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Welcome to the Anna Maria Family

We are so excited to welcome you to the 2022-23 academic year at Anna Maria! Whether you are a new member of the Anna Maria community, a seasoned AMCAT family, or somewhere in between, we hope that you will stay connected with us throughout the year. As we work together to support your student’s college experience, we hope that you find the resources on this site helpful. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns, and suggestions. AMCAT families – we are here for you, too!

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Athletics

Contact Name: Joe Brady
Title: Director of Athletics
Phone: 508-849-3446
Email: athletics@annamaria.edu

The Anna Maria College community subscribes to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III philosophy and places the highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience on the successful completion of all students’ academic programs and on maintaining balance with their overall athletic experience. Anna Maria views athletics as a core institutional program linked to the College’s mission to educate for personal, professional and global responsibility. Anna Maria seeks to provide its student-athletes with the opportunity, consistent with NCAA Division III values, to grow through academic achievement, to learn through athletic competition and to develop a strong character both on and off the field.

At Anna Maria College, coaches and staff work with student-athletes to help them become successful in academics, responsible campus citizens and athletes who strive to excel at the highest level of Division III athletic competition. To help its student-athletes meet these expectations, the College accepts its responsibility to provide them with high quality athletic administration, coaching, facilities, and academic and student life support. All of this is done within the spirit of the College’s mission and in keeping with the traditions of the Sisters of Saint Anne to provide access to higher education for students of diverse backgrounds and economic means. Anna Maria sponsors 13 varsity sports and two club sports along with additional recreational activities. Anna Maria is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECFC).

Quick Links: Athletics Web Site | Staff Directory | Athletic Schedule | 2022 Homecoming |         Online Store | Contact Us

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Campus Ministry

Contact Name: Kathy Menard
Title: Assistant to Campus Ministry and Coordinator of Community Outreach
Phone: 508-849-3280
Email: Kmenard@annamaria.edu

Campus Ministry focuses on the care of the whole person: spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically as he or she relates to his or her own life and relationship with God. Our goal is to offer opportunities for faith development for all religions through encouraging a personal relationship with God and building a faith community on campus.

Responding to ethical issues and participating in projects that highlight peace and justice in our world are priorities. Campus Ministry programs offer a forum to engage in discussions with faculty, staff, administrators, and students on topics that are relevant to culture and society.

Stay informed by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

Commuter Life

Contact Name: Becky Lindley
Title: Director of Student Activities
Phone: 508-849-3312
Email: rlindley@annamaria.edu or studentlife@annamaria.edu

Commuters are an important part of Anna Maria and we hope that they will find community here while taking classes. There are many resources available for commuters to be successful while on campus. A Commuter Lounge with comfortable seating, a refrigerator and microwave, and TV is available for commuters to enjoy in-between classes and in the evening. Free lockers are available for year-long reservations which are located next to the Commuter Lounge. Commuter Assistants, who are student employees, are experienced commuter students who are available to provide resources and support for the commuter population. These student employees will also run daytime programming for commuter students to enjoy while on campus.

Counseling Center

Contact Name: Lynn Curran, LICSW
Title: Director of Counseling
Phone: (508) 849-3315
Email: lcurran@annamaria.edu or counseling@annamaria.edu

The Counseling Center offers free and confidential mental health services for AMC students. We can address a range of issues, including but not limited to: academic stress, adjustment issues, relationship and/or roommate conflicts. Our clinicians also offer skilled support for anxiety, depression, and other mental health diagnoses. Services are available 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, either in person or via Zoom. We also partner with BetterMynd, a free and confidential tele-therapy platform additionally available to all AMC students. The Counseling Center partners closely with area community services to meet student needs outside the centers scope or require more specialized care. We also regularly collaborate with Residential Life, Student Affairs, Academics, and Athletics to provide psycho-educational programming and events aimed at empowering students to improve their mental health care.

Dining Services

Contact Name: Denis Gagne
Title: General Manager of Dining
Phone: 508-849-3535
Email: dgagne@annamaria.edu

Anna Maria College partners with Sodexo Dining Services to provide a variety of dining options on campus. Resident students receive a meal plan as part of their Room & Board Fees and may select from a variety of meal plan options each year. Commuter students may purchase meal plans through the Student Accounts Office. Once purchased, these are added to the student’s ID card for convenient meal time “swipes”. Additional meals may be purchased throughout the year if needed.

Full-service breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available in the main Dining Hall. One ID swipe provides an “all you care to eat” meal. Downstairs in the Campus Center at the HUB, students have a quick-service alternative with popular options for lunch or dinner. Vegan and gluten-free meals are available, as well as allergy accommodations. Students are encouraged to contact Dining Services directly to discuss any specific dietary needs.

To view FAQs, please visit https://annamaria.sodexomyway.com/my-meal-plan/questions

Dining Hall Hours:                                                        

Monday-Friday:

Breakfast: 7:30AM – 10:00AM
Lunch: 11:30AM – 2:00PM
Dinner: 4:30PM – 7:30PM

Saturday-Sunday:

Weekend Brunch: 11:30AM – 1:00PM
Saturday Dinner (Located in the Hub): 4:30PM – 10:30PM
Sunday Dinner: 4:30PM – 6:30PM

The HUB Hours:

 Monday-Friday:

11:30AM – 10:00PM

Saturday-Sunday:

4:30PM – 10:30PM

Diversity & Inclusion

Contact Name: Sherman Cowan
Title: Director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Phone: 508-849-3396
Email: scowan@annamaria.edu

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) works to promote diversity and inclusion as a core value of Anna Maria College. We strive to create a campus community where all forms of diversity are respected, supported, and accessible; and in which each person is known and accepted for who they are, experiencing a sense of inclusion and belonging. The college is committed to fostering a community where everyone, feels safe, accepted, and valued, and has an equal opportunity to grow and succeed.

Health Services

Contact Name: Chelsea Gould, NP
Title: Clinic Coordinator
Phone: 508-849-3316
Email: healthservices@annamaria.edu

Health Services provides medical care and coordination of healthcare services for all actively enrolled Anna Maria College students when academic semesters are in session. Our hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Students should call our office at 508-849-3315 to schedule an appointment, we usually are able to see them same day. We offer a wide variety of both preventative and urgent care services for most common illnesses and student concerns. Visits and point-of-care testing are provided at no extra cost to students, and students do not need to be enrolled in the school health insurance to use our services. Detailed information about our office, providers, and services offered can be found on our website: https://annamaria.edu/shs

Additionally our office compiles and maintains Massachusetts state required student immunization and health records. Please visit https://annamaria.edu/campus-life/health-counseling/medicat_required-forms/ for specific information.

International Students

Mailroom

Contact Name: David Flick
Title: Mailroom Supervisor
Phone: 508-849-3393
Email: dflick@annamaria.edu

The Anna Maria College Campus mailroom is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Mailroom manages all incoming, outgoing, and interoffice mail for the on campus students, academic and professional staff. Students receive notification via the internal email system of any packages available for pick-up. Packages received via the U.S. Mail, UPS, FEDEX, DHL, Amazon and Lasership are processed as soon as they are received. Small packets received from all carriers that will fit into the Student Center mailboxes will be placed directly into those mailboxes. Students are encouraged to check their mailboxes regularly as no alert messages are sent for mailbox mail.

Students will be assigned a mailbox and access combination by the mailroom staff at the beginning of the fall semester. Returning students should retain their already assigned mailbox and combinations.

Other services available at the Anna Maria Mailroom include:

  • Mail sorting and distribution
  • Posting for first class and bulk mail pieces
  • Interdepartmental mail
  • Packaging and shipping services
  • Postage stamps
  • UPS, FEDEX and Amazon Drop off for student and faculty personal shipping
  • Padded envelopes, mailing envelopes and a selection of boxes are available at no cost
  • All USPS Priority mail envelopes and boxes (“if it fits it ships”) are available

The Mailroom staff looks forward to serving you and appreciate any and all feedback that can improve our service levels.

Residence Life & Student Conduct

Contact Name: Drew Melendez
Title: Director of Residence Life & Student Conduct
Phone: (508) 849-3305
Email: dmelendez@annamaria.edu

The Office of Residence Life & Student Conduct manages the day-to-day operations of our Residence Halls and provides staff support to our residential students through student, graduate, and graduate level staffing. This office helps students through various housing processes including, but not limited to, housing applications, room changes, facilities concerns, housing selection, and move-in/move-out. Our staff also works to connect students with on-campus resources and provide engagement opportunities through sponsored events and programs. You can learn more about our offerings right on the Anna Maria College Residence Life webpage. Our office also works to address all community concerns and conduct violations through the student conduct process. For more information about the student conduct process, please see the Anna Maria College Student Code of Conduct. For questions related to housing or the student conduct process, please email our office at reslife@annamaria.edu.

Student Activities

Contact Name: Becky Lindley
Title: Director of Student Activities
Phone: 508-849-3312
Email: rlindley@annamaria.edu or studentlife@annamaria.edu

The Office of Student Activities supports the majority of the extracurricular opportunities at the College for students to get involved in campus life outside of the classroom. We support all student clubs and organizations on campus that include a variety of academic, identity, and interested based student groups that are open to all students. In addition, our office supports the college Student Government Association which is the student-run governing body on campus. Student Activities also hosts a variety of large scale programs, including the College’s annual Homecoming. To learn more, please visit: https://annamaria.edu/campus-life/activities-clubs/

Student Success Center

Contact Name: Dennis Vanasse
Title: Director of the Student Success Center
Phone: 508 849-3372
Email: dvanasse@annamaria.edu

The Student Success Center/Tutoring provides assistance to all students free of charge in a supportive, information setting. The Center is staffed by professionals, as well as student tutors. In addition to subject-based tutoring, the Center offers study skills workshops to assist all students. Students with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations.

For more information, please visit https://annamaria.edu/campus-life/student-success-center-tutoring/

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I increase my student’s meal plan?

Please contact Student Accounts to add to your student’s meal plan at 508-849-3286 or studentaccounts@annamaria.edu. Once your payment has been processed, the additional meals will be available on your student’s ID. If your student needs a meal right away, they can ask the Dining Services greeter to manually add the meal to their account in the meantime.

My student is struggling (academically/socially etc.). How can we find support?

For academics, professional staff and student tutors are ready to help at the Student Success Center, located in Trinity Hall East, 1st floor.  For questions about academic accommodations, please contact Dennis Vanasse, Director of the Student Success Center, at 508-849-3372 or dvanasse@annamaria.edu. For social and other concerns, the RAs and RDs in your student’s residence hall are a great resource. If additional support is needed, students may contact the Counseling Center at 508-849-3315 to schedule an appointment.  We are here to help!

If my student is in crisis, whom can I call for immediate assistance?

Staff are available on campus in the Health & Counseling Center Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. and may be reached at 508-849-3315. Walk-in appointments are available for both physical and mental health needs. After hours, or if your student is in immediate danger, please call Campus Security at 508-494-9010.

I have a concern about my student’s housing. Whom should I call?

Please contact the Director of Residence Life, Drew Melendez, at 508-849-3305 or dmelendez@annamaria.edu.

I have been unable to reach my student by phone, and I’m worried. Can someone do a wellness check?

Please contact the Director of Residence Life, Drew Melendez, at 508-849-3305 or dmelendez@annamaria.edu.

Whom do I contact for billing questions?

Student Accounts can be reached at 508-849-3286 or studentaccounts@annamaria.edu. Financial Aid can be reached at 508-849-3366 or financialaid@annamaria.edu.

How do I get more involved?

Please complete our Parent/Family Survey to let us know how you’d like to be involved!

Where can I find graduation information?

Graduating students will receive graduation information by email in December, with details and updates in the spring. Families may visit our commencement website at https://annamaria.edu/commencement/ or email us at commencement@annamaria.edu.

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Jessica Eckstrom

Vice President for Student Affairs
Residence Life
(508) 849-3271

Laurie Hickey

Administrative Assistant for Student Success
Student Life
(508) 849-3388