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Parking Enforcement Notice

Parking Stickers/ Registering Vehicles - all student vehicles are required to be registered with Public Safety and have a valid (2014-2015) parking decal affixed to the lower right (passenger side) windshield. After 30 days from the beginning of the semester, the fine for not registering a vehicle is elevated to $50 per violation.

Parking in Faculty/Staff Designated Lots, Visitor & Handicap Spaces, and Islands/Non-lined Areas will result in a fine. The fine has been elevated to $50 per violation.

For our commuter students, as a reminder, parking in the lanes and next to parking lot islands is prohibited. Overflow parking for commuter students (Green Stickers) is along Greenway Terrace and in Angelica park (at tennis court). Angelica Park has been added as a shuttle stop. If parking on the public street, please make certain you are not blocking a driveway or mailbox.

For our freshman students, parking at locations other than Ken-Grill (blue stickers) or Angelica Park (orange stickers) will result in a ticket. This includes parking on a public street rather than at your assigned lot.

Military Friendly & Servicemembers Opportunity College

Alvernia University has been named as a Military Friendly School and a Servicemembers Opportunity College and officially opened and blessed our Veterans Center in Bernardine Hall on September 3, 2014.

The center will be staffed by work-study students, Veterans Club volunteers, and the university's new Veterans Advocate, Captain Curt Stevens. Retired from the US Navy, Capt. Stevens is currently pursuing a doctorate in leadership from Alvernia. As the Veterans Advocate, he will coordinate the ongoing work of Alvernia's Veterans Success Team, uniting efforts from Admissions to Student Financial Planning to Health Services.

A member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, Alvernia has been named one of the top 15% Military Friendly Schools in the U.S. The university's Veteran population, currently 84 students, has increased 40% since 2008.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-911 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (GI Bill) that provides payments for tuition and fees, as well as a book and supplies stipend, and a housing allowance for veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001. Alvernia University has a matching agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) to pay veterans' tuition and fee costs above those covered by the GI Bill Benefit.

Health Services:

Flu vaccine clinics will be held for all students the weeks of October 13th and October 20th.  The cost will be $18 and announcements will be made regarding locations.  Flu clinics for professional majors and high risk students were offered in September.

If your student received a letter from the Health and Wellness Center regarding completion of health requirements and did not complete those requirements by September 30th, a hold has been placed on the student’s account, preventing him or her from registering for spring classes.  Students should be advised to contact Health and Wellness in person as soon as possible to complete the requirements.

Registration for Spring and Winterim Classes

Registration for classes at Alvernia in Spring and Winterim 2015 is fast approaching. It begins on Monday, October 27 with our current seniors. Juniors may begin registering on October 28, Sophomores on October 29 and Freshmen on October 30.

Prior to registering, students must meet with their academic advisors. They will discuss grades, classes, majors, plans, transfer credits, study abroad, internships, employment, future schedules: anything that is relevant to the student’s academic progress. In some cases, adding courses in Winterim or in the evening format (a new “Mod” begins October 16, for example) is a good idea in order to maintain satisfactory progress or to improve grades. It is important to discuss financial implications with Student Financial Planning before registering for a “Mod” course. A student will not be able to register until the advisor has authorized it and until all holds on the student’s account (signified by “stop signs” in a student’s record in our Self-Service system) are removed. As well, a student who does not have a grade point average at the level required for satisfactory progress in the major or overall will be notified by a letter sent to the home address. This letter will come from the Provost, the Educational Planning Center, or the Chair of the major department.

Help is available for all students, year-round, in many places: Educational Planning Center, Office of Residence Life, Student Financial Planning, Student Billing, Registrar, Public Safety, Athletics, and from many individual staff and faculty members who are ready and even eager to assist every student to succeed. Please encourage your student to take advantage of all the opportunities at Alvernia. Below you will find some of the web links for more information:

Housing

Is commuting to Alvernia harder than your student anticipated?

Are traffic, parking, and getting to class on time problems?

We have a solution for your student!

We still have spaces available in the residence halls! Your student can move into campus housing and enjoy the many benefits of on-campus living.

If you are interested in learning more about campus housing, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 610-796-8320.




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