With the decision to not open as a residential campus for fall 2020, students will not receive housing assignments from Residence Life for Fall Semester 2020. However, by the commencement of Orientation, incoming students will be paired with a potential roommate and a Resident Assistant (RA) with whom they can build relationships. There will also be many additional opportunities for incoming students to create community with other Salem students during fall 2020.
Students who were intending to be residential students will be repackaged as commuters by the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office will contact students with new financial aid awards as soon as possible.
The changing status of the pandemic allowed students to apply for new enrollment and residency exceptions through July 22, 2020. As the status of the pandemic continues to evolve, students who previously applied for and were approved to commute virtually or locally may decide to reverse their commuter student status and revert to a residential student once Salem opens as a residential campus again.
Residence Life will provide more information at a later date in the semester regarding spring housing assignments.