Summer Housing and Conferences


Living in a Salem State residence hall offers you a safe and convenient place to call home while taking classes or interning in the Salem/Boston area. In addition, Salem is an ideal location for companies, educational institutions, and organizations to consider for a conference destination or for educational retreats and workshops. Summer students, conference groups and interns are encouraged to consider choosing the residence halls as an affordable housing option from late May through mid-August. Housing is limited, so we encourage you to make reservations early. For more information email or call 978.542.6416.

Guest Applications for Summer Housing

If you are a summer guest looking for housing. Fill out this application: Outside Guest Application.  Once the application is complete, the office will be in touch to get your summer plans started.

Student Applications for Summer Housing

Simply fill out the application below, arrange payment at the bursar's office, and bring your application to the residence life office prior to the posted deadline. Students who submit their materials after the deadline are not guaranteed a space for the summer and will be housed on a first come, first serve basis.

If you are a student looking for summer housing, applications are available here: apply to live on campus this summer [PDF]. (PDF will be available soon)

Applications can be returned to the residence life office located on Central Campus in Atlantic Hall.


If you’re looking to enjoy your conference experience, Salem is the place to be. Join us this summer for all that our historic seaport has to offer. New England charm and hospitality. Historic sites and museums, including one of the nation’s twenty largest collections of art. Restaurants, shopping, and waterfront activities. Beaches, parks, and scenic areas. All this and more, within minutes from Boston by car or public transportation. Comfortable lounge areas, formal classrooms, and customized meetings rooms are all available for your group’s use. Add in wireless networking, and the latest presentation technology and you have the setting for the perfect meeting. Our staff is ready to meet any individual needs you may have during your stay. Whether it is providing an extra blanket, an alarm clock, or providing you with cooking utensils for a small gathering, all you have to do is ask our 24-hour service desk. We guarantee you’ll be met with a smile.

Request Information/Contact

To learn more about Salem State University and reserve your space we invite you to contact our summer conference staff at 978.542.6416 or via email at or fill out our summer conference application.