January 2015 Transfer Orientation: The Next Step Program


Welcome to Salem State! January transfer orientation--the next step program will be held on Monday, January 12.

All new day transfer students must attend before starting classes. Check-in is at either 8 am or 11 am in the commuter lounge on the first floor of the Ellison Campus Center on North Campus. You will receive a postcard inviting you to attend either the morning or afternoon session. 

During this orientation session you will meet with your academic department chairperson to review your transfer credits and register for your spring 2015 courses. You may prepare by reviewing the program of study information at catalog.salemstate.edu The morning session will end at approximately 1 - 1:30 pm, while the afternoon session will conclude between 4 - 4:30 pm in Meier Hall on North Campus.

Important to do: prior to attending this session, please verify that you can access your Navigator account at navigator.salemstate.edu. If you need assistance, contact the ITS helpdesk at 978.542.2036, option 4.

Things to bring with you: a copy of your transfer credit summary found in Navigator, your completed health and immunization forms for health services, and a state or government issued photo ID to get your ClipperCard, the Salem State student ID. If you are not able to locate the health and immunization forms that were mailed to you, visit salemstate.edu/newstudents. If you wish to apply for an on-campus job, visit salemstate.edu/seo to learn more about the process.

Special Services

To request special accommodations, please contact disability services at 978.542.6217 or TTY 978.542.7146.

For More Information

Questions about orientation may be directed to enrollment management at 978.542.7455 or at orientation@salemstate.edu

For parking and directions, visit salemstate.edu/maps If using GPS, enter 356 Lafayette Street in Salem.

Summer 2015 Transfer Orientation: The Next Step Program

All new day transfer students are required to attend the next step program where you’ll be able to meet with a faculty advisor and register for classes. As a transfer student, we appreciate that you may have already attended an orientation program before. We understand that your needs are likely different now. That’s why we’ve developed the next step program for our new transfer students, to make sure that you’re not only knowledgeable about college but that you’re also savvy about Salem State. 

For transfer students, the next step is the time to review your transfer credits with an advisor in your major and to register for classes. The next step programs are half-day events with an 8 am or 11 am check-in time. Because every activity is important, you should attend the entire session. Check-in for all sessions in is the Ellison Campus Center first floor Commuter Lounge on the North Campus. The morning program will conclude approximately between 1 - 2 pm. The afternoon session will end approximately between 4 - 5 pm.

Students are able to choose the session they would like to attend by signing up via Navigator. Sign up will begin on Monday, March 2, 2015. Confirmations will be sent approximately one week prior to the session you choose.

Navigator is your personal Salem State homepage and allows access to many of the Web-based resources. To log into Navigator for the first time: go to navigator.salemstate.edu and follow the “What’s My User ID?” and “What’s My Password?” links to retrieve your login information.

The next step session dates are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you sign up, the greater your chance of getting your top choice!

The Next Step Program (Transfer Orientation) 


Friday, June 12

  • Friday, August 21
Wednesday, August 26

Check-in for all sessions is in the Ellison Campus Center first floor Commuter Lounge on the North Campus.

First Year Seminar

Transfer students entering with fewer than 15 credits will take a first year seminar as part of their fall academic course load. This three credit required seminar offers students an opportunity to study an interesting and engaging topic with one of Salem State University’s outstanding faculty members. Details regarding the various seminar options will be sent to students along with information on how to register for a particular seminar. If you have questions, contact the first year experience office at 978.542.2618 or firstyearseminar@salemstate.edu

All students will have a transfer orientation fee charged directly to their student account for the next step program.

Special Services

To request special accommodations, please contact disability services at 978.542.6217 or TTY 978.542.7146.

Readmits and Internal Transfers (evening to day)

Please contact the Center for Academic Advising at 978.542.7049.

For More Information

If you have any problems signing up for orientation or have any questions, please contact enrollment management at 978.542.7455 or orientation@salemstate.edu.