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Fall 2021 FAQs

By August 27, 2021August 30th, 2021Business

The Fall 2021 semester begins on Monday, August 30!

Here are some key points to keep in mind as another unique academic year begins:

Masks are mandatory.

Whether you’re vaccinated or not, you must wear a masks that covers your mouth and nose whenever you are inside. You may remove if you are eating in the dining hall or at a College-sponsored event, if you are working alone or if you are teaching and are at least 6-feet away from other individuals or behind a protective barrier.

Physical Distancing

Per the CDC’s recommendation, the College recommends keeping at least a 3-feet distance from others while on campus. Maintaining social distancing is the responsibility of individuals on campus. Please use discretion with your actions and show mutual respect for people who desire more space in public settings.


Villa Maria College is not requiring students or employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Student-athletes, however, must be fully vaccinated in order to compete. The College strongly encourages everyone to get vaccinated. Community health and campus safety are up to all of us.

Incentive to Vaccinate

All students who are already fully vaccinated or who become fully vaccinated in the near future are eligible to receive $25 in Bistro Bucks. Complete the form located at and upload a photo of your vaccination card or a screenshot of your excelsior pass and the College will automatically add the Bistro Bucks to your account.

Books and Supplies

Books and most supplies, including art and health sciences supplies, are now included in the cost of a student’s tuition. This means that students do not have to pay out-of-pocket for these necessities. Books and supplies have been pre-ordered for all students and can be picked up in the Student Life office that is located inside the dining hall on Monday. The bookstore has closed but some hard goods can be purchased in Felician Hall. More details are available at

Class Schedules

Schedules are available on D2L, which can be accessed here. If you need to make a change to your schedule, please contact your advisor.

Building Hours

Building hours for the Fall 2021 semester are as follows:

Main Building:

  • Monday-Thursday — 7:30 AM-12 AM
  • Friday — 7:30 AM-7 PM
  • Saturday — 11 AM-6 PM
  • Sunday — 12 PM-6 PM

Felician Hall

  • Monday-Wednesday — 7:30 AM-9 PM
  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday — 7:30 AM-7 PM
  • Saturday — 8 AM-12 PM
  • Sunday — Closed

Athletic Center

  • Monday-Thursday — 8 AM-9 PM
  • Friday — 8 AM-4 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: Open for events only

Billing, Meal Plans, Bus Passes & Locker Rentals

For questions regarding outstanding balances, bills, meal plans, bus passes, or locker rentals please visit or contact the business office at 716-961-1811.

Parking Passes

All vehicles must be registered with the College. On-campus parking is free for students, but a parking pass is needed. Passes can be obtained in Felician Hall between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM. Visit for more info.

Student ID Cards

ID cards can be obtained in Felician Hall. Stop at the front desk and ask for Joanne Nowak. ID cards are given to new students for free. Lost or broken cards can be replaced for $10.

See you Monday!

If you have any other questions about the Fall 2021 reach out to any faculty or staff member. We are excited to welcome all students back to campus for the start of another safe and productive academic year!

Follow Villa Maria College on Instagram @villamariacollegebuf for up-to-the-minute updates on the start of the Fall 2021 semester!