Virtual support to get you through this unusual summer! Below you will find virtual support for your mental, physical and emotional health and so much more. We hope you'll join us!


Digital Self Care On Demand:

  • Free subscription to Calm: signup using your email address for free access. 
  • Free access to SilverCloud Health: To access visit Silvercloud Health and choose Smith College from the dropdown list. Please note, to confirm your eligibility, you will need to use your email address.

Virtual Academic and Professional Supports: 

Virtual Community Supports: 

  • Advisers
  • Dean's Hours – have a pressing issue to discuss? Or perhaps you're just interested in a chat with the Dean? Dean Yoshioka holds open hours every Tuesday, 1 – 2 p.m. EST. Check the "Zoom Links for You" email for the link. 
  • Office of Inclusion & Equity
  • Sotomayor Fellows

Virtual Support Groups:

  • Black Student Support Group: Beginning week 2, date and time TBA. To register, email the Schacht Center and indicate your wish to participate.
  • Grief Group: Did someone close to you die? Come share stories and support. Weekly on Wednesdays noon - 1:15 pm, beginning 7/22, Facilitated by Meg Laird, LICSW, Staff Therapist, Smith Student Counseling Service. To register, email Meg Laird

Support for Your Physical Wellness: 

  • Pilates: beginning June 11, Thursdays, 1:15 – 2:15 with Rosi PeriRN, American Counsel on Exercise Personal Trainer. Watch the Monday “Zoom Links For You” email and use your Smith email account to join.
  • Mindful Walks: Listen to a guided meditation hosted by the Director of Wellness Services, Kris Mereigh on your own time to explore nature or your neighborhood with new eyes as a method to recharge and re-center during your week. Recorded walking guides will be posted weekly on the Buzz.
  • Virtual Yoga for Body and Mind: Every Tuesday and Friday (excl. break week), 1-1:30 p.m. ET with our very own Christine Rowghani. Check the "Zoom Links for You" email for the link. 
  • Wellness Program: SSW Fitness: Zack Kundel, head swim at Smith College, will post fitness ideas and wellness tips on a weekly basis. You can follow along while gaining skills and knowledge to build your own fitness program for the future. He will introduce concepts and tools you can use at home, without equipment, that are fun and engaging. His goal is for you to view this as “something you get to do, versus something you have to do.” New posts will be sent and on the Buzz each Tuesday.

Virtual Support for Your Mind & Spirit:

  • At-Home Acupressure & Meridian Massage: As an alternative to the Group Acupuncture Clinic this summer, Katie Oleksak, Lic. Ac., will provide one-on-one guidance to students online. She will provide instruction on at-home, do it-yourself acupressure and meridian massage, herbs, supplements & nutritional guidance and suggestions for overall health and stress reduction. As a practitioner, her process would be to gain an overall understanding of the specific needs of each student. If needed, students may follow up to provide updates, progress or questions for continuity of care throughout the summer. Schedule a consultation by signing up here using your email address. 
  • Mental Health Consultation: Schacht Center
  • Midweek Meditations: Beginning June 10, Wednesdays 1 p.m. EST), Kris Mereigh, director of the Wellness Center, will provide a weekly mindful break each week! A quick no frills guided meditation to provide stillness and connection in the midst of uncertainty and balancing academic pressures. 3 Week Zoom meditation series. 
  • Wholeness Challenges: Kris Mereigh, director of Wellness Services, will post a weekly mini wholeness challenge on the Buzz beginning Monday, July 13. Students will be invited to engage in opportunities to explore the six dimensions of wholeness (spiritual, financial, physical, social, cultural/ancestral, and intellectual) in ways that feel right and whole for themselves beginning the first day of term 2 (and posted on Sundays after that). A Wholeness Connection Chat will be held on Tuesday July 21, 5 p.m. check the "Zoom Links for You" email to join. 

Coming Soon: Watch the Buzz for details
  • Preparing for Social Work Licensing Workshop
  • Student Commons
  • Eating Healthy 
  • Overcoming Social Isolation 
  • Support Group for Students of Color

This information is for M.S.W. students. Information for Ph.D. students can be found by clicking Ph.D. Students above. Self-care resources for all students can be found by clicking Self Care and Support above.


This information is for Ph.D. students. Information for M.S.W. students can be found by clicking M.S.W. Students above. Self-care resources for all students can be found by clicking Self Care and Support above.