Undergraduate Open House

Our Saturday University Open Houses are designed to be flexible, allowing you to tailor your visit to your academic and extracurricular interests. Choose one or all of the following activities:

  • Meet with our friendly faculty to discuss the major you are considering
  • Take a walking tour of our beautiful campus with a student tour guide
  • Talk with our Athletic Department about our competitive NCAA Division III teams, as well as intramural, recreation, and wellness opportunities
  • Spend time with representatives of our various Student Life offices: Residence Life, Student Activities, Campus Ministry, and many more...
  • Learn about the application process and potential scholarships from our Admissions Staff
  • Discuss your financial aid options with one of our counselors

Our knowledgeable faculty and staff will be available to answer all of your questions. The day begins with Registration and Check-In from 8:30-9:15 in our Physical Education Center (PEC) and typically concludes around 2:00- depending on the number of activities you participate in.

Click HERE to register.

Start Date: 11/15/2014 09:00 am
End Date: 11/15/2014 3:00 pm
Location: Physical Education Center - Main Campus (Reading)

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: (610) 796-8269 or 1-888-ALVERNIA
E-mail: admissions@alvernia.edu

  • 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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