Smolny also has a student-run Social Committee, which organizes student get-togethers and parties throughout the semester. Past events have included a fall party, a New Year's Eve party, Cosmonaut day, and end-of-semester events. Visiting students can also create new clubs and organizations. In the past students have created a collaborative journal, a student newspaper, and various sports clubs. Students are always invited to participate in the numerous lectures, seminars, and conferences that take place at Smolny College.