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. This year we have many exciting things planned for our Orientation and Move In Days. Our Fall Sport Orientation and Move In Day is on Saturday, August 6th.  In addition, we have our Returning Student Orientation on Thursday, August 25th and New Student Orientation on Friday, August 26th. Please see the updated schedule.

For other important dates, please see attached document.

For more information, please contact the Dean of Student Affairs at 304-32-1482 or email


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: Attn.:  Mark A. Nesmith, Jr. Director of Housing & Residence Life