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Second Year Students and Transfer Students to the university have two housing options available to them: (1) they can join a university sponsored themed community in the transitional area (Sophomores Serve and Transfer Student Community) and (2) go through housing selection and choose from available rooms. You may choose a themed community and select your roommates as long as all your potential roommates also select the same themed community as you.
Alvernia University is committed to providing a living environment that challenges second year students to connect more to the campus and Reading community through greater involvement and leadership. Alvernia offers students two distinctive university sponsored themed communities for transitional area students:
- Sophomores Serve
- Transfer Student Community
Students participating in this community will be housed in Village 4-Pods in groups of 11 or 12. All students in Village 4-Pods will be required to complete certain service requirements (listed above) and will be held accountable through the PAX system. Most service projects should count toward their university service requirements.
Transfer Student Community
To apply for housing as a transfer student, please complete the Transfer Student Housing Application on the ARC Portal.