We are excited to welcome you to the Saint Anselm community!

Start your Hilltop experience with Anselmian Beginnings, our orientation program designed to prepare you for your academic journey and introduce you to college traditions and campus resources. 

Through Anselmian Beginnings, you will meet with your major department, connect with other members of the incoming class, register for classes, and hear about the endless opportunities you will find during your time on the Hilltop. 

January Student Orientation Schedule

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Check-in (Blake Room, Savard Welcome Center)

11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. |  Welcome from Orientation Leader (OL) Co-Chairs

11:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. | Student Resources Panel 1
Campus Ministry, Health Services, Intercultural Center, Residential Life, Student Engagement and Leadership

11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. | Student Resources Panel 2 
Academic Resource Center, Career Development Center, Library, Meelia Center, Study Abroad, TRIO

12:10 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. | Lunch with Members of the College Community (Blake Room)

12:40 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Introduction to the Benedictine, Catholic Mission and Identity (+DEI) of Saint Anselm College and Community Expectations
Dr. Susan Gabert, Associate Dean of Students

1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. | Closing Comments and Q&A with Dr. Ben Horton and Ms. Jean Couture

1:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Campus Tour and The Saint Anselm Student Experience

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Dinner with Orientation Leaders (Davison Dining Hall)


Please contact Benjamin Horton, Assistant Dean for First-Year Students and Academic Support Services at bhorton@anselm.edu.

Additional Resources
For questions about being a commuter:
Rina Ficek, call 603-222-4282 or email interculturalcenter@anselm.edu

For questions about residence life and housing:
Susan Weintraub, email residencelife@anselm.edu

For questions about registering for classes:
Charles Perreault, email registrar@anselm.edu