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:



Rockett Arena, O'Keefe Center

Join your faculty at the official
welcome to the university and beginning
of the academic year. Keynote speaker Diana Hwang, Founder and Executive Director of the Asian-American Women's Political Initiative, will be speaking about the FYRE book I am Malala 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 2.

11:30am Welcome Picnic
North Campus
Join us for a picnic lunch with faculty and staff.
12:20pm Class Photo
North Campus
The official class of 2018 photo will be taken - a perfect opportunity to put on your new SSU shirt!
12:45pm FYRE Discussion Groups All first year students will meet with their faculty and staff representatives in individual sessions to discuss this year's FYRE book, "I am Malala."  Room assignments will be distributed via email based on your student ID number and posted on the FYRE website.
2pm - 4:40pm
Viking Connections, Campus Center Join FYE and other campus staff for "speed-success" workshops on making it through your first year. Fast, fun, and informative, and YOU control which workshops you choose. First year students will receive their free SSU planner at this event.


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