Graduate & Continuing Studies Open House - Main Campus

It’s time to improve your earning power and advance your career. Alvernia University's graduate and continuing studies programs give you the knowledge, critical awareness, and leadership skills to better your professional life – and the world around you.

Join us at our next Open House! Speak with Alvernia Admissions and Financial Planning Representatives to learn more about Alvernia University's Graduate and Continuing Studies programs. Visit our website for more information. Stop by, and we'll even waive the application fee to help get you started!

Start Date: 8/3/2010 3:00 pm
End Date: 8/3/2010 9:00 pm
Location: Alvernia University Upland Center, Community Room, 540 Upland Avenue, Reading, PA 19611
Price: Free
Sponsor: School of Graduate and Continuing Studies
Contact: Visit our website or call 610.796.8228 or email for more information
  • 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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