Anonymous: Hii!!! I'll be attending Smith this year and im super excited. I was wondering if students tend to live in the same house during their four years at Smith. Also what house do you live in and what's your favorite thing about it. One more question....whats the social life like?
Hi! Congratulations! Yes, students tend to live in the same house during their for years here, but if you want to switch houses that is totally ok too.
I lived in Duckett House during my first and sophomore year, and really enjoyed it. Plus, the house has a great location (close to downtown and classes). Then I went abroad and met one of my closest friends at Smith, and she convinced me to move to Gardiner House. Even if I hadn’t lived there all four years, it really feels like I did. I would say my favorite thing about it is how fun, open and friendly people are. People usually hang out in the hallways and leave their door open and everyone checks to see how everyone’s day was, oh and we throw some of the best parties on campus.
Social life at Smith is really what you make it. There are different scenes on campus, which I always thought was great because I got to interact with all kinds of people. It also depends on what you’re interested in… for example, if you join crew or a theater group you’re very likely to make many friends through these extracurricular activities.
There is also Northampton and the 5-College area if you want to make friends outside of Smith. Cafes and restaurants downtown are great, and the 5-College area offers a wide variety of activitites you can participate in.
Hope that answers you question!
And feel free to ask more!
As I was walking back from my last West African dance class today, I passed by the Botanical Gardens and Paradise Pond. I started thinking how great it is to have little places where you can still enjoy nature, right in the middle of campus. Once academics wind down a little, I am definitely looking forward to taking out a boat and hanging out at the Pond.
For now, I will probably go read a book in the Palm House at the Gardens, sitting there makes you feel like you’ve traveled to a different part of the country or different country even!
Photo courtesy of: Smith College http://www.smith.edu/garden/home.html
Anonymous: hi) Iam a citizen of Russia and so much would like to get second higher education in the us, is it possible to get any grant for my tuition?
There are options to help finance your education at Smith, you normally fill out a financial aid application along with your student profile.
Here is the official Financial Aid website, it should offer you all the info you need to know. If you have any more questions, let me know!