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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

College bells in the Quadrangle, the Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Mendenhall and College Hall will ring at 7:05, 7:15, and 7:30 a.m. to announce the holiday. 


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)
  • Student workers need to work their assigned breakfast shifts on Mountain Day.


All lunch sites will put out ingredients for students to put together bag lunches.

  • 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Chase/Duckett, Cushing/Emerson, Cutter/Ziskind, Gillett/Northrop, King/Scales, Lamont, Tyler, Chapin, and Hubbard
  • Remember to bring your water bottles to take a beverage!


Dinner will be served as usual. Student workers should report to their regular dinner shifts.