Orientation

Villanova’s New Student Orientation program welcomes students to campus and introduces them to all aspects of University life: academic, social and spiritual. Orientation at Villanova is unique because it’s developed and delivered by students, for students.

Student volunteers work all year long to create an experience that helps you successfully make one of the most important and exciting transitions of your life. During move-in, students and their families will find hospitality tents and barbeques across campus, and student volunteers will even help you move into the residence hall that you will call home.

Orientation Counselors, known as “OCs,” are students who are committed to making your Orientation experience the very best it can be. Each new student will be assigned an OC, who will write a hand-written letter welcoming him or her to Nova Nation.

Villanova’s Orientation spans four days in which new students will participate in programs, presentations and activities designed to familiarize them with both academic and student life at Villanova. Opening day events include University Welcome, Opening Mass, meetings for parents and students with academic deans and OCs, parent resource fair and information sessions, and a family picnic. During the last three days of Orientation, students participate in group activities and get to know other students.