Family and Friends Weekend 2011

Wicked Weekend 2011

Friday, October 21 – Saturday, October 22



Friday, October 21


Enjoy a night with psychic madman, Jim Karol

8 pm

Marsh Hall Dining Commons


Jim Karol is an extraordinary memory and psychic entertainer. He has been seen by millions from his appearances on NBC’s Phenomenon, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Ellen Show, the TODAY Show, Howard Stern, Fox News, CNN News and numerous other television and news programs. Jim possesses and extreme intuitive ability that has led many people to believe that he can actually READ MINDS.

Come check out this event and see for yourself!


Rocky Horror Picture Show

9:30 pm

Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center

$2 for Salem State students, $5 for general public

All tickets can be purchased at the door.





First Year Families Reception

10 am

Marsh Hall Dining Commons


All first year students and families are cordially invited to a special reception in your honor. The student life staff proudly welcomes the newest members of the Salem State University “family,” as we celebrate the success of this year’s freshman class with a few fun surprises.

To RSVP for this reception, click here by October 14. This reception is for first year families. In case of inclement weather, the First Year Families Reception will be moved to the Apparatus Gymnasium, O’Keefe Center.


Family and Friends

Spooktacular Carnival

10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Central Campus, Marsh Hall Grounds

The carnival will include musical performances, novelty attractions, arts and crafts, food, games, and much more. Students, family, friends, and alumni are invited to enjoy the entertainment, as well as, interact with faculty, staff and student leaders to learn more about our many services and opportunities on campus. The event will be held outside at Central Campus.

In case of inclement weather the Family and Friends Carnival will be moved to the Twohig Gymnasium, O’Keefe Center.


Arts Festival

During Family and Friends Carnival

Central Campus, Marsh Hall Grounds

Hear live music, view beautiful artwork and hear creative poetry from our current Salem State community and alumni.


Parent and Family Association


10:30 – 11 am

Marsh Conference Center, Room 204

Interested in becoming involved at Salem State University? Come to this session to brainstorm how this association can further assist in planning events for parents and families.


Family and Friends Barbeque

12:30 pm

Marsh Hall Grounds

Enjoy an old-fashioned lunchtime barbeque complete with hot dogs and hamburgers while participating in all of the day’s festivities. To order tickets, visit the Family and Friends webpage. Sponsored by the Salem State Alumni Association.

In case of inclement weather the Alumni and Friends Barbeque will be moved to the Apparatus Gymnasium, O’Keefe Center.


Men’s Soccer

Salem State University vs. Worcester State University

1 pm

Alumni Field, O’Keefe Center


Our Lady of 121st Street

by Stephen Adly Guirgis

October 20-22, 7:30 pm & October 23, 2 pm

Callan Studio Theatre

$15 General / $10 Students and Seniors

Free with Salem State student ID

Tickets: or 978.542.7555


Rocky Horror Picture Show

9:30 pm

Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center

$2 for Salem State Students, $5 for general public

All tickets can be purchased at the door


Family and Friends Visit Salem

Downtown Salem

Receive half price admission to the Salem Wax Museum, Salem Witch Village and Frankenstein Laboratory. Just show this brochure during Family and Friends Weekend.



$10 – Barbeque and Carnival


Salem State students may use their meal plan and children under 10 free


You may purchase tickets by going to Purchase your tickets by October 17. Please check-in at the welcome booth located in the Marsh Hall conference area to get your tickets and event schedule.

All events are free unless specified.



To request an accommodation for any of these events, please contact disability services at 978.542.6217, TTY 978.542.7146, Video Phone 866.881.7097 by October 11.

For more information about Friends and Family Weekend, please contact, call 978.542.6506 or, like us at Family and Friends Weekend on Facebook.


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