2017 Summer Session: Frequently Asked Questions

13th Annual Summer Session on
Contemplative Learning in Higher Education

Sunday, August 6 – Friday, August 11, 2017
Smith College
Northampton, MA


Frequently Asked Questions

We will add to this list as the event approaches.

When is the application deadline? Due to community requests, we have extended our deadline. Please apply by the end of March 29th. If you are accepted, we will respond by April 15th with registration information. If you have already replied, your application will be reviewed promptly.

What should I wear? Whatever will be comfortable for you to move around in. Breakout sessions and plenary sessions will be inside of the Campus Center and air conditioned. Dorms are also air conditioned but depending on your preferences you may want to bring layers. There will also be receptions, and if you like to dress up, feel free!

What should I bring? Bring what will support your work habits, such as writing utensils and notebooks, a tablet, laptop or any device for note-taking and writing. If you plan to participate in yoga, you should bring your own yoga mat. Bringing a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the week is suggested. You can also bring a travel thermos for coffee and tea. If you have back, joint, or other health issues affected by sleeping position, you may wish to bring a mattress topper or other additional support for the standard-issue dorm mattresses. If you are a light sleeper, bring ear plugs or other sleeping aids you are comfortable using. There will be a limited amount of fans and extra blankets available.