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Schedules

Alumnae wearing matching hats sitting at Ivy Day

In addition to enjoying Reunion traditions and class programs, expand your intellectual horizons through lectures and presentations by faculty and administrators. Listen to student experiences to learn more about Smith today. Explore the schedule to plan your visit. A webcast for Ivy Day is available here.

Checking In

The majority of classes must check-in at Seelye Hall to be included in their class attendance count. The classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957 must check-in at Northrop/Gillett House. The Alumnae House will NOT be a check-in site because it is undergoing a renovation.

Stop by your check-in location (Seelye Hall or Northrop/Gillett House) to receive your name badge with your housing assignment and meal reservations. You will also receive a key card to access class headquarters and your house for the weekend. Then head over to your class headquarters.

If you arrive after registration closes, call campus safety at 413-585-2490; they will let you into your house. However, you must stop at check-in the next morning to check in and get your key card.

Reunion Check-in Hours

Seelye and Northrop/Gillett House Check-in

Thursday: 4–9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

 

Seelye Building Hours

Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.


Reunion I/Commencement

Classes: 1957, 1972, 1982, 1987, 2002, 2007

4 p.m. Reunion Check-in Opens;
Campus houses open for alums
4:30 - 7 p.m. The Smith Bell Ringers’ open practice
All alums and families welcome. Join in the practice or just meet the bell ringers and visit the tower. Mendenhall Bell Tower
4 - 5 p.m.

12-Step Recovery Program meeting
Open to all. Wright Hall 002

5:30/6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Social Hours and Dinners
For pre-registered alums and guests. Check your class
schedule for details on location.

8 p.m.

Celebrations Dance Company’s Annual Commencement Concert 
Scott Dance Studio

7–9 a.m. Breakfast in college houses
For alums and guests who have purchased housing.
8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Admission Office is open
For browsing and questions. 7 College Lane 
9–10 a.m.

College Programs

Maya Lin: Mappings with Aprile Gallant, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Smith College Museum and introduced by Dean of Libraries Susan Fliss. Stoddard Auditorium 

The Growing Value of College Botanical Gardens with Tim Johnson, Director of the Botanic Garden, and John Berryhill Landscape Curator. Ford 240

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Smith Today: A Conversation with President Kathleen McCartney
President McCartney will reflect on the year at Smith and review several big initiatives currently underway. Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 

The Grécourt Society Ice Cream Stand 
Campus Center, main level

Noon–1p.m. Love for Local Luncheon 
This all-class luncheon sources local foods for its menu. Check your class schedule for details on location. For alums and guests who have pre-registered for this meal.
(Separate location for the 50th Reunion class)
1–2:30 p.m. Class Programming
Check your class schedule for class programming.
1–2 p.m.

Friday Faculty Showcase

Race Theory in Twentieth-Century America and its Critical Reception, Albert Mosley, professor emeritus of philosophy;  Stoddard Auditorium

We Want In: The Ongoing Campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment, Carrie Baker, professor of the study of women & gender;  Ford 240

1–4 p.m.

Paradise Pond Open Boathouse
Open paddling hours at the Pond Boathouse includes use of canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. Paradise Pond Boathouse

2:15–3:15 p.m. International Students, Alums, and Families Gathering 
Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright Upper Lobby, Wright Hall
2:30–4 p.m. Class Programming
Check your class schedule for class programming.
3–4 p.m.

Friday Faculty Showcase

The Global History of the Andean Potato, Javier Puente, assistant professor Latin America and Latino/a studies; Ford Hall 240

Can Social Media Save Democracy?, Nicholas Howe, professor of computer science; Stoddard Auditorium 

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Alum of Color Gathering
Join other alums of color for informal social connection in the Ruth Simmons Wing of the Neilson Library. Compass Cafe, Neilson Library

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Study-Abroad Students and Alums Gathering 
Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright Upper Lobby, Wright Hall

3-4 p.m.

35th Milestone Reunion Tea for the Class of 1987
Conference Center

4–5 p.m.

12-Step Recovery Program meeting
Open to all. Wright Hall 002

4–5 p.m. The Grécourt Society Reception
Museum Atrium
4:15–5:15 p.m.

College Program

The Smith Student Experience 
 Vice President for Campus Life Baishakhi Taylor will speak with three Smith students about who Smith students are today and how they are experiencing the college. Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

5:30–6:30 p.m.

50th Milestone Reunion Reception
Class of 1972. Skyline Lounge, Neilson Library 

5:30–8:30 p.m. Social Hours & Dinners
For alums and guests who have pre-registered for this meal.
8 p.m. 

Celebrations Dance Company’s Annual Commencement Concert
Smith’s student-run dance company performs. Donations accepted. Scott Dance Studio

8:30–10 p.m.

Commencement Orchestra Concert
Featuring soloists from the graduating class. Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall

7–9 a.m. Breakfast in college houses
For alums and guests who have purchased housing.
9:15 a.m.
(8:45 lineup)

Alum Parade and Ivy Day
Don’t forget your whites! Join this moving, time-honored Reunion tradition that reminds alumnae and graduating seniors of the continuing global, generational movement that is Smith College.

Watch via Facebook or Webcast.

Alumnae Parade Assembly (8:45 a.m. line up)
Chapin Drive, between the Campus Center and College Lane

Alumnae participating in Ivy Day activities are asked to wear white with white or light shoes. In the event of rain, the Alumnae Parade, Alumnae Awards Presentation and Ivy Day Awards Convocation will be held in the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility (ITT). The signal for such a change in venue will be the ringing of the college bells at 8 a.m.

Ivy Day Awards Convocation
Quadrangle

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Josten Library Open House
Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Athletics and Exercise and Sport Studies Department Reception
Ainsworth Gym, level 1, room 151

Noon–1:30 p.m.

"Mountain Day” Picnic Lunch for all Reunion classes
Lunch will be distributed at Chapin Lawn for alums and guests who have pre-registered for this meal. 

1:00–2:30 p.m. Class Programming
Check your class schedule for class programming.
2 - 3 p.m.

Jill Ker Conway Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center Open House
Neilson Library 103

2 - 4 p.m.

Hillyer Art Library Open House
Hillyer Art Library, Brown Fine Arts Center

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

German Honor Society Delta Phi Alpha Initiation Ceremony
Families and alums welcome. Hatfield Hall 204

2:30 - 4:00 p.m. 

Residence Life Reception
For student staff members, seniors, their families, and alums who have served in these roles.
Clark Hall conference room and porch

Tennis Reception and Hit-around
For all tennis alums and friends, as well as those who have found tennis after Smith. Come to play or join us courtside for some refreshments. Extra racquets are available. Canceled in the event of rain.
Outdoor Tennis Courts

Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism Open House
Join Meridians in celebrating our recent graduates and returning alums. Light refreshments will be provided.
18 Henshaw Ave., Building 2, Room 103

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

New Neilson Spaces and Services
Take a self-guided tour of the newly renovated Neilson Library designed by Maya Lin. Walk through the Neilson Library: Evolution exhibit in the second-floor gallery. Meet Neilson staff and see a showcase of available services and technology on display in the new ground-floor Digital Media Hub and the first-floor Learning Commons service points.
Neilson Library

Special Collections Open House
Visit the new home of Smith’s Special Collections. Meet curators and archivists, view materials, and learn about the College Archives, the Mortimer Rare Book Collection, and the Sophia Smith Collection of Women’s History.
Special Collections Reading Room, Neilson Library, third floor

3–4 p.m.

College Programs 

Becoming Carbon Neutral: Smith’s Geothermal Energy Project with Dano Weisbord, Associate Vice President for Campus Planning and Sustainability, Beth Hooker, Director of Sustainability, and Denise McKahn, Associate Professor of Engineering and Chair of the Environmental Concentration. Stoddard Auditorium

Tap Into the Power of the Smith Network 
It’s a long tradition at Smith to nurture other Smithies, and to find what you need in life and work from within the Smith network. 53,000 alums makes for a powerful asset. Join this special program to learn more about opportunities to engage the network. Conway Center, Neilson Library 

Conversation and Q&A with Honorary Degree Recipients
President Kathleen McCartney will moderate. 
Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, 22 Green Street

3–5 p.m.

Smith Crew Boathouse Open House and Reception
No shuttle service. CT River Boathouse, Sportsmans Marina, 1 Russell St., Hadley, MA 

3:30–5 p.m.

Smith College Historic Clothing Collection Open House
Theater T15, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts

4–5 p.m.

12-Step Recovery Program meeting
Open to all. Wright Hall 002

4:15–5:15 p.m. Service of Remembrance
4:30–5:30 p.m.

Picker Engineering Program 10-Year Reunion
For alumnae and their guests. Engineering wing, first floor, Ford Hall

5:30–8:30 p.m. Social Hours & Dinners
For alums and guests who have pre-registered for this meal.
 
8 p.m. Senior Class Candle-Lighting Ceremony
Upper College Lane (across from Lyman Conservatory)
8:30 p.m. Sophomore Push/Senior Step Sing
Seelye Hall steps
8:30–10 p.m. Illumination
Stroll the campus as music fills the air and the grounds come alive with the glow of delicate Japanese paper lanterns.
8:30–10:30 p.m. Ada Comstock Illumination Night Celebration
Open to all Ada Comstock Scholars, Ada Comstock alums, and their guests. Boutelle-Day Poetry Center and upper lobby, Wright Hall
9:30 p.m–midnight

Dance Party
For all Reunion classes.
Chapin Lawn Tent.

7–10 a.m. Breakfast in college houses
For alums and guests who have purchased housing.
10 a.m. Commencement Exercises
The outdoor Commencement Ceremony will live stream from Weinstein Auditorium (open seating).
The indoor Commencement Ceremony will be held in the ITT and simulcast live to Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage Hall.
1 p.m. Residence houses close

Reunion II

Classes: 1942, 1947, 1952, 1962, 1967, 1977, 1992, 1997, 2012, 2017

Class of 2020 Celebration

4 p.m. Reunion Check-in Opens
Campus houses open for alums
4–5 p.m. 12-Step Recovery Program meeting
Open to all. Wright Hall 002
4:30–7 p.m. The Smith Bell Ringers’ open practice
All alumnae and families welcome. Join in the practice or just meet the bell ringers and visit the tower. Mendenhall Bell Tower
5:30–8:30 p.m. Food Truck Fest, all classes
For alums and guests who have pre-registered for this meal.
7–9 a.m. Breakfast in college houses
For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Admission Office is open
For browsing and questions. 7 College Lane
9–10 a.m.

Friday Faculty Showcase

Race Theory in Twentieth-Century America and its Critical Reception, Albert Mosley, professor emeritus of philosophy;  Ford 240 

We Want In: The Ongoing Campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment, Carrie Baker, professor of the study of women & gender; Weinstein Auditorium

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Friday Faculty Showcase

The Global History of the Andean Potato, Javier Puente, assistant professor Latin America and Latino/a studies; Weinstein Auditorium 

Supporting Collaborative Modeling for Software Quandaries, Alicia Grubb, Assistant Professor of Computer Science; Ford 240

11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

The Grécourt Society Ice Cream Stand 
Campus Center, main level

Noon–1:00 p.m. Love for Local Luncheon
This all-class luncheon sources local foods for its menu. Check your class schedule for details on location.  For pre-registered alums and guests.
1–2:30 p.m.

Class Programming 
Check your class schedule for class programming.

1–2 p.m.

College Program 

The Smith Student Experience 
Vice President for Enrollment Joanna May will speak with three Smith students about who Smith students are today and how they are experiencing the college. Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

1–4 p.m.

Paradise Pond Open Boathouse
Open paddling hours at the Pond Boathouse includes canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. Paradise Pond Boathouse

2:15–3:15 p.m.

International Students and Alum Gathering
Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright Upper Lobby, Wright Hall

2:30–4 p.m. Class Programming 
Check your class schedule for class programming.
3–4 p.m.

College Programs

Maya Lin: Mappings with Aprile Gallant, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Smith College Museum. Weinstein Auditorium 

Becoming Carbon Neutral: Smith’s Geothermal Energy Project with Dano Weisbord, Associate Vice President for Campus Planning and Sustainability, Beth Hooker, Director of Sustainability, and Denise McKahn, Associate Professor of Engineering and Chair of the Environmental Concentration. Ford 240

3–4 p.m.

12-Step Recovery Program meeting
Open to all. Wright Hall 002

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Alum of Color Gathering
Join other alums of color for informal social connection in the Ruth Simmons Wing of the Neilson Library.  Compass Cafe, Neilson Library

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Study-Abroad Alum Gathering 
Lewis Global Studies Center, Wright Upper Lobby, Wright Hall

4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Smith Today: A Conversation with President Kathleen McCartney
President McCartney will reflect on the year at Smith and review several big initiatives currently underway. 
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
5:30–8:30 p.m. Social Hours & Dinners
For alums and guests who have pre-registered for this meal.
7–9 a.m. Breakfast in college houses
For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
9:15 a.m.
(8:45 lineup)

Alum Parade and Ivy Day

Watch via Facebook or Webcast.

Don’t forget your whites! Join this moving, time-honored Reunion tradition that reminds alums of, and welcomes the Class of 2020 to, the continuing global, generational movement that is Smith College.

Alum Parade Assembly (8:45 a.m. line up)
Chapin Drive, between the Campus Center and College Lane
Alumnae participating in Ivy Day activities are asked to wear white with white or light shoes. In the event of rain, the Alumnae Parade, Alumnae Awards Presentation and Ivy Day Ceremony will be held in the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility (ITT). The signal for such a change in venue will be the ringing of the college bells at 8 a.m.

Ivy Day Ceremony
Quadrangle

Noon

“Mountain Day” Picnic Lunch for all Reunion classes
Lunch will be distributed at Chapin Lawn for alums and guests who have pre-registered for this meal. 

1–2:30 p.m. Class Programming 
Check your class schedule for class programming.
2–4 p.m.

Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism Open House
18 Henshaw Avenue, Building 2, Room 103

2:30–4 p.m.

New Neilson Spaces and Services
Neilson Library

Special Collections Open House 
Special Collections Reading Room, Neilson Library 3rd floor

3–4 p.m.

College Programs

The Growing Value of College Botanical Gardens with Tim Johnson, Director of the Botanic Garden, and John Berryhill Landscape Curator; Stoddard Auditorium

Tap Into the Power of the Smith Network
It’s a long tradition at Smith to nurture other Smithies, and to find what you need in life and work from within the Smith network. 53,000 alums makes for a powerful asset. Join this special program to learn more about opportunities to engage the network. Conway Center, Neilson Library

3–4 p.m. 12-Step Recovery Program meeting
Open to all. Wright Hall 002
3:30–5 p.m.

Smith College Historic Clothing Collection Open House
Theater T15, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts

4–5 p.m. The Grécourt Society Reception
Museum Atrium 
5:30–6:30 p.m.

25th Milestone Reunion Reception
Class of 1997. The President’s Home 

5:30–8:30 p.m. Social Hours & Dinners
For alums and guests who have pre-registered for this meal.
8 p.m. Class of 2020 Candle-Lighting Ceremony
Upper College Lane (across from Lyman Conservatory)
Watch via Facebook
8:30–10 p.m. Illumination Night
Stroll the campus as music fills the air and the grounds come alive with the glow of delicate Japanese paper lanterns.
9:30 p.m–midnight

Dance Party
For all Reunion classes and the Class of 2020.
Chapin Lawn Tent.

7–10 a.m. Breakfast in college houses
For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
10 a.m. Service of Remembrance
Helen Hills Hills Chapel
1 p.m. Residence houses close
Alums staying in on-campus housing should return their key cards to the designated baskets in their headquarters or the Seelye check-in location.

Discover Smith

In collaboration with the Friends of Smith College, we are pleased to offer many opportunities to experience the vibrant life of the college through family-friendly and informative programming for visitors of all ages. 

  • Enjoy a botanical paradise under glass at the Botanic Garden.
  • Analyze the details of a work of art from just a few feet away at the Museum of Art.
  • Visit the libraries and view rare books, manuscripts and Smith memorabilia.

Check the printed Reunion program for time and locations.