Reason #8 You Should Visit
The Pioneer spirit
Class of 2019
Environmental science & policy and education & child study double major
Ice hockey team captain
Lamont House vice president
Gold Key tour guide
Students ranging from rising sophomores to seniors and a few graduate students delve into fascinating research every year.
As a Gold Key guide for the admission office, I give campus tours to prospective students (prospies). I like to tell them all about the interdisciplinary and open curriculum; I also like to talk about research opportunities, like SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships). And of course the house community, which I describe as a group of people on campus who you get to see every day, who you will have dinner with, who will become your best friends. I heard from one prospie this spring who had just been admitted to Smith. She wrote me and said “You’ve definitely upped Smith in my book. I’m coming to Smith now!”
I am captain of the ice hockey team, which is a club sport, and I plan all practices as well as office activities to make sure the team dynamic is good. We did bonding stuff last season to create a sense of community, and that is important when you have a range of abilities on the ice. Even if you can’t skate, you can be on this team—we’ll teach you how to skate. Outside the rink, I have a lot of friends who are involved in really interesting stuff, from art majors to scientists and people in the humanities. We have cool conversations and great weekend adventures.
“I have a lot of friends who are involved in really interesting stuff, from art majors to scientists and people in the humanities. We have cool conversations and great weekend adventures.”
In the two years I have remaining at Smith, I’m looking forward to taking a lot of new types of classes, as the first two years have been very much focused on my major. I’m ready to branch out, take religion and foreign language classes, watch the sunrise from the College Hall steps, be supportive of all my friends and ultimately take advantage of being in such a cool place.