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Event Planning


Events Management Office

51 College Lane
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-2669
Fax: 413-585-6990

The Events Management Office is located at the intersection of College Lane and Green Street, overlooking Paradise Pond.

Student addressing an audience in Scott Gym


The Smith College Events Management Office (EMO) works with Smith faculty, staff and external organizations to plan and execute high-quality, successful events on and off campus. Whether you’re planning a small wedding or a major conference, we’re here to consult with you on your proposed event and dates, conduct an initial review, and offer ideas and recommendations. We can supply event and budget checklists, floor plans, a planning template and logistical advice to meet a wide variety of needs.

Plan an Event

The Events Management Office (EMO) assists faculty, staff and external constituents in the event planning process, including space reservation, set-up, and resources and services. We oversee annual Smith events such as Opening Convocation, Rally Day and Commencement.

The EMO will:

  • consult on large internal events, conferences, receptions, lectures
  • provide guidance to faculty and staff in using the 25Live scheduling software
  • answer questions about resources/services needed for an event
  • assist an external organization in planning an event
  • sponsor an event with an external organization

Get Started

The steps required for planning an event are different for Smith faculty and staff and external organizations and individuals.

Student Events

Students who wish to plan an event must contact the Office of Student Engagement.


Director of Events Management    
Peg Pitzer Email Phone: 413-585-2163
Smith Event Space Scheduling    
Kathy San Antonio Email Phone: 413-585-2162
Non-Smith Event Space Scheduling    
Queen Lanier Email Phone: 413-585-2179
Event Services and Resources    
Steve Campbell Email Phone: 413-585-2407
Annual Smith College Events    
Merrilyn Lewis Email Phone: 413-585-2630
Campaign Events    
Judith Roberge Email Phone: 413-585-2668
Event Database Administration    
Amanda Dufault Email Phone: 413-585-3098
Conference Center Events    
Peg Pitzer Email Phone: 413-585-6977