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Talbot House


Closed Spring 2024

Please note that Talbot House will be closed for renovations during the spring 2024 semester. If you have any questions, please contact your Area Director.


Located on Prospect Street, Talbot House is close to the Campus Center (convenient for late-night snacks) and is a short walk to libraries, classrooms and administrative buildings. Downtown Northampton, with its many shops and restaurants, is only a 10-minute walk.

Built in 1909, Talbot House was originally part of the Capen School, a private school run by Miss Bessie Capen in the early 1900s. The house became a Smith College residence when Smith acquired the Capen School property in 1921.

The house has a cozy living room, where housemates gather to socialize, and a study room.

Talbot House has the distinction of being the home of a moose. He's of the stuffed variety and serves as the house mascot.

About Talbot House

Year Built 1909
Capacity 80
Residential floors 5
Singles 26
Doubles 27
Triples 0
Approximate number sharing a bathroom 26
Accessible No
Elevator No

Floor Plans

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