Stimulating, welcoming and engaging.

Alvernia, often called "the Vern," is always in motion. Immersing in a rich campus life, students enjoy a full calendar of activities and events, more than 55 clubs, intramural sports and student leadership and governance opportunities.


Just minutes off-campus, the village of West Reading is a colorful college town offering shopping, dining and entertainment options. There's always something new to explore.


Attracting a diverse and engaged student body, the Alvernia experience is well-rounded and always unforgettable.




Student Life
Founder's Village Apartments overlooking turf
Living at "the Vern"
Residing in Alvernia’s student housing is a popular choice. Providing easy access to classrooms, dining halls, fitness facilities and campus activities, living at the Vern is living in the action.
Residence hall suite
First Year Students
Suite-style and traditional residence halls provide a full range of services and safety.
St. Francis statue overlooking library patio
Transitional Students
The Village 4-Pods are open-floor or suite-style residences for sophomores and transfer students.
Students in a residence hall lounge
Upper Class Students
Juniors, seniors and graduate students enjoy apartment-style or townhouse-style residences.
Honors students walk to a class in Francis Hall
Mass of the Holy Spirit
On Monday, August 27, 2018, our Reading Campus will follow an adjusted class schedule.
Why Choose Vern Living?
Alvernia University believes that living on campus can be an integral part of your education. As part of the total college experience, residential living fosters and supports a student's personal, social, spiritual, and academic development.
Honors Students in front of Francis Hall
Clubs & Activities
Finding new friends, experiences and ways to serve, Alvernia students participate in a wide array of activities. With more than 55 clubs and multiple events throughout the week, students find it easy to develop long-lasting relationships and have fun.
Student Center in the evening
Notice of Non Discrimination
Alvernia University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender in admission to its educational programs or any other activities.
Students and faculty at the Great Wall of China
Global Study
Studying abroad is among the most meaningful and edifying opportunities that Alvernia students experience. Learning to question ideas to which they are accustomed and explore uncommon paths, they become reflective and open to new ways to lead and serve.

Master's students at graduation
Student Success
By combining cutting-edge technology with a community approach, students get personalized attention so they succeed and thrive at Alvernia.
Campus Commons building
Academic Success Center
Dedicated support team offers advising, tutoring, writing support and skills coaching.
Nate Keller Studying
Career Development
Students identify career goals and pathways for success.
Dr. Jodi Radosh places a student's microphone.
Real World Experiences
Opportunities include undergraduate research, studying abroad, internships.

Upcoming Events

Student for an Evening - Schuylkill Center
Saturday Hours
Art Show Reception | Michele Byrne
The 8 Drivers of Business Value
Information Session
Saturday Hours
Winter Open House
Art Show Reception | Jim Gavenus
Leveraging HR as a Resource to Drive Profitable Growth
Berks County Spring College Fair
Hot Club of Philadelphia
Art Show Reception | Jeff Schaller
Art Show Reception | Student Spring Art Exhibit
Traditional Irish Music