The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership Programs guides students in creating and maintaining successful organizations that are socially responsible, representative of the student body, and that reflect the Saint Anselm College mission.

We are a student-centered office which supports the development of students through positive social, cultural, intellectual, recreational, and leadership experiences.

The office helps create an environment which promotes self-governance, values congruence, and a broader relational understanding of the community in which they live through interactive learning opportunities.

Explore and Get Involved!

The Office of Student Engagement & Leadership Programs coordinates several experiences which engage students in new and fun ways. For more information, contact the office directly by phone at (603) 641-7363.


  • Out Cold

    The Out Cold Program provides students the opportunity to visit area ski resorts at reduced costs. Your fee includes transportation, lift ticket, and a nominal meal voucher at some resorts. Check out one of our trips to Loons Mountain:

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    Hit the slopes in Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont. The best skiing in the east is in our backyard!

  • Outer Limits

    Our 'Outer Limits' program provides the Saint Anselm student body with the opportunity to partake in outdoor, recreational activities that encourage development of the whole student. The program focuses its interest in outdoor activities, teaches risk management skills, helps students strive toward their personal limits, builds and creates leaders, allows students to push beyond their comfort zone, uses the wilderness as a classroom and encourages students to trust themselves and their peers when engaging in activities that are outside of their comfort zone.

    Fall 2017 Events

    • September 9: Paddle boarding/kayak/canoe - Contoocook River ($10)
    • September 23: Adventure/ropes course - Gunstock Mountain ($20)
    • September 30: Hiking - Mount Monadnock ($5)
    • October 14: Hiking - Tower Hill Pond Loop Trail ($5)

    The Saint Anselm College Outer Limits crew tackled the classic Franconia Ridge hike in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

  • Family Weekend

    Family Weekend is held each Fall. Featuring live entertainment, tours and activities, Family Weekend is an enjoyable way to join your Saint Anselm student on campus. Events include live performances by our very own Anselmian Abbey Players, a Family Fun Run/Walk, ice skating, a reception with the president of the college, athletic events, hayrides, and Mass at the Abbey Church. 
    The 2018 Family Weekend will be held October 19th through October 21st. Registration will open in late August- Stay tuned for updates!

  • New Student Orientation

    New Student Orientation (NSO) is a collaborative program that consists of Orientation Part I in June, Orientation Part II in August, and the Transfer Student Orientation in January. In addition, the office helps coordinate the recruitment, selection, and training of over 60 Orientation Leaders (OL's) every year.