One of Smith’s most enduring and exuberant traditions, Rally Day celebrates the power of the Smith community and the remarkable contributions Smith alums have made to our world. The day is highlighted by a festive all-college gathering at which distinguished alums are awarded Smith College Medals by the president. It is also the first time seniors wear their graduation regalia, often topped with creative hats, as they look ahead to life beyond the Grécourt Gates.
Rallying Through the Years
Since its inception in 1876, Rally Day has remained a cherished Smith tradition that has taken several forms. Whether through fun skits, imaginative hats, or basketball games against the faculty (yes, really), it’s always been a day of celebration.
Rally for Smith and Support Financial Aid!
When we work together, we can do great things. A gift this month will further educational access and double your donation. The board of trustees will match all February Smith Fund gifts dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000.
Meet the 2024 Medalists
A groundbreaking attorney, a renowned psychologist who studies the consequences of objectification, a leading climate scientist, and a change-making human rights advocate will all receive the prestigious Smith College Medal at this year’s Rally Day ceremony.
Hats Off to the Class of 2024!
The Rally Day Hat Competition will be taking place in the Campus Center on February 22, 2024 from 12:45–1 p.m. To be considered, seniors must convene in their hats in the Campus Center during this time frame. All of the judges are Smith alumnae who will be searching the crowd looking for their top picks for the following categories:
- Biggest Hat
- Most Creative
- Best Use of Smith Tradition
- Best Accessory
- Most Sustainable
The winners will be announced during the ceremony.