On-Campus Housing

We provide on-campus housing in certain undergraduate dormitories during the 10-week summer academic session. These dormitories are assigned to us by the College each summer and are gender-neutral. The houses range in size from 43 to 80 students per building. Each floor has communal bathrooms, which are shared by all the occupants on the floor. All rooms are single occupancy and are furnished with a twin bed, bureau, bookcase, desk and chair. Each room is wired for Internet access.

If you choose to live on campus, please review the Housing FAQ, as well as the Dormitory Information page. 


Off-Campus Housing

During the summer, off-campus housing is available through private arrangement. Many local residents rent rooms or apartments to our students during the summer, the executive assistant to the dean, Larry Picard, compiles a list of these rentals and emails it out. Students who would like to be added to the email list should contact Larry directly at lpicard@smith.edu.

We provide these listings as a courtesy to our students and accept no responsibility for off-campus rentals. It is your responsibility to deal directly with the local landlords, and we strongly advise you to do careful checks on all rentals.


Options for Students with Children

There is very limited on-campus housing available during the 10-week summer academic session for students with children. This summer, the School for Social Work will be using some of the newly-constructed Paradise Road apartments as housing for students with children. Each apartment will have a living room, kitchen, four bedrooms (each set up as a single dorm room), and bathroom. Please note that students assigned family housing will need to provide their own pots, pans, dishes, etc.

Although these apartments are made available to students with children, parents should be advised that the apartments are set up for undergraduate students and are not child-proofed. The rooms are not equipped with cribs or highchairs.

Field Internship Housing

During the field internship sessions, students must make their own housing arrangements. Costs vary by region.

Have questions? Check the Housing FAQ for answers. If you don’t find the answer you need, contact sswdean@smith.edu.