The Farewell Tour: Final Year at Smith

Is there anything new you want to try in college? This year, my friend and I started a radio show with Smith’s station, WOZQ. It’s been a ton of fun doing our weekly show.
Each semester, any student can submit an application for a radio show. Many shows have themes or focus on specific genres. Ours is a comedy talk show and we also play music according to a new theme that we choose each week. 

Is there anything new you want to try in college? This year, my friend and I started a radio show with Smith’s station, WOZQ. It’s been a ton of fun doing our weekly show.

Each semester, any student can submit an application for a radio show. Many shows have themes or focus on specific genres. Ours is a comedy talk show and we also play music according to a new theme that we choose each week. 

That whole women’s college thing

I went to represent Smith today at a Boston-area college fair! I had a lot of fun talking with students. However, I think lots of girls in high school are apprehensive about considering a women’s college. I understand that, but I also think that students often jump to conclusions too quickly. That was me in high school. And then I ended up transferring to Smith from a co-ed institution. Almost all of the schools I applied to when I was transferring were women’s colleges, and that was definitely a great decision.

Being an all-women’s school is just one of the qualities that makes Smith an amazing place. If you’re on the fence, I challenge you to continue looking on the website for programs you might be interested in, contact some alumnae in your area, and visit campus if you’re able to.  

Feel free to ask me any questions about “the women’s college thing” :)

smithsophomore:

If you applied to Smith under Regular Decision, you can view your admission decisions on Bannerweb tonight at 6:00pm EST! Good luck, everyone! As always, feel free to ask me any questions you may have.

(Source: smithcollegejunior)

Spring break in Boston - not much spring yet but still lots of fun to visit a friend of mine from high school! 

Spring break in Boston - not much spring yet but still lots of fun to visit a friend of mine from high school! 

Have you seen this video about Smith from 1933? So great. 

More Rally Day! Some friends and I sporting our cool graduation gowns and funny hats. And lining up according to height was completely accidental. 

More Rally Day! Some friends and I sporting our cool graduation gowns and funny hats. And lining up according to height was completely accidental. 

Our snowy Rally Day! See more Rally Day photos here.

Our snowy Rally Day! See more Rally Day photos here.

Anonymous said: What are some of your favorite things about Smith? Is there anything that you dislike about Smith? Are there any areas that Smith can improve on?

Hey! These are tough questions, I could go on an on but here are some of the answers that first come to mind:

Favorite things:

-Open curriculum! It’s so great having the flexibility to take the courses you really want. I still ended up taking classes in every broad general education category but it was nice not to have that pressure.

-Housing: Smith’s unique housing system made transferring as a junior really smooth. 

-The campus and our facilities: Just seeing the campus was already enough to convince me that Smith was the place for me. It’s so beautiful. We have some trails on the edge of campus that are lovely for running and walking. The houses and academic buildings are great and we have excellent equipment in the libraries, like computers (and some labs with professional video and photo editing software suites) and you can even rent Kindles and cameras. Our gym is awesome and we have access to free exercise classes. Since I’m in theatre, I’m also particularly impressed by the high caliber performing arts productions. I don’t know much about lab facilities but I’ve seen some of them in Ford Hall and they look great. 

-Faculty and staff of course!

As with all institutions, there are things that Smith can improve on. However, nothing that has really gotten in the way of my experience at here. For example, I wish that some of the other libraries besides our main library (like the art and science libraries) had earlier and later hours. But at least Neilson is always open when I need it.