Bates Complex

Bates Complex

Special Programs

The Bates Complex houses the international entryway for domestic and international students interested in a more global living experience (see application below). Bates may house a transfer community for new students who have transferred into Salem State, depending on space availability. 

The complex is staffed by a full-time resident director with a master's degree, an assistant resident director and eight resident assistants. 

Living Learning Communities

International Entryway

This living learning community has been designed for domestic and international students who are interested in sharing their perspectives, cultures, customs, and languages. The international entryway has been designed around an educational philosophy that strengthens students’ awareness of their responsibility to be an active participant in shaping the future of society. This residential community aims to promote this philosophy through educational programming, faculty involvement and student-led initiatives. Students who are interested in living with others representing diverse populations and cultures may find this environment especially impactful as they develop the skills necessary to become global citizens. Students from all majors and disciplines are welcome! 

Transfer Community

Information forthcoming

Room Samples

Sample Bates Complex Apartment - Flat [PDF]  
(Entryways 6, 7, 11, 12 - All apartments)

Sample Bates Complex Apartment - Townhouse with doubles [PDF]  
(Entryways 1-5, 8-10, 13-15 - apartments C and D)

Sample Bates Complex Apartment - Townhouse with singles [PDF]  
(Entryways 1-5, 8-10, 13-15 - apartments A and B)

Building Address

When addressing mail to this building, please use the following layout
Student Name
Hall/Student Box #
1 Loring Avenue
Salem State University
Salem, MA 01970

Contact Information

Front desk: 978.542.4440
Resident director: Elliott Johnston 978.542.6656
Assistant resident director: Tom Durkee 978.542.6788