Short-term residents research, write, and pursue their particular craft at their own rhythm. They enjoy the option of joining resident scholars for weekly luncheons and social events, along with the possibility of participating in weekly seminars.
Depending on availability, short-term residents may also have the option of utilizing 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.
Housing and Facilities
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. Nestled quietly among trees on a lovely lakeshore, the Collegeville Institute is especially conducive to intellectual reflection, creativity, and prayer.
The apartments are attractive, cozy, and easy to maintain. They are well-furnished, including linens kitchens with 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 a television and 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.