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Your First Year at Smith

A group of students at afternoon tea

The First-Year Experience Program provides opportunities for you to better get to know Smith and yourself through events and happenings. We ease the transition to college life by helping you find the support you need to adjust to life at Smith and to make connections with classmates and faculty. Events also help you foster friendships with students from other houses and throughout the Five College community. We aim to make your first year at Smith enriching and fun, promoting your overall success academically and socially.

As a first-year student, you will receive special invitations to participate in social events on and off campus, including those planned by your class cabinet, such as bus trips to Boston and other locations, performing arts events at other local colleges and movie nights.

Workshops are geared toward helping you develop specific skills, such as leadership, that are useful for your college career and beyond.


About a First-Year: Aditi '19

Meet Aditi as she starts her new adventure at Smith. Follow along with her and two other Smith students as they navigate their first year of college life.