Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Splash

Questions asked when signing up for Splash
What is Splash?
Splash is a day of classes taught by middle and high school students taught by college students. It's a chance for kids to learn about something that they might not get to learn about in the course of a normal school day, and a chance for college students to share their passions. Learn more about Splash by visiting Learning Unlimited's (LU) page. Smith Splash held their first program in the spring of 2014. Amherst College also holds a Splash program in the fall. Visit their page here.

Are Splash classes taught by Smith professors?
No! Splash classes are taught by Smith students, with some guest students from other colleges and universities. They are college and university students sharing their love of learning with younger students! Also, please note, college credit is not awarded for participating in Splash!

Smith is a women's college. Do I need to be female to participate?
No! Everyone is welcome to participate, both at the student and teacher levels.

Money is a bit tight at the moment. Can my child still participate?
Of course! Be sure to apply for financial aid, and once we review your application, you will get notice of the scholarship award. No one should ever be turned away from our program for lack of financial means to participate!

Is this event wheelchair accessible?
Yes it is! The entrance of Seelye Hall closest to Green Street is wheelchair accessible, and there is an elevator inside the building. Please let us know if you need other accommodations by emailing us at!

Questions about the day of the program
Where do I go when I arrive on campus?
Check in and classes will be held in Seelye Hall, which you can find using Google Maps here. Seelye is best accessed from Green Street. Once you have arrived in the building, please follow the signs to check in!

What do I need to bring to Splash?
All students must bring a Media Consent Form and a MANDATORY Permission and Assumption of Risk Form. No student may participate without a permission form! (To ensure their delivery, signed forms may be scanned and emailed to before the program.) You may also bring a bagged lunch if you do not want to eat the pizza lunch provided. Other than that, what you bring is up to you! Please note: if there are any medications you must take through the day, this must be taken care of on your own. Smith Spring and Splash will not administer any medications.

At the program, can my child go off campus to eat?
Unfortunately, no. We want to be sure everyone stays safe and accounted for, and unfortunately do not have enough volunteers to escort students off campus, even with the permission of their parent. For this reason, please send your child to the program with a bagged lunch if they do not want to eat pizza. We thank you in advance for your cooperation!

I am not registered for a class in the first block of the day. Can I come late?
Yes! We know some people are travelling from far away and can't make it for our bright and early start. We ask that you try to come at least 15 mins before your first class in order for you to be get checked in and receive your materials. When you arrive on campus at Seelye Hall, follow the signs to student check in.

Last modified by mbaker on Feb. 10, 2016 at 08:48 p.m.