June 7-13, 2021
Reunion will be hosted as a week-long virtual experience beginning on Monday, June 7, through Sunday, June 13, 2021.
Reunion will combine this year and last year’s Reunion classes for double the fun in 2021! We are excited to celebrate class years ending in 0, 1, 5 and 6.
The health and safety of the Villanova community are our top priorities. Given the global COVID-19 pandemic, the University must follow all county, state and federal guidelines regarding large gatherings and all campus events are currently being held virtually. Since restrictions on large gatherings will likely continue into the summer, the difficult decision was made to hold this year’s Reunion as an entirely virtual event, rather than cancel or postpone it. While we would like to celebrate in person, a virtual celebration still gives us an opportunity to connect in ways that are safe for all.
Reunion planning is a year-long process that requires coordination with campus partners, vendors and volunteers. While progress is being made with vaccinations, there are still uncertainties surrounding new strains and the trajectory of COVID-19. We cannot guarantee that large in-person gatherings will be safe by early summer, therefore shifting to a virtual Reunion now allows us to plan a thoughtful and creative celebration.
Several months of planning are needed for an event of this size and scale. As a result, we were not able to postpone a decision about Reunion 2021 any further.
Unfortunately due to a number of logistical challenges associated with hosting Reunion, including on-campus housing and event space, we cannot host Reunion during Homecoming while students are on campus this fall. As for next June, we are unable to accommodate three milestone Reunion celebrations on campus in one year (0/5s, 1/6s and 2/7s).
At this this time, all Villanova events continue to be held virtually. Given the global COVID-19 pandemic, the University must follow all county, state and federal guidelines regarding large gatherings and all campus events. The CDC recommends avoiding large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart, and where attendees may travel from outside the local area. Travel also increases risks for transmitting COVID-19 due to exposure at airports, on public transit or in hotels.
All alumni, students, faculty, family and friends are invited to attend Reunion! Members of 2020 and 2021 Reunion class years ending in 0, 5, 1 and 6 will have special class-organized gatherings, and all other events are open to alumni from all class years.
From June 7-13, 2021, virtual attendees will have opportunities to connect with classmates, faculty and staff through a series of virtual events. Events can be accessed on Zoom, social media, livestreamed or pre-recorded so you can access them anytime. The full schedule of events will be shared via email and on the Reunion website in the coming months.
If you have a smartphone or tablet with access to the internet, you can still join the fun! Be sure to download the apps needed to join various events, such as Zoom and Facebook. For the virtual Mass, review the livestream viewing requirements on the Mass page (forthcoming).
The campus remains closed to the general public in an effort to keep students, faculty and staff safe by limiting the number of visitors to campus. More information on the University response to COVID-19 can be found here.
If you are celebrating a Reunion in 2021 and would like to commemorate your milestone year, you can make a gift of any amount to support any area of campus before May 31, 2021. To make a gift or learn more about Reunion Giving, visit our website.
Registration is open through Monday, June 7 at 11:59 p.m.
To ensure you are receiving Reunion communications, please visit villanova.edu/updatemyinfo to update your contact information.
We strongly encourage pre-registration for all events, unless indicated on the events schedule.
All Reunion events are free, with the exception of the Run Nova Virtual 5K. There will be a registration fee to participate, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the initiative of your choice. More details to follow!
You may add events or modify your existing registration at any time by clicking the Modify Registration link provided in your confirmation email. For questions, contact email@example.com.
Registration for all events, with the exception of the 5K, will close on Monday, June 7 at 11:59 p.m. It is strongly encouraged that you register as early as possible so you don't miss any communications about events in which you wish to participate. You may register or modify your registration right up to event start time.
Reunion Celebration Extras that require shipping, such as the Reunion Celebration Box and Toma Bloody Mary Mixer Variety Pack must be ordered before Sunday, May 23 to guarantee delivery by Reunion Week.
Programming will include opportunities to connect with fellow alumni, faculty and staff through a schedule of class-specific and all-alumni events. The schedule will include live virtual events where classmates can interact, single speaker or panel discussions, and on-demand activities that can be viewed at leisure. We are grateful for the opportunity to engage in thoughtful planning with our volunteers and look forward to sharing the full schedule when registration opens in early spring.
We will work to ensure you have plenty of information and resources in advance so that you feel comfortable attending the virtual activities. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!
The Alumni Association offers events and opportunities throughout the year for alumni to network, volunteer, catch up with friends, give back to Villanova, act as ambassadors for the University and much more. Join the Nova Network, one of our Regional Clubs or Affinity Networks, or our virtual book club. Visit the Alumni Association website.
Future communications about upcoming Alumni Association events, such as Reunion, will be sent via email. If you have recently changed your email address, please take a moment to update your information by calling 1-800-VILLANOVA (845-5266), emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting villanova.edu/updatemyinfo.
The latest updates, announcements, statements, FAQs and more can be found on the University’s COVID-19 information site.
Gifts of all sizes make a difference at Villanova, and support from our donors has helped the University remain resilient through the challenges of this year. We encourage you to support the area that is most important to you. If you would like to help students who are facing unforeseen burdens due to the impact of COVID-19 and recent natural disasters, consider giving to the Student Hardship Fund. You can also give to the Villanova Annual Fund, which benefits the entire Villanova experience. Make your Reunion Gift today!
For questions about Reunion events, email the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com or call 1-800-VILLANOVA.