Academic Support for Athletics



Primary academic advising and support are received from the faculty advisor assigned to each student-athlete from his or her home college, school or department. Academic progress will be monitored constantly to assure that NCAA and university rules and regulations are met and progress is being made towards graduation. The Academic Support staff will act as a liaison between the academic and athletic communities and address any problems that may arise. The Tutorial Assistance Program and the Tiered Mentoring Program, provided by the Office of Academic Support, insure academic success for all student-athletes.

Important Dates:

October 9: Midterm
October 10-18: Fall Break
October 21: Midterm Grades Due (noon)
October 23: Registration Advising Begins
November 11: Last Day for Authorized Withdrawal (WX)


Final Exams are Saturday, May 2 - Friday, May 8 .  Please check the final exam schedule to verify the date, time and location of your finals FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE.

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

The ARC is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Villanova Stadium pressbox. 


  • Sunday-Thursday:  4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Writing Tutor:  Sunday-Thursday:  7:00pm-10:00pm

April 2015 Student-Athlete of the Month

Jackie Froccaro

Congratulations to Jackie Froccaro of the Women’s Lacrosse team for being named April’s Student-Athlete of the Month!  Froccaro is a senior attacker on the team and helped the Wildcats advance to the program's first-ever BIG EAST Championship as Nova defeated Vanderbilt for the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament.

Froccaro was honored as the BIG EAST Attacker of the Year, received a spot on the All-BIG EAST First Team and was listed to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of the championship this past Saturday.  Froccaro's accolades mark her as one of the most decorated Wildcats to go through the program under Head Coach Julie Young’s guidance.  The senior from Sands Point, N.Y., led the team in goals (49), points (57) and draw controls (76). Froccaro's strength in the inner circle made her the conference leader in draws as she averaged 4.46 per game.  Froccaro is pursuing a major in marketing and is currently carrying a 3.27 GPA.

Jessica Wamala of Women's Basketball Earns the Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Jessica Wamala was one of the 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars recipients. Jessica joins Nnenna Lynch and Becky Spies as the only other Villanova student-athletes to receive the award. In May of 2013, Jessica graduated magna cum laude with a triple major in Political Science, Arab and Islamic studies, and Global Interdisciplinary Studies. In May 2014, Jessica received her MA in Political Science. Prior to receiving the Rhodes Scholarship, Jessica received the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and the Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship, and was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Fraternity for Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Jessica was also a Rangel Scholar and interned at the US Embassy Belgrade in Serbia, as well as the State Department Office’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Jessica also does substantial volunteering with the homeless in Philadelphia.

Jessica was a member of the Women’s Basketball team and was co-captain of the team in 2013-14. Jessica will be studying modern middle eastern studies at the University of Oxford in England to prepare for a career in Foreign Service as a political officer. 

Contact Us

Villanova University
Academic Support for Athletics

Jake Nevin Fieldhouse
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.7719
Fax: 610.519.6884

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