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May 21, 2023


Congratulations are in order! Commencement Weekend is our chance to honor your accomplishments and celebrate you. We enjoyed seeing you, your families, loved ones and friends gathered together to take part in Smith’s time-honored traditions of Ivy Day, Illumination Night and our Commencement Ceremony. We’re excited about sending graduates off to new adventures with the knowledge that your connection to Smith will always remain.

“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


Any member of the Smith community—students, faculty, staff, alumnae, trustees—may nominate an individual for an honorary degree and/or to serve as Commencement speaker.