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A summer picture of Marsh Hall located on Central Campus

Information About Marsh Hall

Marsh Hall houses 525 sophomores in double and triple rooms set up in "pods".  Each pod consists of 14-16 rooms plus a lounge area and several bathrooms. There are five floors, each with a kitchenette area for students to make a snack. Marsh Hall also houses a dining hall and convenience store on the ground floor, with a separate entrance from the residence hall. In addition, there are meeting and conference rooms, and art gallery space featuring student and faculty art.

Marsh Hall offers small lounges (both television and study lounges) throughout the building and a large community space on the ground floor, including a fitness room, mailboxes, vending, a laundry area, pool tables, air hockey, and a television and lounge area. Also on the ground floor is a meeting room/kitchen, and staff offices. Marsh Hall is substance-free and fully air-conditioned. 

What to Know About Living in Marsh Hall

  • Special Programs

    Two faculty-in-residence live in Marsh Hall and coordinate academic themed programs within the building.

  • Living Learning Communities

    The Scholars-in-Residence Community is located in Marsh Hall, for sophomore honors students. Participants are selected by the honors program and participate in a variety of programs and initiatives both within and outside the residence hall. 

    We also offer diversity-themed housing community.

  • Safety and Security

    Marsh Hall is staffed by a full-time area coordinator with a master's degree, an assistant director, 15 resident assistants, and five academic mentors. A 24-hour security/information desk is located at the entrance to the hall.

  • Sustainability

    Marsh Hall received LEED Gold certification for its energy efficiency and other sustainability features. A highlight is the green roof hosting seven varieties of drought-resistant sedum and grasses. The vegetation reduces storm water run-off and helps moderate building temperature.


Contact and Mailing Information

Building Address

When addressing mail to this building, please use the following layout:
Student Name
Marsh Hall/Student Box #
1 Loring Avenue
Salem State University
Salem, MA 01970

Contact Information:

Front desk: 978.542.4499
Area Coordinator: Travis Fleming 978.542.4490
Graduate Resident Director: Marina Casto, 978.542.4489

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