Alverno Hall

Alverno Hall houses both men and women across a variation of all grade levels. 

Each room houses a maximum of two residents. They come fully furnished with a built-in dresser, closet, bed, and desk for each student. Lofts are available for rent. Each floor of Alverno is divided into two wings with the center of every floor having a lounge, kitchen, and laundry room. In 2014, residents came back to new paint and carpet and by 2018 every floor’s lounge had been remodeled and refurbished. 

The first floor of Alverno houses the Vista Lounge where large groups of students have been known to gather to watch movies or meet to study for a big test. The ground floor houses the Student Health and Counseling Service Centers, an Athletic Training Room, as well as a few athletic program offices. Alverno is without a doubt the most centralized option for living on campus. 


Coming Soon: Alverno Hall Renovation

The $4.5 million renovation, which will begin immediately following the 2022-23 academic year, will be completed by the end of the Fall 2023 semester. Explore the new designs for the rooms!

2 Students Per Room

9.9x16x8 Room Dimensions

+ Countless Memories


Built in 1965, Alverno has had many renovations since, such as updates to the lounges and a beautiful mural of its namesake, Mount Alverno, in the lobby. Mount Alverno, aka La Verna, is where St. Francis was believed to receive the stigmata. La Verna became an important pilgrimage site for Franciscans and followers of Saint Francis and a large monastery developed. 

Students enjoy Alverno because of its central location on campus. Connected with Toller Hall and Stark Student Center, students have easy access to the Cliff CaféAdmissions, the Mailroom, the Sharon & Larry Walsh Wellness Center, and much more. There is also access to the Briar Cliff underground tunnel system that leads to Heelan Hall, the Bishop Mueller Library, and Chapel of Our Lady of Grace without ever stepping outside. This is perfect for those brisk Iowa winters. 


Location. Location. Location.

Reserve your home away from home in the centrally located Alverno Hall. 

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