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.
Who is involved?
200 first-year and transfer students; commuter and residential.
- 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 (for residential and commuter students): Thursday, August 29 from 5–9 pm (Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center)
Day of Service (for non-student volunteers, commuter, and residential students): Friday, August 30 from 8 am–4 pm (starts in Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center)
Celebration and Reflection (for non-student volunteers, commuter, and residential students): Friday, August 30 from 5–10 pm (Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center)