Bowditch Hall | Salem State University Skip to main content
A horizontal picture of Bowditch a freshmen residence hall

Information about Bowditch Hall

Bowditch Hall is one of two First Year Experience residence halls and houses 312 first year students in double, triple and quad rooms on six floors. Each floor in Bowditch Hall is designated as either single-gender or co-ed (with rooms assigned by biological sex), and new first-year students are asked to indicate their floor preference on their housing agreement.

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.

What to Know About Living at Bowditch

  • Special Programs

    First year students are able to participate in the nationally recognized FIRST DAY program prior to the start of classes and have the opportunity to connect with faculty through the Cornerstone Project and fireside chats throughout the year.

  • Themed Housing Community

    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.  

  • Safety and Security

    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.


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: Cindy Miller, 978.542.6427
Graduate Resident Director: Emily Buchan, 978.542.7216


Back to top