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Official Communication with Students

The college has three official means of communication with students. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of this policy and to know that any one or all three methods may be used at any time to communicate official college business and time-sensitive information. Official communication could include, but is not limited to the following: faculty/student communication, administration/student communication, course registration information, storm-related delays, and closings and emergency announcements.

The three official means of communicating with students are:

  1. On college letterhead and distributed to campus PO Box and/or permanent address
  2. Electronic via 'anselm.edu' e-mail
  3. Voice via the campus voice mail system

Expectations regarding campus PO Box
The college provides each student with an official Saint Anselm Post Office box. Students are required to check their post office box on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with college communications in recognition that certain communications may be time-critical.  

Expectations regarding student use of e-mail
The college provides each student with an official Saint Anselm e-mail address (which ends in '@anselm.edu'). Students are required to check their official e-mail address on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with college communications in recognition that certain communications may be time-critical.

Expectations regarding student use of voicemail
The college provides each resident student an official Saint Anselm voicemail box and instruction on how to check their voice mail. Students are required to check their official voice mail address on as frequent and consistent a basis as e-mail. It is particularly important to check voice mail during inclement weather conditions, as broadcast communications from the college may be time-critical.

Educational uses of e-mail voice mail
Faculty determine how e-mail/voice mail will be used in their classes. Faculty expect that students' official e-mail/voice mail accounts are being accessed and faculty will use e-mail/voice mail for their courses accordingly.