Campus Developments

Salem State University is committed to providing students both a high-quality education and a suitable environment for academic and personal growth. Through campus developments and capital improvements, the university can compete with the multitude of higher education options throughout Massachusetts, bringing students from cities and towns throughout the state, the country and the world to Salem.

Please visit the Salem State construction blog for current updates and neighborhood presentations on active and planned university construction projects.

Salem State University Neighborhood Advisory Committee (SSUNAC)

The SSUNAC meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Training Room (room 106) of the Enterprise Center located on Central Campus at 121 Loring Avenue. 

To learn more about the Salem State University Neighborhood Advisory Committee, including issues discussed at monthly meetings held between the city of Salem, the university and neighborhood representatives, click here. All Salem State presentations given at the SSUNAC meetings can be viewed on the university's construction blog.


Construction Work Hours

Off-Hour Work

Daniel O’Connoll Sons will continue to work on the roof, enclosing the building, and electrical work for the Mainstage Theatre on Saturdays.

Normal Work Hours

7 am-5 pm

Active Projects

All presentations given at the SSUNAC meetings on these projects can be viewed on the construction blog.

Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts

Contractors continue to work on the interior steel erection and exterior enclosure of the building. This is expected to be the major activity for the next couple of weeks. The contractor is expecting to have the building enclosed this spring.

We look forward to your questions and comments on these projects. Please feel free to leave comments on the construction blog or email them to

Master Vision Concepts 

Click here to review the Master Vision Report.

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Contact the university police emergency hotline 24 hours a day/seven days a week at 978.542.6111 to report urgent issues regarding construction.