Local Community Service Opportunities

Hi First Years! Thanksgiving is just around the corner! That being said, it is a popular time of year to give back to the community. Here are a couple local community service opportunities (on and off campus) to keep in mind during the holiday season as well as all year round. Vikings Give Back -... Continue Reading →


Thanksgiving Break Housing Policy

Hey Vikings, There is a little over a week until Thanksgiving break. I imagine everyone one is just as excited as I am to visit with family and/or friends for a little while. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though; as resident students, there are a few things you need to know before our mini... Continue Reading →


Hi, it's me again First Year Mentor, Ant! I want to tell you all how to become in charge of your own life. There are many facets to life like education, financial, personal, and professional. I want to give you some tips on how to conquer each of those facets and help you take charge... Continue Reading →

Macbeth – Support Live Theatre!

Hey First Years!  Looking for something to do in these upcoming weeks as the semester comes to a close? Salem State Theatre is opening their production of Macbeth on November 30th!  Directed by Kate Kohler Amory, this production takes on Macbeth in a new way: "'Fair is foul, and foul is fair,' proclaim the witches... Continue Reading →

The Power Of Saying “NO!”

Classes, homework, being involved with student organizations, working, staying active, connecting with friends, and even more are just a few things that a typical college student may be doing in a single day! It can be hard to balance all of these things and even if you do, the risk for burnout is high. Sometimes... Continue Reading →


Hello Vikings, I hope this blog finds you well on this Wednesday afternoon. How many of you are familiar with mindfulness? Mindfulness is defined as the process of bringing one's attention to the present moment. By practicing mindfulness you can change your brain for the better. Practicing mindfulness can reduce stress, boost energy, increase focus... Continue Reading →

International Education Week

  Hi First Years, The next week (November 13th - November 17th) will have a series of events dedicated to expand and embrace global knowledge. Each day will feature a new event you should consider attending to broaden your perspective of the world. November 13th - Study Abroad & Overseas Panel/Display @ Vets Hall, Ellison... Continue Reading →

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