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Fall Orientation 2014

Salem College would like to extend our warmest welcome to new students. Salem Orientation is from Saturday, August 23 to the start of classes on Wednesday, August 27.

Welcome to our new Class of 2018 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 2014

SATURDAY, August 23

Orientation

8:00 am – 11:00 am

Residential Student Move-In

Bahnson Lawn

 

ID Cards and Vehicle Registration

Gramley Library

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Financial Offices Open

Lehman Hall

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Salem College Bookstore Open

Student Center

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Off Campus Student Check-In

Bahnson Lawn

 

ID Cards and Vehicle Registration

Gramley Library

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch for Students and Families

Corrin Hall Refectory

 

Clewell residents only

 

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch for Students and Families

Corrin Hall Refectory

 

All other students and families

 

1:30 pm -2:30 pm

President’s Welcome

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 2018 Picture

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 24

Orientation

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Moravian Traditions Breakfast

Student Center Plaza

9:30 am– 10:30 am

Traditional Moravian Lovefeast

Shirley Recital Hall

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

First Year Seminar Session

Student Center Plaza

 

Meet your faculty advisor & learn more about registration

 

12:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Class of 2018 Retreat

YMCA Camp Hanes

 

Load buses at Salem Square

 

MONDAY, August 25

Orientation

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakfast

Corrin Hall Refectory

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Advising Sessions

Faculty Offices

 

By appointment

 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Women in Nature (W.I.N.)

Meet at Main Hall

 

Hike to Pilot Mountain (Optional)

(Weather permitting)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch

Corrin Hall Refectory

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Student Loan & Work Study Lunch Meeting

Club Dining Room

 

Mandatory for students with loans or work study

 

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dinner & Spiritual Life Fair

May Dell

 

 

(Rain location: Refectory)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A Night of Tradition

May Dell

 

Nice attire encouraged

(Rain location: Hanes)

TUESDAY, August 26

Orientation

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Breakfast

Corrin Hall Refectory

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Yoga on the Square (Optional)

Salem Square

 

Bring a towel or a yoga mat

(Rain location: Bryant Hall)

9:00 am – 10:00 am

IT Training & Library Orientation

Main Hall Back Porch

 

 Gray, Red, Gold and Black Groups

 

10:00 am – 11:00 am

IT Training & Library Orientation

Main Hall Back Porch

 

Pink, Teal, Yellow and Burgundy Groups

 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

IT Training & Library Orientation

Main Hall Back Porch

 

Green, Purple, Blue and White Groups

 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch

Refectory

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Faith, Religion & College Life (Optional)

Club Dining Room

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

College Life Session I

Hanes Auditorium

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

College Life Session II

Hanes Auditorium

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Salem College Soccer

Blixt Field

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Community Picnic

Bryant Hall

 

Nice attire encouraged

 

6:35 pm

Class of 2018 Convocation Procession

Meet at Babcock Hall

6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening Convocation

Hanes Auditorium

 

Required for ALL students

 

WEDNESDAY, August 27

8:00 am

Fall Classes Begin

 

9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Movie in the May Dell

May Dell

 

 

(Rain: Huber Theater)

THURSDAY, August 28

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Taste of Salem Club Fair

Student Center Plaza

10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Class of 2018 Elections

Shirley Recital Hall

FRIDAY, August 29

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 23, 2014) includes orientation activities for parents and siblings of our new Salem students! If your "family unit" includes friends, they are welcome, too.  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.

Salem Firsts Program

Are you the first generation in your family to attain a four-year college degree? Then you are a SALEM FIRST! Click here for more information about the Salem Firsts Program and a special invitation to arrive two days early for Pre-Orientation!