After moving in and saying goodbye to parents on Thursday, August 23, Alvernia's Class of 2016 had a full weekend of activities ahead of them.
On Friday, Aug. 24, almost 500 new students performed an Orientation Day of Service, cleaning up parks in the City of Reading along-side faculty and staff members. This year's project is related to a book that all incoming students were given to read over the summer: Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol.
Students will get a chance to meet the author on Oct. 10, and will spend their first full year doing projects together that are related to Kozol's idea of making a difference for children in poverty through social equality and educational advocacy.
See photos from move-in day, photos from Orientation Day of Service, or follow the Twitter hashtag: #gotserviceAU on the right of this page to follow Alvernia's progress in cleaning up parks for inner-city children.