McHugh SISTERS FLATS will be the main residence hall for the Festival.
Okay, so let’s define “on-campus.”
You can see on a map of Salem College, how it weaves in and out of Salem, to the east, and reaching north toward the city’s downtown.
On the map, McHugh Sisters Flats is #32, at the north end of God’s Acre. So, it is a bit separate from the rest of campus. MAP
Walking, the distance is less than 3/10ths of a mile. God’s Acre is a shaded walk of about 2/10ths of a mile.
To drive from McHugh to Home Church, you can either take Cemetery St. east to E. Salem Ave. to the Fine Arts Center parking lot; or, Cemetery St. west to Liberty St., turn left onto Liberty St., changes to Old Salem Rd.; turn left on Academy St. and go two blocks.
Located on the north end of campus, the new residence connects Salem to the vibrant life of downtown Winston-Salem. The design of the building also gracefully connects Salem’s future with its storied past. “The building was designed to reflect many elements found in Salem’s rich Moravian architecture, “ said Anna Gallimore C’99, Vice President for Administration.
It was dedicated on August 23, 2015. (a Moravian band played)
Each flat in the apartment-style building has a full kitchen and living area, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The sitting areas are decorated with stylish furnishings and brightly colored fabrics. Large windows welcome in abundant natural light and provide expansive views of downtown Winston-Salem and the surrounding historic neighborhood. A great room, porches, and patios offer common areas that encourage socializing and collaboration among the students.
The fully climate-controlled building provides suites that have 4 single rooms each. If you stayed at the HILL in Bethlehem in 2013, it will be similar. Each person or couple will have a private sleeping room (2 twins/single beds) with shared shower/restrooms and living spaces.
If you’re staying at McHugh Sisters Flats: Please bring all necessary toiletries. (If that’s a hardship for you, or you run short, let us know, and we’ll try to have some available for you.) We have arranged for each room to have bed linens (sheets, pillow, light blanket) and towels.
All rooms comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design.
As Salem President D. E. Lorraine Sterritt aptly put it at the dedication, the McHugh Sisters Flats are “a major milestone in the history of this extraordinary institution.” The $6 million, 32,000-square-foot building is the first new student housing construction at Salem in fifty years. It was necessitated by Salem’s record growth in enrollment, and it adds approximately ninety beds to the College’s residences.