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A Culture of Care

Read Smith’s plans for the fall 2021 semester.
Current Operating Mode: GREEN

Residence Life

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Residence life is part of Smith’s co-curricular environment that enhances and enriches the academic program. Students come from varied backgrounds, and the house community provides a supportive, social environment for them to learn about and appreciate one another’s experiences and differences.

News & Announcements

Smith’s COVID-19 Response Plan

For questions having to do with attending Smith for fall 2020, please check Smith’s FAQ page. If, after reading this page, you still have questions regarding housing, please write to Other questions should be directed either to the appropriate department, or to

Petition to Live Off Campus

The Petition to live Off Campus will open on Monday, November 23 at 10 a.m. More information can be found on the Off Campus Housing page.

Ada Comstock Change of Housing Status

The Ada Comstock Change of Housing Status (ACCHS) form opens on Monday, November 23 at 10 a.m. The deadline to complate this form is Tuesday, December 15 at 11:59 p.m.


  • Cutter/Ziskind students who leave campus on November 25 and do not plan to return to Smith until the spring semester, must remove all belongings from their rooms and store them in the Ziskind game room. You will get trunk room stickers from your student staff to store items in the space.
  • JMG open hours for Sring 2021 are now listed on Smith’s Storage page (you must scroll down to see the schedule).
  • Please refer to the July 13 letter from the director of residence life for details on how students may access trunk rooms during the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Students can pay private storage company Boomerang Storage to pick up packed items directly from each dorm room. Register for this service.

Dining Information

Dining Services are consolidated for students remaining on campus during the summer. For more information on dining menus and locations, visit the Dining Services Menus page. For questions related to dining, contact

Student Staff Selection

Applications are now available to be a part of the Residence Life Student Staff team.

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The Compass | Smith College
Residence Education Model

The Compass, Smith College’s residence education model, guides the learning that happens for residential students within Smith College houses. A model deeply based in the institutional mission, the Compass strives to help students achieve learning goals with measurable outcomes.