Students & Returning to the Hilltop

The health, safety, and welfare of our Anselmian community is the top priority during this pandemic. Our success to remain on the Hilltop largely depends on how we all individually care for each other and the community by adhering to campus policies, protocols, and procedures. It is imperative that we all do our part to keep our community safe and hold one another accountable.

The Policy governing the Community Standards for Health during a Pandemic establishes the basis for how our community behaves, interacts, and functions during this pandemic. Expectations concerning our individual responsibilities to keep our community safe were created and communicated in the Saint Anselm Community Care Covenant.  

The following policies and procedures for campus life have been established to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus and have been considered based on the best interest of our entire Anselmian community. These policies, procedures, and best practices are subject to change at any time as conditions warrant. New information will be communicated to the College community as changes are made. Therefore, it is important to monitor and respond to emails, texts, and/or voicemails concerning anything related to COVID-19.

The following policies and procedures have been implemented to promote and sustain the wellness of our community. Your personal and our collective adherence to these is critical to the successful in-person completion of the semester.
 


SECTION 1 - HEALTH & SAFETY PRACTICES and DEFINITIONS

Our Anselmian community is defined by our responsibility to support and be supported by one another. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been very stressful physically and mentally.  Fear and anxiety about the unknown and experiencing many changes in the normal routine can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Public health actions, such as physical distancing and wearing cloth face coverings, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

This pandemic has further elevated that commitment and the need for ongoing grace, compassion, and care. In returning to the Hilltop and signing the Saint Anselm Community Care Covenant, students, faculty, and staff agreed to adhere to best practices of health and safety on campus. 

This covenant includes an expectation to follow 6 ft. physical distancing in all activities, to wear a facial covering while in the presence of others, and to practice frequent handwashing and respiratory hygiene practices, such as coughing and sneezing into arm or elbow. 

All members of our community should report any suspected symptoms of COVID-19 to Health Services and comply with any directives and/or instructions given by Health Services and/or College administration. Each day, before leaving their residences, whether on or off-campus, students are asked to take their temperature and monitor how they are feeling. Students should contact Health Services immediately if one or more of the following concerns apply:

  • Fever above 100 degrees or chills
  • Sore throat
  • New Cough (not related to a chronic condition)
  • Congestion or runny Nose (not related to allergies)
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

 

Quarantine and Isolation Protocol

Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected.

Once a student is living on campus, if they develop COVID-19 symptoms or have an exposure, fever >100, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, body aches, or loss of taste or smell, they will be asked to return home for testing and quarantine.

If a student is unable to return home, they will work with Health Services to seek treatment and testing, and will be assigned to Quarantine on campus until they receive their test results.

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, they will be asked to isolate at home until they are 72 hours fever-free, symptoms have improved, and 10 days since symptoms appeared.

 

Isolation at Home

Any student that tests positive, whether a residential or commuter will not be allowed to return to campus before they have been isolated for a minimum of 10 days, and that during those 10 days they had no fever for at least 3 days without the use of medication. Health Services will work with the student on when is the best time to return. Please note that commuter students who are well but have a sick family member at home with COVID-19, or are otherwise exposed to a person infected with COVID-19 should call Health Services for guidance and follow CDC recommended precautions to stay at home in quarantine for 14 days from when a family member recovers.

 

Isolation on Campus

If a student is unable to return home for isolation, they will be assigned a room in isolation housing. They should wear a mask and quickly collect the belongings they will need for 10 days; changes of clothes, toiletries, medication, phone, computer, chargers, school work. They will not be able to return to their residence hall room until at least 10 days of isolation and cleared by Health Services.

While in isolation, students will have full access to wireless internet in their accommodations so they are able to communicate with their faculty, attend classes virtually (if their courses are online or remote), and participate in virtual student life.  Isolation housing will have a bed, bathroom facilities, linens, pillows, towels, desk, trash can, a fridge, beverages, snacks, disinfectant, masks.  Students must not leave their designated room except to use the restroom or shower.

Students will sign a 2-way release to notify Residence Life, Academic Dean, Dining Services, the Dean of Students, and the students’ parents or emergency contact person, that the student is unable to attend class and arrangements will be made for regular delivery of prepared meals.  Dining Services will reach out to students at the start of their stay in isolation to inquire about food allergies and/or special diet requirements.

During isolation and/or quarantine, the student will not be allowed to order food from restaurants, GrubHub, UberEats, or any other food delivery services. They are not to ask friends, family, or anyone else to deliver food or any other supplies.  Students are expected to update their friends and family on a daily basis of their condition.

The Health Services Staff will check in on the student several times per day to provide support for their health needs, safety and well-being. It should be noted that Saint Anselm College Health Services is not an infirmary, and does not have licensing to provide overnight beds.   

Saint Anselm College staff will not be visiting the building, but will remotely monitor the progress of the student, and communicate with the NHDHHS contact tracers to determine when the isolation period has concluded, at which point the student may return to their academic year assignment. Students should be communicating with their faculty and academic dean to arrange for temporary virtual/online class options while in isolation.

 

Testing

There is a plan in place to perform nasal swab COVID-19 antigen testing for all students upon moving on to campus. Students will be expected to quarantine until they receive their results and are cleared by Health Services, then abide by general precautions such as physical distancing, self-monitoring, and wearing a cloth face covering.  

Students who must leave campus on a regular basis for work, internships, family obligations, and commuting from home are asked to check in with Health Services for more frequent surveillance testing. It is expected that Health Services will have the availability to perform rapid testing on campus, so that will be helpful with surveillance and an outbreak situation. 

All other Saint Anselm Community members have the opportunity to receive testing:

 

Use of Common Spaces

All shared common and public spaces on campus will have a predetermined reduced capacity. Changes to space capacity will be informed by the latest NH state allowance and determined by the College, based on our success in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

  • Gatherings in lounges and other informal spaces will be limited to no more than 25 people or the predetermined allowed capacity, or whichever is less.
  • Students must wear a medical or cloth face covering over nose, mouth and chin when in public or within “close” contact with others while maintaining physical distance (6 ft) at all times.
  • Refrain from sharing food and drinks with others.
  • Disinfect and clean area upon arrival, and again upon departure.
  • Students must adhere to all signage specific to: entrances and exits of buildings, direction of travel within buildings and on campus walkways, occupancy limitations of common rooms/areas, etc. 
  • In common areas of a residence, where it is not possible to maintain six feet of physical distance from others - entryways, corridors, stairwells, elevators, for example - students must wear a face covering.
  • The furniture in any public space should not be moved. It has been carefully positioned to maintain at least six feet between chairs and desks.


Definition of Public/Common Space:

Public Space includes all residential, recreational, academic, and co-curricular common space on campus including, but not limited to:

  • Classrooms and lecture halls
  • Computer labs
  • Testing spaces
  • Study spaces
  • Lounges
  • Hallways (residential and public)
  • Public restroom facilities outside of residence halls
  • All campus office common spaces and all individual office spaces
  • Waiting rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Varsity weight room
  • Locker rooms
  • Abbey Church and Interfaith Prayer Room
  • Campus recreation facilities
  • Playing fields and courts (indoor and outdoor)
  • Picnic Grove
  • Campus green spaces (malls)
  • Courtyards
  • Wooded areas on and adjacent to campus​​​​​​

 

Definition of a Family Unit

A family unit is defined as a group of students who share the same communal bathroom where they live (i.e. wing/hallway/floor of a residence hall, pod in Holy Cross Hall, singular townhouse or apartment).  Family units may expand over time as determined by the health and safety in mitigating risks of the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  As we know, this is determined by the behaviors and compliance with health guidelines provided to us in the Community Care Covenant and the latest NH state guidelines. Continue to check emails from the Office of Residential Life and Education to find updates related to definitions of family units.


SECTION 2 - STUDENT HANDBOOK Policy Addendums 

The following student life policies have been amended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus and have been considered based on the best interest of our entire Anselmian community. These policies are in effect beginning with move-in on August 8, 2020 and are subject to change at any time as conditions warrant. New information will be communicated to the College community as changes are made. Therefore, it is important to monitor and respond to emails, texts, and/or voicemails concerning anything related to COVID-19.

 

Alcohol and other Drug Policy

All on campus alcohol possession and use is suspended during the Move-In period until 8:00 am on Sunday, August 23, 2020

Adherence to the College’s Alcohol and Other Drug policy is critical in mitigating risks related to the spread of COVID-19 and will be enforced.  No other change has been made to this policy as stated in the Student Handbook. As a reminder, all students under the legal drinking age of 21 years will not be permitted to consume alcohol in accordance with NH state law and campus policies.  Students who are of legal drinking age are not allowed to possess alcohol that is considered a common source (i.e., a 30 pack of alcohol, a handle of alcohol, punch bowl or cooler of mixed alcohol, etc.). Open containers of alcoholic beverages outside are not allowed per state law.

 

Gatherings

Gatherings of more than 25 people regardless of location, not sponsored by the College, will not be permitted. Gathering sizes will be updated based on State recommendations.

Outside gatherings must follow physical distancing and campus community health standards when gathering outside of your assigned family unit. 

 

Guest Policy (to campus)

Guest is anyone who is not a current employee or student enrolled in the current semester at the College. Guests will not be allowed on campus until further notice. Residents will not be permitted to welcome family or off-campus guests into the residence halls. 

As it relates to occasional and needed family visits, students are encouraged to meet at designated guest-locations outside the residences and/or enjoy a meal off-campus. All overnight hosting programs of prospective students/guests are suspended at this time.

Exceptions to the guest policy may be granted for athletic recruits on official visits and will be assessed in conjunction with NCAA and NE10 recruiting policies, state and local health guidelines, health screening protocols, and the availability of testing and space on campus.

 

Internal Meeting/Event  

An internal event is considered an event or meeting organized and conducted by a current Saint Anselm College student, faculty member, staff member, department, division, or student organization. 

Whenever possible, departments, clubs, organizations, etc. are expected to continue the use of virtual/Zoom meeting practices. If it is necessary to hold meetings in-person, faculty and staff are asked to adhere to the College’s physical distancing requirement and other health protocols, including limiting the number of attendees present and wearing face coverings.   

All requests to reserve meeting or event spaces must be made through the EMS system, regardless of the location of the space.  All requests for meeting and event spaces will be evaluated by the Conference and Event Services staff. The EMS system of progression is first a status of “Requested”. This is most often followed by a status of “Confirmed”. If the requested meeting or event does not meet the criteria or there is a conflict, a member of the Conference and Event Service staff will reach out to you, and the status of your request will be changed to “Conflict” or “Canceled”. 

Requests for meetings and events will be approved only if they can be arranged in a manner that meets the College’s physical distancing and other health protocols. No exceptions can be made to the 48 hour advanced reservation request policy. 

Unless an exception is granted by the Conference and Event Services staff, all food service or catering for approved meetings and events must be provided by Saint Anselm College Dining Services. Please note, there is a limited catering menu. Outside caterers or food service providers will not be permitted to serve food on campus. 

 

Events on Campus

Saint Anselm College groups who sponsor co-curricular and extra-curricular programs and events are encouraged to explore virtual program options. When there can be an effective virtual event, the organizing sponsor (i.e., Club Presidents, SGA Officials, Departments) should consider this as a first option.

In adherence to the interim guest policy, no third parties or visitors will be permitted on campus, including, but not limited to: contracted artists, performers, and guest lecturers. All clubs, organizations, centers, student affairs and academic departments are encouraged to continue to plan such events through a virtual format. This interim policy is in place while students are on campus, until Nov. 20, 2020 or until further notice.

All in-person student events should have a virtual alternative in place of and/or to supplement engagement and participation, most especially for large events and college traditions. For any in-person event, students are expected to honor the Community Care Covenant health guidelines, including: wearing masks, maintaining proper physical distancing, and, for indoor events, disinfecting their space upon arrival and departure. Many campus spaces will be open in the evenings for student use. In these spaces, students must practice physical distancing and must not move any furniture. Students are asked to wipe down their spaces before and after each use. 

For outdoor events, clean-up of the area should be conducted, applying a “leave no trace” mentality. For indoor events, all attendees should expect to be screened prior to entering the room.

When planning large events, consider holding the event in waves in order to limit the number of students permitted in a given space at one time or in small groups around campus with a virtual component so that all can participate with a level of comfort.

 

Service/Events Held Off-Campus

All off-campus events are postponed or cancelled until further notice. 

All service (volunteer and service-learning to sites) in the fall will be remote.

 

Residential Living 

In keeping with our Anselmian values, respect for and cooperation with the Residential Life, Campus Safety and Security, and Physical Plant staff is expected of all students. A positive approach and attitude contributes to a healthy and cooperative living environment, and to the cleanliness expected in student residential areas.  These interim policies will be reviewed on a regular basis.  Any changes will be communicated by the Office of Residential Life and Education. Loosening up these parameters is dependent on how well we all uphold the guidelines in the Community Care Covenant and current health guidelines.

 

Guest and Visitation Policy (to residence halls)

Guests will not be permitted in the residence halls until further notice. This includes off-campus guests, overnight guests, and family members. 

The Visitation Policy, as stated in the Student Handbook, is suspended until further notice.  A Visitor is defined as a current student enrolled in classes at the college—resident or commuter status. The amended student Visitation Policy incorporates the concept of the “family unit” and is defined as follows:

  • Residents have access and permission to enter ONLY their specific residential building or apartment.  Any exceptions to this policy would need permissions (i.e. RAs, EMTs, etc.) 
  • Students may not visit other students in different residential buildings or apartments.
  • Commuter students cannot enter any residential building or apartment.
  • Visitation among residents assigned to a specific family unit (defined above) is permitted.  Students who regularly share an assigned bathroom (on a wing/floor/pod) are considered a family unit. 
  • Students living in traditional residence halls (communal bathrooms) are permitted to host one student visitor from the same family unit in their room—with prior consent from roommate(s). 
  • Students living in apartments are not permitted to host any visitors in their living space.

This policy will be reviewed on a regular basis with the hope to amend limitations on visitation. Loosening these parameters is dependent on how well we uphold the guidelines in the Community Care Covenant, and the incidence rates of COVID.  

 

Intervisitation

Intervisition is suspended until further notice. Students may not visit other students living in different residence halls or apartments.

 

Occupancy

The maximum occupancy for gatherings in traditional residence hall rooms is limited to one visitor per resident of the space.  Apartments cannot host gatherings.  Apartment occupancy is for assigned residents only.  All guests must be from the same family unit, until further notice.


SECTION 3 - GUIDELINES FOR CAMPUS LIVING and STUDENT LIFE

Living on a residential campus has always presented students with opportunities to experience new things. This fall, the list of new experiences includes many things that would have been hard to imagine just a few months ago, such as classes that are taught both in person and remotely at the same time, and dining experiences where food and payment are exchanged without contact. All these changes were put in place to reduce risk for everyone—students, staff, and faculty.

 

Appointments and Meetings (Engaging with Offices)

At Saint Anselm, we take pride that our community is built upon the Benedictine Hallmark of Hospitality. Our Anselmian values of hospitality and welcoming have not changed because of the times we are in, although it may look a bit different as we begin the 2020-21 academic year.  As students move about campus and learn about office protocols, including appointments or meetings, it is a good practice to schedule online meetings versus simply walking in.

 

Classroom

Students are asked to adhere to the College’s Classroom policy to mitigate risks related to the spread of COVID-19.

  • Students entering a classroom are asked to remain outside the room and physically distance until the previous class has exited. 
  • Students are expected to comply with physical distancing protocols including keeping desks and workstations 6 feet apart and maintaining 6 feet of distance between themselves, other students and the faculty member.
  • Students will be required to clean their area upon entering the classroom (wipes and disinfectants will be provided) and to wear PPE during the duration of class including entering and leaving the classroom.
  • Students cannot share any materials or objects (e.g., pens, notebooks, textbooks) that they bring into the classroom or those that are part of the existing classroom set-up (i.e., instruments, keyboards). 
  • Classrooms have been set up to maintain appropriate physical distancing protocols; students therefore should not move any furniture in the classroom.
  • In certain unique settings (e.g., labs), students must follow the physical distancing, health, and safety protocols outlined by the instructor for the space. These may vary somewhat from those already listed above.
  • Students will be expected to follow their faculty member’s instructions for existing the classroom in a staggered way to avoid crowding.
  • Students will be required to wear masks in all public spaces, including classrooms. If a student refuses to wear a mask, they will be asked to exit the classroom immediately and the faculty member will contact either the Dean of the College’s Office or the Dean of Students’ Office. 

 

Cleaning

Our Physical Plant staff has been and will continue to care for all in the community. They will frequently clean high-touch surfaces in all buildings, residence common areas, which include hallways, doorknobs, elevators, elevator buttons, light switches, handrails, stairwells, kitchens, lounges, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.

All community members are asked to do their part in caring for each other and our space by disinfecting and cleaning areas upon arrival, and again upon departure. 

 

Club Sports

Given the suspension of intercollegiate play for varsity fall and winter seasons up until 12/31/2020, fall and winter club sport intercollegiate play will also be  suspended. We encourage team bonding through practices, scrimmages, virtual team meetings, and the like among Saint Anselm students. The SEAL office is willing to help coordinate such activities, as long as they adhere to the Community Care Covenant and the subsequent Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, as well as what is allowable with space availability.

We will look at the feasibility of having a spring season for some of the fall and winter teams. As we re-evaluate this decision we will: reference all NCAA guidance; apply the guidance put in place by the College for outside guests; review the Athletic Department guidelines and protocols; review the guidance established by the College and Athletic Department for off-campus travel and receiving outside teams; and if travel is allowed off campus, review the policies set by the receiving institution or venue.

 

Co-Curricular Learning

Saint Anselm College acknowledges the important role of face-to-face interaction and community engagement in providing the highest-quality student experience. If it is possible to meet the learning objectives of a co-curricular learning experience for students, all co-curricular learning experiences should have a virtual/hybrid option in place for the fall semester. If co-curricular learning activities cannot be conducted virtually, the following protocols should be put in place in adherence with the health and safety standards of the Saint Anselm College community. 

Co-curricular and experiential learning pertains to internships, clinicals & preceptorship, practicums, student teaching, service learning, undergraduate research, and extracurricular programs with experiential components.

  • Some academic programs that have College requirements for field experience and/or experiential learning have been adjusted so students do not need to leave campus (i.e. social work practicums, student teaching, and service learning).
  • Any co-curricular learning experience that requires travel off-campus must be approved by the appropriate department.  
  • Students seeking remote internships should contact the Career Development Center for assistance. Students can also review available internships on the College’s Handshake webpage.
  • While off campus, students should honor their commitment to the Community Care Covenant, CDC guidelines, state and local regulations, and the sponsoring organization’s safety protocols.  

 

Commuter Students

Commuter students are expected to follow the same guidelines as everyone else when entering campus. Each day, before leaving their off-campus residences, students are asked to take their temperature and monitor how they are feeling. Students should contact Health Services immediately if one or more of the following concerns apply:

  • Fever above 100 degrees or chills
  • Sore throat
  • New Cough (not related to a chronic condition)
  • Congestion or runny Nose (not related to allergies)
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

 

In addition to attending classes on campus, commuter students are invited to attend on-campus events and to participate in co-curricular activities that take place outside of the residence halls. Commuter students will not be permitted inside the residence areas on campus until further notice. All other common space outside of residence halls is available. Any student using any common space on campus is expected to adhere to the College’s protocols. 

According to the Center for Disease Control, when a person tests positive for COVID-19 they are to self-isolate at home for at least 10 days. Thus, a commuter student who tests positive will not be allowed to return to campus before they have isolated for a minimum of 10 days, and that during those 10 days they had no fever for at least 3 days without the use of medication. Health Services will work with the student on when is the best time to return. Please note that commuter students who are well but have a sick family member at home with COVID-19, or are otherwise exposed to a person infected with COVID-19 should call Health Services for guidance, and follow CDC recommended precautions to stay at home in quarantine for 14 days from when a family member recovers.

 

Dining

Opportunities to gather together and to share a meal are an important part of what makes our campus “home.”  Recognizing both the importance of the campus dining experience and the need to keep members of our community safe we have made the following adjustments to our on-campus dining procedures. 

 

Davison Hall

Advance reservations for entrance to the servery are required in order to limit the number of students in the serving area and maintain 6ft physical distancing. Students must reserve mealtimes in advance and must make reservations online on their phone or laptop through the GET Reservation Davison Hall. When students arrive at Davison, they will need to show the staff member at the door their confirmation before they can enter.  All food purchases will be take-out only, as seating is limited to 125 seats in the dining room with two chairs at each table. 

 

Coffee Shop/Pub

Only online ordering and pick-up will be offered at the Coffee Shop. Students can view the menu and order using the GET Food Coffee Shop. When the order is prepared, students will be notified it is ready for pick-up. Students should plan for Coffee Shop visits to be take-out only, with no gathering or sitting in this facility.  The Pub will remain closed until further notice.

 

Common Ground

Until further notice the Common Ground Cafe in the NHIOP will remain closed.

 

Gallo Café

Hours will remain the same with some additional menu items.  Similar to the Coffee Shop, the menu can be viewed and food ordered for take-out through the GET Food - Gallo Cafe.  

 

Fitness Center

The Spagnuolo Fitness Center is tentatively scheduled to open on August 19, 2020. In order to best promote the health and safety of all facility patrons, new protocols will be implemented, including physical distancing, respacing of fitness equipment, and expanded cleaning and disinfecting of equipment and surfaces. 

Due to capacity limits, online signups are required in 50-minute blocks (to allow for 10 minutes between each session). Additionally, individuals using the fitness center will be expected to adhere to posted guidelines for cleaning and sanitizing. Upon arrival, students will be required to present valid ID and will be screened through a temperature check and health questionnaire. Any individual with symptoms will not be permitted to enter the facility and will be instructed to follow-up with Health Services. 

Masks are mandatory for all students and employees in common areas or when they cannot physically distance.  Employees interacting with other employees or with students are required to wear masks while working.

 

Health Services

Health Services will be open for medical and counseling appointments in person and via telehealth, but will temporarily not be able to accept walk-ins. Call (603) 641-7028 for an appointment.

If students have a mental health concern and need to speak to a counselor after hours, call (603) 641-7000 and ask to speak to the Counselor on Call.

Students should call Health Services, and avoid contact with others, if they develop any of the symptoms listed below:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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Students should call 911 and seek emergency medical care immediately if they experience:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

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Library

Geisel Library is scheduled to open only to SAC Community members on August 3, 2020.  The plan is to provide robust library services while implementing reduced building capacity and other temporary measures to promote community health and well-being - relating to the social pandemic environment and the College’s Community Care Covenant.

The following operational changes will take place:

  • Library homepage will reflect the very latest changes – see link for Library COVID Policies & Services.
  • New traffic patterns have been established, including single-direction front doors, stairwells, book shelving aisles, and service desk areas.
  • Seating (and computer stations) will have a minimum of six-foot spacing, and building-wide has been reduced by at least 60%.
  • ALL floors are now designated “Quiet” to ensure individual silent study.
  • Reference & research consultations will be done virtually & online (physical Reference Desk closed)
  • Sanitation stations will be provided on each floor.
  • Restrooms will be single-user only (Lower Level), with Library staff using other facilities.
  • Facial masks & physical distancing are mandatory for building use, and group-study rooms will not be available.

 

Initial Hours of operation (see Library homepage for very latest)

Monday-Friday          7:30a to 10p

Sat. & Sunday             Noon to 10p

(All times/dates are subject to change and will comply with college requirements.)

Despite the unprecedented conditions, Geisel staff very much looks forward to welcoming students back to campus and/or to Library building & online services.

Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can best serve you!  (See contact options via Library homepage.)

 

Off Campus Food Delivery

In an effort to keep our community safe, delivery from off-campus vendors will be limited and drop off locations have been designated. Food delivery drivers will not be able to enter any campus buildings. There is signage in the residence halls indicating drop off locations for each hall. Delivery drivers are to be notified and met at the following drop off locations.

  • Location #1 – Coffee shop lot with the designated “maintenance vehicle” spots located next to the dumpsters behind the Coffee Shop
  • Location #2 – At the blue light emergency call box in the Baroody Lot next to Sullivan Arena
  • Location #3 – Brady/LLC Drive next to the bollards leading to the walkway of LLC
  • Location #4 – By big rock in the rear of the SBC lot
  • Location #5 – St. Mary’s parking lot
  • Location #6 – Falvey Hall parking lot

 

Print Shop and Copy Center

Print and copy jobs may be emailed as PDFs to Keith Morse at kmorse@anselm.edu

  • Please include specifications and desired pickup date and time.
  • For complex jobs where a mock-up may be needed, please make an appointment to drop off.
  • Appointment windows will be in 15-minute increments.
  • Keith will confirm with you your pickup appointment window. If the time requested is already booked, Keith will propose an alternate pickup appointment window.

Print and copy jobs are available to pick up only during your scheduled appointment window (no walk-ins please).

  • Only come to pick up the job during the confirmed pickup appointment window.
  • The job will be placed on the table in the vestibule of the Print Shop during the pickup appointment window.
  • Please be prompt, as only one person is in the vestibule at a time.
  • To change a scheduled pickup appointment window, please email Keith at kmorse@anselm.edu or call 603-641-7190.

Other Precautions

  • Print Shop and Copy Center services are available by appointment only. This is to ensure appropriate physical distancing and the health and safety of all on campus.
  • Scheduling services by appointment will allow us to employ thorough contact tracing should an infection occur.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the vestibule of the Print Shop.
  • Please use hand sanitizer in the vestibule, wear your mask when inside, and adhere to proper physical distancing guidelines.
  • The vestibule of the Print Shop and Copy Center and all door handles and shared surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • These protocols are subject to change as deemed necessary. We will communicate with you any changes as they are implemented.

 

Recreation/Intramurals

The Department of Athletics is evaluating plans for a phased-in return to recreational and intramural activities for the fall term. This information will be shared with students once plans are finalized.

 

Residential Living

Students will be grouped in communities, or family units, that are a key component of our planning for living on campus. Expectations of residential students during this pandemic can be seen below.  Again, please note, this is not an exhaustive list and subject to change.

  • The College expects all residential students to wear masks outside of their room/apartment, to physically distance themselves from others at least 6 feet, to contact Health Services should you feel ill, to self-isolate if advised to do so and return home (if you live within 200 miles of the campus) should you test COVID-19 positive.
  • Physical Plant will frequently clean high-touch surfaces in residence hall, common areas, which include hallways, doorknobs, keypads, elevators, light switches, handrails, stairwells, kitchens, lounges, common bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
  • Students are expected to clean/wipe down their “footprint” (i.e., anything you touch) upon arrival and departure of these areas, including bathrooms.
  • The College requires all students to pack cleaning supplies for their private bedroom and/or apartment spaces, to ensure the health and safety of all community members.
  • The College expects all students to abide by the updated Visitation/Guest Policy.

 

Bathrooms

A family unit may consist of just two students in a double room, a singular apartment/townhouse, or it may include students on one floor who share a common bathroom. Whatever the family unit’s makeup, students living in these defined spaces will be asked to live together in new ways. They must exercise careful control of how shared spaces are used and maintained, and everything from bathroom use to family unit cleaning must be scheduled and coordinated. 

  • Students on floors with common bathrooms will be asked to develop daily schedules for bathroom use that will limit the number of students in a common bathroom at one time. 
  • Students living in apartments in-unit bathrooms typically arrange bathroom schedules to manage individual use, and this fall will be no different. Apartment roommates are asked to support each other and develop bathroom use and frequent cleaning schedules.

 

Laundry

COVID-19 means that clothing, too, should be kept as clean as possible. The CDC provides recommended guidelines for doing laundry. Those guidelines advise using the warmest water possible, drying items completely, and washing only your own clothes. Towels and sheets should be washed frequently. Students will need to practice physical distancing even while doing laundry. Laundry schedules will need to be developed and maintained to maximize the use of the laundry facilities.

 

Student Center

Come back soon for more information on The Roger and Francine Jean Student Center.

 

Travel Off-Campus

Mitigating risks of infection to our community and safeguarding the health of the entire community depends on compliance to measured protocols. One important element to lessen the introduction of new sources of infection to our community is to limit travel off campus, as much as possible. Any travel off campus should be essential and limited. 

Once the fall semester begins, Saint Anselm College strongly advises students to refrain from extended personal travel, except under exceptional circumstances, until such time as they return home or move elsewhere after the semester has concluded.  Extended personal travel is defined as leaving the campus overnight or engaging in any activity off campus that would increase the risk of COVID-19 exposure. 

Students should refrain from travel over weekends, on holidays or otherwise from the time they arrive at the start of the fall semester until the time they depart at the end of the semester. Attending an off-campus large gathering that does not align with the Community Care Covenant and may be viewed as egregious behavior, as you are taking risks that can impact our community. 

Any off-campus travel related to co-curricular, clubs and organizations, internships, service must have a purposeful and specific reason for travel and must be approved by the sponsoring office/department where oversight falls. Students are expected to abide by the Community Care Covenant.

If students must use public transportation for essential travel off campus, they must adhere to health guidelines. 

College Health Services is an available resource for those who must make a personal trip and wish to discuss whether further measures are required before returning to campus.

 

Vehicles

Students are encouraged to leave their cars at home in order to limit unnecessary travel off-campus travel, especially for the fall semester. Students that must bring cars to campus are required to purchase a semester parking permit prior to bringing their vehicle to campus and are expected to obey all parking rules and regulations.  Students will be able to purchase a spring permit, if they elect to leave their car at home in the fall.


SECTION 4 -  Failure to Comply With College Policies And Procedures:

The College will take every necessary step to ensure the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff, and community members. To this end, students who engage in egregious behavior that places any member of the community at-risk and violates these Policies or the Community Care Covenant during this pandemic period will be found in violation of Article 14 of the published Community Standards relating to Conduct Unbecoming an Anselmian. 

Examples of egregious behavior include, but are not limited to:

  • Intentional violation
  • Refusal to wear a mask
  • Coughing in someone's face
  • Non-compliance with staff directions
  • Hosting a large gathering in a residential space
  • Anyone hosting or attending a “COVID” party/gathering

Sanctions and consequences for violations include, but may not be limited to:

  • Level 1: Monetary fine of $150 and housing probation will be imposed.  (Additional violations of the COVID-19 policy or the Covenant will result in a  suspension of housing privileges for the remainder of the academic year.) 
  • Level 2: Students will have their housing privileges revoked for the remainder of the academic year and will be required to vacate the campus immediately without refund. The College cannot guarantee that courses will not be offered remotely. Students will lose their Housing Lottery privileges and will be assigned housing only after the completion of Housing Lottery. 

The COVID- 19 policies and procedures  have been implemented to promote and sustain the wellness of our community.  The College reserves the right to immediately remove any student not in compliance with any of the policies/protocols stated in this document.

 

Saint Anselm Community Care Covenant:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following community covenant has been adopted. We all live in a close community at Saint Anselm College and we want all Anselmians to stay as healthy as possible. Thus, we are asking that all students, faculty and staff agree to a community covenant.

This covenant includes an expectation (details below) to follow 6 ft. physical distancing in all activities, wear a facial covering when in the presence of others, and to practice frequent handwashing and respiratory hygiene practices, such as coughing and sneezing into arm or elbow. We also highly recommend that all students, faculty and staff to be current in immunizations, including flu shots. While these requests may seem inconvenient to some, the College is committed to implementing the best practices of health and safety on campus.  

Our Anselmian community allows us the opportunity to support, and be supported by one another. This pandemic has further elevated that commitment and need for ongoing grace, compassion, and care. While we are adapting to the conditions created by this COVID-19 environment, and out of care and concern for colleagues and students, we ask that you commit to honoring this Community Care Covenant:

 In order to ensure my own well-being and that of others, I will commit to:

  • Greet without shaking hands;
  • Respect personal space and practice the six-foot physical distancing in public spaces;
  • Practice good hygiene (hand-washing, coughing and sneezing into bend of the arm or tissue);
  • Regularly disinfect my living and work space and personal items;
  • Conduct myself to mitigate the spread of germs on doors, railings, and other high contact areas;
  • Wear a facemask in indoor public spaces on campus and cleanse it regularly;
  • Self-monitor daily and if exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, stay home or in your Residence Hall room and report to healthservices@anselm.edu;
  • Minimize travel off campus and based only on need; and continue to practice good health/hygiene and physically distance when off campus
  • Prioritize virtual or outdoor meetings with physical distancing;
  • Gently remind others to practice these healthy actions for the sake of the community; and extend respect, compassion, and care to self and others.    

 

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