Alvernia University launched a four-phase Master Plan in 2007 that will mean significant capital improvements for Main Campus over the next twenty years. President Thomas F. Flynn said that the Master Plan follows university strategies to improve student life and increase the number of students living on campus.
Foundation Phase construction was completed with the renovation of the Upland Center as the new home for Graduate and Continuing Studies. Phase One construction began early in 2008 and included expanding the Student Center, creating a new green space in the center of campus, and building ballfields in Angelica Park on land leased from the City of Reading. New apartment-style housing for upperclassmen and a competitive track and field were completed for the start of the 2009-10 academic year.
The Master Plan will improve or expand every existing building and space on campus over the next five to ten years including the Physical Education Center, the Franco Library, Bernardine Hall—the centerpiece of which will be the preservation and restoration of the Alvernia’s most historic building, Francis Hall.