Commuter Resources

The Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion is responsible for providing support services and effective communication to commuter students to facilitate their success and connection to the Saint Anselm Community. Programs and events are planned throughout the year to improve the experience of commuter students at Saint Anselm College. Commuters are encouraged to send questions, comments and.or concerns to the Intercultural Center at interculturalcenter@anselm.edu.

 

  • Parking

    All commuters are required to purchase a parking permit prior to bringing their vehicle to campus and are expected to obey all parking rules and regulations. Students must purchase a new permit every academic year.  Parking permits are available only online. Your student ID# and Saint Anselm College email address are required for all transactions.

    Commuters are an integral part of our community.  They are afforded parking which may or may not be in closer proximity to areas due to their unique nature and frequent comings and goings throughout the day.  Commuters may park in the Dana Lot which is for Faculty/Staff and Commuters. They may also use the Baroody Lot, the Kavanaugh and Kavanaugh Extension Lots, in addition to the South Lot.  They may not use the Father Bernard Court Lot, the Visitor Lot or any of the designated Faculty Staff Lots. Please respect those parking areas and do not encroach on those spaces.

    Commuter parking is allowed in the following lots:

    1. Dana Lot: Located outside the Dana Center.
    2. Baroody Lot: Located behind Baroody Hall.
    3. South Lot: Located behind Sullivan Arena.
    4. Kavanaugh Lot: Located behind Dana Lot. (Except between the "No Parking" signs).
    5. Kavanaugh Extension Lot: Roadway along the back side of the baseball/football fields, which extends off of the Kavanaugh Lot. 

    Review the complete Saint Anselm College Parking Rules and Regulations »

    If you have further parking questions or concerns, please feel free to email interculturalcenter@anselm.edu.

    Thank you to Heather Arsenault, Administrative Assistant in the Office of Campus Safety and Security, for working with the Commuter Council and the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion on forming this list of commuter parking regulations.

  • Commuter News

    Walking Path

    Thanks to SGA and Campus Security the gate between Grappone Stadium (the football field) and Sullivan Park (the baseball field) is now always open to provide a faster walk-way from the Kavanaugh Extension Lot to the academic buildings until another more permanent parking situation is decided.

    Commuter Council Meetings

    Commuter Council Meetings will be held on the last Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m. in the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion.

    Annual Commuter Events!

    • Welcome Back Breakfast in September
    • Commuter Appreciation Week in October
    • Joe n' Go in November
    • Hot Cocoa Bar in December
    • Welcome Back Breakfast in January
    • Free Commuter Lunch in February
    • Coffee and Pastries in March
    • Commuter Appreciation Week in April

    Commuter Appreciation Week is held once a semester to acknowledge the extra effort commuter students make to come to campus each day.

    All events are free and are held in the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion.

    Inclement Weather

    With the weather changing it is important to be aware of the services SAC offers to students that travel to campus. Weather related campus closings are posted on WMUR and WZID (radio 95.7) with the other school closings. Campus Safety and Security also offers an emergency texting service. In the case of a campus emergency or weather related campus closing a text message will be sent out with the information to every that has registered for the service.

    This is a free service. Sign up today »

    The Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion also offers the Host-A-Hawk program for commuters that make it school but do not feel comfortable traveling home. Students on campus have volunteered to allow commuters to stay with them for the night. If you are interested in finding a host, contact the Center for Intercultural learning and Inclusion at interculturalcenter@anselm.edu. If you do stay overnight, be sure to be aware of the time restricted parking lots.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I find out about what's happening on campus?

    Many events on campus are promoted through campus email and posters/flyers on campus and an online event calendar.

    How will I know if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather?

    Weather related campus closings are posted on WMUR and WZID (radio 95.7) with the other school closings. Campus Safety and Security also offers an emergency texting service. In the case of a campus emergency or weather related campus closing a text message will be sent out with the information to every that has registered for the service. This is a free service.

    What if I do not feel comfortable driving home after I have already gotten to school?

    First check with friends. Many students are more than willing to have you stay the night. Intercultural center offers the Host-a-Hawk program. Students on campus have volunteered to allow commuters to stay with them for the night. If you are interested in finding a host, contact the center for Intercultural Learnign and Inclusion. Other options include the Roger and Francine Jean Student Center, or the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion itself. The Roger and Francine Jean Student Center building is always unlocked and the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion is open every school night.

    What is Host-a-Hawk?

    If you are on campus and do not want to drive home during a snowstorm. Students on campus have volunteered to allow commuters to stay with them for the night. If you are interested in finding a host, contact the Intercultural Center.

    Where is a good place to study and/or hangout?

    • The Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion (Roger and Francine Jean Student Center Complex): Provides a refrigerator, lockers, microwave, sink, and coffee machine that are open for use.
    • Roger and Francine Jean Student Center Complex
    • Davison Hall
    • The ARC (Roger and Francine Jean Student Center Complex)
    • Geisel Library
    • Student Activities (Roger and Francine Jean Student Center Complex)
    • Meelia Center (Roger and Francine Jean Student Center Complex)
    • Reading Room (Goulet)
    • Coffee Shop

    What if I am sick or need medical attention?

    All students are encouraged to see help in Health Services if they are sick or need medical attention. If there is an emergency please dial 911.

    Why won't my Student ID card let me into any of the residence halls?

    Only residents of the residence halls have admission into their specific hall. Commuters do not have admission into any residence hall since they are not residents.

    Will someone escort me to my car?

    "Campus Safety and Security officers will provide an escort from remote lots to dormitories for female students who are uncomfortable walking on campus late at night." - Student Handbook

    How do I buy a parking permit? How much does it cost? Where should I stick it?

    To buy a commuter permit:

    • Navigate to the Permit Portal
    • Enter "Saint Anselm College" as your "parking destination"
    • Enter all pertinent information
    • Take care to ensure motor vehicle registration (license plate) info is accurate. Failure to properly enter correct information for a vehicle will result in an invalid permit and subject to ticketing/towing at the owner’s expense. 
    • Acknowledge and accept the rules and regulations
    • A credit card is required to complete the purchase
    • Upon completion the applicant must print the temporary permit which can be displayed on the vehicle dash until the actual permit arrives by mail. 
    • Upon receipt of that permit, the decal should be placed on the driver’s side rear window. Vehicles with heavily tinted windows must affix the permit to the lower front driver’s side windshield area.
    • Remove expired permits from the vehicle.
    • Parking permits cost $150.00 plus $5.50 shipping and handling for commuters and residents.
      Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Campus Safety at 603-641-7260.

    Are there any meal plans designed for commuter students?

    You can put money on your ID card to use in Davison Hall, the Coffee Shop or Common Grounds Café (in NHIOP). You can add money to your account in Davison Hall or the Business Office.

    Who can I talk to about commuter issues?

    • Please come to the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion and talk to the professional staff
    • Email interculturalcenter@anselm.edu
    • Commuter Council Meetings last Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Intercultural Center or as announced.
    • Contact Student Government Association (SGA). It is very important to SGA that commuters have a voice on campus.

    When are Commuter Council Meetings?

    The last Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion or as announced. Meetings are open to anyone (residents, commuters, faculty, etc.)

    What is the Manchester Bus Schedule?

    Visit Manchester Transit Authority Website »