May 14 to 17, 2020
Classes: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010

Reunion Check-in & Registration Hours Alumnae House Building Hours
Alumnae House Tent
Thursday: 4–9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.–1 p.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.

The daily schedule will be updated as events are confirmed.

Thursday, May 14

4:00 p.m. Reunion registration opens
5:30/6:30 p.m. Social Hours & Dinners for all classes
(Separate location for the 50th Reunion class)

Friday, May 15

7–9 a.m. Breakfast in college houses
For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
9–10 a.m. College Presentation: Remarks by President Kathleen McCartney
10 a.m. –12 p.m. College Presentation: To be determined
Noon–1:30 p.m. Reunion Luncheon for all classes
(Separate location for the 50th Reunion class)
2-3 p.m. Faculty Presentations
Afternoon Receptions: International Alumnae and Students, Smith Travel, Study Abroad
3 – 5 p.m. Class Programming (Optional)
4 – 5 p.m. The Grécourt Society Reception
5:30/6:30 p.m. Social Hours & Dinners
50th Milestone Reunion social hour hosted by President McCartney.
Evening Class Programming (Optional)
8:30 p.m. Commencement Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 16

7–9 a.m. Breakfast in college houses
For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
9:15 a.m.
(8:45 lineup)
Alumnae Parade and Ivy Day
Don’t forget your whites! Join this moving, time-honored Reunion tradition that reminds alumnae and graduating seniors of the continuing global, generational movement that is Smith College.
Alumnae Parade Assembly (8:45 a.m. line up)
Chapin Drive, between the Campus Center and College Lane
Alumnae participating in Ivy Day activities are asked to wear white with white or light shoes. In the event of rain, the Alumnae Parade, Alumnae Awards Presentation and Ivy Day Awards Convocation 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 a.m.
Ivy Day Awards Convocation
Noon–1:30 p.m. Picnic Lunch for all Reunion classes
Lunch will be distributed at Chapin Lawn.
Noon-3 p.m. Class Programming (Optional)
Check your class schedule for class programming.
Noon-3 p.m. Family Activities
A bounce house, face painting, and art activities.
2–3 p.m. Faculty Presentations
2:30–4:30 p.m. Departmental Receptions and Open Houses
3–4 p.m. College Presentation: Conversation and Q&A with Honorary Degree Recipients
4–5 p.m. Service of Remembrance
5–6:30 p.m. Commencement Choral Concert
5:30/6:30 p.m. Social Hours & Dinners
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 p.m–midnight Dance Party
For all Reunion classes, featuring a DJ, cash bar, popcorn, photo booth, and glow sticks.

Sunday, May 17

7–9 a.m. Continental Breakfast in college houses
For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
10 a.m. Commencement Exercises
The outdoor Commencement Ceremony will live stream from Weinstein Auditorium (open seating).
The indoor Commencement Ceremony will be held in the ITT and simulcast live to Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage Hall.
10-11:30 a.m. Brunch
1 p.m. Residence houses close