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Arrival & Central Check-In

Central Check-In (CCI) is your first stop when you arrive on campus for Orientation. During CCI, you will check in with the registrar, receive an information packet and your student ID (OneCard), complete forms as necessary, and receive your room key. You and your family will be able to meet representatives from offices on campus as well as community partners who offer valuable services to students. You must complete this process before you proceed to your house.

Fall 2024 Central Check-In

Fall Orientation will take place from August 29–September 2, 2024.

Checking In

Students arriving for the fall 2024 semester will come to campus on August 29, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Central Check-In (CCI) at the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility (the ITT) on West Street.

Please arrive on time. If you experience delays in your travel, notify the Office of Residence Life at as soon as possible to receive further guidance about late check-in. You may not arrive earlier than August 29, 2024 unless otherwise instructed.


Even students whose rooms do not require a physical key must check in at CCI.

Parking & Transportation

During CCI, parking is permitted in all legal parking spaces on campus. You may visit the online interactive campus map to find parking lots. In the interior of the quad, visitors are asked to limit their parking to 15 minutes to allow others to unload.

Please note that parking spaces with a meter will require payment. Metered parking is managed by the City of Northampton and can be paid using the Parkmobile app

During CCI, some meters will be “bagged” with signs that indicate parking there is free, in which case no payment is required. In bagged meter spaces, visitors are asked to limit their parking to 15 minutes to allow others to unload.

Smith College does not offer or subsidize airport shuttle service during move-in. The City of Northampton maintains a list of transportation options available in this area.

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