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Reunion is a remarkable celebration of everything Smith: enduring friendships, time-honored traditions and the power of Smithies in the world. The annual tradition brings together alums, faculty, staff and students for one of the most exciting events of the year.

Reunion 2024

Reunion I Weekend

Thursday, May 16 to Sunday, May 19

2014 (10th), 2004 (20th), 1989 (35th Milestone), 1984 (40th), 1974 (50th Milestone)

Alums at Reunion holding a sign that says 83 is OUR prime number.

Reunion II Weekend

Thursday, May 23 to Sunday, May 26

2019 (5th), 2009 (15th), 1999 (25th Milestone), 1994 (30th), 1979 (45th), 1969 (55th), 1964 (60th Milestone), 1959 (65th), 1954 (70th), 1949 (75th), 1944 (80th)

Several alums dressed in white arrive arm in arm on campus.

Class Information

Reconnect with classmates you haven’t seen in 5, 10, 20 years—or make a new connection with a classmate you never knew during your time on campus. You’ll leave with an expanded circle of friends and a richer connection to Smith!

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, or contact your Reunion Chair.

Explore the tabs below for class-specific contact information or explore the reunion weekend schedules.

Class Reunion  Logo Theme Contact
1974 50th Milestone Women of Change WebsiteEmailFacebookInstagram
1984 40th Connect 84 Website | Facebook
1989 35th Milestone   Collective Wisdom WebsiteEmail | Facebook
2004 20th   2004 to 2024: Hindsight is 20/20 WebsiteEmailFacebook
2014 10th   Top Ten  

Class Year Logo Theme Contact
1944 80th     Email
1949 75th     Email
1954 70th Nifty Nineties Email
1959 65th Forever Green Email
1964 60th Milestone Wonder Women Class of 1964 Email
1969 55th  Wellness: Mind, Body, Spirit WebsiteEmailFacebook
1979 45th Embrace Change WebsiteFacebook
1994 30th Closer to Fine WebsiteEmailFacebook
1999 25th Milestone     WebsiteEmailFacebook
2009 15th   We’re on Cloud ’09 WebsiteEmailFacebookInstagram
2019 5th      

Smith Traditions

Ivy Day Ceremony

On the day before Commencement, alums lead the senior class in a parade and plant ivy to symbolize the connection between the college and its graduates. 

Illumination Night

On Illumination Night, the light of colored paper lanterns create the perfect atmosphere for reminiscing and reflecting.

Alum Parade

Don’t forget your whites! Join this moving, time-honored Reunion tradition that celebrates the enduring connections among generations of alums.

First held in 1909, the Alum Parade has served as a powerful symbol of the gratitude alums have for the college itself, the campus and the education they received here. The parade began as a way for alum classes to honor the senior class, one another, the college president and members of the faculty. Although alums now dress uniformly in white, earlier classes had varied, colorful—and sometimes quite elaborate—costumes. Colored ribbons now differentiate the classes. The class of 1905 was the first to carry placards, and by 1915 these signs became a regular feature of the parade.

Get Involved!

Reunion Volunteers

Reunion volunteers have an opportunity to plan programs, get to know classmates and enjoy being a part of this special annual event. Whether you are looking to get involved or are already a volunteer, we have resources for you.

Student Workers

Student workers are a vital part of making Reunion weekends successful. The work can be demanding, but it is also meaningful and fun. Compensation is for hours worked and includes meals and housing. 

Student workers at registration

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are Smith’s guidelines for managing COVID on campus?
    All events on Smith campus will follow the guidelines for the current campus operating mode, according to the COVID-19 Information website. For general health and safety, we strongly encourage attendees who are feeling unwell to test for COVID prior to traveling to campus, noting that alums/guests who are COVID-19 positive should not come to campus. Alums or guests who receive a positive COVID-19 test result while visiting/residing on campus are not permitted to self-isolate on campus; they must depart campus.
  • Do I need to be vaccinated and boosted to attend reunion?
    Please see this webpage for information about the campus's approach to COVID, which governs our approach for Reunion planning purposes. The Reunion approach to COVID will not deviate from whatever stance is officially adopted by the college at the time of Reunion. 
  • Will we need to wear masks?
    Today, masking and vaccination on campus is optional but not required. If the college's approach to masking and vaccination changes closer to the time of reunion, the reunion approach will adapt in order to reflect an updated stance. 

Registration

  • How do I register?
    Registration opened in February 2024 and is now closed.

Payment

  • Can I register now and pay when I arrive for Reunion?
    No, payment must accompany the reservation.
  • What is the class registration fee used for?
    The class registration fees are set by the individual classes to help defray class Reunion costs. Contact your class Reunion Chair for more information about the class registration fee.
  • Do I have to pay my class dues to attend Reunion?
    The class registration fee generally includes the dues fee for the year; however, classes cannot require classmates to pay dues to attend Reunion.

Cancellations & Refunds

  • If I register and can’t attend, can I get a refund?
    Class and college registration fees are non-refundable. Meal fees are nonrefundable after the May 3 registration deadline for Reunion I, and after the May 10 registration deadline for Reunion II. Housing fees are always refundable no matter when the person canceled. Requests for refund can be directed to Reunion Registration by phone at 800-526-2023 (option 9) or 413-585-2150, or by email at reunionregistration@smith.edu. All refund requests will be reviewed and processed following the completion of Reunion II weekend. Please allow up to four weeks for receipt of your refund.

Note: The majority of classes must check-in at Seelye Hall to be included in their class attendance count. The classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, and 1959 must check-in at Northrop/Gillett House. The Alumnae House will NOT be a check-in site this year, as we have found Seelye to be an easier location because of its proximity to parking, and to central campus.

  • When can I arrive for check-in?
    Reunion check-in runs as follows:
    Thursday: 4–9 p.m.
    Friday: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
    Saturday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • May I check in earlier than the official check-in period?
    No.
  • What time can I get into my room?
    Thursday at 4 p.m. after you have checked in.
  • When do I have to be out of my room?
    11 a.m. on Sunday is the latest departure time.
  • Will there be someone to help with my luggage?
    We will have limited availability to help guests with their luggage on campus. Please only bring essentials and what you or your party can manage independently. If you will need additional assistance, please try to communicate with us in advance and we may be able to help in a limited capacity.
  • Where do I go if I arrive after check-in closes?
    Call Campus Police at 413-585-2490. An officer will be dispatched to let you in and give you your room number. You must stop at Seelye the next morning to officially check in and pick up your key card to access your house.

Housing

  • What is the rate for one night?
    There is one flat housing rate of $160 per person, per bed for the full weekend (3 nights). This rate includes hot breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. We cannot prorate the housing charge for single nights.
  • Is there a charge for my child?
    If you want a separate room or bed for a child, the same housing charges apply. Otherwise, your child can sleep in your room, but you will need to provide your own sleeping bag, porta-crib or air mattress. Please note that housing will be limited and we are encouraging alums to travel without guests if possible in order to reserve housing for reunion-year alums.
  • Will I be able to stay near my friends? 
    Housing will be located in or near class headquarters, which is the main gathering place for alums.   Alums and guests will be housed with their reuning classmates in multiple houses assigned to the class, in accordance with accessibility and companion needs. Provided that all accessibility and companion needs can be met, we try to group alums in individual rooms in close proximity to their senior house classmates within their assigned houses.  
  • What is my room assignment?
    You will be given your room assignment when you check in at the Seelye upon your arrival on campus.
  • Am I guaranteed a room in on-campus housing?
    On-campus housing is limited and available first-come, first-serve. We recommend you register early in order to make sure you get housing. Due to limited housing, housing may be capped this year. Check out our list of local inns, hotels and bed & breakfasts. There are also rental services such as HomeAway or Airbnb.
  • I need to be in a handicap accessible room in a house with an elevator (or any other disability housing requests).
    Please indicate any disability requests in your Reunion registration form.
  • Can I change my room?
    Only if there is something wrong with your room upon arrival.
  • Can I smoke in my room?
    No. Smoking is prohibited in all buildings on campus, including student residences.
  • Will my room have a private bathroom?
    No.
  • Will my room have a refrigerator?
    No.
  • Will I have access to cooking facilities?
    No.
  • Can I bring my pet?
    No. Pets are not allowed in student residences, except registered service animals.
  • Will there be a place to secure valuables?
    No. Individual rooms do not lock from the outside. For this reason, we encourage you not to bring jewelry, electronics or other valuables.
  • Does my house have an elevator?
    Chase/Duckett, Comstock/Haynes (formerly Wilder), Cutter/Ziskind, Lamont, King/Scales and Northrop/Gillett have elevators.

Meals

  • Are vegetarian alternatives available?
    Yes, each meal will have a vegetarian and vegan alternative. Please request any dietary accommodations in your Reunion registration form.
  • Is there a separate price for children’s meals?
    Yes, meals for children 12 and under are available for $12 per meal.

  • Can I bring a guest/spouse/partner/child?
    Guests of reunion-year alums will be able to attend. You must include guests on your registration form. Please note that housing will be limited and we are encouraging alums to travel without guests if possible in order to reserve housing for reunion-year alums.
  • Will my guest/spouse/partner/child be staying in the same room as me?
    We will try to accommodate spouses, partners and children who have purchased housing in double rooms (2 single beds); however, most rooms on campus are singles, with one single bed—partners will be assigned to a nearby room if a double is unavailable. You should bring a sleeping bag, porta-crib or air mattress for a child who will be staying in the same room.
  • Will there be a spouse/partner program?
    It’s up to the individual class; you should contact your class Reunion Chair.
  • Are guests/children allowed to attend class meals?
    Meal attendance is limited to alums and their guests who have registered for the meal in advance. Please select on your registration form which meals you and each of your guests plan to attend.
  • Are children allowed to march in the Alumnae Parade?
    Yes.
  • Are there separate bathroom facilities in the residence houses for men?
    No.
  • It's not my official reunion year—may I register anyway?
    Non-reunion-year alums will be able to register for reunion as 1776ers. However, housing available to 1776ers will be limited.

  • What are recommended ways to travel to campus?
    Directions and a listing of transportation services are available on our website.
  • Where should I park?
    The parking garage on West Street (Route 66) is open. Maps of campus parking areas will be available at the Seelye Hall and Class Headquarters. City of Northampton and campus parking regulations remain in effect, including metered parking spaces.
  • I’ll be driving an RV—where should I park?
    All mobile homes and self-contained vans should be parked in the Indoor Track & Tennis Facility lot (preferably) or the Ainsworth Gym parking lot.
  • I'll be driving an electric vehicle—are there electric car charging stations on campus?
    Yes, there are 4 electric car charging stations. They are located in the Arnold Street parking lot, next to Ford Hall. Please note, there is a 2-hour parking limit in these spaces.
  • Will there be shuttles to transport my luggage and me to my house?
    Yes, on-campus shuttles will be available to transport you to and from parking areas and student residences. Shuttle service is provided for on-campus transportation only. For shuttle service, call 413-585-2400.
  • Will there be a shuttle to take me to and from my hotel?
    No. Shuttles are for on-campus transportation only.

  • Will anything be available virtually?
    Reunion at Smith is an in-person experience. In the past we have tried interactive hybrid programming, but from alum feedback we understand that those experiences were not satisfying or successful for alums at home. Ivy Day and Commencement will both be livestreamed and alums are welcome to join those events virtually.   
  • Do AASC lifetime members receive a discount?
    Fully paid lifetime members of the AASC in reuning classes earlier than 1996 are entitled to a $25 discount on on-campus housing. This discount cannot be applied to the class or college registration fees or meal fees. Directions on how to use this discount will be emailed to you at the time of registration. If you have any questions about this, please contact us.
  • What events are planned for my class?
    Programming is planned by the individual classes; you should contact your class Reunion Chair.
  • I want to attend Reunion, even though my class isn’t reuning this year.
    Registrations for non-reunion year alums or "1776ers" will be limited. Housing will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • I will need a wheelchair or special assistance for a medical condition.
    Please indicate any disability accommodations in your Reunion registration form and register as soon as possible. 

Reunion 2025 Dates

Reunion I/Commencement Weekend

Thursday, May 15 to Sunday, May 18: 
2015 (10th), 2005 (20th), 1990 (35th Milestone), 1985 (40th), 1975 (50th Milestone)

Reunion II Weekend

Thursday, May 22 to Sunday, May 25: 
2020 (5th), 2010 (15th), 2000 (25th Milestone), 1995 (30th), 1980 (45th), 1970 (55th), 1965 (60th Milestone), 1960 (65th), 1955 (70th), 1950 (75th), 1945 (80th), Ada Comstock Alums

Contact Alumnae Relations & Development

Alumnae House
33 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01060