Saint Vincent Seminary shares its campus with a coeducational liberal arts college, a parish, and a monastic community of more than 150 Benedictines. The Archabbey, Seminary and College were founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer, and to the present-day, all continue to embody the ideals and character of Wimmer, as well as the tradition of a 1,500-year-old Benedictine heritage.

Located just outside of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, nearly every east-facing window on campus affords a view of Chestnut Ridge. Within a 60 minute drive to the west is the city of Pittsburgh and its museums, sports teams and restaurants, and within 30 minutes to an hour to points east, south and north are the Forbes State Forest, hiking and biking trails such as the Youghiogheny River Trail, the West Penn Trail and the Ghost Town Trail, state parks such as Ohiopyle, county parks such as Twin Lakes and Mammoth Park, Seven Springs and Hidden Valley ski resorts and other recreational opportunities in the Laurel Highlands.