Summer 2020 first-year summer planning calendar to support first-year (freshmen) remain organized as they prepare to begin classes in the fall.
FIRST-YEAR SUMMER PLANNING CALENDAR
Keep yourself on schedule as you prepare to start your first year at Salem State University! Please note some programs and requirements are for first-year students only (not transfer students). For program specific activities, transfers students should contact the orientation office or the first year experience office with specific questions.
- Students are encouraged not to wait until the deadline to complete the task, the earlier you complete it, the better.
- Many of these calendar items will assist you in completing the 1+2=Key Move In Policy.
- Plan your summer now as online orientation, Viking Plunge, and Convocation Day are mandatory.
- More information about calendar details can be found at salemstate.edu/newstudents or “Ask the Viking” by using the search bar at salemstate.edu.
- All university business is managed through your Salem State email and Navigator account. It is important to check these accounts on a regular basis.
Contact us if you have questions about deadlines, recommendations or becoming a Viking:
FACEBOOK: Class of 2024 page
STUDENT NAVIGATION CENTER: 978.542.8000 firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE: 978.542.2618 email@example.com
ORIENTATION: 978.542.7455 firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNSELING AND HEALTH SERVICES PORTAL LINK: http://chsportal.salemstate.edu
Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2020
May 31, 2020
Deadline to complete Writing Self-Placement if required
June 3, 2020
Begin gathering documentation to submit to disability services for any requested fall semester accommodations
June 4, 2020
Deadline to select a First-Year Seminar in Navigator
Schedule an appointment with your health care provider to complete required health paperwork (students should use the health and immunization forms provided by the university)
June 10, 2020 Recommend deadline to download the Navigate App in Google Play or the App Store
June 22, 2020 Updated housing rates will be announced
June 24, 2020 Schedule a summer appointment with disability services to disclose and discuss fall accommodations by emailing email@example.com
June 26, 2020 HOUSING APPLICATION AND PERSONAL DETAILS FORM DUE (if you've paid your housing deposit, go to your Housing Portal to complete the application)
June 28, 2020 Make sure your home address is updated in Navigator since FYE will be mailing out your First Year Reading Experience book this coming week
EARLY JULY Course schedules, including online and in seat designations will be announced
July 1, 2020 1st day to log on and complete Online Prevention Program
July 2, 2020
Housing Assignments sent to students
Make sure you’ve joined the Class of 2024 (freshman) or Transfer Community Facebook groups
July 3, 2020 University is closed for the July 4th Holiday (offices will not be open)
July 4, 2020 Happy 4th of July!
July 6, 2020 Begin reading your FYRE book
July 14, 2020 Fall bills become available on Navigator
Payment plans become available to set up
Make sure you figured out a plan for what laptop you will be using. Review the information on the Dell discount AND laptop requirements if you choose not to get a Dell.
July 15, 2020 Upload your health and immunization forms (provided by the university) through the health services portal
July 17, 2020 Ability to waive/accept the university health insurance goes live in Navigator (you will need to waive this cost if you are covered by your own personal or family health insurance plan)
July 22, 2020 Begin researching alternative financing if needed and applying for student loans and/or establish a payment plan if needed
July 28, 2020 Fall textbook information becomes available this week online
August 1, 2020
First installment of payment plan due
Commuter parking passes become available to purchase
Bookstore advances become available for students who have more financial aid than they need to cover their bill
August 2, 2020 Recommended deadline to complete entrance loan counseling and master promissory note in Navigator
August 3, 2020 Move-in information emailed to students and website updated
August 8, 2020 Recommended deadline to waive or accept health insurance
August 10, 2020 Deadline to cancel housing and receive your housing deposit back
August 12, 2020 Deadline to settle your fall bill by either paying in full, having financial aid (grants, loans, and/or scholarships) which cover the bill, and/or having a payment plan set up
August 13, 2020 Review your immunization records on your health portal, remedy any highlighted in red
August 17, 2020
Move in materials mailed to student's home addresses and email confirmation sent
Recommended deadline to submit FYRE scholarship essay to firstname.lastname@example.org
August 20, 2020
SSU Health and Safety Canvas Module goes live in Canvas. This module is mandatory for all residential students and all students who have in-person classes, and is recommended for students who are accessing their education online.
August 21, 2020
You should have your FYRE book read by this date
Download the "Salem State University Events" app from the App Store or Google Play to stay up to date with events on campus
August 29-31, 2020 FIRST-YEAR STUDENT MOVE IN (specific information regarding dates and times will be emailed on August 19)
August 30, 2020
Double check your fall class schedule and room locations
August 31, 2020
SSU MEPS 10-2PM
September 1, 2020 CONVOCATION AND FYRE DISCUSSIONS
September 2, 2020 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Student Involvement Fair
September 3, 2020 Student Employment Fair
September 7, 2020
Labor Day Holiday (university offices are closed, no classes are held)
Formal deadline to submit your FYRE scholarship essay to email@example.com
September 9, 2020 Last day to add or drop classes and confirm full time status for financial aid
September 13, 2020 Deadline to complete your Online Prevention Program
September 14, 2020 Meet Your Major 11am-1pm (locations will be emailed to your SSU email account, posted in the Class of 2024 page, and available on the university website)
September 18, 2020 Suggested deadline to set up a Disability Services appointment if you need fall accommodations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
September 25, 2020 Deadline to waive/change or enroll in university health insurance plan and meal plan
September 30, 2020 Last day to ensure immunization requirement has been met to allow class registration for spring