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Smith Houses

Whether you are an adult attending a conference or a high school student in a residential summer program, you'll live in a house on campus that will serve as your social and residential base. Smith's 35 houses each have a distinct character and vary in size and architectural style from old Gothic to Victorian.

Each program has a designated house, so your housemates will be the people you are learning with. All houses have lovely and spacious common areas and shared bathroom facilities.

Your house life will become the central part of your time at Smith, as you experience life on one of America's most picturesque college campuses.

Houses have some combination of common rooms on the first floor, such as a parlor, living room, recreation room, library, study or lounge. You are welcome to use the porch and lawn. Bedrooms on the second and third floors are a mix of singles and doubles, and a few triples. There are one or two shared bathrooms with sinks, toilets and showers. Some houses have handicapped-accessible rooms on the first floor and other houses have elevators.

Smith OneCards

Your conference director may provide you with a Smith OneCard. This multifunctional, customized card identifies your group and the dates of your visit and may also be programmed for access to your house, the dining hall, athletics facilities, library and printing privileges, among other services for which the group has contracted.

Dining

Dining at Smith combines unique traditions with a relaxed, accommodating atmosphere. All meals are prepared on-site by staff employed by the college. The dining services staff members are experienced in culinary production and are committed to providing you with quality, nutritious food. All residential students are on a full board plan, which entitles them to breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Meals are served cafeteria-style with participants of other conferences. Diners are responsible for busing their own dishes. Menus include fresh cuisine prepared by college staff. Fresh fruit, salad bars and vegetarian items are included at all meals. Dining Services is committed to supporting area farmers by purchasing as much local produce as possible, and summertime offers many exciting options.

Breakfast

7–8:30 a.m.

Lunch

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Dinner

5:30–7 p.m.

Guests

As a courtesy to conference participants, occasional guests are welcome to join the group for dining. Cash is accepted at the swipe desk for this purpose. Please contact your conference director to determine if an occasional overnight guest can be accommodated.

Wireless Internet

Smith College provides wireless Internet access points in most locations across campus, including the libraries, the Science Center, the Campus Center, and most other academic and administrative buildings. Printing is not available via a wireless connection. Wireless service is also available in most rooms in residence houses. While the signal is generally excellent in the common spaces, it may, however, be slower in outer rooms on higher floors. All rooms have data jacks; bring an Ethernet cable as a back-up.

If you are connecting a wireless computer or other mobile device to the network for the first time, you will be prompted to register on the network:

For additional assistance see How to Connect to the Wireless Network or call the User Support Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 413-585-4487, or 4487 from a campus phone.