Saint Vincent College was founded in 1846 by Benedictine monks led by Boniface Wimmer, who became the first Archabbot of Saint Vincent Archabbey, now the largest Benedictine archabbey in the world.
Saint Vincent College is an academic community that is inherently and profoundly shaped by its Catholic, Benedictine values and its rich heritage. Guided by the monks of its sponsoring organization, Saint Vincent Archabbey, the community is comprised of dedicated faculty, staff, students and alumni working together in pursuit of scholarly knowledge, a deeper understanding of God’s purpose for our lives and service to the local, national and global community.
Here at Saint Vincent College, we encourage our students to take an active approach to learning. Toward this end, our students have opportunities throughout their academic careers to participate in active scholarship through service-learning projects, study abroad experiences and term-long course projects that promote deep scholarly inquiry. As students prepare to graduate, they fulfill a discipline specific capstone requirement that requires them to conduct an independent scholarly project under the mentorship of a faculty advisor.
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True to our Catholic, Benedictine and liberal arts heritage, Saint Vincent College also offers our students support outside of the classroom, including individualized attention for freshmen, innovative programming for all students, worship services, student leadership opportunities, community service projects, career planning, health and wellness support and a commitment to a safe and comfortable campus environment.
The Saint Vincent College library is known as the Latimer Family Library in honor of Dale P. and Darlene M. Latimer who made a generous gift for the renovation, enhancement and endowment of the library. The Latimers' gift was designed to recognize the treasured role that the Library has in Saint Vincent College's Benedictine educational tradition.
Information Technology is located on the ground floor of Alfred Hall. We provide many technology-related services to students, including internet/cable/telephone connections in residence hall rooms, personal computer support and repair, and accounts for college services, such as e-mail and Blackboard.
Saint Vincent College Wellness Center provides outpatient treatment for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. Students are able to schedule an appointment with a registered nurse, physician or licensed counselor. We are able to provide many over-the counter medications and some prescribed medications, at no cost. All visits to the health center are free.
For the more than 1,850 students who form the Saint Vincent community, the $12.5 million Robert S. Carey Student Center serves as a place to catch up with friends, work out, pray and unwind. The center includes a fitness center, swimming pool, lounge, book center, coffee shop, gym, performing arts center, art gallery and student chapel, as well as a nondenominational prayer room.
Saint Vincent College is well aware that not every student with a love of athletics participates at the varsity level. For those who want to keep active recreationally, Saint Vincent offers more than a dozen club and intramural sports, such as:
At Saint Vincent College, there is a student club or organization for everyone.
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