Smith College is a small private liberal arts college for women with coeducational graduate and certificate programs. There are approximately 2,400 undergraduate students enrolled and it is located in Northampton, Massachusetts. There are over 48,000 undergraduate alumnae and 7,000 graduate alumni from all 50 states and over 100 countries. Smith is the largest among all of the Seven Sister schools.
Famous "Pioneer" alumni include Barbara Bush - Former First Lady of the U.S., Sylvia Plath - author and poet, Gloria Steinem - journalist, Julia Child - chef, Margaret Edson - playwright, and Sara Haines - television host.
Helena is from Winchester, Mass. She is a rising junior at Smith College and she is a sailing instructor during the summers on Cape Cod.
Favorite Ice Cream Parlour and Flavor: Herrell’s Ice Cream is hands down the best I’ve ever had. My go to is a small cup of Mudpie with hot fudge (an essential).
Bakery and Favorite Sweet: “Glazed” sells just about any type of donut you can think of - all of which are only $1 after 10 pm every day!
Where to Grab a Coffee: NoHo is known for its wide variety of cafes that Smith students frequent regularly to do homework or just hang out. My top three favorites would have to be Woodstar, Haymarket, and Roost, all of which not only have great coffee but awesome breakfast and lunch menus.
Burger Joint and Fries: Local Burger, open until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays!
Best Pizzeria: Sam’s Pizzeria and Cafe has the BEST buffalo chicken pizza, as well as live music most nights!
Diner and Favorite Dish: While Cafe Esselon is actually in Hadley, you can take the 15-minute B43 bus which is VERY worth it - I would highly recommend the breakfast burrito.
Hottest Mexican Spot and Recommended Plate: Bueno y Sano has super cheap and simple bean and chicken burritos for everyone on that college student budget!
Sushi spot and favorite roll: Moshi Moshi.
Breakfast Spot with a Friend or Date: Jake’s Restaurant is definitely worth the nearly hour wait on weekend mornings!
Where you would love your parents to take you for Parents weekend: Spoleto.
Things to do:
Night Spot for Music: The Tunnel.
Neighborhood Bookstore: Raven Used Book Shop.
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I have to shout out some of my favorite random gems in Northampton: Inspirit Crystals, East Heaven Spa (stay with me...student discount of ~$22 for a 30 minute hot tub studying break is just what my three friends and I needed during finals), the bike trails (great way to see beautiful Western Mass) and the amazing farmer’s market.