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A Culture of Care
Read Smith’s plans for the fall 2020 semester
and the college’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Residence Life

Exterior of Lamont House at night

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.

Important COVID-19 Information

For updates on Smith’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page.

A Reminder About Social Distancing

Students should avoid close personal contact with other students. Ideally, you should make every effort to be six feet apart from another person. Any student who leaves Northampton and returns to campus, gathers in groups of 10 or more, etc. will be removed from campus immediately. They may also be referred to the College Conduct Board. If you have any questions about this, please email

News & Announcements

Fall 2020 Housing Assignments Unavailable in Residence Life Self-Service

Effective July 1, 2020, Residence Life will begin updating all entering and returning student housing assignments for the Fall 2020 semester in preparation for Fall billing. During this time, all Fall 2020 housing assignments will be unavailable for viewing on Residence Life Self-Service. Students will be able to resume viewing their Fall 2020 housing assignment in Residence Life Self-Service in early-mid August.

If you have an urgent question regarding your Fall 2020 housing assignment, please contact Residence Life at


Students who moved into Cutter/Ziskind for summer housing must use JMG to store their items when they depart campus. Please visit Smith’s Storage page to see the open hours (you must scroll down to see the schedule).

Private Storage Services—Boomerang Storage

Students can pay Boomerang Storage to pick up packed items directly form each dorm room. Register for this service.

Post Room Draw for Fall 2020

Processing of room changes has been delayed until further notice from the college regarding our fall reopening.

Petition to Move Off Campus

Processing of petitions has been delayed until further notice from the college regarding our fall reopening.

    Room Changes

    We are not processing any room changes at this time. If you believe your situation constitutes an emergency please contact to let us know.

    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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