Physical Address: 118 North Market Street
See building floorplans here.
Gender: 2nd and 3rd floors are co-ed by suite; 4th floor is all female
Class: Freshmen and Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites composed of two double rooms sharing a bathroom.
Meal Plan Options: Residents may choose between a 14 and a 19 meal plan (freshmen must have a 19)
Bathroom: Each suite has a full bathroom between the two rooms.
Laundry: There is a laundry room in the basement.
History of Marion Hall
Built in 1968 and the most recent of the women's residence halls, Marion Hall was named in tribute to the alumnae of Marion College (1873-1967). This two-year Lutheran women's college was closed in 1967. As a sister college, Roanoke College holds their records and their alumnae meet every other year on Roanoke's campus. Marion College alumnae continue their interest in higher education through their numerous gifts, which especially promote the Fine Arts at Roanoke College.
Additional Information about Marion Hall
Marion Hall is part of the West Side neighborhood and is home to many of our freshmen students. It has common areas on each floor and a large kitchen area and common room (with a big screen tv) on the ground floor. Marion has central heat and air. It is the closest hall to Salem's coffee shop and other stores and is next to its very own beach volleyball court.
Typical Rooms in Marion Hall
Room dimensions: 9'10" x 17'8" (typical room size)
Window dimensions (quantity): 4' x 6' (1)
Electrical outlets: 4
Each room is carpeted and has a sink and mirror.
Lofts are permitted, per guidelines.
Each room also has two adjacent, open, closet-areas. Many students buy curtains or shower curtains to decorate/close off that space!
Things to consider bringing with you when moving in to Marion:
- a fan (we have AC, but it can be a bit warm on upper floors)
- command strips or sticky tack (walls are cinderblock)
- bathroom cleaning supplies
- shower curtains for the open closets
- bath mat