Stay Tuned for Viking Warrior Day 2024!

Thank you for helping us meet the moment on our most historic Viking Warrior Day yet. Viking Warrior Day 2023 is in the books!

This landmark initiative is the largest fundraising campaign in the university’s history and in the state university system, seeking to advance our mission on multiple fronts: financial assistance, student success initiatives, unrestricted support, and SSU BOLD: A Campus Unification and Modernization Project.   

And thanks to your support on Viking Warrior Day, we raised $287,876 from 475 donors as of 11:59 pm Tuesday, May 9. And still counting!  

Go Vikings!


Through our sixth annual day of giving, we were able to champion Meet the Moment™, our transformational $75 million comprehensive campaign, as we work together to ensure a Salem State education remains broadly accessible to everyone in our communities.

VWD23 may be over but you can still be a Viking Warrior and your support for Salem State’s current priorities, scholarship, or student support by making a gift now!

Are you Salem State Faculty or Staff? You can make your gift through SSU Payroll Deduction


Frequently Asked Questions



What is Viking Warrior Day?

Viking Warrior Giving Day will be an energetic, inspiring, 1,854-minute virtual gathering of alumni, parents, staff, students, faculty, and friends in support of a better Salem State.

What can I do to help get the word out about Viking Warrior Day?

Post about Viking Warrior Day of Giving on your networks, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, using #vikingwarriorday and spread the excitement!

Giving on Viking Warrior Day

How do I make a gift?

Sign up for a reminder.

Then on Viking Warrior Day, come back to this site and make a gift.  You can also learn more about the impact of gifts on campus as well as the donors—like you—who make them. If you prefer to make a gift by phone on Viking Warrior Day please call 978.542.7551. Most importantly: Thank you for your support!  

Is there a minimum donation amount?

No, gifts of any size count toward the overall total and are welcomed.  Participation is every bit as important as individual gift size. 

Where do gifts go?

You can choose from among many giving opportunities at Salem State and all gifts on Viking Warrior Day count. Gifts to any fund make a vital difference in the lives of students. If you don’t wish to prioritize any one cause, you may donate to The University Fund, which allocates donations to the area of greatest need at Salem State.  

Can I give via stock in support of Day of Giving?

Yes, You can give a stock gift on Viking Warrior Day. For more information, please contact 

Is it safe to make my gift online?

Yes. Viking Warrior Day utilizes up-to-date technology to capture gifts that are PCI Level 1 compliant. We are not storing, nor are we able to access, your credit card information. Additionally, any information collected during Viking Warrior Day will be used only by Salem State University.

Will my Viking Warrior Day contribution be tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift is tax-deductible. You will receive confirmation by mail or email that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes. 

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