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From Opening Convocation to Commencement, the Smith community celebrates a number of special events.
Sophia Smith envisioned a college for women that would be a “perennial blessing” to the world.
Since opening its doors in 1875, Smith has been educating women of promise for lives of distinction.
Smith College opened in the fall of 1875 with 14 students and six faculty. Then as today, the college educates women of promise for lives of distinction.
LEARN ABOUT SMITH'S HISTORY
The idea of a college for women was a radical notion in 1871, but Smith’s success has been dramatic and undeniable.
What are Smith’s colors? Do students still have tea on Fridays? Learn about Smith's traditions.
Learn about the women and men who have led Smith since its founding in 1871.
As film directors and physicists, CEOs and playwrights, Smith women apply their learning throughout their lives.
The College Archives houses a rich collection of material documenting the history of Smith from the 1860s to the present.
The Sophia Smith Collection is a renowned repository of archives, photographs and other primary sources in women's history.
“At Smith, doors are opening for me in all directions. I’ve been encouraged to set goals and helped to reach them.”
“I love being a Gold Key tour guide here and explaining to people how great a school Smith is.”
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“Coach Bierwert and another coach were the first to get me to believe that I could swim the English Channel.”
See more of life from the Smith perspective.
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Nine academic concentrations