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Transfer Orientation


Transfer Orientation

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.

Fall 2020 Orientation

Transfer students can attend orientation on June 5, August 5, or August 27, 2020.

(Registration opens in Navigator on February 29. Enrollment deposit required; please allow 48 hours after payment to register.)

First-Year Seminar

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.

Transfer students will select their first-year seminar session at their orientation session. 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

Things to Bring

  • A state or government-issued photo ID to get your ClipperCard, the Salem State student ID.
  • If you have not submitted your final official transcript, an official transcript in a sealed envelope with your final grades and/or degrees.

Parking and Directions

Parking is available on Central Campus next to building 29 on the campus map in the Commuter Spaces marked with a ‘C.’ Central Campus Classroom Building/Bertolon School of Business is building 15 on the campus map. Parking will also be available on Central Campus in the parking lot adjacent to Atlantic Hall, building 21 on the campus map, in the Atlantic student spaces marked with signs that read ‘A’. Find parking and directions. If using GPS, enter 71 Loring Avenue, Salem. MA 01970.

Accommodations and Access

For accommodations and access information, visit or email, or contact disability services at 978.542.6217 or TTY 978.542.7146.

For More Information

If you have any questions about orientation, please contact enrollment management at 978.542.7455 or

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