Clare Hall

Built in 2001, Clare Hall is a suite style residence hall which houses approximately 176 First Year and Transfer students. Clare Hall is single sex based on suite. Clare Hall is a three-story residence hall with an elevator, television lounge on the second floor and study box on the third floor. Clare is named after St. Clare of Assisi, an Italian saint and one of the first followers of St. Francis.

The residential themed communities #DoWellDoGood, Athlead, Crusader Scholars, and Transfer Student Community are housed in this building. #DoWellDoGood strives to engage our students in service opportunities in the Reading community and learn more about themes of social justice. Crusader Scholars is designed to provide students in the Alvernia honors program or who are looking for an enviornment more academically/learning focused housing which meets their needs and engages them in learning with partnering faculty and peers.

The residential themed community Transfer Student Community is housed in this building and strives to connect our new to Alvernia, but new to the college environment, students with the resources and knowledge they will need to be successful at Alvernia

Each suite has two bedrooms housing 2 or 3 students and a common bathroom for those 5 students to share.

Bedrooms are supplied with one bed, dresser, desk, and closet/wardrobe for each person residing in the room.

Clare Hall offers:

  • Television lounge
  • Study box
  • Mailboxes
  • A laundry room (free for student use)
  • Snack and soda machines

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Clare Hall Building Information

Class Level: First Year and Transfer Students are housed in Clare Hall. 

Residential Communities: Clare Hall houses the #DoWellDoGood, Athlead, Crusader Scholars, and Transfer Student Communities.

Types of Rooms: Clare Hall has thirty-eight 5 person suites in the building.

Air Conditioning: Clare Hall is air-conditioned with a unit on each side of the suite.

Window Treatments: All windows have internal mini blinds.  Windows are approximately 48” wide x 56” long.  Tension rods will be required to hang curtains.

Carpeting: Residents must supply their own carpet.  12’ x 13’ carpet will cover the majority of the tile floor on one side of the suite.

Bedroom Closet Width: Closets would  require a tension rod and a curtain size 34” wide x 96” long for extra privacy, but is not required.

Sheets: Mattresses are extra long twin.

Appliances: One internet jack is available per resident.  Each bedroom is allowed one microwave, one small refrigerator, and one coffee pot with automatic shut-off.

Bathroom: Each suite has a bathroom with toilet, vanity sink, and shower.

Furniture: Each resident will have one adjustable bed, desk, desk chair and closet or wardrobe. 

Bed: 30” maximum height of adjustable bed

Elevator: Buildings is equipped with an elevator.

Laundry: A common laundry room is available for students. Laundry on campus is free for students.

Furniture Dimensions:

Wardrobe: 19” wide x 47.5” high & 19.75” deep

Dresser: 29.25” wide x 30” high & 19.25” deep


2018-2019 Clare Hall Staff

Resident Director: Samantha Litcher (

Senior Resident Assistant: Suzanne Leger

Resident Assistants: Rachael Dzik, Datnilza Metz, Kathijia Demaisip, Gabriel Fernandez, and Mikala Persky

Community Facilitator: Marissa Bennici

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