Reunion is a remarkable celebration of everything Smith: enduring friendships, time-honored traditions and the power of Smithies in the world. The annual tradition brings together alums, faculty, staff and students for one of the most exciting events of the year.
Explore Your Upcoming Reunion
Reconnect with classmates you haven’t seen in 5, 10, 20 years—or make a new connection with a classmate you never knew during your time on campus. You’ll leave with an expanded circle of friends and a richer connection to Smith!
Watch for news from your class Reunion team about the exciting programming they have planned. Check your class website and social media sites for updates, or contact your Reunion Chair.
Explore the tabs below for class-specific contact information or explore the reunion weekend schedules.
|1964||60th Milestone||Wonder Women Class of 1964|
|1969||55th||Wellness: Mind, Body, Spirit||Website | Email | Facebook|
|1979||45th||Embrace Change||Website | Facebook|
|1994||30th||Closer to Fine||Website | Email | Facebook|
|1999||25th Milestone||Website | Email | Facebook|
|2009||15th||We’re on Cloud ’09||Website | Email | Facebook | Instagram|
Ivy Day Ceremony
On the day before Commencement, alums lead the senior class in a parade through campus. The seniors then plant ivy to symbolize the connection between the college and its graduates.
On Illumination Night, the campus is aglow from the light of colored paper lanterns, creating the perfect atmosphere for reminiscing and reflecting.
Don’t forget your whites! Join this moving, time-honored Reunion tradition that celebrates the enduring connections among generations of alums.
First held in 1909, the Alum Parade has served as a powerful symbol of the gratitude alums have for the college itself, the campus and the education they received here. The parade began as a way for alum classes to honor the senior class, one another, the college president and members of the faculty. Although alums now dress uniformly in white, earlier classes had varied, colorful—and sometimes quite elaborate—costumes. Colored ribbons now differentiate the classes. The class of 1905 was the first to carry placards, and by 1915 these signs became a regular feature of the parade.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need to be vaccinated and boosted to attend reunion?
While on campus, alums and guests will be required to follow whatever safety protocols are mandated by the campus COVID-19 policies that are active at the time of reunion. Smith will continue to carefully monitor local, regional, and national health conditions and adjust policies when needed. Prior to embarking on the journey to campus, alums and their guests will visit the COVID-19 Information website for the most up-to-date COVID protocols.
- Will we need to wear masks?
Masking is currently not required, however prior to embarking on the journey to campus, alums and their guests will visit the COVID-19 Information website for the most up-to-date COVID protocols.
- What are Smith’s guidelines for managing COVID on campus?
All events on Smith campus will follow the guidelines for the current campus operating mode, according to the COVID-19 Information website.
- How do I register?
Registration will open in February 2024. You will receive an email invitation to register once registration opens. To ensure we have the most up-to-date contact information for you, please download the Smith College Network App on your phone (available on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store) to make sure that your information with Smith is current so that you can stay on top of news and events and connect with one another.
- Can I register now and pay when I arrive for Reunion?
No, payment must accompany the reservation.
- What is the class registration fee used for?
The class registration fees are set by the individual classes to help defray class Reunion costs. Contact your class Reunion Chair for more information about the class registration fee.
- Do I have to pay my class dues to attend Reunion?
The class registration fee generally includes the dues fee for the year; however, classes cannot require classmates to pay dues to attend Reunion.
Cancellations & Refunds
- If I register and can’t attend, can I get a refund?
Class and college registration fees are non-refundable. Meal fees are nonrefundable after the May 2 registration deadline for Reunion I, and after the May 9 registration deadline for Reunion 2. Housing fees are always refundable no matter when the person canceled. Requests for refund can be directed to Reunion Registration by phone at 800-526-2023 (option 9) or 413-585-2150, or by email at email@example.com. All refund requests will be reviewed and processed following the completion of Reunion II weekend. Please allow up to four weeks for receipt of your refund.
Note: The majority of classes must check-in at Seelye Hall to be included in their class attendance count. The classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, and 1964 must check-in at Northrop/Gillett House. The Alumnae House will NOT be a check-in site this year, as we have found Seelye to be an easier location because of its proximity to parking, and to central campus.
- When can I arrive for check-in?
Reunion check-in runs as follows:
Thursday: 4–9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
- May I check in earlier than the official check-in period?
- What time can I get into my room?
Thursday at 4 p.m. after you have checked in.
- When do I have to be out of my room?
11 a.m. on Sunday is the latest departure time.
- Will there be someone to help with my luggage?
We will have limited availability to help guests with their luggage on campus. Please only bring essentials and what you or your party can manage independently. If you will need additional assistance, please try to communicate with us in advance and we may be able to help in a limited capacity.
- Where do I go if I arrive after check-in closes?
Call Campus Police at 413-585-2490. An officer will be dispatched to let you in and give you your room number. You must stop at Seelye the next morning to officially check in and pick up your key card to access your house.
- What is the rate for one night?
There is one flat housing rate of $160 per person, per bed for the full weekend (3 nights). This rate includes hot breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. We cannot prorate the housing charge for single nights.
- Is there a charge for my child?
If you want a separate room or bed for a child, the same housing charges apply. Otherwise, your child can sleep in your room, but you will need to provide your own sleeping bag, porta-crib or air mattress. Please note that housing will be limited and we are encouraging alums to travel without guests if possible in order to reserve housing for reunion-year alums.
- Will I be able to stay near my friends?
Housing will be located in or near class headquarters, which is the main gathering place for alums. Alums and guests will be housed with their reuning classmates in multiple houses assigned to the class, in accordance with accessibility and companion needs. Provided that all accessibility and companion needs can be met, we try to group alums in individual rooms in close proximity to their senior house classmates within their assigned houses.
- What is my room assignment?
You will be given your room assignment when you check in at the Seelye upon your arrival on campus.
- Am I guaranteed a room in on-campus housing?
On-campus housing is limited and available first-come, first-serve. We recommend you register early in order to make sure you get housing. Due to limited housing, housing may be capped this year. Check out our list of local inns, hotels and bed & breakfasts. There are also rental services such as HomeAway or Airbnb.
- I need to be in a handicap accessible room in a house with an elevator (or any other disability housing requests).
Please indicate any disability requests in your Reunion registration form.
- Can I change my room?
Only if there is something wrong with your room upon arrival.
- Can I smoke in my room?
No. Smoking is prohibited in all buildings on campus, including student residences.
- Will my room have a private bathroom?
- Will my room have a refrigerator?
- Will I have access to cooking facilities?
- Can I bring my pet?
No. Pets are not allowed in student residences, except registered service animals.
- Will there be a place to secure valuables?
No. Individual rooms do not lock from the outside. For this reason, we encourage you not to bring jewelry, electronics or other valuables.
- Does my house have an elevator?
Chase/Duckett, Comstock/Wilder, Cutter/Ziskind, Lamont, King/Scales and Northrop/Gillett have elevators.
- Are vegetarian alternatives available?
Yes, each meal will have a vegetarian and vegan alternative. Please request any dietary accommodations in your Reunion registration form.
- Is there a separate price for children’s meals?
Yes, meals for children 12 and under are available for $12 per meal.
- Can I bring a guest/spouse/partner/child?
Guests of reunion-year alums will be able to attend. You must include guests on your registration form. Please note that housing will be limited and we are encouraging alums to travel without guests if possible in order to reserve housing for reunion-year alums.
- Will my guest/spouse/partner/child be staying in the same room as me?
We will try to accommodate spouses, partners and children who have purchased housing in double rooms (2 single beds); however, most rooms on campus are singles, with one single bed—partners will be assigned to a nearby room if a double is unavailable. You should bring a sleeping bag, porta-crib or air mattress for a child who will be staying in the same room.
- Will there be a spouse/partner program?
It’s up to the individual class; you should contact your class Reunion Chair.
- Are guests/children allowed to attend class meals?
Meal attendance is limited to alums and their guests who have registered for the meal in advance. Please select on your registration form which meals you and each of your guests plan to attend.
- Are children allowed to march in the Alumnae Parade?
- Are there separate bathroom facilities in the residence houses for men?
- It's not my official reunion year—may I register anyway?
Non-reunion-year alums will be able to register for reunion as 1776ers. However, housing available to 1776ers will be limited.
- Where can I find directions to campus?
Directions and a listing of transportation services are available on our website.
- Where should I park?
The parking garage on West Street (Route 66) is open. Maps of campus parking areas will be available at the Seelye Hall and Class Headquarters. City of Northampton and campus parking regulations remain in effect, including metered parking spaces.
- I’ll be driving an RV—where should I park?
All mobile homes and self-contained vans should be parked in the Indoor Track & Tennis Facility lot (preferably) or the Ainsworth Gym parking lot.
- I'll be driving an electric vehicle—are there electric car charging stations on campus?
Yes, there are 4 electric car charging stations. They are located in the Arnold Street parking lot, next to Ford Hall. Please note, there is a 2-hour parking limit in these spaces.
- Will there be shuttles to transport my luggage and me to my house?
Yes, on-campus shuttles will be available to transport you to and from parking areas and student residences. Shuttle service is provided for on-campus transportation only. For shuttle service, call 413-585-2400.
- Will there be a shuttle to take me to and from my hotel?
No. Shuttles are for on-campus transportation only.
- Will anything be available virtually?
Reunion at Smith is an in-person experience. In the past we have tried interactive hybrid programming, but from alum feedback we understand that those experiences were not satisfying or successful for alums at home. With that being said, we will be livestreaming select college programs on the Smith website. The livestreaming of select content will enable alums at home to experience some college highlights of reunion. Check the reunion homepage for the most up to date information on our virtual offerings. More information about the select availability of virtual programs will be available in late-March.
- Do AASC lifetime members receive a discount?
Fully paid lifetime members of the AASC in reuning classes earlier than 1996 are entitled to a $25 discount on on-campus housing. This discount cannot be applied to the class or college registration fees or meal fees. Directions on how to use this discount will be emailed to you at the time of registration. If you have any questions about this, please contact us.
- What events are planned for my class?
Programming is planned by the individual classes; you should contact your class Reunion Chair.
- I want to attend Reunion, even though my class isn’t reuning this year.
Registrations for non-reunion year alums or "1776ers" will be limited. Housing will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- I will need a wheelchair or special assistance for a medical condition.
Please indicate any disability accommodations in your Reunion registration form and register as soon as possible.
Reunion 2025 Dates
Reunion I/Commencement Weekend
Thursday, May 15 to Sunday, May 18:
2015 (10th), 2005 (20th), 1990 (35th Milestone), 1985 (40th), 1975 (50th Milestone)
Reunion II Weekend
Thursday, May 22 to Sunday, May 25:
2020 (5th), 2010 (15th), 2000 (25th Milestone), 1995 (30th), 1980 (45th), 1970 (55th), 1965 (60th Milestone), 1960 (65th), 1955 (70th), 1950 (75th), 1945 (80th), Ada Comstock Alums
Contact Alumnae Relations & Development
33 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01060