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 & Transfers)
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”
*Clewell Hall will have AC units
The following items would be helpful to you:
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)
Power strips with built-in circuit breakers (regular extension cords are prohibited)
Small refrigerator (2-6 cubic feet)
Important phone numbers and information - car insurance, health insurance, physician
Medications and prescriptions
Toiletries and cleaning supplies - shampoo, soap, broom, laundry detergent, etc.
Decorative items - pictures, posters (please use only painter’s tape for hanging)
Area rug - all residence hall rooms have tile or hardwood floors