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.
- 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: click HERE to watch a video.