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For Accepted Students

A group of young women walk together on Smith campus, during precollege summer programs

Enrollment Process

If you have been accepted into Smith Precollege Programs, you must complete the following items before attending our program. It is critical that we receive these materials on or before the deadlines listed below. Failure to complete these items in a timely manner may prevent you from attending.

Requirement Due date
Course Selection Form May 21-June 1
Supplemental Form June 8
Campdoc.com Portal June 15

 

Course Selection Form

Students enrolled in Summer Science and Engineering or Women’s Writing Workshop,a who have paid in full, will receive the course selection form on May 21. Students must complete this form by June 1. Classroom placement notifications will be sent on June 11.

Students enrolled in other programs do not have a course selection form.

Supplemental Form

In April, deposited students will receive a link to an online supplemental form. This form provides our office with additional details about the student as well as intended travel plans.

Campdoc.com Portal

After the program deposit has been paid students and parents/guardians will receive a "Welcome Email" from CampDoc.com. CampDoc.com is an electronic health record system we use to consolidate and integrate student enrollment forms and health information. The security, confidentiality and privacy of your personal health information will always be protected.

A completed Campdoc profile includes:

  • All enrollment forms signed:
    • Assumption of Risk
    • Media Consent
    • Rules & Regulations Contract
    • Policy on Acceptable Use of Computer Resource
  • Medical Examination form completed by a physician. Examination is acceptable when performed no more than 12 months prior to your arrival at Smith.
  • TB risk assessment completed by you and your physician.
  • If applicable, current and accurate prescribed medication profile.
  • Accurate allergy information (if you have an EpiPen you need to list it in the medication profile).

Getaways

Getaways are optional weekend trips that do not have an academic focus. Unlike field trips, which are included in the program, getaways require a separate fee. Getaways are nonrefundable after June 8. Students may elect to not go on the trip; however, the fee will not be refunded.

Date Location Cost
July 14, 2018 Day in the Berkshires: Shakers Village and Tour Edith Wharton Estate $50
July 15, 2018 Day on the Deerfield River and Crab Apple rafting trip* $90
July 28, 2018 Day in Boston: New England Aquarium, Duck Boat tours and shopping in Faneuil Hall $125

*Waiver must be signed by parent or guardian.


What to Bring

New England is famous for its changing weather, but summers in Northampton are usually warm and sunny, with the occasional rainstorm. Sheets, pillow, blanket, towel and washcloth are provided. Rooms are not air-conditioned, but fans are provided. When packing, use the packing list below as a helpful guide.

 

Smith has two gymnasiums, an indoor pool, indoor and outdoor track and tennis facilities, squash courts, dance studio, croquet court and fitness center. Smith is also home to a distinguished art museum, an award-winning botanic garden and greenhouse, four exciting libraries and a rare book room. The Campus Center features a bookstore and café.


Travel

By Bus

Peter Pan, Greyhound and Vermont Transit serve the area. Most routes go to the main bus terminal in Springfield, where you can catch another bus to Northampton. Buses run almost hourly between Springfield and Northampton. Smith is a 10-minute walk or a short taxi ride from the bus station. Call 413-586-1030 for bus schedules.

By Train

Amtrak's Vermonter stops in Northampton. Smith is a short taxi ride from the train platform. For more information, visit Amtrak's website or call 800-872-7245.

By Airplane

Bradley International Airport (BDL), located in Windsor Locks, Conn., is the only airport for which we will be providing transportation to campus. We are unable to assume responsibility for unaccompanied minors.

Please note the specific times for this service and plan your travel accordingly. Smith shuttles will only pick up students at assigned time slots. If the assigned times create a conflict, students should contact an outside transportation service, which the student must pay for. See the "By Air" section on the Visiting Smith page for a list of outside transportation services.

Airport Shuttle

The shuttle to and from Bradley International Airport is $30 ($60 roundtrip).

All requests for shuttle transportation must be received by June 8. You will mark your shuttle selection in the Supplemental Form.

Arriving to Smith

Date Leaving airport
July 7 (early arrival) Between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
July 8 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m.
July 22 2 p.m., 4 p.m.

Leaving for Airport

Date Leaving Smith
July 21 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 11 a.m.
July 28 7 a.m., 10 a.m.
August 4 8 a.m. (two-week programs), 1 p.m. (SSEP)

 

Contact

Office of Summer Programs

30 Belmont Avenue
Smith College
Northampton MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-4455
Fax: 413-585-4344
Email: summerprecollege@smith.edu