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Welcome! We are excited to have you in our programs this summer. Please review the information on this page that is pertinent to your program experience and let us know if you have any questions. We are here to help you.

See you this summer!

Participants in Summer at Smith Precollege Programs are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct, which states:

  • Participants are expected to adhere to the highest standards of good citizenship, honesty, and integrity in their academic work and in their personal conduct.
  • Participants are expected to show courtesy and respect for their fellow participants, for Smith College personnel, and for College visitors.
  • Participants must abide by the Summer at Smith COVID-19 Culture of Care protocol. 
  • Participants shall not take part in or facilitate discrimination of any kind, including, but not limited to, discrimination based on gender, gender identity, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, handicap, or intelligence.
  • Participants are expected to show respect for and take reasonable care of College property, including their residences, dining halls, classrooms, and other Smith facilities, equipment and furnishings (for instance, course materials, computers, street signs, and other structures in outdoor areas).
  • Participants are expected to respect the belongings of their fellow participants. They shall not borrow, use, or disturb items belonging to other participants or Summer at Smith summer staff without clear prior permission. Participants also are expected to respect the belongings of the participants of other programs at Smith and other Smith visitors.
  • Participants shall not use, possess, or distribute alcohol, tobacco, electronic cigarettes, or drugs, including cannabis, with the exception of prescription and over-the-counter medications approved for use by the participant’s parent or guardian and Precollege Health Care Team. Participation in an incident involving the above-mentioned substances is cause for immediate dismissal.
  • Participants are expected to be well behaved and follow the instructions of the residential staff, instructional staff, and other College personnel. Unruly behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Participants shall not commit acts of violence on persons or property, nor shall they threaten to commit any act of violence. Any threat or act of violence is cause for immediate dismissal.
  • Participants shall not engage in any form of harassment or bullying. Harassment consists of conduct of any type (including but not limited to written, verbal, graphic or physical conduct) which has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance, or which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning, residential, or working environment.
  • Participants shall not engage in any form of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment includes sexual conduct, or conduct with sexual overtones, which has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance or which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning, residential, or working environment.
  • Participants shall uphold high standards of academic integrity through honesty, trust, fairness and responsibility. Participants are expected to demonstrate a spirit of cooperation and exploration within the academic guidelines provided by their instructors, and to meet the intellectual challenges of the program through honest effort and hard work.
  • Participants shall abide by all federal, state, and local laws.

Failure to abide by any Code of Conduct rule may result in the immediate dismissal from a Smith Summer Program and removal from the Smith College campus, even for first time offenders. In addition, violations of the law (for example, drug or alcohol use) will be reported to the Smith College Campus Police. Parents or guardians will immediately be notified of violations.

Smith College Precollege Programs is focused on providing an experience that helps students develop self-reliance, accountability, independence, and academic curiosity. Frequent intervention by parents/guardians undermines these goals. Accordingly, to create a successful summer experience, all parents/guardians are expected to refrain from interceding on behalf of their participants and to adhere to civil, respectful, truthful and cooperative behavior at all times. Required forms must be fully completed and submitted on time. All specified deadlines must be met, including but not limited to registration, check-in, medication drop off (if applicable), and check-out.

Failure by parents/guardians to abide by our Code of Conduct may result in the immediate dismissal of their participant(s) from Smith Precollege Programs. Participant(s) will not be allowed to remain on campus, and parents/guardians will be responsible for transporting them from campus at that time.

Not all students are ready or able to meet our conduct expectations in a communal residential environment. Accordingly, we encourage students and their parents/guardians to discuss our Student and Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct prior to submitting applications and prior to enrollment in Smith College Precollege Programs.

Withdrawal Policy

Students may withdraw from a course and receive a tuition refund on or before June 1, 2023. Your deposit and application fee is nonrefundable. Notification of all withdrawals must be submitted in writing to Smith College Precollege Programs. If you are unable to attend your program, contact as soon as possible. Tuition refunds are prorated according to the following schedule.

Date Refund Amount, Less the Deposit & Application Fee
May 15, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. ET 100%
May 31, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. ET 50%
June 1, 2023, or later No refund
  • If a student leaves the program early for any reason, no portion of tuition will be refunded. 
  • Refunds may be given for some extenuating circumstances when the parent/guardian submits a written request to the director of Precollege Programs.
  • If the on-campus program is canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, admitted students who paid the enrollment deposit will be automatically switched to an online program. Students who do not wish to participate in our online program will receive a 50% refund of their enrollment deposit.
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19 just before the start of the program and is unable to attend, a full refund, including 50% of the deposit, will be issued. The student or parent/guardian must contact the Precollege Program Office in writing. Precollege Programs will work with students who may have to arrive late due to testing positive for COVID-19. Smith Precollege Programs follows the CDC guidelines for Quarantine and Isolation.

COVID-19 protocols are subject to change based on caseloads, research, current data, and government guidelines and recommendations. Smith will continue to examine and adjust protocols based on evolving information. While the COVID-19 vaccine is no longer required for community members, the college strongly recommends that all members of the community follow CDC COVID-19 vaccination guidelines, including being up to date with all COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. If you have questions, please visit the Schacht Center web page to learn more. Students who are immunocompromised and/or disabled are encouraged to visit the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to learn more about their services.

Registration and Checkout

Program Registration Times Checkout Times
College Readiness July 23, 2023:  2–5 p.m. July 29, 2023: 9–11 a.m.
Creative Writing Workshop July 9, 2023: 12 p.m.–4 p.m. July 22, 2023: 9–11 a.m.
Summer Science & Engineering First Session: July 9, 2023: 12 p.m.–4 p.m.
Second Session: July 23, 2023: 2–5 p.m.
First Session: July 22, 2023: 9–11 a.m.
Second Session: August 5, 2023: 9 a.m.–noon
Sustainable Futures July 23, 2023: 2–5 p.m. August 5, 2023: 9 a.m.–noon
Women, Gender & Representation July 23, 2023: 2–5 p.m. August 5, 2023: 9 a.m.–noon

Early Registration
Early registration is held the Saturday of Registration Weekend (July 8 or July 22). Students CANNOT register until 6:00 p.m. on the respective Saturday. There is a $175 early arrival fee.

Important Checkout Information
Students must be off campus by the times listed above. We cannot accommodate late checkouts. Early checkouts may begin after 8 p.m. on the last Friday of the program.