Schedule subject to change
May 25 to 28, 2017
Classes: 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002, 2012, Diploma in American Studies Alumni
View the Reunion Weekend II program

Reunion Check-in and Registration Hours
Alumnae House Tent
Classes of 1937, 1942, 1947, and 1952 should register at Lamont House

Thursday: 4–9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday: 9–11 a.m.

Checking In

Stop by the Alumnae House registration tent to receive your welcome card with your housing assignment and meal reservations.

New since your last Reunion: you will also receive a key card to access class headquarters and your house for the weekend. Then head over to your class headquarters.

If you arrive after registration closes, call Campus Police at 413-585-2490; they will let you into your house. However, you must stop at the Alumnae House the next morning to check in and get your key card.

Your Class’s Reunion Program
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.

Thursday, May 25

4 p.m. Reunion registration opens
5:30/6:30 p.m. Social Hours & Dinners for all classes
Evening Class Programming (Optional)

Friday, May 26

7–9 a.m. Continental Breakfast in college houses
*For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
9–10 a.m.
Faculty Presentations
Experience the rich intellectual life of Smith students today by attending brief lectures by Smith faculty. Free and open to all.

  • The Border Wall in the Southwest: Its Past and Future
    Velma Garcia, Professor of Government and Director of Latin American and Latino/a Studies
    A six hundred mile wall already exists at the border and it has caused a great deal of controvery in the region.  Border landowners, Native Americans, and environmentalists have opposed the wall and worry that an even more substantial barrier will cause greater harm.
  • Using Smith Campus as a Living Laboratory to Implement Sustainability
    Camille Washington-Ottombre, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Policy
    In the face of the challenges posed by climate change and the limited answers provided by policy makers, this talk explores how students experience real world environmental problem-solving approaches by using our campus as a living laboratory.  In designing a more sustainable Smith, students transform our community.  They learn how to become green leaders and promote change in our society.
  • Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii
    Barbara Kellum, Professor of Art
    Expert insights in the featured exhibition. Limited to 40 participants. Sign-up in the museum lobby starting at 8:45 a.m.
  • How Poems Mean
    Ellen Doré Watson, lecturer, English language and literature; director, Poetry Center

10:30–11:30 a.m. Smith in the World: Student Panel and Presentations
Current students will share how their studies at Smith have shaped their off-campus endeavors and how those experiences have enriched their liberal arts education at Smith. Moderated by Donna Lisker, Dean of the College and Vice President for Campus Life
Noon–1:30 p.m. Reunion Luncheon for all classes
1:30–4:30 p.m. Discover Smith
Campus activities organized by various departments: Programming from the Friends of Smith Groups (Museum, Botanic Garden, Libraries, Athletics).
1:30–2:30 p.m. College Presentation: Renewing Neilson for the 21st Century
Susan Fliss, Dean of the Libraries, Katherine Rowe, Provost and the Dean of Faculty, and Beth Myers, Director of Special CollectionsLearn the latest on the library renovation and the vision for the new Neilson Library and Alumnae Gym: how will library users experience the intellectual heart of the campus in 2020?
2:30–3:30 p.m. College Presentation: Diversity and Inclusion at Smith
5:00/6:00 p.m. Class Social Hours & Dinners for the classes of 1937, 1942, 1947 & 1952
President McCartney will be visiting each class during Friday or Saturday dinner.
5:30/6:30 p.m. Class Social Hours & Dinners
President’s reception for the 25th Reunion class
President McCartney will be visiting each class during Friday or Saturday dinner.
Evening Class Programming (Optional)

Saturday, May 27

7–9 a.m. Continental Breakfast in college houses
*For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
9:15 a.m.
(8:45 lineup)
Alumnae Parade/AASC Annual Meeting
In the event of rain, the Alumnae Parade and Alumnae Association Annual Meeting will be held in the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility (ITT). The signal for such a change in venue will be the ringing of the college bells at 8:15 a.m. Alumnae should enter through the main ITT entrance, look for their class year signs along the far wall and line up with their classes. Alumnae class officer photos will be taken in front of the stage at the conclusion of the program.
Noon–3 p.m. Make your own picnic lunch
Lunch will be distributed at Seelye Lawn
Noon-3 p.m. Family Activities
A bounce house and face painting for your young ones.
1:30–4:30 p.m. Discover Smith
Campus activities organized by various departments: Programming from the Friends of Smith Groups (Museum, Botanic Garden, Libraries, Athletics).
2–3 p.m.
Faculty Presentations
Experience the rich intellectual life of Smith students today by attending brief lectures by Smith faculty. Free and open to all.

  • Neglected Tropical Diseases: the Cycle of Disease and Poverty
    Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry
    The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are the major contributor to the cycle of disease and poverty that keeps poor, underdeveloped countries poor.  The “bottom billion” inhabitants of our planet are afflicted with an average of 2.5 NTDs per person. In this lecture, Professor Williams will discuss the progress that has been made in combating NTDs and the exciting plan for the future.
  • Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii
    Barbara Kellum, Professor of Art
    Expert insights in the featured exhibition. Limited to 40 participants. Sign-up in the museum lobby starting at 1:45 p.m.
  • How Poems Mean
    Ellen Doré Watson, lecturer, English language and literature; director, Poetry Center

3–4 p.m. Remarks by President Kathleen McCartney
President McCartney has big dreams for Smith and for women. During this special session, she will share her vision for Smith in the 21st century.
5:00/6:00 p.m. Class Social Hours & Dinners for the classes of 1937, 1942, 1947 & 1952
President McCartney will be visiting each class during Friday or Saturday dinner.
5:30/6:30 p.m. Class Social Hours & Dinners
President McCartney will be visiting each class during Friday or Saturday dinner.
8:30–10 p.m. Illumination
Stroll the campus as music fills the air and the grounds come alive with the glow of delicate Japanese paper lanterns.
9:30–12:00 a.m. Dance Party
For all Reunion classes, featuring a DJ, cash bar, popcorn, photo booth, and glow sticks.

Sunday, May 28

7–9 a.m. Continental Breakfast in college houses
*For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
9 a.m. Multifaith Service of Remembrance
10 a.m. Brunch
1 p.m. Residence houses close