FAQs for Orientation Arrival

When should I arrive?

Move-in for New Students is Wednesday, August 21, 2019 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. You should follow the specific arrival schedule that will be posted in late June.   Early check-in will not be permitted. Please be patient as we expect heavy traffic, especially during the first few hours of check-in. You may experience 1-2 hour delays. We appreciate your patience during Check-In.

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Can I mail packages ahead?

Yes: Students needing to ship their belongings to campus may do so in early August.  Please address the parcels as follows:

Student's Name
Residence Hall and Room Number
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699

The Orientation staff will attempt to deliver freshmen resident student parcels arriving by August 10, to a storage area in the vicinity of your assigned residence hall prior to your arrival.  Packages received after August 10 must be picked up by the student at the mailroom in Kennedy Hall.

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What can I bring? Are there any items that are prohibited?

Please visit the What to Bring section in the Residence Halls section of this web site.  Be sure to view the items not to bring as well for your safety and ours.  Please note that only one MicroFridge or refrigerator/ microwave is permitted per room. For more information, please review the information on MicroFridge rentals.

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Where should we park when we arrive?

Once you drop off your belongings at your residence hall, you will be directed to an appropriate parking lot by the Department of Public Safety. It is vital to move your car once it has been unloaded. This will help decrease the wait time for families on a very busy day!

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Information Center


The main information center for Orientation will be located on the upper level of the Connelly Center. Questions concerning the program can be addressed to the Orientation staff there.

The staff will be clearly visible throughout campus on the first day of the program, so don't hesitate to look for our staff members and ask them your questions.

Check-In Day