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Get Ahead with Summer Classes!

Interested in getting ahead over the summer? Then stay on course by taking advantage of Alvernia’s Summer Session. Alvernia offers Undergraduate courses in accelerated Online and Blended formats.

With two start dates to choose from — June 16 and July 3 — we make it easy for you to get ahead in a short amount of time so you can still enjoy your Summer break also. Below are the flexible sessions:

  • Mod B runs 6/16 to 7/3 - 3 week daytime classes
  • Mod 6 runs 7/3 to 8/21 - 7 week evening classes

Alvernia’s Summer Session is a very useful option for students who:

  • Had trouble with a course during a past semester and need to retake it.
  • Want to lighten their course load for coming semesters.
  • Plan to earn additional credits now to graduate a semester early.
  • Stay on track to complete their degree on time.
  • Bring up their GPA or fulfill a course requirement.

It's not too late to register. To register for a summer course you should :

  • Talk to your advisor about how it fits in the student’s educational plan
  • Make sure your advisor authorizes summer classes in our self-service system
  • Register for the course in self-service.

Community Service Requirements Reminder

Students must submit community service forms to the Holleran Center for Community Engagement in Bernardine Hall 102 before the end of the semester in which the hours were completed. Hours completed in the Fall Semester must be turned in by January 15th, Winter Break hours by February 15th, hours for the Spring Semester by May 15th, and Summer hours by September 15th.  Forms from previous semesters will not be accepted.  Forms can be completed on paper or online and are located on the Holleran Center webpage at

Did You Know...

…that Alvernia’s new Veterans Center will open in Bernardine Hall this August?  Look for pictures in the July edition.

…that 86% of Alvernia’s fulltime students are involved in at least one registered student organization, athletic team, or other affinity group, with 70% in more than one?  Way to go, Crusaders!

…that 24 students participated in the 2013-14 pilot year of our Ignite Student Leadership program?  To learn more – especially if you are interested in joining the program to develop your own leadership skills – contact Student Activities at 610-568-1474.

…that 11 students, along with Campus Minister Brian Ballantine, served on an Alternative Break in Tennessee just after finals, while 9 students, along with Professors Carrie Fitzpatrick and Adam Heinze, participated in service-learning with our Bernardine Franciscan Sisters at their mission in the Dominican Republic?  Thanks to one and all for bringing our core values to life!

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…that you could win up to a semester’s worth of free textbooks, complete the on-line raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing by clicking here and logging into myAlvernia to submit a raffle ticket!

…that a chance for one of you to win a full semester’s tuition is in the works?  Stay tuned to email for details.

…that our Sophomore Serve residential community is working on a basketball marathon for the fall semester?  Proceeds will be aimed toward a good cause, and there’ll be a chance to win a major prize in a half-court free-throw context.  More details in our next edition.

Community service with organizations that are not Holleran Center community partners requires pre-approval.  To have a community service project approved, please send an email to; include the name of the organization, location, and the type of service activity.  Students will be notified by email if their project is approved.

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