Alvernia is always in motion. Immersing in a rich campus life, students enjoy a full calendar of activities and events, dozens of organizations, intramural sports, and student leadership and governance opportunities.

The Greater Reading region is home to multiple venues offering concerts, shows and sporting events; a thriving food and beverage scene; seasonal festivals; a sprawling community arts center and much more. 

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

Student Life

Holleran Hall interior with students
Living at Alvernia
Residing in Alvernia’s student housing is a popular choice, providing easy access to classrooms, dining halls, fitness facilities and campus activities.
Commuter Lounge
Commuter Resources
Many opportunities and resources are offered to benefit commuter students with their educational and social experience.
Foam party
Student Organizations and Activities
Finding new friends, experiences and ways to serve, Alvernia students participate in a wide array of 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.
Student Center at night
Notice of Non Discrimination
Alvernia does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender in admission to its educational programs or any other activities.
Alvernia University Women's Ice Hockey First Practice
Competing at the NCAA Division III level, Alvernia's Golden Wolves have made 35 appearances in NCAA Championship tournaments.
MLK Day of Service
Community Service
Its roots embedded in Alvernia's foundation, community service provides students the opportunity to use their gifts and talents to help those in need and to support an organization’s purpose-driven mission.
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.
Professor teaches student to use video equipment
Real World Experiences
Opportunities include undergraduate research, studying abroad, internships.

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