Saturday Hours

Spend a Saturday morning on campus to learn more about Alvernia and what it's like to be a Crusader. These Saturday Hours include a group presentation by Admissions Counselors at 10:30 and the chance to take a campus tour either before or after the presentation. The campus tours will leave from the Admissions Office at both 9:30 and 11:30 to give you the option of what time to arrive on campus. If you are planning to take the early tour, we ask you to arrive at 9:15 to check in and meet your tour guide. If you are planning to take the later tour, your day will start at 10:30 with the presentation, and we ask you to arrive at 10:15 to check in. Admissions Counselors will also be available to answer any questions you might have while you are on campus.

To register for this event, click HERE.

Start Date: 9/28/2013 10:00 am
End Date: 9/28/2013 2:00 pm
Location: Admissions Office - Student Center (Reading Campus)

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: (610) 796-8269

  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.

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