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Residence Life

Check-in for new freshmen who will be living on campus is Thursday, August 20 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. If your student is a fall athlete (men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, women’s volleyball and cross country), move-in day is Monday, August 17. If you have specific questions regarding athlete check-in please contact Athletics at (610) 796-8276. All new transfer students who are living on campus may also check in on Thursday, August 20 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

As you prepare for moving onto campus please know that the first day of Orientation, August 20, is a very busy day. Dress comfortably and bring your patience; we will do our best to check everyone in as quickly as possible. Remember to label all of your belongings. Things like boxes, plastic bins and text books should all have your student's name, building and room number so that our volunteer staff can help you move in. If you get to campus and realize that you have forgotten something, don’t panic; stores such as Target, Walmart and Bed Bath and Beyond are only a few minutes away from campus. Also, the second weekend of Fall semester is Labor Day weekend and a great time to bring anything to campus that you forgot.

Returning students are able to move on to campus Sunday, August 23 between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Check-in is at the Veronica Hall lobby.

Student Billing

A Note from the Student Billing Office…

Don’t forget, it’s time to pick up your fall invoice: myAlvernia / Finances / Billing. From our page, you can Retrieve Statement and Pay Your Bill. The due date for Fall 2015 is August 17, 2015.
If you are expecting a refund, be sure to sign up for an Electronic Refund (e-Refund) to receive your money faster!! You can also set up a parent as an Authorized User (set up Parent Pin) and enroll in an interest free Payment Plan!

Got Insurance? All degree-seeking and certification-seeking students are responsible to maintain student health insurance. Students will be enrolled in the Alvernia Student Health Insurance plan if they do not submit current medical insurance information using the online waiver ( There are no exceptions and premiums are non-refundable. Insurance waivers must be submitted ONLINE each year and are required in addition to information submitted to other departments including Athletics.

Need assistance or additional information?
610.796.8319 or

Book Store

Textbooks, supplies, electronics and Alvernia gear can be purchased in the store and online. Ordering books online is quick and ease-all you need to know is what courses you’ll be taking. You can even have your bookstore order shipped directly to your home or work.

Internet Orders

Students may place orders on the bookstore’s website Follow the prompts to select your campus location, department, course and section. You can select “prepay/ store pick-up” and your order will be waiting for you in the bookstore or select “ship” to have your order sent directly to your home. Please bring your student ID card when you visit the bookstore to pick-up your order. You can pay for books online using a credit card, or financial aid. If your bookstore order will be covered by financial aid, please select “Alvernia card” and your 9 digit Alvernia Student ID number.
Visit the Bookstore!

The bookstore is located on the first floor of the Student Center on main campus.

Summer Hours = Monday – Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm (EXCEPT Wednesday – closes at 2:00 p.m.)

Campus Ministry


The Alternative Break (AB) program engages students in the critical examination of what “solidarity” with those in poverty looks like and how to connect service with others to our values and faith. We will be looking at Urban poverty through healthcare experiences in Reading and Washington D.C., rural poverty through our experience in Virginia with financial literacy programs, education in Dominican Republic, and environmental sustainability through experiences in Tennessee. AB experiences take place during winter break, spring break, and at the end of the school year. Applications are due September 11 and can be found on myAlvernia or by contacting


An afternoon of talks with other students followed by reflection time and fellowship. All freshmen are welcome!

September 12, 2015
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Campus Commons Living Room

To sign up, go to

Student Spotlight

Marisa Lombardo

Marisa is a junior Communications major and one of three captains of the Sports Information work study team. She is an invaluable asset to our success.

Marisa got a call from Hall of Fame Sports Information Director Kenny Kline in late May to inform her that she was selected as the winner of the Dave Wohlhueter Undergraduate Scholarship from the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA). The association awards two, two-year scholarships for $3,000 per year given to outstanding undergraduates working in media relations or sports information offices.

Marisa, who has fulfilled almost every student work study role we have in the department, was also recently awarded a volunteer media relations position with the United States Golf Association for the Women’s US Open hosted at Lancaster Country Club July 10-13. She is one of three people who will be responsible for escorting players to the scoring and media areas following their rounds. It’s a great opportunity for her to have behind-the-scenes access to a national championship.

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