At Salem University, there are so many wonderful things happening on a university campus and the residential area is no exception.  It is a place where the memorable experiences are happening outside of the classroom. 

The residence halls are a place where students live and learn and make lasting friendships.  The housing community encourages students to step outside their comfort zone and get to know other students as well as join student groups and attend the social and cultural programs scheduled by the resident assistant and student life staff.  You’ll have access to laundry facilities, outside recreation areas, study and game lounges. 

Rooms are double occupancy, and students are matched with a roommate by the Office of Housing & Residence Life. Our Residence Life staff includes full time, live-in professionals (Resident Directors) and student staff (Resident Assistants) who work hard to make the residence hall a successful community environment. 

On-campus housing is available to all students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability, religion, nationality or ethnic origin.

Only approved sports teams, approved by the Director of Housing and Residence Life are permitted to be in Housing after the official academic year.  If you have not been approved and placed on the official list, if you have not been approved and cleared on the official list your key will not allow you to enter the halls! No Visitation during Campus Breaks/School Closings.

University Housing FAQs

The beds in the rooms are 81”x39”.

Each room comes with twin bed, twin XL mattress, desk, desk chair, dresser, closet space, window w/ blinds,  and wireless internet.

There are at least 4 in each room.

Remember that you will be sharing a room and that space is limited.

No, you will not be able to paint your room.

No, residents are not allowed to have lofts in the residence halls.

No, you do not have to pay for laundry.

  • Double room $1,440.00 per semester
  • Private Single room $1,840.00 per semester
  • Super Single room $2,740.00 per semester

Based UPON Availability for the upcoming semester.

All residence hall rooms have some form of window treatments-blinds. Curtains or valances are allowed.

An RA is a Resident Assistant and he/she is part of the student staff that lives in the residence hall to help build strong and healthy residential learning communities which complement and extend classroom learning.

When you move in, you will receive your key from the Residence Life staff in the residence hall.

We suggest that you bring all the special items which will make your new home feel like home…but you can’t bring everything! Some of the basic items you might want to add to your list are:

  • Laundry Supplies
  • Quarters for vending machines
  • Pillows, Bed Linens, and Bath Towels
  • Bathroom Bucket/ Shower Caddy
  • Bath Robe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Window Fan
  • Plastic Cups, Plates, and Silverware
  • Wastebasket
  • Broom or electric broom
  • Desk or Floor Lamp
  • Flashlight w/extra batteries
  • Extension cord with Surge Protector
  • Three Prong Plug Adapters
  • Message Board
  • Command strips
  • Shower Sandals
  • Freestanding shelves
  • Throw rugs

**Due to fire safety regulations, NO extension cords without surge protectors and NO multiple outlet plugs will be allowed in the halls**

You may not piggyback extension cords!

  • Air Conditioners
  • Barbeque/George Forman Grills
  • Candles, Incense or Potpourri Burners
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Darts and Dartboards
  • Dimmer Switches
  • Extra-large speakers, amplifiers, or subwoofer
  • Fireworks/neon signs
  • Free Weights Greater Than 10 pounds
  • Halogen/Lava Lamps
  • Hot-plates
  • Mattress and Box Springs
  • Open flame apparatus
  • Pets
  • Refrigerators larger than 3.1 cubic feet
  • Space Heaters
  • Toasters and Toaster Ovens
  • Water Beds
  • Weapons, Firearms and Explosives
  • Wireless Routers

Salem University has established policies regarding the use of heat-producing appliances. For safety and sanitary reasons, cooking appliances are not permitted in rooms. Refrigerators 3.1 cubic feet and under are allowed in all rooms. Microwaves no larger than 1 cubic feet without convection are also permitted. No appliances are permitted without automatic shut-offs (iron, coffee pot, etc.)

There are no curfews. However there is a visitation policy as follows:

  • Sunday-Wednesday 10:00am-12:00am & Thursday-Saturday 10:00am- 2:00am
  • Salem University Residence Halls:
    • Hoffheimer Hall – all female students
    • Montgomery Hall – all male students

Yes. The procedure for obtaining a parking pass will be explained to all students at orientation.   For additional information, don’t hesitate to contact the Director of Campus Safety and Security, 304-326-1481, to make your housing experience enjoyable!

Office of Housing & Residence Life
223 West Main St
Salem, WV 26426

Phone: 304.326.1473
Attn.:  Tammy Tyler
Director of Housing & Residence Life