Frequently Asked Questions
All events on Smith campus will follow the guidelines for the current campus operating mode, according to the COVID-19 Information Page. Remember the COVID caveat: our plans are contingent upon the current pandemic landscape. If the environment changes, plans may change too.
Do I need to be vaccinated and boosted to attend reunion?
All reunion attendees - alums and guests - must be fully vaccinated and boosted. At Smith College, “full vaccination” is defined as receiving the primary vaccination course, plus a booster shot for those who are eligible, and two weeks have passed since receiving the last shot for which you are eligible. Terms and conditions are detailed in the registration process.
Will we need to wear masks?
Masking is currently not required, however prior to embarking on the journey to campus, alums and their guests will visit the COVID-19 Information website for the most up-to-date COVID protocols.
What are Smith’s guidelines for managing COVID on campus?
All events on Smith campus will follow the guidelines for the current campus operating mode, according to the COVID-19 Information website.
- How do I register?
Registration is available for Reunion I and Reunion II.
- Can I register now and pay when I arrive for Reunion?
No, payment must accompany the reservation.
- 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.
- 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 non-refundable. Meal fees are nonrefundable after the May 4 registration deadline for Reunion I, and after the May 11 registration deadline for Reunion 2. Housing fees are always refundable no matter when the person canceled. Requests for refunds must be made in writing to Smith College Reunion Registration, 76 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01063. Requests must be 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: The majority of classes must check-in at Seelye Hall to be included in their class attendance count. The classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958 must check-in at Northrop/Gillett House. The Alumnae House will NOT be a check-in site this year, as we have found Seelye to be an easier location because of its proximity to parking, and to central campus.
- When can I arrive for check-in?
Reunion check-in runs as follows:
Thursday: 4–9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
- May I check in earlier than the official check-in period?
- What time can I get into my room?
Thursday at 4 p.m. after you have checked in.
- When do I have to be out of my room?
11 a.m. on Sunday is the latest departure time.
- Will there be someone to help with my luggage?
We will have limited availability to help guests with their luggage on campus. Please only bring essentials and what you or your party can manage independently. If you will need additional assistance, please try to communicate with us in advance and we may be able to help in a limited capacity.
- Where do I go if I arrive after check-in 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 Seelye the next morning to officially check in and pick up your key card to access your house.
- What is the rate for one night?
There is one flat housing rate of $160 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. Please note that housing will be limited and we are encouraging alums to travel without guests if possible in order to reserve housing for reunion-year alums.
- Will I be able to stay near my friends?
Housing will be located in or near class headquarters, which is the main gathering place for alums. Alums and guests will be housed with their reuning classmates in multiple houses assigned to the class, in accordance with accessibility and companion needs. Provided that all accessibility and companion needs can be met, we try to group alums in individual rooms in close proximity to their senior house classmates within their assigned houses.
- What is my room assignment?
You will be given your room assignment when you check in at the Seelye upon your arrival on campus.
- Am I guaranteed a room in on-campus housing?
On-campus housing is limited and available first-come, first-serve. We recommend you register early in order to make sure you get housing. Due to limited housing, housing may be capped this year. 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?
- Will my room have a refrigerator?
- Will I have access to cooking facilities?
- 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..
- Are vegetarian alternatives available?
Yes, each meal will have a vegetarian and vegan alternative. Request any dietary accommodations in your registration form.
- Is there a separate price for children’s meals?
Yes, meals for children 12 and under are available for $12 per meal.
- Can I bring a guest/spouse/partner/child?
Guests of reunion-year alums will be able to attend as long as they meet participation requirements at the time of reunion. All guests are required to demonstrate that they have been vaccinated and boosted. You must include guests on your registration form. Please note that housing will be limited and we are encouraging alums to travel without guests if possible in order to reserve housing for reunion-year alums.
Will my guest/spouse/partner/child be staying in the same room as me?
We will try to accommodate spouses, partners and children who have purchased housing 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?
Are there separate bathroom facilities in the residence houses for men?
It's not my official reunion year – may I register anyway?
This year, due to limited capacity on campus, in houses and for dining, alums who are not in one of the official reunion classes (those ending in 2s and 7s), are not eligible to register for reunion.
- 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 Seelye Hall 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.
Will anything be available virtually?
Reunion at Smith is an in-person experience. In the past we have tried interactive hybrid programming, but from alum feedback we understand that those experiences were not satisfying or successful for alums at home. With that being said, we will be livestreaming select college programs on the Smith website. The livestreaming of select content will enable alums at home to experience some college highlights of reunion. Check the reunion homepage for the most up to date information on our virtual offerings. More information about the select availability of virtual programs will be available in late-March.
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.
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.
This year we cannot accommodate alum attendees outside of this year’s reunion cycle.
I will need a wheelchair or special assistance for a medical condition.
Please indicate any disability accommodations on your registration form and register as soon as possible.