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A Culture of Care

Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.

Smith College A Culture of Care

2020-21 Calendar

2020-21 Calendar

Remote Support Resources Available

At a time when Smith students can’t be together on campus, Smith is committed to providing equitable, inclusive, dynamic services. Please visit the Remote Support Resources website for information on remote academic and personal support.


August 10 Application for exemption to be on campus available
August 10 Student technology survey due
August 12 Application for exception to be on campus due
August 14 Billing statements and aid awards ready
August 12–16 Registration—class of 2021/21J, eligible Adas, graduate students and readmits
August 13–16 Registration—class of 2022/22J, eligible Adas, new transfers/Adas and readmits
August 14–16 Registration—class of 2023/23J, eligible Adas, new transfers/Adas and readmits
August 14 Begin response to students regarding technology needs
August 17 Deferral requests due from new students
August 17 Decisions about exceptions to be on campus made and communicated
August 19–26 Liberal arts advising individual appointment (online/remote)
August 24 Virtual housing assignments
August 25 Group meeting with advisers held synchronously at 10 a.m. EDT
August 26 Registration—class of 2024 at 2:30 p.m. EDT
August 28 Personal leaves of absence requests due from returning students
August 28 Move-in for returning students from restricted states/high-risk states
August 30 Returning students from low-risk states
August 31 Bills due
August 31 Opening Convocation


September 1 First day of classes
September 7 Labor Day (classes scheduled)
TBA Mountain Day


October 12-13 Fall Break


November 10 Cromwell Day (all classes canceled)
November 25–29 Thanksgiving recess


December 8 Last day of instruction
December 9 Mountain Day make-up
December 10–13 Review period
December 14–17 Final examinations
December 18–Jan 3 Winter recess


January 4–Feb 11 Interterm instruction (remote)