Campus Updates


During official snow emergencies*, a portion of Salem State’s O’Keefe Center parking lot on Canal Street is available to residents of the South Salem neighborhood. All residents must register their vehicle in advance and obtain a NUMBERED VISITOR PARKING PERMIT. Please note:

  • Only 100 permits will be issued on a first come/first served basis.
  • Register at university police, located on Central Campus between the classroom building and Marsh Hall, Monday and Friday from 8 am – 5 pm, Tuesday from 11 am - 2 pm and Wednesday from 10 am - 5 pm. You will need to provide the make, model and license plate number of your vehicle.
  • During snow emergencies*, display permit in vehicle on your dashboard.
  • Park only in area designated “DURING SNOW EMERGENCY MUNICIPAL PERMIT PARKING ONLY” near the Lussier Street side of the lot.
    Vehicles must not enter the lot until the blue streetlights are flashing and must be removed from the lot immediately upon cancellation of the snow emergency, including evenings and weekends.
  • Vehicles that do not display a permit, are parked outside the designated area or are not removed after the snow emergency has been cancelled, will be subject to citations and towing at the owner’s expense.
  • Salem State University assumes no responsibility for damages to any vehicle or its contents by reason of fire, theft, vandalism, accident or other cause. All parking is at the vehicle owner’s risk

For questions, call the university police at 978.542.6511.

*Snow emergencies are declared by the city and communicated through local media and signaled by blue flashing lights at major Salem intersections


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Contact the emergency Hotline 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 978.542.6111.