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First-Year Student Opening Day: Convocation and FYRE

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Please note that this event has already occurred.

First-year students participate in a series of activities on the day prior to classes beginning as part of Opening Day for the university. This day is mandatory for all first-year (freshmen) students.

Opening Day Events Lineup

Convocation Ceremony

10:30-11:30 am | Twohig Gym, O'Keefe Center

First-year students will be officially welcomed to the university by Salem State President John Keenan. It is recommended that students arrive early to this event. First-year students receive their free t-shirts at Convocation! 

First-Year Student Welcome Picnic

11:45 am | North Campus

For first-year students, FYRE facilitators and Convocation participants

Class of 2023 Photo

12:25 pm | North Campus

Join us on North Campus for a Class of 2023 group photo!

First Year Reading Experience (FYRE) Discussion Groups with Faculty

12:45-2 pm | North Campus rooms in Meier Hall and Sullivan Building

Individual classroom assignments for the FYRE discussions will be posted the weekend prior to the event on our website

First-Year Student Ice Cream Social

2-3 pm

Enjoy an ice cream social with fellow first-year students and David Silva, provost/academic vice president. First-year students will receive their free FYE academic planner at this event.

Access and Accommodation 

To request an accommodation for these events, please contact disability services at 978.542.6217 or send an email.

When 3:00pm
Mathew R Chetnik

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

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