Dear Class of 2020 and Transfer Students,
You’ve heard the old proverb “it takes a village to raise a child.” At Saint Anselm College it takes a community to check in and move in our new students! We also have a saying among our Orientation Leaders, “TTP” or “trust the process.” We ask you to trust the system we have created in order to make move in as smooth as possible for everyone.
On August 25th we will have orientation leaders, resident assistants, student athletes, peer leaders, administrators, staff and faculty prepared to make your move in experience a positive one. It will be important for everyone to bring some patience, follow the signs on the main road and follow directions provided by student leaders and college employees on the campus roadways.
Below is information intended to make your move in experience easier. We strongly encourage you to print this email and bring it with you on Thursday, August 25th.
Joan of Arc and Baroody Hall Residents – You should arrive between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. As you come up Saint Anselm Drive, please enter at the lower entrance to the campus (down the hill from the main entrance) and follow instructions given by students and employees managing traffic. You will be directed to proceed to the parking lot behind Sullivan Arena. The process you will enter into is similar to what you might see at a large ferry terminal where cars are lined up, in side-by-side rows for loading the ferry. We use this similar process, allowing us to efficiently manage the large number of students moving into Joan of Arc and Baroody Halls due to the lack of a large parking lot. Please be patient, there may be a wait, but once you arrive at the front of Joan of Arc and Baroody Halls, there will be many hands to quickly unload and move your belongings into your new home! In this process, we ask that the driver remain with the vehicle, much like at an airport terminal pick-up and drop-off. The new student should not be the driver. If you are bringing two vehicles that need to be unpacked, the new student should be in the first vehicle, and ideally the two vehicles should be together.
2nd & 3rd Streets Alumni Hall Residents – You should arrive between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. As you come up Saint Anselm Drive, please enter at the main entrance to the college and follow instructions given by students and employees managing traffic. Our team will get you to the Visitors’ Lot near Alumni Hall. Please follow all instructions provided at this location.
Dominic Hall Residents – You should arrive between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. As you come up Saint Anselm Drive, please enter at the main entrance to the college and follow instructions given by students and employees managing traffic. They will get you to the large parking lot nearest your residence hall. Please park your car as directed and proceed to the check in tables in front of the residence hall.
Residential Transfer Students – You should arrive between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. If your residence hall is one of the halls listed above, please follow the instructions provided for that hall as stated above. If your hall is not specified above, please enter at the main entrance to the college and follow instructions given by students and employees managing traffic. Near the Abbey Church there will be two students directing traffic. Please inform them that you are a transfer student. They will pull you off to the side so you can go into Alumni Hall to the Residential Life Office to check in before proceeding to your residence hall.
** Commuter students will register separately. **
Commuting Students – You should arrive between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. You will register at Cushing Student Center starting at 10:30 am. As you come up Saint Anselm Drive, you will want to use the lower entrance to the campus (down the hill from the main entrance). Use the parking lots across from the Carr Center and Stoutenburgh Gymnasium or near the athletic fields.
**Important information for Checking In and Moving In**
All residential students will need to check in before proceeding to their assigned room. We encourage you to have taken care of all tuition payments and health forms before you arrive to campus. These details must be taken care of before you will be allowed access to your residential hall.
Residential Life has already sent you an email providing instructions for accessing your room code by signing into the College Portal on a computer or smart phone. You will have access to your code on the morning you’ve been approved to come to campus. If you have a “hold” from the Office of Student Financial Services, you will not be able to see your code. You will be directed to communicate with the Office of Student Financial Services. You will have access to your code once you’ve been cleared by the Office of Student Financial Services.
We encourage you to have checked for your code before you depart for campus. Please be certain to have your code with you or the ability to access it from your phone for when you check in. At check in we will make certain you have completed all the necessary documentation from the Offices of Student Financial Services and Health Services. We will let you know if anything is missing in your file that demands immediate attention before you proceed to your room. Once cleared, you will be given an envelope with your Orientation Group Assignment and the Orientation Schedule. Please keep this information accessible for later in the day.
We would encourage you to have a copy of your fall academic schedule for your department meeting on Friday morning. Please consider printing a copy of your schedule prior to move in and bringing it with you.
If you have questions about missing documentation, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services (email@example.com or 603-656-6293) or Health Services (603-641-7028) before you arrive on campus. If you have any questions about accessing your room code, please contact Residence Life (603-222-4006).
Feel free to contact us with any questions, and once again, welcome!
Dr. Lara Birk and Ms. Jean Couture
New Student Orientation Committee
And your Orientation Leader Chair and OL Committee