June 9-11, 2023
Online registration is closed. Walk-up registration will occur on-site at the Welcome Center.
As we prepare to welcome you back to campus, here are answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. Click on the topics below to jump to the specific section. These FAQs will also be available in the VU Events App for quick reference during Reunion Weekend.
LAW SCHOOL SPECIFIC QUESTIONS
WHAT TO WEAR
TRAVELING TO CAMPUS
WELCOME CENTER HOURS
GETTING AROUND CAMPUS
SPECIAL NEEDS/ASSISTANCE & DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Reunion will be celebrated on campus from Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11, 2023.
All Class Years: Villanova alumni from all class years are invited to attend Reunion! For 2023, Undergraduate and Law members of class years ending in 3 or 8 will have special reunion events, and all other events are open to alumni from all class years.
Families and Guests: Spouses, children, other family members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend Reunion! Except for the President’s Lecture and Reception, Friday night Class Celebrations and the Supernova Dinner Dance, Reunion events are child-friendly. The Reunion Festival on Saturday will include entertainment for children (face painting, balloon art, lawn games, etc.), the Will D. Cat mascot and meet-and-greets with student-athletes. Children under five do not require a ticket to attend any of the family-friendly events. Please note that Villanova does not provide childcare during Reunion Weekend.
Pets: Pets are not permitted to attend, except for service dogs. If you or someone in your party will be bringing a service dog, please contact us at email@example.com.
All visitors to campus should take the necessary preventative measures to keep the Villanova community and themselves safe, and to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. While masks are not required outdoors or indoors, everyone is expected to put Community First and be respectful of others’ masking decisions. View more information on the University's response to COVID-19.
University photographers will be on campus throughout Reunion taking pictures to capture all the special moments. Attendees are asked to complete a photo release to acknowledge that your photo may be taken while on campus.
Shuttle service will be provided with loops between The Inn at Villanova, the Charles Widger School of Law, The Commons and the Connelly Center. Shuttles will operate around campus approximately every 20 minutes and will make stops at all accommodation locations as well as other on-campus areas. Each stop is indicated by a shuttle flag.
For Law Reunion questions, please email the Charles Widger School of Law Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 610.519.7054.
All Law Reunion attendees must check in to receive their Reunion 2023 badge, which will serve as a ticket for paid events. There will be a Welcome Center for Law Reunion attendees located at John F. Scarpa Hall (the Law School building), open on Friday, June 9, from 4:00-8:00 pm. Law graduates arriving outside of this window must check in at the Welcome Center on main campus behind the Connelly Center (see Welcome Center hours).
Registration will open on Thursday, March 16 at 12:00 pm ET. We encourage you to discuss your plans with friends and family in advance so you will be able to complete your registration quickly.
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 for space and meal-planning purposes. Walk-ups will be accommodated as space permits. If you need assistance registering for Reunion events, email the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com or call the Reunion Hotline at 610-519-6590. Our staff are working to field all inquiries as soon as possible.
Registration for all events will close on Monday, June 5 at 11:00 pm ET. 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 until the event start time.
When you register, you will be sent a confirmation via email. Please retain this email for your records. If you have misplaced your confirmation email, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request another copy.
We accept American Express, VISA and MasterCard. We do not accept Discover.
The deadline to cancel housing and event registrations and receive a full refund was Friday, May 12, 2023. If you have questions about your registration, please contact the Alumni Office at email@example.com.
In the event of inclement weather, outdoor events will be moved inside. Updates will be provided via our VU Events app and via email.
We do not offer assigned seating or reserved tables. Class banners, tents and table cards will indicate general areas to facilitate locating your classmates. At all events, there will be extra seating so that you and your friends can sit together. Arriving on time will help with seating preferences.
No. Anyone that downloads the app will have access to its modules. The only module that requires log in information is the “My Info” module. Please use the email address you used to register for Reunion 2023 and the password: Villanova.
Click the three dots in the upper right corner of the app menu screen, then click Settings. Make sure that the toggle for Allow Push is green. Also check your device's notification settings to ensure that notifications are allowed for the VU Events app.
When you open the app, you will see the “Attendees” icon. Click the icon and it will take you to the Reunion 2023 attendees page where you can view attendees by class year. Please note: Some attendees may have opted to remove their name from the public list.
Prior to departing for campus, make sure to consult the weather forecast and plan your attire accordingly. A jacket or sweater is strongly recommended as the buildings can be cold in the evening. Temperatures may vary by room and venue. For your own comfort, we recommend that you dress in layers.
Shorts, T-shirts, sneakers, sandals, Villanova spirit wear.
This could include pants or a skirt, sweater or casual blouse, khakis, slacks and a button-down or golf shirt.
A step up from business casual, but less formal than black tie. Sports coats recommended.
Please note that parking on Main Campus may be limited. To drive onto Main Campus, enter through the main gate on S. Ithan Avenue (across from the Finneran Pavilion). To access the west side of Main Campus, enter via the Fedigan Hall gate off of Spring Mill Road.
For those staying on campus, you may park temporarily in the circle in front of the Connelly Welcome Center Tent, or in the SAC garage. Once you have picked up your room keys from the Welcome Center, you will then park in the I-1 Ithan garage or W-2 parking lot on West Campus for the weekend (view parking map).
Villanova University provides for ADA Parking through the use of approved signage and space marking in accordance with Pennsylvania State Regulations. Only individuals who have an authorized placard or state issued license plates may occupy such spaces. There is ADA parking available throughout campus, including in front of the Connelly Center, at John F. Scarpa Hall (the Law School), behind The Commons and in the I-1 garage (view parking map).
Ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are available in the area. Local taxi services are also available for off-campus travel, including:
Please note that shuttle service to and from area hotels will not be provided.
The main campus Welcome Center will be located outside of the Connelly Center’s lower-level entrance by the horseshoe driveway.
All attendees registered to attend Reunion events must check in at the Welcome Center in order to receive event wristbands. Attendees staying on campus will also check in at the Welcome Center to receive their housing assignment and key code.
Key codes for on-campus accommodations must be picked up during the hours listed above.
There will also be a Welcome Center for Law Reunion attendees located at John F. Scarpa Hall (the Law School building), open on Friday, June 9, from 4:00-8:00 pm. Law graduates arriving outside of this window must check in at the Welcome Center on main campus behind the Connelly Center.
Members of the “Reunion Crew”—staff who help to make Reunion Weekend a success—will be available to help provide directions to event locations. They will be available to help transport guests with mobility needs around campus in golf carts. Look for them wearing light blue polo shirts and khakis.
Shuttles will operate around campus approximately every 20 minutes. Please note there may be slight delays at certain times due to local construction, traffic and volume. Loops will be between The Inn at Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law, the Commons and the Connelly Center. Shuttles will make stops at all accommodation locations as well as other on-campus areas. Each stop is indicated by a shuttle flag.
Golf carts will be available to help transport guests with mobility needs around campus. Golf carts are not permitted to transport alumni off campus under any circumstances. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Reunion Hotline at 610-519-6590 if you will require mobility assistance during the weekend.
Connelly Center: Restrooms can be found on the ground floor of the Connelly Center, to the right of the entrance to the Villanova Room. Restrooms are also available on the top floor of the Connelly Center, to the left of the information center.
Dougherty Hall: The women's restroom is located on the east side of the building (closer to Bartley Hall), near the stairwell. The men's restroom is located on the west side of the building (closer to Austin Hall), near the stairwell.
Kennedy Hall: There are restrooms on the ground floor of Kennedy Hall, below the University Shop.
Yes, one will be available in the Bryn Mawr room located in the Connelly Center.
See below for a list of available facilities during Reunion weekend. Please note the fitness center will not be open during this time.
The University Shop is located in Kennedy Hall, on the Riley Ellipse next to the Connelly Center.
Villanova University Shop
The University Shop will be open during Reunion Weekend at the following times:
Please note that due to Radnor Township’s plastic bag policy, the University Shop can no longer provide single-use bags at checkout. Customers have the option to bring their own bag or purchase a reusable bag.
The Refectory, Villanova University’s full-service, on-campus restaurant, will be open during Reunion Weekend during the following times:
Located in the lower level of Vasey Hall. Hours are Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Located on the lower level of the Connelly Center. Open on Friday, June 9 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and on Saturday, June 10 from 7:30 am - 2:00 pm.
Yes, Reunion attendees will be able to use free Wi-Fi during the event. Select the Wi-Fi network called "VUAlumni," enter the password "Nova2023" and accept the terms and conditions.
When you arrive on campus, please visit the Welcome Center outside of the Connelly Center to confirm your room assignment and receive access. Welcome Center hours will be listed on the Schedule tab.
Apartments will be supplied with pillows, bed linens, towels, washcloths and a limited supply of blankets. We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible so our strong recommendation is that you bring extra blankets with you. Basic personal care items such as soap, shampoo, toilet tissue and hangers will also be provided. Please also bring any additional toiletries or other items you anticipate needing. Please note that housekeeping services will not be available during the weekend.
Visit the Accommodations page for additional details if you are staying on-campus.
If you have registered for on-campus housing and arrive after registration hours, there will be instructions at the Welcome Center outside the Connelly Center as well as posted on residence hall doors for where to pick up your room keys. If you plan on arriving after the Welcome Center closes, special accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact email@example.com with specific requests.
No. Upon moving out of your room, you do not need to stop at the Welcome Center—you can simply pack your belongings, and room keys can either be discarded or left in your room.
Please contact Conference Services at 610-519-5554.
For additional photos and amenities, visit the Residence Halls page.
Please let us know about any specific special needs by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Reunion Hotline at 610-519-6590.
We will work to accommodate your needs, and we will need to know about your circumstances at least one week prior to Reunion Weekend.
Follow @VillanovaAlumni on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for the latest on Reunion 2023 (and much more!). Don’t forget to use the hashtag #NovaReunion23 in your social media posts to share photos and memories with fellow Villanovans!
If you are celebrating a Reunion in 2023 and would like to commemorate your milestone year, you can make a gift of any amount to support any area of campus before our fiscal year ends on May 31, 2023. Add a donation to your reunion registration or give directly online. All gifts and pledges will be counted in the Reunion Class Gift totals and make a difference for today’s Villanova students.
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 the Reunion Hotline at 610-519-6590, emailing email@example.com or visiting villanova.edu/updatemyinfo.
For questions about Reunion 2023 events, email the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the Reunion Hotline at 610-519-6590 or, starting in mid-May, click the "Ask A Question" icon in the app menu to contact us.