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Graduate and Continuing Studies -Winterim and Spring Term

Date: 12/3/2008

Spring Term lets you get ahead with a large selection of Graduate and Continuing Studies courses. You’ll find options for a 14-week semester, two 7-week evening sessions, and Saturday courses that can help you move closer to graduation.

You don't have to be admitted to Alvernia University to take classes this spring. Spring Term is open to Alvernia students, and to students from other colleges and universities, adult professionals and lifelong learners. All adult students have access to the library, gym, cafés, and computer labs.

Stay on course this spring!

NEW! Alvernia University to offer an Online MBA Program starting January 20th.

Winterim Term
2 week evening classes
starts 1/5
Session I (Semester)
14 week evening classes
starts 1/20
Session II (Mod 3)
7 week evening classes
starts 1/20
Session III (Mod 4)
7 week evening classes
starts 3/12
Session IV (Saturday Classes)
starts 1/20

  • 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.