The Salem State College is located at Central Campus. You may purchase textbooks, school supplies, nursing and general
reference books, softw are, imprinted clothing and gif t merchandis e, magazines and other personal items. Services offered include
special orders and a coffee bar. For a schedule of Bookstore hours, please call (978) 542-3808.
Your satisfaction is our #1 priority! We gladly accept the return or exchange of any non-textbook item in our store at any time w ith
your original receipt.
Textbook purchases are fully refunded w ithin 7 calendar days from the start of classes or 2 days if purchased thereafter. Dur ing
interim or summer terms, refunds will be given within 24 hours from the start of classes or 24 hours, if purchased thereafter. Within
these time periods, new textbooks are fully refundable when returned in the same condition as when purchased. Any book
purchased during the last week of classes or during exams is not fully refundable, but may be sold back at the end of the term
during book buyback.
Center For Adult Learners (CAL Center)
The Center for Adult Learners, formerly known as the CAL Center, is dedic ated to providing services for adult learners at Salem
State College. The servic es we provide include:
• Workshops and Tutorials – Study Skills, Writing Skills, Stress Management,
Computer Skills, and many others
• Campus resources – Current information on campus services, and referrals when appropriate
• Advocacy – Assis tance for adult students available from professional staff
• Mentor Program – New students are matched with peer mentors to provide
assis tance and support
• Orientation Programs – Prepare new students for the first semester at
Salem State College
• Open House Week – Opportunity to meet Center staff, learn about our
resources, & meet other adult students
• Facilities & Amenities – Lounge, Conference table, Computer, Printer,
Refrigerator, Coffee & more
• Parenting Resources – Books, magazines, videos and brochures available for
The Center for Adult Learners is located in the Sullivan Building, Room 117, North Campus.
We are open weekdays:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
We are closed weekends and during Wintersession.
To contact us, please call (978-542-6330) weekdays, 8:30 am - 7:00 pm. We also encourage you to visit our web site at
www.salemstate.edu/cal. We look forward to seeing you at the Center for Adult Learners!
Dining Service at Salem State is managed by Chartw ells, a div ision of Compass group USA. It is our goal to serve and work w ith the
College community to provide a pleasant and nutritious dining experience while on the College campus.
Standing Reservations Available
The 14 Meal Plan is for residents of Peabody Hall and Bow ditch Hall. This plan provides the student w ith breakfast and dinner
Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays to be provided at the Lower Commons facility only.
(7days X 2 meals per day = 14 meals) The student will also be provided with $200.00 in bonus points that can be used for lunch or
at any other time at any dining location on campus. An additional $75.00 in Flex points are available that can be used at a dining
facility or the Campus Bookstore.
The 10 Meal Plan is for residents of Central Campus, the Bates Complex and or commuters. This plan provides the student with
any combination of ten meals (breakfast or dinner, only) at the Lower Commons Dining Facility. The student will also be provided
with $200.00 in bonus points that can be used for lunch or at any other time at any dining location on campus. An additional $75.00
in Flex points are available that can be used at a dining facility or the Campus Bookstore.
The Resident Declining Balance Plan is an alternative plan for residents of Central Campus and the Bates Complex. The plan is
similar to a debit card type system. The cost is $275.00; $200.00 to be used at any dining service facility and an additional $75.00 in
Flex points that can be used in either a dining facility, the campus bookstore, vending machines and laundry.
The Commuter Declining Balance Plan is a mandatory plan for all Freshmen and transfer students, (optional for Sophomores and
above). The plan is a debit card system that costs $275.00; $200.00 to be used at any dining service facility and an additional
$75.00 in Flex points that can be used in either a dining facility, the campus bookstore, vending mac hines and laundry.
Convenient Locations Accepting Your Reservation
Our Standing Reservations offer a wide assortment of delicious options that can be conveniently used in numerous dining locations;
The Lower Commons Dining Facility – the primary source for breakfast and dinner for resident students on a board plan. Here
you can find a wide variety of breakfast choic es, such as eggs, cereal, baked goods, pancakes, waffles, cereal, fresh fruit, milk,
juice, yogurt, and much more. At dinner you can choose from hot entrees, salad bar, vegetarian items, pasta bar, pizza, soups, a
specialty sauté station and a variety of sweets. Don’t forget you can eat lunch here by using your bonus or flex points.
The Food Court offers Burger King, Sandellas wraps, hot entrees at Menutainments, Soup & Salad, Ritazza Coffee, a variety of
Outtakes; grab and go items, a wide variety of bottled juices, sodas, and water, potato chips and other packaged items. You c an use
your bonus or flex points here at any time.
The Central Campus Café offers a quic k stop for breakfast, a variety of juices and sodas, Ritazza coffee, hot entrees, deli
sandwiches, soup, Outtakes grab and go items, pizza, and snacks.
The Harrington Building Café is also your late night stop when you have the late night munchies. You can use your bonus or flex
points here at any time.
The Harrington Building Café is another easy stop for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack in between. Your bonus and flex points
can be used here also.
The O’Keefe Center Coffee Stop is another location where you can grab a quick bite or drink to get you through the next class. As
alw ays your bonus and flex points are good here.
Our dining venues are open when you want them to be. Visit us online at www.dineoncampus.com/salemstate for more details.
Listed below are selected conduct regulations whic h affect behavior in the various dining areas:
1. Throw ing of food and food fights are prohibited.
2. Damage or destruction of cafeteria equipment (e.g., silverware, china, glasses, tables, and chairs) w ill not be tolerated.
3. Removal of trays, silver, china, or other equipment from any dining area is prohibited. If you see any of these items
around campus, please return them to Dining Services. This action will help you save food dollars normally used to replace hall
4. Abusive language to or lack of cooperation w ith any food servic e employee w ill not be tolerated.
5. Alcoholic beverages w ill not be allowed in any dining facility. Illegal beverages will be confiscated immediately.
6. You must have your student ID to purchase any food.
Lost and Found
The Lost and Found Department of the College is located at the Campus Center Programs Office, Ext. 6440. Personal articles found
on campus such as jewelry, watches, pocketbooks, wallets, etc., may be turned in there. Other lost items such as books and
clothing may be reported and/or pic ked up Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Campus Center Programs Office,
All resident students have mailboxes located in their respectiv e residence halls. Student Government Association (S.G.A.) Senators
and Officers and most student organiz ations have boxes located in the S.G.A. office in the Campus Center. Anyone w is hing to s end
mail to an individual or organization with a campus mailbox may do so through inter-campus mail; no postage is necessary.
Commuter students who are not affiliated w ith an organiz ation that has a mailbox in the Campus Center should not have their mail
sent to the College. The Campus Mail Room staff is available to answer your postal questions and assist you. The follow ing mailing
tips are provided to ensure the correct and timely delivery of student mail.
Incoming U.S. Mail - Residence Hall Students
All incoming Residence Hall mail must be addressed correctly to ensure delivery. Each Residence Hall has a unique Zip+4 code
address for postal sorting purposes. The correct address format for each Residence Hall is shown below:
FULL NAME FULL NAME FULL NAME
PEABODY HALL BOX # BATES COMPLEX BOX # BOWDITCH HALL BOX #
SALEM STATE COLLEGE SALEM STATE COLLEGE SALEM STATE COLLEGE
1 LORING AVE 1 LORING AVE 1 LORING AVE
SALEM, MA 01970-4589 SALEM, MA 01970-4590 SALEM, MA 01970-4591
Outgoing U.S. Mail - All Students
Deposit outgoing U.S. mail in the U.S. Mail Boxes located on the College premises.
North Campus - located in the front of the auditorium
South Campus - located on Loring Avenue across from Harrison Road
Alw ays include your correct and complete return address in the upper left corner in case the piece is returned by the Postal Service
due to incorrect address or insufficient postage.
Inter-Campus Mail - All Students
Inter-campus mail must be placed in reusable inter-departmental envelopes provided by the college to ensure delivery. Use the
addressee’s complete address.
Faculty and Staff:
Full Name PROF JOHN H. SMITH
Department/Bldg/Room MATHEMATICS SB 303
Full Name MS JANICE C. HILL
Residence Hall Box # PEABODY HALL BOX 16
Change of Mailing Address - All Students
Notify the College immediately if you have a change of permanent or local mailing address by filling out a Change of Mailing
Address and Corrections CMR Form 2
provided at the follow ing offices:
Center for Academic Advis ing
Residence Life - Bates Complex
To notify correspondents, publishers and businesses, fill out a U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Request for: Correspondents,
Publishers, and Businesses PS Form 3576. This postcard mailer is available at the Campus Mail Room and at all local Post Offic es.
Mail Services - Users Guide
This Users Guide for SSC Mailers is published annually to help answer questions
about SSC Mail Services. A copy is distributed to all Residence Hall Directors and Department heads.
O’Keefe Physical Education/Athletic Center
The Richard B. O’Keefe Physical Education/Athletic Center, opened in 1976, is one of the largest facilities of its kind among colleges
and universities in Massachusetts. Its different facilities—ranging from an ice arena, basketball courts, dance studio, tennis courts,
swimming pool, sports medicine facility, and Wellness Center—are the bases for improving the academic and athletic excellence of
Salem State College. Student fees and generated revenues support a schedule of use covering seven days per week, twelve
months of the year. Normal operating hours are 7:00 am till 9:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and 12:00 NOON till 9:30 pm on
weekends. During the summer the Center is open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on weekdays. Proper identific ation is alw ays required.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) runs daily train service from Boston to Salem and north to Rockport and
Ipsw ich. In addition, the MBTA provides bus servic e to the Salem State Campus from Lynn, Beverly, Boston, and downtown Salem.
The MBTA buses stop on Lafayette Street across from the Sullivan Building and across from Bow ditch Hall. The MBTA buses also
stop at Loring Avenue across from Eastern Bank. Schedules are available at the lobby information desk and in the Student
Government Office in the Ellison Campus Center.
The convenient new Downtown Shuttle provides the best way for students to travel
from the campus to the Salem Depot and to vis it the Washington Street and Derby Street area. Hop on the Downtown Shuttle to vis it
local businesses, touris t attractions, or to ride to the Commuter Rail trains from Salem Depot. This special bus will travel from Central
Campus to the Salem Depot consis tently from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on weekdays. The Downtown Shuttle will be at the Salem Depot at
7:00 a.m., 8:10 a.m., 9:25 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 2:55 p.m., 4:10 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Campus Shuttle Schedule
The SSC shuttle bus schedule is as follows (Academic Year Only):
Monday 6:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Tuesday 6:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Wednesday 6:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Meier Hall (Lafayette Street)
Peabody Hall ( College Drive)
Bates Complex (South Campus)
Harrington Building (South Campus)
O’Keefe Center (Canal Street)
Central Campus (Bookstore, Building 1)
Dow ntown Salem – Thurs. – 7:45 p.m., 9:50 p.m., 11:35 p.m.
North Campus (Horace Mann School) – 1:05 a.m Thursday Only
Every effort is made to ensure uninterrupted service; however, unforeseen circumstances may affect the availability and times of the
schedules. Rounds generally take approximately 20 minutes between campuses. Questions, comments or concerns regarding the
shuttle system are welcome and should be addressed to the Parking and Traffic Division of the Department of Public Safety.
The Preschool Program
The SSC Preschool Program opened in the Fall of 1970. The program is licensed and professionally staffed, serving children
between the ages of 2 years, 9 months to 5 years old. The Preschool is also accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood
Programs, an accreditation achieved by only 5% of programs nationally.
The size of the program is limited to 15 children at one time, and the average total enrollment ranges from 30–35. Enrolling small
numbers of children reflects the center’s appreciation of individual differences and the careful planning of appropriate activ ities to
meet the physical, social and intellectual needs of each child.
The setting on a college campus offers many valuable resources for field trips, consultation services, and academic support from
Enrollment is primarily for children whose parents are students at the college, and with space permitting, faculty, staff, and
community members are encouraged to register.
The center is a self -contained facility located on the Upper South Campus and is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through
Friday (excluding holidays and semester breaks).
Fall Registration is held in March and the Spring Term Registration is held in December. A child regis tration fee of $50.00 is
required. The standard fee is $6.00 per hour; the fee for full-time undergraduate students is $5.50 per hour. All fees are subject to
change. Space is limited so early registration is essential. A 6-week Summer Nature program is also available w ith regis tration in
March and April.
The Preschool Center also provides many opportunities for field work, student teaching and employment opportunities. The program
can provide students w ith a valid experience in a child care setting and help students in their pursuit of educational and career
goals. Call the supervis or to dis cuss ideas. A Resource Library is available for student use with a unique collection of texts,
brochures and curric ulum guides.
For further information, contact the Coordinator at (978) 542-6408 or the Preschool (978) 542-6409. Visit our Web site at
Salem State College Alumni Association
Today, the Alumni Association consists of 50,000 alumni, of which over 89% live in Massachusetts. The governing board of the
Association is composed of 40 at-large members and an elected executive committee. By virtue of their graduation, all alumni are
general members of the Association. No dues are required for membership.
The Association exists to connect alumni and students to each other and to the institution and to foster a senses of loyalty and unity
to their alma mater. Each year the Association hosts a variety of professional development, networking, social and community
events for alumni, students, friends, retirees and faculty of the college.
Alumni are encouraged to take advantage of the benefits offered through the Association, including the alumni affinity card, group
insurance discount program, travel program, and civic engagement opportunities.
Visit our web site at www.salemstate.edu/alumni for more information, or email us at email@example.com.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR TRY THESE LOC ATIONS
Bike Racks Meier Hall/Rear
Sullivan Building/Fire Escape
Ellison Campus Center/Front of Building
Central Campus/Building One
O’Keefe Center/at Entrance
South Campus/by Gym Door
Change Machines Central Campus
Lounges Meier Hall/Ground Floor
Ellison Campus Center/Lobby and First Floor
Academic Building Basement/South Campus
Pay Telephones Administration Bldg. (Corridor
between Commons & Admin. Bldg.)
Sullivan Building/1st Floor - Back Entrance
Meier Hall/1st Floor - Bookstore Corridor
Ellison Campus Center/Lobby
Library/1st Floor - far left corridor
O’Keefe Center/Main Lobby and Arena
Bow ditch Hall and Peabody Hall (Residence Halls)
(Intra-campus phones als o available in each Hall
Photo Copy Machines Library/near Reference Room
(coin operated) South Campus Lobby
Vending Machines Central Campus Cafeteria
Sullivan Bldg./Basement Lounge
Peabody Hall and Bow ditch Hall
O’Keefe Center/Main Lobby and Arena
Ellison Campus Center/Basement (near Underground)
and First Floor