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2019 First Year Day of Service

Moving Forward, Giving Back: Salem State's First Year Day of Service

Sponsored by St. Jean's Credit Union and Salem Rotary Club

Are you interested in engaging with your community? Would you like to be a change-maker, someone who wants to make a difference in the world? Are you excited to start your college experience?

Join 200 of your new classmates, the Center for Civic Engagement, first year experience, current students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community organizations for a day of service in the greater Salem area. Be part of this special cohort of new students who want to make a lasting and impactful connection in our community.

Learn more about the First Year Day of Service experience!

Who is involved?

200 first-year and transfer students; commuter and residential. 

Why participate?

  • Make lasting connections with your new classmates and the community
  • Get to know and engage with the greater Salem community
  • Start your college experience two days early
  • Be part of a special cohort of new students
  • Feel connected, engaged and accomplished

When is the First Year Day of Service?

Move-In (for residential students): Thursday, August 29 from 12–3 pm (individual residence halls)

Welcome Event: Thursday, August 29 from 5–9 pm (Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center)

Day of Service: Friday, August 30 from 8 am–4 pm (starts in Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center)

Celebration and Reflection: Friday, August 30 from 5–10 pm (Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center)

How do I sign up?

Registration for the fall 2019 Day of Service will open on June 25 at 9 am and will be available via SurveyMonkey.

Contact Us


Access and Accommodation

To request an accommodation for this event, please contact disability services at 978.542.6217 or by email.

When 10:00pm
Franklin Chilaka

For access and accommodation information, visit or email

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