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Marsh Hall on a sunny day.
a double room in Marsh.
Ground floor
Common area
Marsh Quad
Marsh's fitness area.
Marsh Hall's laundry room
Marsh Hall at night.
Welcome to Marsh Hall!
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Information About Marsh Hall

Located on Central Campus, Marsh Hall houses 525 first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in double and triple style rooms across five floors. Each floor offers multiple lounge/study areas, kitchenettes, and community and private bathrooms.

On the ground level, Vikings can find an information desk, fitness room, flatscreen TVs, video game consoles, a Bluetooth speaker bar, pool tables, vending machines, a laundry room and a mail room. Marsh also houses a dining hall and convenience store with a separate entrance from the residence hall.

Living in Marsh has its perks– residents are a just few short steps from Starbucks, the iconic Salem Diner, Bertolon School of Business, a Viking Shuttle stop, Atlantic Hall, Viking Hall, and the Marsh Quad– the perfect spot for studying with friends, playing sports or simply hanging out. Marsh also neighbors the Salem Bike Path and the salt marsh.

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.

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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: Tom Durkee, 978.542.4490
Graduate Resident Directors: Joanna Imbert Leon, 978.542.4489
David Wilson, 978.542.4491

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