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Message to Faculty and Emeriti from College Marshal Joe McVeigh: 2018 Commencement Weekend Marching Registration Information

Commencement weekend is rapidly approaching. If you plan to participate in either event, please complete the online registration form. It’s important that we have the correct number of participants for planning purposes. If you need to order regalia, you may do so through the Grecourt Bookstore (x4140). Please order as soon as possible; the deadline is May 3.

The Ivy Day Awards Convocation: Saturday, May 19, 9:30 a.m.: Faculty, in academic regalia, assemble at Wilson House at 9:15 a.m. and proceed to the reviewing stage for the Alumnae Parade. There is no academic procession. Refreshments will be available inside Gardiner House dining room before the parade. In the case of rain, you may go directly to the reviewing stage in the ITT.

Commencement: Sunday, May 20, 10:00 a.m.: Faculty, again in regalia, assemble in the King/Scales courtyard at 9:15 a.m. for the academic procession. In case of rain, assemble in Ainsworth 151, glass door entrance. 

We look forward to having you with us for both events to celebrate our students’ many accomplishments.

New Academic Freedom and Free Speech Policy Approved

Read the story about Smith's revised academic freedom policy in the Gate. The policy, which was updated and approved by the Board of Trustees on February 24, 2018, is available in the Student Handbook.

NEASC Accreditation

The college's ten-year reaccreditation process is currently underway. A visiting committee appointed by Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) joined us on campus in the fall of 2017. The visit represents an important milestone in a collaborative process undertaken over the past two years that involved students, faculty, staff and trustees. For more information, visit our NEASC Accreditation page.

New Members of the Smith Teaching Community

We proudly welcome the following individuals who joined the Smith College community in fall 2017.