Students in a residence hall lounge

Overnight Visit: A Campus Sleepover

An overnight visit can be an important part of the college selection process, so we encourage you to stay on our campus to find out what it’s like to be an Alvernia student for one night.

While you're here, you’ll have the opportunity to attend classes, check out student activities, meet and make friends with current students, eat in the dining hall, and spend the night in a residence hall with your student host. Who knows, you might even meet your future roommate! A sleepover can help you experience Alvernia campus life and show you all that AU has to offer. Overnight visits are available Sunday through Thursday nights and are intended for students who have submitted an application for admission.

Request an Overnight

Please make your request at least two weeks in advance so our Overnight & Shadow Coordinator Kristen Sipling can arrange your accommodations. After we get your request, we’ll contact you to learn more about what you want to do while you're on campus, like classes you want to attend or meetings you would like to arrange (financial aid, professors, etc). You can also call Kristen directly at 610-796-3423 with questions, or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 610-796-8269.


Prior to your stay, you will receive a confirmation packet including a campus map, directions to the university and what you will need to bring with you for your visit. We will also include a copy of our medical & conduct form that must be returned before your arrival.

All Campus Overnight students should report to the Student Center by 6pm on the day of their stay to meet their student hosts. Your overnight confirmation package will include contact information for your host to facilitate you meeting up with them upon your arrival. 

If you need to arrive at a different time, or need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible by email or calling 610-796-8269.

Undergraduate Visits
The Bernardine Hall lounge is a casual study spot.
Spend A Day As A Student: A Shadow Visit
Schedule a Shadow Visit to experience academic life at AU from an insider’s point of view. You can contribute to a class discussion, assist your peers working on a project or just hang out with current students to chat about campus life - but one thing is certain - you'll come away with a great sense of the collaborative, enlightening and fun environment at Alvernia.

These visits are scheduled according to your interests, and can include lunch and a campus tour if you wish. You can also meet with an Admissions Counselor or Financial Aid representative to discuss your specific plans.

Shadow Visits can be scheduled for Monday through Friday by submitting an email request to Kristen Sipling or calling her directly at 610-796-3423.
*Important Note: Please schedule your Shadow Visit at least two weeks in advance to allow us time to arrange for a host and notify appropriate faculty of your attendance.
Call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 610-796-8269 with questions.