Welcome to New Student Orientation! 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 New Student Orientation, you will meet your Orientation Leaders, your Academic Advisor, and many other members of the Salem community. You will attend your first Salem Impact class, enjoy community building 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. See you soon!

Goals

Students, through participation in the Salem College Orientation program will: 

  • Build relationships with their peers and returning student leaders
  • Become familiar with Salem’s honor code and recognize the relationship of the honor code to their Salem experience
  • Learn general and specific information about Salem College and the greater Winston-Salem communities
  • Develop a desire to become involved in student organizations
  • Be able to identify on-campus resource centers and staff available

NEW STUDENT WELCOME & ORIENTATION SCHEDULE*

*Subject to Change

Orientation Schedule for Students and Parents

Session

Time

Location

Students/Parents

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Residential Student Move In

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bahnson Lawn

Parents Welcome

Financial Aid & Business Remote Offices Open

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Student Center Meeting Rooms

Parents Welcome

Student ID Card and Bicycle Registration

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Club Dining Room

Students Only

Mailroom Open

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Main Hall

Parents Welcome

Salem College Bookstore Open

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Student Center

Parents Welcome

Off Campus & Athlete Student Check-In

10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Bahnson Lawn

Parents Welcome

Lunch for Clewell Students & Families

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Corrin Hall Refectory

Parents Welcome

Off Campus Student Meet and Greet

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Student Center

Parents Welcome

Lunch for All Students & Families

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Corrin Hall Refectory

Parents Welcome

President’s Welcome & Staff Introductions

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hanes Auditorium

Parents Welcome

Family Social

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Student Center

Parents Only

New Student Orientation Group Time

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Various Locations

Students Only

Diversity Training I

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Bryant Hall

Student Schedule

Dinner with Orientation Groups

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Corrin Hall Refectory

Student Schedule

New Student Picture

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Main Hall

Student Schedule

Student Life at Salem

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Hanes Auditorium

Student Schedule

Residence Hall Meetings

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hanes Auditorium

Student Schedule

 

Orientation Schedule For Students Only

Session

Time

Location

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Moravian Traditions Breakfast

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Student Center Plaza

Moravian Lovefeast Worship Service

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Shirley Recital Hall

Lunch with Orientation Group

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Corrin Hall Refectory

Honors Student Welcome Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Club Dining Room

Community Building

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

TBD

Dinner & Diversity Monologues with Orientation Group

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

TBD

Monday, August 20, 2018

Breakfast with Orientation Group

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Corrin Hall Refectory

First Year Impact Seminar Session

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Student Center Plaza

Transfer Student Panel

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Student Center Meeting Rooms

First Year Advising Appointments & Classroom Tours

11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Various Classrooms

Living Your Faith on Campus Lunch

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Club Dining Room

Honor Code Signing Ceremony/Traditions Walk

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

May Dell (Rain: Hanes)

Dinner with Orientation Group

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Corrin Hall Refectory

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Breakfast with Orientation Groups

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Corrin Hall Refectory

Yoga on the Square

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Salem Square (Rain: Bryant Hall)

Mandatory Student Athlete Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Huber Theater

Women in Nature Activity

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Student Center Plaza

Lunch with Orientation Groups

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Refectory

Student Loan & Work Study Lunch Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Club Dining Room

TOURS - IT, Library Training, Writing Center and Quest

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

various locations

Convocation Procession

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Babcock Front Lawn

Opening Convocation

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Hanes Auditorium

Game Night

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Student Center

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fall Classes Begin

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Various Classrooms

Salem College Resource Fair

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Student Center Plaza

Film Screening

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Bryant Hall

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Salem College Involvement Fair

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Student Center Plaza

Class of 2021 Elections

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Shirley Auditorium

Friday, August 24, 2018

Fall Fest Kick Off Party

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Bryant Hall

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Campus Activities Board Silent Disco Party

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Bryant Hall

 

ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please be sure to return your health insurance information to Health Services by August 1, 2018.

FAMILY ORIENTATION

The first day of Salem New Student Orientation (Saturday, August 18, 2018) includes orientation activities for the families 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.