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Alverno College

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About Alverno College

Alverno College is one of the nation’s largest Catholic women’s colleges that is dedicated to your personal and professional development. We offer weekday and flexible evening undergraduate programs for women, as well as graduate programs for women and men. 

At Alverno, you will be held to high academic standards. You will be challenged to write, to speak, to present research and to demonstrate knowledge in every area of study. This will be one of the most comprehensive learning experiences of your life -- one you shouldn’t miss and will never forget.

We offer an impressive range of majors and minors to keep you engaged while providing nearly limitless opportunities within your chosen field of study.

Campus information

The moment you step on our campus, you’ll feel it – the warmth, energy and friendliness of a college community unlike anywhere else.

Whether or not you reside on campus, we provide an opportunity to engage with other students in a comfortable, relaxed setting.

Getting involved isn't too difficult, considering all of the many activities at your disposal. Campus life is vibrant, active and inviting, and we offer both off-campus and resident students a host of activities, special events and other opportunities to get involved.

You can participate in one of more than 30 student organizations that help you establish leadership skills. Develop a deep commitment to service and tounderstanding your faith. Watch or participate in an NCAA Division III sport, including basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

Our campus is easily accessible – we’re just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee and General Mitchell International Airport.


Our two residence halls on campus, Austin Hall and Clare Hall, are nestled on 46-acres of lush green space with running and walking paths, picnic tables and places for socializing, studying and reflection. Both residence halls offer the convenience of living close to classrooms, academic resources, campus clubs and organizations,Alverno Presents performances and friends.

As an on-campus resident, you will enjoy meal service, free parking, a fitness center, a full calendar of activities, as well as easy access to downtown Milwaukee.

Austin Hall

All first-year residents are housed in Austin Hall in double rooms. Sophomores, juniors, seniors and transfer students are eligible to reside in large or small single rooms if they are available. During the academic year, your room becomes your “home away from home.” We want you to be as comfortable as possible. Each double room (10’ X 17’) is furnished with blinds, two single beds, built-in desk and drawers, desk chairs, a built-in bookshelf, closets, a sink and vanity, a microwave/refrigerator unit, a computer network/Internet connection jack, and a cable television outlet. A vacuum cleaner, mop and cooking utensils are available for check out at the Austin Hall reception desk. Other Austin Hall features include:

  • TV and study lounges equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, TV, VCR and air conditioning
  • Wireless internet throughout the building
  • Microwave/mini-refrigerator in each resident room
  • 24-hour computer lab
  • Free cable television in all resident rooms and common areas
  • Educational, recreational, and social programming
  • Complete laundry facilities
  • The Rec Room: a student-centered space for resident students to play pool, air hockey, exercise, watch tv or just hang out.
  • Pipeline: a student space used for events and socializing.
  • Select carpeted rooms (4th floor South). All other rooms are tiled, and square carpeting may be put in the rooms (double room carpet size 10’ X 10’)
  • Shower rooms with individual stalls and changing rooms
  • 24-hour access to Campus Security

Clare Hall

Alverno College houses upper-level and nontraditional-aged students who prefer more privacy. To meet the needs of these students, we offer a quieter housing option on the 4th floor. Sophomores, juniors, seniors and students over the age of 22 are eligible to live in Clare Hall if they are free of an outstanding business office balance and are in good standing within the residence hall. Living in Clare Hall is a privilege for those students who want the convenience of living on campus, with the freedom of independent living. Other Clare Hall features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 coverage at Austin Hall's reception desk
  • Evening and weekend coverage at Clare Hall's reception desk
  • Kitchen and lounge equipped with wireless internet, microwave, refrigerator, stove, TV, and VCR
  • Microwave/mini-refrigerator in each resident room
  • 24-hour computer lab
  • Free cable television in resident rooms and common areas
  • Educational, recreational, and social programming
  • Complete laundry facilities on each floor
  • Fitness Center and Group Study Lounge
  • 24-hour access to Campus Security


Courses available 2

Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 1 MBA 1


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