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The Office of Alumnae Relations and Development welcomes you to “Stay Connected to Smith,” where you can explore the vibrant tapestry of Smith’s academic, cultural, and social initiatives. Here, you’ll find a wealth of engaging content, from thought-provoking lectures to insightful articles and impactful student projects, all to keep you connected, informed, and inspired.

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  • Meet Sarah Willie-LeBreton, the 12th president of Smith College.
    • The inauguration of President Willie-LeBreton celebrates the powerful role a Smith education plays in creating a better world.
    • In a letter to the Smith community, President Willie-LeBreton shared two themes that are important to her: joy and community. “This year, I’ll be looking for ways to create and contribute to our community, and I encourage you to do the same,” she wrote.
  • A new building will house the Lazarus Center for Career Development and the Wurtele Center for Leadership.
  • The Smith 2035 Vision Statement forms a framework for pondering how the college’s future will unfold in relation to trends and challenges, known and unknown, in society, culture and higher education.

Explore your alum website. Bookmark the site, then check back often to watch webinars, learn about upcoming events, see what fellow Smithies are up to and much more.

Smith Joy Mosaic

Exploring Joy

Created in celebration of President Sarah Willie-LeBreton’s inauguration, this mosaic of the Grécourt Gates displays all the ways members of the Smith community find joy.

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Feel Good

  • Meet this year’s Smith College Medalists and see over a century of Smithies celebrating Rally Day. You can tune into the Rally Day livestream on February 22 at 1:30pm.
  • Sip, sip, hooray! First introduced during the inauguration of President Sarah Willie-LeBreton, Smith’s two custom tea blends are now available for sale.
  • Celebrate 50 Years of Ms. magazine by watching this panel discussion featuring scholars and Ms. contributors Loretta Ross, associate professor of the Study of Women & Gender at Smith; author and filmmaker Jackson Katz; Janell Hobson, professor in the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany; and Carmen Rios, Ms. consulting digital editor.
  • Check out the winners of the Global Encounters Photo Contest.
  • Download a beautiful Smith photo for your Zoom background.

Smithies Create

From Book to Stage

The Interestings, a New York Times bestselling novel by Meg Wolitzer ’81, will be adapted into a musical.

Smithies Create

Look What You Made Me Do

Patty Friedmann ’68’s latest novel takes readers on a journey of emotion, desire, and redemption.

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Smithies Create

Analyze This

A popular podcast co-hosted by Deborah Clark Stewart ’65 provides Jungian analysis.

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  • December 20, 2023
Smithies Create

Reclaiming the Flag

Filmmaker Cynthia Wade ’89’s latest documentary, “The Flagmakers,” won a 2023 Emmy.

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  • December 20, 2023

A Poem a Day

Known as the “Hans Christian Andersen of America,” Jane Yolen ’60 has written at least one poem a day for 19 years.

Smithies have made their mark in literature. If you would like to have your work appear on our list of Smithie authors, please fill out this form.

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Student Stories

A Great Debate

Fifteen Smithies recently spent a Friday in New York City, learning about digital media and book publishing from experts working in the industry, including three alums at Condé Nast and three alums at Penguin Random House.

Smith students at the New Yorker
  • Uchechi Anaba '27 went out hard for Smith a capella, auditioning for all six groups. Which one did she choose (and which chose her)? Watch this video to follow along as she sings with Blackapella, Smithereens, Groove, The Notables, Vibes, and Smiffenpoofs.
  • Smith soccer player Kyla Warner ’25 was selected for Academic All-District Honors by College Sports Communicators for her performance on the field and in the classroom.
  • In this video, Mia '27 takes viewers along during orientation as she shops in cute downtown Northampton, kayaks on the river, and gets her room ready for the upcoming semester.
  • Hear from students in the latest issue of The Sophian.