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Mountain Day

Mountain Day


A Smith tradition since 1877, Mountain Day is a surprise break from classes. The president chooses a beautiful fall day and announces the holiday by ringing the college bells. A picnic lunch can be provided by the college to be carried to the students' various outdoor activities on campus or to nearby parks.

Classes and academic appointments scheduled before 7 p.m. are canceled. Evening classes, films, lectures and other events will be held as planned.

Dining on Mountain Day


Breakfast will be served in the regular locations.

  • 7:30–9:30 a.m. - Chase/Duckett, Cushing/Emerson, Cutter/Ziskind, King/Scales, Tyler
  • 7–9:30 a.m. - Hubbard and Lamont (continental breakfast)


All lunch sites will put out ingredients for students to put together bag lunches. Remember to bring your water bottles to take a beverage.

  • 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Chase/Duckett, Cushing/Emerson, Cutter/Ziskind, Gillett/Northrop, King/Scales, Lamont, Tyler, Chapin, and Hubbard


Dinner will be served as usual.

Student Workers

Student workers must report to their regular breakfast and dinner shifts.