Although the college does its best to address students’ needs, some services the college cannot provide. For those, the Office of Residence Life refers students to the following off-campus vendors, which have been reviewed by the office and deemed reputable. Students may work with other vendors, but we cannot guarantee the level of service.
Smith College strongly encourages all students living on campus to purchase property insurance to cover the personal belongings they bring with them to campus. Students can purchase renter’s insurance from most insurance companies, they can have their belongings insured through their family’s homeowner’s insurance or they can purchase specific insurance for college students living in residence halls. For this last option, Smith College has partnered with National Students Services Inc. (NSSI) to offer this choice for Smith students. You can read the NSSI information brochure or view the NSSI informational video to learn more about the services NSSI offers. Sign up for property insurance through NSSI.
Students are permitted to have refrigerators on campus. These cannot be larger than 3.5 cubic feet and must be Energy Star rated. The college does not allow students to have stand-alone microwaves on campus. Smith College has contracted with My Micro Fridge to provide Microfridge rental services to on campus students. Having a microfridge is the only way a student can have a microwave in their student room. The microfridges provided by My Micro Fridge are the highest efficiency, have USB charging ports and a variety of other safety features. My Micro Fridge will deliver the microfridge to a student's room and pick it up when the student leaves campus. You can read more about the specific product in the My Micro Fridge brochure or view the My Micro Fridge video. Sign up for a microfridge rental.
Off-Campus Storage Options
We encourage all students to use off-campus storage options. Below are some community resources. Smith’s preferred provider of shipping, storing and moving services for students is Boomerang Storage. All other storage vendors have no formal relationship with the college
- Smith’s preferred moving, storage and shipping company
- Pickup and delivery to your room
- Free boxes and tape
Leased storage units
The Hamptons Self Storage
Leased storage units
All College Storage
Pickup and delivery to Smith College
Storage and shipping; Pickup and delivery to residence halls
College Storage USA
Pickup and delivery to residence halls
The UPS Store
In addition to mail services found in the basement of the Campus Center, the UPS Store provides the following services:
UPS, USPS, DHL shipping
- Pickup at your room
- Shipping anywhere in the world
- Packaging service
- 10 percent discount
Need to ship your things home? Contact the UPS Store in Northampton at 413-584-7490.