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.

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Commencement Program

Honors Convocation, Baccalaureate Mass, and Reception

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

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.

  • Schedule

    Honors Convocation, Baccalaureate Mass, and Reception

    • 2:30 p.m. Graduands with cap and gown 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


    • 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
  • Rain Plan

    If the weather is inclement, Commencement takes place in the Thomas F. Sullivan Arena. Graduands may obtain five tickets, available in the Registrar's Office, starting on Wednesday, May 1, and from 10 a.m. until noon on the morning of Commencement.

  • Parking, Directions and Area Accommodations

    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.

    For local lodging information, please see area accommodations.

  • Live-Stream Available & On-Campus Simulcast

    Live online video will be provided of the Commencement ceremony for those unable to join us on campus. The video will be streamed on Saturday, May 18.

    A simulcast of the ceremonies will be available in the Coffee Shop/Pub, Dana Center, Lower Church and the Perini Lecture Hall of the Goulet Center.

  • Special Hours
      Friday, May 17 Saturday, May 18
    Campus Bookstore 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Coffee Shop 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Gallo Café 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • 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.

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