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A Culture of Care
Read Smith’s plans for the fall 2020 semester
and the college’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Carol Christ

President Carol Christ


Today’s student has grown up believing there are few limits to what she can achieve—anywhere in the world. She is looking for an outstanding academic experience that exposes her to the world and connects her to a global network. She expects to live and work across borders, with fluency and full engagement. Talented, curious, and purposeful, she is eager to test her ideas, and she seeks the inspiration that comes from living in a community of fiercely intelligent peers.

To attract this outstanding student, whether she comes from New York, Beijing, Dallas or Mumbai, Smith offers a truly global education that includes transformative international or intercultural experiences including study abroad or study away, opportunities for independent scholarly and creative work, extraordinary intellectual resources and facilities, and a far-reaching global network.

Smith College is committed to educating talented young women who will transform our world. This then, is the promise: Every student will leave Smith a stronger individual, globally educated and prepared to lead in the world.

Carol T. Christ, President, 2002–13