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

Take the next steps to enroll.

View our list of FAQs.

All first-year and transfer students are required to attend an orientation program. At orientation, you will register for classes, meet new classmates, become familiar with campus, and begin your adventure as a new student.

Orientation is mandatory for all new students. An enrollment deposit is required to register. Please allow 48 hours after payment to register.

  • Create a Federal Student Aid ID at
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Salem State's school code is 002188. 
  • We will notify you via email once we receive your FAFSA and if you are missing any documents. You can also check your Navigator account for "to do" items.

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

Once you have paid your enrollment deposit, you can access your SSU email. Access your Salem State email through Outlook in Office 365. Log in and use the same username and password as your Navigator account.

Email is the official method of communication at Salem State, therefore you are expected to check your account regularly.

Need help? Contact the IT help desk for assistance at 978.542.2036 or


  • A student and staff member in the Student Navigation Center.


    Visit your personal Salem State homepage.
  • A Salem State student on his laptop.


    Access your SSU email after you pay your deposit.
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