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 bed (39 inches x 80 inches x 6 1/2 inches), a desk and chair; a dresser and closet space. The beds have three notches on each bed end to adjust the height of the bed. The first notch is approximately 13 inches off the floor; the second (middle) notch is approximately 18 inches off the floor; the third notch is approximately 23 inches off the floor. Students may also loft or bunk their beds by acquiring the additional pieces necessary to do so. Lofting the bed allows for furniture such as the dresser, desk, and desk chair to slide underneath the bed. The additional pieces to loft/bunk your bed will be available in your building common space during the first several weeks of the fall semester. During the rest of the year, the pieces can be requested by submitting a Facilities Helpdesk request.

Helpful Facts:

Housing Rate Plan 1
Meal plan required Yes
Year acquired by the College n/a
Capacity 8
Residential floors 2
Singles 8
ADA accessible No
Elevator No
Air conditioned Yes
Type of bed frame(s) in each room  Wood (can be bunked/lofted)
Microfridge in each room No
Laundry location 209 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