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Parents & Families

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Welcome Parents!

We are honored by your trust to educate and develop the young woman in your family. As part of our family, just like you, we are dedicated to her success in and out of the classroom.

Our Parent & Family Program, coordinated through the department of New Student & Family Programs, was created in 2015 to help you stay connected to campus life and to serve as a resource throughout your student's college experience.

We have resources to help you with everything connected with your student's life here at Alverno from navigating financial aid to career and professional development.

New student and her dad


Students will register for classes during SOAR. First day of class, which includes Convocation,
is Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Students in La Verna Commons


Two students in the cafe on the first floor of Founder's Hall



Contact New Student & Family Programs at

A Changing Role

"Be available and supportive and advise your student to utilze the resources available to them. Allow them to problem-solve and make their own decisions. It's hard, but it's time to switch from being your student's manager to their consultant."

-Alverno Parent

Three Alverno students near a chalk board


SOAR logo - Alverno Student Orientation and Registration


Students and parents in La Verna Commons


There are many campus and community events throughout the year that provide opportunities for you to engage with our campus community and allow you to be involved in your studen's college experience.  We look forward to connecting with you!

Parent & Family Orientation
Parents and adult family members of students new to Alverno are invited to attend Parent & Family Orientation.

New Student Convocation & Welcome Picnic - Tuesday, August 28, 2017 3:00 pm -5:00 pm in Pitman Theatre
Convocation traditionally signals the start of the academic year, providing the opportunity for students and their families, faculty, and staff to celebrate the beginning of the semester together.  RSVP HERE before August 21.

Convocation introduces new students to the Alma Mater, welcomes them into the Alverno learning community and introduces them to the Alverno culture. Just like commencement, the students and administrators process into Pitman Theatre. There are speakers, and students are presented symbolic gifts signifying that they are academic citizens of this community.

New students and their families are also invited to the Convocation Ceremony and the Welcome Picnic that follows the ceremony.  Both events are FREE!  Register here to join us.

Opening of School Mass - September 13, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Chapel
We welcome all Alverno families to join their student for this special mass celebrating the start of the semester.  Classes are cancelled from 11am to 1pm so all students can attend.  Please register here (registration link coming soon).

Casino Night - Friday, October 6, 2017 - 7:00 pm-11:00 pm in the LaVerna Commons
Join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, blackjack, bingo, roulette, craps, silent auction and more!
Gamble with fake money for chances to win real prizes!  This event is FREE for all Alverno students, their family, & friends! Register Here.


Contact New Student & Family Programs at


student with dad at orientation


Thanksgiving Dinner - Thursday, November 16, 5:00 pm in the La Verna Commons
Alverno students and families and invited to gather around, Alverno style, for Thanksgiving Dinner.

$15 per person or $6 per child (age 3-12); 2 and under are free

Order tickets here.

We know you may have questions concerning many aspects of our community and your student's academic life. Get to know us better by attending events for families, visiting us on campus or contacting our New Student & Family Programs team.

We have resources to help you with everything connected with your student’s life here at Alverno from navigating financial aid to career education for her life beyond our campus.

We welcome your questions and input, and look forward to getting to know you and the young woman in your family who is about to enter the most exciting and developmental stage of her life.

Helping Your Student Soar

 Lex and her mom