Reason #8 You Should Visit
The Pioneer spirit
Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of November 23, 2020,
for the spring 2021 semester.
Your Smith journey starts now. Join us for our Fall Open House Series to see and hear what makes Smith a college unlike any other. There are five open houses from October 5 through December 5. Attend one or attend them all.
Learn more about the Ada Comstock Scholars Program during our fall virtual open house, Wednesday, November 11 at noon ET.
To register for this event and to see other events just for Adas, please consult the Ada calendar.
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.
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.
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 currently available Monday through Friday and some Saturdays. Registration is required. To register, please consult the office calendar for available times and dates.
Ada Comstock Scholars must interview with Admission staff. Please contact the Office of Admission to schedule an interview at your convenience. Please be sure to mention that you are a prospective Ada Comstock Scholar. We reserve specific interview times for prospective Adas.
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 are offered Monday and Friday at 3 p.m. ET. Registration is required. To register, please consult the office calendar for available dates.
We regret at this unusual time that we can't welcome you in person to campus for a tour and the chance to meet admission staff as well as some amazing Ada Comstock Scholars. To help you learn more about the program, we have designed virtual information sessions just for Ada Comstock Scholars with specific details about admission, financial aid, transfer credit and family housing. You'll have time to ask questions, too.
We have also scheduled times for informal chats with current Adas.
To register, please consult the Ada calendar for available dates.
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 fill out the Virtual Group Visit Request form. 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.