Housing Details

Smith House

Smith House

Smith House is located along North Washington Street between Van Horn House and Lau House. Considered part of the Ice House Complex, Smith House was named after Marion Todd Smith '48, who was a math major and member of Chi Alpha Sigma at Gettysburg College. Following graduation, she began a career as a micro analyst.

Smith House is a 2-story house that houses 8 students, all in single rooms. Smith House has a full kitchen and common space on the first floor. There are three bathrooms in this facility, one on the first floor and two on the second floor. All bathrooms accommodate one person at a time and are gender-neutral. There are two single bedrooms on the first floor and six on the second floor.

The basement of Smith House contains a laundry facility that students from several nearby residence halls share.

Each student is provided with an extra-long (38 inches x 80 inches x 6 1/2 inches) bed; a desk and chair; a dresser and closet space. The beds have two lower height settings: the lowest setting has approximately 12 inches between the floor and the bottom of the bed; the other setting provides approximately 18 inches between the floor and the bottom of the bed. Students may also loft or bunk their beds by acquiring the additional pieces necessary to do so. These pieces will be available in your building common space during the first several weeks of the fall semester.

Helpful Facts:

Housing Rate Plan 1
Meal plan required No
Year acquired by the College n/a
Capacity 8
Residential floors 2
Singles 8
Doubles 0
Triples 0
ADA accessible No
Elevator No
Open for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks Yes
Air conditioned Yes
Type of bed frame(s) in each room  Wood (can be bunked/lofted)
Microfridge in each room No
Laundry location 209 or 133 N. Washington St., Lamp Post, Smith House (card accessible)
Kitchen location First floor
Trash room location Dumpster in parking lot
Network connection (W=wireless, D=data jack) W & D