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Smith College strives to assure access to its facilities, programs and events. Guests, visitors and alumnae come to campus throughout the year to attend events, meetings, Commencement and to take advantage of Smith's many wonderful resources. In addition, the Botanic Garden, the Museum of Art and the Campus Center are all open and accessible to the community and visitors.

Attending an Event

Wheelchair Accessible

Events that are open to the public are regularly scheduled in wheelchair accessible locations to the greatest extent possible.

If you wish to attend a specific event and want to confirm accessibility or make a request for specific accommodations, please contact the individuals or department sponsoring the event or contact the Office of Disability Services.

Sign Language Interpreters or Real-Time Captioning

Requests for sign language interpreters or real-time captioning must be made at least one to two weeks in advance to allow time for arrangements to be made. We will work to fill later requests, but interpreters and captionists are often booked far in advance. Theatrical interpreters are scarce in this area so as much lead time as possible would be helpful in making this a possibility. Contact our Deaf Services Coordinator for more information.

Print Materials

If you need print materials in large print or digital format, requests can be made a few days to a week in advance by contacting us. Taping or materials in Braille may take longer to prepare.


Visitors needing accessible parking may use any of the designated spaces on campus with a properly displayed state-issued plate or placard from any state. If you are visiting and need a temporary pass for an acute situation, please contact us.

A map of the accessible spaces on campus can be obtained from Campus Police.


Many alumnae also return to campus specifically for Reunion. Please inform the Reunion planners of any need for specific accommodation such as accessible housing, sign language interpreters, transportation or special dietary needs.