Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog (Curriculog Connected) 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog (Curriculog Connected)

Beyond the Campus

The city of Winston-Salem (population 250,000) is widely recognized as an artistic and cultural center. Local entertainment includes numerous restaurants, movie theaters, music clubs and coffee houses. There is also a minor-league baseball team, the Winston-Salem Dash. Among the many cultural offerings are Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony concerts at the Stevens Center; performances by big-name artists at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum; numerous drama and music events at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts; the annual the RiverRun Film Festival; and art exhibits at the Sawtooth Center, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA).

Salem College students themselves make a valuable contribution to the cultural life of Winston-Salem. Each year, many visitors come to Salem to enjoy exhibits of student artwork; concerts by faculty; students and guest artists sponsored by the School of Music; plays staged by the Pierrette Players; dance recitals choreographed and performed by the Salem College Dance Company; and presentations by lecturers and artists invited to the College by the faculty, staff and students of the Cultural Events Committee or the Center for Women Writers.

Recreational offerings in North Carolina include intercollegiate sports events, horseback riding, skiing in the North Carolina mountains and trips to the coastline and the Outer Banks. Davidson College, Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are within easy driving distance and sponsor many activities of interest to Salem students.

The Winston-Salem community provides a wealth of academic opportunities as well. Students have the opportunity to take classes at Wake Forest University and mingle socially with students at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Possibilities for volunteer and internship locations are nearly endless. They include the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Baptist Medical Center, Forsyth Medical Center, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County public schools and local businesses as diverse as law firms and television stations. Informal courses and study programs in historic preservation are available at Old Salem and its Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).

Salem welcomes visitors to our beautiful campus. A map and more detailed information about touring the campus are available at https://salem.edu/visit, by calling the Salem College Office of Admissions at 1-800-32-Salem, or by emailing admissions@Salem.edu. For detailed admissions information, see below. Accessibility-focused options are available, and those unable to travel to Salem for an admissions visit may be eligible for some travel reimbursement. Salem also has a virtual tour at https://salem.edu/tour.