Although COVID-19 prevented the Villanova community from gathering together in person, the global pandemic created new ways for Villanovans to connect.
University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, celebrated Easter Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church with more than 11,475 people across the country and the world.
The Class of 2020 raised their glasses for the senior toast—and more than 9,000 watched—May 15 during Villanova’s 177th Commencement and the very first online degree conferral.
The Class of 2024 received an enthusiastic welcome, along with some digital Villanova pride swag, when some aspects of the 2020 New Student Orientation moved to a virtual format in August. For the first time, the class was commissioned via an online ceremony.