Welcome to your first year at Salem State University!
FIRSTS MATTER! As an incoming student, we are excited that you have chosen to join the Salem State University community and want to make sure you have access to the resources and support you will need to successfully navigate the transition from high school to university life. We encourage you to take advantage of the numerous opportunities available to you at the university: challenge yourself to try something new, step outside your comfort zone, ask questions, and share your experiences with us so that we can improve our offerings for future students.
Your first-year experience will lay the foundation for your continued success in academic, intellectual, social, and civic endeavors throughout your undergraduate career. Think about joining FAB, The First-Year Advisory Board which coordinates social activities and makes recommendations to improve the first year at the university. Achieve a 3.5 GPA for your fall semester and join Alpha Lambda Delta, the national first year honor society. Attend one of our Student Success Series programs to gain valuable skills to be more successful in the classroom and beyond. Or just stop by our office (Meier Hall, 115) if you need assistance with anything.
FYE at the Career Fair: All first year students are invited to join the first year experience staff and mentors at the annual Career Fair on Monday March 24 from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm in the Gassett Gym, O'Keefe Center. FYE will be giving tours of the fair to first year students so that you can begin to understand the process and make connections with employers (for future internships and jobs). It is NEVER too early to understand what to expect. All first year students who attend and particpiate in a 15 minute tour will be entered into a raffle to win gift cards.
CONGRATULATIONS to the 175 first year and new transfer students being inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, the national first year honor society. We are proud of your achievements this past fall.
Stop by the FYE office in Meier 115 if you have any questions. Also check out our FYE newsletter [PDF] for some great tips on making your transition to Salem State a positive one.
Please do not hesitate to call on us if you have any questions or concerns--and like our Facebook page: First Year Success at Salem State. It's a great resource where you can ask questions, learn some new tips for success, and stay connected throughout your first year!
Director, first year experience
First Year philosophy
Salem State University is committed to ensuring a first-year student experience that facilitates the transition from high school to college and that actively encourages students' involvement in the entire range of opportunities available in the college community. The first year experience will lay the foundation for student success in academic, intellectual, social, and civic endeavors in not only the student's first year but in each year until graduation.
We want your feedback
Using the feedback form, we invite you to tell us about your experiences, whether as a first-year student, a parent or guardian of a first-year student, or as a faculty, staff member or administrator involved in assisting students succeed during their first year at Salem State. If you wish to be contacted directly about your comments, please provide a contact email address or phone number in the fields provided and someone will be in touch with as soon as possible.