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Mountain Day

Do you hear the ringing of the college bells? Happy Mountain Day! There will be no classes today so that Smith students can have the time to honor this cherished tradition. Wherever you are—whatever your view—we hope this day, this tradition, reminds you of the deep bonds that connect you to this remarkable college and to other Smithies around the world. Enjoy your day!

Mountain Day Details for Fall 2021

This year’s Mountain Day is particularly special because it is the first time that all students, faculty and staff have been together since March 2020. There will be no bus service this year, but students can take advantage of the beautiful fall weather to walk the trails on campus, enjoy a special tea outdoors or simply catch up on some much-needed rest. 

For alums, we encourage you to join the celebration in ways that are meaningful to you. Gather with classmates and friends via Zoom, schedule a last-minute lunch with a few local Smithies, or enjoy a hike on your own and rekindle memories of Mountain Days past. In the words of one alum: ”The Smith spirit lives on—this day and every day!”


7 a.m.—Ringing of the bells to announce Mountain Day, classes canceled
8:30–10 a.m.—Students pick up t-shirts at the president’s house and enjoy cider and donuts
3 p.m.—Mountain Day Tea on Chapin Lawn
Apples will be delivered to student houses

Mountain Day T-Shirts

Enter To Win a T-Shirt! It’s As Easy As 1-2-3!

1) Follow @SmithCollege on Instagram.
2) Share your Mountain Day memory in a comment.
3) Tag a fellow Smithie.

Want To Purchase a Mountain Day T-Shirt?

Right after Mountain Day, the Smith College Bookstore will be making t-shirts available in a variety of styles. Order from the bookstore website.

Grey t-shirt with text that reads "Mountain Day 2021 Smith College" surrounding a graphic illustration of mountains and trees.

Zoom Backgrounds

Click on a thumbnail to view a larger version. Right-click on the download link and “save link as” to save the image to your computer.

Please note: To ensure that the logo and text do not appear reversed, you must uncheck the “mirror my video” option in your Zoom settings.

Shareable Posts for Facebook & Instagram

Click on a thumbnail to view a larger version. Right-click on the download link and “save link as” to save the image to your computer. Upload them to your profile and share! Don’t forget to tag #SCMountainDay.