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Students Starting Fall 2020

Congratulations on becoming a Sea Gull! We are excited to welcome you to Salisbury University and help you discover all that SU has to offer, from academic resources to making friends and getting involved, to becoming familiar with where things are on campus. Your experience at Orientation will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to our community and expectations, as well as provide you with all the support you need to transition successfully to the flock!

Updated on 5/1/2020

Join us for two transition programs this summer:

Sea Gull Start-Up

Due to COVID-19, Salisbury University will be hosting a virtual orientation for incoming Fall 2020 students through Canvas (also called MyClasses), the online portal SU students use for their courses. In this orientation, you will have the opportunity to learn about academic expectations, virtually hear from an academic advisor and begin to learn about the resources available at SU to support your success.

Freshman Students Transfer Students

Complete Your Online Orientation Registration! Parents and Family Members

If you are a new student, a parent, or family member of a new student and have questions regarding your online orientation registration, experience, or becoming a new student at SU, please feel free to drop in our open Zoom office hours to speak with a member of the orientation staff and have your questions answered!

Click the button below to speak with a member of the orientation staff on the Zoom platform:

  • Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

ZOOM Meeting ID: 542-708-362

The New Student Guide is a valuable resource to help make your transition to Salisbury University a success.

2020 Version of The New Student Guide (PDF)

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Welcome From President Wight

SU President Charles Wight welcomes new students who will be starting in fall 2020 – and their families! He encourages incoming students to participate in activities designed to help them transition to college life, starting with the Sea Gull Start-Up orientation, which is online this year.

First Flight

Last updated: 7/28/020

Currently Salisbury University's Student Transitions team is expecting and preparing for First Flight to be a hybrid experience, with virtual and in-person, on-campus orientation events. As we monitor the COVID-19 situation and get closer to the start of classes in August, we will keep incoming students and their families informed on any changes in our plan.

First Flight, is a multiple-day program facilitated by student leaders from across campus that will begin immediately following move-in. First Flight will provide more valuable information about becoming part of a college community, making friends, getting involved and becoming comfortable at your new home at SU. Information for both first-year and transfer students will be provided, so even if you’re not living on campus, please be sure to join us!

First Flight 2020 will begin on August 28, 2020, following move-in. After move-in, families will depart campus and students will begin their First Flight experience. Detailed information about First Flight 2020, including a schedule of events will be available soon!