Relay for Life at SSU

  Hi First Years! Next Friday April 7th is the first Relay for Life Event at Salem State University. Relay for Life is a signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers. Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around the track or designated... Continue Reading →


Stressed? Here’s How to Deal

Hi First-Years, If you're like me, then you may already be feeling overwhelmed and stressed by the start of the new semester. Between classes, assignments, roommate interactions, and the day-to-day stresses of things like work it's no wonder people might be feeling some type of way. With that in mind, here are some tips on... Continue Reading →

Resident Winter Break To-Do List

  Hi First-Years, This semester has flown by! I'm sure that you're being kept busy by all of your final assignments, tests etc. BUT for those of you who live on campus, there are some important things you need to do before you officially leave after finals. Your RA's should go over all of this... Continue Reading →

16 Facts About FYM Hunter

I'm a Junior here at Salem State, and this is my first year as an FYE mentor (so first year students aren't the only ones with a new experience) I'm majoring in biology with a biomed concentration I grew up in Haverhill but I have lived in Amesbury since the summer before I started here at... Continue Reading →

Salem Dance Ensemble Concert

The last week of classes is here and I am sure you are all preparing for finals right around the corner. This time in the semester can be stressful to say the least. It is important to take study breaks and take time to have a little fun. If you are looking for something fun... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Break Checklist

Hey First Years! Can you believe it is already Thanksgiving break? You are almost finished with your first semester at Salem State University! Unfortunately, the end of the semester also means final exams and last minute assignments. However, it is important to enjoy your break and relax so that you can come back refreshed and... Continue Reading →

Glassblowing and the First Year Experience

First Year Experience staff had the opportunity this past week to observe some amazing artists-in-residence at The GlassWorks Studio.  Part of the Rosenberg Institute for Passionate and Emerging Artists, these individuals demonstrated how one creates a work of art.  GlassWorks is one of the unique experiences that students at Salem State University have an opportunity... Continue Reading →

Why Mentoring is Awesome!

The odds are that you have heard the saying sharing is caring prior to reading this blog post. If I were to tell you that the previous saying is not true then that would make me a liar and my pants would undoubtedly spontaneously combust.   One of the greatest things that human beings are capable... Continue Reading →

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