Student Housing


Living at Salem University



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.

2019/2020 Residence & Student Life Important Dates

  Fall 2019 Semester
August
  •             05th Mon.         Start of August Course
  •             15th Thurs.       Men’s/Women’s Soccer/Men’s Water Polo Move-In (9:00am- 2:00pm)
  •             29th Thurs.       New/Transfer Resident’s Student Move-In (9:00am-4:00pm)
  •             30th Fri.            Returning Resident’s Student Move-In (9:00am-4:00pm)
September
  •             02nd Mon.        Labor Day- Offices & Campus are Closed {No Classes in Session}
  •             03rd Tues.        Start of September Course
  •             29th Sun.          Last Day of the Course
  •             30th Mon.         Start of October Course
October
  •             3rd   Thurs.       Start of Homecoming
  •             6th   Sun.          Close of Homecoming
  •             25th Fri.            Start of Family Weekend
  •             26th Sat.           Close of Family Weekend
  •             27th Sun.          Last Day of the Course
  •             28th Mon.         Start of November Course
  •             31st Thurs.       Halloween {No masks, covered and or painted faces allowed on campus}
November
  •             18th Mon.         Last Day to Request to stay in the Halls during Thanksgiving Break
  •             27th Wed.         Residence Halls Close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 27th
  •             28th Thurs.       Thanksgiving- Offices & Campus are closed {No Classes in Session}
  •             29th  Fri.           Black Friday- Offices & Campus are closed {No Classes in Session}
  •             24th Sun.          Last Day of the Course
  •             25th Mon.         Start of December Course
  Only International students, approved sports teams, and other cases approved by the Director of Housing and Residence Life are permitted to be in Housing during Thanksgiving Break.  If you have not been approved and cleared on the official list, you will not be able to enter the halls until they officially open back up.   No Visitation during Campus Breaks/School Closings  

December
  •     1st   Sun.             Residence Halls Open at 1:00pm on Sunday, December 01st
  •     9th  Mon.             Last Day to Request to stay in the Halls during Christmas Break
  •     20th   Fri.             Residence Halls Close at 12:00pm (Noon) on Friday, December 20th
  •     22nd  Sun.             Last Day of the Course
    Only International students, approved sports teams, and other cases approved by the Director of Housing and Residence Life are permitted to be in Housing during Christmas Break.  If you have not been approved and cleared on the official list, you will not be able to enter the halls until they officially open back up.   No Visitation during Campus Breaks/School Closings      

Spring 2020 Semester

January
  •     04th   Sat.             Residence Halls Open at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 04th
  •     06th   Mon.             Start of January Course
  •     20th   Mon.             Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day- Offices & Campus are Closed
{No Classes in Session} February
  •     02nd   Sun.             Last Day of January Course
  •     03rd   Mon.             Start of February Course
March
  •     01st   Sun.             Last Day of February Course
  •     02nd  Mon.             Start of March Course
  •     29th   Sun.             Last Day of March Course
  •     30th   Mon.             Start of April Course
April
  •     24th  Fri.             Residence Halls Close at 12:00pm (Noon) for Non-Graduates
  •     25th  Sat.             Senior Awards- 9am Carlson Hall Room 128
  •     25th  Sat.             Graduation- 2pm Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center
  •     26th  Sun.             Residence Halls Close at 12:00pm (Noon) for Graduating Students
    Move Out begins 24 hours after your last final/class. The only exceptions which will be considered, include:
  • Your team is required for continued season play
  • You are assigned to help with the graduation festivities.

If you have not been approved and cleared on the official list your key will not allow you to enter the halls!


 

Frequently Asked Housing Questions

 
Can I see my room before I move in? No, the residence halls are closed to students until the move-in date for your fall sport team or fall orientation.

What size are the beds in the residence hall rooms? The beds in the rooms are 81”x39”.

What furniture comes in the bedrooms? Each room comes with twin bed, twin XL mattress, desk, desk chair, dresser, closet space, window w/ blinds, wireless internet, and cable television hookup.

How many outlets are in each room? There are at least 4 in each room.

Estimated room measurements for the halls?  Remember that you will be sharing a room and that space is limited.   



  May I paint my residence hall room? No, you will not be able to paint your room.

  Are students allowed to build bed loft? No, residents are not allowed to have lofts in the residence halls.

  Do students have to pay to do laundry? The laundry fees are $1.50 per load to wash and $1.50 per load to dry.  Coin or debit/credit card.

  What are the room rates?
  • 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.

     
    What about the window coverings? All residence hall rooms have some form of window treatments-blinds.  Curtains or valances are allowed.  

    What is an RA?  What does an RA do? 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.  

    Where do I get my room key? When you move-in, your will receive your key from the Residence Life staff in the residence hall.  

    What should I bring for my room? We suggest that you bring all of 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 and laundry 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
    • Free standing 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 piggy back extension cords!  

    What am I NOT allowed to bring?  
    • 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

    Can I bring a small appliance like a microwave, coffee maker, or refrigerator? 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.)  

    Are students subject to curfew?
    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  

    Are residents allowed to have a car on-campus? 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 Housing & Residence Life by dialing (800) 283-4562, x 473, to make your housing experience enjoyable!

    Office of Housing & Residence Life
    223 West Main St
    Salem, WV 26426
    Phone: 304.326.1473
    Email:  mnesmitrh@salemu.edu
    Attn.:  Mark A. Nesmith, Jr.
    Director of Housing & Residence Life