Nursing Students Reflect on Costa Rica Global Seminar

Saint Anselm student-nurses in Costa Rica

Sixteen junior nursing students are providing care to the population of Costa Rica this week as part of the global seminar spring semester nursing course, "Community and Public Health." Professors Margaret Carson and Pamela Preston-Safarz are accompanying the students, and will team-teach the course, exploring the role of nurses in health promotion and disease prevention globally.

Saint Anselm student-nurses in Costa Rica"This study abroad clinical experience will allow students to apply lecture content in a global clinical setting," says Professor Preston-Safarz. "The area we are working in Costa Rica has a very high unemployment rate and a large portion of immigrants living in poverty. Students will be working within these developing communities to conduct in-home assessments to determine the need for health services and provide referrals to community medical services."

Upon their return to the classroom, students will not only discuss public health issues, such as the global health care environment, but will also examine sociocultural influences such as immigration and access to health care. This year is the first that this course has included an international clinical component.

Hannah Glover '18 shared the following reflection on Monday evening, describing the experience that students have had during their first few days.

Hannah Glover '18We are all having an amazing time here in Costa Rica. It has easily been the most amazing experience and opportunity I have ever been able to participate in. We have gone home to home in communities with houses made out of cardboard, metal scraps, and old wood. There is no heat or clean water, floors are made of mud, and most of these people have no health insurance.

Despite these living conditions, everyone here in Costa Rica is in the best spirits and excited to see us. Every person in the community has opened their doors to us with open arms and allowed us to sit with them and assess their health needs. The most heartwarming part for me, was when our team leader Abdi from ISL, explained the people from the community would dress up in their finest clothes to come to our free clinic. And that they did.

I have never been so proud to call myself an Anselmian, and I know my peers feel the same way.

It has been challenging to piece together various languages and critical thinking skills to properly assess and treat patients, however, working together as Anselmian student nurses has proven just how much our program truly prepares us for any situation we may be placed in.

I am cherishing my time here in Costa Rica and have already decided that I must come back to this beautiful country. A common phrase used in Costa Rica is "Pura Vida" or pure life, which is how Costa Ricans describe a great day. So far, I have spent every day living Pura Vida in the beautiful country of Costa Rica!

Finals Week: Our Guide To Success

Frazzle Free Finals Guide 2015

Best of luck to all Anselmians as final exams commence! Below, please find a helpful list of resources, and activities offered to help ensure you successfully conquer finals week. Be sure to stop by "Pet-A-Pooch" for some stress relief, and take advantage of Geisel Library's "Frazzle Free Finals" activities throughout the week!

Frazzle Free Finals Guide 2015Exam Schedule

Evening classes that meet twice a week may hold exam on either night.

Examination Date Class and Hour Time of Exam
Monday, December 12 9:30 MWF 9:00 AM
1:00 TR 1:00 PM
Monday Evening Regular Hour
Tuesday, December 13 10:30 MWF 9:00 AM
2:30 TR 1:00 PM
5:30 TR 5:30 PM
Tuesday Evening Regular Hour
Wednesday, December 14 8/8:30 MWF 9:00 AM
11:30 TR 1:00 PM
5:30 MW 5:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Regular Hour
Thursday, December 15 10:00 TR 9:00 AM
11:30 MWF 1:00 PM
4:00 M and 4:00 MW 5:30 PM
Thursday Evening Regular Hour
Friday, December 16 4:00 TR 9:00 AM
2:30 MW 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 17 8/8:30 TR 9:00 AM
1:30 MWF 1:00 PM

Geisel Library's "Frazzle-Free-Finals"

All week, the Geisel Library will once again be offering fun and relaxing activities to help you survive final exams. The library is here to help you stay relaxed, prepared, and stress-free during your exams.

Cookie Decorating

Saturday, 12/10
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Visit with Jean near the Reference Desk at the Kowalski Quality Baked Goods kiosk and decorate a cookie or two. We'll have plenty of cookies, perfect for a quick snack to perk you up and celebrate the season!

Yoga

Saturday, 12/10
4 – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, 12/14
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Roseann Latona of White Swan Yoga, will be offering 2 "fantastic" yoga classes in the library to "magically" help relieve some of that "beastly" exam week tension! Space is limited. You MUST preregister for only one (1) session of your choice.

Java Jolt with Charles "Jacob Kowalski" Getchell, Head Librarian

Sunday 12/11
9 p.m.

Take a study break, visit with friends, and grab some sweets and hot beverages, snacks, and laughter at the Kowalski Quality Baked Goods kiosk with Charles "Jacob" Getchell, during our always-highly-anticipated JAVA JOLT!

Pet-a-Pooch

The King Edward Society's popular Pet-A-Pooch program moves to its new location in the Geisel Library! Join our furry, four-footed friends and take a break from your studies for a few minutes in the Reading Room off the lobby.

Pet A Pooch LogoFriday, 12/9
2:30 – 4:30 p.m., TeeTonka and Tom

Monday, 12/12
1 – 3 p.m., Tux and Donna

Tuesday, 12/13
2 – 3 p.m., Cody and Val

Wednesday, 12/14
1 – 3 p.m., Tux and Donna

Ongoing Activities

  • Relaxation Station (coloring pages, crosswords, cards, & games!) by the Reference Desk.
  • Christmas Tree Decorating in the Reading Room
  • Also, watch our Twitter and Facebook feeds for "Beastly" Snack Attacks!

Geisel Library Hours

Reading Days

  • Friday, December 9
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 10
    • 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 11
    • 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Exam Week

  • Monday, December 12
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 13
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 14
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 15
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Friday, December 16
    • 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 17
    • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

A Very "Anselmian" Christmas: Campus Event Guide

Students in the Christmas spirit during holiday events

Saint Anselm College celebrates the arrival of the Christmas season with a variety of events, ranging from family festivals to the annual DecemberSong concert by the college choir to the Davison Hall Christmas Feast. The Office of Campus Ministry and the Monastic community celebrate Advent with a full schedule of events.

Students in the Christmas spirit during holiday events

Christmas Giving Tree

Through December 15

Share the joy of the true meaning of Christmas by participating in our Christmas Giving Tree Project for local families and children in need.

Each year students, staff, and faculty participate in this campus-wide project that gives back to our community. These gifts are distributed by Catholic Charities to families throughout the Greater Manchester area.

Christmas Trees with gift tags are located in the first floor of Alumni Hall and the Abbey Church

Please return gifts to Campus Ministry by Tuesday, December 15.

Gingerbread House Competition

Wednesday, November 30
Davison Hall
9 p.m.

There is no better way to embrace the Christmas season at Saint Anselm than to participate in the annual gingerbread house competition! Get covered in candy and frosting while competing for a $400 grand prize.

Campus Ministry "Fair Trade Fair"

Friday, December 2
Dana Center Lobby
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Stop by the Fair Trade Fair to browse a wide variety of handcrafted gifts, all produced by artisans and farmers from across the world. Each purchase helps workers in developing countries maintain steady work and sustainable income so that they can provide for their families.

The assortment includes jewelry, housewares, coffee and chocolate and other items. The fair is a quick and convenient place to get all your Christmas shopping done this year while contributing to a good cause.

Intercultural Holiday Dinner

Friday, December 2
Davison Hall
6 p.m.

Experience holiday traditions and (free) food from around the world.

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Multicultural Center

Alumni Christmas Receptions

Join us in New York City (Dec. 2), Hartford (Dec. 5), Boston (Dec. 9) and Washington, D.C. (Dec. 14) for a Christmas gathering with fellow Anselmian alumni, parents and friends. Visit www.anselm.edu/alumni for more information.

Students in the Christmas spirit during holiday events

Meelia Center Children’s Holiday Fair

Saturday, December 3
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Carr Center

Join Meelia Center in celebrating the 25th annual Children’s Holiday Fair! Bring your holiday cheer and help hundreds of children from the greater Manchester community have some holiday fun. This is a great way for your team or club to bond while making Christmas time special for those in need.

DecemberSong

Saturday, December 3
Abbey Church
7:30 p.m.

DecemberSong is a special service of readings and songs celebrating the Christmas season. The program begins in darkness with a candlelight contemplative song then progresses through the Advent and Christmas seasons.

This year's program, the night before the first Sunday of Advent is a perfect way to prepare for the special seasons of December. Admission to DecemberSong is free, but plan to arrive early for parking and seating.

Traditional Blessing of the Manger Scene and Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Sunday, December 4
Plaza behind Alumni Hall
8 p.m. (Following Mass)

Christmas CABingo

Wednesday, December 7
Dana Center
7:30 p.m.

Traditional CABingo with a twist – all the prizes are wrapped! You MUST have your Student I.D. to participate!

Carols in Candlelight: Featuring Images of The Saint John's Bible

Wednesday, December 7
Lady Chapel, Abbey Church
9 p.m. (there will be no 9 p.m. mass this week)

Join us to celebrate Advent and Christmas together as a community with our favorite carols and Christmas cookies!

The Christmas Feast

Thursday, December 8
Davison Hall
5 – 8 p.m.

Celebrate the season (and the end of fall-semester classes) with the Saint Anselm College community. Join us for the annual Christmas Feast. This year’s menu will be announced soon.

As always, this feast is FREE for all student resident and optional meal plan participants! There will be a nominal charge at the register for all others who wish to partake in the festivities.

Christmas with CAB

Thursday, December 8
Coffee Shop
8 – 10 p.m.

Stop by after the Feast for a hot chocolate bar, Christmas hat and stocking decorating and free long sleeve shirts!

Eileen Ivers at the Dana Center

Eileen Ivers at the Dana Center

Friday, December 9
Dana Center
7:30 p.m.

Born and raised in the Bronx, the daughter of Irish immigrants, steeped in Irish musical tradition from childhood, a multi-faceted and internationally honored genius on the violin, Eileen Ivers has spent her long and much-lauded career in re-inventing and re-invigorating Celtic music in all its forms.

Hailed as one of the great innovators and pioneers in both the Celtic and World Music genres, Ivers has won a Grammy, been nominated for an Emmy, wrote the soundtrack for the award-winning film Gangs Of New York, was an All-Ireland Fiddle Champion nine times, helped found Cherish The Ladies, and has played variously with The Chieftans, Sting, Patti Smith, Riverdance, the London Symphony Orchestra, and Boston Pops, to name a few.

Her electrifying style and reverence for her material are sure to dazzle and charm you and your family in an evening of rare entertainment from an international superstar. You won’t want to miss an opportunity to experience the violin as you’ve never heard it before in this repertoire of Irish, contemporary and Christmas favorites!

Tickets: Adult Reserved $33.75 / Saint Anselm students $7.75

Reserve your seat with the Dana Center Box Office »

 

Editorial support for this post provided by Lauren Wanless '17.

An Anselmian Feast: Davison Prepares For Annual Dessert Sale

2013 Davison Hall bake sale

The annual Thanksgiving pie and cheesecake sale will begin Monday, Nov. 21 at Davison Dining Hall and run through Wednesday, Nov. 23.

In preparation for the "famous" event, staff will begin baking at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 20. and work around the clock until Tuesday, Nov. 22. In all, more than 200 hours of labor are devoted to the sale.

2013 Davison Hall bake saleWe spoke with the administrative staff of Dining Services for a bit of history about the sale:

  • In 2002: The first pie sale was held in Davison. Pies were the only item sold.
  • In 2004: One of the bakers suggested adding homemade cheesecakes to the sale. His vanilla bean cheesecake recipe is still used today.
  • In 2009: “Turkey bread” (dinner rolls baked in the shape of a turkey) was added to sale.
  • In 2012: Dining services introduced the sweet tea breads (banana bread, pumpkin bread).

Each year, dining services sells approximately 1,300 pies and 900 cheesecakes.

What goes into making all of these sweet treats? We asked the bake shop for a shopping list:

  • 2,000 lbs of cream cheese
  • 500 lbs of sugar
  • 500 gal of heavy cream
  • 50 gal liquid eggs
  • 260 dozen eggs
  • 400 lbs graham cracker crumbs
  • 300 lbs – or 24,000 chocolate chips
  • 120 lbs butter

The menu is full of delicious treats to bring home to family and friends.

Pies – $14.95

  • Apple Pie
  • Blueberry Pie
  • Fruits of the Forest Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie

Cheesecakes – $39.95 (Each five-pound, 10" cheesecake serves 16-20 people)

  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Chocolate Truffle
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla Bean
  • White Chocolate

Tea Breads – $10.95

  • Banana Chocolate Chip
  • Banana Walnut
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Pecan Streusel

Gobble, Gobble Rolls – $10.95

  • 18 Homemade dinner rolls baked in the shape of a turkey

Sneak Peek Week: "Try It Before You Buy It"

Frazzle Free Finals Guide 2015

Pre-registration for the spring semester is approaching.  Are you looking for a major? A different major? A second major? A minor or second minor? A class to choose for next semester? A research interest? A opportunity to connect with a faculty member outside of the classroom? If yes to any of these questions, check out the programs listed below. You can attend a 30 minute class, visit an existing class, or have lunch with a faculty member and other students who are interested in the same topic(s).

RSVP to any of the programs described below »

Frazzle Free Finals Guide 2015

Business and Economics

“Global MULTILATINAS? Insights from Internationalization & Diversifications patterns” (30 minute discussion)

The term Multilatina designates multinational companies that include ownership acquired or controlled in a Latin American country.  The internationalization patterns of the largest Multilatinas are the focus of the research.

Professor Dina Frutos-Bencze
Monday, October 24th
12:30 – 1:00
Joseph 010

Principles of Marketing (Class Visit)

The class will cover how firms choose which markets to cater to and how they create competitive advantages in their chosen markets.

Professor Srikant Vadali
Tuesday, October 18th  and Thursday, October 20th
10:00 – 11:15
Alumni 5

Communication

“Pretty/Funny: The Body Politics of Women Comics” (30 minute class)

In this partial lecture from my “Women in Stand-Up Comedy” seminar, I will discuss how female comics are often caught in a cultural bind – they can be pretty or funny in order to be successful. We’ll see how contemporary comics Sarah Silverman and Ellen DeGeneres navigate this pretty/funny dynamic.

Professor Jonathan Lupo
Wednesday, October 19th
1:30-2:00
Joseph 005

Computer Science

Steganography: The Art and Science of Hiding Messages

Steganography literally means “secret writing.” Steganography in digital age is associated with embedding data in some form of digital media. It is the practice of concealing a secret message within another file, message, image, or video without the observer even detecting the presence of the hidden messages.

Professor Rajesh Prasad
Tuesday, October 18th
9:00 – 9:30
Poisson Hall, Room 108

Criminal Justice

Victims of Crime CJ 350-A (30 minute class)

The professor will be covering controversy over shared responsibility between victims and the police.

Professor Kaitlyn Clarke
Wednesday, October 19th
12:30-1:00
Joseph 005

Introduction to Criminal Justice (Class Visit)

The professor will be covering the criminal justice pretrial and the trial process. This will include- legal rights, bail, plea bargains, and appeals.

Professor Kaitlyn Clarke
Monday, October 17th
2:30 – 3:45
Alumni, LL4

Introduction to Criminal Justice (Class Visit)

The professor will be covering punishment and sentencing. We will begin with a history of punishment and then cover the goals of modern sentencing.

Professor Kaitlyn Clarke
Wednesday, October 19th
2:30 – 3:45
Alumni, LL4

Victims of Crime (Class Visit)

Professor Kaitlyn Clarke
Monday, October 17th
5:30 – 8:00
Alumni, LL7

Education

Children’s Literature (Class Visit)

Come join us for Children’s Literature as we discuss modern fantasy and historical fiction in children’s literature. This course is an exploration of the many facets of children’s literature with an emphasis on literary analysis. Topics include influential authors and illustrators and analyzing texts according to sociocultural perspectives presented, instructional purpose, and literary and artistic quality. The course is open to all majors but is specifically geared toward helping students familiarize themselves with quality children’s literature for use in the classroom.

Professor Aubrey Scheopner-Torres
Thursday, October 20th
11:30-12:45
Poisson 106

“Undecid[ED]? Consider Education!” (Lunch Discussion)

Come meet to discuss the secondary and elementary education major and minor. This informal lunch session will focus on your questions about these majors and minors and provide a basic summary of the required courses.

Professor Aubrey Scheopner-Torres
Wednesday, October 19th
12:00-1:00
Coffee Shop

English

“30 Minutes for An Hour: Beginning Literary Analysis” (30 minute class)

This 30 minute class will introduce you to the principles of literary analysis through a reading of Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour."  We'll approach the story by examining the elements of plot, character, setting, and imagery to help us get a flavor for literary study in the English major.

Professor Ann-Maria Contarino
Tuesday, October 25th
1:00-1:30
Joseph 005

History

“Guerrilla Warfare and Terrorism in the Last 100 Years: A Primer” (30 minute class)

This brief class will survey some of the reasons why guerrilla warfare and terrorism have become far more prevalent in the contemporary age. It will also address how these acts of force seek to attain political objectives.

Professor Hugh Dubrulle
Wednesday, October 19th
1:00-1:30 PM
Joseph 010

Physics

Modern Physics (Class Visit)

In class, we’ll be solving problems relating to quantum mechanics, the weird laws of physics that describe the world on some of the tiniest size scales. This class has a mix of physics, chemistry, and math majors.

Professor Nicole Gugliucci
Wednesday, October 19th
10:30-11:20
Goulet 3101

Psychology

Political Psychology (30 minute class)

Professor Elizabeth Ossoff
Wednesday, October 19th
12:30 – 1:00
Joseph 010

"The Power of Play:  From Tag to Touchscreens"   (30 minute class)

Play has always been an essential part of healthy development – from physical exercise to social and emotional development.  Let's look at how playtime has changed, and what the effects on child development might be!

Professor Maria McKenna
Thursday, October 20th
4:00 – 4:30
Goulet 2111

Sociology

“Globalization: Helping or Hurting?” (30 minute class)

In recent years, and especially in this election cycle, we’ve increasingly heard concerns and debates about the impact of “globalization” on our lives.  This brief class will first introduce the ways that sociologist might answer the question, “What is globalization.”  Then, focusing on material wellbeing, we will discuss the debate over whether globalization is generally “helping” or “hurting” the people that comprise our global community.

Professor Kevin Doran
Monday, October 17th
10:00 – 10:30
Joseph 005

Theology

"Pope Francis Thinks You're Too Busy: A Theological Conversation about Life in the Twenty-first Century" (30 minute class)

This session will begin with a brief presentation of Pope Francis' critique of the cult of busyness. Students will be asked whether they think "being busy" is a virtue or a vice.

Professor Dan Daly
Wednesday, October 26th
4:00 – 4:30
Joseph 005

Academic Resource Center

Success in Graduate School: Preparation, Purpose, and Persistence

Are you interested in going to graduate school but unsure of what steps to take as an undergraduate to make it happen?  In this workshop, Ben Horton, Assistant Director of the Academic Resource Center, discusses his graduate school experiences at the University of Notre Dame and the University of New Hampshire.  Topics will include: the graduate school application process, preparing for graduate school writing and research, steps to take when choosing a program, and managing life after college.

Benjamin Horton, Assistant Director, Academic Resource Center
Wednesday, October 19th
4:00-5:30
Living Learning Commons (LLC)

Fall Break: Campus Services Guide

Autumnal view on the Saint Anselm campus

Although classes are suspended through Tuesday, October 11 for the Fall Recess, campus residence halls, and many facilities will remain open (on modified schedules) throughout the break. Administrative offices are closed Monday, October 10 in observance of Columbus Day, with the exception of the Office of Admission, which will be open for tours, information sessions and pre-scheduled informational interviews.

Autumnal view on the Saint Anselm campusWhether you are heading home for some rest and relaxation, or staying on campus, we wish you an enjoyable and rejuvinating Fall Recess!

Dining Services

Davison Hall

  • Friday — 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday — 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday — 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday — 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday — 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Coffee Shop

  • Friday — 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday — 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday — 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Monday — 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Tuesday — 8 a.m. – Midnight

Fitness Center

  • Saturday — 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday — 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday — 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday — 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Closed This Weekend

The Campus Bookstore will re-open Tuesday, October 11 at 8:30 a.m.

Geisel Library will re-open Tuesday, October 11 at 8 a.m.

Health Services will re-open Tuesday, October 11 at 8 a.m.

Move In Day Instructions: "It Takes A Village…"

Alumni Hall on the campus of Saint Anselm College

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.

Alumni Hall on the campus of Saint Anselm CollegeOn 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 (financialservices@anselm.edu 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

Saint Anselm Abbey Church Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Construction of Abbey Church, exterior, undated

This summer a beloved campus landmark, the Abbey Church, turns 50 years old. Members of the college community joined the monastic community at the celebration of the Eucharist on Monday, July 18 to observe the occasion. [Read more…]

Finals Week: Our Guide To Success

Frazzle Free Finals Guide 2015

Best of luck to all Anselmians as final exams commence! Below, please find a helpful list of resources, and activities offered to help ensure you successfully conquer finals week. Be sure to stop by "Pet-A-Pooch" for some stress relief, and take advantage of Geisel Library's "Frazzle Free Finals" activities throughout the week!

Frazzle Free Finals Guide 2015Exam Schedule

Evening classes that meet twice a week may hold exam on either night.

Examination Date Class and Hour Time of Exam
Saturday, May 7 9:30 MWF 9:00 AM
11:30 TR 1:00 PM
 Monday, May 9 11:30 MWF 9:00 AM
2:30 TR 1:00 PM
4:00 MW 5:30 PM
Monday evening Regular hour
Tuesday, May 10 10:30 MWF 9:00 AM
2:30 MW 1:00 PM
5:30 TR 5:30 PM
Tuesday evening Regular hour
Wednesday, May 11 10:00 TR 9:00 AM
1:30 MWF 1:00 PM
5:30 MW 5:30 PM
Wednesday evening Regular hour
 Thursday, May 12 8:30 MWF 9:00 AM
4:00 TR 1:00 PM
Thursday evening Regular hour
 Friday, May 13 8:30 TR 9:00 AM
1:00 TR 1:00 PM

Geisel Library's "Frazzle-Free-Finals"

All week, the Geisel Library will once again be offering fun and relaxing activities to help you survive final exams. The library is here to help you stay relaxed, prepared, and stress-free during your exams.

Bubble Break

Thursday, 5/5
2 – 4 p.m.

Take advantage of this opportunity to "blow" off a little steam with some fun bubbles! Join us out in front of the Library to channel your inner kid and blow bubbles! If the weather is bad, we won't cancel – stay tuned for updates!

Yoga

Friday 5/6
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Roseann Latona of White Swan Yoga will be offering a stress-busting yoga class in the library to help relieve some of that exam week tension! Space is limited. You MUST preregister for this session.

Java Jolt

Friday, 5/6
9 p.m.

Take a study break, visit with friends, and grab some hot beverages, snacks, and laughter with the always smiling and jovial Charles Getchell, during our JAVA JOLT!

Bean Bag Toss

Saturday, 5/7, Sunday 5/8, Monday 5/9
All day!

Join in a therapeutic game to burn off a little stress. Where else is it OK to throw stuff around indoors?

Cookie Break

Saturday, 5/7
2 – 4 p.m.

Enjoy a springtime cookie break. Decorate your own cookie and relax with a tasty treat.

Pet-a-Pooch

The King Edward Society's popular Pet-A-Pooch program moves to its new location in the Geisel Library! Join our furry, four-footed friends and take a break from your studies for a few minutes in the Learning Commons off the lobby.

Pet A Pooch LogoSaturday, 5/7
2:30 p.m., Tee-Tonka and Tom

Monday, 5/9
2 – 3 p.m., Cody and Val
TBD, Tux and Donna

Tuesday, 5/10
11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Cody and Val
TBD, Tux and Donna
TBD, Dorene Bourque and her pup

Ongoing Activities

  • Relaxation Station (coloring pages, crosswords, cards, & games!) by the Reference Desk.
  • "Bookface" Photo Booth
  • Also, watch our Twitter and Facebook feeds for R2D2's Snack Attack!

Geisel Library Hours

Reading Days

  • Thursday, May 5
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Friday, May 6
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.

 Exam Week

  • Saturday, May 7
    • 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 8
    • 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Monday, May 9
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 10
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 11
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 12
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Friday, May 13
    • 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Davison "Study Hall"

Beginning Friday, May 6, the Davison Hall dining room is available as a study hall throughout the exam period.

Study Hall Hours: 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning.

"Spring Weekend" Events: What You Need To Know

An iconic campus view

We are disappointed to share that we were unable to reschedule the spring concert. Refunds will be issued to all those who purchased a ticket(s). The processes outlined below represent the only way that refunds will be issued. (Example: if you purchased a ticket online, you will not receive a cash refund.)

For students who purchased tickets online using the TMS System set up by the college, your refund, inclusive of the processing fee, will be credited to the card you used for the purchase. You will see the refund applied to your account by Monday, May 16.

For students who paid in cash, you will be issued a cash refund at the cashier’s window in the Office of the Controller (2nd floor, Alumni Hall). Refunds will be available beginning Friday, May 6 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.). A student I.D. MUST be presented to obtain your refund.

For students and members of the public who purchased tickets through the Dana Center, you will be issued a refund, inclusive of the processing fee, via check. These will be mailed by Friday, May 13 to the address on file.

We thank everyone for your patience and understanding as we worked through this unexpected and unfortunate situation. Thank you to all who joined us at Saturday’s paint party, and please join us on Wednesday as we celebrate the conclusion of the academic year.

(The information above was shared with the campus community on May 2)


Dear Members of the Saint Anselm College Community,

Due to circumstances beyond our control tonight’s concert featuring T-PAIN with DJ Bamboora must be rescheduled. We anticipate the concert will be rescheduled for Tuesday, May 3. Additional details are forthcoming, and we will share a confirmed date as soon as we have it. We share in your disappointment, and have been working directly with the artist and his agent to reschedule our concert as quickly as possible.

Campus Activities Board apologizes for the short notice. We were informed late this afternoon that a flight cancellation would prohibit the artist from arriving in Manchester.

All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.

Members of the public who purchased tickets through the Dana Center, and who wish to have their ticket refunded can do so by contacting the Dana Center at (603) 641-7700.

Details for those students who are seeking refunds will be communicated to the campus community on Monday.

We share in your disappointment that tonight’s concert will be delayed, but look forward to a memorable paint party tomorrow night, and welcoming T-PAIN to campus soon for a great concert.

(The information above was shared with the campus community on April 29)


Campus Activities Board, the Student Government Association, and Student Activities are excited to announce the 2016 Spring Weekend line-up. In celebration of the end of the school year, the fun-filled programming will kick off with a comedy show featuring YouTube star (and Saint Anselm alumnus!) Michael Buckley, best known for his web series the “What The Buck Show” on Thursday, April 28. The following night, April 29, hip-hop and R&B artist T-Pain comes to campus as the headline act of the spring concert. Saturday, April 30 ushers in the Paint U Paint Party.

The academic year concludes on Wednesday, May 4 with the always-popular PYCO (Party Your Classes Off) gathering, followed by an evening of fireworks and an outdoor showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Thursday, April 28


Alumnus Michael Buckley Comedy Show

  • 8 p.m., Sullivan Arena

With over 1 million YouTube subscribers, Michael Buckley is an internet sensation best known for his web series the “What The Buck Show.” His wildly popular YouTube videos feature Michael's comedy in his reporting on pop culture, current events, and celebrity news.

In 2012, Michael won the “Coast-to-Coast Co-Host Search” on Live! with Kelly, giving him the opportunity to co-host the show for a day alongside Kelly Ripa.

Michael BuckleyMichael is a 1997 graduate of Saint Anselm College.

This event is thanks to Student Activities!

Ticket Information – THIS EVENT IS FREE!

Saturday, April 30


Paint U Paint Party

  • 8 p.m., Sullivan Arena

The paint party is back! With Paint U, be prepared for a night filled with music, lights and lots of paint – this is not your average dance party! The paint may wash off but the memories will last forever!

The Paint Party is sponsored by Student Government Association with Campus Activities Board!

Ticket information

This event is FREE! It is open to guests with a college ID.

Saint Anselm College students must display a SAC ID at the door.

Guests must be accompanied by a SAC student, bring a valid government ID, and sign a waiver at the door. Guests under 18 will need to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

Wednesday, May 4


Party Your Classes Off

  • 1-5 p.m., Sullivan Arena (*note location change*)

A spring week classic, the Party Your Classes Off (PYCO) event is an afternoon party in honor of the end of the school year. With free food, music, giveaways, inflatables, and more, PYCO is the perfect way to celebrate the last day of classes!

fireworks over Alumni HallIn addition to PYCO, the night will conclude with a fireworks display (additional information coming soon) and a showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Frequently Asked Questions


When can I purchase tickets & how much are they?

Please note that these are prices for Saint Anselm College students only. Details for guests and members of the public are noted in the event listings, above.

  • Purchase your Spring Concert tickets in advance for $15 or $20 at the door.

Note: Spring Concert is the only ticketed event. Comedian Michael Buckley, the Paint Party, and PYCO are not a ticketed event.

Where can I purchase tickets for the concert?

  • Online: (links have been sent via campus e-mail)
  • On campus: Dana Center Box Office and designated times in Cushing Student Center.

Can I bring a guest? Are events "open to the public?"

Comedian Michael Buckley

Guests: No
Open to the public: No

Paint U Paint Party

Guests: Yes
Open to the public: No

  • This event is free and does not require a ticket.
  • Saint Anselm College students must present a valid SAC ID at the door.
  • Guests of Saint Anselm College students must bring a valid government/college ID, and sign a waiver at the door.
    • Guests under 18 must have the waiver signed by a parent or guardian.