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Class Deans


Class Deans

College Hall 101
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-4915
Fax: 413-585-4908

Office Hours
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Wednesday

See each class dean's page for details on their walk-in hours.

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Our mission at the class deans office is to help you make the most of your time at Smith. The class dean is responsible for your overall academic program. You are encouraged to see your dean privately throughout the year regarding any issue, whether academic or personal. Your class dean is available to assist with course registration and procedures, academic options and general advice on such matters as study abroad, summer school and leaves of absence. We work closely with the registrar’s office to ensure that you are meeting your degree requirements.


If you would like to schedule an appointment with your class dean, please email In the subject line please indicate your name and class year. We will respond to emails in the order they are received. 

Administrative Board

To petition the Administrative Board please use the Petition Form.

  • Petitions received during the academic year by noon on Fridays will be reviewed by the Administrative Board, in most cases, the following Tuesday. Petitions that are not complete, for example, missing instructor and/or adviser/s approvals, will not be reviewed until approvals are received. If Monday is a holiday, you need to submit your petition the previous Thursday by noon otherwise it will not be reviewed by the Administrative Board until a week from the following Tuesday.  Please note: the Administrative Board does not meet during the summer.

Transfer Credit

Planning on taking a summer or interterm course? Please see the registrar’s website for information on transfer credit.

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