Information Session

Our Information Sessions are a great way to get a first look at Alvernia, or to learn a little more if you have been to campus previously. Our Admissions Staff will spend the day with you and give you a glimpse of what makes Alvernia a special place. The day begins with registration & check-in from 9:30-10:00am, typically concludes by 2:00pm and will follow this schedule:

9:30-10:00- Registration and Check In

10:00-10:15- Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:15-11:00- Presentation by Admissions Staff (Alvernia at a Glance)

11:00-12:00- Campus Tour with our Student Tour Guides

12:00-1:00- Lunch in the main Dining Hall with representation from our Faculty, Staff, Coaches and Students

1:15-1:45- Admissions and Financial Aid (How to Apply, When to Apply, Tuition, Scholarships & Grants, Filing the FAFSA and Financial Aid Packages)

1:45- Closing Remarks

Click HERE to register.

Start Date: 9/19/2014 10:00 am
End Date: 9/19/2014 3:00 pm
Location: Admissions Office - Student Center (Reading Campus)
Contact: Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: (610) 796-8269 or 1-888-ALVERNIA

  • 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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