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Alumnae at Ivy Day

Reunion is a remarkable celebration of everything Smith: enduring friendships, time-honored traditions and the power of Smithies in the world. The annual tradition brings together alums, faculty, staff and students for one of the most exciting events of the year.

Reunion 2022 and Class of 2020 Celebration Highlights

Reunion 2022 & Class of 2020 Celebration
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Smith Traditions

Lanterns lit up on campus during Illumination night

Ivy Day Ceremony and Illumination Night

On the day before Commencement, alums lead the senior class in a parade through campus. The seniors then plant ivy to symbolize the connection between the college and its graduates. On Illumination Night, the campus is aglow from the light of colored paper lanterns, creating the perfect atmosphere for reminiscing and reflecting.

Alum Parade

Don’t forget your whites! Join this moving, time-honored Reunion tradition that celebrates the enduring connections among generations of alums.

First held in 1909, the Alum Parade has served as a powerful symbol of the gratitude alums have for the college itself, the campus and the education they received here. The parade began as a way for alum classes to honor the senior class, one another, the college president and members of the faculty. Although alums now dress uniformly in white, earlier classes had varied, colorful—and sometimes quite elaborate—costumes. Colored ribbons now differentiate the classes. The class of 1905 was the first to carry placards, and by 1915 these signs became a regular feature of the parade.

Get Involved!

Reunion volunteers have an opportunity to plan programs, get to know classmates and enjoy being a part of this special annual event. Whether you are looking to get involved or are already a volunteer and are looking for helpful resources, visit our Reunion Volunteers page for more information.

Past Virtual Reunion Programs and Highlights

Explore digital programming from 2020 and 2021 and revisit virtual parades, concerts, lectures and more.

Virtual Reunion 2020   Virtual Reunion 2021

Future Reunion Dates

Reunion 2023

Reunion I/Commencement Weekend

Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, May 21:
1963 (60th Milestone), 1968 (55th), 1983 (40th), 1998 (25th Milestone), 2003 (20th), 2013 (10th)

Reunion II Weekend

Thursday, May 25 to Sunday, May 28:
1943 (80th), 1948 (75th), 1953 (70th), 1958 (65th), 1973 (50th Milestone), 1978 (45th), 1988 (35th Milestone), 1993 (30th), 2008 (15th), 2018 (5th), Diploma in American/Interdisciplinary Studies (60th Anniversary Reunion of the Program)


Reunion 2024

Reunion I/Commencement Weekend

Thursday, May 16 to Sunday, May 19:
2014 (10th), 2004 (20th), 1989 (35th Milestone), 1984 (40th), 1974 (50th Milestone)

Reunion II Weekend

Thursday, May 23 to Sunday, May 26:
2019 (5th), 2009 (15th), 1999 (25th Milestone), 1994 (30th), 1979 (45th), 1969 (55th), 1964 (60th Milestone), 1959 (65th), 1954 (70th), 1949 (75th), 1944 (80th)

Please note: The reunion schedule and class assignments are subject to change due to COVID-19 and/or campus space planning.




Office of Alumnae Relations

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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Phone: 800-526-2023 (option 9) or 413-585-2150
Fax: 413-585-2015