A Letter From the Director of Residence Life
Dear Resident Student,
On behalf of the residence life staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you as a new or returning member of our residential community! Salem State University affords you numerous opportunities to enjoy a complete and fulfilling university experience when you live in one of our residence facilities. We encourage you to take full advantage of this experience and the many opportunities to get involved in campus life.
All of our residential areas are communities where learning and development occur through a combination of academic initiatives, resident governance and programming. Living with other students, some just like you and others quite different, will provide you many opportunities to learn new ways of thinking and interacting.
A true collegiate experience involves more than just going to classes and receiving a diploma. Attending a concert, participating in intramural sports, holding a position within student government or the residence hall association, and volunteering for a service learning project are but a few of the opportunities that can make your university career more exciting and worthwhile.
A part of any residential experience includes learning about those who live with you, participating in programs and activities, and exploring who you are as an individual, and as a member of the university community. The residence life staff understands the importance of helping you in your development, and plans activities designed to meet your varied needs.
Recently, through the efforts of our nationally-recognized Residence Hall Association (RHA), Salem State was awarded the 2007 Commitment to Diversity Award by the North East Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls. We are extremely proud of this honor and hope that you will take every opportunity to learn and grow from being a part of our diverse community.
The information in this guide will assist you in making your residential experience a positive one.
It includes information about the residence life staff, suggestions for living with roommates, residence hall association information, important policies and procedures, and housing. Please read it carefully, as you are expected to be familiar with and understand its contents. The residence life staff is happy to answer any questions you have.
Once again, welcome! We wish you a successful, happy and productive year!
Neil F. Andrito
Director, Residence Life