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Available First Year Seminars for Incoming Students

Welcome Fall 2024 (Class of 2028) Admits!

Incoming summer first-year students will select a first-year seminar from March 4 through May 28 at noon via Navigator after selecting an orientation date on a first-come, first-served basis (from the Orientation tile).  We will continue adding seminar options between March 4 and April 1.

Students who do not select an orientation date during the early registration process (by May 28 at noon) will choose a seminar from what is left available at their in-person Orientation session. 

Select the document at the bottom of this page for a word document list of seminars and instructions for reviewing them. 

If a seminar isn't listed in Navigator at the time a student selects, it means that the seminar is full and no longer available.

  • Visit our First Year Seminar FAQ for more information.
  • Attend a First Year Seminar Information Session (dates coming next week) to learn more about the first year seminar and selection process.
  • Specific questions about the first year seminar program and process should be directed to the First Year Experience office at or 978.542.2618. Students can also private message the office account via the Facebook Class of 2028 group (by contacting "Mathew Reed" the administrator of the page/FYE Office representatives) or follow and message us on Instagram (firstyearsuccess).

Process for current and incoming transfer students:

Returning students who need to take or repeat a first year seminar and did not select one during the early registration process as outlined in their email (returning students) should follow the instructions as outlined on the Student Success Canvas page.  

Incoming transfer students (who have taken 14 or fewer credits at a previous institution) are required to select a first year seminar and should contact to discuss the process.


  • Incoming January first-year students will select a first year seminar prior to Orientation using a process emailed to each student's Salem State University email address in December.  The current seminar options will be posted below.
  • Incoming January transfer students may be exempt from first year seminar if they have completed 15 or more credits at a previous institution.  If students do need to register for a first year seminar, they should contact for the process.

Do You Need More Help?

First Year Experience Office
Walk-In Service: 101A North Campus Dining Commons