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Commencement Weekend is Smith’s final chance to honor its graduating seniors and to observe such traditions as Ivy Day and Illumination Night. The weekend culminates on Sunday when parents, friends and seniors gather to hear a distinguished speaker and observe the awarding of diplomas.

Commencement Activities

Smith’s 137th Commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 17, 2015. Juliet V. García, the first Hispanic woman to lead a U.S. college or university, delivered the address.

Juliet García’s 2015 Commencement address

2015 honorary degree recipients

Commencement photo gallery on Facebook

Ivy Day Activities

Ivy Day festivities, including the Alumnae Parade, remarks by President Kathleen McCartney and the Ivy Day Awards Convocation, were held Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Prizes awarded at the Ivy Day Awards Convocation

Illumination Night photo gallery on Facebook

Planning Ahead?

Smith’s next Commencements will be held Sunday, May 15, 2016 and Sunday, May 21, 2017.