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A great place to live and learn. Salem College's location offers you the perfect blend of an exciting city and a friendly close-knit village. Make some history of your own in Old Salem, a restored 18th century village which adjoins Salem’s campus. The trade shops, bakeries, restaurants and costumed tour guides add a special spirit to your Salem experience.

Take a three-block walk from Salem’s beautiful, historic campus and you will step into downtown Winston-Salem, an exciting hub of arts and biotechnology in central North Carolina. Choose your entertainment from more than 60 clubs and restaurants and a variety of 70 shops and galleries. Find an internship at a multinational corporation, a non-profit organization or the Biotech Research Park.

Enjoy the Salem Lake “greenway” within walking distance – an excellent place to bike, boat or jog. Take a trip to the North Carolina mountains or beach within easy driving distance.

Meet guys and girls from the three other universities in the city – Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State and UNC School of the Arts.


Winston-Salem Highlights:

  • Rock the Block
  • Gallery Hops
  • ACC and CIAA sports
  • Downtown Jazz
  • Concerts at Lawrence Joel Coliseum and local clubs
  • International Festivals
  • W-S Symphony
  • National Black Theatre Festival
  • Piedmont Opera Theatre
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

Hear what Lindsay has to say about Salem traditions and Old Salem.

Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, all classes have been canceled and all offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016.

Scholarship Weekend events scheduled for Monday, February 15, will take place in the Single Sisters House.

Tue Feb 16 00:00:00 EST 2016