Here’s to Our Newest Alumni

This May, the University's newest graduates officially became alumni, joining a network of more than 130,000 Wildcats worldwide in 50 states and 94 countries across the globe. With CDC recommendations loosening up the day before Villanova’s Commencement activities kicked off, graduates and their two guests were able to breathe a little easier at this year’s ceremonies. While it’s impossible to measure joy, here’s a look at a few of the numbers that illustrate what a massive celebration it was.

confetti falls as Villanova graduates celebrate commencement on a sunny day

The Graduates

2,390

graduates celebrated
on campus

215 

graduates
participated virtually

20–84 

age
range

16 

countries
represented

48 

states represented, 
plus DC & Puerto Rico 

 

Villanova President Father Peter Donohue speaking from a podium at commencement
a smiling older woman touches the face of a younger Villanova graduate at commencement
a female member of the NROTC in her white dress Navy uniform smiles at commencement
hands intertwined
three smiling women wearing blue graduation gowns pose for a selfie at commencement

The Celebration

4

days

10 

events

101

staff & student
volunteers

4,732 

guests

42,500+

viewers livestreamed
the ceremony

a woman in a blue cap and gown holds up her arm in triumph at commencement
a smiling man in a cap and gown takes a photo of a graduate
singer wearing sunglasses at commencement
two Villanovans embrace at commencement

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