Congratulations on your acceptance to Alvernia University! So, now what do you do? Don't worry, we're here to guide you through the rest of the process! Use the following list as your guide to becoming a Crusader!
If you've been here before, make another visit. Spending time here is the best way to know if Alvernia is the right fit for you. We would be pleased to help you plan an individual visit tailored to your academic, athletic, or extracurricular interests. You may also want to consider an overnight or shadow visit in order to experience life at Alvernia firsthand. In addition, you have the opportunity to attend our Accepted Students Day which will give you the chance to have any final questions answered.
Complete your 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1, 2015. The FAFSA can be submitted online. List Alvernia University as one of the schools that will receive your information. If you have already completed the FAFSA form but did not list Alvernia, you can log back into your FAFSA form and select option #3 to add/delete a school code. Our code is 003233. Your information will be processed and forwarded to Alvernia within approximately 2 weeks. Once your FAFSA has been received, a financial aid package will be prepared and mailed within 2-3 weeks. Review it and if you have any questions, contact our Office of Student Financial Planning for assistance.
Complete the Confirmation of Enrollment Form that you received in your acceptance packet. Submit it along with your $300 non-refundable enrollment deposit by May 1, 2015, or within 2 weeks of your acceptance if it occurs after May 1. Let us know if you need another form!
After confirming enrollment, and no earlier than April 5, 2015, you should complete the online Housing Application Form. If you plan on commuting, please submit a petition to live off campus and return it to the Office of Residence Life.
The online Housing Application is available on the Alvernia website:
Housing assignments begin in early June for the fall semester, and we encourage students to submit the housing application and $250 non-refundable housing deposit promptly, as priority is given to applicants in order of the date received.
Residence hall, room and roommate information will be made available in early July. You will receive an email with all the pertinent information, as well as additional vendor information, which should be helpful in your transition to university living.
All first- and second-year undergraduate students are required to reside on campus unless a petition for off-campus living is approved.
Campus Connection Days are held in June.
All freshman students and transfers with less than 12 credits are required to complete placement tests in both writing and math. Transfer students with more than 12 credits who do not transfer in appropriate math courses will also be required to take the math placement test. More information and instructions will be provided following confirmation.
Freshmen attend a Campus Connection Day, which includes sessions for both students and families on transitioning to university life, academics and Alvernia opportunities. Students will also have their ID photo take, explore the campus, meet new friends and leave with their fall course schedule. After you confirm your enrollment you will receive a Connection Day packet with more details about this important event.
Transfer students meet individually with an advisor to learn about the major requirements to complete their degree and review transfer credits already earned. During this meeting, transfers will learn how to register online and will leave campus with a class schedule for the upcoming semester. While on campus, you will be able to take a tour if you have not already done so, have your ID picture taken, arrange for a parking permit and discuss any remaining housing and financial aid details. After you confirm your enrollment, you will receive information about how to schedule your appointment.
Complete health and wellness forms.
Incoming students will receive a letter from the Health and Wellness Center along with a Medical History Form, a Tuberculosis Screening questionnaire and an Authorization for the Release of Medical Information. Please complete these and send them back, along with a copy of both sides of health insurance cards and a copy of immunization records from your healthcare provider.
All students, resident and commuter, are requested to return their completed forms when they attend New Student Registration and Campus Connection Day. Any medical forms not received by August 1, 2015, will cause delays when moving in during Orientation Weekend.
In addition, if you are a student athlete, nursing, occupational therapy, or athletic training major, you must have a Physical Form completed by your primary care physician.
We understand that going to college is a new chapter in your life and also in the lives of your family and friends. We have many events scheduled for students and their families to assist in making a successful transition into the Alvernia community. We are here to help and direct you, answer your questions, address your concerns and learn from you.
During the summer, you will receive more specific information about your move-in date and new student orientation activities taking place. Important (and fun!) activities for both resident and commuter students are taking place August 20-24, 2015. Please mark your calendars to be on campus for all five days of orientation.
Fall classes begin on August 24, 2015. We look forward to seeing you in August!
The Office of Student Activities sponsors a coffeehouse performance once a month at the Crusader Café in Alvernia's Student Center. Interested in what else is happening on campus?