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Mountain Day offers a surprise and joyful break from classes, signaled by the ringing of the college bells on a crisp autumn day. Smith students take this time to honor a cherished tradition—enjoying fall activities, like hiking or apple picking, or just lounging on campus. 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.

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Additional Mountain Day 2023 t-shirts are available to purchase online from the Smith College bookstore.

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Celebrate Mountain Day Locally

Bake a pie or crisp.
Picnic in Child's Park with some friends.
Play a round of disc golf at the dog park.
Spend time at Look Park in Northampton.

Do a bit of reading (something fun).
Grab a delicious brunch somewhere downtown.
Enjoy some kayaking on Paradise Pond.
Go explore the Rail Trail on foot or a bike.

Do You Hear the Bells Ringing?

On Mountain Day, you get a chance to recharge, gather with friends and honor longtime traditions. Enjoy the day apple picking, exploring Northampton or simply relaxing and taking in the sights of Smith’s beautiful fall campus. Around the world, alums also take part with their own special celebrations.