Information regarding the 2016 Reunion schedule will be posted here soon. In the meantime, check out the 2015 schedule below for a preview of what to expect for 2016!

 

Thursday, June 4

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
University Shop open - Kennedy Hall
Reunion Weekend at the University Shop: Save 20% off one clothing or gift item with the purchase of another item or equal or lesser value. Certain restrictions apply, see store for details.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Art Gallery open - Connelly Center Featuring Ward Van Haute

3:00 - 8:00 pm
Reunion Registration - Alumni Center, Garey Hall
Make this your first stop upon arrival to campus, where you can find your event tickets, events schedule, on-campus housing assignments, class buttons, campus maps, refreshments and more.

7:00 – 9:30 pm
Class of 1965 50th Reunion Welcome Reception – Picotte Hall at Dundale ($25)
Kick off the weekend with ’65 classmates at this casual and fun event.

Friday, June 5


8:15 am - 6:00 pm
EMBA Conference – Click to register and for details


8:00 am - 5:00 pm
University Shop open - Kennedy Hall
Reunion Weekend at the University Shop: Save 20% off one clothing or gift item with the purchase of another item or equal or lesser value. Certain restrictions apply, see store for details.  

9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Reunion Registration - Alumni Center, Garey Hall
Make this your first stop upon arrival to campus, where you can find your event tickets, events schedule, on-campus housing assignments, class buttons, campus maps, refreshments and more.. 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Art Gallery open - Connelly Center

9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Office of University Admission open - Austin Hall
Stop by the Office of University Admission to meet a counselor or find out what’s new in the Office of Admission.

10:30 – 11:30 am
Reunion University Sessions (Complimentary) Come back to class - without any quizzes! Don't miss this opportunity to engage with Villanova faculty and discover what's new on campus.
 
Advances in Simulation in Nursing and Health Care - Simulation Lab, Driscoll Hall
Colleen Meakim, MSN, RN, CHSE, Director of Learning and Simulation Center, College of Nursing

Villanova Alumni Authors' Panel Discussion
Speakers Corner, Falvey Library (first floor)
 
A Russian Downton Abbey: A Countess, a Great Estate, and the Russian Revolution - Falvey Memorial Library, Room 204 
Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
Think only Lord Grantham and his family had problems navigating the social upheavals visited upon Europe after the tumult of World War I? Hear from Russian historian Dr. Lindenmeyr about how the forces unleashed by the Great War transformed the life of one Russian aristocrat, Countess Sofia Panina (1871-1956) – heiress, philanthropist, the world’s first female cabinet minister, and the subject of Dr. Lindenmeyr’s latest book.
 
Villanova School of Business’ Applied Finance Lab – Bartley Hall
James Jablonski, Director of the Applied Finance Lab & Finance Instructor
VSB’s Applied Finance Lab is a state-of-the art financial research and teaching center that creates a dynamic bridge between business theory and business practice. The lab integrates technology into the learning experience—including a simulated trading room.
 
Volunteer Seminar - Falvey Library, Speakers Corner (First Floor)
Matt Gwin, Director of Volunteer Engagement,and members of the Villanova University Alumni Association (VUAA) Board of Directors
Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Villanova and in your local community.

Noon – 1:30 pm
President's Lunch - Villanova Room, Connelly Center ($20)
Join the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, '75, Villanova University's 32nd President, for lunch and a discussion of the recent achievements and ongoing initiatives at the University. Members of the Top Cats (graduates of the Classes of ’64 & earlier) will receive special recognition. Class photos for the classes of '55 and '60 will be taken here.

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Reunion University Sessions  (Complimentary)

On the Move: Preparing for Villanova’s 2016 Reclassification and Re-ranking - Falvey Library, Speakers Corner (First Floor)
Ann Diebold, Vice President of University Communication and Jim Trainer, Associate Vice President and Executive Director of the Office of Planning & Institutional Research
Villanova anticipates being reclassified by the Carnegie Foundation to a national doctoral research university in Fall 2016. This change in classification will move Villanova from US News and World Report’s regional rankings list to the national list. Hear about the reputational opportunities associated with these changes.
 
Highlights of the Last Twenty Years of Nursing Education in the College of Nursing - Driscoll Hall 240
Michelle M. Kelly, PhD, CRNP, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
 
Creating the Business Model for the Parish of the 21st Century - Falvey Library, Room 204
Charles Zech, PhD, Director, Center for Church Management and Business Ethics, and Professor, Economics

A Conversation with Dean Gary Gabriele – Center for Engineering Education and Research, Room 104
Gary A. Gabriele, PhD ,Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering
The Dean will host an informal conversation with alumni and friends to review this past year’s accomplishments and discuss exciting new initiatives on the horizon.
 
Bleeding Pixels: Violent Video Games and Real-World Violence - Falvey Library, Room 205
Patrick M. Markey, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Director, Interpersonal Research Laboratory
Throughout the nation, millions of children and adults are playing violent video games and have adopted them as their primary form of entertainment. Many pundits and politicians have been quick to blame violent games for just about every societal ill. Dr. Markey will present new research on this fascinating area and help gamers and parents learn how to navigate this pixelated minefield.

3:15 – 4:15 pm
Reunion University Sessions (Complimentary)
 
In Transition: Tony Chennault - Falvey Library, Room 204
Tony Chennault ’14, Director/Producer and Steve McWilliams, Director of International Student Services and Disability Services.
This Villanova University Social Justice documentary tells the inspirational story of former Villanova basketball star Tony Chennault, who rose above tragedy to find a new purpose in life as a filmmaker and community activist.
 
Why Orange Really is the New Black: A Look inside the American Prison System - Falvey Library, Room 205
Jill McCorkel, PhD,Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology
With 2.2 million of its adult citizens behind bars, the United States stands as the world leader in incarceration. Thirty years ago, the prison population was well under a half of a million American adults. What accounts for the explosion in the use of incarceration as a punishment? What consequences does it have for prisoners, their families, and the rest of us? In this talk, Dr. McCorkel will discuss her extensive research inside men's and women's prisons across the country and will share how the prison experiences shapes people's lives.
 
The Collaborative Restoration of David and Goliath – Old Falvey, Falvey Library
Kristin DeGhetaldi , Art Conservator
Hear about (and see) the restoration,taking place on Villanova’s campus, of this large oil-on-canvas paintingby 17th century Italian artist Pietro da Cortona.
 
Advancing the Frontiers of Autonomous Vehicles: Engineering Student-Faculty Research Collaborations -  Center for Engineering Education and Research, Room 104
Dr. C. Nataraj, Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering and the Mr. and Mrs. Robet F. Moritz, Sr. Endowed Chair in Engineered Systems.
 
Naval Sciences at Villanova University: Honoring the Past, Looking to the Future – NROTC Office, John Barry Hall

5:00 – 7:00 pm
Athletics Happy Hour – Bartley Atrium ($20)
Featuring coaches and former student-athletes. All are welcome!

6:00 pm
Class of 1965 Group Photo – Bartley Hall Steps (Quad side) ($15)

6:30 – 11:00 pm
Class of 1965 Half Century Celebration - Villanova Room, Connelly Center ($50)
Celebrate your golden anniversary at this very special event, featuring dinner, drinks and dancing. All classmates in attendance will be presented with a complimentary 50th Reunion commemorative pin.

7:00 – 11:00 pm
Class of 1990 25th Reunion Celebration - Villanova Conference Center ($45)
Celebrate your milestone anniversary in style at the beautiful Villanova Conference Center, located just one mile from campus. The event will feature "Philly"-style food as well as music, photos and memories transporting you back to 1990! Shuttle service will be provided to and from campus."

7:00 – 11:00 pm
Class Parties – Connelly Center & Dougherty Hall ($40) 
Classes of ’55, ’60, ’70, ’75, ’80, ’85, ’95, ’00, ’05, ’10: Celebrate with your classmates at this festive location and format. Dinner stations and bars

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, June 6


7 and 8:30 am
"Friends of Bill W." - Health Services Building, Room 200 

8:30 - 10:30 am
Breakfast – St. Mary’s Hall Dining Room ($15) Adult, ($5) Child 5-20

9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Reunion Registration - Alumni Center, Garey Hall 
Make this your first stop upon arrival to campus, where you can find your event tickets, events schedule, on-campus housing assignments, class buttons, campus maps, refreshments and more.

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Chat with the Dean – College of Nursing (Complimentary)
M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor of Nursing
Learn about exciting new programs and initiatives in the College of Nursing.

Athletics Facilities Tour 
Meet in the Davis Center lobby for the tour

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Design Concepts for Lancaster Avenue (Complimentary)
Chris Kovolski, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations and External Affairs

10:00 am - 1 pm
Augustinian Heritage Room Open - St. Thomas Monastery, Ground Floor
Learn about the history of the Augustinians in the United States and view an impressive collection of Augustinian artifacts, including a replica of the Liberty Bell.

9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Blue Key Trolley Tours of Campus – Departure from Klekotka Hall, West Campus (Complimentary)
Departing every ½ hour, on the hour and half-hour.

9:00 - 11:00 am
Office of University Admission open - Austin Hall
Stop by the Office of University Admission to meet a counselor or find out what's new in the Office of Admission.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
University Shop Open - Kennedy Hall 

11:00 am
Blessing of Marriage Vows - St. Thomas of Villanova Church
Alumni and their spouses are invited to this special event, led by Rev. Peter Donohue, OSA ’75, University President.
Note: Alumni must register by May 21 in order for their names to appear in the print program.

Noon - 3:00 pm
Reunion Picnic – Connelly/Dougherty Plaza ($25) Adult, ($10) Age 5-20
Meet up with your friends and bring your family to the largest event of the weekend. An afternoon of fun for everyone, featuring a full picnic buffet, beer, wine, soft drinks and desserts. Highlights include:
  • Class Areas
  • Group Photos (except '55, '60, '65)
  • Meet & Greet with student athletes and Will D. Cat
  • Family entertainment
  • Music provided by Radio Alumni group - if you wish to be informed of future radio alumni events, email alumni@villanova.edu.
  • Specialty tents TBA
Noon - 5:00 pm
Art Gallery open - Connelly Center

5:00 pm 
Reunion Vigil Mass - St. Thomas of Villanova Church
University President Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA '75, presiding

6:00 - 7:00 pm 
Special Reception with the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 – Villanova Room, Connelly Center 
Honoring members of The Matthew Carr Society, President’s Club, President’s Club Associates, 1842 Heritage Society, Young Alumni Circle, Caritas Society, Reunion Committee volunteers and distinguished alumni leaders. By invitation only
 
6:30 - 10:00 pm
Supernova - Location TBA ($60)
Annual Reunion Dinner Dance - Join us for an evening of delicious food and drinks, live music and dancing. It is “the place to be” on Saturday night, with a fantastic party band, Chico’s Vibe.

Sunday, June 7


7:30 am & 10:30 am
St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Mass - St. Thomas of Villanova Church

8:00 - 11:00 am
On-Campus Housing - All guests in apartments and residence halls must vacate by 11:00 am.

8:30 - 10:30 am
Farewell Brunch – St. Mary’s Dining Hall ($15) Adult, ($5) Child 5-20

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
University Shop open – Kennedy Hall
Reunion Weekend at the University Shop: Save 20% off one clothing or gift item with the purchase of another item or equal or lesser value. Certain restrictions apply, see store for details.

 

Notice of Consent for Media Recording
Please be advised that Villanova University will be taking photographs, videos or audio recordings of attendees at this event. If attendants at this event do not wish to have their likeness or voice made public, they must advise the photographer/recorder at the time the picture is being taken or the recording is being made. Attendees at this event who do not inform the photographer/recorder of their intention not to have their likeness or voice made public, have by their actions and omissions, authorized Villanova University to publish, perform and distribute in any format, and use for any purposes, commercial or otherwise, their name, image, likeness, voice and affiliation, and any photographs, video footage or audio recordings taken of them at the Event.