With a 95% vaccination rate to the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, Saint Anselm College is committed to the health and safety of the community while providing an exceptional curricular and co-curricular experience on the Hilltop. The College was able to operate in near normalcy for the fall semester. New variants have added additional challenges to managing COVID-19, and therefore the College added new guidelines for the spring semester. This site provides general information relating to the College’s response to COVID-19; students are encouraged to visit the COVID-19 Student Resources page on Canvas for more specific information regarding student life.
The College requires all students and employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Those requesting an exemption for medical or religious reasons were given the opportunity to petition the College in summer and fall of 2021. The College strongly recommends a booster at this time.
Guidance on Face Coverings
The College requires the wearing of masks indoors on campus, including in college buildings and the Abbey Church; at performances, activities and exhibits; and at athletic events.
Members of the community are responsible for having their own mask. Surgical masks and K95 masks have been proven more effective at preventing the spread of droplets than cloth masks.
The indoor mask guidance will be reviewed throughout the semester based on available campus and community COVID-19 data.
Guidance on Testing
The College has the availability to provide COVID-19 rapid antigen testing on campus for all students and employees. A satellite lab has been established at Sullivan Arena with a COVID lab technician managing testing with the Health Services and Athletic Training staff.
Community members seeking tests may do so through Health Services. Regular testing times are provided throughout the semester.
Unvaccinated students are screened for COVID-19 upon arrival to campus and then tested weekly on Mondays at 7 a.m.
Unvaccinated student-athletes, during their competition season, will be tested three times a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m. In addition to student-athletes, unvaccinated coaches, managers and Tier One staff members will need to be tested at the same cadence during the competition season.
Guidance on Physical Distancing
Although the six-foot distance protocol has been lifted, it is recommended that students maximize outdoor activities and maintain physical distance as much as possible.
Clean and Disinfect
Regularly disinfect your living space and personal items and work to mitigate the spread of germs in high contact areas.
Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands frequently and practice good hygiene to protect yourself and help stop the spread of COVID-19.