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How safe is the Smith College campus?


  • The dorm houses are kept locked at all times

  • Each dancer is issued a Smith College lanyard with a OneCard which allows them access to their dorm and the dining hall

  • $25 fee for lost OneCards

  • A fire drill will be conducted by Northampton’s fire department on Monday immediately following the last class of the day

  • A safety orientation will be conducted by Smith College police on Sunday afternoon

  • Dancers may visit friends in other dorms during free time, but must check in and out with their dorm chaperones

  • No dancer under the age of 18 is allowed to leave campus for any reason without a chaperone

  • Any area beyond the pizza parlor is considered off campus

  • Dancers who are 18 and over are allowed to leave campus, but must check in with a chaperone before leaving and upon returning

  • Dancers who are 18 and over may serve as chaperones for dancers who are 14-17 with prior written consent from parents (provided during the registration process). There are NO exceptions.

  • Room curfew is 10pm for 14 and under, and 11pm for 15 and older

  • Dancers who fail to comply with GIV’s Code of Conduct will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include being sent home

Questions about security at Smith College?

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