Homecoming 2017


Wil D. Cat & the cheerleaders at the Homecoming Festival

Thank you for joining us at Homecoming 2016! 

SAVE THE DATE: Homecoming Week 2017 will take place October 23 - 29. The schedule of events will be posted here in late Summer/early Fall.
Click the dropdown below to view the 2016 schedule and for a preview of what to expect.

Monday, October 17

Kickoff to Homecoming

11 am - 3 pm
Oreo/Ellipse 

Kickoff event for students hosted by the Advancement Ambassadors Program.

Dugan Polk Family Reading Room Open House Celebration

11 am - 4 pm
Falvey Memorial Library
No registration required

The Library is hosting an Open House to celebrate the grand opening of the stunning Dugan Polk Family Reading Room featuring the newly-restored Pietro da Cortona painting, “The Triumph of David.” The Villanova community and guests are invited to visit the Reading Roo, and enjoy light refreshments. Read more.

Ethics, Integrity and Civility (or the lack thereof) in Politics

12 - 1 pm
Law School Room 101
Sponsored by the Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance 
No registration required

Former Utah Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr. will discuss how citizens and lawmakers can fix the broken political system of Washington, DC. 

 

Tuesday October 18

Graduate & Adult Education Open House

5 - 7 pm
Different locations across campus

Learn about Villanova's 100+ graduate, part-time undergraduate and continuing studies certificate programs! There will be tables representing each degree program as well as several breakout sessions where you can speak directly to students and faculty. Attendance is free - click the link above to register.

 

Wednesday, October 19

Men's Soccer vs. Penn

4 pm
Higgins Soccer Complex, West Campus
FREE admission

Jenny Vrentas - Writer for Sports lllustrated

4 - 5:15 pm
Law School Room 103
FREE admission

Sponsored by the Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law.

Beyond Ideas with Andy Coville

6 pm
Idea Accelerator - Lower Level, Falvey Memorial Library
Sponsored by the ICE Institute. No registration required

Andy Coville from Brodeur Partners will visit campus to discuss her life as a CEO and how to successfully market your ventures and businesses. Andy will also be signing and selling copies of her book - Relevance: The Power to Change Minds and Behavior and Stay Ahead of the Competition.

Post-Graduate Service Information Session

6:30 - 7:30 pm
St. Rita's Hall

Learn about service opportunities available after graduation and hear from Villanova alumni of various volunteer programs. Admission is free - click the link above to register. 

Villanova Student Musical Theatre presents The Addams Family

8 pm
St. Mary's Hall Theatre

Click here to purchase tickets. 

 

Thursday, October 20

Exponential Innovation: the Future of Radical Breakthroughs for the Benefit of Humanity

12 pm
Law School Room 101
Sponsored by the John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship 
No registration required

Quick Connections, LLC Product Focus Group and Networking Event

2 pm
Idea Accelerator - Falvey Memorial Library, Lower Level 

Learn about this company's 3D printed electronic business cards while sampling their products and networking with other Villanovans. Attendance is free - click the link above to register. 

Women's Soccer vs. Marquette

4 pm
Higgins Soccer Complex, West Campus
FREE admission

Launch of the PhD in Theology Program Celebration

4 - 6 pm
Villanova Room, Connelly Center

Keynote Speaker: Lisa Sowle Cahill, PhD - Professor of Theology, Boston College. Admission is free - click the link above to register. 

Sustainable Careers Panel and Alumni Networking Reception

5 - 7 pm
Garey Hall Events Room (Room 31)
Sponsored by the College of Nursing's Naratil Family Health and Human Values Lecture Series
No registration required

Hear from Villanova alumni panelists about how their degrees have helped them create a sustainable career. Networking reception will immediately follow the panel. Click the links above for more info.

Special Olympics (SpO) Fall Festival Volunteer Information Session

7 - 9 pm
Cafe Nova, Dougherty Hall
No registration required

Volunteers (including alumni!) are needed for the 28th annual Fall Festival on campus from November 4 - 6! Come to this info session to meet some of SpO's leaders and learn about ways to get involved as an alum with the competition.

CAT Presents Live Music Thursday

7 - 9 pm
Cyber Lounge, Connelly Center
FREE admission

The Vocation to Public Service Colloquium

7:30 - 9 pm
Bartley 1047
Sponsored by the Public Administration Department
Attendance is free. RSVP to publicadmin@villanova.edu

Featured speaker: Veracelle Vega '99
Vice President of Human Resources, Madison Logic

Villanova Student Musical Theatre presents The Addams Family

8 pm
St. Mary's Hall Theatre

Click here to purchase tickets. 

CAT Films presents Ghostbusters

9 pm
Connelly Center Cinema
No tickets needed

 

Friday, October 21

VUAA Volunteer Leaders Conference (By Invitation Only)

7:30 am - 6 pm
Connelly & Dougherty Halls

Baseball Alumni Golf Outing

8:30 am
Glenside, PA

Enjoy a day of golf and socializing while supporting Villanova Baseball. Click the above link to register. 

Humanities Day

1 - 4 pm
St. Augustine Center, Room 400

Learn about Villanova's degree programs in the Humanities. There is no cost to attend - click the link above to register. 

Post-Graduate Service Information Session

2:30 - 3:30 pm
St. Rita's Hall

Learn about service opportunities available after graduation and hear from Villanova alumni of various volunteer programs. Admission is free - click the link above to register. 

Men's & Women's Cross Country Haverford Invitational

4:30 pm
Haverford, PA

West End Zone Building Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

5 pm
Villanova Stadium (enter through the main Stadium entrance and gather at the West End Zone)

Celebrate the grand opening of Villanova's state-of-the-art athletic training center! Attendance is free and no registration is required.

Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving at Penn/Drexel/La Salle

5 pm
Philadelphia, PA

CAT Films presents Ghostbusters

5:30 pm, 8 pm, and 10 pm
Connelly Center Cinema
No tickets needed

Black Alumni Society Happy Hour

6 - 8 pm
Gullifty's - Outside Patio (weather permitting)
1149 East Lancaster Ave., Rosemont, PA 19010

Learn about and network with members of the newly formed Black Alumni Society. No RSVP required. Email DeVon Jackson or call (610)-519-7829 with questions.

NROTC Gala Dinner

6 - 10:30
Dougherty Hall

Join Villanova University's Naval ROTC Battalion for its largest annual fundraiser. All proceeds will directly support NROTC programs and events. Click the above link to register (by October 7) and for more information. 

President's Club Reception (By Invitation Only)
Honoring members of the President’s Club and Young Alumni Circle

6:30 pm
Villanova Room, Connelly Center

Young Alumni Homecoming Kickoff Social

7 to 9 p.m.
Flip and Bailey's
900 Conestoga Rd., Rosemont, PA 19010
   
$25 admission includes food and two drink tickets. Space is limited so register soon.
We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Alumni Association, in coordination with the Villanova University Club of Greater Philadelphia

Delta Gamma Anniversary Reception

7:30 - 9:30 pm
Villanova University Conference Center
601 County Line Rd., Radnor, PA 19087

Celebrate Delta Gamma's 30th anniversary with sisters and alumni at this cocktail reception. Spouses and guests invited. Click the link above to register. 

Villanova Student Musical Theatre presents The Addams Family

8 pm
St. Mary's Hall Theatre

Click here to purchase tickets. 

Note: Hoops Mania will take place on October 28 this year. 


Saturday, October 22

Alumni Bike Ride

Depart at 8 am from Main Lot at the corner of Ithan and Lancaster Avenues. 
Ride will be about 25 miles long and will last about 90 minutes. 
ALL alumni are welcome! No pre-registration is required.
Must bring your own bike. Sponsored by the Cycling Club.

Dream for Eileen 5K Run

Pre-registration is not required. Registration is $10 and begins at Driscoll Hall at 9:30 am. The race begins shortly thereafter.

This annual 5K is held in honor of Eileen Shea Lupton - a 2003 College of Nursing alumna who was killed in an accident shortly after graduation. The run is sponsored by the Villanova chapter of the Students Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP), and all proceeds benefit the Eileen Shea Lupton '03 Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Villanova nurses. Email SNAP for more information. 

Men's Basketball Blue/White Scrimmage

10 - 11:30 am (doors open at 9:30)
Pavilion
No registration required. Call 610-519-4090 for more information. 

Loyalty Award Presentation

11:30 am
West End Zone of Villanova Stadium (enter via the Jake Nevin Field House entrance)
FREE admission - all are welcome! 

Congratulations to Patty Esposito '80 for winning this year's Loyalty Award! The Loyalty Award is presented to a Villanova alumnus(a) who has rendered distinguished service to the University. Instituted in 1932 by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Villanova University Alumni Association, this award is the oldest in the University's history. Light appetizers will be served. Join us in this brand new Athletics space as we congratulate Patty on her outstanding accomplishment! Email Pat Gillin with questions. 

Read more about Patty here.

Swimming & Diving vs. Drexel/La Salle

12 pm
Pavilion

Football Alumni Day

12 - 3:30 pm
Rear Pavilion Parking Lot

Football alumni and members of the Football Club are invited to an exclusive pregame tailgate and pregame recognition ceremony. Click the link above to register (must register by October 18). 

MPA Homecoming Tailgate

12 pm
Rear Pavilion Parking Lot 

Join Master of Public Administration students, faculty and alumni for a pre-game tailgate behind the Stadium! There is no cost to attend. Click the link above for details and to RSVP. 

Homecoming Festival

12 - 3:30 pm
Riley Ellipse/Oreo/Connelly-Dougherty Plaza

Join students, alumni and families at the largest event of the weekend! Entry into the Festival area is FREE. Activities will include:

  • Food and beverage (food and drink tickets may be purchased on-site. Beer sales end at 3)
  • Performances from a magician
  • Student acappella/dance performances (schedule will be posted here once finalized)
  • Performances from the Villanova Band, Dance Team, Wildcat Dancers, Twirlers and Cheerleaders
  • Appearance by Wil D. Cat mascot
  • Giant lawn games such as Kan-Jam, Jenga, Connect Four and Spikeball
  • Inflatable games and activities
  • Kid-friendly activities including face painters, caricature artists, tattoos and balloon artists
  • Live DJ courtesy of VU Tech Crew

Specialty/group tents (email alumni@villanova.edu if you represent a group interested in a tent):

  • Villanova Singers
  • Black Alumni Society
  • Villanova Military
Men's Soccer vs. Creighton

1 pm
Higgins Soccer Complex, West Campus
FREE admission

Football vs. Albany

3:30 pm 
Villanova Stadium

  • Black Alumni Society ticket block: Current or prospective members of the Black Alumni Society can purchase tickets and sit together in Section SG. Click here to purchase. Use promo code NOVABAS. Up to 50 tickets are available through this link. Contact Dana Jacob with questions about this link. 
  • MPA ticket block: Students and alumni of the Master of Public Administration program can purchase tickets and sit together in Section SG. Click here to purchase. Use promo code NOVADPA. Contact Bridget Boston with questions about this link. 
Engineering Alumni Society Awards Dinner

6 - 9 pm
Villanova Room, Connelly Center
Click the link above to register

Black Alumni Society Networking Event

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Driscoll Hall Auditorium

Connect with former and current Black & Brown Villanovans, and learn about the newly created Black Alumni Society. Light hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, beer & wine will be served. Due to a generous sponsor, this event is now FREE. Click the link above to register. Space is limited to 50 people.

CAT Films presents Ghostbusters

8 pm and 10 pm
Connelly Center Cinema
No tickets needed

 

Sunday, October 23

Parish Masses

7:30 am and 10:30 am
St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Admissions Legacy Day
8:30 am - 12 pm

Children of Villanova alumni are invited to attend exclusive workshops and a campus tour. Click the link above to register. 

Black Alumni Society Brunch

11 am
First Watch
775 East Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085
RSVP to DeVon Jackson at devon.jackson@villanova.edu

CAT Films presents  Ghostbusters

12:30 pm
Connelly Center Cinema

Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop for Women

1 - 3:30 pm
Health Services Building, Room 200
Sponsored by the Villanova Women's Professional Network. Click the link above to register