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Smith College Drive In

ACUI Region VIII goes green and gets outside at Smith College! Join us in late May for a drive-in experience with our Smith colleagues, discussing sustainability in the union and how outdoor education can enhance your student organization and campus community. The morning will be spent at the Smith College Campus Center and will feature keynotes and breakout sessions, while the afternoon will be spent out at Smith’s action ropes course!

Date, Time, and Schedule 

The Smith College Drive-In will be Thursday, May 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.  

Please find a tentative schedule below: 

  • 10–10:45 a.m.: Welcome, Introduction to Smith, Smith Campus Center, and Sustainability at Smith
  • 11–11:45 a.m.: Breakout sessions
    • We will offer sessions on crafting a more green union experience as well as how to implement and create outdoor or active programming to enhance leadership or community building activities on your campus.
  • Noon–1 p.m.: Lunch (will be provided at Smith, but feel free to bring any supplemental snacks)
  • 1:30–4 p.m.: Activities and Active Learning at the Smith Ropes Course


ACUI Member Institutions

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students: $17
  • Professionals and Faculty Members: $25

Non-ACUI Member Institutions:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students: $22
  • Professionals and Faculty Members: $32 

Register Now – Purple


Because we will be utilizing Smith’s Ropes Course, please be prepared to sign a liability waiver prior to your participation in the afternoon session!  


The Campus Center address is:
100 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01063

Directions for parking will be provided closer to the trip to those registered. Additionally, parking is available at the ropes course site. 

Hoping to save on gas money and carpool to this event? We’d love to try and hook you up with some local friends to drive with!

Have any questions at all about this event? Just email Joel Pettigrew ( for any info and questions!    

Updated April 27, 2016