The Collegeville Institute was designed by the world-class architect, Marcel Breuer, and consists of a lakeside cluster of ten apartments and an administrative center. The apartments vary in size from one to three bedrooms and are assigned according to family needs.The apartments are attractive, cozy, easy to maintain, and fully furnished (towels and linens are provided, each kitchen has a complete sets of dishes, flatware, and cooking utensils). Central heating and air conditioning keep the apartments comfortable and each apartment has a brick fireplace. Each apartment includes access to wireless Internet. Because of our wildlife refuge status, we are unable to accommodate pets.
Due to the constraints of our historic Marcel Breuer buildings, the Collegeville Institute is not a handicapped accessible facility at the present time. We ask that program participants who need physical accommodations inform us of their needs in advance so that alternative meeting and housing arrangements can be made.
Each participant in the Resident Scholars Program is assigned a private study in the Scholars Studies area in the Quadrangle Building at Saint John’s University. A short walk from the Collegeville Institute, the studies are spacious, overlook the campus and monastic gardens, and provide a comfortable space to engage in research and writing. Scholars enjoy borrowing privileges at Alcuin Library and Clemens Library.
Resident scholars and their families are invited to enjoy the recreational facilities, grounds, sporting and cultural events, libraries, and other amenities of the Saint John’s campus.
The Collegeville Institute welcomes spouses, partners, and children of resident scholars. Apartment accommodations vary according to family needs.
For more information, please visit the Practical Information page, or read About Us. We are also happy to speak with you directly. Please do not hesitate to contact the staff at 320-363-3366 or email staff@CollegevilleInstitute.org