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Viking Hall in the day time.
Viking Hall ground level.
Viking Hall community area.
Single room in Viking.
A single bed.
Single bed in Viking
Study Space.
Welcome to Viking Hall!

About Viking Hall

Viking Hall is the newest of the residence halls at Salem State. Viking houses 350 sophomores and juniors in double and single rooms set up in suites. Each suite consists of student bedrooms, an entryway space, and a bathroom. There are four floors, each with common lounge areas for students to study and meet. Viking Hall also houses a Starbucks and meeting spaces on the ground floor, with a separate entrance from the residence hall.

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

What to Know About Living in Viking

One faculty-in-residence lives in Viking Hall and coordinates academic themed programs within the building and works with the living learning community.

Come live in Viking Hall with sophomores and juniors interested in Women's Leadership. This themed housing area will focus on cultivating and supporting women's leadership right here at Salem State University. Whether you consider yourself a women leader, aspiring leader, or supporter of women leadership, today.

Viking Hall is staffed by a full-time resident director with a master's degree, an assistant director, 10 resident assistants, and three academic mentors. A 24-hour security/information desk is located at the entrance to the hall.

Viking Hall received LEED Gold certification for its energy efficiency and other sustainability features. The building also houses the campus bicycle storage room to help protect bikes during winter.


Contact and Mailing Information

Building Address: 

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

Contact Information: 

Front desk: 978.542.2914
Area Coordinator: Tom Durkee978.542.4490
Graduate Resident Director: David Wilson, 978.542.2936


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