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Coronavirus Update

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the university has transitioned to remote status until Monday, April 13. Professional advisors will still be available to meet with students virtually through Zoom, email or by telephone. If you need to reach a professional advisor please email from your student email account (if appropriate) and a staff member will reach out to you either by phone or email to make arrangements.


Academic Advising Overview

Academic advising is the foundation upon which a student develops his or her academic program. Through academic advising, students identify and explore the educational opportunities available at Salem State. Meeting regularly with an advisor, students plan their programs, complete degree requirements and benefit from a mentor/mentee relationship with a member of the faculty or the academic advising center professional staff.

Advisor Assignments

Day Students

If you are a day student, you'll be assigned a faculty advisor in your major. If you have an undeclared major, you'll be assigned a faculty advisor through the interdisciplinary studies department. Day students should make an appointment with their faculty advisors whenever it seems necessary, but at least twice a semester. One of these appointments should be just prior to upcoming registration periods.

Evening Students

Evening students should meet with a professional advisor in the Center for Academic Advising whenever necessary, but at least upon the completion of each 15 credits towards your degree. If you have any questions, please call 978.542.7049 to speak to an advisor or email Academic Advising to make an appointment.

Hours and Availability

Monday–Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm


Frederick E. Berry Library
Learning Commons, first floor 
North Campus

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