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Fall Family Day

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Join current students, parents, families, and the campus community in celebrating the first of three Fall Family Days: Salem State University Fall Family Days September 28, 2019.

View our Fall Family Day lineups for Saturday, October 19 and Saturday, December 3.

Friday, September 27

Gassett After Dark: Blacklight Dodgeball 

8 pm-midnight | Gassett Fitness Center, O’Keefe Complex 

Teams will compete against each other in the glow of blacklight to see who will be the final team standing. Neon t-shirts, neon dodgeballs, shirt paint, body paint, and glow sticks will all be provided, making this a night you won’t want to miss!

The tournament is open to all Salem State students and family members at least 18 years of age with a government-issued photo ID. Join your student on a team or compete on a team of parents and family members against the students. Families must register by Friday, September 14 to participate.

Sponsored by Campus Life and Recreation.

Saturday, September 28

First Year Family Brunch 

11 am | Commons Dining Hall 

All first-year students and families are cordially invited to a special reception in your honor, as we proudly welcome the newest members of the Salem State “family.” Brunch is free for family members, students should bring their ClipperCard with them for this meal.

Field Hockey vs. Fitchburg State 

12 pm | Alumni Field, O’Keefe Sports Complex

Family and Friends Workshops 

Choose from among one of the sessions below. Each of the three workshops are offered twice.


12 pm-12:30 pm or 12:40 pm-1:10 pm | Veterans Hall, Campus Center

Destination Salem will share what makes Salem such an exciting place to live, learn, and play year-round.


12 pm-12:30 pm or 12:40 pm-1:10 pm | Veterans Hall, Campus Center

Find out about the fabulous opportunities to study abroad from our Center for International Education staff members. Learn how to organize your classes and plans to study in another country.


12 pm-12:30 pm or 12:40 pm-1:10 pm | Martin Luther King, Jr. Room, Campus Center

Discover the rich history of Salem, growing from a small colonial village to a modern day city from Professors Nancy Schultz and Dane Morrison, co-authors of the book, “Salem: Place, Myth, and Memory.”

Campus Tours 

12 pm | North Campus Dining Commons 

Tour the campus with our Admissions Ambassadors. Meet at the check-in 
area on the first floor of the North Campus Dining Commons.

Volleyball vs. Bridgewater State

1:00 pm | O’Keefe Sports Complex, Twohig Gym

Glass Studio Demonstrations 

1 pm or 2 pm | Glassworks Studio, Central Campus Enterprise Center 

Have you ever seen glassblowing live? Come to the Glassworks Studio on Central Campus for one of two free demonstrations in the art of glassblowing with art and design professor John Volpacchio. The demo is free but space is limited. Please register online.

Women’s Soccer vs. Worcester State 

3 pm | O’Keefe Sports Complex, Alumni Field

When 3:00pm
Bruce Perry

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