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Welcome to Bowditch Hall!

Information about Bowditch Hall

Located on North Campus, Bowditch Hall is one of two First Year Experience residence halls and houses 340 first-year students in double, triple and quad style rooms across six floors with a community area on each floor. Each floor is designated as either single-gender or co-ed (with rooms assigned by biological sex).

This newly renovated hall comes equipped with an information desk, vending machines, a pool table, a foosball table, a flatscreen TV, Bluetooth speaker bar, laundry room, mail room, and a kitchen area.  

Living on campus has its perks, Bowditch is steps away from Peabody Hall, classroom buildings, the North Campus Dining Commons, the library, Dunkin’ Donuts, a Viking Shuttle stop, and the Gassett Fitness Center. 

Bowditch residents are committed to creating a comfortable and safe community for themselves and their peers by offering a variety of social, cultural and educational programming opportunities. 

What to Know About Living at Bowditch

First-year students can participate in the nationally recognized FIRST DAY program, also known as the Moving Forward Giving Back: First Year Day of Service, prior to the start of classes. Resident students also have the opportunity to connect with faculty right in their residence hall through the Cornerstone Project and fireside chats throughout the year.

Bowditch Hall is home to the Creative and Performing Arts themed housing community caters to students who have an interest in expressing themselves through art, music, dance or other expressive forms. Students living in this community have the ability to think collaboratively about ways in which they can incorporate their passion into their life as a Salem State University student, both in the classroom and in other areas. These students work directly with a resident assistant that is selected for this community specifically, as well as a faculty in residence who combines academics with the arts in fascinating new ways.  

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


Contact and Mailing Information

Building Address:

When addressing mail to this building, please use the following layout:

Student Name

Bowditch Hall/Student Box #

1 Loring Avenue

Salem State University
Salem, MA 01970

Contact Information:

Front desk: 978.542.6426
Area Coordinator: George Regan, 978.542.7571
Graduate Resident Director: Monica Mordowanec978.542.6788


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