Move in day 2015What does an Anselmian welcome look like? Something like this. Welcome home, 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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2015 Orientation Schedule

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Please note that this is a tentative schedule - and is subject to change. A final schedule will be provided with your Move-In-Day packet, which you will receive upon arriving.

Thursday, August 27

9 - 11 a.m. Registration at Residence Halls

All new residential students must first check in at the registration tables in order to gain access to the residence halls.
  • Transfer Students: Saint Mary Hall (if living in one of the halls below, please report to that check-in location)
  • Men: Register at Dominic Hall or Saint Mary Hall
  • Women: Alumni Hall "Streets" or Sullivan Arena (for Joan of Arc and Baroody Halls)
Students arriving after 11 a.m. should report to the Dean of Students office (Alumni Hall) to begin the registration process.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Getting Settled
  • Mail Center: Stop by the mail center in lower Cushing to pick up your key.
  • Information Technology: Picking up a laptop? Go to Poisson Hall, room 105, where the IT department will assist 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 Lobby to learn about the hiring process.
  • Bank Accounts: Representatives of Citizens Bank and TD Bank will be on hand to help you set up an account on the main level of Cushing Student Center.
  • Bookstore: The bookstore will be open for business. Stop by to pick up books for class, and as many Saint Anselm logo items as you can carry.
10:30 a.m. Commuter Student Registration (Cushing Center)
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch (Davison Hall)

Complimentary lunch provided to students and families.
11 a.m. Commuter Student Meeting (Cushing Center, North Lounge)

Learn about the challenges and rewards of being a commuting student from administrators and from students who are experienced commuters.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open House at the Multicultural Center (Cushing Center)

Students and families are welcome to drop in for coffee and conversation with current students.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open House at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics

Come meet the NHIOP Student Ambassadors and staff, view the Institutes latest exhibit on the New Hampshire presidential primary, and tour this state-of-the-art facility.

11 - 11:45 a.m. Study Abroad (Goulet Science Center, room 3100)

Sarah Goolkasian, Director of Education Abroad, will introduce the options available to Saint Anselm students. Good planning starts early!

11 - 11:45 a.m. Teacher Education Program Meeting (Poisson Hall, room 106)
Students interested in the teacher education program are encouraged to attend this informative meeting. Dr. Laura Wasielewski, chair of the education department will introduce the program and discuss the path to certification.
11 - 11:45 a.m. Alumni Family Welcome Reception (Stoneface statue, outside Davison Hall)

Come join other students with Saint Anselm family connections for an "all in the family" photo (11:30 a.m.). This is a great opportunity for students and their alumni parents to meet and share their common bond.
12 - 12:45 p.m. Experience Matters! (Gadbois Hall, room 105)

Staff engaged in leading experiential learning and professional development programs will discuss opportunities beyond the classroom such as volunteering and community service, academic internships, and career exploration that will help students discover their professional identity, apply their classroom education and improve their post-graduate marketability.
12 - 12:45 p.m. Pre-Law (location T.B.A.)

This session will introduce the law school admission process. Anne Harrington, Dean of Freshmen, 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.
1 - 1:45 p.m. Need Cash? Learn about working on campus (Cushing Center, North Lounge)

Got a Work Study Award? Didn't get a Work Study Award? All students are welcome to work on campus. Learn how and what you will need to do in order to get a job. Ask Human Resources your questions: Is there a difference between Federal Work Study and Student payroll jobs? What ID's do I need? Do I get a check? Direct Deposit? What is a timesheet? What are Form W-4 and Form I9? Can I quit if I don't like the job? Come to this session to have these questions among others answered.
2 p.m. Family Mass (Abbey Church)

Students and their families are invited to join us for Mass in the Abbey Church.
3 p.m. President's Welcome (Quad | In the event of inclement weather, Sullivan Arena)

All new students and their families are invited to join Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo, President of the College and other members of the faculty and administration as we welcome you into the Saint Anselm community.
  • Families: Take time to say goodbye. Student orientation begins at 3:30.
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Team Meeting #1 (assigned classrooms or Quad)

It's time to meet classmates and team leaders and get organized for the evening's activities. Be sure to check your information packet for your team assignment and location of your team's first meeting.
4:30 p.m. Academic Citizenship (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

What it is, and why it matters.
5 p.m. Class Picture (Grappone Stadium)
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Barbecue Dinner (Campus Green)

Join your orientation team for your first class barbecue.
7 - 8:15 p.m. Floor Meetings in Residence Halls
7 p.m. Commuter Student Social (Cushing Center, lobby)
8:30 - 10 p.m. PLAYFAIR (Sullivan Arena)

PLAYFAIR is a powerful program for campus unity and school spirit. It's fun! It's the perfect way to make new campus friendships and kick-off your college experience. It's a way for new students to meet each other in a non-threatening way! And PLAYFAIR is more than just an entertainment event - it is a team-building experience that has a long-lasting effect on the members of our campus community.
Late-Night Explore campus, get to know your new classmates, and check out these activities:
  • Recreation Night in the Carr Center will feature basketball, floor hockey, volleyball and more. 
  • The Coffee Shop will be open until midnight. Join your classmates and the Orientation Leaders for karaoke! Bring your meal card and have a snack.

Friday, August 28

8 a.m. Breakfast with your team (Davison Hall)

Students will use their own I.D. cards and experience a typical Davison Hall meal.
8:30 a.m. An Invitation to Community Engagement

Hear from Nicole Mattia, Assistant Director of the Meelia Center for Community Engagement.
9:15 a.m. Assemble in front of the Dana Center for department meetings

All students will assemble for a guided tour to meet with their academic department chairperson. 
9:30 a.m. Department Meetings (assigned classrooms)

To better understand the curriculum and key academic policies, students will meet with the chairperson/faculty of their declared major. Undeclared majors will meet with the Dean of Freshmen/Director of Academic Advisement. Meetings for declared and undeclared students are mandatory.
10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. The Real World: Saint Anselm College. (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch with your team (Davison Hall)

Students will use their own I.D. cards.
1:30 - 5 p.m. Day of Service

Our Freshman Day of Service is an opportunity for new students to learn about and engage with the Manchester community. It is also an introduction to the ethic of service at Saint Anselm College. The service also provides an opportunity for new students to get to know one another and have a positive impact in the community they will call home for the next four years.
6 - 8 p.m. Dinner with your team (Davison Hall)

Students will use their own I.D. cards
9 p.m. "Michael Kent: Comedian, Magician" (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

In a style reminiscient of a late-night talk show, Michael invites the audience to laugh with him at the absurdity of a modern-day magician. He combines his sarcastic and irreverent sense of humor with mind-blowing magic.
Late-Night Explore campus, get to know your new classmates, and check out these activities:
  • Movie on the Campus Green: "Hot Pursuit"
  • Recreation Night in the Carr Center will feature basketball, floor hockey, volleyball and more.
  • The Coffee Shop will be open until midnight. bring your meal card and have a snack.

Saturday, August 29

8 - 9:15 a.m. Breakfast with your team (Davison Hall)

Students will use their own I.D. cards.
9:20 - 9:50 a.m. Ok2Discuss: Title IX (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

A candid discussion with Dr. Alicia Finn, Dean of Students, and Maura Marshall, Director of Health Services
10 - 10:40 a.m. Ok2Discuss (assigned classrooms)

Students will break into small groups for discussion.
10:50 - 11:40 a.m. Being Anselmian (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

The Individual, The Community, and The Divine
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch with your team (Davison Hall)

Students will use their own I.D. cards.
11:50 a.m. - 5:40 p.m. Citrix and Sakai Training and Library Introduction

Students will rotate through 30-minute sessions in their Orientation Groups.
1 p.m. Afternoon programs
  • Fitness classes in Cushing Center, North Lounge
    • 1:00 - Yoga with Roseann Latona from White Swan Yoga
    • 2:00 - Self-Defense Class with John Stewart from Bedford Martial Arts Academy
  • The Fitness Center and Carr Activities Center are open
  • Drunk busters and the "golf cart challenge"
  • "Party Positive" Stop by Cushing Center and have a mocktail!
  • Free rides to Walmart, Target and Lowe's
6:30 - 8 p.m. Class of 2019 Banquet (Davison Hall)

Celebrate the "official" start of the academic year! Watch the raising of the Class of 2019 banner, and receive your Class pin. The banquet will provide an opportunity for you to dress up and socialize with your new classmates. Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo, President of the College, will address the class. (Semi-formal attire required!)
8 - 10 p.m. Hypnotist Paul Ramsay (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

Local hypnotist Paul Ramsay will keep you laughing as he takes you on a journey into the mind.
Late-Night Explore campus, get to know your new classmates, and check out these activities:
  • Cushing Center: DJ & Dance: Refreshments and giveaways!
  • The Coffee Shop will be open until midnight. Bring your meal card and have a snack.

Sunday, August 30

Upperclassmen return to campus today.

You are most welcome at Sunday Mass. Mass times are:

  • 8:30 a.m., with the Monastic community
  • 7 p.m., the student choir mass

Anselmian Blessing and Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2019 (8:30 p.m., Campus Green, Grotto)

Join fellow students for a candlelight ceremony to bless and induct the Class of 2019 into the Anselmian community. Come to receive the blessing, light a candle at the Grotto, be inducted into our community, and receive your official Anselmian bracelet.



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