FAQs for Before Orientation Weekend

How do I know if Villanova has received all of my required documents?

You can find a Checklist of items that need to be submitted to Villanova before the fall semester in  myNovaHelpful Hint:  Print the Checklist before you begin!

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Can the siblings of new students also attend Orientation?

Siblings of new students are welcome to attend New Student Orientation programs on Opening Day as long as they accompany parents. We ask that siblings do not attend any Opening Day programs that are solely for new students, such as when new students meet with their Orientation Counselors and Academic Deans.

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Do I need to register for Orientation?

New students are expected to attend the Orientation program. There is no need to register in advance.

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What information will I receive in the mail from the Orientation office over the summer?

The New Student Orientation office will mail the following booklets/newsletters to all new students: the Villanova 101 emails, distributed weekly all summer, which has a basic overview of the 4-day Orientation program, as well as information from Residence Life, Dining Services, the Wildcard Office, Learning Communities, and general University information, and the August Brochure, with detailed information about Orientation, including Orientation Group Numbers and Designated Reporting Areas (where new students will meet with their Orientation Counselors). Orientation Group Numbers and Designated Reporting Areas can also be found in myNova in early August. If you do not receive the above mentioned publications, please contact the Orientation Office.

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When will I find out about my residence hall assignment & roommate?

New students will be able to access their residence hall and roommate information in myNova in late July. Questions about housing assignments should be directed to the Office of Residence Life - (610) 519-4154/4150.

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When do I receive my Orientation Group Assignment?

You will receive your Orientation Group information in our brochure mailed to your home in August. Your group number and designated reporting area will also be listed in myNova.

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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.