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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.

At a Glance

Reunion schedules will be updated as they become available.

Checking In

Stop by the Alumnae House registration tent to receive your welcome card 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 Police at 413-585-2490; they will let you into your house. However, you must stop at the Alumnae House the next morning to check in and get your key card.

Reunion Check-in & Registration Hours

Alumnae House Tent
Thursday: 4–9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Alumnae House 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: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010

4 p.m. Reunion registration opens
5:30/6:30 p.m. Social Hours & Dinners for all classes
(Separate location for the 50th Reunion class)
7–9 a.m. Breakfast in college houses
For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
9:15 a.m.
(8:45 lineup)
Alumnae 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.
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
Noon–1:30 p.m. Picnic Lunch for all Reunion classes
Lunch will be distributed at Chapin Lawn.
Noon–3 p.m. Class Programming (Optional)
Check your class schedule for class programming.
Noon–3 p.m. Family Activities
A bounce house, face painting, and art activities.
2–3 p.m. Faculty Presentations
2:30–4:30 p.m. Departmental Receptions and Open Houses
TBD College Presentation: Conversation and Q&A with Honorary Degree Recipients
4–5 p.m. Service of Remembrance
5:30/6:30 p.m. Social Hours & Dinners
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.
9:30 p.m–midnight Dance Party
For all Reunion classes, featuring a DJ, cash bar, popcorn, photo booth, and glow sticks.
7–9 a.m. Breakfast in college houses
For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
9–10 a.m. College Presentation: Remarks by President Kathleen McCartney
10 a.m.–noon College Presentation: To be determined
Noon–1:30 p.m. Reunion Luncheon for all classes
(Separate location for the 50th Reunion class)
2–3 p.m. Faculty Presentations
Afternoon Receptions: International Alumnae and Students, Smith Travel, Study Abroad
3–5 p.m. Class Programming (Optional)
4–5 p.m. The Grécourt Society Reception
4-5:30 p.m. Chamber Music Recital and Commencement Choral Concert
5:30/6:30 p.m. Social Hours & Dinners
50th Milestone Reunion social hour hosted by President McCartney.
Evening Class Programming (Optional)
8:30 p.m. Commencement Orchestra Concert
7–9 a.m. Continental Breakfast in college houses
For alumnae 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.
10–11:30 a.m. Brunch
1 p.m. Residence houses close

Reunion II

Classes: 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995, 2005, 2015, Ada Comstock Scholars

4 p.m. Reunion registration opens
5:30/6:30 p.m. Social Hours & Dinners for all classes
7–9 a.m. Breakfast in college houses
For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
9:15 a.m.
(8:45 lineup)
Alumnae Parade and Alumnae Association Annual Meeting
Alumnae participating in the parade are asked to wear white with white or light shoes.
In the event of rain, the Alumnae Parade and Alumnae Association Annual Meeting 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 8:15 a.m. Alumnae should enter through the main ITT entrance, look for their class year signs along the far wall and line up with their classes.
Alumnae Parade Assembly (8:45 a.m. line up) 
Seelye and Neilson drives
Alumnae Parade Alumnae march along Seelye and Neilson drives toward the Campus Center and onto Chapin lawn.
Noon–1:30 p.m. Picnic Lunch for all Reunion classes
Lunch will be distributed near Hatfield Hall. The 80th-65th Reunion classes will have lunch at Lamont House.
Noon-3 p.m. Class Programming (Optional)
Check your class schedule for class programming.
Noon-3 p.m. Family Activities
A bounce house, face painting, and art activities.
1:30–4:30 p.m. Receptions and Open Houses
2–3 p.m. Faculty Presentations
4–5 p.m. The Grécourt Society Reception
5:30/6:30 p.m. Social Hours & Dinners
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.
9:30 p.m–midnight Dance Party
For all Reunion classes, featuring a DJ, cash bar, popcorn, photo booth, and glow sticks.
7–9 a.m. Breakfast in college houses
For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
9–10 a.m. College Presentation: Remarks by President Kathleen McCartney
10 a.m.–noon College Presentation: To be determined
Noon–1:30 p.m. Reunion Luncheon for all classes
2–3 p.m. Faculty Presentations
Afternoon Receptions: International Alumnae and Students, Smith Travel, Study Abroad
3–5 p.m. Class Programming (Optional)
5:30/6:30 p.m. Social Hours & Dinners
25th Milestone Reunion social hour hosted by President McCartney.
Evening Class Programming (Optional)
7–10 a.m. Breakfast in college houses
For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
9 a.m. Service of Remembrance
1 p.m. Residence houses close

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 President(s) & Reunion Chair(s) Headquarters Houses
1970 TBA Presidents: Gerry SmolkaChris Stevens
Reunion Chairs: Janan Friedlander FreyWendy McGann John
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1980 Paradise Rediscovered President: Jackie Jones
Reunion Chair: Gwen Hanlon Howard
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1990 TBA President: Megan Mulvhill Elkins
Reunion Chairs: Karen SmithJocel Boney Thornhill
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2000 TBA President: Ja’Milla Lomas TBA TBA
2010 TBA President: Claire Stein-Ross
Reunion Chairs: Emily Hagens BeckElizabeth Hartmann-Dow
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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 President(s) & Reunion Chair(s) Headquarters Houses
1940 TBA Joy Williamson
Office of Alumnae Relations & Development
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1945 TBA Joy Williamson
Office of Alumnae Relations & Development
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1950 TBA Presidents: Jeanne Dewey HartElizabeth Sayford Jacobsen  TBA TBA
1955 TBA President: Sara Greeley Bailey
Reunion Chairs: Anne Elmendorf ImpellizzeriSally Gooch Paynter
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1960 TBA President: Julia Brown Gordon
Reunion Chairs: Marna Hayden, Diana Young Humphrey
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1965 Mosaics President: Barbara Taylor
Reunion Chairs: Mary Pennell Nelson, Pamela Pelton Plumb
TBA TBA
1975 A Century of Women on Top
Still Spinning @ 45
President: Mary Harvey
Reunion Chairs: Elizabeth Cooper-MartinBarbara Quilty
TBA TBA
1985 TBA Reunion Chair: Jacqueline Kravetz TBA TBA
1995 TBA President: Julie Smith
Reunion Chairs: Giuseppa CarboneJessica Klaitman
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2005 TBA President: Amanda Houpt
Reunion Chairs: Emily AlveloLaLauren Hare
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2015 TBA President: Milanes Morejon
Reunion Chair: Yee Won Nyon 
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Ada Comstock Scholars TBA President: Jennifer Williams
Reunion Chair: Rachael Courington
TBA TBA

 


Family Programming

Scheduled Activities

Join us Saturday afternoon from noon to 3 p.m. for kids’ activities on Chapin lawn (Reunion I) and Seelye lawn (Reunion II).

  • Have fun in a bounce house
  • Meet a balloon artist
  • Get a temporary glitter tattoo


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
  • Take a boat out on Paradise Pond
  • Visit the libraries and view rare books, manuscripts and Smith memorabilia
  • Take a campus tour to discover what’s new at Smith
  • Engage in a Q&A with admission experts about the college admission process

Check the printed Reunion program for time and locations.