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Salem College

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About Salem College

Salem College can trace its roots as far back as 1766 when the Moravians, an early Protestant denomination from central Europe, established the village of Salem. Believing that women deserved an education comparable to that given men -- an exceptional view in the 18th Century -- the Moravians began a school for girls in 1772. Today, Salem is an intimate learning community of 1,100 women from all over the world and is one of our nation's most distinguished private liberal arts colleges.

As the oldest educational institution for women in the United States, Salem boasts a proud history of fostering independence in women. Our students have the freedom to explore who they are and who they want to be. They enjoy state-of-the-art facilities for the sciences, athletics and the performing arts; manage their campus through a dynamic Student Government Association; and participate in over 50 clubs and activities.

Campus information

Salem College’s 64-acre campus is located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem in the Old Salem historic district. The city of Winston-Salem is one of the most culturally active in the nation, and Salem students enjoy -- and often participate in -- many of the special offerings in town. 

Winston-Salem is also an ideal climate for business, featuring proximity to major U.S. cities, technology and employment opportunities. A short walk from the Salem campus will find you downtown or on the "greenway" to Salem Lake, a popular spot for boating, biking and jogging. Within a few hours of campus are mountains for skiing, camping or hiking; rivers for white-water rafting; and the beautiful ports and beaches of North and South Carolina.

Accommodation

Salem's beautiful residence halls are a cozy, comfortable blend of historic and modern. There are different features to love about each building, and because of Salem's compact size, you're never far away from the center of college life, no matter which residence hall you live in.  

The residence halls are South Hall (built in 1805); Alice Clewell Residence Hall (1922); Mary Reynolds Babcock Hall (1955); Dale H. Gramley Residence Hall (1965); Hattie Strong Residence Hall (1942); Louisa Wilson Bitting Residence Hall (1930); Bahnson House and Fogle Flats (circa 1900).

All Salem residence halls have a few things in common in terms of their facilities. Each residence hall has laundry facilities. Babcock and Gramley have one washer and dryer per floor. Our machines are card activated and free for Salem students.

Each residence hall has a lobby and a lounge. The lobby is located off the main entrance and is used to entertain guests. The lounge is on the basement level of the building and has cable television and a VCR/DVD. Lounges are typically used as gathering places for meetings and as a place to study. In Babcock and Gramley, there are Kitchen spaces in each basement. Additionally, each floor also has a microwave for students' use. Vending and ice machines are located in a central area in each building.

Babcock Hall
Babcock is a mixed residence hall (first years and upper class students) located near the center of campus. This building houses approximately 110 students in double rooms on three floors and in the basement. Babcock has a community bathroom and laundry room located on each floor. Two Resident Assistants (RAs) are available on each floor to assist students with personal concerns and social development.

The basement in this building has been renovated and has modern furnishings. A full kitchen, a pool table, and a TV all contribute to a vibrant common space for the students to use. A front-desk area is located on the first floor. This desk is staffed by student workers and serves as the information center of the hall, allowing students to sign in their guests and purchase late-night snacks.

Bahnson House
This quaint building houses 16 students in single, double and triple rooms. Typically, Bahnson houses junior and senior students. This building has a combination of community and private bathrooms throughout the house. The recently renovated full kitchen and furnished living spaces provide a cozy atmosphere for this small community.

Bitting Hall
Bitting sits in the center of campus and is home to 48 students. This building houses students on three floors and in the basement. Students live in single and double rooms joined by a bathroom, suite style. Recently renovated, Bitting has wood floors and a charming lobby and basement area in which students may relax and socialize. There is a full kitchen located in the basement along with a laundry room. Bitting has three RAs to assist with social development and address community concerns. 

Clewell Hall
Clewell hall is a traditional first-year residence hall. This building houses approximately 120 students and is located at the front of campus. The rooms in Clewell are traditional double rooms or single rooms. Clewell has community bathrooms and laundry rooms on each of the 3 floors. Clewell's three renovated lobby spaces include televisions and a ping-pong table, providing a wonderful space for relaxation and recreation.

Two Resident Assistants (RAs) are available on each floor to assist students with personal concerns and social development. Clewell Hall is for first-year students.

Fogle Flats
The Fogle Flats are townhouses located on the edge of campus. The Flats house 24 students. This independent living area is full of historical charm. Each Flat houses six students in three rooms. One RA lives in the Flats to assist with social development and address community concerns. Every Flat has one and a half baths, a full kitchen, a formal dining room, a living room, a laundry room and a bonus room.

Gramley Hall
Gramley is an upper-class residence hall located toward the edge of campus. This building houses approximately 100 students on three floors and a basement. Gramley has a community bathroom and laundry room located on each floor. Two Resident Assistants (RAs) are available on each floor to assist students with personal concerns and social development.

The basement in this building has been recently renovated and has over-sized, comfortable furnishings. A full kitchen, a pool table and a TV all contribute to a vibrant common space for the students to use. A front-desk is staffed by student workers and serves as the information center of the hall, allowing students to sign in their guests and purchase late-night snacks.

Leinbach House
The Leinbach House is an expansion of North campus housing. Located just across the street from the Fogle Flats. This well-kept historic two-story house is home to 13 students, which are housed in six double rooms and one single room.  The house has wonderful features which includes two full bathrooms, full kitchen, laundry room,  two screened porches and tons of historic charm. The Leinbach house is upper class students.  The RA from the Fogle Flats will assist with social development and address community concerns.

South Hall
South HallSouth Hall is home to 42 students. Recently renovated, this building has wood floors and new furniture in each room. Students are housed in single and double rooms with community bathrooms located on each floor. There is a shared laundry room and full kitchen in this building. Both a formal lobby and cozy lounge area provide students with many options for social interaction. Two RAs are available in this building to assist with social development and address community concerns.

Strong Honors House
The Strong Honors House is home to students wishing to live in an academically enhanced community. This option is available for first-year and upper class residential honors students through an application process. First-year honor students have the opportunity to interact with and be mentored by upper class students.  This building holds 34 students in double rooms on two floors. Each floor shares a community bathroom and a laundry facility is located in the basement. Building residents will develop a community contract at the beginning of each year to determine visitation policies, quiet hours and community standards.

Strong Honors House is available for approved Honors students through the Honors student application process. 

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Accounting and Finance 2 Applied and Pure Sciences 2 Business and Management 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 3 Law 1 Mass Communication & Media 1

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