October 3, 2001
Smith College Students to
Celebrate Annual Mountain Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTHAMPTON, Mass.-Smith College students
will head for the hills today as the college celebrates Mountain
Day, the annual fall break from classes that has been a Smith
tradition for more than a century.
College bells in the Quadrangle, the Helen Hills Hills Chapel
and College Hall sounded at 7:05, 7:15, 7:30 a.m. today to announce
Classes and academic appointments are canceled until 7 p.m. so
that students may put aside their books and enjoy the fall weather
with picnics and hikes. Evening events, like films and lectures,
will be held as scheduled.
Smith's Mountain Day was first recorded in the 1877 diary of
a student who spent the day hiking with friends on Mount Nonotuck.
Today, many students will take a break from academic work and
head to scenic spots such as Mount Tom, Skinner State Park and
Shelburne Falls. Others may spent time in downtown Northampton,
shopping and having coffee or lunch.