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Alumni Weekend 2019

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Alumni Weekend 2019 Event Lineup

Thursday, May 30

Reunion Society Reception
6–8 pm, Hawthorne Hotel

An exclusive reception for all those who graduated 50 or more years ago, graciously hosted by Claire and Henry Dembowski ’60, ‘62G. 

Friday, May 31

Youth At Risk Conference (YAR)
8 am–5 pm, O’Keefe Complex
Visit to register. This event is $100 per person.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion Dinner
6–11 pm, Hawthorne Hotel
This event is $50 per person. Please specify and make note of your meal choice: Beef, Chicken, Fish or Vegetarian

Celebrating the 50th reunion of the class of 1969.

Saturday, June 1

Global Day of Service

Northeast Arc House Clean-up, Linden St., Salem, Mass. Join fellow Salem State alumni and friends for a wonderful morning supporting the Northeast Arc program. Job site duties will include some light yardwork, landscaping and cleaning up to assist Northeast Arc in the services the provide.

Isaiah 58 Friends Drive Project, 472 Route 111 C4, Hampstead, NH 
Isaiah 58 provides the opportunity for individuals and families in Southern New Hampshire to experience formative change. They work to provide housing alternatives and supportive services for families and individuals in need of adequate housing options. As part of Global Day of Service, alumni will be volunteering as part of the Friendship Drive build project in Salem, NH. No experience necessary!

Habitat for Humanity, Address is TBD, Salisbury, Mass.
Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit builder of affordable homes, founded in 1985, by concerned local citizens who came together as volunteers. They build simple, affordable, comfortable homes in partnership with the families who need them. As part of Global Day of Service, Salem State alumni will be volunteering as part of a build project. 

Community Servings, 18 Marbury Terrace, Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Community Servings is a not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island to individuals and families with critical and chronic illnesses. Space is limited, sign up today!

If you would like to participate in your own community, please email to let us know! Check out the opportunities to volunteer for Global Day of Service.

Campus Shuttle Tours
2–3 pm (general public), 3–4 pm (classes of 1969 and 1989 private tour), Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts (Formerly Mainstage Auditorium)

Hop on our climate-controlled shuttle and take a trip down memory lane with a one-hour tour of campus

Archives Open House
3:30–5:30 pm, Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons – lower level

Jump in the way-back machine and browse through relics and items from the history of the city of Salem and Salem State University

Class of 1989 30th Reunion Reception
4:30–6 pm, Berry Library Lobby, First Floor

Join your classmates for a reception in the lobby of our stunning Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons. Take in a refreshment and snack as you reconnect and reminisce about all your great times at Salem State. Then, join us at POMP19!

Party on McKeown Plaza (POMP)
6–9 pm, McKeown Plaza, North Campus

Celebrating its fifth year, join Viking friends and families for the biggest party of the year. Enjoy food trucks, beer, wine, entertainment and so much more! Purchase your tickets today.

Ticket prices vary, based on date of purchase. 

Sunday, June 2

Jazz Brunch
11 am–1 pm, Marsh Hall Dining Commons, Central Campus
This event is $35 per person. Join us for a delicious brunch and help us congratulate our Alumni Association award recipients for 2019. 


On-campus housing will be available in Atlantic Hall for all of Alumni Weekend for a rate of $50 per person. Linens are a one-time charge of $25 and are not replenished daily. 

For on-campus accommodations, please utilize our housing partner, Capstone, by contacting Debra Melnick by phone at 978.542.7173 or email

The Hawthorne Hotel is the preferred partner for off-campus accommodations with a special rate of $169 per night, plus tax. For all reservations, a two-night minimum is required.

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For access and accommodation information, visit our page on access or email

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