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Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

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The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life is a center of diverse cultural and religious learning and expression, spiritual development, hospitality and community engagement. We aim to increase student knowledge and engagement with intersections of religion and world affairs and to provide support and guidance to students as they wrestle with questions of meaning, faith and purpose.

Featured Events

Featured Event

Monday Meditation during Interterm

  • Helen Hills Hills Chapel Sanctuary, 5–6 p.m.
  • Students, faculty and staff are all invited to attend a weekly meditation with Ruth Ozeki. This is a simple, relaxed, silent practice, seated in chairs or on floor cushions, with some walking meditation, too. Instruction is offered every week, with time for questions. All levels welcome.

Center For Religious & Spiritual Life Blog

Recent Posts

Christmas Season Festivities at Smith

Lizzie Stephani '18J
December 25, 2017
To prepare for the Christmas season and wrap up fall semester, a number of events took place at Smith and in the surrounding area including the annual Christmas Vespers concert in John M. Greene Hall, an advent dinner in the … Continue reading →

CSO volunteers at the Northampton Craft Fair

Lizzie Stephani '18J
December 10, 2017
Smith students volunteered for the annual Northampton Craft Fair over the weekend of December 2-3. Artists came from all across New England to sell their work, and an entrance fee was charged to those who wanted to browse. The proceeds … Continue reading →

Otelia Cromwell Day: Resist, Act, and Preserve

Lizzie Stephani '18J
December 9, 2017
Honoring the legacy of Otelia Cromwell, the first Black woman to earn a degree from Smith College, Northamptonites and Smithies gathered in John M. Greene Hall to hear Roxanne Gay speak on November 2. Gay is an accomplished American writer, … Continue reading →

Walking About Smith As Us: Muslim Students’ Perspectives

Emmett Wald
November 27, 2017
First-year student Yacine Fall wrote the following paper for her English 118 course Youth Activism, the assignment is to write a photojournalist essay on the life of a Smith student. The topic she chose to do was looking at what … Continue reading →

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Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

Helen Hills Hills Chapel
123-125 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Our Staff

Phone: 413-585-2750
Fax: 413-585-2794

We are open daily to the Smith community from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. for prayer, reflection, conversation, meditation, study and worship.