Commencement Exercises for Class of 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Location: College Quadrangle

Saint Anselm College's 126th Commencement exercises will begin promptly at 11 a.m. on the College Quadrangle, weather permitting. See Rain Plan below for additional information.

Honors Convocation, Baccalaureate Mass, and Reception

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Location: Abbey Church

The Senior Honors Convocation will recognize the academic achievement of individual members of the graduating class. Immediately following the Honors Convocation, Abbot Mark and the Benedictine monks will concelebrate the Baccalaureate Mass. You are cordially invited to participate in this Mass with us to thank God for his many blessings during the past four years. 

Immediately following the Baccalaureate Mass, there will be a reception with light refreshments for families and guests as well as faculty and staff of the College. This reception will be held outside on the college green opposite the Dana Center; however, in the event of inclement weather, it will be held in the Carr Center. 

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Message from the Dean of the College for Parents (PDF/70KB)

Find information about parking, weather plans, dining and bookstore hours, and much more:

  • Schedule


    • 10 a.m., Graduands with cap, gown and hood assemble in the Carr Center.
    • 10:50 a.m., The Academic Procession leaves the Carr Center
    • 11 a.m., Commencement Exercises

    Honors Convocation, Baccalaureate Mass, and Reception

    • 2:30 p.m., Graduands with cap, gown and hood assemble is the Geisel Library. The Faculty and the Benedictine community assemble in Joseph Hall.
    • 3 p.m., Honors Convocation with Baccalaureate Mass immediately following
  • Rain Plan & Tickets

    In the event of inclement weather, Commencement Exercises will be held in the Thomas F. Sullivan Arena with admission of family members and guests by ticket only. We ask that graduands visit the Registrar's Office with their College ID, starting on Wednesday, May 1, to receive five tickets.

    On-campus Simulcast
    The College will also provide, on a first-come, first served basis, access to on-campus simulcast of the Commencement Exercises in the Dana Center, Coffee Shop/Pub, and the Perini Lecture Hall of the Goulet Science Center.

  • Parking, Directions, Lodging & Dining

    Due to the many guests that join us for commencement, please be prepared to walk across campus from outlying parking lots. Staff will be on hand to direct guests to handicapped and general parking lots.

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  • Live-Stream Available

    Live online video will be provided of the Commencement ceremony for those unable to join us on campus.

  • Special Hours

    Please check back for special hours for the Campus Bookstore and Coffee Shop.

  • Handicap Requests

    Families with handicap needs should contact Janet Poirier in the President's Office at

  • Graduate Information

    The cap, gown, and hood are purchased through the campus bookstore. Announcements and invitations to the Commencement Exercises may also be purchased through the campus bookstore. Visit for details.

    Commencement Photos, Inc. will take photographs as each graduand accepts his/her diploma. Only official photographers will be allowed near the platform at that time.