Homecoming and Family Weekend

Hey Vikings! It may only be Monday, but who says we can’t be excited for all the amazing events that are coming up this weekend?! October 20th-22nd is our annual Homecoming and Family Weekend at Salem State. This is a chance to join current students, alumni, parents and the entire community in celebrating Salem State through a series of educational, cultural, social and recreational events that ignite a sense of unity and Viking Pride. Check out the link below for the list of all the events happening during the weekend, but here are some of our favorite highlights:



Pep Rally, 8 pm, O’Keefe Complex

Celebrate like Vikings! Cheer on your fall team captains! Show off your Salem State Spirit while celebrating with novelty activities, DJ, snacks, and giveaways! Send our Viking teams off to victory at home and away!

Open Skate, 10 pm-12 am, Rockett Arena, O’Keefe Complex

The hockey rink opens for all to enjoy! Ice skates in a variety of sizes available.



First Year Family Brunch, 11 am, Gassett Fitness Center

All first-year students and families are cordially invited to a special reception in your honor. Meet President John Keenan, Salem State’s 14th chief executive. The enrollment management, student life, and marketing staff members proudly welcome the newest members of the Salem State “family.”


Salem: We’re Much More Than Halloween, Room 214, O’Keefe Sports Complex

Destination Salem will share what makes Salem such an exciting place to live, learn, and play all year.



Superfan Brunch, 11 am-1 pm, Marsh Hall Dining Common, Central Campus

Join your student for brunch while you’re entertained by live jazz music. Students use their meal plans while visiting families dine for free.


SGA Haunted Happenings, 1-4 pm, Ellison Campus Center

Join Student Government Association and student organization leaders for a Halloween costume party for local elementary school children featuring spirited games, arts, and crafts


We encourage you to at least attend a few of the amazing events going on this weekend either with your family, or some new friends at Salem State. For the full list of events please visit: https://www.salemstate.edu/homecoming



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