New Student Experience



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Welcome to Salisbury! Your comprehensive New Student Experience consists of the following programs and opportunities:

Orientation 101 is a one-day event in mid-to-late June. Attendance is required for incoming freshmen. At Orientation 101, you will receive an overview of University life and register for your Fall classes with the help of faculty and staff advisors. Parents and family members are welcome to attend (students and parents follow different schedules). Students will receive information about Orientation 101, along with instructions to register, from the Office of Admissions in early May. The cost of the Orientation 101 program is covered by your orientation fee.

2013 Freshman Orientation 101 Dates:

  • Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21
  • Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28

2013 Fall Fusion Orientation 101 Dates:

  • Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21


The purpose of the New Student Reader Program is to orient new students to our academic community at Salisbury University by having a common reading experience with fellow classmates, faculty, staff, and upper-class students who serve as orientation team peer leaders. The goal of the New Student Reader Program is to engage students in discussions, projects, curricular and co-curricular opportunities generated by a common reading experience.

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Salisbury University has been offering summer outdoor program experiences to the incoming freshman class for 30 years. These optional but highly recommended experiences combine outdoor adventure with an introduction to what it takes to achieve success in college. Explore the PDF brochure below to learn more about the eight programs offered in 2012. Registration begins on May 10, 2012 through your GullNet account.

Note: Spaces in the Outdoor Programs are limited and tend to fill quickly. Registration is conducted on a first come, first served basis. We recommend you register as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment. Programs require an additional fee, which varies based upon program length and destination.

Outdoor Programs Brochure 2012 (PDF)

werful Connections is a four day inter-cultural orientation program for incoming freshmen students of color to make strong connections with upper-class peer mentors, faculty and staff, and their new campus. The program begins four days before the campus-wide orientation events begin. Registration begins on May 10, 2012 through GullNet. Registration is limited to 70 students. The cost of the Powerful Connections program is $160 per student and this covers all lodging and meals during the four day program.

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New Student Orientation is a four day transition program comprised of residence hall move in, commuter connections, academic and student services programs, getting to know one another, and social fun. All new freshmen students (both residential and commuter) are required to attend all orientation programs.

Freshmen students move in to the residence halls on Monday, January 21. Please refer to the information you were provided from Housing and Residence Life about your exact move-in time and directions. Please contact the Housing and Residence Life Office at 410-543-6040 if you have specific questions. The cost of the New Student Orientation program is covered by your orientation fee.

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After your new student orientation ends, the campus prepares for all students to return and kicks off a week of welcome back events during the first week of classes. All new and returning students are welcome to attend any and all events hosted by the Welcome Week Committee - this is a great way to connect with your new friends and to make connections with upper-class students. We encourage all new students to attend the Student Activities Fair during Welcome Week.  This is a fun and easy opportunity for you to find out what different clubs and organizations are on campus and to get connected.

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