Welcome to New Student Orientation! 2019 Orientation for all new students will be Saturday, August 24th through Tuesday, August 27th. 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!


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

Move-In Day, Saturday, August 24th, 2019

The 2019 Orientation Team is excited to meet you on August 24th, and to help you move your belongings into your new home! 

Move-In Day 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.

For parents, visit Places to Stay.

Off-Campus Students and Transfer Students

For your purposes, Orientation begins at 12PM on August 24th. All off-campus students are expected to attend all orientation activities unless otherwise marked on the Orientation schedule. 

Orientation Schedule, August 24th-27th, 2019

The four-day Orientation includes sessions for all new students: residential and off-campus, first-years and transfers. You will learn more about all facets of life at Salem, including academics and campus life. You will receive information regarding Orientation via email throughout the summer.

For students living on campus, move-in will take place on the morning of August 24th between 8am and 11am. Commuter students will join the residential students at noon for lunch in our main dining facility The Refectory, and spend the remainder of the afternoon and evening with us.

Sunday, one of our largest events is our team building excursion with the student Orientation Leaders.

If you have questions concerning new student  orientation, please email alan.mueller@salem.edu.

Questions? Contact:

Alan Mueller
Alan Mueller
Assistant Dean of Students
(336) 917-5000