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Commencement Weekend is Smith's final chance to honor its graduating seniors and to observe such traditions as Ivy Day and Illumination Night. The weekend culminates on Sunday when parents, friends and seniors gather to hear a distinguished speaker and observe the awarding of diplomas.

Christine Lagarde to Give Commencement Address

Christine Lagarde, the first woman to serve as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, will be the speaker at Smith College’s 136th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18, at 10 a.m. in the campus Quadrangle. More...

Six to Receive Honorary Degrees

In addition to speaker Christine Lagarde, five distinguished guests—Ela Bhatt, Eric Carle, Swanee Hunt, Evelyn Fox Keller and Ruth J. Simmons—will receive honorary degrees at Commencement ceremonies May 18. More...

Planning Ahead?

Smith’s next Commencements will be held Sunday, May 18, 2014; Sunday, May 17, 2015; and Sunday, May 15, 2016.