Orientation Schedule

Friday, June 3 - Saturday, June 4, 2022

M.S.W. Student Orientation

Thursday, June 2, 2022

2-4 p.m.  Check-in for students moving in early.
Pre-registration is required.

Students must take a PCR test on Friday morning between 9 a.m.-noon. 
Smith College Campus Center, Chapin Lawn

Friday, June 3, 2022

9 a.m.-noon Check-in for all students 
Pre-registration is required

Campus tours will be available during this time leaving from the Campus Center. 
Smith College Campus Center, Chapin Lawn
9 a.m.-1 p.m. PCR Testing
Required to complete check-in
Smith College Campus Center
11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Grab and Go Lunch Seelye Lawn
1:15-2:30 p.m.  Convocation
Dr. April Few-Demo, M.A., Ph.D.
Seelye Hall Classrooms or Remote
2:30-3 p.m. Break  
3-4 p.m.  Building an Accountable Community Seelye Hall Classrooms or Remote
4-4:15 p.m.  Break  
4:15-5:15 p.m.  Small Group Discussions Seelye Hall Classrooms or Remote
5:30-8 p.m.  Dinner Seelye Lawn
6:30-8 p.m.  Opening Ceremony

Saturday, June 4, 2022 

10-
11:15 a.m.
First Year Students: Field Advising and What to Expect Your First Year
  • Rory Crath, M.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor 
  • Alberto Guerrero, M.S.W., Ph.D., Lecturer 
  • Shveta Kumaria, M.A., Ph.D., LCSW, Assistant Professor
  • Mark Williams, M.S.W., M.Div., Ph.D., Chair of the Practice Sequence, Adjunct Associate Professor
Second Year Students: Field Advising and What to Expect Your Second Year 
  • Loren Cahill, M.S.W., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Hannah Karpman, M.S.W., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chair of the Social Welfare Policy and Service Sequence
  • Arianne Napier-White, M.S.W., LMSW, Associate Director of Field Education
  • Peggy O’Neill, Ph.D., LCSW, Assistant Professor
 Third Year Students: Job Seeking and Planning
  • Katya Cerar, Ph.D., LICSW, Interim Director of Field Education and Director of Ph.D. Field Education and Clinical Coordinator
  • Brandyn-Dior McKinley, M.S.W., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Zoom

12:15-
3:30 p.m. 
Orient Yourself to Smith
Learn about support options, unpack and settle in. 
 

12:30 p.m. 
Northampton Scavenger Hunt (optional) Various Locations on Campus and Downtown

Sunday, June 5, 2022

1:30 p.m.  Dis-orientation
Unlearning Racism Group
Second Floor Conference Room, Lilly Hall

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.: Tours of Neilson Library for SSW students, faculty & staff. Please sign up in advance: https://bit.ly/sswtours22. All tours will meet outside the main library entrance facing Seelye Lawn

Time TBD: Networking Event for Students of Color
 

Ph.D. Student Orientation

Friday, June 3, 2022

9-10 a.m. Check-in for Ph.D. students 
Pre-registration is required
Chapin Lawn, Smith College Campus Center
9-10 a.m. PCR Testing
Required to complete check-in
Smith College Campus Center
10 a.m.-noon First Year Students: Welcome and What to Expect in Your First Year and First Field Year Second Floor Conference Room, Lilly Hall
Noon-1 p.m. Grab and Go Lunch
Ph.D. students will grab a meal (available on Seelye Lawn) and eat lunch together in the Second Floor Conference room in Lilly Hall. 
Seelye Lawn and Lilly Hall
1:15-2:30 p.m.  Convocation
Dr. April Few-Demo, M.A., Ph.D. 
Second Floor Conference Room, Lilly Hall
2:30-3:30 p.m. Break  
3-4 p.m.  Building an Accountable Community Second Floor Conference Room, Lilly Hall
4-4:15 p.m.  Break  
4:15-5:15 p.m.  Small Group Discussions Second Floor Conference Room, Lilly Hall
5:30-8 p.m.  Dinner Seelye Lawn
6:30-8 p.m.  Opening Ceremony  

Saturday, June 4, 2022 

9
-11:30 a.m.
First Year Ph.D. Students: Critical Conversations
  • Maria del Mar Farina de Parada, Adjunct Professor 
Third Floor Conference Room, Lilly Hall
9:15
-11 a.m.
Second Year Ph.D. Students: What to Expect Your Second Year
  • Ora Nakash, M.A., Ph.D., Director of the Ph.D. Program
    Katya Cerar, Ph.D., LICSW, Interim Director of Field Education and Director of Ph.D. Field Education and Clinical Coordinator
Second Floor Conference Room, Lilly Hall 
11:15 a.m.
-12:15 p.m.
Break  
12:15
-3:30 p.m. 
Orient Yourself to Smith: Learn about support options, unpack and settle in.   
12:30 p.m.  Northampton Scavenger Hunt (optional) Various Locations on Campus and Downtown

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.  Tours of Neilson Library for SSW students, faculty & staff
Please sign up in advance: https://bit.ly/sswtours22
Tours will begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
All tours will meet outside the main library entrance facing Seelye Lawn