Undergraduate Admissions Open House

Our Undergraduate Open Houses are designed to allow you to have all of your questions answered while on campus for the morning. Meet with representatives of our Faculty- covering all Academic Departments. Talk to various Student Life offices, including Residence Life, Student Activities, Campus Ministry, the Learning Support Center, Career Development Office, Athletics & Recreation and more. Learn more about your opportunities to Study Abroad during your years at Alvernia. Take a tour of campus with one of our students. We'll help you learn what it is that makes Alvernia a special place!

The day begins with Registration and Check-In from 8:30-9:00, witht the formal program starting at 9:15.

Use this link to sign up for the day!

Start Date: 11/12/2011 09:30 am
End Date: 11/12/2011 2:00 pm
Location: Physical Education Center (PEC), Reading Campus
Sponsor: Undergraduate Admissions Office

Call us at 610-796-8269 or 888-ALVERNIA

Or e-mail us 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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