Welcome to Commuting Life at Salem State University

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Did you know that commuters make up approximately 50 percent of our student population? Many of our student leaders are commuters. Commuters come from as far away as Brockton and as close as Salem. Some commuting students travel from their family homes and others from apartments in local cities and towns. The resources outlined below are highlighted to help you make the most of your time at Salem State University.


Get involved!

Be informed!

  • SSU Alerts: this system is used to notify the campus community of emergency closings and other important information. Update your contact information through Navigator (Select full menu, then personal profile) 
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

*Snow delayed openings/closings are published on the Web, Facebook and Twitter as well as local TV stations (WBZ-TV Channel 4, WCVB-TV Channel 5, WHDH-TV Channel 7, FOX Channel 25, WLVI-TV Channel 56, WBOQ FM 104.9)

Academic Support

Helpful Contacts

Places to hang out between classes:

North Campus

  • Commuter Lounge (Ellison Campus Center)
  • North Dining Cafeteria/Food Court
  • Dunkin Donuts (Meier Hall)

Central Campus

  • Bertolon Dining
  • Computer stations 2nd floor Bertolon

South Campus

  • Harrington Lobby
  • Harrington Dining


  • O'Keefe Snack Bar
  • Gassett Center Lobby