Bowditch Hall

Bowditch Hall

Special Programs

Bowditch Hall is substance free and offers community lounges on each floor, and a large community space on the ground floor including a laundry area, mailboxes, a pool table, vending, a kitchenette as well as an additional television and lounge area.

Bowditch Hall is staffed by a full-time resident director with a master's degree, an assistant resident director, nine resident assistants, and three academic mentors. A 24-hour security/information desk is located at the entrance to the hall.

Living Learning Communities
First Year Reading Experience
The First-Year Reading Experience (FYRE) at Salem State University connects new students to the university community through a shared reading experience, welcoming them to a culture that values the thoughtful discussion of ideas. On opening day, first-year students meet with faculty, librarians, administrators, staff, and alumni for a conversation about the selected book. Many professors will also incorporate the book and it's themes into first year courses and events throughout the academic year.

Education Living Learning Community
The "Charlotte Forten Living Learning Community" is for education majors (early childhood education and/or elementary education majors) who are interested in becoming more engaged with their major and fellow classmates. It is named after Charlotte Forten, a "voice for equality" who attended Salem Normal School and taught in the Salem schools (she was also the first northern African-American schoolteacher to go south and teach former slaves).  

Room Samples
Bowditch Hall Apartment

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: 978.542.6426
Resident director: Alex Brown 978.542.6427
Assistant resident director: Sherard Robbins 978.542.7216