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

Smith is a vibrant place of interesting people and experiences. Our goal is for you to arrive on campus prepared to begin your Smith experience. We’re very excited to have you join us, and we look forward to greeting you during Orientation. To help you prepare, this website provides important information about the campus, introduces you to specific parts of our community and refers you to other Smith websites with more details. This site will be edited regularly, please check back in and note any updates. If you have any questions, please contact us. We’re happy to help!

2022-23 Smith Reads Selection Announced

The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki has been announced as the Smith Reads selection for 2022-23.


Please regularly check the Orientation Programs page. Fall 2022 program information can be found there, and the page will be updated as soon as information is available.

New Student Forms & Questionnaires

All new entering students—first-years, transfer and visiting students, and Ada Comstock Scholars—are asked to fill out a number of questionnaires, forms and agreements as they begin their Smith career. Through your Smith email you have recently received information about these forms, along with due dates of June 1st, July 15th and August 15th respectively.  Please fill the forms out accordingly.

The Smith College Connectors guide first-year students as they navigate through the college, helping them explore curricular and co-curricular opportunities and connect to resources. Connectors will walk with their cohort from the moment they arrive at Smith through their junior year.


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We’ve Got You Covered

Need help getting clothing, toiletries, essentials, emergency funds or other financial assistance? The Common Goods Resource Center is here to help you find what you need.



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