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.