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A Vibrant Partnership

From the beginning, Smith College’s founders envisioned a college integrally linked to the life of its city. Smith is vitally enriched by its partnership with Northampton and is committed to civic collaboration, particularly in support of the city’s — and region’s — public schools.

NEW Smith's Impact in Northampton

Center for Community Collaboration

College Council on Community Policy

Campus Parking Master Plan Study

A Shared History

Since its founding in 1871, Smith has been proud to call Northampton home. The college’s Grécourt Gates open onto Northampton’s Main Street, symbolizing a rich cultural and historical relationship that has notably shaped both town and gown.

President Carol Christ's Speech to the Council of Social Agencies

"Smith's Civic Mission": A Speech by President Carol Christ

Green Smith: Sustainability

Visiting Smith

City of Northampton Web Site

Northampton Chamber of Commerce

Expanding Opportunity

Employing more than 1,200 people, Smith brings together faculty, staff, students and alumnae in service of a common mission: advancing educational opportunity for women, particularly in nontraditional fields.

Employment at Smith

Smith in the Pioneer Valley

From local track meets to high school graduations, museum exhibitions to performing arts shows, Smith is host to events and resources that draw thousands of visitors to campus every year. Reaching out, Smith students and employees make significant voluntary contributions in the Pioneer Valley.

Athletic Events & Facilities

Botanic Garden


Museum of Art

Performing Arts Events

Poetry Center Events

More College Events

Community Service

United Way Campaign