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Office of Student Affairs

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The mission of student affairs is to engage the whole student in a process of self-discovery to thrive in a complex and diverse global society. Our office helps students access a variety of services, programs and activities. We work closely with the dean of the college and dean of students, first-year student programs, medical, counseling and wellness services, residence life, student engagement, equity and inclusion, multicultural affairs, religious and spiritual life and other partners throughout campus.

Important Information for Fall Break 2021

We recommend that students limit travel over Fall Break. When you travel you increase your risk for encountering positive cases and unvaccinated people. We want you to be safe. Not traveling may not be an option for some students. Understanding that we request the following:

  • All students are expected to test twice the week preceding Fall Break and test twice during the week of Fall Break (October 11-15, 2021) regardless of travel.
  • The testing center will be open on Monday–Friday from 7 a.m.–5 p.m. during the week of October 11-15, 2021.

If You Choose to Travel

  • You must wear a mask indoors in public spaces, while you are away. Please check the fit of your masks. A closely fitting mask is critical to reducing the transmission of particles. You can do this in a number of ways including a cloth mask over a surgical-type mask, or by knotting the mask behind your ears. Please see this study from the CDC.

On Return to Campus

  • When you return you must test on the first day that you return (during regular testing hours in the Testing Center) and test again in preferably three days (or at least twice in the week).
  • You must take your meals grab and go until you receive your second negative test result.
  • You may attend class, however, you must mask during class even if the class is held outside, until your second negative test result.
  • If you have a roommate, please inform them of your travel plans as a courtesy.



Office of Student Affairs
Clark Hall 101
Smith College
Northampton, MA
Phone: 413-585-4940

Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Summer office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.