Commencement Information

August 17, 2018

3 p.m. arrival for a 4 p.m. start

Getting to commencement

Graduates and their guests should be aware that on-street parking may be somewhat limited due to construction on Elm St. Parking on-campus will require appropriate student or visitor permits. Shuttles from the Smith parking garage to John M. Greene Hall will be available on Commencement day.

Livestreaming

Commencement will be livestreamed on the Smith SSW Facebook page.


Regalia

Regalia for commencement is rented. All regalia must be ordered in advance and returned within one week of commencement.

Reception Tickets

Admission to the Commencement Ceremony is free and tickets are not required. Students may invite as many people as they wish.

Tickets are required for the Commencement Reception.

You will receive five tickets for the reception: one for yourself and four for your invited guests. Additional tickets may be requested but are limited to three per student and should be requested from the receptionist in Lilly Hall.

Tickets will be available starting at the end of July.

Photos

Professional photos

Professional photographs will be taken of the graduating class after Rehearsal and during the Commencement ceremony.

Details will be provided here as soon as they are available.

Personal photos

A designated photography area to the left of the stage is available for one family member or friend of each graduate to take a personal photograph of the graduate receiving his or her diploma. In consideration of the candidates for degrees and other members of the audience, and to eliminate any interference with the professional photographers, the areas in front of the stage and the ramps must be kept clear. We appreciate your cooperation in staying out of these areas.

Accessibility

Access to the Commencement Ceremony is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Access & accommodations: An ASL interpreter will be available for Commencement. For other disability access information or accommodations requests, please contact:

Please make your request at least 10 business days before the event (by August 6, 2018).

Transportation: As noted above, shuttles will be provided to transport students and guests from the Smith parking garage. You may also contact the Office of Academic Support Services if a member of your party needs a temporary Handicap parking placard. Our contact information is 413-585-7989 or sswoas@smith.edu.

Wheelchairs: Smith College does not provide wheelchairs, but they may be rented from: