Move in day 2015What does an Anselmian welcome look like? Something like this. See you soon, Class of 2019!
Orientation leader helps carry in boxes.On move-in day there is an army resident assistants (RAs), and orientation leaders on hand to help with the process
group of orientation leadersEvery new student will be placed into an orientation team led by two student leaders
new student unpackingDon't worry you'll have plenty of time to unpack and get settled mid afternoon on Thursday
a group of students during orientationYou'll spend your first three days on campus with your orientation group

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New Student Orientation

Welcome to Saint Anselm College! New Student Orientation is a two-part program:

  • Orientation Part I: Students and Parents: Planning Your Journey
  • Orientation Part II: Beginning Your Journey

Orientation Part I is a half day on-campus program designed to familiarize students and their families with the first year at Saint Anselm College and thereafter. Students and families will rotate through separate sessions that are relevant to their distinct experiences, questions, and concerns. Students will also be advised by faculty members and will register for their courses on one of these days. Students who are unable to attend will be able to register on-line at a later date.

There are three dates for Orientation Part I that students and parents can choose among:

  • Tuesday, June 16
  • Wednesday, June 17
  • Thursday, June 18

Because we know that distance, work, or other obligations may make it impossible for you to attend, attendance is not mandatory. However, we do urge you to attend if you can. Please make your selection by June 5 for your preferred Orientation Part I session by visiting the MyAnselm Admitted Student Portal.

Orientation Part II begins with Move In Day on Thursday, August 27, and continues through Saturday, August 29. During this three-day program you will get to know your classmates and learn more about campus life with Saint Anselm students as your guides.

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Returning residents will be welcome back to campus on Sunday, August 30 at 9 a.m. We look forward to having you back on campus! Please start making arrangements for Move-In Day 2015.

Each year, the Office of Residential Life (RLE) gives permission for a small number of students to move in early. These students include our preseason athletes and student staff members who work to prepare the halls for opening and welcome new students. All students granted permission to return to campus early are connected to campus offices and initiatives vital to the work of the College in August.  Each student arriving early will receive their arrival dates from the office they are connected with.

In the best interest of the College and all students, it is important for us to consistently honor our early arrival policy and practice. The College sets a move-in date with deliberation; it is not possible for us to accommodate students who are not connected to campus initiatives and practices outlined above, and permission will not be granted to return earlier.

MyAnselm Student Portal

An aerial view of campus

MyAnselm Enrollment Portal log in information will be mailed to students no later than May 15, 2015. Please log in as soon as possible to fill out enrollment forms and return these documents by the deadlines. The Enrollment Portal includes more information about:

  • Housing Contract and Residence Life
  • Summer Advising and Course ­Registration material
  • Monthly Payment Plan Information
  • Health Forms
  • Academic Calendar

2014 Orientation Photos

Move In Day 2011

View photos from Move In Day 2014 on our Flickr photo site. More »

View photos from New Student Orientation 2014. More »

Move In Day Videos

Move In Day 2011
Our film crew captured the excitement of move in day 2014. More »