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Following physical distancing recommendations, the fall 2020 housing plan is structured so that every student lives in a bedroom without a roommate.  Although we will have fewer bedroom spaces available to assign students, our staff will work endlessly to fill every space until the start of the academic year. 


Information About Housing Process for Returning Students

Process Location Deadline

Housing Deposits

Students interested in living on campus for the following academic year must pay their housing deposit through their Navigator account.

Due to Student Accounts via your Navigator account

June 22

Housing Application and Personal Details Form

All students who wish to live on campus for the next academic year are required to complete the online housing application and personal details form on Salem State's Housing Portal. The housing application and personal details form will be available June 9. 

Please note: You must pay your $300 housing deposit in order to participate in the housing selection process. Students can request suite and apartment mates on the housing portal (placement is dependent on all members of the group meeting the priority qualifications)

Online via Salem State Housing Portal June 26

Housing Placement

Residence Life will complete room selections and email students their housing assignments. They will then notify people if they have been placed on the waiting list. 

July 2

Priority Placement

It is our hope to provide housing to every student who wants to live on campus this fall. Our priority placement will allow us to consider every students’ circumstances and place those for whom housing is critical to their attendance first. 

Residence Life will place students according to the below priority list and will continue placing until every room is filled. Students who are not placed will be placed on a waiting list:

  • Students with a documented accommodation through disability Services that requires housing. If you believe that you fall into this category, please reach out to disability services.
  • International students identified through the Center for International Education
  • Special program participants such as those in state run housing programs and those in living- learning communities.
  • Students who are categorized with the university as being housing insecure or homeless
  • Students with a home address more than 50 miles away from the university; 30 miles away from the university; 20 miles away from the university 
  • Other considerations such as transportation, employment and academic placements on and off campus, etc.
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