The Office of Residential Life and Education at Saint Anselm College supports a residential life experience that integrates a Benedictine approach to the educational journey.
We strive to provide an environment that enhances our students' academic success and reflects the values of integrity, mutual respect and responsibility. We are committed to promoting a living/learning experience in the halls through positive staff interactions, educational opportunities, and developmental programming.
Saint Anselm residential housing accommodates more than 1,775 students in various living arrangements, from traditional residence halls to suites, townhouses, and apartments. More than 95 percent of students choose to live on campus and enjoy a balance of academic study, rest, relaxation, and social life.
Housing is guaranteed for all four years to students who enter in residence as freshmen and remain in residence. Each residence hall has a staff of student resident assistants (RAs), and a Resident Director (RD), or Area Coordinator (AC), who assists students with college adjustment, campus resources and information, and provides opportunities for social, educational, and personal growth.
If you have any questions about living on campus at Saint Anselm College, call or e-mail the Office of Residential Life and Education at (603) 222-4006. Additional information is available in the Student Handbook.
Residence Hall Options
There are a variety of options available for on-campus living for current students, including traditional halls and apartment-style living. Students are able to choose their living arrangements from year to year by participating in the housing lottery. Our upper division residential students can apply for a housing option that best fits their lifestyle and preferences while in a great setting and atmosphere!
There are 15 traditional residence halls on the campus as well as three areas for apartment-style living. The residence halls on-campus each have a Resident Assistant assigned to a particular building, wing or area.
First-year students reside in traditional residence halls on the campus. Students gain the unique ability to share in these "living-learning" communities together as a first year class at Saint Anselm College. First year males reside in either Dominic Hall or Baroody Hall. First year females reside in Joan of Arc Hall, Alumni Hall, or Baroody Hall.
About Your Room
Setting up your very first room at college is both an exciting experience but it can also be nerve-racking. The Office of Residential Life and Education aims to help you with your transition and settling into your new room. Our helpful and friendly team of professional staff members and Resident Assistants are on hand to help make your on-campus experience dynamic, safe, and fun!
Most of the rooms in Dominic Hall, Joan of Arc Hall, Alumni Hall, and Baroody Hall are a standard size of 11' x 14'. Each room comes furnished with beds, storage closets, desks, chairs and a shared dresser (excluding Joan of Arc Hall). All mattresses are extra-long twin in size(36" x 80"). Most rooms in Joan of Arc Hall also feature a sink and medicine cabinet in each room.
Joan of Arc Hall
Joan of Arc is a larger, traditional style residence hall that houses first year women. Women in this hall will live with one to two other first year women and will share a communal bathroom with the other residents on their floor. Each floor has a common room for the residents to be able to use at their leisure which includes a television, seating, and a kitchenette.
Alumni Hall Streets
Alumni Hall is a smaller, traditional style residence hall that houses first year women. Women in this hall will live with one, two, or three other first year women and will share a communal bathroom with the other residents on their floor. There is a large common space on the third floor for the residents to use at their leisure which includes a television, seating, and a kitchenette.
Baroody Hall is a smaller traditional style co-ed residence hall that houses women on the second floor and men on the first. Students in this hall will live with one other student and will share a communal bathroom with other residents on their floor. There is a large common space on the first floor for residents to use at their leisure which includes a television, seating, and a kitchenette.
Dominic Hall is a larger, traditional style residence hall that houses first year men. Men in this hall generally live with one to three other first year men and will share a communal bathroom with the other residents on their floor. There is a study room in the basement for students to use as well as recreational room in the basement with a billiard table. There is also a common space in the lobby for the residents to be able to use at their leisure which includes a television and seating.
Residence halls are supervised by an Area Coordinators, Resident Directors, and Resident Assistants. The standard double rooms come with two beds, two desks, and two chairs. If a room has been assigned to three residents, an extra bed is provided and a desk and chair may be provided upon request.
Bertrand Hall offers single, double, and triple room housing styles for upperclassmen female residents. Students in this hall will share a communal bathroom with other residents on their floor. There is a large common space on the first floor for residents to use at their leisure as well as a full kitchen. Laundry facilities are located in the lower level of the building.
Brady Hall offers single, double, and triple room housing styles for upperclassmen female residents. Students in this hall will share a communal bathroom with other residents on their floor. On the first floor students can find a large common space, full kitchen, and laundry facilities.
Croydon Court consists of five smaller buildings that house singles, doubles, and quads. The buildings within Croydon Court are Breck House, Raphael House, Rowell House, Sullivan House, and Von Dy Rowe House. Raphael House is unique in Croydon Court as it primarily houses suite style quads. Raphael quads typically have two double occupancy rooms and a small living space in between the bedrooms. Each house within Croydon Court includes a lower level lounge space and laundry facilities, as well as communal bathrooms per floor.
Hilary Hall is a male upperclassmen residence hall that offers suite style quad and triple rooms, as well as limited doubles and single rooms. Hilary quads typically have two double occupancy rooms and a small living space in between the bedrooms. Each Hilary triple room is unique and is either made up of three single rooms or a double room and a single room. Hilary Hall offers a large lounge space and full kitchen on the first floor, as well as laundry facilities on the second floor.
Holy Cross Hall
Holy Cross Hall consists of two sections, Holy Cross North and Holy Cross South, delineated by gender. Holy Cross Hall is constructed in a pod style format with roughly ten students in either double or single rooms sharing a common bathroom. Laundry facilities and vending machines are on the first floor of each building.
Living Learning Commons (LLC)
The Living Learning Commons is our newest residence hall and lives up to its name by housing both the Sophomore Honors Community and our Residency Classes. Students living in the LLC, can be housed in single, double, and triple rooms. The LLC has ample study and lounge space per floor as well as a gaming area, laundry facility, and full kitchen on the lower level. On the first floor of the LLC, students can use the meeting space for large group work and may even attend some of their classes there during the day!
St. Mary Hall
St. Mary Hall is settled across the street from the monastery and houses male students. St. Mary Hall is a small community consisting of double rooms and communal bathrooms. Students will be able to engage with their community through use of the large lounge, study space, and full kitchen on the first floor. Laundry facilities are also available on the first floor.
Saint Benedict Court houses approximately 120 students in 5 apartment-style halls which include: Cohen Hall, Danais Hall, Gerald Hall, Mareski Hall, and Primeau Hall. Each Benedict Court apartment includes 2 double rooms, 1 and a half bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a common room. There are common laundry facilities in Benedict Court.
Father Bernard Court houses approximately 380 students in both town house-style apartments which include: Curtis Hall, Dupont Hall, Paul Hall, Reilly Hall, Nivelle Hall, Boutselis Hall, and Kelly Hall. Townhouses are 2 floor apartments which include 1 double room, 1 triple room, 1 and a half bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a common room. Bernard Court also includes garden-style apartments in Barlow, Faltin, and Guerin halls. These apartments include 1 double room, 1 triple room, 1 and a half bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a common room. There are common laundry facilities in Bernard Court.
Falvey House and Collins House are apartment-style residence halls which houses approximately 29 students in apartments of 3 and 5 students each. Apartments of 3 include 1 double room, 1 single room, 1 bathroom, full kitchen, and a common room. Apartments of 5 include 2 double rooms, 1 single room, 1 bathroom, full kitchen, and a common room. There are common laundry facilities for Falvey and Collins residents.
Apartments/Townhouses Come with the Following Pieces of Furniture & Amenities
4 Kitchen Chairs
Refrigerator/Freezer (apartment sized)
Medicine cabinet (s)
2 Beds (5 total in apartments of 5)
2 Desk chairs
2 Built in Closets/ Fixtures
Each room has either an overhead light or wall light. The living room and bedrooms have carpet flooring; the kitchen and bathrooms are tile flooring. Each apartment comes with one closet near the kitchen and living room and each townhouse has a closet near the kitchen and a closet near the full bathroom (upstairs). Mechanical closets in apartments are to be locked at all times and may not be used to store personal belongings.
Suggested Items to Bring for An Apartment/Townhouse
Pots & Pans
Coffee Pot/Tea Kettle
Dishes & Silverware
Dish Drying Rack
Bath Towels and Hand Towels
Storage Containers (that fit under the bed)
Desk Organization tools
Multipurpose Cleaner for: Toilet, Shower, etc.
Option 1: Medical Accommodations
Students requesting special consideration or a medical accommodation should fill out this online application.
In addition to completing this application, students will need to send all medical paperwork verifying the need for a medical accommodation to HealthServices@anselm.edu
All applications are reviewed by a committee of Residential Life, Health Services and the Academic Resource Center representatives. A recommendation is made from the committee to the Office of Residential Life and Education for both accommodation approval and placement on campus. The committee meets once a month to review all applications
Option 2: Substance Free Living
Students residing in Substance Free Housing are required to refrain from any and all use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs at all times. This requirement speaks to personal use both in and out of the building by residents.
Upperclassmen Substance Free Housing will be available in designated pods in Holy Cross Hall. The number of rooms used each year is governed by the need seen in the number of applications for this type of housing. There are a few double rooms and a limited number of single rooms in each pod.
First Year Female Substance Free housing will be designated rooms within a wing of Joan of Arc Hall.
First Year Male Substance Free housing will be designated rooms within a wing of Dominic Hall.
Option 3: Residential Learning Communities
The Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) are residential educational opportunities designed to provide upperclassmen students with the ability to share talents and pursue common interests through student-led events and projects.
Students are expected to draw on the following areas as they designed their thematic options for housing: civic engagement, expanded learning, spirituality, leadership development, balanced living, and social justice.
Students integrate their RLC interest into their daily living but also serve as a resource and a voice to educate the broader campus community about their theme.
Option 4: Honors Housing
Students in the Honors Program have the opportunity to live with others in their Honors Class Cohort during their freshman and sophomore years.
First Year Female Honors Housing will be designated rooms within a wing of Joan of Arc Hall.
First Year Male Honors Housing will be designated rooms within a wing of Dominic Hall.
Returning Student Honors Housing will be designated rooms within wings of the Living Learning Commons (LLC). Sophomore Honors students will also attend classes within the LLC.
Rooms are equipped with WiFi access. In the case of a room assigned with three residents, an additional Internet hook-up can be requested from the Office of Information Technology. Each residence hall is equipped with shower and bathroom facilities.
All college-assigned furnishings must be kept in the room. No storage facilities are provided. Residents are responsible for cleaning their rooms and the removal of garbage to the provided dumpsters. The bathroom facilities, lounges, and hallways are cleaned by the College. Upon move-in, residents will check-in with a Professional Staff Member or Resident Assistant and then complete their Room Condition Form through the StarRez Housing Portal. It is important to complete the Room Condition Form at move-in as it will be used at the end of the year to assess damage billing.. Upon leaving the room, residents check-out to report and record any damage that may have occured over the course of the year. Damage or maintenance needs throughout the semester should be reported to the Residential Life and Education staff assigned to the area.
All residents residing on campus are expected to uphold our standards of community living. All college policies can be found in the Student Handbook. And specific policies related to a students contract with housing can be viewed through the Housing Contract signed during their application period.