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 97 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 Dominic Hall. First year females reside in Joan of Arc Hall, Alumni Hall, or Baroody Hall.
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 second 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 or two 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.
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.
What to Bring
Most students will arrive on campus with too much, not too little. Your room already is outfitted with some amenities and furnishings. One of the best best things that you can do prior to arriving on campus check-in is to call your future roommate(s) and discuss the room. Discuss the types of items you wish to bring to campus ahead of time. This can be very helpful in saving you both time and space if you coordinate who will be bringing certain appliances, electronics, and furnishings. Talking about your room before you move in with your roommate(s) will help you to visualize your new room as a space where you and your roommate(s) can be comfortable and happy.
Not sure what to bring with you to college? Check out our list of items to bring to college and what items to leave behind.
Computers and Mail
Saint Anselm College has a variety of student services available to you. Visit the Office of Information Technology for more information on computer use. Visit the campus mail center for more information on your campus mailbox.
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.
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. Residents check-in with a Professional Staff Member or RA and may complete a Room Condition Form if they choose to do so. 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.
Residents follow College housing policies, found in the Student Handbook.
The Housing Lottery Selection process is published early in the spring semester and sent to the residents, it is also posted throughout the school, in campus buildings, and residence halls.
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
- Kitchen Table
- 4 Kitchen Chairs
- Refrigerator/Freezer (apartment sized)
- Shower curtain
- Towel Hook/Rod
- Medicine cabinet (s)
- 2 chairs
- Coffee Table
- End Table(s)
- 2 Beds (5 total in apartments of 5)
- 2 Dressers
- 2 Desks
- 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
- Storage Containers
- Dishes & Silverware
- Dish Drying Rack
- Trash/Recycling Receptacle
- Extra shelving
- Toilet Paper
- Trash Can
- Bath Towels and Hand Towels
- Bathroom Mat
- Storage Containers (that fit under the bed)
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Desk Organization tools
- Laundry Detergent
- Dryer Sheets
- Trash Bags
- Hand Soap
- Dish Soap
- Disinfecting Wipes
- Paper Towel
- Multipurpose Cleaner for: Toilet, Shower, etc.
Option 1: Medical Accommodations
Note: Applications will be available electronically on the Portal.
- Students with a special request for medical accommodation should fill out a Medical Accommodation and Special Consideration Housing Application as well as provide a doctor's note or similar documentation to support his/her request to Health Services.
- 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.
- 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.
Option 3: Residential Learning Communities
- The Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) are residential educational opportunities designed to provide 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 option to live in select areas of campus reserved for Honors students during their freshman and sophomore years.