Dear Villanova CPS Students,

I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy and you’re able to enjoy some of summer! We look forward to the start of a new academic year where we can see all of you again (either in person or virtually). We would also like to welcome our newest students into the CPS family! We are excited to get to know you better throughout this journey.

We are doing our best to prepare for a safe and productive Fall 2020 semester. I encourage you to thoroughly review the University's  Return to Campus Plan website and visit it often as it is continually updated with the latest developments. Students with classes delivered on campus or via hybrid are required to read and abide by the Caritas Commitment .

Consulting the University's comprehensive resources and taking the steps below will ensure the start of a successful semester:
  1. Take the COVID-19 test as soon as it is sent to you (if you are planning to come to campus)
  2. Read the detailed Academic FAQ’s for Fall 2020 often
  3. Review the updated Fall 2020 Academic Calendar
  4. Confirm your fall class schedule (see more information below)
  5. Submit medical and/or personal accommodations as soon as possible (see more information below)
  6. Contact your advisor with questions! The CPS Advising Team is ready to assist you in any way we can, please schedule an appointment with us if we can be of help.

I hope you enjoy these next few weeks of summer before the fall semester starts on Monday, August 17. As we navigate this time of uncertainty and change, our priorities are the health, safety, and well being of our community. We are committed to making Villanova a special place to pursue your academic, personal, and professional goals.

Stay well,
Kirstin DeFusco Houtz
Associate Director, Advising 
Fall 2020 Class Schedule
The Registrar’s Office has completed making adjustments to the Fall 2020 course offerings to promote adherence to social distancing guidelines. Course times and modalities have changed so please check your class schedule and cross reference it with the Master Schedule where you will find the modality under “attribute.” You will not be able to see the modality by viewing your schedule on MyNova. Should you need to make any changes to your schedule, schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

You can read about the four distinct modalities (100% in-person; hybrid; simulcast; and 100% online) on the detailed Academic FAQ’s for Fall 2020 page. 
Student Spotlight: Ryan Oakley
An Organizational Development and Management major, Ryan exemplifies the Villanova spirit by bringing together his academic and entrepreneurial spirits. His strategy for success relies on applying knowledge from the classroom directly to his entrepreneurship and bringing those experiences back with him to the classroom, contributing to the conversation. If he isn't working on a Villanova assignment or a coding project, you will find Ryan trading in the stock market, playing golf, fishing, or watching sports. Biggest Villanova Hoops fan, Go Nova!
New Scheduling and Video Conferencing Platform
The Advising Team has switched to Microsoft Bookings for all scheduling purposes. This is linked to your Villanova email/calendar through Outlook. If you plan to use your smart phone, it is recommended that you download the free Microsoft Teams App prior to meeting. For information on joining a Team meeting on the web, click here . Click here to schedule an appointment with your advisor. 
Fall 2020 Modality Accommodation Requests
Students are permitted to request accommodations for on-campus courses to be facilitated in an alternate format.

  • Accommodation requests based on a disability or health risk due to COVID-19 should be submitted to Nicole Subik, Director of the Office of Learning Support Services.
  • Accommodation requests based on reasons other than documented disabilities or medical issues should be directed to the CPS Advising Team. Please state the course and detailed request for your accommodation.

All requests must be submitted by July 31 st in order to adequately plan for the upcoming semester.

The University has created a FAQ page for academics . We strongly suggest you review and contact your advisor with any questions or concerns.
Consider Taking Full Semester Classes!
If you have always taken consecutive courses in the fast forward format, consider adding a full semester course to your schedule. We will be adding new full semester course offerings each semester. This is a great way to earn 9 credits/3 courses each semester while only taking two courses at once! Fall 2020 full semester course offerings are below. Schedule an appointment with your advisor for more information.

ECO 3200 - DL1  Topics: Economics of Art & Entertainment
Days:  Monday 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm 
Instructor:  David M. Fiorenza 
Attributes:  Distance Learning
Prerequisites:   ECO 1001  or  SBI 2005 and  ECO 1002

PSC 4175 - DL1  Topics in American Government: Social Policy
Days:  Monday 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm 
Instructor:  Marsha Ann Tonkovich 
Attributes:  Distance Learning
Fall 2020 Academic Calendar
The University adjusted the academic calendar for the Fall 2020
semester to limit potential disruptions caused by COVID-19. Please be sure to update your own calendar to reflect these changes!

Mon, August 17 : Full Term & Fast Forward 1 Classes Begin
Fri, August 21 : Last day for requesting Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Sun, August 23 : Last Day for dropping and/or adding Full Semester classes
Mon, September 7 : Labor Day - No Classes
Fri, September 11 : Last Day for Authorized Withdrawal from Fast Forward 1 without Academic Penalty (WX)
Sun, October 4 : Fast Forward 1 Ends
Mon, October 5 : Fast Forward 2 Begins
Thurs, October 8 : Full Term Midterm & Fast Forward 1 Grades Due (Noon)
TBD : Registration Advising Begins
TBD : Registration Begins for Spring 2021
Wed, October 28 : Last Day for Authorized Withdrawal from Full Semester without Academic Penalty (WX)
Fri, October 30 : Last Day for Authorized Withdrawal from Fast Forward 2 without Academic Penalty (WX)
Sun, November 22 : Fast Forward 2 Ends
Mon, November 23 : Final Day of Full Semester Classes
Tues, November 24 : Reading Day
Wed, November 25 : Fast Forward 2 Grades Due (Noon)
Mon, November 30 to Sat, December 5 : Full Semester Final Examinations
Tues, December 8 : Full Semester Final Grades Due (Noon)
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.
Mental Health Resources
The University Counseling Center provides caring support for all Villanova students , including those who have been directly or vicariously impacted by recent or past trauma. In the aftermath of experiencing, hearing about, or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a range of distressing feelings such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness or guilt. Their counseling services are informed by sensitivity to diversity, prejudice, racial discrimination, and trauma that results from racist beliefs, acts, behaviors, and violence. Currently, all counseling is provided by Telehealth via the student’s choice of phone or video. To schedule an appointment to receive confidential support and coping strategies, please call 610-519-4050 and leave a message providing your name (including the spelling of your last name ), and a phone number where a they can reach you to schedule an appointment with one of their counselors. More information is available on our website: www.villanova.edu/counselingcenter.
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.