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Salem at Sunset

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Whether you live on campus or commute, there's a home for you here.

Take the next steps to enroll.

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All first-year and transfer students are required to attend an orientation program. At your online orientation, you will fill out a class preference survey, become familiar with campus programs and services, and begin your adventure as a new student.

Online orientation will open in June. You don't need to complete the entire course at once! An enrollment deposit is required to register. Please allow 48 hours after payment to register.

Watch this video from FAFSA about how to apply for aid.

Questions? Contact the Student Navigation Center at 978.542.8000 or

All first year students (and transfer students with fewer than 15 credits) will take a first year seminar as part of their academic course load. This three-credit required seminar offers students an opportunity to study an interesting and engaging topic with one of Salem State University’s outstanding faculty members.

After you have registered for an orientation session, you will be directed to the first year seminar selection process in your Navigator account. Students should choose a first year seminar as soon as possible.

If you have questions, contact the first year experience office at 978.542.2618 or email


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