Columbus Day Information

Spend your Columbus Day on campus with the Undergraduate Admissions Staff and learn about the opportunities that are available to you at Alvernia University. While you are here you will be able to be a part of the following:

  • Walking tour of our scenic campus with our student tour guides.
  • Presentation from the Admissions Counselors, learn about our history, academic programs, clubs and activities, athletics, and more
  • Discussion of the Admissions and Financial Aid process, learn about our academic scholarships and how affordable Alvernia can be
  • Have lunch in our main Dining Hall with representatives from our faculty, staff and coaches

To register for the day, please use the following link: COLUMBUS DAY

Start Date: 10/8/2012 11:00 am
End Date: 10/8/2012 3:00 pm
Location: Admissions Office, 2nd Floor of the Student Center

Undergraduate Admissions Office

610-796-8269 or 888-ALVERNIA

Or you can email us if you have any questions: 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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