Birth Control Available?
Condoms, oral contraceptives, Depo-Provera, diaphragm, cervical cap, and the morning-after pill are all available at the health center on campus.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
- Through friends
- Smith parties
- Parties at Amherst or UMass
- UMass hockey games
Best Places to Hook Up
- Campus Center couches
- In the corners of Neilson Library
- Quad parties
- Off-campus parties
Smith students say it can be hard to meet people who aren't in their houses. Therefore, many relationships and hookups, as well as friendships, tend to be centered around a student's house. However, most students are able to meet people through a variety of other ways, like clubs, teams, classes, and parties.
Hookups or Relationships?
Smithies interested in guys often stick with long-distance relationships or random weekend hookups. There are many girls, however, who find nice boys from the surrounding area to date. For the gay community at Smith, the dating scene offers a few more options. A large number of people get into serious relationships with people in their houses (which can lead to dramatic breakups). There are also a lot of random hookups-though many have learned the hard way that what felt random that night is not so random at a small school.
Smith is definitely a school where you can wear almost anything, and you'll see everything from homemade pants to mohawks to Steve Madden shoes. There is, however, a dominant "Smith look" of cuffed jeans, vintage T-shirts, trucker hats, and facial piercings.