Director of First and Second Year Initiatives
Assistant Director of First and Second Year Initiatives
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.
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.
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:
We have a free shuttle system for all Villanova students that runs on and off campus.
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.
The Parents website has a list of area restaurants with hyperlinks to many of the restaurants on the list.
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:
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.