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Reunion

Alumnae at Ivy Day

Reunion is one of the best Smith parties of the year. Join fellow alumnae and friends for a remarkable celebration of everything Smith: the beautiful campus, enduring friendships, time-honored traditions and the power of Smithies in the world. Come back and once again experience the magic of Smith College.

Reunion 2022

Reunion I/Commencement weekend

Thursday, May 12 to Sunday, May 15: 1957, 1972, 1982, 1987, 2002, 2007

Reunion II Weekend

Thursday, May 19 to Sunday, May 22: 1942, 1947, 1952, 1955, 1962, 1967, 1977, 1992, 1997, 2012, 2017

1776ers: Alumnae who are not in one of the official reuning classes (those ending in 0 and 5) but would like to attend either Reunion weekend can do so as a “1776er.”

Registration

Registration will open in mid March. Please check back again for updates.

Make sure we have your most up-to-date information so you can receive up-to-date news about Reunion 2022. Update your contact information via our online form or use the Smith Alum Directory.


Class Information

Reconnect with classmates you haven’t seen in 5, 10, 20 years—or make a new connection with a classmate you never knew during your time on campus. You’ll leave with an expanded circle of friends and a richer connection to Smith!

Watch for news from your class Reunion team about the exciting programming they have planned. Check your class website and social media sites for updates, or contact your Reunion Chair.

Explore the tabs below for information regarding Reunion Chairs, class themes, headquarters and houses.

A group of alumnae sitting on a couch together in the Campus Center

Class Theme Contact Headquarters Houses

1957

65th

TBA Email TBA TBA

1972

50th Milestone

TBA Website | Facebook | Email TBA TBA

1982

40th

TBA Website | Facebook | Email TBA TBA

1987

35th Milestone

TBA Website | Facebook | Email TBA TBA

2002

20th

TBA Website | Facebook | Email TBA TBA

2007

15th

TBA Website | Facebook | Email TBA TBA

Please note: Seniors and many undergraduates are still in residence in most houses through Reunion I weekend, and the number of rooms available will dictate how many houses are assigned for each class, as well as their proximity to each other.

 

Class Theme Contact Headquarters Houses

1942

80th

TBA Email TBA TBA

1947

75th

TBA Email TBA TBA

1952

70th

TBA Email TBA TBA

1962

60th Milestone

TBA Website | Facebook | Email TBA TBA

1967

55th

TBA Website | Facebook | Email TBA TBA

1977

45th

TBA Website | Facebook | Email TBA TBA

1992

30th

TBA Website | Facebook | Email TBA TBA

1997

25th Milestone

TBA Website | Facebook | Email TBA TBA

2012

10th

TBA Website | Facebook | Email TBA TBA

2017

5th

TBA Website | Facebook | Email TBA TBA

 


Smith Traditions

Lanterns lit up on campus during Illumination night
 

Ivy Day Ceremony and Illumination Night

On the day before Commencement, alumnae 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.

Alumnae Parade

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

First held in 1909, the Alumnae Parade has served as a powerful symbol of the gratitude alumnae have for the college itself, the campus and the education they received here. The parade began as a way for alumnae classes to honor the senior class, one another, the college president and members of the faculty. Although alumnae 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.

 

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

  • If I didn’t pre-register, can I still attend?
    Yes. Check in at the Alumnae House upon your arrival. If you need housing, you will be assigned a room, although not necessarily with the rest of your class. Meal reservations will be accepted after April 23 on a space- and meal-available basis only (a $10 per adult, per meal late fee will apply).
  • What is the class registration fee used for?
    The class registration fees are set by the individual classes to help defray class Reunion costs. Contact your class Reunion Chair for more information about the class registration fee.

Payment

  • Can I register now and pay when I arrive for Reunion?
    No, payment must accompany the reservation.
  • Do I have to pay my class dues to attend Reunion?
    The class registration fee generally includes the dues fee for the year; however, classes cannot require classmates to pay dues to attend Reunion.

Cancellations & Refunds

  • If I register and can’t attend, can I get a refund?
    Class and college registration fees are nonrefundable, and meal fees are nonrefundable after the April 23 registration deadline. Requests for refunds must be made in writing and received or postmarked no later than the registration deadline. All refund requests will be reviewed and processed following the completion of Reunion II weekend. Please allow up to four weeks for receipt of your refund.

Note: All alumnae must check-in at the Alumnae House to be included in their class attendance count. The 65th, 70th, 75th and 80th Reunion classes register at Lamont House.

  • When can I arrive for check-in?
    Reunion check-in runs 4–9 p.m. on Thursday of each weekend. Reunion registration opens at 8 a.m. each Friday.
  • May I check in earlier than the official check-in period?
    No.
  • What time can I get into my room?
    Thursday at 4 p.m.
  • When do I have to be out of my room?
    1 p.m. on Sunday
  • Will there be someone to help with my luggage?
    Student porters may be available to help with luggage. Class Assistants will be assigned to all classes and may also be able to help with luggage during peak arrival and departure times.
  • Where do I go if I arrive after the Alumnae House closes?
    Call Campus Police at 413-585-2490. An officer will be dispatched to let you in and give you your room number. You must stop at the Alumnae House the next morning to officially check in and pick up your key card to access your house.

Housing

  • What is the rate for one night?
    There is one flat housing rate of $170 per person, per bed for the full weekend (3 nights). This rate includes hot breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. We cannot prorate the housing charge for single nights.
  • Is there a charge for my child?
    If you want a separate room or bed for a child, the same housing charges apply. Otherwise, your child can sleep in your room, but you will need to provide your own sleeping bag, porta-crib or air mattress.
  • Will I be able to stay near my friends?
    Each class is assigned a group of houses. Alumnae and guests will be housed with their reuning classmates in multiple houses assigned to the class. Housing will be located in or near class headquarters, which is the main gathering place for alumnae.
  • What is my room assignment?
    You will be given your room assignment when you check in at the Alumnae House upon your arrival on campus.
  • Am I guaranteed a room in on-campus housing?
    No. Register early in order to make sure you get housing. Alumnae registering for Reunion as 1776ers (those not in one of this year’s Reunion classes) will be automatically placed on a wait list for on-campus housing when they register for Reunion I. We will notify 1776ers via email if we can accommodate them in on-campus housing or not by April 23. Payment for housing will be due at the time of notification. For a list of local inns, hotels and bed & breakfasts, please click here. There are also rental services such as HomeAway or Airbnb.
  • I need to be in a handicap accessible room in a house with an elevator (or any other disability housing requests).
    Indicate any disability requests when completing your Reunion registration.
  • Can I change my room?
    Only if there is something wrong with your room upon arrival.
  • Can I smoke in my room?
    No. Smoking is prohibited in all buildings on campus, including student residences.
  • Will my room have a private bathroom?
    No.
  • Will my room have a refrigerator?
    No.
  • Will I have access to cooking facilities?
    No.
  • Can I bring my pet?
    No. Pets are not allowed in student residences, except registered service animals.
  • Will there be a place to secure valuables?
    No. You will not receive a key to your room and there is no place to store valuables.
  • Does my house have an elevator?
    Chase/Duckett, Comstock/Wilder, Cutter/Ziskind, Lamont, King/Scales and Northrop/Gillett have elevators..

Meals

  • Are vegetarian alternatives available?
    Yes, each meal will have a vegetarian and vegan alternative. Request any dietary accomodations in your registration form.
  • Is there a separate price for children’s meals?
    Yes, meals for children 12 and under are available for $11 per meal.
  • Can I bring a guest/spouse/partner/child?
    Yes, you will include them on your registration form.
  • Will my guest/spouse/partner/child be staying in the same room as me?
    We will try to accommodate spouses, partners and children in double rooms (2 single beds); however, most rooms on campus are singles, with one single bed – partners will be assigned to a nearby room if a double is unavailable. You should bring a sleeping bag, porta-crib or air mattress for a child who will be staying in the same room.
  • Will there be a spouse/partner program?
    It’s up to the individual class; you should contact your class Reunion Chair.
  • Are guests/children allowed to attend class meals? 
    Yes, space permitting.
  • Are children allowed to march in the Alumnae Parade? 
    Yes.
  • Are there separate bathroom facilities in the residence houses for men?
    No, especially during Reunion/Commencement weekend.
  • Can my guests use the athletic facilities?
    Yes, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Where can I find directions to campus?
    Directions and a listing of transportation services are available on our website.
  • Where should I park?
    The parking garage on West Street (Route 66) is open. Maps of campus parking areas will be available at the Alumnae House and Class Headquarters. City of Northampton and campus parking regulations remain in effect, including metered parking spaces.
  • I’ll be driving an RV – where should I park?
    All mobile homes and self-contained vans should be parked in the Indoor Track & Tennis Facility lot (preferably) or the Ainsworth Gym parking lot.
  • I'll be driving an electric vehicle - are there electric car charging stations on campus?
    Yes, there are 4 electric car charging stations. They are located in the Arnold Street parking lot, next to Ford Hall. Please note, there is a 2 hour parking limit in these spaces.
  • Will there be shuttles to transport my luggage and me to my house?
    Yes, on-campus shuttles will be available to transport you to and from parking areas and student residences.
  • Will there be a shuttle to take me to and from my hotel?
    No. Shuttles are for on-campus transportation only.
  • Do AASC lifetime members receive a discount?
    Fully paid lifetime members of the AASC in reuning classes earlier than 1996 are entitled to a $25 discount on on-campus housing. This discount cannot be applied to the class or college registration fees or meal fees. If applicable, this discount will automatically be deducted from your online registration.
  • Will I have access to the gym and library?
    Yes. Please check the Smith Libraries website for a listing of open libraries. The building hours for the gym can be accessed on the Athletics website.  
  • What events are planned for my class?
    Programming is planned by the individual classes; you should contact your class Reunion Chair.
  • I want to attend Reunion, even though my class isn’t reuning this year.
    You may attend as a member of the “1776” class. You can register online.
  • I will need a wheelchair or special assistance for a medical condition.
    Please indicate any disability accommodations on your registration form by April 23.

“You are all links in a remarkable chain of change makers and barrier breakers, artists and activists, teachers and scholars, whose ambitions were activated right here at Smith.”
President Kathleen McCartney, Ivy Day 2021

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

 

Contact

Office of Alumnae Relations

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Change of address?
Update your contact information online or or log into the Alumnae Directory.

Phone: 800-526-2023 (option 4) or 413-585-2150
Fax: 413-585-2015
Email: reunionregistration@smith.edu
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