Smith Class of 1971

Our Virtual Reunion will be June 3 – 6, 2021

Virtual Reunion 2021 – Register Now!
Connect. Share. Celebrate.
 You are invited to celebrate the enduring connections and the incredible joy of the Smith community during Virtual Reunion 2021, June 3–6. Though we can’t be together on campus this spring, we can still laugh, share, sing, dance, learn and enjoy the many things that make Smith Reunions so special.

During reunion you will be able to connect with your classmates through fun programming that is just for your class; hear from President Kathleen McCartney; engage with members of Smith’s distinguished faculty; and even experience traditions like the reunion parade.

There is no fee to attend Virtual Reunion.

Register by May 2 and you will receive a candle from Smith as a gift.

Make sure the college has your most recent contact information so you can receive up-to-date news about your Virtual Reunion. Send an email to Or visit the online alumnae community at to update your contact information.

Visit the Virtual Reunion website for a reunion schedule, answers to frequently asked questions, and more.

Have other questions or need help with your registration?
Contact the Office of Alumnae Relations and Development at 800-526-2023 or 413-585-2150, or email

Class of 1971 Reunion Events

Making Waves: Then and Now – Thursday, June 3 from 3 – 4:30 EDT

Join your 1971 classmates for brief presentations from the reunion team, followed by small group discussions on topics of the times – topics from our years at Smith and today.

Act II of Gloria: A Life  – Sunday, June 6 from 4 – 5 PM EDT

Our own participatory Talking Circle inspired by the Broadway play about Gloria Steinem, will be led by its author Emily Mann, and introduced by her sister Carol Mann ‘71. The PBS Great Performances recording of the play will be available for viewing from May 24 – June 9 via a password sent to registrants.

BONUS PROGRAM; Saturday June 5 After the Parade
Open Mike ’71 – Details coming soon
Bring your stories and screen-share photos for a class of ’71 “Show and Tell.”

50th Reunion Book

Thank you everyone for submitting your stories for our 50th Reunion Book, a highlight of our celebration.  Your response has been phenomenal and we’ve received 328 individual submissions!  These will appear in the Book along with your photos and much more.  The Book team is pleased to announce that the publication will be sent to all classmates for whom they have mailing addresses – currently 478 of us – and will include entries from quite a few who left Smith to become the first women undergraduates when a number of peer institutions went coed.

House Reps

Anne Nickel Curtin and Sue Brundage, House Rep Coordinators report that the house reps are doing a great job of reunion cheerleading.  We thank them and all the house reps for encouraging their housemates to submit Reunion Book bios, and organizing ZOOM mini-reunions.


Smith Fund

As Smith students, we received a world-class education that enabled us to live lives of distinction and purpose.  Now the cause of educating women of promise to be leaders needs you.  Will you consider becoming a champion for women’s education by making a gift this year and each year? Click here for more info Our  easy guide to giving shows how each of us can significantly multiply our giving to make our 50th class gift Guide to Giving  Click here to give now.

Smith Fund Co-Chair Angelica Didier Light
Smith Fund Co-Chair Suzy Ross McDowell
Planned Giving Chair Deborah Lans

Download the Latest Bulletin  or our

Winter 2021 Newsletter

For future class communications make sure we have your current email address.  The easiest way is to verify your address on the alumnae website Alumnae Address If you do not want the college to have your email address please send an email with your address to   Smith Class of 1971

Celebrating Milestone Birthdays

Check back next month for more information!


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Also tell us if you do not want us to share your contact info with the College.
If you would like to receive our quarterly class newsletters, please email Smith Class of 1971.