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Office of Residence Life
Clark Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone: 413-585-4940

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact us with any questions or concerns.

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Your living community is an integral part of your education at Smith. Staff in the Office of Residence Life can help ensure that your co-curricular living environment enhances and enriches your overall experience.

Residential living is vital for your education, you will be living, studying and socializing with roommates, housemates and friends from around the world—all with varied and distinctive backgrounds and experiences.

To support Smith’s goals, the Office of Residence Life values learning, social justice and diversity, community, connections and balance. Each of these departmental core values informs how we do our work, train student leaders and try to create an inclusive community.

Residence life staff are here to assist you. Both professional and student staff are available to answer your questions, provide support and point you in the right direction.

Residence Life Open Office Hours 

More information coming soon



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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.