Smith College offers mixed-gender dormitory accommodations and limited family housing each summer.
We provide on-campus housing during the 10-week summer academic session. The buildings used for on-campus housing are regular undergraduate dorms and all rooms are single occupancy. All rooms are wired for full Internet access.
Furniture and Layout
Each room contains the following: a twin XL size bed, a dresser, a desk and chair, small bookcase and closet. Most rooms have only one window.
Communal, all gender bathrooms (with showers) are located on each floor. These bathrooms have areas where you can leave towels and personal toiletries.
What to Bring
You will need to bring bed linens, towels, pillows, curtains, bedspreads, etc. You may wish to bring a lamp, an alarm clock and a fan, additional blankets and pillows and hangers. Some people like to bring a small table to use next to their beds.
Each dorm has a kitchenette with a microwave and small refrigerator, available for SSW students. However, many students opt to bring a small refrigerator for their rooms for snacks and beverages. Students may not have microwaves, toaster ovens or electric hot plates in their rooms, but may have an electric coffee pot or tea kettle. Please note: Housing and Food Plans are not separate fees. This means that if you choose not to eat all your meals in the dining hall, your fees cannot be prorated.
All meals are included for each student registered in the housing plan.
There is very limited on-campus family housing available during the 10-week summer academic session for students with minor children who will be living with them all summer. All apartments are wired for full Internet access.
Furniture and Layout
Apartments include a living room, kitchen, four bedrooms (each set up as a single dorm room) and bathroom.
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 or equipped with cribs or highchairs.
The apartments have full kitchens. Students must provide their own pots, pans, dishes, utensils, etc. Please note: Housing and Food Plans are not separate fees. This means that if you choose not to eat all your meals in the dining hall, your fees cannot be prorated.
All meals are included for each student (and dependent children age 5 or younger) registered in the housing plan. Additionally, meals can be purchased for family members residing in family housing.
Many students choose to rent an off-campus apartment. The School maintains a list of off-campus houses that are shared with the deans' office. To receive the weekly list, sign up using the form on this page.
If you are unable to find off campus housing or if your off-campus housing falls through for whatever reason, you can contact the housing coordinator to ask to live on campus if space is still available. However, please note that you will be obligated to pay the 10-week on-campus housing rate.
Weekly meal plans are available for off-campus students who would like to eat on campus. Contact the Housing Coordinator.
Meal Plan Costs