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Smith College strives to ensure access to its facilities, programs and events. Guests, visitors and alumnae come to campus throughout the year to attend events, meetings, Commencement and to take advantage of Smith's many wonderful resources. In addition, the Botanic Garden, the Museum of Art and the Campus Center are all open and accessible to the community and visitors.

Attending an Event

Wheelchair Access

Events open to the public are scheduled in wheelchair accessible locations to the greatest extent possible.

If you wish to attend a specific event and want to confirm accessibility or make a request for specific accommodations, please contact the individuals or department sponsoring the event or contact the Office of Disability Services.

Sign Language Interpreters or Real-Time Captioning/


Requests for sign language interpreters or real-time captioning/C-Print should be made at least two weeks in advance to allow time for arrangements to be made. We will work to fill later requests, but interpreters and captionists are often booked far in advance. Interpreters for performances are very difficult to find in this area, so as much lead time as possible will help enable us to provide this service. For more information or to submit a request, contact Geary Gravel, our Deaf Services Coordinator, at ggravel@smith.edu.

Alternate Format Materials

If you need print materials in large print or digital format, requests can be made a few days to a week in advance by contacting us. Audio or Braille materials may take longer to prepare.


Visitors needing accessible parking may use any of the designated spaces on campus with a properly displayed state-issued plate or placard from any state. If you are visiting and need a temporary pass for an acute situation, please contact us.

A map of the accessible spaces on campus can be obtained from Campus Police.


Many alumnae also return to campus specifically for Reunion. Please inform the Reunion planners as far in advance as possible of any need for specific accommodation such as accessible housing, sign language interpreters, transportation or special dietary needs.