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2014 Orientation Schedule

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Friday, August 29


9 - 11 a.m.Registration at Residence Halls

All new students must first check in at the registration tables in order to gain access to the residence halls.
  • Men: Register at Dominic Hall or Saint Mary Hall
  • Women: Alumni Hall "Streets" or Sullivan Arena (for Joan of Arc and Baroody Halls)
  • All Transfer Students: Saint Mary Hall
Students arriving after 11 a.m. should report to the Dean of Students office (Alumni Hall) to begin the registration process.
10:30 a.m.Commuter Student Registration

Commuting students will register in the Cushing Student Center
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.Lunch (Davison Hall)

Complimentary lunch provided to students and families.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.Getting Settled
  • Mail Center: Stop by the mail center in lower Cushing to pick up your key.
  • Human Resources: If you are planning on working - either through a work-study or a payroll position - you will need to stop by the Human Resources table in the Cushing lobby.
  • Bank Accounts: Representatives of Citizens 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.
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Alumni Family Welcome Reception (Dana Center, lobby)

Come 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, lower level)

Students and families are welcome to drop in for coffee and conversation with current students.
12 - 3 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.

1:00 - 1:45 p.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!

1:00 - 1:45 p.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.
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.Pre-Professional in the Health Sciences (Goulet Science Center, Perini Lecture Hall)

Students interested in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, optometry, pharmacy, or physician assisted programs (not nursing) will hear Dr. Carolyn Weinreb, chief health professions advisor, explain what is necessary to become a competitive applicant for graduate professional programs.
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.Pre-Law (Cushing Center, north lounge)

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.
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.SALT Presentation (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

The Office Financial Aid will discuss something related to financial literacy. Margaret Kelly from the Office of Financial Aid will give a brief demo of the SALTTM website. SALT provides free financial information, tools, and apps on subjects like student loan repayment and tracking, budgeting, credit cards, and banking. The site also contains tools and advice for locating scholarships, internships and jobs.
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.Center for Experiential Learning (Gadbois Hall, room 105)

The CEL Staff will discuss opportunities beyond the classroom such as volunteering and community service, academic internships, and career services programming that will help students discover their professional identity.
3 p.m.Family Mass (Abbey Church)

Students and their families are invited to join us for Mass in the Abbey Church.
4 p.m.President's Welcome (Alumni Hall, 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.
  • Parents: Take time to say goodbye. Student orientation begins at 4:30.
4:30 - 5:15 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.
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.Barbecue Dinner (Grappone Stadium)

Join your orientation team for your class barbecue.
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.Floor Meetings in Residence Halls
6:30 p.m.Commuter Student Social (Cushing lobby)
8:00 p.m.Jim Matthews: Beer, Booze and Books (Koonz Theatre, Dana Center)

Students will hear critical information about college drinking in an entertaining and non-judgmental manner. Jim speaks in an inspiring and enthusiastic manner with powerful words that have a tremendous impact on all who attend his workshops.
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.

Saturday, August 30


8:00 a.m.Breakfast with your team (Davison Hall)

Students will use their own I.D. cards and experience a typical Davison Hall meal.
8:15 am.An Invitation to Community Engagement

Hear from Dan Forbes, 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 Director of Academic Advisement.  Meetings for declared and undeclared students are mandatory. 
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.Academic Citizenship  (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

What it is, and why it matters.


Library & Information Technology Introduction

Learn about the resources available to you at Geisel library, both in the library itself and online
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11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.Lunch with your team (Davison Hall)
Students will use their own I.D. cards.
1 - 5 p.m.Interactive Theatre Project (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

Anselmian Life - Un-Written Rules
(Alumni Hall Quad)
4:30 p.m.Football Scrimmage (Grappone Stadium)

Come and cheer the Hawks as they get ready for the 2014 season!
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Dinner with your team (Davison Hall)

Students will use their own I.D. cards
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.Five Changes about College: Mike Weber (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

It's new...it's exciting...it'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.
9:00 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-NightExplore campus, get to know your new classmates, and check out these activities:
  • Movie on the Quad
  • 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.

Sunday, August 31


8:30 a.m.Sunday Mass with the Monastic Community (Abbey Church)

You are most welcome to attend Sunday Mass with your classmates, Orientation Leaders, and the Saint Anselm College community.
8:45 - 10 a.m.Breakfast with your team (Davison Hall)

Students will use their own I.D. cards.
10 - 11:30 a.m.Anselmian Class Induction Ceremony | Class Picture (Dana Center | Grappone Stadium)
11:40 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.Citrix and Sakai Training

Students will rotate through 30 minute training sessions in their Orientation groups, and then have the remainder of the afternoon free.
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.Lunch with your team (Davison Hall)

Students will use their own I.D. cards.
1 p.m.Afternoon programs
  • Fitness classes in Cushing Center, North Lounge
    • 1:00 - Self-Defense Class with John Stewart from Bedford Martial Arts Academy
    • 2:00 - Yoga with Roseann Latona from White Swan Yoga
  • The Fitness Center and Carr Activities Center are open
  • Drunk busters and the "golf cart challenge"
  • Free rides to Walmart, Target and Lowe's
  • Choir auditions (4-5:30 p.m.), Lower Church
5:00 p.m.Sunday Mass with the Monastic Community (Abbey Church)

You are most welcome to attend Sunday Mass with your classmates, Orientation Leaders, and the Saint Anselm College community.
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.Class of 2018 Banquet (Davison Hall)

Come celebrate the "official" start of the academic year and witness the raising of the Class of 2018 banner in Davison! 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-NightExplore 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.

Monday, September 1


Upperclassmen return to campus today.

Dining:

Athletics: