Life on Campus

Students sitting on a bench on the Smith College campus during the summer

Before the start of your first summer, you'll receive detailed information about check-in and orientation, housing options, obtaining your OneCard, student insurance and much more.

Extracurricular activities and additional learning opportunities planned by students fill the summer weeks from the Student Orientation to the Senior Skit and graduation. Through the sponsorship of various student organizations, students host lectures, discussion groups, demonstrations and other creative events that inspire and ignite campus energies. Students also present their research projects at community colloquia and organize a range of varied social and recreational events during the summer months. As a largely residential community, exchanges among students and between students and faculty extend beyond the classroom, spilling into dining halls and cross-campus walks, creating an informal and ongoing supportive environment.

While you're on campus, you'll have the opportunity to explore 147-acres of natural and architectural beauty, while taking advantage of the many resources Smith has to offer. You might begin your day in our state-of-the-art fitness center, find inspiration with a visit to the art museum, and then recharge in Northampton—a peace-loving, queer-friendly community with diverse cuisine and music scenes.