A Letter from the Vice President for Student Life

Dear Villanovan:

I am pleased to present you with this year's edition of the Villanova University Student Handbook. Historically known as the “Blue Book,” it is the official student handbook for Villanova University. We hope it will be a ready reference for information important to you during your time at the University.

By attending Villanova, you become an integral part of an academic community dedicated to the pursuit of truth through peace and justice. These values are inherent in the Judeo-Christian tradition and form the nucleus of the Augustinian philosophy of education which we have highlighted throughout this publication. In order for peace and justice to prevail and truth to be pursued, all members of the  University community must know what is expected of them so they may aspire to responsible and constructive membership and be prepared for the obligations and accountability that membership requires. Accordingly, this handbook outlines the regulations for which you will be responsible.

It is a pleasure to welcome you to a new academic year, and it is my prayer that this year and the years ahead will afford you every opportunity to mature intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and socially. The Division of Student Life is eager to facilitate achievement of these goals, and with your help, cooperation, and involvement we will no doubt be successful in that endeavor.

Kathy Byrnes, J.D.
Vice President for Student Life