Smith College and Hampshire College
His Holiness The Dalai Lama
WIsdom, Compassion, Peace. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Hampshire and Smith Colleges


Smith and Hampshire Colleges recognize and appreciate the ability of the media to spread the news of the Dalai Lama’s visit. However, seats at the main address on May 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, were not guaranteed for members of the news media. Media members needed to submit requests to cover the event, which was held at Smith’s Indoor Track and Tennis facility (ITT), by midnight of April 15, 2007. Requests could have been made by e-mail and needed to include the name and title of the media member, the name of the news outlet, contact information for a senior member of the news outlet and any specific requirements from that outlet regarding coverage.

College officials notified news media of the status of applications by Tuesday, April 17, 2007. At that time, anyone who had received approval was given additional information about gaining access to the event. Security officials reserved the right to refuse entrance to any approved member of the news media on the day of the event, for any reason.

Requests to cover the event were sent to:

Kristen Cole, Smith College Media Relations Director

Elaine Thomas, Hampshire College Director of Communication

Read the press release announcing the Dalai Lama’s visit.

Learn about the history behind the Dalai Lama’s visit from Buddhism expert Jay Garfield and local Tibetan Association President Thondup Tsering

What could be brought to the event

Getting to Smith College

About the Visit

For Smith and
Hampshire faculty,
staff, students

For the Local Tibetan Association Members

For Local Residents

For the News Media



Reading List

Five College Tibetan Studies

Tibetan Studies

Planning Committee


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