Smith Hall

What’s so great about Smith?

Theme Community:
Physical and Life Sciences 

Are you a nursing or science major? Will you be spending a lot of time in Johnstone Science Center in classes and labs? Want to live with like-minded, academically-focused students? Are you a student who has an interest in science, technology, engineering, math, and physical and health sciences? If you answered “yes,” then this Theme Community is for you. Be around students who value the sciences, just like you.

Smith Hall is a corridor-style building with double and single rooms, with the capacity to house 224 first-year students. It offers study and social lounges and community-styled learning floors for residents to become friends while living in an academically stimulating environment. There is one large social lounge and a laundry room located on the first floor.

Four student staff members, including a Community Development Advisor and six student staff members, Resident Advisors, live in the building to help support and foster a safe, positive, and engaging community.

Night Attendant positions are available in the residence hall for residents who are eligible. Learn more about Work-Study.

Approximate Room Sizes
(these are general estimates and may vary per room):

  • Double – 12′ x 15′
  • Single – 9′ x 15′

Approximate Window Sizes
(these are general estimates and may vary per room):

  • Double – 6′ wide x 5′ high
  • Single – 3′ wide x 5′ high

Smith Hall Floor Plans

2nd Floor

3rd Floor

4th Floor


Fun Historical Facts about Smith Hall

Originally East Hall, a men’s dormitory, construction was completed in 1964. Renamed Smith Hall in memory of Charles and Charlotte Smith of Oneonta, it housed men in one wing and women in the other. This was considered somewhat daring in those days, though the old Hartwick Seminary had a similar arrangement nearly a century before.

In 1970, the Third Annual Art Show at Smith Hall took place. There were four main categories – oils and acrylics, watercolors, photography, and sculpture.  Hilltops, December 15, 1970