Commuter Resources

The Multicultural 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 Brian Georges, the Commuter Student Liaison at commuters@anselm.edu

Commuter Newsletter (PDF/762 KB)

  • Parking

    Commuter parking is allowed in the following lots:

    1. Benedict Court Lot: Located behind Benedict Hall.
    2. Baroody Lot: Located behind Baroody Hall.
    3. South Lot: Located between south of Lambert Lane and 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.
    6. 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
    Between 5 p.m. and 2 a.m.
    • 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.

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

    Thank you to Heather Arsenault (Administrative Assistant in Office of Campus Safety and Security) for working with the Commuter Council and the Multicultural Center 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 or as announced at 3pm in the Multicultural Center.


    The next Commuter Council Meeting will be held: October 24th


    Scheduled Commuter Council Meetings for the rest of the academic year will be held: November 28th, January 30th, February 27th, March 20th, and April 24th

    Halloween Movie Night!

    Friday, October 26th Commuter Student Council will be playing Dark Shadows in the Multicultural Center at 5pm. There will be FREE food, candy, and punch. Come enjoy a vampire movie before the Senior Night football game.

    New Commuter Email Address

    A new email address (commuters@anselm.edu) has been made for commuter concerns. Emails sent to the commuter email address will be directed towards the commuter liaison, Brian Ge, the commuter council, and the faculty of the Multicultural Center.

    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, registration can be found on the campus safety website.

    The Multicultural 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 Multicultural Center or commuters@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. 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. Multicultural 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 Multicultural Center. Other options include the Cushing building, or the Multicultural Center itself. The Cushing building is always unlocked and the Multicultural 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 Multicultural Center.

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

    • Multicultural Center (Cushing): Provides a refrigerator, lockers, microwave, sink, and coffee machine that are open for use.
    • Cushing Lobby
    • Davison Hall
    • The ARC (Cushing)
    • Geisel Library
    • Student Activities (Cushing)
    • Meelia Center (Cushing)
    • 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 Multicultural Center and talk to Andrea Griffin
    • Email commuters@anselm.edu
    • Commuter Council Meetings last Wednesday of every month at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Multicultural Center or as announced.
    • Contact SGA (sga@anselm.edu). 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 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Multicultural Center or as announced. Meetings are open to anyone (residents, commuters, faculty, etc.)

    What is the Manchester Bus Schedule?

    See Manchester Transit Authority Website.