Alvernia Seniors College

The Alvernia Seniors College, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in the fall of 2008, offers senior citizens (age 55 and over) the opportunity for life-long learning. Alvernia University sponsors this program as part of its mission to be of service to the community.

Each year, three semesters of Seniors College classes offer approximately 20-25 courses each session, running the gamut from computer classes to English literature. 

Volunteers teach classes, recruited from Alvernia University senior members, area professionals, Alvernia professors, and the community-at-large. In addition to academic courses there are several clubs to take part in. These informal groups meet on a regular basis, some once a week and others monthly. The programs give members an opportunity to learn and socialize in a comfortable environment.

Seniors Courses

Stimulate your mind with academic courses taught by volunteering professionals, professors, and community members.

Download the Spring 2020 brochure

Download the Spring 2020 registration form


The Seniors College offers a range of membership levels. Take a class, join for a year, or become a life member. Visit our membership page for full details.

Learn throughout your lifetime with academic courses on politics or religion & terrorism, or learn to write that memoir you've always meant to start. New classes begin three times a year.

Looking to register for upcoming classes? Visit our registration page for a printable form, or call (610) 796-8357 for more information.

Seniors College clubs are vibrant and popular. Discuss your reading list with the Book Review Club. Visit our clubs page for information on these and other Seniors College clubs.

Course Ideas
The Alvernia Seniors College is always looking for new course ideas and volunteers to teach courses. Have an idea? Email Sally Reading, or call (610) 796-8357.

Seniors College is a cooperative program where members have an opportunity to support its objectives through participation on the advisory board, planning committees or by serving as course instructors. Members are also invited to attend social events and activities. Call 610-796-8357 for information on membership or activities. 


“I warn my professors ahead of time, that this isn’t a seniors center," says Director Sally Reading. “My students want to learn, and will push until they get answers.”
Seniors College