Move in day 2012What does an Anselmian welcome look like? Something like this. Welcome home, Class of 2017!
orientation leaders  You will find your team assignment in your move-in envelope
Orientation leader helping a student move inOrientation leaders help new students move in
students sitting in their orientation group.At orientation, students see a hypnotist, engage in community service, attend a banquet, and more
Students, parents, and families at president's welcomeStudents, parents, and families gather Thursday afternoon for the president's welcome

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New Student Orientation Schedule

New Student Orientation is a three day program designed to welcome our new students introducing them to life at Saint Anselm College.


Thursday, August 26

9 - 10 a.m. Program Registration at Residence Halls
All new students must receive their green authorization card, issued by the business office, to gain access to the their residence hall.
Men: register at Dominic Hall
Women: register at Joan of Arc Hall
Commuters: register at Cushing Center, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Transfer Students: register at the table/tent across from the Geisel Library
Students arriving after 11 a.m. should report to the Office of the Dean of Students to begin the registration process.
11 a.m. Commuter Student Meeting (Cushing, North Lounge)
Learn about the challenges and rewards of being a commuter student from administrators and students who are experienced commuters.
11 a.m.- 2p.m. Lunch (Davison Hall)
Complimentary lunch provided to students and their families at Davison Hall.
11 a.m.- 3 p.m. GETTING SETTLED
Information Technology (IT): Picking up a laptop? Go to Poisson 104, where IT will help you.
Human Resources: If you are planning on working--either through a work study or a payroll position--please stop by the human resources table in the Cushing Center's lobby. Learn more about student employment opportunities.
Foundations - Strategies for Academic Success: Students enrolled in the program should stop by the Academic Resource Center (ARC) on the bottom floor of the Cushing Center.
Bank Accounts: On the first floor of Cushing, representatives from Citizen's Bank, Bank of America, and TD BankNorth will be on hand to help you set up an account.
Bookstore: Our bookstore is open for business. Stop by to pick up books for class, and as many Saint A's logo items as you can carry.
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Alumni Family Welcome Reception (Dana Center Lobby)
Join other students with Saint Anselm family connections for an "all in the family" photo. This is a great opportunity for students and their alumni parents to meet and share their common bond.
12 - 3 p.m. Open House at the Multicultural Center (Cushing Center)
Students and families are welcome to drop in at the Multicultural Center for coffee and conversation with current students.
12 - 3 p.m. Open House at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP)
Meet the NHIOP Student Ambassadors and staff, view the institute's latest exhibit on the NH Presidential Primary, and tour this state-of-the-art facility. Learn more about the institute and it's ambassador program.
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Teacher Education Program Meeting (Dana Center Conference Room)
Students interested in the teacher education program are encouraged to attend this informative meeting. Dr. Laua Wasielewski, chair of the education department, will introduce the program and discuss the path to certification.
1:30 - 2:15p.m. Pre-Professional in the Health Sciences (Perini Lecture Hall)
Students interested in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, optometry, pharmacy, or physician assistant programs (not nursing) wil hear Dr. Carolyn Weinreb, chief health professions advidor, explain how to become a competitive applicant for graduate professional programs.
1:30-2:15p.m. Pre-Law (North Lounge, Cushing Center)
Anne Harrington, Director of Academic Advisement, will discuss how to become a competitive candidate for law school, including what grades and LSAT scores are needed, and what type of extracurriculars look good on an application. Learn more about our pre-law program.
3 p.m. Family Mass
Students and their families are invited to join us for Mass in the Abbey Church.
4 p.m. President's Welcome (Alumni Hall/quad or Sullivan Arena if inclement weather)
All new students and their families are invited to join Fr. Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., president of the college, and other members of the college as we welcome you into the Saint Anselm community.
Reception: immediately following the President's Welcome, there will be a brief reception. Refreshments will be served.
Parents: Take time to say goodbye. Student orientation begins at 4:45 p.m.
4:45 - 5 p.m. Team Meeting #1 (assigned classrooms)
It's time to meet classmates and team leaders and get organized for the evening's activities. Be sure to check your move-in envelope for your team assignment.
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Team Barbecue Dinner (Grappone Stadium)
Join your orientation team for your first class barbecue.
7 - 8:30 p.m. Floor Meeting in Residence Halls
7 p.m. Commuter Student Social (Cushing Center Lobby)
8:30 p.m. Five Thoughts about College: Mike Weber (Koonz Theatre, Dana Center)
It's's's scary! Senior year has come and gone and now it's time to start all over. Have fun with this interactive adventure as you realize that your attitude can make or break your freshman year. Discover the five major changes that students need to make to ease the transition to college life.
Late Night Events Residence Halls
Join members of the residence life staff in your residence halls in order to get better acquainted. Meet the staff, play some games, and make some new friends! Commuters are welcome; just join with your orientation group.
Recreation Night in the Carr Center: come down to the Carr Center for late night games--basketball, floor hockey, volleyball, etc.
The Coffee Shop will be open until midnight...bring your meal card and have a snack. Join us for an ice cream social!


Check out Friday and Saturday's orientation schedule or learn more about what's happening on Sunday.

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