Saint Vincent Archabbey and College was founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer, a monk from the Benedictine Abbey of Metten in Bavaria. With the aid of several American bishops, friends and benefactors in Europe, and a strong community of Benedictine monks at the Saint Vincent monastery, he established the first Benedictine college in the United States.
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:
Education Club, Art Club, History Club