Hello Washington DC-area Smithies,

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and our concerns for the safety of or alums, family, and friends, the SCCW is cancelling its upcoming events. We will post and push out via email any information about changes in the future. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you again soon!

Your SCCW Programs and Communications teams

POSTPONED – Washington Capitals Game vs. St. Louis Blues (STL)

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Cost: $69 (this is a premium game)

Giveaway: Bobblehead to All Fans

Tickets can be ordered via this link: March 20) or by contacting Tim Bronaugh, Washington Capitals: 202-266-2341,,

We were heart-broken when the Capitals lost to the Nashville Predators, 4 t to 5, on January 29, but were thrilled when the Capitals beat the LA Kings, 4 to 2, on February 4. Hope to see you again at this upcoming game!

CANCELLED – Cheesemaking Class at Cheesetique Del Ray

Saturday, March 28, 4:00-6:00pm
Where: Cheesetique Del Ray 2411 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA
Cost: $42 via PayPal
Contact: Corrina Sowden ’07

Join us at Cheesetique Del Ray for a hands-on mozzarella making class. We will be able to take home the mozzarella we learn to make. Cheesetique is a woman-owned old school cheese shop that first opened in 2004. It has expanded to three locations, but the class will be at the original metro accessible location. Friends, family, and significant others are welcome to attend!

TBD – Sex, Race, & Suffrage: The Story of Two Amendments

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: The Whittemore House (1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, DC 20056 – Dupont Circle Metro)
Accessibility & Parking 
Cost: $50, which includes an appetizer buffet (cash bar available)
The registration fee includes a tax-deductible donation to support the WNDC Education Foundation Civic Education and Voter Registration Initiative

SCCW members and friends have been invited to attend a WNDC Educational Foundation Event, A conversation with Marcia Chatelain, author of “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America” and Kimberly A. Hamlin, author of “Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener”.

The year 2020 marks the centennial of ratification of the 19th Amendment (granting suffrage to women in the United States) and the sesquicentennial of passage of the 15th amendment (granting suffrage to Black men in the United States). To celebrate these events, the WNDC Education Foundation is hosting an evening of conversation with Marcia Chatelain, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University and author of “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America” (January 2020) and Kimberly A. Hamlin, Associate Professor of History and Global and Intercultural Studies–Affiliate of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Program at Miami University and author of “Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener” (March 17, 2020).

Professors Chatelain and Hamlin with discuss the twinned history of the two Amendments; the intersections of sex, race, and racism in the long history of voting rights activism, as well as what this means today as we approach the centennial of the 1920 Amendment and Presidential Election and the 2020 Presidential Election.The speakers will also discuss the importance of women’s education and role of graduates from the Seven Sisters and other institutions of higher learning for women in the suffrage movement.

RSVP online or mail checks to: WNDC Educational Foundation, 1526 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 or Call (202) 232 7363

More information about the presenters: Marcia Chatelain and Kimberly A. Hamlin

TBD – Ferns of Dumbarton Exhibit Opening Reception

April 2, 2020 from 6:30-8:30pm
Location: The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815 United States 

Join us for the opening reception of “Ferns of Dumbarton,” a new exhibition featuring twelve large-scale fiber sculptures of ferns by acclaimed artist Sophia McCrocklin, Smith Class of ’82, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The works are selected from her larger body of work, “Ferns of Dumbarton,” documenting the ferns of Dumbarton Oaks Park in Washington, DC. McCrocklin’s sculptures are made of Dacron and copper wire, sewn, cut, painted and meticulously detailed—each piece taking roughly six months to complete. In this work McCrocklin strives to “give a voice to the forest, to promote it and to raise awareness of its’ intrinsic value in our lives and our planet.”

Presented in partnership with the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy

Exhibition on view April 2-30, 2020.

TBD – Annual Rose Drop – Volunteers Needed!

Sunday, April 5th from 11am to 2pm
: Rita Desai ’03 at

It’s time once again for one of our favorite Smith traditions in the DC area: the Rose Drop! Every year, members of SCCW bring a long-stemmed red rose with a note explaining the significance of the rose (Ivy Day) to the home of student who have been accepted to Smith.  It’s a lot of fun, and the students and parents are always delighted to receive such a personal touch.

We are looking for volunteers who can drive to staging locations in the DC area, pick up roses for distribution, and deliver them to accepted students around the area. We will need many volunteers, including drivers and staging location captains. Having a car or access to a car is really helpful, but it is not a must to participate.

For details, or to sign up to help, please reach out to Rita Desai ’03 at

TBD – Lunch with Smith Professor Floyd Cheung

Friday, April 10, 2020 at noon
Location: TBD (downtown DC)

Lunch with Floyd Cheung, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion and Professor of English Language & Literature and American Studies, Smith College

More information to come.

CANCELLED – POWER UP: A Summit for Smith College Women in Business

This extraordinary conference—exclusively for the Smith community—will bring together leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, creators and strategists for an incredible day and a half of discussions, workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities—all geared toward energizing, lifting up and advancing women in business. 

POWER UP is a celebration of the accomplishments of Smith alumnae in business. Participants will have the opportunity to illustrate innovative ways they have made a substantial impact in the world of business and learn important strategies to advance next-level career goals.

April 23-24, 2020

Thursday, April 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Evening keynote and networking

Friday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
All-day sessions in a variety of formats; includes breakfast and lunch 

117 West 46th Street
New York, NY

This event best serves executives, mid to senior level managers, and prospective high-level management from any organization or industry, as well as entrepreneurs and consultants.


Anyone needing an accommodation (including physical, mental, and/or religious) should contact

We look forward to seeing you in NYC next Spring! #SCPowerUP

Smith College Museum of Art

Learn more about the special Centennial Year Programming for the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA), how to get involved as an alum, easily sign-up for the SCMA free newsletter, or support the Museum with vital support as a member!

The museum we appreciate today—where our community connects with art, ideas and each other—was set in motion 100 years ago. In 2020, we invite you to join us in looking back to look forward as we launch our next century.

Look for events to celebrate with us throughout the year.
Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem
January 17–April 12, 2020

SCMA Then\Now\Next
May 15, 2020–January 3, 2021

Tremaine Symposium
Working in Museums: Smith Alums Meeting Challenges and Leading Change
March 27-28, 2020
Marking the 10th anniversary of the Museums Concentration at Smith
Featuring keynote speakers Thelma Golden ’87, Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem; and Sonnet Stanfill ’90, Senior Curator, V&A Museum.
Register here

Book launch
The Map of Every Lilac Leaf: Poets Respond to the Smith College Museum of Art
October 6, 2020
Celebrate the release of this publication, produced in collaboration with The Poetry Center, with readings by featured poets.

TBD – Smith College Commencement and SCCW Graduation Watch Brunch(es)

May 17, 2020

On Rally Day, President McCartney announced the 2020 Commencement Speaker: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the 52nd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Upcoming Events

  • SCCW Annual Meeting – June 2020

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