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Welcome to All New First-Years, Transfers, Visiting Students & Ada Comstock Scholars

Smith is a vibrant place of interesting people and experiences. Our goal is for you to arrive on campus prepared to begin your Smith experience. We’re very excited to have you join us, and we look forward to greeting you during Orientation. To help you prepare, this website provides important information about the campus, introduces you to specific parts of our community and refers you to other Smith websites with more details. This site will be edited regularly, please check back in and note any updates. If you have any questions, please contact us. We’re happy to help!

Smith Reads

The Smith Reads selection for 2023 is The Book of Delights by Ross Gay. Learn more on the Smith Reads page.

New Student Forms & Questionnaires

All new entering students—first-years, transfer and visiting students, and Ada Comstock Scholars—are asked to fill out a number of questionnaires, forms and agreements as they begin their Smith career.

Once you commit to Smith you should receive information about these forms via your Smith email. Please fill them out accordingly.

The Smith College Connectors guide first-year students as they navigate through the college, helping them explore curricular and co-curricular opportunities and connect to resources. Connectors will walk with their cohort from the moment they arrive at Smith through their junior year.


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We’ve Got You Covered

Need help getting clothing, toiletries, essentials, emergency funds or other financial assistance? The Common Goods Resource Center is here to help you find what you need.



Welcome to parents and guardians of all new Smith undergraduate students! See the Parents & Families menu for helpful links.