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Welcome to All New First-Years, Transfers, Visiting Students & Ada Comstock Scholars

We are excited that you’re here and pleased to welcome you to the Smith community! Please read the appropriate letter from your class dean and dean of students, and be sure to review the checklist below.

Required Forms

ALL incoming new students must complete the following forms.


It’s all about you. We’re here to help connect you to the rich cultural, co-curricular, social and residential opportunities at Smith. We offer a series of Orientation and First-Year Experience programs designed to help all incoming students engage as productive and successful members of the community. Sign in to the Smith Social Network, the hub of student engagement. Browse through Smith’s student organizations and your Class of 2023 pageEntering Adas page or Entering Transfers page. Also, download the CORQ app, your guide to getting out of your room and meeting new people. Start your Smith story!


Your academic life at Smith is central to your experience as a new student. Each new student is assigned a faculty adviser to help adjust to Smith’s academic demands. On this website you will find connections to numerous support services that will assist with writing, time management, study skills, tutoring and more. With some hard work, perseverance and support, as well as some time to unwind, you will find your engagement with Smith’s academic environment exciting and enriching.


Checklist for All Entering Students

Welcome to parents and guardians of all new Smith students! Please see the Parents & Families menu for links to helpful information.