Finals Week: Our Guide To Success

Students study and take notes

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.

Career Services Organizes Alumni Panel for Students at "HubSpot"

Saint Anselm students visit HubSpot in Cambridge, Mass.

The Office of Career Services recently organized an afternoon trip for 11 Saint Anselm students to visit HubSpot for an alumni panel and tour of the company's Cambridge, Massachusetts headquarters. HubSpot provides software for inbound marketing that helps companies increase their search engine optimization to attract more customers and increase sales leads. As a Communications major interested in marketing and public relations, the opportunity to visit HubSpot was an exciting experience.

Upcoming events: The Office of Career Services will host several more Saint Anselm alumni at "Employer in Residence" events, Mock Interview sessions and the New Hampshire College and University Council Job Fair on April 7. Learn more by visiting ACES or the Career Services website.

Saint Anselm students visit HubSpot in Cambridge, Mass.When we arrived a recruiter gave us a tour of the various departments within the company, and talked to us about the office culture, and perks of working at Hubspot – from the dog-friendly offices to the in-office gym. The atmosphere at Hubspot is business casual, making the office very relaxed. After our tour, we sat down with four Saint Anselm alumni: Billy Macdonald, Jared Brewer, Colleen Grant, and Katie Morrissey, and talk about their experiences working at the company. During our discussion, the alumni gave us their perspectives of the company, and many helpful hints about applying for jobs. From the panel, I learned the importance of networking with alumni and being aggressive when applying for jobs after college, because it is extremely competitive. The alumni told us that we could use them as referrals, and to connect with them on LinkedIn so they could help review our resumes.

About HubSpot: HubSpotters make our company what it is. We hire for inbound aptitude over experience, and we pride ourselves on attracting and retaining people with HEART. At the core of what drives us is one simple phrase, “Solve For The Customer.” This maniacal focus is more than a mantra; putting the customer first is evident in the product we ship, the support we provide, and the way we market and sell. And doing so makes us deliriously happy.

(Excerpt from HubSpot's website: "Our People & Culture")

Going to Hubspot and connecting with our Saint Anselm alumni who work there definitely opened my eyes to the importance of understanding a company’s culture and the importance of networking in the business world. The panel exceeded my expectations and has helped me create new goals for myself when applying for jobs my senior year. My biggest takeaway: students need to take advantage of these networking opportunities with alumni at companies like Hubspot, because an alumnus who we have the chance to meet with now could be our co-worker someday!

This post was submitted by Kate Sears '17.

Ash Wednesday: A Reflection by Abbot Matthew, O.S.B.

The Saint Anselm Abbey Church

Today's celebration of Ash Wednesday helps us to answer the three most important questions in life. Who are we most deeply? Where are we going? And how are we going to get there?

Let's look at the first question. Who are we most deeply? The ashes remind us that we have been created by God, loved into being by God, and therefore always in relationship with God. What is our response to this question? Our response is prayer. If we are always in relationship with God then it is natural that we communicate frequently with God.

The Saint Anselm Abbey Church

The second question. Where are we going? What is our final goal or destination? Where are we headed? Lent and ashes remind us that life is short. Ashes are not an upbeat thing to put on our foreheads. They remind us of death, not in any morbid way for we are not meant to be preoccupied with death, but it does remind us that life is short, sometimes shorter than we think or would wish. And so it is important that we keep our eyes fixed upon our true goal, our true destination.

How does the observance of Lent help us to do this? How does Lent help to keep us focused on this final goal? Well this corresponds to the Lenten practice of fasting, not just from food or drink but from other things which may not be or which may get in the way of our pursuing that ultimate goal. We can take detours and get caught up in this thing or that thing, or this person or that person, and we can expend a great deal of energy on those things. But on Ash Wednesday or on any day during Lent when we stop to look at the question where are we going, we also have to ask whether the persons, events or things with which we are engaged are helping us to attain our final destination or are they obstacles in the way, detours from our intended path. Fasting helps us to distance ourselves from such things so that we can devote more energy towards what really matters.

Third. How are we going to get there? It is no accident that the ashes are placed on our foreheads in the form of a cross. It reminds us that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Jesus is how we are going to get where we are going. There are two quotations which the priest may use when he puts the ashes upon us. The first we have already spoken about: "Remember man that you are dust and unto dust you shall return." And the second is: "Turn away from sin and believe in the Gospel. "It is this Gospel which is our guiding light along the way to our final goal. It is the words and the works of Jesus that we are meant to ponder and to imitate. And so we see that these three important questions in life are connected with the three traditional practices of Lent mentioned in today's Gospel, prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Why is almsgiving connected with how are we going to get there? Because it is essential to the Gospel.

Look at it this way. Lent can be considered like looking in the mirror and asking ourselves those three questions. In fact, that wouldn't be such a bad idea. Write the three questions on a little piece of paper, put a little smudge or mark of ash on the top and stick it on your mirror throughout the forty days of Lent, and every day when you go to your mirror to brush your teeth or comb your hair or whatever, take a look at it; read the three questions. It is interesting that we are looking right into the mirror because those questions do have a lot to do with ourselves, especially the first one and the second one, "who am I most deeply" and "where am I going."

But to the third one, "how am I going to get there" the answer is not in the mirror, the answer is in Jesus Christ and his brothers and sisters and this is why, for that third question, almsgiving or charity or giving to others is the important practice that really corresponds to it. Instead of looking in the mirror at ourselves, we are asked to look away from ourselves and towards other people, especially towards other people in need. We then become willing to share with others what we have, what we can give of ourselves, of our time, of our talents, of our mercy. That is why Jesus insists so often in the Gospel that we be generous with what we have. It is why, in the twenty-fifth chapter of Matthew's Gospel he tells us that the smallest thing we do, the glass of water to someone who is thirsty, the visit to someone who is sick or in prison, the clothing that we may give to those in need. Those are, in a sense, our way to Heaven, that is, how we are going to get to the Kingdom, or better yet, that is how we are going to make the Kingdom present here and now in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

-Abbot Matthew Leavy, O.S.B.

All are welcome to Ash Wednesday Mass at the Abbey Church today. Masses will be held at noon, 5:15 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. To continue to receive reflections, email campusministry@anselm.edu to subscribe.

LIVE from Saint Anselm College: N.H. Primary Broadcast Schedule

Media at the GOP debate

In the Granite State, it's all politics, all the time. Home of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, New Hampshire citizens and Saint Anselm students are presented with extraordinary opportunities to interact with the men and women who seek our nation's highest office.

Leading up to the February 9 New Hampshire presidential primary, many networks will broadcast from Saint Anselm College, and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

Media at the GOP debate

This schedule is subject to change. We will post updates, as they are announced.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

  • 6 p.m. – Fox News, Special Report
  • 6:30 p.m. – ABC News, World News Tonight with David Muir

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6

  • 6 – 9 a.m. – Fox News, Fox & Friends
  • 7 – 9 a.m. – ABC News, Good Morning America (live reports)
  • 6:30 p.m. – ABC News, World News Tonight with David Muir
  • 8 p.m. – ABC News, Live Pre-Debate Show
  • 8:15 – 11 p.m. ABC News, Republican Presidential Primary Debate
  • 11 p.m. – ABC News, Live Post-Debate Show
  • 11 p.m. – Fox News, America’s Election Headquarters Post-Debate Show with Bret Baier

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7

  • 6 – 9 a.m. – Fox News, Fox & Friends (live reports)
  • 7 – 9 a.m. – ABC News, Good Morning America (live reports)
  • 9 – 11 a.m. – ABC News, This Week with George Stephanopoulos

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8

  • 6 – 9 a.m. – Fox News, Fox & Friends (live reports)
  • 9 – 11 a.m. – Fox News, America’s Newsroom
  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Fox News, Coast to Coast
  • 3 p.m. – Fox News, Shepherd Smith Reporting Live
  • 4 p.m. – Fox News, Your World with Neil Cavuto
  • 6 p.m. – Fox News, Special Report Live
  • 7 p.m. – Fox News, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren
  • 9 p.m. – Fox News, The Kelly File
  • 10 p.m. – Fox News, Hannity

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 – N.H. PRIMARY

  • 6 – 9 a.m. – Fox News, Fox & Friends in NH
  • 9 – 11 a.m. – Fox News, America’s Newsroom
  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Fox News, Coast to Coast (live reports)
  • 3 p.m. – Fox News, Shepherd Smith Reporting Live
  • 4 p.m. – Fox News, Your World with Neil Cavuto
  • 5 p.m. – Fox News, The Five Live
  • 6 p.m. – Fox News, Special Report Live
  • 7 p.m. – Fox News, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren
  • 8 p.m. – America’s Election Headquarters with N.H. Primary Coverage

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

  • 12 a.m. – Fox News, The Kelly File
  • 1 a.m. – Fox News, Hannity
  • 6 – 9 a.m. – Fox News, Fox & Friends in NH
  • 9 – 11 a.m. – Fox News, America’s Newsroom

DEBATE INFORMATION: Important Updates

The debate hall at Saint Anselm College

Soon Saint Anselm College will once again be center stage in the national political arena as we host the leading Republican candidates for President at the ABC News debate on February 6. This is an exciting and important time for our College. At the same time it is a challenging one as we continue to educate and operate. [Read more…]

LIVE From Saint Anselm College: The ABC News Democratic Debate

ABC News

The Democratic candidates for president will take to the stage in the Carr Center at Saint Anselm College Saturday night for the first of two nationally televised debates to be broadcast from campus this winter. "World News Tonight" Anchor David Muir and ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz will moderate the debate.

ABC NewsSponsored by ABC News in partnership with the New Hampshire Union Leader, the debate will air at 8 p.m. on the ABC Television Network. It will also stream live on ABCNews.com

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will join former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on stage. The college will host a Republican debate on Saturday, February 6.

Saturday’s gathering takes place less than two months before New Hampshire voters are set to head to the polls for the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire Primary.

"We're proud of our long record of participation in the presidential selection process, especially this year, the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire Primary," said Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., president of Saint Anselm College. "The opportunity to take part in the debates, to host the candidates, and the national news media, offers our students a unique educational experience and a memory they will carry throughout their lives. There is no better way to learn about the process than to be part of it."

“NEW HAMPSHIRE’S HOME FOR POLITICS”

Every four years, Saint Anselm College becomes "America's Classroom" in the election season preceding New Hampshire's Primary. Home to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library (NHIOP), a political gathering place of all major contenders for the White House, Saint Anselm has a rich history of hosting debates and presidential primary events. ABC News chose the college for a Republican primary debate in January 2012; CNN previously held a debate at Saint Anselm in June 2011. CNN and ABC conducted four debates for the 2008 election cycle.

Over the past seven decades, Saint Anselm College has experienced hundreds of visits, talks, speeches and other election-related events including national political figures. Between 2014-2015, 15 candidates for the country's highest office appeared at Politics & Eggs, a N.H. event series and tradition conducted by the New England Council and the NHIOP.

Finals Week: Our Guide To Success

Students study and take notes

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 14 8:00/8:30 MWF 9:00 AM
2:30 TR 1:00 PM
4:00 MW 5:30 PM
Monday evening Regular hour
Tuesday, December 15 10:00 TR 9:00 AM
1:30 MWF 1:00 PM
5:30 TR 5:30 PM
Tuesday evening Regular hour
Wednesday, December 16 1:00 TR 9:00 AM
10:30 MWF 1:00 PM
5:30 MW 5:30 PM
Wednesday evening Regular hour
Thursday, December 17 9:30 MWF 9:00 AM
8/8:30/9 TR 1:00 PM
Thursday evening Regular hour
Friday, December 18 11:30 TR 9:00 AM
11:30 MWF 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 19 2:30 MW 9:00 AM
4:00 TR 1:00 PM

Pet-A-Pooch

King Edward Society and Koinonia are bringing the puppies back for two days of playing and cuddling on Friday, December 11 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and Saturday, December 12 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.).

Stop by the Living Learning Commons on Friday and the North Lounge of Cushing on Saturday to "pet-a-pooch!"

Pet A Pooch LogoGeisel Library's "Frazzle-Free-Finals"

Once again, Geisel Library is offering some fun and relaxing activities to help reduce the stress of finals week. The library is dedicated to providing a stress-relieving environment and ample assistance for all students.

Stress-Busting Yoga

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

  • Friday, December 11: 12 – 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 16: 4 – 5 p.m.

Wookiee Cookie Decorating
Saturday, December 12
1 – 4 p.m.

Visit with Jean near the Reference Desk in the "CantinAtrium" and decorate a gingerbread or sugar cookie or two. We have a variety of shapes and flavors, celebrating the season. "May the force be with you" … in this happy holiday season!

Take A "Paws"

Join our furry, four-footed friends and take a "paws" from your studies for a few minutes. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any Wookiees or Ewoks, but we found a few dogs! Pets and times:

  • Sunday, December 13: 2-4 p.m., Tux, with Donna
  • Monday, December 14: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Tux, with Donna
  • Tuesday, December 15: 2 – 4 p.m., Cody, with Val
  • Wednesday, December 16: 3 – 5 p.m., Tee Tonka, with Tom

JAVA JOLT with "Darth" Getchell, Head Librarian
Monday, December 14
9 p.m.

Take a study break, visit with friends, and grab some hot beverages, snacks, and laughter with "Darth" Getchell, during our JAVA JOLT!

Ongoing Activities

Decorate our tree: Let your inner DIY decorator run wild with our supplies

Have a snack: Replenish your energy with a snack. Keep an eye on our Twitter (@GeiselLib) and Facebook feeds to find our when the "Snack Attack" is on!

Relaxation station: Coloring pages, crosswords, cards, games.

Geisel Library Hours

  • Sunday, December 13
    • 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Monday, December 14
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 15
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 16
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 17
    • 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Friday, December 18
    • 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 19
    • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Davison "Study Hall"

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.

A Very "Anselmian" Christmas: Campus Event Guide

Merry Christmas from Saint Anselm College!

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 (which will soon be available on anselm.edu).

Merry Christmas from Saint Anselm College!

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 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 in need throughout the Greater Manchester area.

Christmas Trees with gift tags are located in the first floor of Alumni Hall, the entrance to the Abbey Church, and the Office of Campus Ministry (in Cushing).

Please return gifts to Campus Ministry by Tuesday, December 15 with gift tag attached.

Donors are encouraged to provide gifts other than gift cards.

Campus Ministry "Fair Trade Fair"

Tuesday, December 1
Cushing Center
12-5 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

Tuesday, December 1
Cushing Center, North Lounge
5 p.m.

Experience holiday traditions and (free) food from around the world. Although it is not mandatory, we strongly encourage you to R.S.V.P to Linda Rey at ext. 4282 or lrey@anselm.edu

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Multicultural Center

Gingerbread House Competition

Wednesday, December 2
Davison Hall
8 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.

Voting is open to the entire Saint Anselm community. Pick up your ballot in the Davison Hall administrative office. Winners will be announced on Friday, December 11.

Alumni Christmas Receptions

Join us in New York City (Dec. 4), Hartford (Dec. 7), Boston (Dec. 10) and Washington, D.C. (Dec. 16) for a Christmas gathering with fellow Anselmian alumni, parents and friends. Visit www.anselm.edu/alumni for more information.

Meelia Center Children’s Holiday Fair

Saturday, December 5
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Carr Center

Join Meelia Center in celebrating the 24th 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 5
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.

Christmas CABingo

Wednesday, December 9
Dana Center
8 p.m.

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

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

Wednesday, December 9
Plaza behind Alumni Hall
10 p.m. (Following Mass)

Christmas Carols and refreshments to follow.

The Christmas Feast

Thursday, December 10
Davison Hall
4:30- 7 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.

"Deck the Uppers"

Thursday, December 10
Fr. Bernard Court
7 p.m.

Visit the senior residences for some holiday cheer. The "official" lighting will take place at seven o'clock, following the Christmas Feast!

Christmas with CAB

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

Stop by after the Feast for some CHRISTMAS KARAOKE, hot chocolate bar, s'mores bar, stocking decorating and FREE T-SHIRTS!

Carols in Candlelight – Adventing toward Christmas

Thursday, December 10
Lower Church
8 p.m.

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

Cherish the Ladies: An Irish Christmas

Friday, December 11
Dana Center
7:30 p.m.

Named from a traditional Irish jig, Cherish The Ladies has been cheerfully smashing the gender barrier of male-dominated Irish music since 1985, with a winning and spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing.

Cherish The Ladies’ effervescent and driving synthesis of respected traditional roots with a thoroughly modern flair has won them international acclaim, and garnered their dynamic leader Joanie Madden a spot in the 25 most influential Irish Americans of the last quarter-century.

Editorial support for this post provided by Jared Nichols '18.

Behind the Scenes: Students Assist with MSNBC Broadcast

Ashling Stanek (center, left) on the Morning Joe set at Saint Anselm College

When I first arrived on this campus I thought I would eventually become a lawyer. I didn't really know what to do, and it seemed like a good enough choice. I quickly realized that was not what I wanted to be. Sophomore year I found myself assisting WMUR with the Granite State Debates, and when they returned for the general election, I had the opportunity to work behind the scenes as a runner. I've been hooked on the hectic atmosphere of live TV ever since.

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" was broadcast live from the Saint Anselm College campus on Wednesday, November 11. Nearly 200 students, faculty and staff arrived as early as 3:30 to watch the show, which included live on-site interviews with Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham. When television networks visit campus, a handful of students are typically selected as "runners," assisting the production crew with various tasks leading up to, and during the broadcast. Ashling Stanek '17, a politics major from New Jersey was one of three students who were selected to assist with the show's production. We asked Ashling to share a reflection with us about her day with "Morning Joe."

Ashling Stanek (center, left) on the Morning Joe set at Saint Anselm College

Ashling Stanek (center, left) on the Morning Joe set at Saint Anselm College

When I heard MSNBC would be on campus for a live broadcast of "Morning Joe," I responded instantly, not taking a second to consider the 4 a.m. start time.

As the production staff arrived on broadcast day and started rattling off our tasks, I could tell it was going to be an exciting day. The first thing on the list: Starbucks had to be picked up and delivered by 5:30!

While one of my classmates, Mark, ran all over Manchester picking up drinks and copies of Wednesday's papers, I was very working alongside one of the show's producers. You would think when the show started things would settle down, but it actually got more busy.

I had to keep my eye on the door to see what guests were still arriving. I was also busy collecting a second round of Starbucks for the hosts and guests. During commercial breaks, we would distribute a copy of "hot topics" that were coming up during the next segment. And in response to one of the hosts being a little under the weather, I ran around campus to find tissues and cough drops!

As Mr. Trump arrived, I was rushing to get back to the set with cough drops…no time for selfies and Snapchats for me. During his segment I was coordinating with our stellar coffee shop staff to have a box of Greek yogurt, sliced bananas, strawberries, and fruit cups assembled for the hosts to enjoy after the broadcast ended. Eventually, I did get a chance to take a picture of the set from where I was working (yes, that's Donald Trump in front of me)!

As the live show came to a close, I was still energized ready to go. Mika who is one of the hosts of the show apologized for the chaos of the day, but I smiled and said, "I'm good with hectic." She smiled back and said "yeah you are! You are definitely in the right field if this is what you want." We agreed to stay in touch regarding internships next summer.

Honestly the day was more amazing than I can put into words. The atmosphere and energy was just perfect. It was also a clear indication that live TV is where I belong. Whether it is behind the scenes, or in front of the camera is still a question, but I am so thankful for the NHIOP for exposing me to broadcasting!

Reflection by Ashling Stanek