Applications open for new intergenerational student housing program with St. Camillus life plan community

St. Camillus, a life plan community in Wauwatosa caring for more than 650 older adults and retired Jesuits, is opening its doors to Marquette University students beginning in the fall semester.  

This new intergenerational housing program will offer two Marquette students low-cost housing at St. Camillus in exchange for volunteering onsite each week, engaging in activities with other residents of St. Camillus. The first students involved in the program will move in this August. 

Benefits include: 

  • A low-cost apartment five miles from campus and on a bus line 
  • A meal credit and private kitchen 
  • Off-street parking, heat, satellite TV and WiFi 
  • 24-hour security 
  • Free laundry facilities 
  • Access to a state-of-the-art fitness center 
  • Potential service learning hours 

Anyone currently enrolled full-time at Marquette with junior, senior or graduate student standing is eligible. Those interested should fill out this application and email it by July 15 to Dr. Stacy Barnes, director of the Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center and associate professor of practice in the College of Nursing. 

Successful applicants will be invited for an onsite interview and tour. Final decisions will be made by Aug. 1. 

Any questions about the program should be directed to Barnes.