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Information for Delegates

We are pleased that you will represent your institution on Saturday, October 19, at the Inauguration of Kathleen McCartney as the 11th president of Smith College.

Delegates are asked to assemble promptly at 2 p.m. in the Ainsworth Gymnasium lounge for robing. Please note that delegates are expected to provide their own academic regalia. The college marshals will be available to answer questions and to help delegates line up for the academic procession. The installation ceremony begins at 3 p.m. in the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility.

You may wish to attend other Inauguration Day events, which begin with panel discussions on “The Future of Higher Education Leadership” at 9 a.m. and “The Transformational Power of Women’s Leadership” at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. on Chapin Lawn.

Following the installation, you are invited to join us at a community reception on Chapin Lawn.

Map of Inauguration Event Venues (PDF)

When you arrive, you may park in any of the white-lined spaces in the Smith College lots or in the college parking garage next to Garrison Hall, 42 West Street.

Please call 413-585-3098 or send an email to smithevents@smith.edu if you have questions.

Thank you for joining us at this historic moment for Smith and making your institution a part of our celebration.