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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.

News & Announcements

Fall Arrival Information

Central Check-In (CCI) is for entering (first-years, transfer students and Ada Comstock Scholars) and readmitted students. CCI for students entering in the fall of 2022 will be held on September 1, 2022, from 8-11 a.m. in the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility (ITT).

Returning students check-in will be held on September 4 and September 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Wilson Atrium, located on the second level of the Campus Center.

Early Arrivals

Students who are pre-approved for early arrival will receive email communication from Residence Life in early August.

Any student may return to campus on Friday, September 2 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for an early arrival fee of $150 to be charged to their student account. Students are not required to pre-register for this early arrival date and OneCards will be activated on-site at key pick-up. Financial assistance or waivers are not available for early arrival fees.

Key pick-up for all early arrivals will take place in the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility (ITT).

Trunk Room Storage

All house trunk rooms will open on Sunday, August 21 for the fall semester. View the fall semester JMG storage hours here. Please note that JMG trunk room access ends for the semester after September 30, 2022.

Summer Storage

The JMG storage space is currently full. Effective immediately, JMG& storage hours will only be for students to pick items up from JMG storage. We will continue to evaluate JMG storage and if space opens up where we can allow students to store items later in the summer, we will notify all students. If you need to store items this summer, you will need to seek off campus storage options. Smith College's preferred vendor for storage is Boomerang Storage. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

Petition to Live Off-Campus (Deadline Extension)

Residence Life will continue to accept off-campus housing requests after the June 1 deadline. Any student who wishes to move off-campus may petition to do so by completing the Petition to Live Off-Campus, which is available via Residence life Self-Service. Juniors and Seniors will be given priority, although all class years will be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through August 15. Applications submitted after this date will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Smith’s COVID-19 Response Plan

Information regarding Smith's plans for Spring 2022 are available on Smith's COVID-19 Response Plan website. For general questions, please check Smith’s FAQ page. If you still have questions regarding housing after reviewing all FAQs, please write to Other questions should be directed either to the appropriate department, or to

Dining Information

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’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.