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Living at Smith

Living at Smith

Smith is filled with energetic people who come from varied backgrounds. Like you, everyone here brings a thirst for new ideas. Whether you’re discussing future plans late into the night, sharing success stories from the athletic fields or the labs, studying side by side or discovering a housemate’s culture, life at Smith means learning about what the world has to offer and what you have to offer the world. 

More Than Hitting the Books

You’ll choose a college for its academic excellence, but at times you’ll just want to have fun. 

You’ll find plenty to do at Smith. You can lead or take part in any of about 120 student-run organizations, programs and informal groups, all of which offer you lively ways to share your interests and passions and develop new friendships.

Want to play basketball, field hockey or Ultimate Frisbee? Smith has 12 intercollegiate athletic teams, plus a wide variety of club sports. Outstanding facilities for recreation and competition include a state-of-the-art fitness center and climbing wall, a six-lane pool, two gymnasiums and 25 acres of some of the finest grass fields in North America.



There are perfects spots to socialize, eat, relax and study at Smith’s Campus Center—a vibrant hub for the intellectual life of the college with spaces for formal and informal meetings, recreation and dining.

There will be concerts, dances, films and parties right on campus. Or attend events on the four other campuses in the Five College area using the fare-free bus system. There are 30,000 other college students, men and women, for you to meet—all within 12 miles of Smith.

The spirited downtown of Northampton is a short walk from the Smith campus. This vibrant city offers you music venues, shops, renowned restaurants and funky eateries, and favorite places to go for late-night pizza and ice cream.