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To support Smith’s goals, the Office of Residence Life values learning, social justice and diversity, community, connections and balance. Each of these departmental core values informs how we do our work, train student leaders and try to create an inclusive community.

Residence life staff are here to assist you. Both professional and student staff are available to answer your questions, provide support and point you in the right direction.

Hannah Durrant

Director of Residence Life
Clark 205; Phone: 413-585-4940
The director of residence life is responsible for all areas of housing and house life at Smith; they supervise the assistant directors and work closely with the area directors and student staff.
Open hours
Schedule appointment via Student Affairs Scheduling Hub; walk-ins available

Kia Brown

Assistant Director for Residence Life Operations
Clark 206; Phone: 413-585-4940
The assistant director for residence life operations is responsible for housing assignments including room assignments, spring housing lottery, the first-year room assignment process, room change requests, and extended and early-arrival housing. She also works with the director in the overall leadership of the department. She is part of the residence life on-call team and supervises the Student Support Coordinator.
Open hours
By appointment only

Crys Arellano-Fryer

Assistant Director for Residential Education
Clark 207; Phone: 413-585-2234
The assistant director for residential education is responsible for creating and implementing the residential curriculum, special interest housing (including affinity spaces), supervising two area directors and managing summer staffing. They are part of the residence life on-call team. They also work with the director in the overall leadership of the department.
Open hours
By appointment; walk-ins available

Stacey Steinbach

Assistant Director for Residential Leadership
Clark 208; Phone: 413-585-6970
The assistant director for development is responsible for all levels of staff training and selection, supervising two area directors, and Ada Comstock housing and graduate housing. She is part of the residence life on-call team. She also works with the director in the overall leadership of the department.
Open hours
By appointment only

Kelsey Butler

Student Support Coordinator
Clark 201; Phone: 413-585-4940
The Student Support Coordinator works closely with the Assistant Director for Operations on housing operation tasks and projects. They also create assignments and provide support for high need populations living in houses, provide support for trunk room and JMG storage, and manage student room keys.
Open hours
By appointment only

Area Directors

Area Directors are residence life professional staff members responsible for the management of a residential neighborhood. Area Directors supervise the residence life student staff in each residential community, support students living within the neighborhood and are a general resource to house communities within the neighborhood. Below is the contact information for the Area Directors.

Garden Neighborhood

Dawn Doucette-Kaplan
Office location in Comstock House basement

Paradise Neighborhood

Meaghan Carroll-Rateau
Office location in Scales House first floor

Mountain Neighborhood

Rachel Kristoff
Office location in Ziskind House lobby

Ivy Neighborhood

Mary A. Inge
Office location in Hubbard House basement

Contact Office of Residence Life

Clark Hall

Smith College

Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-4940 Email:

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact us with any questions or concerns.