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Opening Convocation

campus bridge in fall
Convocation, the formal beginning of the college year, is entering students’ first chance to experience Smith College’s tradition and spirit. The evening before classes begin,  members of the Smith community gather to listen to an opening address and a performance by the Glee Club, followed by the announcement of the Arthur Ellis Hamm Prize recipients.

Opening Convocation Program

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Seelye Lawn, 5–5:30 p.m.


Matilda Cantwell SSW ’96
Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, College Chaplain


Kathleen McCartney
President of the College

Musical Selection

Smith College Glee Club
Jonathan Hirsh, Director

Student Speaker

Emma Tierney ’21
SGA President

Closing Musical Selection

“Gaudeamus Igitur”
Smith College Glee Club
Jonathan Hirsh, Director

Chapin Lawn, 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Convocation Dinner

Enjoy a food truck-themed dinner. Food service ends at 7 p.m.

Convocation Carnival

Celebrate the Smith community with games, music and fun.


Arthur Ellis Hamm Prize Recipients for 2021

Marta Almazovaite
Gladys Batista
Allison Brand
Jane Brinkley
Lisa Cao
Kristina Chiu
Emma Civello
Amelia Dolbeare
Emma Frank
Sierra Fraser
Kaila Frazer
Jaden Gerard
Emily Grantham
Hebe Guo
Annabelle Hendrickson

Cailyn Hooper
Emma Illig
Elle Jamieson
Sarah Kam
Audrey Kim
Emily Kish
Gabrielle Klema
Thatcher Lee
Hanna Lee
Lisa Li
Aerin McQuillen
Parunjodhi Munisamy
Sicheng Pang
Gloria Parrales

Allison Pasbjerg
Ruby Shea
Nora Sullivan
Ava Szepessy
Isabel Thompson
Thu Tran
Ninna Velasco
Justine Wagaman
Vivian Wei
Anna Wilson
Elaine Zhang
Zoie Zhao
Izzy Zheng
Selena Zheng

Welcome new first-years, transfers, visiting students & Ada Comstock Scholars! The New Students website is designed to help new entering students navigate life at Smith and find important information and links to a variety of resources on campus.