At Alvernia, we believe informed and supportive parents/guardians play a key role in a student's educational achievements.  For that reason, we want to help you participate in your student's experience at Alvernia by providing opportunities and resources to make it easy for you to stay engaged.  Our goal is to make the Alvernia experience as positive for you as it is for your student.  

On a daily basis, you can help raise the University's visibility and presence within your community.  At your job, your place of worship or with friends and family, you can be an ambassador for Alvernia just by sharing your student's experience with others.  Parents and families are important partners in our efforts to provide students with everything they need to learn, grow and fulfill their passion.

As you commence on this journey, there will be many opportunities for you to be engaged.  Below is just a sampling of some ways you can get involved.

We welcome you and look forward to your involvement.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at Daniel.Hartzman@alvernia.edu.



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Parents & Families

Alumni and Family Fill Bleachers During Homecoming 2018 Football Game
Parent Ambassadors
Are you looking for ways to get involved at Alvernia University? The University’s success is dependent on the people of our community and there are many meaningful opportunities for parent involvement. Consider becoming a Parent Ambassador and participate in one or more of the following ways:
Mom and daughter setting up dorm room
Accepted Students Day
Welcome and talk with our prospective parents & students.
Tammy Gore
Represent Alvernia at College Fair
Lend a hand at a college fair in your neighborhood. Tag team with one of our Admissions’ Counselors or with another Alvernia volunteer.
Female students shaking hands
Volunteer at June Connection Days and/or August New Student Orientation (Move-In Day)
Welcome and talk with our incoming parents & students. Help them get settled into their home away from home.
Students in Undergraduate Admissions Office
Host A Welcome to Alvernia Reception in Your Region
Partner with the Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement to plan an event to welcome and introduce our newest Golden Wolves and their families. (Summer Send-Offs)
Alumni and Homecoming Weekend - Homecoming 2018
Homecoming & Family Weekend
Offer your ideas and assistance in planning events/programs for parents.
Admissions counselor talks with student
Letter-Writing Campaign
Write a letter of reassurance to accepted students encouraging them to enroll at Alvernia or send welcome notes to first-year parents.
Karen Thacker
Share Your Career Expertise
Serve as an interviewer for Mock Interview Mania, Host a student(s) during Take A Golden Wolf to Work Week, or Provide internship, externship and job opportunities.
Students join hands in the quad
Be A Recruiter
Share your student’s and your Alvernia experience with friends, neighbors and acquaintances in your community, at work etc.
Victoria Williams
Support Alvernia
A gift to the Alvernia Fund, Alvernia Athletic Club (AAC) or to an area of your choice will enhance your student’s education and future students.
Become a Parent Volunteer
For more information on these and other opportunities, please contact Daniel.Hartzman@alvernia.edu.