Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat

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Enjoy our I Heart My School series, where our renters share the best that college campuses across the US have to offer!

Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania

I love being a Villanova Wildcat and I always have so many reasons to tell people why I love going here that I tend to ramble. To start, Villanova has a community feeling like no other school. I didn’t believe people when they told me but it’s true. It is different from any other school. Villanova means “new home” and that’s exactly what it is. They make you so welcome and comfortable that you never want to leave. Everyone is approachable and you feel like everyone’s your friend.

Another reason I love Villanova is Sundae Sundays. Every Sunday to get ready for the week, the dining hall has make your own sundaes which is super fun and is something that all students look forward to. I remember when I experienced that for the first time, I thought it was such a thoughtful thing to do to get the students excited about the week.

To go along with the community idea, Villanova has the nicest people in the entire world. The people who work in the dining hall are incredibly nice and memorize your name and order. But also the students are so kind, everyone holds the door for you which is one harsh reality when you leave campus. When ever someone holds the door for me, even if I’m far away, it always brightens my day because I’m surrounded by kind people.

Something that a lot of people don’t know is that our president Father Peter has monthly open office hours which appealed to me when I first came here because it makes him extremely accessible as you can just walk in and voice your concerns or just say “hi”.

Lastly, I love how much Villanova students love their school. Not only do we have insane school spirit, but we love to have other people fall in love with our school. I was up at 4:30 am making balloon arches for the prospective students and I loved it because I love showing off my school and we want everyone to love it as much as we do which I think is amazing.

I could write an entire book of why choosing Villanova was the best decision of my life. It is my home away from home and I have already created so many memories here. I can’t wait to find more great things about it!

-Kylie Gallagher, Villanova