Class of ’76: 45th Reunion Events (as of 6/2/21)

We continue to plan for our upcoming reunion and are looking forward to the chance to reconnect and celebrate our Smith community. Below is the current schedule, which will continue to be updated. Please note that there are both synchronous and asynchronous events. If you have any questions, please email

Reunion June 3 – 6, 2021  

Thursday June 3rd  

On Thursday, June 3, you will receive an email with a link to the Virtual Reunion Attendee Hub. This email will be your ticket to all Smith-led reunion events. A number of events will be pre-recorded, so that you can view each one at your own convenience.

Make sure that you are Zoom ready by uploading the latest version of Zoom, and watching this video about Zoom basics.

  • Full schedule available
  • Collection of pre-recorded events including Faculty Showcase (three lectures), Welcome Remarks from President Kathleen McCartney, and College Service of Remembrance
  • 6pm EDT: LiveThe New Neilson: First Experiences

Friday June 4th

  • 12pm EDT: Live faculty lecture with Q&A, Naomi Miller, Professor of English Language & Literature
  • 1:30-3 pm EDT: Class of ’76 Program “Women of Wonder.” Each speaker has 8 minutes plus 4 minutes of Q&A, moderated in the Chat feature.
    • Linda Chatman Thomsen: “Public Service in the Public Eye”
    • Patricia Parham: “Embracing the Power Within”
    • Margie Halpern: “Retire? And Then What?”
    • Esther Rothblum: “Women in the Antarctic—The Tip of the Iceberg”
    • Maryanne Bombaugh: “Living and Learning through COVID-19”
    • Pat Peterson Bentley: “Choral singing live during COVID: Yes, we did!”
  • 5pm EDT: Live – State of the College Address by President McCartney
  • 6pm EDT: LiveClass of ’76 Virtual Friday Tea with breakout rooms: Junior Year Abroad: Geneva and Paris; Junior Year Abroad: all other locations; Glee Club Reunion; Sports; Books/Movies/Music; Careers/Jobs; Volunteer Work; Favorite Pandemic Pastimes; Race and Justice in Society; Families: adjusting to having grown children; Things to do with grandchildren; Travel, Gardening and Flowers; Museums; Environmental Sustainability; Retirement, Downsizing, and Looking Ahead; Helping Aging Parents; Death and Grieving; General Reminiscing I; General Reminiscing II
  • 7pm EDT: Virtual concert of Smith music (TBD)

Saturday June 5th

  • Noon EDT: Annual Reunion Parade (pre-recorded)
  • 2-3:30pm EDT: Class of ’76 Social Gathering [Zoom link #1] with slide show and breakout rooms: Davis, Paradise Pond, Quad I, Quad II, Seelye, Wright, McConnell, Burton, Sage, Scott Gym, Art Museum/Art Studios, Botanical Gardens, Green Street, Elm Street, JM Greene, Five College Bus, Junior Year Abroad
  • 3:45-4:45pm EDT: “So You’re Thinking of Writing a Memoir?” with Susanne Dunlap [Zoom link #2]
  • 5pm EDT: Live – Faculty Showcase with Q&A, Ginetta Candelario, Professor of Sociology and Latin American & Latino/a Studies; Judith Cardell, Professor of Engineering & Computer Science; and Andy Rotman, Professor of Religion/Buddhist Studies/South Asian Studies
  • 6pm EDT: Smithies of Color Social Hour
  • 7pm EDT: Live Dance Party Playlist release

Sunday June 6th

  • 9:00 EDT: Service of Remembrance [Zoom link #3] led by Dr. Donna McKenzie with Rev. Deidre Greenwood-White providing a liturgical response
  • 10:30am EDT: Yoga with Karen Wenc [Zoom link #4]
  • Noon EDT: LiveVisual Art in a Virtual World, Smith College Museum of Art
  • 1:15 pm EDT: JUST ADDED! Farewell Zoom [Zoom link #5]