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Greetings, Salem College parents and families!

It’s hard to believe we’re almost halfway through the semester, and Fall Break is just days away! As the leaves begin to change in Old Salem, we are excited to launch our new Parent & Family Newsletter to begin sharing with you highlights about events and programs at Salem as the seasons continue to change.

Looking at the weeks ahead, our students are busily preparing for midterm exams and writing their first papers, so it’s a great time for you to send them a note of encouragement - or better yet - a surprise delivery pizza for a late night study session with friends!

Here are a few important reminders about dates and deadlines that are fast approaching. Feel free to remind your students, and mark your calendars, too!

• Jan Term Registration Begins: October 2 (All students register for one course. Business Office holds must be cleared to register.)

• Fall Break: October 7-10

Family Weekend: November 3-5

Congratulations on all of your hard work so far this semester! (Yes, we know that family encouragement and support greatly contributes to student success!) We hope that you enjoy hearing more about what’s going on at Salem this fall and that we might see you on campus for Family Weekend in a few weeks!


Krispin Barr, Ph.D.

Dean of Students 

FALL FEST: Evening Skit Videos Now On Demand

Fall Fest 2017

For the first time ever, Salem recorded the fantastic Fall Fest skits and the video is here for all to enjoy!

The videos were filmed, edited and produced by Salem alumna Jasmine Huff who will be teaching a video class in the spring. 

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Benefiting Salem Athletics

Golf Tournament

The 2nd Annual Spirits Classic Golf Tournament will be held Friday, October 6 at the Pilot Knob Park Country Club located at 450 Clubhouse Road in Pilot Mountain, NC


  • $125 per player
  • $500 foursome

Shotgun start begins at 1 pm. Lunch is at noon.

There will be giveaways, raffles and a $100,000 Hole-in-One Contest. Come play a round! It will help lift our Spirits!

ATHLETICS: New LAX Team Ready for Spring

2018 Lacrosse Team

For an institution that’s been around for 246 years, it’s kind of hard to find something new that’s never been done before, but Lacrosse Coach Merridith Cho has done just that by selecting the first-ever Salem College Lacrosse team.
The Lacrosse season will officially get underway in the spring, but until then, you may see Cho and her players practicing hard at Blixt Field.


VOTE: NCAA Poll With Salem Special Olympics Story

Spirits Soccer Special Olympics

Salem’s Special Olympics story was chosen as one of three stories in the nation for the Special Olympics Spotlight Poll.

The story with the highest number of votes on October 25 will be given $500 to use for its next Special Olympics event. Currently, we are in second place. PLEASE CLICK HERE AND VOTE IN THE POLL ON THE ATTACHED PAGE!

RESEARCH: WFU Grant to Benefit Salem Student

Wake Forest Grant

A Salem College student will soon have a unique, hands-on research experience thanks to $680,000 National Science Foundation grant to Wake Forest University.

The NSF grant was awarded to Wake Forest University Associate Professor of Chemistry Patricia Dos Santos. In addition to funding research that helps scientists better understand life on earth, the grant also enables her to mentor students from other Triad-area colleges, including one from Salem. 

SLIDESHOW: September at Salem in 120 Seconds

September in 120 Seconds

We quickly found it was impossible to capture all the fun and excitement of Fall Fest and beyond in a single slideshow.

But we tried anyway.

We hope you enjoy this look back at Salem in September and we look forward to bringing you images from October next month!