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Our mission at the Class Deans office is to help you make the most of your time at Smith.

We oversee the academic progress and standing of all students. We work with you to identify and clarify academic options and requirements and help you when you have difficulties with your classes. We oversee departmental honors, offer advice about transfer credits, communicate with faculty regarding extensions and suggest ways to resolve academic issues or problems.

The options on Guidelines & Forms cover the wide range of issues that we help you address. Make an appointment or visit us during walk-in hours to discuss your questions.


Dean Margaret Bruzelius will be out of the office Thursday, Oct 8th and Friday, Oct 9th. Other deans may be available to see you.

Please visit the office or call 585-4915 for information on scheduling an apppointment.


Walk-in Hour canceled Friday, Oct 9th for Dean Margaret Bruzelius.


Dear Students,

As you know, we have recently re-organized our office.

Margaret Bruzelius continues as the Dean of the Senior Class and is now Acting Dean of Ada Comstock Scholars. Please call (for seniors) 585-4920 and (for Ada’s) 585-4930 to schedule an appointment and also see Dean Bruzelius' walk-in hours here.

Professor William Oram has made himself available for Ada advising (in College Hall 101) two days a week, he is available for appointments on Tuesdays from 9:00-11:00am and for walk-in hours on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00pm. Please call 585-4930 to schedule an appointment.

Frazer Ward continues as the Dean of the Junior Class, but is also available for sophomores. Please call 585-4930 for an appointment and also see Dean Ward's walk-in hours here.

Tom Riddell will be the Acting Dean of the First Year Class while Dean Stangl is on a leave from October 1st - November 11th, and he will also be available for sophomores during this time. Dean Riddell will also be back in the class deans office from December 1st - 22nd. Please call 585-4910 for an appointment and also see his walk-in hours here.

In this time of transition we encourage you to speak to the dean for your class if possible, but if not, just make an appointment or drop in to the walk-in hours of any Dean. Please call the office with any questions at 585-4915.

Fall 2015 Walk-In Hours: for the Dean of the College area offices

Registration Deadlines

Important registration dates and deadlines are posted on the registrar's website.

Transfer Credit

Planning on taking interterm or summer courses? Remember that credit is not granted for online courses. See Transfer Credits for policies and guidelines.