Residence Halls

Residence Life at Salem State is home to over 2,000 students who reside in five state-of-the-art residence halls. Each of these dynamic learning environments house 300 or more students, include recreational lounges with large screen televisions, pool tables, laundry, vending and mailrooms.  All of our residence halls, in fact, the entire Salem State campus is tobacco-free.   

Atlantic Hall picture

Atlantic Hall houses 452 juniors and seniors in 77 six-person furnished apartments. Each fully air-conditioned apartment includes two double rooms, two single rooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room area. Each kitchen includes a full size stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. There is a price differential for students choosing to select a single room versus a double room in each apartment. Atlantic Hall offers small lounges throughout the building, and a large community space on the ground floor including a fitness room, laundry area, pool tables, in addition to a television and lounge area. Also on the ground floor is a seminar room where classes, movie nights and group meetings are held. Atlantic Hall is substance-free and fully air-conditioned.

Bates

The Bates Complex houses 348 juniors and seniors in 58 six-person furnished apartments. There are two types of apartments: "flats" which are single-level apartments and "townhouses" which are two-level apartments. Each flat has three double rooms. Most townhouses are also set up with three double rooms, however a small number have two double rooms and two single rooms. There is no price differential for single versus double rooms in each apartment at Bates. Each apartment includes two bathrooms, a kitchen with a full size stove and refrigerator, and a living area. The Bates Complex offers a more independent living area for students. The complex is divided into 15 entryways, with four apartments in each entryway. Only the residents of each entryway have key access to their entry. The Bates Commons Building houses a mailroom, laundry area, tv, and a recreation lounge with a pool table. An area office is staffed periodically through the day and also in the evenings from 7-11 pm. The complex is smoke-free and divided into a substance free area (for students under 21) and a non-traditional housing area for students over the age of 21.  

Bowditch Hall picture

Bowditch Hall is one of two First Year Experience residence halls and houses 312 first year students in double, triple and quad rooms on six floors.  Each floor in Bowditch Hall is designated as either single-gender or co-ed (with rooms assigned by biological sex), and new first-year students are asked to indicate their floor preference on their housing agreement. First year students are able to participate in the nationally recognized FIRST DAY program prior to classes beginning,and have the opportunity to connect with faculty through the Cornerstone Project and fireside chats throughout the year.

Marsh Hall picture

Marsh Hall (opened fall 2010) is the newest of the residence halls at Salem State and is the home for the Sophomore Year Experience. Marsh houses 525 sophomores in double rooms set up in "pods".  Each pod consists of 14-16 rooms plus a lounge area and several bathrooms. There are five floors, each with a kitchenette area for students to make a snack. Marsh Hall also houses a dining hall and convenience store on the ground floor, with a separate entrance from the residence hall. In addition, there are meeting and conference rooms, and art gallery space featuring student and faculty art.

Peabody Hall picture

Peabody Hall is one of two First Year Experience residence halls and houses 364 first year students in double, triple and quad rooms on seven floors. Each floor in Peabody Hall is designated as either single-gender or co-ed (with rooms assigned by biological sex), and new first-year students are asked to indicate their floor preference on their housing agreement. First year students are able to participate in the nationally recognized FIRST DAY program prior to classes beginning, and have the opportunity to connect with faculty through the Cornerstone Project and fireside chats throughout the year.

First Year Students
First year students are housed in double, triple and quad rooms at Bowditch and Peabody Halls.

Sophomore Students
Sophomores are housed in Marsh Hall

Upper-Class Students
Upper class students select single and double rooms within a six-person apartment at the Bates Complex on South Campus and Atlantic Hall on Central Campus