Fall Orientation 2015

Welcome to our new Class of 2019 and to our new transfer students!  One of the most exciting journeys of your life - your undergraduate experience - is about to begin, and we are thrilled that you have chosen to attend Salem!  Our faculty, staff, and students look forward to meeting you in August. One group that is particularly excited to meet you is the Orientation team!

Orientation at Salem is a four day introduction to the Salem community, including academics and social life! During orientation, you will meet your Orientation leaders, your academic advisor, and the rest of the rest of the administration of Salem.  You will register for your fall courses, enjoy a community building retreat with your class, and experience some favorite Salem traditions.  By the time classes begin, we trust that you will feel settled and welcomed as a Salem sister!

Orientation Schedule, Fall 2015

SATURDAY, August 22

8:00 am – 11:15 pm

Residential Student Move-In

Bahnson Lawn

ID Cards and Vehicle Registration

Student Center

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Financial Aid & Business Offices Open

Lehman Hall

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Salem College Bookstore Open

Student Center

11:30 pm – 12:15 pm

Off Campus Student Check-In

Bahnson Lawn

ID Cards and Vehicle Registration

Student Center

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch for Students and Families Clewell residents only

Corrin Hall Refectory

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch for Students and Families All other students and families

Corrin Hall Refectory

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

President’s Welcome & Staff Introductions

Hanes Auditorium

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

New Student Orientation Groups

Various Locations

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Families Depart Campus

Residence Halls

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dinner with Orientation Groups

Corrin Hall Refectory

6:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Class of 2019 Picture Make sure to wear your class shirt!

Main Hall

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Student Life at Salem”

Hanes Auditorium

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Residence Hall Meetings

Residence Hall Lobbies

SUNDAY, August 23

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Moravian Traditions Breakfast

Student Center Plaza

10:30 am– 11:30 am

Traditional Moravian Lovefeast

Shirley Recital Hall

11:30 am – 12:30 pm


Corrin Hall Refectory

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Faith, Religion & College Life (Optional)

Club Dining Room

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Old Salem Tours

Salem Square

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

College Life Session

Fine Arts Center

4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Food Truck Carnival

Academy Soccer Field

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Diversity Monologues

May Dell

MONDAY, August 24

8:00 am – 9:00 am


Corrin Hall Refectory

9:00 am – 11:00 am

First Year Signature Seminar Session

Student Center Plaza

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

First Year Advising Appointments

Various Classrooms

11:30 am – 1:00 pm


Corrin Hall Refectory

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dinner & Spiritual Life Fair

May Dell (Rain: Refectory)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A Night of Tradition Nice attire encouraged

May Dell (Rain: Hanes)

TUESDAY, August 25

8:00 am – 9:00 am


Corrin Hall Refectory

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Yoga on the Square (Optional) Bring towel or mat

Salem Square (Rain: Bryant Hall)

9:00 am – 10:00 am

IT Training & Library Orientation Gray, Red, Gold and Black

Main Hall Back Porch

10:00 am – 11:00 am

IT Training & Library Orientation Pink, Teal, Yellow and Burgundy

Main Hall Back Porch

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

IT Training & Library Orientation Green, Purple, Blue and White

Main Hall Back Porch

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm



12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Mandatory Student Loan & Work Study Lunch Meeting

Club Dining Room

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Women in Nature Pilot Mountain Hike (Optional)

Salem Square

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Community Picnic Nice attire encouraged

Bryant Hall

6:35 pm

Class of 2019 Convocation Procession

Meet at Babcock Hall

6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening Convocation

Hanes Auditorium

WEDNESDAY, August 26

8:00 am

Fall Classes Begin

9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Movie in the May Dell

May Dell (Rain: Huber Theater)

THURSDAY, August 27

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Taste of Salem Club Fair

Student Center Plaza

10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Class of 2019 Elections

Shirley Recital Hall

FRIDAY, August 28

10:00 1m – 6:00 pm

Poster Sale

Center Campus, in front of Student Center

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Fall Fest Kick-Off Party

Bryant Hall

No Cost / No Registration for Orientation

There is no cost to attend Salem Orientation, and advance registration is not necessary.

Family and Sibling Orientation

The first day of Salem Orientation (Saturday, August 22, 2015) includes orientation activities for parents and siblings of our new Salem students! Lunch is included for new students and their family members at no cost.  Orientation activities for parents and families will conclude at 5:00 pm.  

Off Campus Students

All off campus students are expected to attend all orientation activities unless otherwise marked on the Orientation schedule. 

Transfer Students

Transfer students are expected to attend all orientation activities unless otherwise marked on the Orientation schedule.

Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather the College will be opening at 9:30 AM on Friday, February 27, 2015.
Fri Feb 27 12:00:00 EST 2015