Discount Programs

For special employee discounts go to purchasing under employee special offers

The purchasing department is responsible for the day-to-day operation of all university procurement. Purchase requisitions are created/accessed online via the PeopleSoft Program and are processed by the purchasing department. Purchasing personnel also send out bid requests and handle returned goods authorizations.

You are encouraged to purchase through one of the buying groups available to the university as a part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Department of Procurement and General Services, Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium, or the Educational and Institutional Cooperative). These buying groups save money by getting the best possible discounts and save time and money by not going out to bid. 

It is the university policy, the state policy, and the procurement process, that no business will be transacted without first obtaining a valid purchase order number from the purchasing department. The department is located on the first floor of the Administration Building. For more information on purchasing, buying groups, procurement, procedures, bid procedures, available contracts, or vendor information and discount programs, call 978.542.6152.

Notary Public

A number of our employees, who have a notary seal, are willing to notarize limited numbers of documents for employees. The human resources and equal opportunity office has a list of notaries public available on campus. Please contact 978.542.7243.

O'Keefe Athletic Center

The O'Keefe Center, located on Canal Street, houses one gymnasium, a swimming pool, tennis courts, an ice rink, a weight room and a dance studio. Free times and recreational periods are posted. Salem State University employees may use the facilities at the O'Keefe Center at no charge with a valid Salem State ID. If you wish to purchase a family membership, call 978.542.6560 for more information.

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is a fully staffed facility designed to promote a healthier lifestyle. The center is open and available to all members of our college community. This fully equipped facility provides treadmills, rowing machines, bikes, strength training stations, and much more. Also, the trained professional staff will perform personalized fitness assessments and profiles. The Wellness Center is located on the third floor of the O'Keefe Center. Admission is free to employees with a valid Salem State ID. Call 978.542.6551 for more information and hours of operation.


The Salem State preschool program is a licensed, professionally staffed facility serving children starting at age 2 years 9 months, and up to 6 years old. This service includes special needs children. While enrollment is primarily for children whose parents are students at the university, the children of employees are registered on a space-available basis. For information, contact the Pre-School Program coordinator at 978.542.6408 or the program at 978.542.6409.

Rideshare Program

The university is in the process of developing a rideshare program to better serve its employees and students. Contact human resources and equal opportunity at 978.542.6123 if you are interested in participating.

Shuttle Bus Schedule

The university shuttle bus runs every 10-15 minutes/7 days a week during the academic year between South, Central and North Campus and the O'Keefe Center as well as the Salem train station. All employees and students are encouraged to use the free shuttle bus service