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Lamont House

About Lamont House

Lamont residents agree that the Prospect Street location of the house is ideal. It is near the Campus Center, where students can go to get a quick bite to eat or attend an event, and it takes only a few minutes to walk to the classrooms and administrative buildings on the central campus.

In addition, downtown Northampton, with its many shops and restaurants, is only a five-minute walk.

Lamont was named after a loyal alumna, Florence Corliss Lamont. She received her bachelor's degree from Smith in 1893 and eventually earned a master’s in philosophy from Columbia University.

Lamont House is one of the newer houses on campus. Built in 1955, it was the first house to be constructed by the college after the quad houses were completed in 1936.

In 1994, renovations brought a new dining room to the back of Lamont House. The room, designed by Livermore and Edwards, enjoys exceptional light with its many-paned windows. The dining room's octagonal shape ties traditional and modern architectural ideas.



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Two roommates laugh in their room in Lamont House

Life in Lamont

What do Rinal Dahhan ’27 and Cynthia Arguijo ’27 love about being roommates in Lamont? Just about everything!

“We love to play CDs whenever we’re getting ready either for the day or for bed. It’s a lot more fun than just listening to music out of a speaker, and CD hunting is super fun. A couple weeks ago, I found a super rare B-side of one of my favorite Radiohead albums and it was so exciting to come home and listen to it on the CD player!

“Our favorite part of [the room] is each other! We are so happy to be roommates this year and it’s so incredible to be living with someone who I truly enjoy spending time with.”

Floor Plans

Floor plans are available in Residence Life Self-Service (login required) under "Room Draw."