As a pre-college summer program student, you get to experience life at Villanova. From meeting your new roommate, walking to class on the beautiful campus, eating in the dining halls, and taking classes in the historical buildings, you’ll get a taste of what life as a college student is really like. You’ll love the modern facilities, air conditioned dorms, snack shops, WiFi and state-of-the-art athletic spaces.
The dorms are the hub of the Krinsky community. You’ll live in a recently renovated, air-conditioned dormitory. Centrally located, it’s within steps of the dining center, bookstore, coffee shops, movie theater and classrooms. Most of the rooms are spacious doubles and complete with beds, desks, chairs and dressers. Each wing of the dorm has bathrooms you’ll share with your dorm mates. Plus, spacious lounges in the dorms are a great place to hang out with friends.
You’ll also have a team of residential advisors who live in the dorm on the same floor as you. Residential advisors are responsible for helping you make friends, dorm life, entertainment, evening activities and weekend trips.
On Campus Meals
You’ll eat breakfast, lunch, and most dinners during the week at the campus dining center. On the weekends, breakfast on Saturday and brunch and dinner on Sunday are served on campus. The food at camp is typical of a college cafeteria. You are given the freedom to make your own choices. Salad, fruit, vegetables, sandwich deli bar and different hot entrees accompany each lunch and dinner.
Off Campus Meals
We also understand you might like to eat out, which is why we have built in one evening per week to eat off campus at a restaurant. You will also dine off campus while on your weekend trips. Maybe you want to take the time to sit down with friends at the beach or grab a quick bite on your way to the next site in NYC. Off campus meals are at your expense.
The food is typical of a college cafeteria, and you are given the freedom to make your own choices. There are always multiple options available for each meal including vegetarian choices. If you have special dietary needs or allergies, please contact us prior to your arrival.
If you don’t feel well, just let your residential advisor know and we’ll help you get better in no time. Chances are you won’t need it, but we have a nurse and doctor on-call and are minutes from the region’s top hospitals. As long as you keep taking any medicine you normally do at home, eat right and get some sleep, you should have nothing to worry about.
Safety on and off campus is always our number one priority. At the Julian Krinsky Coding Academy we understand that being a high school aged student, you generally want a little more freedom. We have found a residential advisor to student ratio of approximately 1:10 is the perfect balance of freedom coupled with safe supervision. You’re always required to stay in groups of three or more and required to check-in at regular intervals during any off campus trips or activities.
JKCP is proactive about your safety:
- Villanova Campus is a small and self-contained suburban campus
- All dorms and most classroom buildings have key card access only
- 24/7 Villanova Campus Security
- Extensive FBI staff background checks
- Intensive staff and student orientations
- Trained staff to handle situations discreetly, with care and sensitivity
- Professionally designed crisis management plan
- Access to the region’s top hospitals within minutes
- A registered nurse, doctor and trainers are always on call
Whether you are coming from Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Stockholm or Shanghai, getting to Philadelphia is easy by plane, train or car.
We’ll be there to pick you up!
- The Philadelphia International Airport is about 20 minutes from campus.
- There are nearly 600 daily arrivals from 120 cities, including 36 international destinations.
- The Amtrak train also goes right to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.