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Undergraduate Admissions Open House

Our Open House is designed to allow you to have all of your questions answered. While you are here for the day, you will be able to take part in the following:

  • Take a walking tour of of campus with one of our student Tour Guides.
  • Speak with a faculty member about the Major or Minor you are considering.
  • Talk with representatives from our Student Life Division including Residence Life, Student Activities, Campus Ministry, Career Development, and more.
  • Visit the Coaches Corner to speak with one of our coaches about our competitive Division III Programs or our Intramural and Wellness opportunities.
  • Go to a session on the Admissions & Financial Aid process to learn how to apply to Alvernia and what type of scholarships you might be eligible for.

Registration for the day will be from 8:30-9:00 and various sessions will be available from 9:30-2:00.

To sign up, please use the following link: OPEN HOUSE

Start Date: 11/10/2012 09:00 am
End Date: 11/10/2012 2:00 pm
Location: Physical Education Center (PEC) on the Main Campus, Reading PA

Undergraduate Admissions Office

610-796-8269 or 888-ALVERNIA

Or you can email us uf you have questions:

  • 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.