Welcome to Saint Anselm College!

Orientation Part II for the Class of 2023
Beginning Your Journey
Dates: August 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2019
Students will move in on August 22nd with the help of a team of people representing offices all across campus. They will then have three days filled with fun activities as well as informative sessions on everything they will need to know to start their college journey. Please check back for the Student Orientation Part II Schedule.


Thursday, August 22

Moving In and Getting Settled

Activity Time Details
Orientation Check-In and Residential Student Move-in 9 - 11:30 a.m.

All new residential students must first check in at the Registration tables in order to gain access to the residence halls. Please see registrations locations in PDF schedule based on your housing assignment.

Note: For residential students, move-in begins at 9 a.m. For commuter students and students already moved in, registration begins at 11:30 a.m.

Getting Settled and Exploring Campus 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Students and families are encouraged to explore campus through our scheduled events below and wrap up any last minute details

Complimentary Lunch 10-30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch will be served in Davison Hall
Alumni Family Welcome Reception 11 – 11:45 a.m. Join other students with Saint Anselm family connections for an "all in the family" photo at 11:30 a.m. (Stone Face, outside Davison Hall)

Commuter Students and Family Welcome Reception

12 p.m.

Reception will be held in the Student Government Association Conference (Ground Floor)

Open House at the New Hampshire Institute of Politic

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Come meet the NHIOP staff, view the institute’s exhibit on the N.H. Presidential Primary, and tour this state-of-the-art facility.

Resource Open House at the Roger and Francine Jean Student Center Complex

11:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m.

Visit the following offices for resources and information: Office of Academic Advisement & Freshman Dean, Academic Resource Center, Campus Ministry, Career Development Center, Fr. Jonathan Intercultural Center, Meelia Center for Community Service, Health Services, Student Engagement and Leadership Office, Study Abroad & International Programs Office

Family Mass 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Students and their families are invited to join us for Mass in the Abbey Church.

President's Welcome

3 – 3:20 p.m.

All new students and their families are invited to join the President of the College, Dr. Joseph A. Favazza, as we welcome you into the Saint Anselm community. (Alumni Hall Quad or Sullivan Arena if inclement weather)

Note: Parents, time to say Goodbye. Student Orientation begins at 3:30pm.

Legacy Family Reception

3:30 - 5 p.m.

After the class of 2023 students begin Orientation, Legacy family members are invited to join us to meet & mingle with fellow Alumni. Light refreshments will be served. (Campus Pub)

New Student Orientation Program Begins

Activity Time Details

Team Meeting #1

3:30 – 4:10 p.m

It’s time to meet your classmates and team leaders and get organized for the evening’s activities. Check your move-in envelope for your team assignment. (Alumni Quad)

Academic Citizenship

4:20 – 4:50 p.m.

Dr. Tauna Sisco will discuss what it is and why it matters. (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

Message from Dr. Alicia Finn, Dean of Students

4:50 – 5:20 p.m.

(Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

Team Barbecue Dinner

5:20 – 6:30 p.m.

(Campus Green)

Commuter Student Meeting

6:45 – 8:15 p.m.

(Fr. Jonathan Intercultural Center)

Floor Meetings in Residence Halls

6:45 – 8:15 p.m.

(Residence Halls)


8:30 – 10 p.m. 

PLAYFAIR is a powerful program for campus unity and school spirit. It's the perfect way to make new campus friendships and kick-off your college experience.

Late Night Events

10 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Recreation Night (Carr Center)
Kick-ball, basketball, floor hockey, volley ball, etc.

Karaoke (Coffee Shop)
Trivia Challenge (Pub)
Bring your meal card and have a snack.

Friday, August 23

Activity Time Details

Breakfast with Your Team

8 – 9:15 a.m.

(Davison Hall)

Department Meetings

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

To better understand the curriculum and key academic policies, students will meet with the chairperson/faculty of their declared major. Undeclared majors will meet with an advisor from the undeclared advising team.

Living in an Inclusive Community

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Faculty members and administrators will discuss what it means to live in an inclusive and diverse community (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

Lunch with your Team

11:45 – 1:15 p.m.

(Davison Hall)

An Invitation to Community Engagement

1:15 p.m.

Nicole Lora, Assistant Director of the Meelia Center for Community Engagement (Davison Hall)

Brian Maguire Day of Service

1:15 – 4:30 p.m.

This is an opportunity for new students to learn about and engage with the Manchester community. It is also an introduction to the ethic of service at Saint Anselm College.

Dinner with Your Team

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

(Davison Hall)

Being Anselmian: The Individual, The Community and The Divine

7:30 – 8:05 p.m.

(Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

The Library: Geisel Library

8:05 - 8:15 p.m.

Based on humor from the hit comedy “The Office,” this documentary takes you on a hilarious tour of Saint Anselm College’s Geisel Library (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

Michael Kent: Comedian, Magician

8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

In a style reminiscent of a late-night talk show, Michael invites the audience to laugh with him at the absurdity of a modern-day magician (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

Late Night Events

10 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Movie Night: Aladdin (2019)
(Roger & Francine Jean Student Center Complex, Auditorium) Starts at 9:45pm

Recreation Night (Carr Center)
Kick-ball, basketball, floor hockey, volley ball, etc.

Karaoke (Coffee Shop)
Open until midnight. Bring your meal card and have a snack.

Saturday, August 24

Activity Time Details

Breakfast with Your Team

8 – 9:15 a.m.

(Davison Hall)

Maximize Your Buzz

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

(Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

Ok2Discuss: Title IX

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

(Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

Reflections / Breakout Sessions

11:40 – 12:20 p.m.

(Assigned areas/classrooms)

Class Picture

12:30 – 12:45 p.m.

(Grappone Stadium)

Lunch with Your Team

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

(Davison Hall)

Open time - Get Settled and Get Ready

2:00 p.m.

Get last minute things before classes start - Busses to Target and Lowe’s will be picking up next to the Dana Center.

Get a workout in at the Fitness Center in Carr.

Watch open practices of the Hawks Varsity Fall Sport Teams. (Athletic Fields)

Get ready for the Class Banquet!

Class of 2023 Banquet

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the "official" start of the academic year! Watch the raising of the Class of 2023 banner, and receive your class pin. The banquet will provide an opportunity for you to dress up and socialize with your new classmates. The President of the College will address the class. (Semi-formal attire required.) (Davison Hall)

Anselmian Blessing and Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2023

7:30 p.m.

Join fellow students for a candlelight ceremony to bless and induct the Class of 2023 into the Anselmian community. Come to receive the blessing, light a candle at the Grotto, be inducted into our community, and receive your official Anselmian bracelet. (Campus Green, Grotto)

Hypnotist Paul Ramsay

7:30 p.m.

Hypnotist Paul Ramsay will keep you laughing as he takes you on a journey into the mind. (Dana Center, Koonz Theatre)

Class of 2023 Dance

10 p.m. – 12 a.m.

(Roger & Francine Jean Center Complex, Event Space)

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