Opening Day Morning Events (Optional)

Opening Day Overview
Thursday, August 22

Opening Day events will include the University Welcome, meetings for parents and students with both Academic Colleges and Orientation Counselors, Parents Info Sessions and Resource Fair, Family Picnic and Opening Mass. The parent programs will end Thursday evening after the Family Picnic. New students will continue with the Orientation program Thursday night through Sunday evening. 

Orientation officially begins at 1:15 pm with the
University Welcome.



9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Connelly Plaza

Stop by the Parents Resource Fair and meet campus administrators and staff from a variety of offices to learn more about the University and its services.  


Different campus departments will be presenting on a variety of topics during 45 minute sessions held throughout the morning.  For a detailed schedule, please consult the free Orientation App  for up to date changes!


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.

Free Orientation App

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