The Villanova University Archives are the official depository for the permanent records of the university. These records are deemed permanent because of their legal, fiscal, administrative, or historical value.

The Archives were established to collect, preserve, appraise, describe, organize and make accessible all permanent records in whatever form made or received in connection with the transaction of university affairs. It is the responsibility of the Archives to document the operations, policies and programs of Villanova University.

In effect, the Archives serve as the institutional memory of the University.

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More Information

Please read the Villanova University Archives Collection Development Policy for more information on the University Archives history and policies.

Transfer Records to the University Archives

For more information about transfer guidelines and form, please see Transfer for University Records.

Syllabi Archive

Art and Sciences, Nursing, Engineering and Business maintain a syllabi archive.  Students may access this system to view (in read-only mode) syllabi for courses that are currently being offered or for certain courses that have been offered in the past.   

See the archive at: Syllabi Archive

Records Retention Policy 

Please see the Records Retention Policy and Schedules (pdf)