Residence Life

Clare Hall

Built in 2001, Clare Hall is a suite style residence hall which houses approximately 176 First Year students. Clare Hall is single sex based on suite. Clare Hall is a three-story residence hall with an elevator, television lounge on the second floor and study box on the third floor. Clare is named after St. Clare of Assisi, an Italian saint and one of the first followers of St. Francis.

Each suite has two bedrooms housing 2 or 3 students and a common bathroom for those 5 students to share.

Bedrooms are supplied with one bed, dresser, desk, and closet/wardrobe for each person residing in the room.

Clare Hall offers:

  • Television lounge
  • Study box
  • Mailboxes
  • A laundry room (free for student use)
  • Snack and soda machines
Clare Hall

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The residential themed communities #DoWellDoGood and Crusader Scholars are housed in this building. #DoWellDoGood strives to engage our students in service opportunities in the Reading community and learn more about themes of social justice. Crusader Scholars is designed to provide students in the Alvernia honors program or who are looking for an enviornment more academically/learning focused housing which meets their needs and engages them in learning with partnering faculty and peers.  For more information on the #DoWellDoGood or Crusader Scholars, click on the logo below to visit our First Year Living page.



Clare Hall Building Information

Class Level: First Year Students are housed in Clare Hall. 

Residential Communities: Clare Hall houses the #DoWellDoGood and Crusader Scholars Communities.

Types of Rooms: Clare Hall has thirty-eight 5 person suites in the building.

Air Conditioning: Clare Hall is air-conditioned with a unit on each side of the suite.

Window Treatments: All windows have internal mini blinds.  Windows are approximately 48” wide x 56” long.  Tension rods will be required to hang curtains.

Carpeting: Residents must supply their own carpet.  12’ x 13’ carpet will cover the majority of the tile floor on one side of the suite.

Bedroom Closet Width: Closets would  require a tension rod and a curtain size 34” wide x 96” long for extra privacy, but is not required.

Sheets: Mattresses are extra long twin.

Appliances: One internet jack is available per resident.  Each bedroom is allowed one microwave, one small refrigerator, and one coffee pot with automatic shut-off.

Bathroom: Each suite has a bathroom with toilet, vanity sink, and shower.

Furniture: Each resident will have one adjustable bed, desk, desk chair and closet or wardrobe. 

Bed: 30” maximum height of adjustable bed

Elevator: Buildings is equipped with an elevator.

Laundry: A common laundry room is available for students. Laundry on campus is free for students.

Furniture Dimensions:

Wardrobe: 19” wide x 47.5” high & 19.75” deep

Dresser: 29.25” wide x 30” high & 19.25” deep

2015-2016 Clare Hall Staff

Resident Director: Kevin Battersby (

Senior Resident Assistant: Hannah Slawecki

Resident Assistants: Jazmine Morales, Meredith McCarthy, Matt Baer, Gabriella Messina, & Craig Grohoski

Community Facilitator: Kaitlyn Vane, Tia Thomas, Elijah Boone, Autumn-Raine Martinez, & Brenna Gessner

RHA Building Representative(s): Amy Dundon

Alvernia University
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Clare Hall 

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