Tips for an Excellent Summer Semester
  1. Establish a relationship with your Professors. Faculty at Villanova are experts in their fields and research, but they also love teaching and want to connect with their students! Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know your faculty. Send an introductory email before class starts, let them know who you are, what you do, why you are excited about their class. This sets the right tone for moving forward, enhances your learning experience and develops a relationship that can bring long term benefits; think recommendation letters for graduate school.
  2. Time Management. Summer Sessions are compressed. Planning out your time to read, study and prepare for class is essential in getting everything done on time. Invest in a paper planner or utilize your google calendar. As soon as you get your syllabus put everything down and plan out the time you will need to accomplish the requirements of your classes. This will not only keep you organized, but for some students, knowing the work is planned out ahead of time helps alleviate anxiety.
  3. Form a Study Team. In this new virtual world, our virtual connections can seem distant. Consider forming a study group to gather virtually on a regular basis to discuss your readings and study together.
  4. Utilize University Resources. Although we are online this summer, our offices of Learning Support Services, Tutoring, Falvey Memorial Library are all open virtually. Take advantage of these free resources!
  5. Wear Sunscreen!

Remember, the CPS Advising Team stands ready to assist you in any way we can, please reach out to us if we can be of help. I wish you a summer semester that is intellectually challenging and fulfilling and hope to see you on campus in the Fall!

Warm regards,

Susan Leighton
Director, Academic Programs 
New Member of the Advising Team
Please welcome the newest member of the Advising Team, Olivia D’Aiutolo Mendenall, M.Ed. who will specifically work with students with last names A-M. Olivia comes to us from William & Mary University in Virginia, where she served as Assistant Director, Student Philanthropy and Recent Graduate Engagement. She earned a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from William & Mary where she interned in their advising office and was a graduate assistant in the office of Student Engagement at Christopher Newport University. Olivia’s passion for helping students successfully navigate higher education in pursuit of their personal and professional goals is palpable and we are very excited to have her!
Career Outcomes Survey Class of 2020
Be sure to check your email inbox for a message titled “Your career plans and COVID-19.”  This email contains a link to a short but important survey from which the University compiles student outcomes. The information gleaned from your responses will help us in many ways, in particular it enables us to assist our students in career search, identifying internships and more. Specific to the events happening this year, in the survey you have the opportunity to request individualized career support. We highly recommend taking advantage of this free service whether you are actively seeking a position now or have plans to do so in the future.
Resume & Cover Letter Webinar
June 9 at 3:00 pm
Has it been a while since you brushed up your resume? Learn how to think like a recruiter when updating it. Review the basic rules of resume writing, plus cover tips to customize it so it stands out to the hiring manager. This webinar will demonstrate, section-by-section, practical suggestions to enhance your resume and review best practices for cover letter writing. Register for the webinar .
CARES Act and Student Hardship Fund
Villanova University is providing emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. The majority of these grants are being funded by the federal government through the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid. Additional funds are being made available to our students thanks to generous donations from Villanova faculty, staff, alumni and parents. For more information on the CARES act eligibility and hope to apply, please visit the website .
Walk a Mile with... Wednesdays
If you missed one of our walks where we interview various Villanova celebrities for 5,280 feet, you can view the recordings below. We are taking a short break and will return later this summer with a roster of new contenders. If there is anyone in particular that you would like to “take a walk with,” please send nominations into your advisor. You can view additional interviews on our events website .

Wed, April 22:   Walk a mile with Dr. Joyce Russell  (Dean of the Villanova School of Business and Professor of Management)
Wed, April 27:   Walk a mile with Father Peter Donohue  (Villanova University President)
Wed, May 6:   Walk a mile with Dean Mark Alexander   (Dean and Professor of Law at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law)
Wed, May 13:   Walk a mile with Dr. Catherine Wilson  (Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration)
Wed, May 20:   Walk a mile with Dr. Pat Maggitti   (Villanova University Provost) 
Summer Dates & Deadlines
Summer Session I: Wed, May 27 (W) – Wed, June 24
Summer Session II: Fri, June 26 – Mon, July 27
Summer Session III Wed, May 27 – Mon, July 27

Wed, May 27: Summer Classes begin for SSI/SSIII
Fri, May 29: Last day for late registration and for dropping or adding courses in SSI
Thurs, June 2: Final day for late registration and for dropping or adding courses for SSIII
Tues, June 16: Last day for withdrawing from courses or changing from credit to audit in SSI
Wed, June 24: Final examinations will be held this date or the last scheduled class day for SSI
Thurs, June 25: Final date to register registration for SSII. Late fees apply after this date
Fri, June 26: Classes begin SSII
Tues, June 30: Final Grades Due for SSI; Last day for late registration and for dropping or adding courses for SSII
Fri, July 3: Independence Day Celebration (classes do not meet)
Thurs, July 9: Last day for withdrawing from courses or changing from credit to audit for SSIII
Fri, July 17: Last day for withdrawing from courses or changing from credit to audit for SSII
Fri, July 24: Last day for “N” grade conversion to be received by Registrar for SSI
Mon, July 27: Final examinations will be held on this date or the last scheduled class day for SSII/SSIII
Fri, July 31: Final grades due for SSII/SSIII
Fri, August 28: Last day for “N” grade conversion to be received by Registrar for SSII/SSIII
Summer II & Fall 2020 Advisement
There is still time to register for Summer II and Fall courses! Please schedule an appointment with your Advisor to discuss classes and registration if you have not done so already. Virtual appointments are easy with our online scheduling platform. To schedule, follow these easy steps:
  • Visit the online scheduling platform: https://calendly.com/cps-advising-team 
  • Choose your designated advisor on the main page and the date/time that works best for you.
  • You will receive a link to meet via Zoom

Please note: You must meet with your Advisor to obtain your PIN to register for Summer and Fall courses. 
CPS New Academic Offerings
We are excited to offer academic credit for internship experiences! Students may earn up to 6 credit hours for approved internships. If you are interested in completing an internship, please contact your advisor and apply here
Starting summer 2020, we will be offering two new minors in Leadership as well as Organizational Development and Management! Adding a minor can complement your major coursework and enhance your marketability. Each minor will be comprised of 6 courses (18 credits) to complete. Complete this form to add a minor or make any changes do your degree program.
Update Your Information!
To ensure that we have the most accurate and up to date information, please make sure you are submitting official name and address changes into the Office of Enrollment Management.