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Orientation and Arriving on Campus

New student orientation will be held Friday, August 29 - Wednesday, September 3. Please see the Student Affairs Web site for further information. Readmitted students participating in orientation activities are allowed to return on the 29th as well. Please contact student affairs to make arrangements.

Houses are open for readmitted and returning students beginning on Tuesday, September 2. Keys will be distributed in the ITT building from 1-4pm on the 2nd and from 9am-12pm on the 3rd. Please visit the Residence Life Web site for further information about housing.

Those members of teams, organizations or groups required by the college to return prior to the 29th will be notified by the head of their group as to the date they are expected to arrive. If you have any questions concerning early arrival, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (413) 585-4940.

You may not remove furniture from your room; however, if you are interested in having your bed removed prior to your arrival, you should contact Building Services through the Physical Plant customer service number at (413) 585-2400 to have a Bed Removal Request Form mailed to you. You may also complete the form within the first week of fall opening. There is a fee for bed removal.

Central Check-In

CCI for entering students will take place in the ITT:
Thursday, August 28, 1-4pm
Friday, August 29, 8-9:30am

CCI is no longer be required for returning students to attend when they arrive on campus. Returning students will pick up their keys as usual at the ITT as they arrive (the schedule for key distribution is noted above). Returning students with outstanding business with any office on campus will need to contact or stop by those offices as soon as possible upon arriving at Smith.

Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3.