The Office of Student Engagement OSE helps students make intentional decisions about their involvement, both in and out of the classroom, for a more meaningful Smith experience. We encourage students to engage in learning without limits by creating and encouraging opportunities for involvement that will help them connect to Smith and the global community. Check out concerts, films, lectures, meetings and more! Complimenting the academic mission of the college, the Office of Student Engagement is committed to integrating student learning in all its forms, facilitating student development and embracing opportunities for meaningful engagement.
Through its activities, facilities and services, the Office of Student Engagement serves as a valuable resource, providing and promoting opportunities for personal growth, leadership development, co-curricular involvement, intellectual inquiry, social and environmental responsibility and the valuing of difference in all forms. The Office of Student Engagement assists students in making intentional decisions about their in and out of class involvement for a more meaningful Smith experience.
Together with our learning outcomes, these core values are integral to our success. The OSE embraces diversity in all its forms, including the multiple identities of ethnicity, race, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion and socioeconomic status, as well as every aspect of our life that defines our humanity. Our commitment to social justice refers to the intentional and consistent valuing, respecting and inclusion of all people and development of an environment where this is possible.
As educators, the OSE staff is committed to providing intentional learning opportunities and assessing best practices. We encourage student responsibility, creativity, accountability, personal and professional growth, and development. Our staff is committed to finding and creating opportunities for all students to interact with their community according to their interests, strengths, activities and curiosities. We provide an experience exemplifying a consistent commitment to quality by exceeding community expectations in our programs, facilities and services.
Through programs, facilities and staff interactions, we embrace the opportunity to collaborate with our community for the successful completion of their goals and initiatives. The Smith College Campus Center offers space and resources for students, faculty and staff to experience joy, have fun, be well and grow. Housed within the Campus Center, the OSE is dedicated to supporting the community's use of the space for programs and events, to practice balance, and to relax and reconnect with one another in meaningful ways.
Student employment is more than a paycheck when you work for the Office of Student Engagement. It's about fostering your personal and professional growth, increasing your marketable skills and preparing for work outside of Smith College. It's a leadership experience you choose to fit your needs. Students must be physically able to complete setups of furniture and tech equipment individually, lifting 20 to pounds, with assistance, and be able to be on your feet for the duration of a scheduled shift.
The team oversees activities within the center, covers weekly open hours, provides resources to the community as needed, and plans and manages programs sponsored by the RCSG, including evening and weekend events. The Campus Center is the crossroads of community at Smith.
The open design creates a vibrant and welcoming environment for all members of the college and the greater Northampton community. Its central location, glass walls and large windows blur the boundaries between inside and outside, student and faculty, college and town. At nearly 60, square feet and with a central location, the Campus Center offers a flexible meeting and venue space for the entire Smith community. The Campus Center opens out onto Chapin Lawn, where you'll find students and visitors relaxing, eating lunch and enjoying a wide variety of activities.
The main level of the Campus Center offers a skylit concourse that provides an inviting spot to sit, study, eat and converse. The Goldstein Lounge, home of the Campus Center Book Nook, provides a great space for relaxing around the fireplace or sitting in a wing-back chair reading a favorite novel. The second floor of the Campus Center offers meeting spaces for departments, groups and student organizations. The large, maple-paneled Carroll Room is the venue for a wide variety of events, from banquets and lecture-style presentations to social gatherings.
The OSE coordinates and reserves Campus Center meeting spaces, equipment and support services for campus departments, groups and student organizations. Spaces must be reserved through the 25Live Reservation System by active student organizations and departments. Please allow three business days for processing a space request. All reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. The required time for setup and breakdown will be figured into your reservation time by the scheduler. The entire building cannot be booked for one event.
Reservations will only be confirmed one semester in advance. Requests for events not affiliated with or sponsored by Smith must be coordinated through Summer Programs and Conferences. Chapin Lawn Display The Chapin Lawn display is an exhibit space for the college community to display various forms of art and program and event materials.
Shepherd's hooks with a line to affix exhibits will be set up according to the amount of space required for program materials, which will be determined through an event consultation with OSE administrative staff. With its adjustable lighting, moving walls and free-standing pedestals, it allows us to constantly change the look of Nolen as well as accommodate many different artistic mediums, including two- and three- dimensional art, movie screenings and dance performances.
The Art Wall Reservations may not exceed 16 days and must be reserved for a minimum of four days. Included within the day reservation period are setup and takedown days.
This means that an exhibit will be online for viewing for a period of 14 days with the first day of the reservation designated for setup and the final day for takedown.
Please request this equipment as a resource on your online reservation so it will be set up and ready for your use upon arrival. Carroll Room This large, maple-paneled room can seat people comfortably around round tables for a banquet, lecture style for presentations or cleared out for a dance party. This room has a podium, a blackout shade for the large windows and acoustic curtains lining one wall to make your event look and sound just as you wish.
Assisted listening devices are availabe. Various room setups are available. TV Lounge This space in conjunction with the game room can comfortably hold 50 people for an event. It is ideal for small bands, coffee house events, mixers, etc. All furniture stays in the room, but can moved to accommodate a small stage. There is house lighting for performances in this space. This room can accommodate large dinners or parties. Capacities vary from to All setups are managed through facilities management.
Student event staffing will be determined and provided by the Campus Center. Chapin Lawn All Chapin Lawn reservations are restricted to the lawn itself and may not breach the "drip line" or mulched spaces beneath tress located on the lawn. Staking into the lawn is restricted to avoid damage to the lawn's sprinkler system.
Chapin Lawn Display Chapin Lawn display is an exhibit space for the college community to display various forms of art and program and event materials. Chapin Deck Chapin deck comprises the two large concrete and granite "steps" before you enter Chapin Lawn.
All Chapin deck reservations are restricted to the deck itself and will not exceed the deck space. Davis Lawn Davis Lawn is the area directly in front of Davis and is surround by a fence. Setups are coordinated through the events management office in collaboration with facilities management after the space reservation has been submitted. There is no electrical power on the lawn, although power may be supplied by facilities management after the space reservation has been submitted.
Staking into Davis Lawn is permitted. The lending library is open to students and the Five College community. All students have access to the center with their Smith OneCard between 8 a. Students, organizations, departments and offices may reserve the room to host programs focused on topics of gender and sexuality. Students, faculty and staff may reserve one of several available vending tables in the Campus Center during the academic year.
Vending table reservations are limited to a maximum of three consecutive days. Vending tables can be moved outdoors to the Chapin deck when the weather permits and space is available. The Smith College Campus Center is open to Smith students, faculty and staff as well as guests, including those from the local community who are attending registered meetings or functions or simply seeking a place to relax.
This includes tables, chairs, rental equipment and decorations. You must provide a list of equipment and decorations to the Office of Student Engagement seven days before the event. Helium balloons are not permitted in the Campus Center as they may interfere with the fire detection system. If using an outside caterer, you must obtain written permission from the cafe manager 10 days before the event; a copy of the permission must be sent to the Office of Student Engagement, Campus Center If permission is granted, a contract between the outside caterer and sponsoring Smith organization must be on file in the OSE before the event takes place.
Furniture All reservation setups must be requested with a 25 live space reservation. If you would like to move furniture for your event after the request has been submitted, please seek assistance from the OSE Support Team. If we are able to accommodate the request, furniture will be moved. Storage The Campus Center has very limited storage space available for event materials. Storage will depend on space availability and is provided for Campus Center events only.
The Office of Student Engagement staff must approve all requests for storage no fewer than seven days before the scheduled event. Event organizers should have materials delivered just before their event and removed immediately upon its conclusion. Event sponsors are responsible for moving stored items to the event location on the day of the event. All materials remaining in the Campus Center will be discarded no later than two days after an event has concluded. Vending Tables Students, faculty and staff may reserve vending tables in the Campus Center while school is in session.
If you wish to use the wireless OneCard machine, please request this when you register your event on the Social Network. Students: If your vending reservation involves any exchange of money, you must obtain a cashbox from the Office of Student Engagement, room , and return it to the office by the end of the day.
Cashboxes cannot be held overnight. Members of the Smith community students, faculty and staff are allowed to advertise Smith College events by hanging banners in the Campus Center. All banners must be approved by the Office of Student Engagement and will be hung by facility staff on Monday by 12 noon. Unauthorized banners will be removed. No more than 14 banners will be hung at any given time, except those for special all-college events.
Banners must be picked up on the Tuesday after removal from CC ; banners not picked up within 24 hours will be discarded.
You may only use erasable chalk grease-based chalk is not permitted , and each chalking must be signed with the full name of the person or group responsible. Other individuals or groups within the community may not add to the chalkings or remove them. College administration may remove all chalkings in any specific area of campus.