Viking Plunge

Viking Plunge

Welcome Vikings! 

It's time to PLUNGE into your first year! No, we don't mean jump into the ocean (though how lucky are we to have the waterfront just a few blocks away--COOLEST SCHOOL EVER!). Instead we want you to dive into every experience you can. Immerse yourself in the activities, events and culture that is unique to the Salem State University community. This is YOUR first year so make the most of it. 

To help you, a number of offices and student organizations have partnered together to present an amazing schedule of events and activities designed to help you acclimate to the university, meet your fellow classmates and set yourself up for a year of success. And for every event you attend, you will be entered into raffles to earn free books, a meal plan or scholarship for the spring semester as well as other awesome prizes. So JUMP IN: Join the Viking Plunge!

Viking Plunge will be held from Saturday August 29 through Friday September 4, 2015.

To request accommodations, please contact disability services at 978.542.6217 or disability-services@salemstate.edu.

Event Time(s)
Location Sponsor
Saturday August 29
Residence hall move in for
first-year students (see residence life for specific times/location)
8 am-5 pm    Residence Life
University bookstore open 10 am-3 pm    
Welcome BBQ 4:30 pm Marsh Dining Hall Chartwells
Residence hall floor/section
meetings (see your RA for
specific time/location)
    Residence Life
Comedy Night (two showings) 8 and 10 pm Veterans Hall, ECC SGA and RHA
       
Sunday August 30   
University bookstore open 10 am-5 pm    
Brunch 10:30 am-2 pm Marsh Dining Hall Chartwells
Target/Market Basket
shuttles
11 am-3 pm North Campus Pick-up/Drop-off Residence Life
Gassett Fitness Center tours
and registration
12-10 pm Gassett Fitness Center Athletics
3 on 3 Basketball
Tournament
1-5 pm Gassett Fitness Center Athletics
Carnival  2-6 pm  Marsh Quad  RHA
Dinner 4:30-6:30 pm Marsh Dining Hall Chartwells
Maximize Your Buzz
(two showings)
6 and 9 pm Veterans Hall, ECC Counseling and
Health Services

       
Monday August 31
Gassett Fitness Center
tours and registration
6 am-10 pm  Gassett Fitness Center Athletics 
University bookstore open 10 am-5 pm    
Yoga on the Quad
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join Professor Rebecca Rohloff in an hour of guided yoga to center your mind and spirit.  Please bring a blanket, towel, or yoga mat.
9-10 am Berry Library Quad First Year
Experience

Classroom Building Tours
O-Team members will be in the lobbies of the classroom buildings giving tours and handing out building maps to prepare you for your classes
10 am-12 pm Individual classroom buildings First Year
Experience

Campus Service Open Houses
Take part in a self-guided scavenger hunt to find all of our campus resource offices - O-Team members will be at each location giving out information.  Collect all the information sheets and enter the raffle to win prizes!  Maps available from residence hall lobbies, Campus Center lobby, and the FYE Office (100A Meier Hall)
10 am-12 pm See schedule for details First Year
Experience

Brunch 10:30 am-2 pm Marsh Dining Hall Chartwells
Viking Connection Workshops
Download the word document of the schedule HERE or pick up a copy in the FYE Office (Meier 100A), the residence hall front desks, or the Campus Center lobby 
1-4 pm rooms in Meier Hall and Campus Center First Year
Experience

Lawn Games 3:30- 5 pm Berry Library Quad Mapworks
Mural Project
Channel your inner creativity and help FYE design an outdoor inspirational chalk wall mural.  All are invited to join!
4-5 pm Patio next to 100A Meier Hall First Year
Arts Community

Dinner 4:30-7 pm Marsh Dining Hall Chartwells
Intercultural Leadership Program
(ILP) Welcome Dinner (for ILP participants)
5 pm Veterans Hall, Campus Center First Year
Experience

STEP Program Welcome Dinner
(for STEP participants)
5 pm Veterans Hall, Campus Center First Year
Experience

Intramural Expo 6-9 pm Gassett Fitness Center Athletics
Outdoor Movie 9:30 pm Berry Library Quad Residence Life
       
Tuesday September 1   
Gassett Fitness Center
tours and registration
6-10 am Gassett Fitness Center Athletics
University bookstore open 9-10 am, 2-7 pm    
Convocation (mandatory
for all first year students)
Featuring Lorenzo Santillan from Spare Parts
10:30 am Rockett Arena, O'Keefe Sports Complex First Year
Experience

Community Picnic (Lunch) 11:45 am Berry Library Quad First Year
Experience

Class of 2019 Photo 12:25 pm Berry Library Quad First Year
Experience

FYRE (First Year Reading Experience)
Discussion
(mandatory for all
first year students) with faculty
(see www.salemstate.edu/fyre
for info on this year's book selection)
Room assignments for discussion groups are listed HERE [WORD]
12:45 pm Classrooms in Meier and Sullivan Halls First Year
Experience

Meet the Provost Ice Cream Social 2 pm Berry Library Quad Academic Affairs
BEES & Brotherhood
Social/Informational
3 pm   Diversity and
Multicultural Affairs

Superfan Tailgate (Dinner) 4 pm O'Keefe Sports Complex Athletics
Men's Soccer Game 7 pm O'Keefe Sports Complex Athletics
       
Wednesday September 2 - FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Gassett Fitness Center
tours and registration
6 am-10 pm  Gassett Fitness Center Athletics
University bookstore open 8 am-8 pm    
FYE Information Booths 7:30 am-3 pm Meier & Sullivan Hall lobbies First Year
Experience

Information Booths 7:30 am-6 pm Central Classroom Building,
Harrington Building, O'Keefe Complex,
and Berry Library Quad
Enrollment
Management and
Student Life

Voices of the Vikings 5-7 pm Ellison Campus Center lobby Diversity and
Multicultural Affairs

Orientation Reunion/Hypnotist 7 pm Veterans Hall, ECC Student Involvement
and Activities

       
Thursday September 3
Gassett Fitness Center tours and registration 6am-10 pm   Gassett Fitness Center Athletics
University bookstore open 8 am-8 pm    
FYE Information Booths 7:30 am-3 pm Meier & Sullivan Hall lobbies First Year Experience
Information Booths 7:30 am-6 pm  Central Classroom Building,
Harrington Building, O'Keefe Complex,
and Berry Library Quad
Enrollment
Management and Student Life

Student Employment and
Volunteer Fair
3-5 pm Central Campus Classroom
Building lobby
Career Services
Grandma's Third Leg
Improv Show
10 pm   Student Involvement
and Activities

       
Friday September 4
Gassett Fitness Center
tours and registration
6 am-8 pm    Gassett Fitness Center Athletics
University bookstore open 8 am-4 pm    
Information Booths 7:30 am-3 pm   Central Classroom Building,
Harrington Building,
O'Keefe Complex, and
Berry Library Quad
Enrollment
Management and Student Life

ECC After Dark 8 pm Ellison Campus Center (all rooms) Student Involvement
and Activities

       
Saturday September 5
Gassett Fitness Center
tours and registration
9 am-8 pm Gassett Fitness Center Athletics
University bookstore open 10 am-3 pm    
       
University Bookstore Hours
Sunday September 6 closed    
Monday September 7 10 am-5 pm    
Tuesday September 8 8 am-8 pm    
Wednesday September 9 8 am-8 pm    
Thursday September 10 9 am-7 pm    
Friday September 11 9 am-4 pm    
       
Week of Tuesday September 8 - Thursday September 10
Student Organization Open Houses varies see schedule posted in August Student organizations
       
Monday September 14
Student Organization and Involvement Fair 11 am-1 pm Berry Library Quad Student Involvement and Activities