Originally built in 1827, Chase House was occupied by several prominent local families until established as a school for girls by Mary A. Burnham in the 1870s. The Burnham School was incorporated into the college as a campus house in 1968 and named for Mary Ellen Chase, an accomplished writer and professor of English literature at Smith.
Weekly film/DVD nights provide a popular way to take a study break. Chase also has two area coordinator offices in the basement of the building.
Recently Chase House added a substance-free living floor in response to student requests.
|Approximate number sharing a bathroom||27|
First floor (PDF)
Second floor (PDF)
Third floor (PDF)