Information for New Students


Welcome to Salem State!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Salem State University! We are glad that you have chosen to be part of our community. The information that you will need to successfully transition to Salem State University is listed below.

Navigator - If you have not yet logged into your student account you should do so right away. Navigator is your personal Salem State homepage and allows you access to many of the Web-based resources. To log into Navigator for the first time: go to and follow the “What’s My User ID?” and “What’s My Password?” links to retrieve your login information.

Submit your non-refundable enrollment and housing deposit (if you are living on campus) online at By depositing now you can secure your seat in class and save a spot for you in our residential halls. All day and transfer students must deposit in order to register for orientation. View instructions on submitting a deposit online (PDF).

Orientation - All first-year and transfer students are required to attend an orientation program. Orientation is your chance to learn about the university, ask questions, register for classes, get to know your fellow classmates, and begin your adventure as a new student! Registration for orientation at For more information, visit

Financial Aid - If you are planning to apply for financial aid for the fall semester, you will need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply online at; Salem State University’s code is 002188. If you are transferring from another institution, please add the school code for Salem State University to your FAFSA.

Tuition bills are available to view at the beginning of January (spring) or July (fall) via Navigator. Sign-up an authorized user (parent/custodian), enroll in direct deposit and make payments online at

Housing - Housing is guaranteed for three consecutive years as long as you continuously live on campus and pay future housing deposits by the specified deadlines.

Move-in policy; required items before you can move in to the residence hall (1+2=ROOM KEY):
1. Pay your balance in full, or be on an approved payment plan and/or have sufficient financial aid to cover your balance (includes completing all aid related items on your To Do List in your Navigator account).

2. Submit a fully completed health form to Counseling and Health Services. Access the requirements and forms at Make sure the documentation has been received by checking the student health portal at

SAVE THE DATES - Spring 2016
Orientation - Tuesday, January 12
Move-in day - Sunday, January 17
First day of classes - Tuesday, January 19

Connect with your classmates! Join the Class of 2020 group page.

Important! Accepted Students Health Information and Insurance

All accepted students must submit immunization and health information, and waive or accept health insurance, before the semester starts.

New Students Health Information Requirements

Health Insurance Requirement 

More resources at your fingertips

Student Accounts (PDF)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Commonwealth Honors Program 

Transfer Credits Equivalencies 

For student laptop information, visit Information Technology Services

Instructions on submitting payments (PDF)

In the meantime, please feel free to contact the admissions office should you have any questions: 978.542.6200 or