Convocation

Convocation 2013

All incoming first year students will be participating in "Opening Day" on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 to celebrate the beginning of the academic year and to prepare for the first day of classes on Wednesday, September 3. Additional information will be emailed to students two weeks before the event, however the schedule for the day is as follows:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
(Fall 2014 schedule will be posted in July 2014)

10:30am

Convocation
Rockett Arena, O'Keefe Center

Join your faculty at the official
welcome to the university and beginning
of the academic year. Keynote speaker Piper Kerman, author of this year's FYRE book, will be speaking along with President Meservey and other representatives from the institution. First year students will all receive their free Salem State University t-shirt at the event. 

Please note that this event is not open to the public. However, you may watch the live stream beginning at 10:30 am on September 3.

11:30am Welcome BBQ
North Campus
Join us for a barbecue lunch with faculty and staff.
12:30pm Class Photo
North Campus
The official class of 2017 photo will be taken - a perfect opportunity to put on your SSU shirt!
12:45pm FYRE Discussion Groups All first year students will meet with their faculty in individual sessions to discuss this year's FYRE book, "Orange is the New Black."  Room assignments will be distributed via email based on your student ID number and posted on the FYRE website.
2pm Viking Connections
Vet's Hall, Campus Center
Join FYE and other staff for "speed-success" workshops on making it through your first year. Fast, fun, and informative, and YOU control the agenda. First year students will receive their free SSU planner at this event.
3:30pm FAB Ice Cream Stand
Campus Center
After a day of mingling and learning, stop by the First Year Advisory Board (FAB) ice cream stand for a quick treat.

 

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