Life on campus is an integral part of the Smith experience. Here, students don’t live in traditional dorms, but one of 41 unique, self-governing house communities. Ranging in size from 10 to over 100 students, Smith houses are home to students of all four class years, and introduce residents to people from various socioeconomic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. The Office of Residence Life is here to make Smith feel like your home away from home.
Houses, Not Dorms
Smith’s housing system is unique. Here, most students live on campus throughout their college career (though off-campus housing is available after your first year) in house communities, not standard dormitories. Students from all four class years reside in the houses, introducing you to people from a wide range of backgrounds. For many Smithies, their house becomes like their second family, with lifelong friendships often formed with the people who live just down the hall from you.