What Should I Pack?

This question is the one that every new Salem student asks! There are many ways to personalize your room and make it your own. Your room will be furnished with twin beds, two desks, two chairs, and either a double chest of drawers or two dressers. All double-sized rooms have closets large enough to accommodate two students. Before you arrive, we suggest that you contact your roommate to coordinate who is bringing which items.

Window and mattress sizes:

Clewell Hall (First-Years)

            Regular-length twin mattresses
            1st Floor: 12 x 12’1” – Window: 39’5” x 61’5”
            2nd Floor: 12’ x 13’ – Window: 39’5” x 61’5”
            3rd Floor: 11’ x 13’ – Window: 34’ x 53’5”

Babcock Hall (Transfers and First-Years)

            Extra-long twin mattresses
            1st Floor: 11’6” x 15’5” – Window: 43’6” x 62’6”
            2nd Floor: 11’6” x 15’5” – Window: 45’ x 62’6”
            3rd Floor: 11’6” x 15’5” – Window: 37’6” x 57’

Strong Honors House (Approved Honors Students)

            Extra-long twin mattresses
            2nd Floor: 14’ x 17’5” – Window: 33’5” x 58’5”
            3rd Floor: 14’ x 15’ – Window: 30’5” x 45’5”

The following items would be helpful to you:

  • Alarm clock
  • Linens - including towels, blanket/comforter, pillowcase, pillow, mattress pad, and extra-long twin sheets for all halls except Clewell Hall (Clewell will have regular twin-sized mattresses)
  • Waste basket
  • Power strips with built-in circuit breakers (regular extension cords are prohibited)
  • Window fan
  • Small refrigerator (4-6 cubic feet)
  • Important phone numbers and information - car insurance, health insurance, physician
  • Medications and prescriptions
  • Decorative items - pictures, posters (please use only painter’s tape for hanging)
  • Toiletries and cleaning supplies - shampoo, soap, broom, laundry detergent, etc.
  • School supplies
  • Coaxial cable (for television - cable is provided in all residence hall rooms)
  • Area rug - all residence hall rooms have tile or hardwood floors

Questions? Contact:

Nikki Laird
Nikki Laird
Assistant Dean of Students
(336) 917-5451
nikki.laird@salem.edu