The stipend rate for summer 2022 will be $5,700 for 40 hours per week over 10 weeks, prorated for shorter projects at $570 per week, for 40 hours per week. Please see the FAQ’s for participants page for more detail regarding stipends.

Students must be in touch with their faculty mentor with respect to participation in the SURF Program. Departments will collectively determine how many student projects can be conducted and funded, and will communicate with the SURF program, who will administer stipends.

Please see the “For SURF Participants” and “Faculty Advisors” sections below for more details.



SURF 2022 Calendar

SURF 2022 Info Session Friday, December 3, 2021, 12:15 pm McConnell 103
(Slides will be posted here. Session to be held again in January via Zoom.)
SURF 2022 Application Opens ~ December 6, 2021
The Application Deadline (sample of FY 21 application). Email for late applications. Friday, February 25, 2022
Funding decisions made by departments Early March
Award notices to most students Mid-March
The commitment deadline for students ~April 15
Summer Housing Request Form Opens
Click on the Self Service button
~April 20
The Summer Housing Request Deadline ~May 5
Official SURF program dates Monday, May 23 – Friday, August 12
Memorial Day Holiday* Monday, May 30
Juneteenth Holiday* Monday, June 20
Independence Day Holiday* Monday, July 4th
Post SURF survey and abstracts due Thursday, September 8


* Indicates official Holiday observed by Smith College. Most offices are closed, academic buildings require card access for entry, services are limited. See the “Holidays” section of the FAQ for SURF participants for more information.

Questions? Contact Heather McQueen