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TBT: Pack Your Bags

Villanova student sitting on a suitcase surrounded by bags for move-in day.

College, V. (1960). Belle Air 1960. Villanova, PA: Villanova College.

New Student MoveIn is TWO WEEKS away! We’re looking forward to welcoming all the new Wildcats to campus on Friday, Aug. 18. Check out all the Orientation events here! This week’s Throwback Thursday (#TBT) courtesy of the Belle Air 1960 (p. 120). The head cap “dink” (pictured above) was required attire for all first-year students at Villanova College in this era. Read more about Villanova’s Orientation traditions in this blog! View the full yearbook in the Villanova University Digital Library.

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Library. 





TBT: School’s *NOT* Out For Summer

Image of students in the Reference/Reading Room (Villanova College Library).

Photograph, Summer School, 1950s. Villanova University Archives, Villanova University.

Summer sessions are in full swing on campus! This week’s Throwback Thursday (#TBT) features a photograph from summer school at Villanova College in the 1950s. Notice the backdrop? That was the Reference/Reading Room (Villanova College Library), known today as the Dugan Polk Family Reading Room (Falvey Library). Photo courtesy of the Villanova University Digital Library.

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Library. 





#TBT: Caps off to Vintage Villanova!


Enjoy this throwback pic from 1939, when a couple of students experienced Freshman initiation for Villanova’s Centennial Class of 1943.

Did you know that vintage head caps like the ones in this photo can be found within the University Archives’ collection? The University Archives, housed on Falvey Library’s ground floor, contains many historic items from Villanova’s past, including photos, publications, and memorabilia.

cap, 1939, villanova college,

If you are looking for more cool throwback pictures and information about Villanova’s history, you could also check also out the book Ever Ancient, Ever New: Villanova University 1842-1992. You will likely recognize many familiar faces, names, and landmarks on campus from years past.

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Regina Duffy is Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library. 


#TBT: 1951 Commencement

1951, 1951 commencement, mendel field, villanova. alumni reunion weekend


In honor of Villanova University’s upcoming 82nd annual Alumni Reunion Weekend, here’s a throwback pic of the 1951 commencement ceremony. The crowd pictured is standing on Mendel Field, in front of the Villanova College library (what we now lovingly refer to as “Old Falvey”). Check out that 50’s fashion, peeps.

This photo and many more gems like it can be found in the University Archives. It is part of the online exhibit: Villanova College to University: 150 Years of Augustinian Tradition and Promise 1842-1992.

Falvey Library would like to wish alumni a wonderful weekend on campus. Welcome home, Wildcats! Additional information about Reunion 2019 can be found here.



Last Modified: June 6, 2019

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