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The Office of Residence Life is located in Clark Hall 101.

Office of Residence Life
Clark Hall, Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (413) 585-4940

Director of Residence Life

Becky Shaw

Open hours: Friday 2:30-4:30pm, and by appointment

The director of residence life is responsible for all areas of residence life at Smith College. The director supervises the residential life staff, working closely with the area coordinators and head residents.

Associate Director of Residence Life

Hannah Durrant

Open hours: By appointment; walk-ins available

The associate director is a member of the Residence Life professional staff. She works collaboratively with the Director of Residence Life, primarily in programming, training and recruitment. She also works closely with the area coordinators and student staff. She advises the House Presidents' Association and directs the campuswide social system.

Assistant Director of Residence Life

Erica Banz

Open hours: By appointment, appointments may be scheduled at extension 4940

The assistant director is a member of the Residence Life professional staff. Her primary job responsibilities are housing assignments including room assignments, break housing, spring housing lottery, room change requests and extended and early arrival housing. She also works with the director and associate director in the overall leadership of the department.

Area Coordinators

Open hours: Please check each area coordinator's individual area page for their open hours.

Area coordinators are residence life professional staff members who work closely with the house communities within their assigned area. There is a residence life office in each area. The area coordinators and house student staff are the first points of contact if students have questions about their housing.

Green Street

Jenny Kurtz

Center Campus

Sara Sandstrom

East Quad

Brandon Buehring

West Quad

Stacey Steinbach

Upper Elm Street

Kia Brown

Lower Elm Street

Annie Cohen