Students

Now Accepting Applications

Exclusively for Chatham University Health Sciences Graduate Students

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of a unique intergenerational living concept found nowhere else in Pittsburgh!

Students in Residence spend at least four hours per week with the Schenley Gardens residents, with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities and social gatherings throughout the week.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vincentian Schenley Gardens?
Vincentian Schenley Gardens is a senior community that offers Personal Care and Memory Care to older adults who value their independence but require some help with activities of daily living. Residents receive meals, assistance as needed, and are offered a variety of social events to help promote an active and rewarding lifestyle.
What is the Students in Residence program all about?
This unique intergenerational living opportunity, found nowhere else in the Pittsburgh area, is being offered exclusively to Chatham University Health Sciences Graduate Students. In exchange for a low monthly rent, students agree to spend at least four hours per week with residents, doing everything from educational classes, social outings, parties, tech help and much more.
What is the deadline to apply for the Students in Residence program?
Vincentian is accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis. Up to 30 students can be accommodated at Vincentian Schenley Gardens. Applications will be accepted until all apartments are rented; however, Vincentian recommends that interested applicants apply as soon as possible due to the limited number of rooms and anticipated high demand given the greatly reduced rent and innovative intergenerational living and experiential learning opportunities that this program provides.
When can students move in?
Students will move in during the month of August at predetermined move-in dates to be coordinated with Vincentian and the tenants.
What is included in my rent?
All basic utilities including water, electric and gas is included in your rent at no additional cost. Your rent also includes FREE cable television and WiFi!
What is the Resident Assistant position at Vincentian Schenley Gardens?
One student per academic year will be chosen to serve as the Resident Assistant (RA) at Vincentian Schenley Gardens. The resident assistant will receive FREE rent in exchange for fulfilling this role, which requires approximately 10 hours per week. An RA serves as a community developer, striving to create a living-learning environment, which supports academic achievement and promotes personal development. The RA serves as a resource person, programmer, peer educator, manager, and a role model. RAs are responsible for promoting the general welfare of all students and for helping each individual resident develop educationally and personally.
What are the seniors like who live at Vincentian Schenley Gardens?
Seniors who live at Vincentian Schenley Gardens may need a little help with daily tasks like bathing, dressing, using the bathroom, taking their medications, personal hygiene, cooking/eating, getting around and housekeeping. Personal Care residents receive the assistance that is always available, but never intrusive.
Where is Vincentian Schenley Gardens?
Vincentian Schenley Gardens is located conveniently on Bigelow Boulevard in North Oakland and along the Port Authority bus line. The address is 3890 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
What kind of parking is available at Vincentian Schenley Gardens?
Ample garage parking and on-street, unmetered parking is available.
Is Vincentian Schenley Gardens pet friendly?
Yes, pets of up to 40 pounds are welcome. Pets must not be a disturbance to neighbors and other residents. Pet owners must provide a current photo and updated vaccine records for their pets.
Are meal plans available for students living at Schenley Gardens?
Yes, students may purchase as many or as few meals as they wish. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available seven days a week.
Can you pair me with roommate(s)?
It is the students’ responsibility to find roommates. All roommates must be enrolled as Chatham University Health Sciences Graduate Students, and must separately apply and be accepted into the Students in Residence program. Studio apartments can accommodate one student. One-bedroom apartments can accommodate up to two students. Two-bedroom apartments can accommodate up to three or four students, based on configuration. All students and roommates that live at Vincentian Schenley Gardens must be part of the Students in Residence program.
What happens if my roommate breaks their lease?
If any roommate breaks their lease and moves out, it is the responsibility of the remaining roommate(s) to pay the full monthly rent for the apartment.
What if I have additional questions or would like to schedule a tour of Vincentian Schenley Gardens?
Please contact Christine Holko at cholko@vcs.org or 412-548-4100.