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


  • Family Weekend

    This Program is held each Fall and includes live entertainment, tours, and various activities on campus. 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, a reception with members of the college community, athletic events, evening theatre shows, family brunch, and Mass at the Abbey Church.

    Thank you to all the families that attended Family Weekend 2019. We hope you enjoyed your time with your student. We look forward to seeing you again in the Fall of 2020.  

  • 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 Loon Mountain:

    Spring 2020 dates are not confirmed yet - We hope to attend Loon Mountain and Gunstock Mountain again this season with the hope to add a third trip. Check back for more info in late Fall 2019.

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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 2019 Events

    • Trips and dates are coming soon 
    • Check back for more details

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

  • 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 (OLs) every year.