Salem State University Alumni Weekend 2024

2024 Salem State University Alumni Weekend returns!

June 7 – 8, 2024

Join us for an incredible weekend of events, celebrations and reunions
as you reconnect with your belovedAttendees at outdoor alumni weekend event alma mater, Salem State University.
With something for everyone, Alumni Weekend is full of fun and memories.

We hope you can join us!

Friday, June 7

Coffee with University Leadership
9 – 10 am
Starbucks, Charlotte Forten Hall
Harrington Campus

Mix and mingle with various members of university leadership over coffee and light pastries in our newest residential living space.

State of the University
10 – 11 am
Forten 123, Charlotte Forten Hall
Harrington Campus

Hear directly for university leadership about the state of campus, higher education and ask any questions you may have!

Self-Guided Walking Tours
11 am
Throughout campus

If it’s been a while since you’ve been back to campus, there’s no doubt that things look a little different. Take part in a self-guided walking tour and explore at your own pace. All campus buildings will be open for your tour. 

The Paul Rabchenuk Collection
11 am
Martin Luther King, Jr. Room, Ellison Campus Center
North Campus

Please join us for a special display celebrating the history of the Ukrainian community of greater Boston through a special display provided by Salem State University adjunct professor and Northeast Regional Educator Hall of Fame inductee, Paul Thomas Rabchenuk, JD. Pieces on display are from Professor Rabchenuk’s personal collection as well as from the Ukrainian Congressional Committee of America’s Boston Chapter. Light refreshments will be served.

Class of 1964 – 60th Reunion
4 – 6 pm
Essex Room, Hawthorne Hotel

A special class of 1964 celebration as you commemorate 60 years since graduating from Salem State. Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and great fun are all included.

Reunion Society Reception
6 - 8 pm
Grand Ballroom, 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 1974. Hors d’oeuvres and bar service included.

Class of 1974 – 50th Reunion
8 – 10 pm
Sophia’s, Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square West, Salem,
$25/per person

The party continues as the Class of 1974 turns 50! Join us for the private celebration of your milestone reunion and stay right in the Hawthorne as you reconnect and reminisce with classmates and friends from long ago. 

Saturday, June 8

Breakfast on Campus
8 – 10 am
$10/per person

Stop by our newest on-campus dining experience, Marsh Hall Dining Commons, to enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, for one low price!

Lunch with the President
12 – 2 pm
Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center

A new twist on an old tradition, Lunch with the President takes the place of our annual Champagne and Jazz Brunch. Join Salem State President John Keenan as we celebrate all of our Alumni Weekend milestones: reunions, alumni award recipients, class gifts, our incredible volunteers, and more!

Explore Salem
2 pm
Downtown Salem

Take some time on your own and rediscover our amazing city by the sea! Salem has such rich maritime and culinary histories, in addition to all the fun spookiness, and you will love it. Enjoy visiting alumni-owned businesses like Harbor Sweets, Goodnight Fatty, Jaho Coffee & Tea, and many others. Stop by Destination Salem to learn more!

Celebrating the Retirement of Dr. Nate Bryant ’87, ‘93G
4:30 pm
North Campus

After more than 30 years of service, our very own Dr. Nate Bryant is calling it a career. Please join us in a farewell celebration for this Salem State titan as he heads off into retirement.

6 - 9 pm
Location: McKeown Plaza, North Campus, 352 Lafayette Street
Ticket prices vary, based on date of purchase.

Celebrating its ninth year, join Viking friends and families for the biggest party of the year. Enjoy food trucks, beer, wine, entertainment, and so much more! This event is likely to sell out, so don’t delay, get your tickets today!

Bit-Bar After Party
9:30 - 12 am
Bit Bar Arcade, 278 Derby Street, Salem

The party doesn’t end at 9 pm with POMP! Join us at Salem’s fun, new night-life 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.

For questions, please contact alumni relations by calling 978.542.7530 or emailing


We are pleased to offer two different options for preferred housing partners this year.

Hawthorne HotelThe Hawthorne Hotel is once again offering Salem State alumni a discounted rate for Alumni Weekend. Don’t miss the opportunity to stay in this historic Salem landmark! Please call 978.744.4080 and reference code SSU0606 to receive the Salem State Alumni Weekend discount. A two night minimum is required for any stays involving a Saturday.



SSU Campus Aerial

For just $80/night, you can relive the fun and memories of your time living on campus as a student. For those alumni and friends looking forward to reliving the old days and staying on campus, you can stay in our very own, Atlantic Hall, for the low price of just $80/per person, per night, linen included! Never got the chance? It's not too late! Check-in information will be provided 48-hours prior to your scheduled arrival time. 

Call alumni relations with any other questions at 978.542.7530.

For more information, please contact alumni relations at 978.542.7530 or

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