Connection Day

Campus Connection Days are an important step in getting incoming first-year students off to a successful start at Alvernia.

To register for a Campus Connection Day, please complete this form and return it to the Office of Student Success. Make sure to indicate your preference of session dates and whether or not you are requesting testing accommodations and/or have any special needs while on campus. If the accommodation you are granted involves extended time testing for placement, please note that your check-in time will be 8:30 and placement testing will begin at 8:45 am. Upon receipt of your form, we will contact you to confirm your date. Please register as soon as possible since session spaces are limited. To accommodate your busy summer schedule, we are offering you a choice of Campus Connection Day dates:

•    Thursday, June 24, 9:15 – 3:30
•    Thursday, July 8, 9:15 – 3:30

Campus Connection Days are also helpful for family members. While incoming first-year students take placement tests and complete course preferences, family can attend information sessions that will help them understand what to expect from the first semester in college. 

Start Date: 6/24/2010 09:30 am
End Date: 6/24/2010 4:30 pm
Sponsor: Office of Student Success
  • 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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