Information About Peabody Hall
Peabody Hall is one of two First Year Experience residence halls and houses 364 first year students in double, triple and quad rooms on seven floors. Each floor in Peabody Hall is designated as either single-gender or co-ed (with rooms assigned by biological sex), and new first-year students are asked to indicate their floor preference on their housing agreement.
Peabody Hall is substance free and offers community lounges on each floor, and a large community space on the ground floor including a laundry area, mailboxes, a pool table, vending, and a kitchenette as well as an additional television and lounge area.
What to Know About Living in Peabody
First year students are able to participate in the nationally recognized FIRST DAY program prior to the start of classes and have the opportunity to connect with faculty through the Cornerstone Project and fireside chats throughout the year.
First Year Reading Experience
The First-Year Reading Experience (FYRE) at Salem State University connects new students to the university community through a shared reading experience, welcoming them to a culture that values the thoughtful discussion of ideas. On opening day, first-year students meet with faculty, librarians, administrators, staff, and alumni for a conversation about a selected book. Many professors will also incorporate the book and its themes into first year courses and events throughout the academic year.
The Healthy Living Themed Housing Community is for students that are actively seeking a healthy lifestyle and are interested in learning more about health and wellness.
Peabody Hall is staffed by a master's level resident director, an assistant resident director, ten resident assistants, and three academic mentors.
A 24-hour security/information desk is located at the entrance to the hall.
Contact and Mailing Information
When addressing mail to this building, please use the following layout:
Peabody Hall/Student Box #
1 Loring Avenue
Salem State University
Salem, MA 01970