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 New Student Orientation

We're excited to welcome our new students this January for the spring 2023 semester.

January 24, 2023 Schedule

11:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m., Check-in (Blake Room, Savard Welcome Center)

12:00 p.m., Lunch (Blake Room, Savard Welcome Center)

12:30 p.m., New Student Orientation begins 

  • Welcome from President Joseph A. Favazza, Ph.D.
  • Welcome from Orientation Leader (OL) Chairs
  • Student Resources Panels
  • The Saint Anselm Student Experience
  • Introduction to the Benedictine, Catholic Mission and Identity of Saint Anselm College
  • Community Expectations
  • Introduction to Conversatio
  • Question and Answer Session

4:30 p.m., Campus Tour

5:30 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


Save the dates: Anselmian Beginnings Part I

Enrolled students are invited to attend one of the three dates for the first part of New Student Orientation.

June 20, 2023
June 21, 2023
June 22, 2023

It is our hope that this full day orientation will afford you the opportunity to explore our campus community, to engage with faculty, staff, students, and members of the monastic community, and to learn more about what it means to be an “Anselmian.”

Check back for more information including a full schedule which will be available in spring 2023.

Family Webinars

Webinar: #1: Important Health Services & Residential Life Information (June 13)

Webinar: #2: Opportunities for Campus & Community Engagement (June 16)

Webinar: #3: Taking Care of Business: Financial Aid & Student Financial Services (June 21)

Webinar: #4: Learning About Academics & Academic Support Services (June 23)