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Special-Interest Housing APPLICATIONS

In addition to traditional houses, Smith offers a variety of special-interest housing. For more information about these special-interest housing opportunities, please visit Special-Interest Housing.

All special-interest housing applications will be accessible on your Residence Life Self-Service page (link available on portal.smith.edu) between Monday, January 30-Friday, February 10.

 

Food Cooperatives (Tenney and Hopkins)

If you are interested in joining or returning to the Tenney and Hopkins Food Cooperatives, you must complete the application(s) on your Self-Service page! You are not guaranteed to rejoin these communities without completing the application.

A committee comprised of Residence Life professional and student staff will review applications and make decisions the week of February 13-17. We will reach out to students who have been approved to join the cooperatives that week with more information about the lottery process.

Waiting Lists

Residence Life will maintain waiting lists for both co-ops, comprising students who tried to get into either co-op, but were not offered a room. We will fill spaces as they become available, replacing the vacating class year students with those from the same class year and honoring room change forms during the academic year. Students on the waiting list will be contacted in September to verify that they are still interested in living in a co-op.

 

Chase Substance-Free Housing

If you are interested in joining or returning to the Chase Substance-Free community, you must complete the relevant application on your Self-Service page! You are not guaranteed to rejoin the Chase Substance-Free community without completing the application.

A committee comprised of Residence Life professional and student staff will review applications and make decisions the week of February 13-17. We will reach out to students who have been approved to join Chase Substance-Free that week with more information about the online room draw process. 

If you wish to remain in Chase but not live within the Substance Free community, you will need to instead submit the "Remain in House" form (available on your Self-Service page between February 24-March 10). You will then pick your room during online room draw in April.

 

Cutter House French-Speaking Community

If you are interested in joining or returning to the Cutter House French-Speaking Community, you must complete the relevant application on your Self-Service page. You are not guaranteed to rejoin the Cutter French-Speaking Community without completing the application. Note that the application form is in French.

 

Friedman Apartments

There are 18 four-person apartments in the new Friedman Apartment Complex (on Paradise Road). There are 5 buildings with 4 apartments in each building (2 apartments on the first floor and 2 apartments on the second floor) and there are 4 single rooms in each apartment. 2 Friedman rooms are reserved for apartment managers.

Every student interested in living in a Friedman apartment MUST complete an individual application (on their Self-Service page) by February 10. You will not select roommates at this time, but do make sure each person in the 4-person group you want to live with also submits their individual application on time. If you do not submit a form on time, your group members will NOT be able to select you as a roommate later on.

We will send out more information about next steps in the Friedman application process by February 15. You will be able to select your roommates (provided they all submitted their individual application by February 10) at this time.

 

Off-Campus Lottery

If you are interested in living off-campus in non-Smith housing accommodations, then you must complete the Off-Campus Lottery application on your Self-Service page. We will assign lottery numbers based on how many spaces are open and how many applications we receive. We will email you by February 24 to confirm if your lottery number was high enough to be granted permission to live off-campus. You must be a rising senior to participate (with a current class year of 2018 or 2018J). We will verify class years based on the first day of class this semester.