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Residence Life

Campus building at Salem College
Salem College students in a dorm room

General Description

The residential living experience is an essential part of a Salem education. Being a residential student offers you an opportunity to develop independence, confidence, and strength as you enter adulthood. In living together on campus, students develop close bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime. Students living on campus learn the value of belonging to a diverse community. They also learn to balance their individual needs with those of a larger group and what it means to be a good community member.

Salem’s campus includes residence halls with a wide range of living configurations such as traditional dormitory housing, rooms with en-suite bathrooms and more.

The Office of Residence Life fosters a positive living and learning experience by building bonds between students, facilitating programs, and supporting students’ co-curricular involvement. Salem has a four-year residency requirement for undergraduate students.

The Office of Residence Life is led by the Director of Residence Life and is supported by two full-time, professional Area Coordinators (ACs), trained to meet the needs of students and to foster a safe and nurturing residential environment. The ACs are supported by student Resident Assistants (RAs) who serve as the first point of contact for students. Residence Life staff, from Director to RAs, live in the residence halls.

Salem College students on campus

Student Experience

Students typically live in double rooms and develop close connections among a tight knit community within their residence hall. Whether it’s a spontaneous movie night with hallmates or a planned video game tournament, students enjoy a rich variety of residence hall events.

Two students on campus of Salem College

Living On Campus

Salem College is a residential campus. All full-time undergraduate students must live in residence halls on campus unless their permanent residence is within a 50-mile radius of campus or they are the parents of dependent children and they receive a residence requirement waiver. Part-time degree seeking students who would like to experience residential living may apply for housing on campus. For more information regarding residency waivers or housing applications, please contact

Who we are

Director of Residence Life

Area Coordinators

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