About one-third of the first-year class opts into COMMUNITAS - a living and learning community for first-year students. COMMUNITAS offers a holistic experience where students live together in a residence hall, participate in their Augustine and Culture Seminar class with hallmates, and take a one-credit discussion-based class with the same students in the ACS class. Each class has about 16 students, so participants form a small group community both in and outside of class.
Students sign up for COMMUNITAS when they complete the housing contract.
The HOUSING CONTRACT will be available to early decision students on February 28 or on May 4 (for early action and regular admit students who have paid their deposit) at www.housing.villanova.edu.
Students are encouraged to complete the housing contract and sign up for COMMUNITAS early as we are not always able to accommodate all of the expressed interest. It is best to list both a first and second choice for your preferred COMMUNITAS theme. Students are placed in COMMUNITAS based on a variety of factors, including date of deposit, date of housing contract, gender, and college. Most participants are notified of their placement shortly after housing assignments are available, typically at the end of July or early August. If you do not have access to the internet to access the form, please call Teri O'Brien at 610-519-4550.