May 17 to 20, 2018
Classes: 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008

View the Reunion I weekend program.

Reunion Check-in and Registration Hours

Alumnae House Tent
Thursday: 4–9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–7 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.

Thursday, May 17

 

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 18

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 McCartney
10–11 a.m. Smith in the World: Student Panel
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.
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. College Presentation: Renewing Neilson for the 21st Century. Learn the latest on the library renovation
Noon–1:30 p.m. Reunion Luncheon for all classes
(Separate location for the 50th Reunion class)
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.
Going Beyond Surface Learning–A Guide for Teachers and Learners in the Knowledge Age
Glenn Ellis, Professor of Engineering
The N-word: History, Race and the College Classroom 
Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Associate Professor of History
A Brief History of U.S.-North Korean Relations
Marnie S. Anderson, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Program in East Asian Studies
3 – 4 p.m. Alumnae Chorus Reception
International Alumnae and Students Reception
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Reception for Smith Travel Program
4 – 5 p.m. The Grécourt Society Reception
Study Abroad Reception
3 – 5 p.m. Class Programming (Optional)
5:30/6:30 p.m. Class Social Hours & Dinners
50th Reunion class social hour hosted by President McCartney
Evening Class Programming (Optional)

Saturday, May 19

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 Parade Alumnae march toward the President’s House and the Quadrangle, through the double lines of the senior class. Alumnae proceed through the Emerson House archway, around the Quadrangle and past the reviewing stand on Martha Wilson House steps.
Disability Accommodations: Anyone with physical disabilities who wishes to be dropped off near the entry to the Quadrangle for the awards convocation should speak to the police officer at the top of Paradise Road.
11:15 a.m. Multifaith Service of Remembrance (immediately following the Ivy Day Ceremony)
Noon–1:30 p.m. Make your own picnic lunch
Lunch will be distributed at Chapin Lawn. Check your class schedule for class programming.
Noon-3 p.m. Class Programming (Optional)
Noon-3 p.m. Family Activities
A bounce house and face painting for your young ones.
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.
The Public Professor: Writing for the Popular Press
Carrie N. Baker, Professor and Director, Program for the Study of Women and Gender
Alive but not Kicking: The Neurobiology of Anesthesia
Adam Hall, Professor of Biological Sciences

2:30–4:30 p.m.

 

 

Discover Smith
Departmental Receptions and Open Houses
Programming from the Friends of Smith Groups
Athletics, the Botanic Garden, the Libraries, and the Museum of Art—all of these incredible resources make Smith unique.  Visit us during Reunion to enjoy a botanical paradise under glass, take a boat out on Paradise Pond, view rare books, manuscripts and Smith memorabilia, or analyze the details of a work of art from just a few feet away.
2:30–3:30 p.m. College Programming: Panel discussion with Honorary Degree Recipients
4:30–5:30 p.m. Commencement Choral Concert
5:30/6:30 p.m. Class 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 20

7–9 a.m. Continental Breakfast in college houses
For alumnae and guests who have purchased housing.
10 a.m. Commencement exercises
Simulcasts for alumnae will be provided at reunion brunches.
10 a.m. Brunch for all classes
(Separate location for the 50th Reunion class)
1 p.m. Residence houses close