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 next meeting of the SSUNAC is now scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Training Room (room 106) of the Enterprise Center located on Central Campus at 121 Loring Avenue.  All presentations given at the SSUNAC meetings can be viewed on the construction blog.  

Construction Work Hours 

Off-Hour Work

Normal Work Hours

Daniel O’Connell Sons will work on interior demolition at the Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts on Saturday, July 25 starting at 8 a.m.

Active Projects

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

North Campus Parking Garage

The erection of precast structures continues. All trucks are staging at South Campus first (via Canal Street), and then driving up Loring Avenue to take a right onto College Drive after Bowditch Hall. The precast erection is expected to be complete in mid to late August.

 

Temporary Change to College Drive Traffic Flow

On Tuesday, June 2, College Drive will be closed to through traffic between the intersection near Peabody Hall and the intersection of Loring Avenue due to road work in this area.  The portion of College Drive between Lafayette Street and the intersection of Peabody Hall will temporarily become two-way traffic.  Traffic entering College Drive from Lafayette Street will utilize the existing entrance and will be directed into the faculty parking lot.  Only emergency vehicles and construction vehicles will be permitted down College Drive past the entrance to the faculty lot. All vehicles exiting the faculty parking area will be directed to Lafayette Street through a temporary driveway accessible from the upper portion of the faculty lot.  During the daytime hours and other peak traffic periods, a Salem Police detail will be present to monitor traffic and assist vehicles exiting the lot. The road will remain this way throughout most of the summer and will reopen by the start of classes in the fall.

Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts

Interior abatement and demolition is ongoing.

Science Building Study

Payette architectural firm presented the siting of the new science building at the SSUNAC meeting on Wednesday, April 15. The link to this presentation can be viewed on the construction blog.

Ellison Campus Center Study

Dimella Shaffer Architects presented an Ellison Campus Center Study Review and gathered community input at the SSUNAC meeting on Wednesday, April 15. The link to this presentation can be viewed on the construction blog.

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 ea@salemstate.edu.

Master Vision Concepts

Sasaki Associates presented concepts for a campus master vision that looks to the year 2040 at the SSUNAC meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Click here to review the Master Vision Report.

To sign up for the neighborhood email list, please email: ea@salemstate.edu. 

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

Updated on July 23, 2015.