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There’s a path—or maybe even a few paths—that are right for you at Villa. To find yours, start by exploring our diverse mix of 18 degree programs that span three departments: art, liberal arts and professional studies, and music. Our 9:1 student to faculty ratio means our students receive individualized attention that helps them cultivate their unique skill set.

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Villa Maria College is a diverse and inclusive community where students are defined by their potential, not their financial status. At Villa, students learn the skills that are necessary to do well in the classroom, pass on the College’s long-held values and ideals of doing good in the world, and lend all the support we can to turn aspirations into realities, potential into promise.

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January 14, 2022 in Press Release

Villa Maria College Continues to Provide Textbooks and Supplies to Students for Free, Announces Book Distribution Event with a Lineup of Special Guests from Buffalo

Villa Maria College is welcoming back students by hosting a free textbook and supplies distribution event to kick off the Spring Semester with well-known Buffalonians Russell Salvatore, Dave Greber, Senator…
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January 13, 2022 in Press Release

Spring 2022 FAQs

Villa Maria College's Spring 2022 semester begins on Tuesday, January 18! Below are the answers to some FAQs that may help you prepare for the start of classes next week. …
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January 6, 2022 in Academics

Pietak, Denk, Kraska Promoted

Just before the end of 2021, Villa Maria’s Academic Affairs Department announced that three of its staff members had accepted new roles within the College.  Laura Pietak has been promoted…
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December 21, 2021 in Alumni, Interior Design

Interior Design Alumna Sara Evans Wins IIDA’s Ellen Kushman Award for the Outstanding Volunteer

Sara Evans, a graduate of Villa Maria College’s Interior Design Program, has been recognized for her extensive volunteer efforts. Evans, who received her Associates degree in 2008 and her Bachelor…
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There’s a lot of pressure to know what’s next. We’re here to say, it’s OK if you’re still figuring it out. In fact, it’s great. Villa is a place where that kind of continual discovery is prized. Because going to college isn’t about having it all figured it out. It’s about inventing who you’re going to become. You’ll see.

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Wednesday, January 19th is "Fan Appreciation Day⁠" at Villa! ✨ Enjoy an evening of exciting basketball as the⁠
men’s and women’s teams face off against Bryant⁠
and Stratton of Rochester! 🏀 The women’s game starts⁠
at 3:30 pm with the men’s tip-off at 5:30 pm. Don't forget to wear⁠ your Villa apparel to show your Villa spirit!⁠
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#villavikings #villamaria #wnycollege #smallcollege #buffalolife #campuslife #buffalove #collegebound

Wednesday, January 19th is "Fan Appreciation Day⁠" at Villa! ✨ Enjoy an evening of exciting basketball as the⁠
men’s and women’s teams face off against Bryant⁠
and Stratton of Rochester! 🏀 The women’s game starts⁠
at 3:30 pm with the men’s tip-off at 5:30 pm. Don't forget to wear⁠ your Villa apparel to show your Villa spirit!⁠

#villavikings #villamaria #wnycollege #smallcollege #buffalolife #campuslife #buffalove #collegebound
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Want to get involved in the Villa community? There are so many options! 🙌🏼 From government and academic to social and wellness, there’s a club for pretty much anyone and everyone. Wherever your interests lie, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to forge friendships, enjoy new experiences, and make a home for yourself here. ✨⁠
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#villamariacollege #buffalocommunity #buffalolife #wnycollege #villacampus #smallcampus

Want to get involved in the Villa community? There are so many options! 🙌🏼 From government and academic to social and wellness, there’s a club for pretty much anyone and everyone. Wherever your interests lie, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to forge friendships, enjoy new experiences, and make a home for yourself here. ✨⁠

#villamariacollege #buffalocommunity #buffalolife #wnycollege #villacampus #smallcampus
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Are you still not sure exactly which program you want to focus on? Are you not even sure what you want to do for a future career? 🤷🏽‍♀️ That is 100% okay because there are people to help you at #Villa! You’re a real student with individual needs and concerns. Our team gets that. 💯⁠
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🔗 Click our bio to learn more about admissions and financial aid supports!⁠
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#villamariacollege #villavikings #collegebound #collegestudent #buffalolife #wnycollege

Are you still not sure exactly which program you want to focus on? Are you not even sure what you want to do for a future career? 🤷🏽‍♀️ That is 100% okay because there are people to help you at #Villa! You’re a real student with individual needs and concerns. Our team gets that. 💯⁠

🔗 Click our bio to learn more about admissions and financial aid supports!⁠

#villamariacollege #villavikings #collegebound #collegestudent #buffalolife #wnycollege
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How are you spending your time away? 🤔 Have you relaxed and completely cleared your mind of your studies? Or are you someone who has continuously kept up with growing your craft? 📚 Whether you have to separate yourself from school for a bit or you need to keep your mind busy, we hope you're spending break the way YOU want to!⁠
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#villamariacollege #villavikings #winterbreak #holidaybreak #collegebound #wnycollege #buffalove

How are you spending your time away? 🤔 Have you relaxed and completely cleared your mind of your studies? Or are you someone who has continuously kept up with growing your craft? 📚 Whether you have to separate yourself from school for a bit or you need to keep your mind busy, we hope you're spending break the way YOU want to!⁠

#villamariacollege #villavikings #winterbreak #holidaybreak #collegebound #wnycollege #buffalove
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The #VillaMaria community hopes you have a wonderful holiday break with loved ones! ❄️ Take this time to rest your brain and refresh your body. We look forward to seeing you back in January! 🙌🏽⁠
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#villavikings #holidaybreak #smallcollege #collegebound #buffalolife #buffalove

The #VillaMaria community hopes you have a wonderful holiday break with loved ones! ❄️ Take this time to rest your brain and refresh your body. We look forward to seeing you back in January! 🙌🏽⁠

#villavikings #holidaybreak #smallcollege #collegebound #buffalolife #buffalove
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🌟 This week's Student Spotlight features Natalie Barnhard, '02!⁠ 🌟⁠
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🟢 Natalie Barnhard is a 2002 graduate of Villa’s PTA Program and the president/founder of Motion Project Foundation. She recently hosted a group of Villa Maria's PTA and OTA students in her facility for a tour and a demonstration of the Center's specialized equipment.⁠
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👉🏽 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3IbEYsI⁠
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#villamariacollege ⁠ #studentspotlight #wnycollege #pta #ota #buffalolife #villavikings

🌟 This week's Student Spotlight features Natalie Barnhard, '02!⁠ 🌟⁠

🟢 Natalie Barnhard is a 2002 graduate of Villa’s PTA Program and the president/founder of Motion Project Foundation. She recently hosted a group of Villa Maria's PTA and OTA students in her facility for a tour and a demonstration of the Center's specialized equipment.⁠

👉🏽 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3IbEYsI⁠

#villamariacollege ⁠ #studentspotlight #wnycollege #pta #ota #buffalolife #villavikings
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If you’ve set your sights on telling stories on screen, you’ve come to the right place! 🎥 Through coursework and internships, you’ll put together an impressive portfolio to share with potential employers by the time you graduate.⁠
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➡️ Does this sound like the perfect program for you? Click the link in the bio to learn more! ⁠
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#villavikings #villamariacollege #filmmaking #filmmaker #digitalfilmmaking #creator #wnycollege

If you’ve set your sights on telling stories on screen, you’ve come to the right place! 🎥 Through coursework and internships, you’ll put together an impressive portfolio to share with potential employers by the time you graduate.⁠

➡️ Does this sound like the perfect program for you? Click the link in the bio to learn more! ⁠

#villavikings #villamariacollege #filmmaking #filmmaker #digitalfilmmaking #creator #wnycollege
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Having a solid community of friends and colleagues is important during your college experience! ✨ Surrounding yourself with supportive, like-minded people not only hands you friends that could last forever, but that bond teaches you more about yourself, your future, and your goals. ⁠
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👯‍♀️ Tag some friends from your #tribe below! ⁠
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#villamariacollege #collegeconnections #smallcollege #buffalolife #findyourtribe #villavikings

Having a solid community of friends and colleagues is important during your college experience! ✨ Surrounding yourself with supportive, like-minded people not only hands you friends that could last forever, but that bond teaches you more about yourself, your future, and your goals. ⁠

👯‍♀️ Tag some friends from your #tribe below! ⁠

#villamariacollege #collegeconnections #smallcollege #buffalolife #findyourtribe #villavikings
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You made it to the end of the fall semester, Vikings! 🎉 Pat yourself on the back - you did it. Take some time to relax, refresh, and celebrate. You earned it. ⁠
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#villamariacollege #villavikings #smallcollege #WNYcollege #buffalolife #buffalove

You made it to the end of the fall semester, Vikings! 🎉 Pat yourself on the back - you did it. Take some time to relax, refresh, and celebrate. You earned it. ⁠

#villamariacollege #villavikings #smallcollege #WNYcollege #buffalolife #buffalove
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🎄How many books are in this awesome book tree? Take your best guess AND help raise money for Villa’s Student Emergency Fund! A $5 donation gets you the chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card if your guess is the closest without going over.⁠
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✨ Submit your guess with a cash donation in person to Lucy Waite, or use a credit card at our online donation site - the link is in the bio! (Type “book tree” and your guess in the first text box before proceeding to payment.)⁠
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👉 The winner will be announced on December 22. If there are multiple winning guesses, the winner will be chosen in a random drawing of those lucky guessers’ names. Good luck!⁠
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#villamariacollege #villavikings #collegelife #villacommunity #buffalolife #fundraiser #campuslife⁠

🎄How many books are in this awesome book tree? Take your best guess AND help raise money for Villa’s Student Emergency Fund! A $5 donation gets you the chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card if your guess is the closest without going over.⁠

✨ Submit your guess with a cash donation in person to Lucy Waite, or use a credit card at our online donation site - the link is in the bio! (Type “book tree” and your guess in the first text box before proceeding to payment.)⁠

👉 The winner will be announced on December 22. If there are multiple winning guesses, the winner will be chosen in a random drawing of those lucky guessers’ names. Good luck!⁠

#villamariacollege #villavikings #collegelife #villacommunity #buffalolife #fundraiser #campuslife⁠
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In today’s world, the work animators do is everywhere – from movies and TV to the Internet, video games, and advertising. 🎥 With a BA degree in #animation, you’ll have access to cutting-edge studios with the latest software and equipment to let your talent and imagination take you anywhere! 🎨⁠
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➡️ See for yourself! Click the link in the bio to learn more about animation and the other programs Villa offers. ⁠
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#villamariacollege #villavikings #buffalolife #creativelife #artstudent #artistic #wnycollege

In today’s world, the work animators do is everywhere – from movies and TV to the Internet, video games, and advertising. 🎥 With a BA degree in #animation, you’ll have access to cutting-edge studios with the latest software and equipment to let your talent and imagination take you anywhere! 🎨⁠

➡️ See for yourself! Click the link in the bio to learn more about animation and the other programs Villa offers. ⁠

#villamariacollege #villavikings #buffalolife #creativelife #artstudent #artistic #wnycollege
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🌟 Our first-ever Student Spotlight features Emmalee Lowe, '21!⁠
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👉🏽 Emmalee embodies all that it means to be a Villa Viking. She is  an engaged member of the College's community -- regularly helping her classmates, prospective students, and various offices here on campus -- as well as an excellent interior design student.⁠
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🤑 For being such a positive energy  on campus, please enjoy lunch in the dining hall on the College!⁠
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#villamariacollege #studentspotlight #wnycollege #interiordesign #buffalolife #villavikings

🌟 Our first-ever Student Spotlight features Emmalee Lowe, '21!⁠

👉🏽 Emmalee embodies all that it means to be a Villa Viking. She is an engaged member of the College's community -- regularly helping her classmates, prospective students, and various offices here on campus -- as well as an excellent interior design student.⁠

🤑 For being such a positive energy on campus, please enjoy lunch in the dining hall on the College!⁠

#villamariacollege #studentspotlight #wnycollege #interiordesign #buffalolife #villavikings
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🛠️ Vikings, you've been waiting for this one. ⁠
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👉🏽 Get the details: https://bit.ly/3ohM4DU⁠
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#villavikings #villamariacollege #wnycollege #smallcollege #collegebound

🛠️ Vikings, you've been waiting for this one. ⁠

👉🏽 Get the details: https://bit.ly/3ohM4DU⁠

#villavikings #villamariacollege #wnycollege #smallcollege #collegebound
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The end of the semester can be a mixture of emotions. You may feel excited to spend some time with family and friends back home. 🏡 You may be stressed about upcoming exams or whether or not you're prepared. You may also feel a little nervous because change can be, well, nerve-wracking! 😳 Remember that you're never alone at Villa. Fellow students, professors, and wellness professionals are available to chat with. ⁠
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#villamariacollege #villavikings #wnycollege #smallcollege #collegebound #examtime

The end of the semester can be a mixture of emotions. You may feel excited to spend some time with family and friends back home. 🏡 You may be stressed about upcoming exams or whether or not you're prepared. You may also feel a little nervous because change can be, well, nerve-wracking! 😳 Remember that you're never alone at Villa. Fellow students, professors, and wellness professionals are available to chat with. ⁠

#villamariacollege #villavikings #wnycollege #smallcollege #collegebound #examtime
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🖌️ Creativity can be tough to grasp at the end of the semester! If you need support keeping those creative juices flowing, reach out to your professors and fellow colleagues! 🧠 Brainstorming and studying together are great ways to share ideas and help new ideas grow. ⁠
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#villavikings #villamariacollege #wnycollege #smallcollege #collegebound #creativity #brainstorming

🖌️ Creativity can be tough to grasp at the end of the semester! If you need support keeping those creative juices flowing, reach out to your professors and fellow colleagues! 🧠 Brainstorming and studying together are great ways to share ideas and help new ideas grow. ⁠

#villavikings #villamariacollege #wnycollege #smallcollege #collegebound #creativity #brainstorming
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🏫 Even though college is about preparing for your future career, it's also important to spread your social wings and connect with the college community. 🤝 Join clubs, get to know your classmates and create friendships during your time at #Villa. ⁠
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#villamariacollege #villavikings #collegelife #villacommunity #buffalolife #collegebound #campuslife⁠
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🏫 Even though college is about preparing for your future career, it's also important to spread your social wings and connect with the college community. 🤝 Join clubs, get to know your classmates and create friendships during your time at #Villa. ⁠

#villamariacollege #villavikings #collegelife #villacommunity #buffalolife #collegebound #campuslife⁠
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It's Thanksgiving Break! 🦃 You worked hard and deserve time to relax! Take time for yourself and enjoy your time away. 💯 We look forward to seeing you soon! ⁠
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#villamariacollege #villavikings #smallcollege #wnycollege #collegebound

It's Thanksgiving Break! 🦃 You worked hard and deserve time to relax! Take time for yourself and enjoy your time away. 💯 We look forward to seeing you soon! ⁠

#villamariacollege #villavikings #smallcollege #wnycollege #collegebound
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Our recent Alumni Night was a success as graduates from over the last sixteen years visited campus! ⭐ Current students chatted with the #VillaAlumni and it was terrific watching the community grow and connections be made.⁠
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#villavikings #villamariacollege #almuninight #wnycollege #collegebound #makingconnections #buffalolife

Our recent Alumni Night was a success as graduates from over the last sixteen years visited campus! ⭐ Current students chatted with the #VillaAlumni and it was terrific watching the community grow and connections be made.⁠

#villavikings #villamariacollege #almuninight #wnycollege #collegebound #makingconnections #buffalolife
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Good #InteriorDesign isn't seen - it's felt. 🥰 At Villa, you’ll gain an understanding of the role physical location and social context plays in a variety of environments—from homes to offices, hospitals to hotels. ⭐⁠
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👉🏼 Check out all that this program has to offer! ⁠
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#villavikings #interiordesignstudent #designstudent #wnycollege #buffalolife #buffalodesign

Good #InteriorDesign isn't seen - it's felt. 🥰 At Villa, you’ll gain an understanding of the role physical location and social context plays in a variety of environments—from homes to offices, hospitals to hotels. ⭐⁠

👉🏼 Check out all that this program has to offer! ⁠

#villavikings #interiordesignstudent #designstudent #wnycollege #buffalolife #buffalodesign
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Artists are natural explorers. Why not take your creativity to the next level and explore all that #VillaMariaCollege has to offer? 🖌️ The #FineArtsProgram at Villa has courses in drawing, design, painting, printmaking, and photography where you'll expand your knowledge and gain community. 💁🏽‍♂️⁠
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#villafinearts #buffaloartist #wnyarts ##collegebound #wnycollege #smallcollege #artstudent

Artists are natural explorers. Why not take your creativity to the next level and explore all that #VillaMariaCollege has to offer? 🖌️ The #FineArtsProgram at Villa has courses in drawing, design, painting, printmaking, and photography where you'll expand your knowledge and gain community. 💁🏽‍♂️⁠

#villafinearts #buffaloartist #wnyarts ##collegebound #wnycollege #smallcollege #artstudent
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