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Living & Dining


Smith College currently offers 35 houses on campus which serve as our residential base for summer programs. All houses have some combination of common rooms on the first floor, such as a parlor, living room, recreation room, library, study or lounge. You are welcome to use the porch and lawn. Bedrooms on the second and third floors are a mix of singles and doubles, and a few triples. There are one or two shared bathrooms with sinks, toilets and showers. Some houses have handicapped-accessible rooms on the first floor and other houses have elevators. Houses are not air-conditioned.

*Housing placement for summer programs is based on program needs and availability and is subject to change.


Dining at Smith combines unique traditions with a relaxed, accommodating atmosphere. All meals are prepared on-site by staff employed by the college. The dining services staff members are experienced in culinary production and are committed to providing you with quality, nutritious food. All residential students are on a full board plan, which entitles them to breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Meals are served cafeteria-style with participants of other conferences. Diners are responsible for busing their own dishes. Menus include fresh cuisine prepared by college staff. Fresh fruit, salad bars and vegetarian items are included at all meals. Dining Services is committed to supporting area farmers by purchasing as much local produce as possible, and summertime offers many exciting options.

Dining Hours

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
7–8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 5:15–7 p.m.

Smith Access Card

Your conference director may provide you with a Smith Access Card. This multifunctional, customized card identifies your group and the dates of your visit and may also be programmed for access to your house, the dining hall, and athletics facilities.

Wireless Internet

Smith College provides wireless Internet access points in most locations across campus, including the libraries, the Science Center, the Campus Center, and most other academic and administrative buildings. Printing is not available via a wireless connection.

Wireless service is available in most rooms in residence houses. While the signal is generally excellent in the common spaces, it may, however, be slower in outer rooms on higher floors. All rooms have data jacks; bring an Ethernet cable if your computer is not wireless.

If you are connecting a wireless computer or other mobile device to the network for the first time, you will be prompted to register on the network. For guest access:

  • Select the Connect25Smith wireless network
  • When prompted for a password, enter: sophiasmith

What to Bring

Rooms are simple with a bed, table, desk, chair, closet and overhead light. Linens include pillow, blanket, sheets, bath towels and wash cloths. Rooms are not air-conditioned and do not have TVs.

Packing Checklist

  • Water bottle
  • Fan
  • Coffee mug
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Rain jacket and umbrella
  • Sweater/sweatshirt
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Bedside light