The institute offers a variety of annual programs, including conferences, colloquia, and lectures. Past events included the following:
Saint Anselm Conference
The Fourth Saint Anselm Conference was held in April 2009, commemorating the 900th anniversary of the death of Saint Anselm. The keynote speaker at the conference will be Brian Davies, O.P. (Fordham University).
Inspired by Pope John Paul II who in his encyclical letter Fides et Ratio spoke concerning the need for continuing philosophical speculation in order to come to an understanding of the Catholic faith. The Metaphysics Colloquium invites philosophers and theologians from the New England area to discuss and debate issues in metaphysics with a view to offering the ecclesiastical and scholarly worlds insights and principles upon which to ground their work. The Saint Anselm Journal offers presentations given at previous colloquia.
The Saint Anselm Lecture
An annual lecture by a distinguished academician is held in celebration of the feast day of the college's patron saint. The lecture is open to all members of the college community as well as the general public.