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Residence Life

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Residence life is part of Smith’s co-curricular environment that enhances and enriches the academic program. Students come from varied backgrounds, and the house community provides a supportive, social environment for them to learn about and appreciate one another’s experiences and differences.

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Fall Assignments 

All fall housing assignments will be unavailable for viewing on Residence Life Self-Service until August 1 while we are processing entering student assignments. Housing assignments for entering students will be emailed to your Smith email address on or before August 1. Returning students who wish to confirm their fall housing assignment may do so by contacting us at

Smith’s COVID-19 Response Plan

Information regarding Smith's plans for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 are available on Smith's COVID-19 Response Plan website. For general questions, please check Smith’s FAQ page. If you still have questions regarding housing after reviewing all FAQs, please write to Other questions should be directed either to the appropriate department, or to

Petition to Live Off Campus

The Petition to live Off Campus will open on Thursday, May 27 at 10 a.m. More information can be found on the Off Campus Housing page.

Ada Comstock Change of Housing Status

The Ada Comstock Change of Housing Status (ACCHS) form opens on Monday, April 19 at 10 a.m. The deadline to complate this form is Tuesday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.


Storage is available for summer housing residents in JMG. Please see the Summer 2021 JMG Open Hours for available storage time.

Dining Information

For more information on dining menus and locations, visit the Dining Services Menus page. For questions related to dining, contact

Student Staff Selection

Applications are now available to be a part of the Residence Life Student Staff team.

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The Compass | Smith College
Residence Education Model

The Compass, Smith College’s residence education model, guides the learning that happens for residential students within Smith College houses. A model deeply based in the institutional mission, the Compass strives to help students achieve learning goals with measurable outcomes.