Saint Anselm College's Residential Life and Education caters to all of our undergraduate students. For our first-year students, we offer special housing that encapsulates the Residential First Year Experience program. All current students and transfer students have options for on-campus housing provided by the college.

First-Year Students

The Residential First Year Experience (RFYE) is a residential life program designed to support and challenge first year students as they make the transition to college life. The RFYE program consists of a thematic, developmental approach with involvement from the campus community and resources to programmatically address the needs of the first year student.

Generally, the first year for most college students presents the greatest challenge with new experiences in a variety of areas:

  • Increased academic work and expectations
  • Changing relationships (family, peers, faculty/administrators)
  • New routines
  • Decision-making responsibilities
  • Discovering new interests/passions
  • First time living away from home
  • New expectations of self and others

Participating offices in the RFYE include but not limited to: Health Services, Campus Ministry, Student Engagement And Leadership, The Harbor, Career Developmental Center, The Meelia Center (volunteer opportunities), Academic Resource Center, Academic Advising, and Intercultural Center.

The Office of Residential Life and Education is committed to facilitating the academic, social and leadership development of all students with a wide range of programs specifically for the unique needs of a first year student. We refer to this as a "Living/Learning" environment with encouragement of academic success through policies, programming, and physical amenities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Residence Halls have extra-long twin mattresses. It's suggested you bring extra-long twin sheets to fit a 36" x 80" mattress.