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Housing Options

On-campus housing

On-campus housing is available during the 10-week summer academic session in certain undergraduate dormitories. These dormitories are assigned to us by the College each summer and are located mostly in the center of campus. The houses range in size from 43 to 80 students per building. Each floor has communal bathrooms, which are shared by all the occupants on the floor. All rooms are single occupancy and are furnished with a twin bed, bureau, bookcase, desk and chair. Each room is wired for internet access and each has a telephone with local calling and voicemail capability.

Students choosing to live on-campus should review the Frequently Asked Questions, below, as well as the Dormitory Information page.

Off-Campus Housing

During the summer, off-campus housing is available through private arrangement. Many local residents rent rooms or apartments to our students during the summer. Our Communications Assistant, Doreen Underdue, compiles a list of these rentals. The list is available in the main office of Lilly Hall (Room 101) and through email. Students who would like to be added to the email list should contact Doreen directly at dunderdu@smith.edu.

We provide these listings as a courtesy to our students; it is the student's personal responsibility to deal directly with the local landlords. Students are strongly advised to do checks on all rentals. The School accepts no responsibility for off-campus rentals.

Options for students with children

There is very limited on-campus housing available during the 10-week summer academic session for students with children. The School for Social Work uses some of the Friedman Complex apartments during this time period for students with children. Each duplex apartment has the following: a living room with couch and chairs; a dining area with table and chairs; and a kitchen with stove and refrigerator on the first floor; on the second floor there is a bathroom and four bedrooms; each bedroom contains a single twin bed, bureau, bookcase, desk, and chair.

Although Friedman Complex apartments are made available to students with children, parents should be advised that the apartments are set up for undergraduate students and are not child-proofed.

Friedman Complex apartments are not air conditioned, nor can air conditioning be installed for anyone, under any circumstances, due to the shape of the windows.

Field work housing

During the field work internship sessions, housing arrangements must be made by the students; costs vary by region.


Have questions? Check the Housing FAQ for answers. If you don't find the answer you need there, contact Michele Bala at mbala@smith.edu.