Welcome to the Smith Class of 1955 Website

Hello Classmates:

Alas! Our 65th Reunion has been turned upside down along with the rest of the world! Sadly our reunion-bound vehicles all have flat tires and Reunion 2020 is cancelled.  Let’s hope and pray that life will soon return to “normal”–whatever that may be! So unfortunate for the Smith College Class of 2020 who will miss all the wonderful experiences that we enjoyed 65 years ago! And do look again at our terrific 50th Reunion Yearbook compiled and edited so amazingly by Sally Gooch Paynter in 2005.  Wonderful memories abound and are so enjoyable to read! 

Also, take a look at this link — the Smith College Reunion official 2015 photo gallery which is also to be found on the  News & Photos page of this website:


For now I’ll keep our website in a state of suspension and will post messages from your Class Officers as I receive them! Stay well and Carpe Diem!

April, 2020

Once upon a time when I was still anticipating our 65th Reunion:

Can you transport yourself back in time to September, 1951? Hard to believe that almost 69 years ago we were entering our freshman year! Exciting stuff back then—no internet, no cell phones, upstairs and Quiet Hour by 10 p.m. Toll calls home to and from the hallway House Phones were rare! Our copies of Madamoiselle magazine’s College Issue were dog-eared and we all were sporting skirts, polo coats and Bermuda shorts!And we called (blue) jeans dungarees!

Yes, the years and days have flown by! Now we can register for our 65th Reunion! The dates are set for May 21-24, 2020!  Our  Reunion Newsletter was mailed to all classmates with all the latest information about our Reunion plans.Go to the Smith College Alumnae Reunion website for information and registration: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/alumnae-relations/reunion

If you have difficulty registering call the Smith College Alumnae Office at 413-585-2150 for assistance.

Plans for 1955’s Reunion Events are posted on the President’s and Vice-Presidents’ pages.

Tighten your grip on to the handlebars of our 1955 bicycle as we pedal along to our 65th Reunion!

Mary Rose (Pattee) Caldwell Schlatter, 1955 Web Maven

February, 2020