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Family Weekend

Family Weekend


Held each fall, Family Weekend allows the college to give participating families a taste of life at Smith. The weekend includes open classes, social events, an afternoon tea, and a student theatre production.

Family Weekend 2017 will be held October 13–15. Registration is now open and will remain open until the start of the weekend’s events.

2017 Schedule Preview

The tentative schedule below is designed to assist you in planning your weekend. Specific information about events and activities will be posted as it becomes available. Please note that times and events noted on this tentative schedule are subject to change.

Friday, October 13
Morning Museum of Art, Botanic Garden and campus galleries open
Afternoon Open classes; Smith Family College; open house at the Lazarus Center for Career Development; administrative office open houses; tea in student houses
Evening Student theatre production: new playreading series; campfire and s'mores
Saturday, October 14
Morning President's welcome and reception; apple cider pressing, 10 a.m.; Family Weekend hike; Seven Sisters cross-country championship, 11 a.m.
Afternoon Smith Family College; Montage music concert, 4 p.m.; live chess match; field hockey vs. Babson, noon; soccer vs. Babson, 2 p.m.
Evening Student theatre production: new playreading series; film screening: Beauty and the Beast
Sunday, October 15
Morning Brunch in student houses; chamber music society concert, 11 a.m.
Afternoon Official events end; explore the campus on your own

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 413-585-4940 or email Debby Ghezzi.

Family Weekend

Parking & Dining


Upon arrival and up until 5 p.m. on Friday, family members and friends of Smith students visiting for Family Weekend should plan to park in metered parking spaces or on side streets surrounding the campus. Meters have varying fees and time limits in different locations, so please read the instructions on each meter at which you choose to park. Side streets in neighborhoods surrounding the campus also have limitations, so please pay attention to signage posted where you park. The City of Northampton will ticket illegally parked cars.

From 5 p.m. on Friday, until 6 a.m. on Monday, family members and friends may also park in campus parking lots in white lined spaces.


Given the nature of on-campus dining at Smith, family members and friends visiting for Family Weekend should plan to dine off campus or in the Campus Center Café, except for Sunday Brunch, when each Smith student may have two guests join them in a house. Additional guests can pay at the door for Sunday Brunch. Sunday Brunch times and locations are listed on the Family Weekend schedule of events.

Important Telephone Numbers

  • Office of Student Engagement, 413-585-2639
  • Five College Bus Service, 413-586-5806
  • Gymnasium Equipment Booth, 413-585-2708
  • Health Services, 413-585-2800
  • Mendenhall Center Box Office, 413-585-3220
  • Office of Disability Services, 413-585-2071 or TDD 413-585-2072
  • Campus Police: Emergency on campus, 800; Non-emergency, 413-585-2490