Orientation Schedule

Student Orientation leaders

The Orientation 2020 dates are August 20-23, but Freshmen Move-In is Wednesday, August 19. More detailed information will be sent home in June with specific times and locations for Move-In.

Opening Day, Thursday August 20, will include the University Welcome, meetings for parents and students with both Academic Colleges and Orientation Counselors, Parent Info Sessions and Resource Fair, Family Picnic and Opening Mass.  The parent programs will end Thursday evening after the Family Picnic.  All Orientation events are casual and you should dress comfortably for hot weather.  New students will continue with the Orientation program through Sunday evening.  A more detailed schedule will be available in August.  

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

On Move-In Day, there will be an increased amount of traffic, as well as long waiting periods as we facilitate check-in for almost 1,700 new students.To expedite this process and ease the waiting, all new students are assigned an arrival time based on their last name that is listed below.

Assigned Arrival Time Student's Last Name
Beginning with...

We ask for your cooperation with your assigned arrival time. Students are welcome to arrive on campus any time AFTER their assigned times. Check-in resumes at 7 p.m. for those who cannot arrive during the day and on Thursday August, 19 from 9 a.m. - noon.


When you arrive make sure to say hi to your CMI! Campus Ministry Interns(CMI) are graduate students in Theology and Ministry who live in First-Year residence halls to help build community and to offer personal and spiritual support to any students.  Look for your CMI during move-in and introduce yourself.  They can tell you about all of the great programs, retreats, and small groups offered throughout the year.  They will be excited to meet you!  For a listing of CMI's click here!

Orientation Programs

Students attend programs throughout the day, including workshops on:

  • Academics
  • New Student Concerns
  • Social Life and College
  • Campus Ministry Programs
  • History of Villanova and our
    Augustinian Tradition
  • College Life, a small group discussion
    with a member of the faculty
  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness

and much more!

A detailed Opening Day Schedule with specific times and locations will be mailed in August.

Orientation activities involving parents are on August 22 only.