Accepted Applicants

Graduate Credit

For those interested in earning graduate credit for participating in Picturing Early America: People, Places, and Events 1770-1870, will register for ART 736: The Arts in America From 1492 to 1900 - A study of American visual culture from the colonial period to 1900. This course allows teachers of art education to examine media including painting, sculpture, prints, photographs, architecture, and the decorative arts. Emphasis on the historical diversity of artistic practices derived from European, Native American, African American and Asian traditions.

Graduate registration forms will be available on-site.

Tuition and Fees for 2010 will be available at a later date.

If you are NOT a Salem State College graduate student you MUST verify that your home institution or program will accept transfer credit for these classes before registering.


Participants who choose to stay on campus will have the advantage of being conveniently located near classrooms and computer labs.

On-campus housing in a state-of-the-art residence hall will be priced at $38 per night for a private room. Family members are welcome to stay with participants at the standard rates for the residence hall facilities.

Participants will be housed in dorm apartments (4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, and living/dining area, central air conditioning). Each guest will receive a private bedroom that includes a twin-sized bed with extra-long mattress, a desk and desk chair, a dresser and closet space. Guests will share the 2 bathrooms, the kitchen and the living room area with the other 3 occupants of the apartment.

One set of sheets, towels, a blanket and pillow are provided. Kitchens include a full-size refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and sink. Coin-operated laundry facilities and a small exercise center are available for guest use on the first floor.

A Housing Application Form will be sent to each participant after they have been notified of acceptance into the program.

Institute participants who elect not to stay in the residence hall should contact local hotels and bed-and-breakfasts as soon as possible since Salem is a popular and relatively expensive summer tourist destination.

For additional information on Salem accommodations visit the Destination Salem website at or see our Salem Resources page.


For Directions to the Residence Hall on Central Campus and a Campus Map

For Driving Directions please consult Google, Mapquest or Destination Salem

Getting To Salem via Public Transport

Logan Airport
Information on transport to and from the airport

Amtrak trains arrive at South Station, you will need to take a taxi or the subway to North Station to transfer to the commuter line. Please see MBTA below for more information.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Or Call 800.392.6100. Complete information on local and regional public transportation including the Boston "T", and schedules for the Newburyport/Rockport train line which serves Salem. It takes approximately 30 minutes to travel between Salem and Boston by train.

To and From Logan Airport

Please consult the MBTA and Logan Airport website for maps and complete information.

Take the Complimentary Logan Shuttle bus service to Airport "T" Station on the MBTA Blue Line, take the Blue Line to State Street, transfer to the Orange Line which serves North Station. Train service is available on the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line from Boston's North Station.

Ferry service from Boston to Salem is available from Boston's Long Wharf North. The dock is accessible via the MBTA Blue Line at the Aquarium stop, or the MBTA Harbor Express Water Shuttle from Logan. The Salem Ferry docks at Blaney Street in Salem, about 1.8 miles from the college. Taxis can be arranged (see Local Taxis below). Schedule, fares and reservations are available from or call 978.741.0220

Boston taxis are available at Logan terminals 24 hours a day. Areas within a 20-mile radius of downtown Boston are charged a metered rate. Beyond the 20-mile radius the charge is a flat rate ($3.20 a mile). All fares are based upon the occupancy of one to four passengers per taxi. Fares leaving Logan Airport are charged a $2.25 airport fee and travel through the harbor tunnels into Boston will cost an additional $5.25 toll fee.

Logan Express bus service to Peabody, Route 1, at 164 Newbury Street, from whence you would need to take a taxi to the Central Campus Dormitory at Salem State College. The bus runs hourly. Travel time is approximately 30-45 minutes. Allow extra time during rush hours.

Local Taxis

The fare from Logan is approximately $45-50, from the Peabody-Logan Express Bus Station about $20 for 1-2 people.

Salem Taxi

All City Cab

Tri-City Taxi Services