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VIEWS are special 30-minute webinars open to prospective students and families and are intended to give a focused glimpse into the unique aspects of the Smith experience. During these sessions admission officers will be joined by campus experts across various divisions of the Smith community who will provide deeper insight into topics discussed in our virtual information sessions. Learn more about our open curriculum, research and internship opportunities, housing and what makes Smith special.
Admission staff is now focused on admitting the next class. We plan to offer more webinars beginning in April.
Campus for Connection: Uncover Your Passions - (Q&A about student organizations and campus activities) - As a Smithie, you’re automatically a member of the Student Government Association, which supports more than 140 student organizations. From social justice to sustainability to sports, there’s a club at Smith for you. Join Tamra Bates, Director of Student Engagement, and Ro Antoine '21 for this session to learn more about how Smithies celebrate their passions with an engaging community.
Ambition Activated: Leaders Beyond Smith - (Q&A with Smith alumnae) - At Smith you will be encouraged to find the power in your voice. Women’s college graduates make up 2% of the college graduate population, yet comprise more than 20% of women in Congress and 33% of the women on Fortune 1000 boards. Join Lydia Reback ‘12 and Dana Vera ‘19 to discuss life after Smith.
Campus for Connection: The Power to Become - (Q&A about access, equity and inclusion at Smith) - Diversity in all aspects of the educational environment is necessary for achieving the highest level of academic excellence. Members of an educational community rich in varying perspectives, outlooks and values will be better prepared to deal with complexity and to participate productively in a pluralistic society. Join Floyd Cheung, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion; Professor of English Language & Literature and American Studies, to discuss how Smith fosters an atmosphere of trust and respect in our diverse community.
We know that one of the most important voices to hear during the college search process is that of current students. This is why we are offering regular informal chats with current Smithies. Hear all about what it’s like to live, work and study at Smith and ask any questions you may have. Please note that we may have reduced availability for the month of January.
A personal interview is optional for first-year and transfer students and is required for Ada Comstock Scholars. This one-to-one conversation allows you to tell us about yourself and to ask specific questions about Smith.
We are aware that interviews are filling rapidly and will be adding more interview slots soon. If you are having difficulty in scheduling an interview, please consider scheduling an interview with an alumna.
Virtual interviews are available for first-year students through January 15th. Interviews for rising high school seniors will begin on April 1st. Interviews for Ada Comstock Scholars and transfer applicants must be completed BEFORE the application deadline. Registration is required. To register, please consult the office calendar for available times and dates.
Prospective Ada Comstock Scholars and transfer students cannot use the calendar and must contact the Office of Admission directly to register for virtual interviews.
If you have difficulty finding an interview appointment, please contact the Office of Admission to schedule an interview. Please be sure to mention whether you are a prospective first-year, transfer, or Ada Comstock Scholar.
What is it like to be a student at Smith? Why not ask someone who has been there? The Office of Admission coordinates a worldwide network of alumnae volunteers who are eager to share their experiences and insights about Smith. Find a Smith alumna in your area.
You have questions? We have answers!
We know you have lots of questions about Smith and we are here to help with virtual information sessions. Led by an admission officer, our Zoom information sessions provide the opportunity for you to learn more about Smith and have your questions answered. We'll share information about Smith’s distinctive academic opportunities, life on campus, the admission process, financial aid and more. There will also be plenty of time for you to ask your questions during the live Q&A portion of the session.
Virtual information sessions will only be offered on February 15th, 17th, and 19th at 3 p.m. ET while Admission staff is focused on admitting the next class. We plan to offer more information sessions beginning in April. Registration using the office calendar is required.
If you have a group of ten or more students from your school or community-based organization, we would be happy to meet with your group virtually. To schedule a group meeting, please contact your Admission geographic representative. We require at least three weeks advance notice to schedule a group visit.
The Smith campus is a beautiful natural setting that is as equally impressive as our academic environment. Tree-lined paths wind past more than 100 distinctive buildings where you’ll live, learn, work, make friends and explore your passions.
The 41 houses and complexes on the Smith campus range in style from modern to Gothic to classic revival. Each housing option has a sense of community at its core. Depending on your house assignment, you may have anywhere between 10 and 100 housemates, but no matter what size your house is, you’ll live in a vibrant community among diverse people with a range of experiences from which to learn.
At Smith you will experience a living tradition of intellectual rigor and scope. Take a risk on an untested concept. Develop the acuity to frame an argument, and the eloquence to persuade others of its merit. Take an art class even though your major is engineering. Work with a faculty of scholars who respect their students enough to expect the highest standards of academic achievement. See for yourself what it’s like to learn at Smith.