Returning Student Housing Information

Salem State undergraduate students returning to housing are able to participate in a room selection process. Students are able to select their room location and their roommate for the approaching academic year. Students who wish to live on campus must first pay a housing deposit online through their Navigator account.

Selecting a Room without a Roommate

Room selection is your opportunity to select a living space for the upcoming academic year. You are strongly urged to make every attempt to choose a room and a roommate. In the event that you do not have a roommate, you may still participate in room selection. Open spaces will continue to be assigned through the room selection process, and summer placements.

Lottery Numbers

Lottery numbers are randomly assigned by computer and will be sent to you via email. Lottery numbers will be sent to residents who have paid their housing deposit before March 1. Additionally, each member of the group must be registered with 12 or more credits for the fall semester to participate in room selection.  In order to receive a date and time for room selection you must complete a license agreement. 

If you are currently commuting or are on a leave and you wish to participate, please reach out to our main office.

Two or more students who choose to live together in a double, triple, quad, or apartment may make their selection according to the best lottery number of the group. 

Roommate Changes after Room Selection

If your roommate cancels during the academic year or during the summer, you will be assigned a new roommate or be reassigned to another room and roommate. It is wise, therefore, to discuss with your prospective roommates their plans for the upcoming academic year. Residence life reserves the right to consolidate vacancies. You will not be able to maintain your double as a double-single.

Theme Housing

If you have been accepted into themed housing, you are not eligible to participate in room selection. Themed housing assignments are at a later date coordinated through residence life. A student interested in theme housing must complete the online themed housing application by March 1, but will not be invited to room selection or distributed a lottery number.