Public Lecture Series

Smith SSW students clapping at a public lecture.

The Smith College School for Social Work is pleased to offer its lively and informative summer Public Lecture Series to area professionals, students and alumni.

Lectures are free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. (See below for additional accessibility information).

Continuing Education Credits (CEs)

Lectures also provide one and one-half (1.5) Continuing Education Credits (CEs). The cost to register for CEs will be $15 per lecture. Those who wish to earn CEs should arrive 15 minutes ahead of the lecture to register. To receive a CE certificate, you must attend the entirety of the lecture. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the presentation. Participants must sign in and out of the session and complete an evaluation. Therefore, a late arrival or an early departure of greater than ten minutes constitutes not attending the lecture in its entirety. Payment will be collected at registration. Payment must be made by check or money order ONLY. 

Accessibility Accommodations

Weinstein Auditorium is wheelchair accessible. For other disability accommodations or sign language interpreters, please contact the Office of the Dean at 413-585-7950 or email, at least two weeks in advance of the lecture.