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Alumnae at Ivy Day

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/Commencement Weekend

Thursday, May 16 to Sunday, May 19:
2014 (10th), 2004 (20th), 1989 (35th Milestone), 1984 (40th), 1974 (50th Milestone)

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)

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.


Smith Traditions

Lanterns lit up on campus during Illumination night

Ivy Day Ceremony and Illumination Night

On the day before Commencement, alums lead the senior class in a parade through campus. The seniors then plant ivy to symbolize the connection between the college and its graduates. On Illumination Night, the campus is aglow from the light of colored paper lanterns, creating 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 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 and are looking for helpful resources, visit our Reunion Volunteers page for more information.

Future Reunion Dates

Reunion 2025

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

Please note: The reunion schedule and class assignments are subject to change due to COVID-19 and/or campus space planning.




Office of Alumnae Relations

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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Phone: 800-526-2023 (option 9) or 413-585-2150
Fax: 413-585-2015