It is fair to say few historical moments will be as momentous to campus life as the outbreak of COVID-19, a global health crisis that led to a decision not seen at Saint Anselm College since the Spanish Flu in 1918. This site will provide updates and resources relating to the College’s response to COVID-19. 


Saint Anselm College’s decisions in response to the global pandemic are guided by the following core principles:

  • To keep the community safe.
  • To do what is right for our students, their parents and families, faculty, staff, and members of the monastery.
  • To maintain the perpetuity of Saint Anselm College.


Recent Updates

An Update on Spring Plans - 10/29/2020

With 22 days until Nov. 20, we are turning attention to the spring semester. While we cannot predict exactly what will happen with Covid-19, it is fully our intent to return to campus. Classes are scheduled to begin Feb. 1, following a phased move-in period...

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Message from President Favazza - 10/09/2020

I am writing today with a brief update on our COVID-19 mitigation efforts. This week’s testing returned four positives out of 696 tests. The four cases were among individuals who had been in close contact with those who tested positive last week. They had been quarantined as part of our contract tracing efforts, and therefore it appears this latest outbreak has not spread beyond the original cluster...

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Message from President Favazza - 10/02/2020

I want to share a brief update on our COVID-19 testing results. As you know, we have significantly increased our testing and by early next week every student will have been tested twice since arriving on campus in August. We also are engaging in faculty and staff testing, and soon all those who are working on campus will be offered a coronavirus test...

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For all updates, please see our College Updates section.