With fewer than fifteen days of classes remaining in the semester, and spring weather finally arriving on the Hilltop, students will find their calendars full of academic commitments and plenty of fun over the next few weeks.
Below, we have highlighted some of the important academic calendar dates, along with those campus social events that you won't want to miss.
Stay tuned for additional announcements from Campus Activities Board, Student Activities & Leadership Programs and other campus offices!
Weekend of April 11-13
Friday, April 11
Admitted Student Open House (8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
The Office of Admission will be holding the annual Admitted Student Open House. To date, we have almost 400 admitted students and 950 total guests registered to attend.
Saturday, April 12
Mind over Major: Academic Conference (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Mind Over Major is an on-campus, interdisciplinary conference recognizing excellent work by students in all disciplines. The theme for this year is humans and nature.
Dance Showcase (3 p.m.)
4th Annual Spring Showcase at the Dana Center. Tickets are only $5 each. Enter to win AWESOME prizes in our raffle baskets! Flowers will be available for purchase for only $5! There will also be a 50/50 raffle
Blue-White Spring Football Game (4 p.m.)
The annual Blue-White Spring Game will take place at Grappone Stadium, concluding the spring practice schedule that kicked off April 2.
Spring Choir Concert (7:30 p.m.)
The Saint Anselm College student choir performs its annual spring concert in the Abbey Church. The program features a collection of music from the choir's repertoire of sacred song. The concert is the night before Passion Sunday so the program reflects the emotions of the liturgical year. The music begins prayerful and calming including cries for mercy and forgiveness, for guidance and vision.
Sunday, April 13
Pajama Run 5k (2 p.m.)
The Pajama Program is non profit organization who donates pajamas to children in need. Receiving organizations include foster homes, orphans, and at risk youth. The program seeks pajama donations and distributes them throughout the United States. We ask that you donate a pair of pajamas, and run the race in pajamas in honor of the cause!
Monday, April 14: National 9/11 Flag
Campus viewing and reception (3:30 – 4:30 p.m.)
The National 9/11 Flag will be on public display in Sullivan Arena from April 10-14, and we plan to welcome many visitors from the local area. Dr. DiSalvo invites the campus community to a special viewing and reception for the campus community. Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B., will deliver a prayer and a blessing as the community comes together to experience this irreplaceable national relic.
Easter Recess: April 17 – 21
Easter Recess begins on Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 22.
Upon returning to the Hilltop, there are just six days of classes remaining in the semester.
Wednesday, April 23
Shakepeare's Birthday (all day)
We will be celebrating Shakespeare's 450th Birthday on the Saint Anselm campus for the 26th time. This time we will be tossing out sonnets, making scenes and serving cake on a brand new quad on the lower campus. Please join us!
Thursday, April 24
SNL "Weekend Update" host, Colin Jost (8:30 p.m.)
Campus Activities Board presents the head writer of Saturday Night Live and "Weekend Update" co-anchor Colin Jost! This event is free for those with a Saint Anselm College ID and will be held in Sullivan Arena.
Weekend of April 25 – 27: "Spring Weekend"
Friday, April 25
Campus Activities Board Spring Concert (doors open, 7 p.m.)
Timeflies will perform as the headline act at the 2014 Spring Concert. The concert will take place on the campus of Saint Anselm College in the Thomas F. Sullivan Arena. Clinton Sparks will perform as the opening act.
Saturday, April 26
Nursing Pinning (10 a.m.)
Recipients, friends and family are invited to attend this special event where senior nursing majors receive their Saint Anselm College nurse's pin. The ceremony celebrates the seniors' completion of the highly respected and rigorous nursing program.
Floralia (1 p.m.)
The Floralia, a celebration of spring, begins with the pompa (chariot parade) and chariot races. The Pentathlon follows, where 4 person teams field individuals in discus, javelin, long jump and 200m, wrapping up with the team relay. There are male and female divisions. Medals will be awarded to the winners. Next a mythological skit leads off the big event: a Roman Banquet featuring a PIG ROAST and tasty accompaniments from authentic Roman recipes (salad, pompeian style bread, cheese, deviled eggs, beans, pear butter, etc.)
Senior Formal (doors open, 6 p.m.)
The Class of 2014 gathers for an evening of fun, food and dance on the Hilltop as the academic year nears an end.
Tuesday, April 29: Last Day of Classes
Portraits Along The Way: A Tribute to the Humanities Program
Exploring big questions about the human spirit is the basis of the educational experience at Saint Anselm College. Anselmians have shared this experience through “Portraits of Human Greatness” since 1979.
On April 29, 2014, the college marks the transition from “Portraits of Human Greatness” to Conversatio, a new freshman humanities program that fosters intellectual community in the Roman Catholic and Benedictine liberal arts tradition.
A reception will follow each event on the new green space on lower campus.
“About the Humanities: Does the Study of the Past Have a Future?”
Dr. Duane Bruce, retired Associate Dean of the College
12 p.m. in Dana Center for the Humanities
“The Story of Five Green Things and 14,000 More”
Tribute by Dr. Gary Bouchard, professor of English
4 p.m. in Dana Center for the Humanities
Party Your Classes Off (2 – 6 p.m.)
Campus Activities Board presents the annual celebration as the academic year concludes. Enjoy inflatables, food, give-a-ways, music, dance and more
Russel Dickerson (4 p.m.)
Country artist Russell Dickerson will rock the quad with his unique take on country music, beginning at 4 p.m. during Party Your Classes Off.
Wednesday, April 30: Reading Day
Chariots of Fire (12 p.m.)
Saint Anselm's fastest and shortest footrace. At the first bell of noon, start running. Fast. You have until the bell rings a twelfth time to complete the 200-meter course around the quad.
- Geisel Library hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.