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First Year Student Orientation


Summer Orientation Dates


Continuing Education (CE) Students

Orientation Checklist

All first-year students are required to attend an orientation program where you will:

  • Register for classes
  • Learn about campus programs and services
  • Meet friends and begin your adventure as a new student

Sign up in Navigator!

Incoming first-year students (freshmen) will select their first-year seminar (required fall course) through Navigator through May 28.  Students will select the “Orientation Tile” and select the seminar they are interested in from what is available.  Seats are limited in each course, so students are encouraged to make their selection early.  Students can find the list of seminars and descriptions online before going to Navigator.

Questions? Contact First Year Experience!


Once you pay your enrollment deposit and sign up for orientation, you can access your Salem State email. To log in, you should use the same username and password as your Navigator account. All orientation details are sent to your Salem State email address within 72 hours of signing up.

Email is the official method of communication at Salem State. We recommend you check your account regularly to ensure you don't miss anything.

Log into your Salem State email

For more information about logging into our student systems, see the student access guide

Need help? Submit a ticket to the IT help desk.

Upon signing up for orientation, you will be placed in an online orientation course that must be completed prior to your scheduled orientation date. Please allow up to 48 hours after signing up to see the course on your Canvas homepage. More information is sent directly to your Salem State email.


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Mailing Address:
352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970

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