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Sophomore Splash

Calling all second-year Vikings: Start your second year with a splash! Since you were not able to have your own Viking Plunge last year, we wanted to make sure you still had an amazing start to your second year.

Sophomore Splash is a week of events designed to prepare you for your second year and first time on campus at Salem State. Get ready to reconnect with friends and plunge into new experiences on campus.

For every event you attend, you will be entered into our raffle, so make sure to RSVP for each one below!


Sunday, August 29, 2021

Movie on the Quad

Grab your popcorn, soda, and blanket and join us for this year’s Movie on the Quad, “In the Heights.”

Monday, August 30, 2021

Salsa and Slushies Dance Party

Vikings, no need to go to the club! We bring the club to you! There simply isn’t a more exciting, interactive, diverse, and educational form of entertainment than our Salsa dance party.

Join professional Latin dancers who have taught in more than 800 cities around the world. They will teach various international styles of Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. You will learn the cultural roots of the dances and have the time of your life! Plus enjoy your favorite snack: you guessed it, Salsa!


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Classroom Tours

Have you seen the undergrown tunnels? Gone to the Gassett Fitness Center yet? Seen the study carrels in Central Building? See them for yourself during our classroom tours!

  • 10 am-12 pm or 2-4 pm, Meet outside Ellison Campus Center
  • RSVP now

Consent and Bystander Intervention: A Refresher

This refresher course goes live on Tuesday, August 31, and is required for all returning sophomore students. We encourage you to complete it on August 31, but the final due date is September 30.


Big Prize Bingo

  • Think you have what it takes to win big? Join other SSU Vikings for a night of BINGO as Campus Life & Recreation hosts this annual event. Register today!
  • 8-10 pm, Vets Hall
  • RSVP now


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

SuperFan Tailgate

  • Join us 4-9 pm at the O’Keefe Complex for fun activities and food before supporting our varsity SSU Athletics teams:
    • Men’s soccer at 4 pm
    • Women’s soccer at 7 pm
  • Cleared CoVerified badge and ClipperCard required for entry.
  • For more information, please contact

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Coloring and Coffee

Need to both power up and chill out before the start of classes? Join us for Coloring and Coffee. Grab a cup of caffeine before your first class and color away the stress of your first day of classes.

  • 8-10 am inside the Ellison Campus Center lobby

Yoga and Art

Ready to get creative in a relaxing environment? Join us for Yoga and Art!

Please bring your own yoga mat. We will supply the art materials. We have supplies for the first 50 participants, so make sure you RSVP below!

We have a tentative rain location, but this event may be cancelled due to inclement weather, so please make sure to check your SSU email for event updates.

  • 5-6:30 pm on the North Campus Quad
  • RSVP now

iSpy Salem State

Are you up for a little challenge? Join us for a campus-wide iSpy challenge.

  • This event is moving online due to incoming inclement weather.
  • RSVP now



Join us for the Super Smash Bros Tournament! Test your skills against fellow SSU students for a shot at first place! All skill levels are welcome, and the tournament will be double elimination.


Friday, September 3, 2021

Friday Fest!

Join us in closing out our first week with Friday Fest! Grab some food from one of our popular food trucks, get your picture taken with the SuperFan, and enter to win some fabulous prizes!

  • 11 am-2 pm on North Campus Quad and McKeown Plaza
  • RSVP now


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Employment and Enjoyment Fair

Looking for a part-time job or internship? What to get involved and join a student organization on-campus? Check out the inaugural Employment and Enjoyment Fair, hosted by LEAD and Career Services! Opportunities are offered both virtually and on campus.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Sophomore Service Saturday

Are you interested in engaging with your community, being a change-maker, and make a difference in the world? Join 100 of your peers for a day of service in the greater North Shore area.


And more!

Social Media Challenge: #paintthetownorange

  • Join our new student social media challenge, #paintthetownorange.
  • More information coming soon!
Amy Carmack
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