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Welcome to the Alverno family!

Choosing a college is a major decision and commitment for the entire family. That’s why we’re here to help support you and your student every step of the way.

You're worth it. And so are we.

  • We’re a “Best Value School” in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report college guide, in recognition of our commitment to make an elite education accessible to all.
  • U.S. News also continually ranks Alverno higher than any other college in Wisconsin in the “Strong Commitment to Teaching” category, honoring our student-centered approach.
  • Students ranked Alverno the most inspiring college in the nation for two years in a row, according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.

Paying for college

An Alverno education is more affordable than you might think: Nearly 100% of full-time undergraduate students who sought financial aid received assistance. Alverno’s designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution — the first in Wisconsin — gives ALL of our students, no matter their background, access to additional federal grants and scholarships. Our financial aid department is happy to walk you and your student through the process.

Resources for students

We're dedicated to your student's success in and out of the classroom. Your daughter's support network will include academic advisorsacademic support servicesCounseling and Health ServicesStudent Affairscareer specialistsCampus Ministry and more.

Resources for students

Resources for families

To learn more about how to support your student, check out our FAQs or call us at 414-382-6114. We’re here to help!


Spring 2021 Calendar

  • Jan. 25: First class for new students
  • Jan. 27: Regular weekday classes begin
  • Feb. 1: Priority deadline to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-2022
  • March 12: No classes
  • March 22-24: Mid-Semester Assessment Days
  • March 31: Easter Break (through April 6)
  • April 7: Classes resume after Easter Break and last day to drop classes for spring semester
  • April 23: Community Conference
  • May 6-7: No classes; Prepare for final assessments
  • May 10-13: Final Assessments
  • May 14: Residence Hall closes
  • May 15: Graduation

Is your student starting at Alverno in the Fall of 2021? You are invited to a parent/family orientation. To register and receive the Zoom login information, click on the day that works best for your family.

Orientación para padres y familias: La Orientación para padres y familias presenta discusiones sobre el plan de estudios único de Alverno, los recursos profesionales para estudiantes, ayuda financiera , y discusiones sobre cómo apoyar a su estudiante.

SOAR to Success: On June 29 and July 27, you and your student are invited to come on campus to learn about all the resources available and to get to know faculty, staff and current students. Please have your student register for one of these fun-filled events: SOAR to Success 2021

Get ready for a bright

Alverno College