Park illegally, get the "Boot."

Minor, but important changes will go into effect at the beginning of this semester in order to accommodate new residence halls, help make parking more easily accessible and understandable, and address consistent parking violations across campus. 

Parking assignments for the south parking lot (Lot I) have been modified to accommodate residents of all four Founders Village residence halls. Residents of Judge Hall will now be assigned to park in Lot B (above the Student Center). 

Please be respectful to our neighbors. If you must park on neighborhood streets, please do not block driveways or mailboxes.  

All vehicles parked on Alvernia’s campus must be registered with Public Safety and display a current parking permit. Failure to register your vehicle with Public Safety before September 28, 2012 will result in doubled parking ticket fines ($50) and the potential of the vehicle being immobilized (“Booted”).  Cars may also be immobilized (“Booted”) for failure to pay parking tickets, parking in unauthorized spaces, and unsafe or obstructive parking.

If unable to determine the owner of an unregistered vehicle, Public Safety may immobilize or tow vehicles at the expense of the owner.

If immobilized, do not attempt to remove a boot or drive your vehicle. Damage from doing so will be at the expense of the owner. There is a $50 fee to remove a boot. 

In addition to receiving elevated fines, habitual parking violators may lose parking privileges and may be referred to Community Standards for disciplinary action. Please visit Public Safety on the 2nd floor of the Student Center for additional 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.