During the week before the start of classes, all new students — including first year students, transfer, visiting and exchange students, and Ada Comstock Scholars — gather to learn about the college and get to know each other.
We strive to make Orientation fun and relaxing. You can expect to meet interesting and diverse members of the Smith community, including other new students, returning students, faculty, staff and administrators. You will also meet with your faculty adviser. You’ll be given vast amounts of information that will help you be a successful Smith student. You will also participate in an Orientation group, which are interest based and small in number. This will allow new students to form connections with other students, faculty and staff that will enhance their personal and academic success while at Smith.