At Smith, you’ll live in a house on campus that will be your social and residential home base; there are no dormitories or sororities here. Your living options are varied. Smith’s 36 houses each have a distinct character and range in size and architectural style from old Gothic to Victorian to thoroughly modern.
As an incoming student, you’ll be assigned your room and usually matched with a roommate. Your other housemates will be members of all four classes, and, depending on the size of the house, you may share living quarters with anywhere from 10 to 100 undergraduates.
You will quickly discover that house life is a central part of your Smith experience, and the house living rooms are where you may develop some of your most lasting friendships. Smith’s unique self-governing house system gives you not only a place to call home — your “house away from home” — while you are away at college but also a place to test your leadership skills and be active in house council programs and events.