University Life

Severe Weather/Closure Policy

On infrequent occasions, Alvernia University may decide not to open, open late, or close early to protect the safety of the Alvernia community due to weather or other circumstances. In this event, Alvernia University will notify the community by utilizing television and radio stations by 6:30 a.m. for day classes and by 4:00 p.m. for evening classes. You may also call the switchboard at 610-796-8200 or view the homepage of the website at

Procedures may vary at off-site locations.

The cancellation of classes; however, does not automatically mean the University offices are closed.