Welcome to Salem State! We hope that you’ll find a home here where you can succeed and graduate!
Orientation is Online for Fall 2021
To prioritize the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, orientation will be held online this summer.
Your successful transition to becoming a Viking is our priority! Our virtual orientation experience will help you gain the essential tools and resources to make new campus connections, register for fall classes, and successfully transition to life at SSU.
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!
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Register for Orientation
Online orientation will be available starting on June 1. Once you've paid your enrollment deposit, you should be able to register for orientation within 48 hours.
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.
Students entering this fall will receive information during online orientation about how to select a seminar for the fall 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.