Welcome to Salem State! We hope that you’ll find a home here where you can succeed and graduate!
As a new transfer student, we recognize that you’re not a first-year student any longer and as such we’ve designed a different program to welcome you to campus: The Next Step. You may already be college savvy, but this program will help you become Salem State savvy too, focusing on the most essential tasks to get you started.
Salem State University Orientation is going online!
To prioritize the health and well-being of students and staff, orientation has been moved to an online format.
Your successful transition to becoming a Viking is our priority! We are confident that our virtual experience will help you gain the essential tools and resources to achieve your goals, successfully register for fall classes, and begin making new friends and connections.
Our professors, staff, and student leaders are looking forward to seeing you. Please make sure to check your Salem State email regularly for updates and information regarding next steps – we are excited to welcome you to Salem State University!
Orientation sign-ups will be available in Navigator on November 9!
Orientation will be available in Canvas on November 30.
Transfer students entering with fewer than 15 credits will take a first-year seminar as part of their academic course load. This three-credit required seminar offers students an opportunity to study an interesting and engaging topic with one of Salem State University’s outstanding faculty members.
Students entering in January will receive information during online orientation on how to select a seminar for the spring semester.
Details regarding the various seminar options will be sent to students along with information on how to register for a particular seminar. If you have questions, contact the first-year experience office at 978.542.2618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.