Convocation 2013

All incoming first year students are expected to participate in "Opening Day" on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 to celebrate the beginning of the academic year and to prepare for the first day of classes on Wednesday, September 2. Additional information will be emailed to students two weeks before the event, however the schedule for the day is as follows:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


10:30 am

Rockett Arena, O'Keefe Center

Join your faculty at the official
welcome to the university and beginning
of the academic year. 

Keynote speaker Lorenzo Santillan will be talking his experiences as the subject of this year's FYRE book Spare Parts 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 1.

11:45 am Welcome Picnic,
North Campus
Join us for a picnic lunch with faculty and staff.
12:25 pm Class Photo,
North Campus
The official class of 2019 photo will be taken - a perfect opportunity to put on your new Salem State t-shirt!
12:45 pm 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, "Spare Parts". Room assignments will be distributed via email based on your student ID number and posted on the FYRE website.
2-3 pm
Ice Cream Social
Join the Provost (Academic Vice President) for an ice cream social to celebrate the day. First year students will receive their free Salem State planner at this event.


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