Fall Open House
Saturday, October 27, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

We invite you and your family to spend a day at Saint Anselm College. Whether you will be visiting for the first time or making a return trip, there's nothing quite like the Hilltop during the fall. You will have the chance to meet many members of our community and can discover Saint A's through academic opportunities, student life, and campus tours. We hope to see you soon!


Advance Registration is now closed, but walk-in's are welcome to attend the Open House and register on-site. Student Greeters will help you find parking and check-in.

Open House Program

For questions or additional information, please contact the Office of Admission at 603-641-7500 or admission@anselm.edu.

Plan Your Day

Check out all that will be offered at our Fall Open House. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Jean Student Center. Students will greet you when you arrive on campus and help you to find parking.

Please note that late arrival and check-in after 11 p.m. will be located in Davison Dining Hall.

  • 9 - 10:30 a.m: Academic Fair

    Carr Center
    Meet with representatives from all of our academic departments. Faculty, staff, and current students will be on hand to provide information about various programs and can answer your questions. Breakfast will be provided.

  • 9 - 10 a.m: Nursing Information Session

    Dana Center for the Humanities, Koonz Theater
    For guests interested in our Nursing program, we invite you to attend an information session, led by Nursing faculty and students. Learn about the major, clinical experiences, and opportunities offered to our BSN graduates. Breakfast will be provided.

    Guests are welcome to attend the Academic Fair following the Information session to speak with other academic departments. 

  • 10:30 a.m: Opening Remarks

    Carr Center
    Saint Anselm community members will welcome you to campus and highlight what makes us so unique. The Open House schedule will also be detailed.

    Eric Nichols: Vice President of Enrollment & Dean of Admission
    Prof. Gary Bouchard: English Department Chair
    Cassie McCue '08: Regional Admission Officer

  • 11:15 am: Anselmian Academics

    Dana Center for the Humanities, Koonz Theatre
    Faculty, staff, and students identify the key components of the Saint Anselm College academic experience. Learn about our outcomes-based core curriculum, internships, and research opportunities.

  • 11:15 a.m. & 12:30 p.m: "And the Anselmians Say...": Student Life

    Jean Student Center Auditorium
    Become an audience member for the Saint Anselm College version of Family Feud! Current students bring the fun and entertainment, acting as contestants while discussing the many aspects of student life here on campus.

    This session will be offered at 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

  • 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m: Lunch

    Join us for lunch in Davison Hall. Enjoy a buffet from our award-winning dining services, including three different types of whoopie pies for dessert!

    Options are available for guests with dietary restrictions.

  • 12:30 p.m: Where History is Made Everyday: Anselmian Politics

    New Hampshire Institute of Politics, West Wing
    Why is the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library one of the most exciting and unique resources offered at our college? Find out why in a discussion with staff and students.

  • 1:45 p.m: Becoming a Hawk: Anselmian Athletics

    Jean Student Center Auditorium
    Meet with student-athletes, coaches, and faculty to discover what it is like to be on one of our Division II varsity teams. NCAA requirements and student-athlete expectations will be covered. 

  • Tours

    We will be offering multiple tours throughout the day:

    Campus Tours
    11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Take a tour of campus with our Admission Ambassadors. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long and will leave from the Campus Green.

    Nursing Lab Tours
    11:15 a.m - 1:15 p.m.
    Explore Gadbois Hall, our nursing facility, with faculty and current students. Tours include a lab simulation.
    Guests with last names A-G: Please attend between 11:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m.
    Guests with last names H-Z: Please attend between 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

    NHIOP Tours
    1:30 - 2:30 p.m,
    Tour the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library with Kevin Harrington Ambassadors. Guides will be available outside the Dana Center to escort guests down to the NHIOP.

  • Elsewhere on Campus

    Abbey Church
    Mass in the Abbey Church will be held at 11:50 a.m.

    The Bookstore, located in the Jean Student Center, will be open from 10 a.m. - 4  p.m.

    Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center
    The Chapel Art Center, located in Alumni Hall, will be open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The following exhibits will be on display: 
    Preparing a Place: Women Modernists from the Chapel Art Center Permanent Collection 
    Farm to Table: The Lucille Davison Collection of Ceramic Cow Creamers.

    Athletics (Go Hawks!)

    • Field Hockey vs. University of New Haven: 1 p.m., Grappone Stadium
    • Volleyball vs. Assumption College: 3 p.m., Stoutenburgh Gymnasium
    • Men's Ice Hockey vs. Babson College: 4 p.m., Sullivan Ice Arena
    • Football vs. Bentley University: 6 p.m., Grappone Stadium
  • Visit Accommodations

    Saint Anselm College aims for all of our guests to have a great experience while on campus. During our Open House, please note the following:

    • Handicap parking is available on campus. Please ask one of our student greeters for options upon arrival.
    • There will be 2 buses and golf carts offering transportation services at various points throughout the day. Bus Stop signs will be placed around campus.
    • Student guides will be available outside of the Dana Center to escort guests to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.
    • Dietary restriction options are available during lunch. Please see a member of dining services for accommodations.

    If you have any questions regarding visit accommodations for the Fall Open House, please contact the office of Admission at 603-641-7500 or admission@anselm.edu.