Residence Life

Residential Themed Living Communities

Residential communities provide students from all class levels the opportunity to live in a residential setting which promotes greater involvement and learning.  Alvernia grants all students the ability to create their own residential community or live-in a university sponsored themed community based on their class level. Each residential area offers its own unique themed living communities for students to explore. Students have choices based on which of the three areas they will reside in: (1) First Year Community Living, (2) Transitional (Sophomore & Transfer Student) Community Living, and (3) Upper Class Community Living.

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First Year Community Living

Our First Year Community Living Housing program started in fall 2014. All first year Alvernia students are required to live in a themed community.   Students can choice to live in one of two types of first year communities: (1) Academic Based (Pulse and Crusader Scholars) and (2) Co-Curricular Based (World Citizens, Common Ground, Innovation, #DoWellDoGood, Leadership & Self-Exploration, and Mission: Alvernia). For more information on these communities click here.

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Transitional (Sophomores & Transfers) Community Living

Our Transitional Community Living Housing program started in fall 2013. Sophomore students may choose to live in one of two themed communities: (1) Sophomores Serve or (2) Interfaith Community. In addition, they may also choose to create their own themed community through our Affinity Housing program.
Transfer students are offered the option to live with other transfer students in a transfer student community led by a former Alvernia transfer student. The community assists them in their unique transition to Alvernia campus while creating their own strong community. For more information on these communities click here.

Upper Class Community Living

Our Upper Class Community Living Housing Program started in fall 2012. Junior & Senior students may choose to live our Academic Village which features extended quiet hours and programming geared toward transitioning out of college and assisting in their growing internship and fieldwork responsibilities. In addition, they may choose to create their own themed community through out Affinity Housing program. For more information on these communities click here.

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