Salem State University Alumni Weekend 2023

2023 Salem State University Alumni Weekend returns!

June 8 – 11, 2023

Alumni Weekend presents a tremendous opportunity to return to campus, revisit the old haunts and reminisce about all the fun you had while a student at Salem State.

Learn more about events and to register

Thursday, June 8

Class of 1963 – 60th Reunion
12 – 4:30 pm
Salem State University Archives

A special class of 1963 celebration as you commemorate 60 years since graduating from Salem State. Lunch, a tour and special reception are included.

Reunion Society Reception
6 pm - 8 pm
Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square West, Salem

An exclusive reception for those who graduated 50 or more years ago from Salem State. This year, we induct the class of 1973. Hors d’oeuvres and bar service included.

Friday, June 9

20th Anniversary of the Congressional Internship
8 am
Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square W, Salem

The DC Congressional Internship program looks back on decades of sending Salem State students to learn and work with our federal legislators at both the local and national level. Join us for a celebration in support of this remarkable program and network with other former program participants. 

Rooftop Reception at The Hotel Salem
6 pm
The Hotel Salem
Essex Street Pedestrian Walk, 209 Essex Street, Salem
$10 per person

We’re taking over the rooftop of one of Salem’s newest hotel properties. Join us for breathtaking views, incredible food and terrific conversation.

Class of 1973 50th Reunion featuring Tom Rush
6:30 pm - 10 pm
Harrington Campus Recital Hall, 71 Loring Avenue, Salem, Mass.

The class of 1973 turns 50! Join us to celebrate with friends and former classmates, including dinner and bar service. Following your reception, we invite you to join us for a private performance with legendary singer/songwriter Tom Rush!

Saturday, June 10

Yoga with the Salty Buddha
9 am - 10 am
McKeown Plaza, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem

The team at the Salty Buddha joins us for a nice relaxing morning yoga class to start your Saturday off right. Bring your mat and comfy clothes and get loose.

Salem Food Tour
11:30 am
Derby Wharf
193 Derby Street, Salem
$20 per person

Join us for a 2.5-hour afternoon stroll through downtown Salem. The tour includes information on our local history, including our illustrious spice trade history, historic landmarks and our wonderful shops and restaurants, dynamic cultural scene and more.

Also included is a cheese, wine, sweet, and spice tasting, as well as fresh New England Clam Chowder (or vegetarian soup), fresh local bread, and an olive oil and vinegar tasting.

Space is limited to the first 25 people who sign up, so don’t delay!

Important: Please advise of any food allergies by email at The stroll runs rain or shine from 11:30 am sharp till about 2 pm. 

2 pm Campus Walking Tour
Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts
356 Loring Avenue, Salem 

Beginning at the Sophia Gordon Center, the tour will be under the direction of ambassadors from the Salem State admissions team and last for approximately one hour. 

3 pm Campus Walking Tour
Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts
356 Loring Avenue, Salem 

Beginning at the Sophia Gordon Center, the tour will be under the direction of ambassadors from the Salem State admissions team and last for approximately one hour. 

Milestone Celebrations
4 - 6 pm
Various On-Campus Locations

Reunion classes of 3’s and 8’s, our newest class of 40 under 40, and so much more await you at this complimentary celebration. 

STEP 10th Anniversary
4 – 6 pm
MLK Room, Ellison Campus Center

The Student Transition Experience Program turns 10 this year! Come celebrate with current and former program participants in acknowledgment of this wonderful milestone.

Educator Hall of Fame Rededication
4-6 pm
Sullivan Building, Ground Floor

With a newly located home in the McKeown School of Education, past inductees, alumni and friends of the Northeast Regional Educators Hall of Fame are invited to join for a special rededication of the Educator Hall of Fame, hosted by the Friends of the McKeown School of Education. Light appetizers and refreshments will be available.

6 - 9 pm
McKeown Plaza, North Campus, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem

Ticket prices vary, based on date of purchase.

Celebrating its eighth year, join Viking friends and families for the biggest party of the year. Enjoy food trucks, beer, wine, entertainment, and so much more! The last time we were in person, this event sold out, and it will again this year, so get your tickets early!

9:30 pm 
Bit Bar After Party
Bit Bar Arcade, 278 Derby Street, Salem
$10 per person

The party doesn’t end at 9 pm with POMP! Join us at Salem’s fun, new nightlife location, Bit Bar! We’ll have food and beverage available, as well as tokens for tons of entertainment as you take a step back in time to play some arcade classics.

Sunday, June 11

Champagne and Jazz Brunch
11 am - 1 pm
Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square W, Salem

Join us for a delicious brunch and help us congratulate our Alumni Association award recipients for 2023.

For more information, please contact Alumni Relations at 978.542.7530 or

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