your academic advisor.  They can be very helpful in planning next steps along your academic path.  You are also encouraged to call the contacts below for your specific college for helpful information:

  • College of Engineering - (610) 519-4940
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Office for Undergraduate Students - (610) 519-3900
  • College of Nursing - (610) 519-4900
  • School of Business, The Clay Center - (610) 519-5532

Back to Top

When does the upper-class housing selection process occur?

The upper-class housing process begins in January with the availability of the Upper-Class Housing Application and Contract found on the housing website.  All students interested in residing on campus for the following academic year must submit a housing application/contract to enter the housing selection process. 

Back to Top

VISITING VU with a car icon
INFO & PUBLICATIONS with a folder icon
Interviewing on Campus with a handshake icon
Service link


Alicia Dunphy-Culp
Director of First and Second Year Initiatives

Lael Hoegen
Assistant Director of First and Second Year Initiatives