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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

Christmas Vespers

  • John M. Greene Hall, 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • An annual tradition at Smith, the Christmas Vespers tells the story of advent through hymns and other anthems, prayers, and scripture readings, and is a time when Smith College and the surrounding community come together in the spirit of the holiday season. A free-will donation will be collected for the Hampshire County Interfaith Cot Shelter Program. The programs are free of charge and open to the general public.


Celebration of Advent

  • Alumnae House Conference Hall, 5:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy a festive catered dinner with candlelight, hand-bells and carol singing (as well as a special visit from a 4th century bishop). Smith students, staff, faculty, friends and family are welcome! Please RSVP to Maureen Raucher by December 1, and let us know of any dietary requirements.

Center For Religious & Spiritual Life Blog

Recent Posts

Conveying True Welcome

Matilda Cantwell
November 22, 2017
In these times of discrimination against immigrants, people of color, those seeking refuge, and so many other groups, in addition to a rash of gun violence and natural disasters which have displaced and traumatized whole communities this fall, it is … Continue reading →

Updates from Al-Iman

Chapel Student
November 21, 2017
Al-Iman has been off to a great year! The organization hosted an Eid Dinner on October 17th to celebrate the Eid Al-Adha holiday that occurred earlier in the fall. Wadea Sakhta was the guest speaker, and there was a great … Continue reading →

Ancient Standard Time

Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser
November 13, 2017
In September, Jewish students entered a slightly different time zone—Ancient Standard Time. Coming to school as Smith students, theirs was the season for back-to-school, classes beginning, and maybe Mountain Day. However, as Jewish students, September was also Rosh HaShanah, the … Continue reading →

Welcome Across Faiths

Emmett Wald
November 11, 2017
What does it mean to really welcome somebody? Not just to say, “you are welcome here,” but to truly make a space feel welcoming and inviting to someone? We’ve chosen “welcome” as our theme at CRSL for the year, and … 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.