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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.

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Room Draw 2023

Room Draw 2023 will take place on Wednesday, April 12 starting at 5:00 p.m. Room Draw will be completely online. Special Interest Lottery applications will be available from February 2 until February 10. Regular Room Draw forms will be available from February 27 until March 10. Students with housing accommodations will receive a separate email with additional information regarding their housing accommodation process. All forms can be found in Residence Life Self-Service. 

Room Changes 

The Room Change Request Form will be available in Residence Life Self-Service starting on Thursday, February 9. Any students who remain on the waitlist from the fall semester will rollover to the spring waitlist. All requests will continue to be reviewed on a first come, first served basis and offered as rooms become available.  

Room changes are not guaranteed. Single rooms are extremely limited and students with approved ODS accommodations will be prioritized. If you have any questions regarding your room change request, please contact your neighborhood Area Director/Assistant Director.

Trunk Room Storage

All house trunk rooms are now closed. If you require access to your house trunk room, please contact your house residence life staff or neighborhood Area Director to schedule an appointment. Trunk room access will resume in May. Students who require access to JMG trunk room can view Spring/Summer 2023 JMG Storage Hours on the Residence Life website.  If you need to seek off campus storage and/or shipping options. Smith College's preferred vendor for storage is Boomerang Storage.

Petition to Live Off-Campus 

Students interested in off-campus housing for the Fall 2024 semester must apply via the Petition to Live Off-Campus, which will be available via Residence life Self-Service on April 13. Juniors and Seniors will be given priority, although all class years will be considered. The application deadline is June 1.

Student Staff Selection

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


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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.