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
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
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
Mathew R Chetnik