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.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023: Walk-in hour for Adela Penagos, Dean of the Senior class, is canceled due to Mountain Day.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023: Walk-in hour for Adela Penagos, Dean of the Senior class, is canceled.
Thursday, September 21, 2023: Walk-in hour for Jane Stangl, Dean of the First Year Class, is canceled.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with your dean, please call the office at 413-585-4915.
Academic Board meetings resume in Fall 2023 after the start of classes.
The Academic Board meets during the academic year only. A student may petition the Academic Board to consider an exception to an academic regulation. Petitions are decided by a Board vote, as a result, submissions are not guaranteed approval.
Petitions received by 12:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday will be reviewed at the next meeting of the Academic Board. Petitions received after the deadline will be reviewed the following week. Incomplete petitions will not be reviewed.
Submitting a petition does not guarantee that your request will be approved. Please note: the Academic Board does not meet during fall break or winter break.
To petition the board please use the Academic Board Petition Form.
Planning on taking a summer or interterm course? Please see the registrar’s website for information on transfer credit.
Meet the Class Deans
Welcome new first-years, transfers, visiting students & Ada Comstock Scholars! The New Students website is designed to help new entering students navigate life at Smith and find important information and links to a variety of resources on campus.