It’s Reunion Time. May 14-17, 2015.

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Reminder: This reunion is meant for EVERYONE in our class. We want you to come alone, with friends, with partners, and/or with kids. Most of all, we hope you will come to reunion just as you are, today. No need to wait until you’ve published a book, paid off your undergrad loan, discovered a cure to a disease, been elected to congress, or met the partner of your dreams and birthed a baby into a pond of koi fish, etc.

Key Info

  • Registration: Online registration is now closed. However, walk-in registration is still available during reunion weekend.
  • Who’s coming? Check the list here.
  • Class Headquarters: Scales
  • Class housing: King, Scales, Jordan, and Gardiner
  • Class reunion fee: $40/person
  • On-campus housing: Flat fee of $150/bed (no matter how many nights you stay)
  • Meal costs: Optional and are listed per-meal in the registration form.  If you were to only go to one meal, we suggest the Saturday class dinner!

Housing note: Reunion housing is assigned by your senior year house, but when you register you will have the option to request a room assignment near another friend, near or away from families with young children, or anything else you may need. You will be assigned a single room unless you specifically request a roommate or will be bringing a guest. Note that both trans- and cis-gendered men (both Smithies and guests) are welcome. All bathrooms are unisex.

Basic Schedule

blue indicates a reunion weekend event run by the class

Thursday

  • 4:00 – 8:00 pm: Reunion registration & check in at Alumnae House, campus houses open
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm: All-Reunion Social Hour (cash bar) at the Conference Center
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm: All-Reunion Dinner at the Conference Center
  • 8 pm: 2005 class hangout at Packards — private room! All welcome.

Friday

  • 6:30 am: Early riser? Like to sweat? Join classmates and guests in Scales living room for morning workout videos.
  • 7:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast at King/Scales
  • All-day: 2005 Campus-wide photo scavenger hunt
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: All-Reunion Lunch at King/Scales
  • 5:30 pm: All-Reunion Social Hour on Chapin Lawn
  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Class dinner (with visit by President McCartney!) in Conference Center
  • 8:30 pm: Smithie Soirée in the Scales living room — wine, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, music, and conversation. All welcome!

Saturday

  • 6:30 am: Morning workout videos in Scales living room.
  • 7:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast at King/Scales
  • 8:45 am: Line up for Ivy Day Parade & Ceremony outside of Campus Center
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Make your own picnic lunch on Chapin Lawn
  • 2-3 pm: 2005 kids’ playdate on Chapin Lawn
  • 5:30 pm: 2005 class happy hour with a capella performance by Groove in the Alumnae House
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm: 2005 class dinner in the Alumnae House
    • Not interested in a formal dinner? Hang out at our class HQ in Scales House and eat pizza. Email Jaye Starr Boz if interested.
  • 8 pm: Class meeting in the Alumnae House Dining Room.
  • 8:30 – 10:00 pm: Illumination Night
  • 9:30 pm: All-Reunion Dance Party in Davis Ballroom

Sunday

  • 6:30 am: Morning workout videos in Scales living room.
  • 10:00 am: Brunch & Commencement (in Quad)
  • 1:00 pm: Houses close

Reunion Stipends Available  Reunion is all about togetherness, spending time with old friends, and building new connections. We hope to see as many of our classmates return for reunion as possible. If finances are a stumbling block to your ability to attend, please contact our class treasurer Melissa Benevides Cilmi for information on obtaining a reunion stipend.

Want to Pay it Forward?  Help make sure the Class of 2005 is as complete as possible at reunion. If you can, consider “paying it forward” and making a small contribution ($5-$25 suggested donation) to help fund future class stipends for reunion. Contact Melissa Benevides Cilmi for information.

Send us your pictures!  Part of the fun of reunion is reliving life at Smith over a decade ago. We’ll have a slideshow featuring some throwback Smithie pictures that we hope will spark memories and laughter for all. We’d like to have a variety of pictures inclusive of our entire Smith class, not just the Reunion planning team!  Please send or post a few pictures.

Alumnae Oral History project: The Smith College Alumnae Oral History Project wants to hear your stories! Smith students will conduct short, videotaped oral histories with alumnae about your memories, the impact of Smith on your life, and your reflections on women’s education. The interviews will be housed in the College Archives. To sign up, please email Kelly Anderson, Special Collections Oral Historian, at kpanders@smith.edu or call 413-585-2975. Please consider adding your Smith memories to the archive.