The Intercultural Center 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commuter parking is allowed in the following lots:
- Benedict Court Lot: Located behind Benedict Hall.
- Baroody Lot: Located behind Baroody Hall.
- South Lot: Located between south of Lambert Lane and Sullivan Arena.
- Kavanaugh Lot: Located behind Dana Lot. (Except between the "No Parking" signs).
- Kavanaugh Extension Lot: Roadway along the back side of the baseball/football fields, which extends off of the Kavanaugh Lot.
- East Lot (in front of Carr Center) BETWEEN THE COMMUTER PARKING SIGNS ONLY.
Additionally, Commuters are permitted to park in the following lots during the times posted:Between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m.
- Dana Center Lot
- The New Hampshire Institute of Politics Lot
- Faculty/Staff lots
- The West Lot (behind the coffee shop and bookstore)
- Cushing Center Lot
- Goulet Lot
- East Lot (staff section in front of the Carr Center)
- Poisson Lot
- Chapel Arts Lot
- Bernard Court Lot (staff section)
- NHIOP lot (staff section)
- Davison Staff Lots
- Joan of Arc Road Lot (at end of Founder's Green)
- Daley Building Lots
You can also see the Saint Anselm College parking and vehicle registration website for more information.
Thank you to Heather Arsenault (Administrative Assistant in Office of Campus Safety and Security) for working with the Commuter Council and the Intercultural Center on forming this list of commuter parking regulations.
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 Intercultural Center.
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 Intercultural Center.
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, registration can be found on the campus safety website.
The Intercultural Center 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 Intercultural Center at email@example.com. 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. There is also an event calendar updated by the Activities Office in lower level Cushing 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 Intercultural Center. Other options include the Cushing building, or the Intercultural Center itself. The Cushing building is always unlocked and the Intercultural Center 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?
- Intercultural Center (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:
- Go to thepermitstore.com
- Enter "Saint Anselm College" as your "parking destination"
- Select "St Anselm College"
- Select "Apply".
- Agree to the Terms and Conditions
- Login (if you have never bought a permit or forget your password select "Forgot your password? Click Here"
- Verify or enter your information.
- Where it says PIN: enter your Student ID # found on the back of your SAC ID
- Select "Buy"
- And follow the rest of the prompts...
When you get to the receipt page, print the page. Leave this print out on the dashboard of your car to prove you have bought a permit but have not yet received it. When you receive your permit you will have to return to thepermitstore.com to activate it.
To activate your permit
- Return back to thepermitstore.com
- Enter "Saint Anselm College" as your "parking destination"
- Select "St Anselm College"
- Select "Activate"
- Login (if you forget your password select "Forgot your password? Click Here"
- Click "I wish to activate my permit"
- Click "activate"
Parking permits cost $130.00 plus shipping and handling for commuters and residents
"Permits are to be displayed on the driver's side of the vehicle on the side rear window; pickup trucks on the rear windshield on the driver's side of the vehicle. Vehicles that have tinted side windows may place the permit on the lower front windshield on the driver's side. Please remove all expired permits from your vehicle. The permit authorizes the use of the appropriate designated parking facilities only. Failure to activate or properly display the permit is a violation." - Campus Security and Parking
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 Intercultural Center and talk to the professional staff
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Commuter Council Meetings last Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Intercultural Center or as announced.
- Contact SGA (email@example.com). 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 Intercultural Center or as announced. Meetings are open to anyone (residents, commuters, faculty, etc.)
What is the Manchester Bus Schedule?