Commencement, 1927-1936

Commencement procession, 1936.


1927

Winter Commencement:

  • Date:  Monday, March 7, 1927
  • Site: Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  President Homer H. Seerley (Commencement Address) "The Career That Amplifies"
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Monday, March 7 at 7:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • The Class of '27 consisted of 101 graduates.

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Tuesday, May 31, 1927
  • Site: Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  President Homer H. Seerley (Baccalaureate Address);  Judge Marcus Cavanagh, Cook County Supreme Court (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement play, "The Copperhead", was performed on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27 at 8:15 PM in the Auditorium.
    • The Society Parade was held on Friday, May 27 at 2:00 PM.
    • Class Day festivities began at 9:30 AM on Saturday, May 28.
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, May 29 at 4:00 PM.
    • The Alumni Tea was held on Sunday, May 29 at 5:30 PM.
    • The Campanile Concert was held on Monday, May 30 at 7:30 AM.
    • The Alumni Breakfast was held on Monday, May 30 at 8:00 AM.
    • The commencement procession was held at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, May 31.
    • The commencement address began at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 31.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • The commencement play this year was "The Copperhead"
    • The Class of 1902 were the guests of honor for the Alumni Breakfast.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, August 18, 1927
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  President Homer H. Seerley (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 18.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 311 students were given degrees at the summer commencement.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Monday, December 5, 1927
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  President Homer H. Seerley (Commencement Address) "The Struggle for a Place"
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Monday, December 5 at 7:00 PM.
    • A reception following commencement was held in the Faculty Room.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 63 students graduated in December.

 


1928

Winter Commencement:

  • Date:  Monday, March 12, 1928
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  President Homer H. Seerley (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held in the evening of Monday, March 12.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Tuesday, June 5, 1928
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  President Walter P. Jessup (Commencement Address); President Homer H. Seerley (Baccalaureate Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement play, "The Farmer's Wife", performed on Friday, June 1 at 8:15 PM.
    • The Society Parade was held at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 1.
    • Class Day festivities began at 9:30 AM on Saturday, June 2.
    • Baccalaureate services were held at 4:00 PM in the Auditorium on Sunday, June 3.
    • The Alumni Tea was held in the Faculty Room at 5:30 PM on Sunday, June 3.
    • Vespers were held at 6:30 PM on Sunday, June 3.
    • The Alumni Breakfast was held in the Women's Gym at 8:00 AM on Monday, June 4.
    • Faculty Reception was held on Monday, June 4 at 8:00 PM.
    • The commencement procession started at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, June 5.
    • The commencement address was given at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 5.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • This year's commencement play was "The Farmer's Wife".
    • President Jessup commented on President Seerley's impact at the college.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, August 23, 1928
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  President Homer H. Seerley (Commencement Address) "Who is Who in Public Service?"
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, August 23 at 7:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education and Primary Education were the most popular degrees.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Tuesday, December 4, 1928
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  President of University of Minnesota, Lotus D. Coffman (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 4
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 46 students graduated.
    • This was the first class to graduate under President Latham.

 


1929

Winter Commencement:

  • Date:  Tuesday, March 12, 1929
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. E. H. Lindey, Chancellor of the University of Kansas (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 12.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 63 students graduated, 16 of which received their B.A. and 5 their B.S.

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Monday, June 4, 1929
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. E. B. Bryan, President of the Ohio University (Commencement Address and Baccalaureate Address)
  • Events:
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, June 3 at 10:30 AM.
    • Commencement was held on Monday, June 4 at 9:00 AM.
    • A dinner honoring the graduates was held on Saturday, June 2 at 5:30 AM.
    • A reception for the graduates was held on Sunday, June 3 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • This year marked the 53rd Annual Commencement.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date: Friday, August 23, 1929
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Charles McKenny, President of Michigan State Normal College (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Friday, August 23 at 9:30 AM in the Auditorium
    • Dinner for the graduates was held on Thursday, August 22 at 5:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Wednesday, November, 27, 1929
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Frederic Butterfield Knight, Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Iowa (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Wednesday, November 27 at 10:00 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • More than 70 student received their diplomas.

 


1930

Winter Commencement:

  • Date:  Friday, March 7, 1930
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Rollo L. Lyman, Professor of Education at the University of Chicago (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Dinner for the graduates was held on Thursday, March 6 at 5:30 PM.
    • Commencement was held on Friday, March 7 at 10:00 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 73 students received their degrees in the winter commencement.

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Monday, June 2, 1930
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Thomas E. Green, American Red Cross, Washington, D. C. (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 2.
    • President's reception was held on Sunday, June 1 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.
    • A dinner was held on Saturday, May 31 at 5:00 PM.
    • A concert was performed on Wednesday, May 28, at 6:30 PM on the library steps. 
    • The commencement play, "The Cradle Song", was performed at 8:15 PM at the College Auditorium.
    • A commencement party was held on Friday, May 30 at 8:30 PM in the Women's Gymnasium.
    • Class Day exercises began on Saturday, May 31 at 9:30 AM.
    • A baseball game was held at 2:00 PM, May 31.
    • Commencement dinner began on May 31 at 5:00 PM. at the Women's Gymnasium
    • The commencement play was performed again at 8:30 PM in the College Auditorium.
    • Baccalaureate services began on Sunday, June 1, at 10:30 AM., with an address by Thomas E. Green of the American Red Cross, Washington D.C.
    • Dinner for the Class of 1905 was held at 12:30 PM in the Bartlett Hall Dining Room. 
    • The president's reception for the graduates, alumni, and faculty began at 3:00 PM in the president's Home. 
    • The alumni tea took place at 5:30 PM in the Faculty Room. 
    • Senior Vespers were held at 7:00 PM on the Library Steps.
    • Commencement exercises began on Monday, June 2, at 9:30 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • "The Cradle Song" was chosen as the commencement play.
    • Over five hundred students graduated with teaching degrees.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date: Thursday, August 21, 1930
  • Site:  Outdoors, South Campus
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Professor G. W. Walters, Head of the Department of Education (Commencement Address) "The Teacher in a Changing World"
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, August 21 at 7:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 386 students earned their degrees.
    • The Varsity Band prepared all new songs and featured a guest soloist.
    • Commencement was held outdoors, reviving the old tradition.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Tuesday, November, 25, 1930
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Walter P. Morgan, President of Western Illinois State Teachers College (Commencement Address)  President O. R. Latham (Toast at Commencement Dinner)
  • Events:
    •  Commencement was held on Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 PM.
    •  Dinner was held on Monday, November 24 at 6:00 PM in Bartlett Hall.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    •  61 students graduated during Fall Commencement.

 


1931

Winter Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, March 5, 1931
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Thomas C. McCracken, Dean of Ohio University's College of Education (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Dinner was held in Bartlett Hall on Wednesday, March 4 in the evening.
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 94 students graduated.

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Monday, June 1, 1931
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  President O. R. Latham (Commencement Address) "Heirs and Pathfinders", Dr. Hary Morehouse Gage, President of Coe College, (Baccalaureate Address)
  • Events:
    • The band concert was held Wednesday, May 27 in the evening.
    • The commencement play was presented on May 28 and 29.
    • Baseball games against the University of Minnesota and Western State Teachers College of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
    • Dinner was held on Saturday, May 30 at 5:00 PM.
    • The commencement party was held on Saturday, May 30 at 8:30 PM in the Men's Gymnasium.
    • Baccalaureate services were held at 10:30 AM on Sunday, May 31.
    • An alumni dinner was held in honor of the Class of 1906 on Sunday, May 31 at noon.
    • Reception for graduates was held on Sunday, May 31 at the President's house at 3:00 PM.
    • Commencement was held on Monday, June 1 at 9:30 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • "The Enchanted April" was chosen as the commencement play.
    • 487 students received degrees and diplomas in the fifty-fifth annual commencement exercises.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, August 20, 1931
  • Site:  Outdoors, South Campus
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. George Willard Frasier, President of Colorado State Teachers College (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 PM.
    • Dinner for the graduates was held on Wednesday, August 19 at 6:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 312 students received degrees and diplomas.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Tuesday, November 24, 1931
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title: Mr. Frank Cody, Superintendent of Detroit Schools (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 PM.
    • Dinner was held in Bartlett Hall at 6:00 PM on Monday, November 23.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • This was the first public appearance of the Cecilian Chorus.
    • 52 students received degrees and diplomas.

 


1932

Winter Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, March 3, 1932
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title: Mr. A. L. Threlkeld, Superintendent of Denver Schools (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 PM.
    • Dinner was held in Bartlett Hall on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 74 students received degrees and diplomas.

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Monday, May 30, 1932
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. A. H. Upham, President of Miami University (Commencement Address) "Gentleman and Scholar"
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Monday, May 30 at 9:30 AM.
    • The Concert Band performed on Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30 PM.
    • The commencement play was performed on Thursday, May 26 in the evening
    • Dinner was held on Saturday, May 28 at 5:00 PM.
    • The commencement party was held on Saturday, May 28 at 8:30 PM in the Men's Gymnasium.
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, May 29 at 10:30 AM.
    • An alumni dinner for the Class of 1907 was held on Sunday, May 29 at 12:30 PM.
    • The alumni tea reception began on Sunday afternoon at 5:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • "The Rivals" was chosen as the commencement play.
    • Commencement featured a performance by the Faculty Quartet.
    • I. S. T. C. took on the University of Minnesota and Luther College in baseball.
    • 464 students received degrees and diplomas.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, August 18, 1932
  • Site:  Outdoors, South Campus
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. George F. Zook, President of the University of Akron (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 PM.
    • A reception for the graduates was held at President Latham's house on Sunday, August 14.
    • Church services were held in the Auditorium on Sunday, August 14 at 10:30 AM.
    • Dinner was held on Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 292 students were presented with degrees and diplomas.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Tuesday, November 22, 1932
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. F. W. Lambertson, Associate Professor of Public Speaking (Commencement Address) "What Price Progress?"
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00 PM.
    • Commencement dinner was held in Bartlett at 6:00 PM on Monday, November 21.
    • A graduate reception was held at President Latham's house on Sunday, November 20.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    •  30 students were presented with degrees and diplomas.

 


1933

Winter Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, March 3, 1933
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  President O. R. Latham (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement dinner was held in Bartlett Hall on Wednesday, March 1 in the evening.
    • Reception for graduates was held at President Latham's home on Sunday, February 26.
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 48 students were presented with degrees and diplomas.

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Monday, May 29,1933
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Charles H. Judd, Dean of School of Education at the University of Chicago (Commencement Address)  Dr. Howland Hanson (Baccalaureate Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Monday, May 29 at 9:30 AM.
    • Reception for the graduates was held at President Latham's home on Sunday, May 21.
    • The tutor baseball team took on a team from Luther College on Wednesday, May 24.
    • The College Band performed on the library steps on Wednesday, May 24 in the afternoon.
    • The commencement play was performed on both Thursday and Friday evenings.
    • Commencement dinner was held in the Women's Gymnasium on Saturday, May 27.
    • A party for the graduates was held on Saturday, May 27 in the Men's Gymnasium following the commencement dinner.
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, May 28, in the College Auditorium.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • "The Women Have Their Way" was chosen as the commencement play.
    • 372 students received degrees and diplomas.
    • Speaker Charles Judd urged graduates to preserve democratic education.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, August 24, 1933
  • Site:  Outdoors, South Campus
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Honorable Fred C. Gilchrist, Member of Congress (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, August 24 at 7:00 PM.
    • Reception for graduates at President Latham's home was hosted on Sunday, August 20.
    • Commencement dinner was held in the Women's Gymnasium on Wednesday, August 23 at 6:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts and Honors:
    • A new public address system was purchased for outdoor events.
    • Fred C. Glichrist, the son of the first president of the Teachers College, served as commencement speaker.
    • 188 students received degrees and diplomas.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Tuesday, November 28, 1993
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. George A. Works, Dean of Students at Chicago University (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30 PM.
    • A reception for the graduates was hosted at President Latham's home on Sunday, November 26.
    • A reception was held in the Commons at 5:45 PM on Monday, November 27 before the commencement dinner at 6:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 25 students received degrees and diplomas.

 


1934

Winter Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, March 8, 1934
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Homer W. Anderson, Superintended of School in Omaha Nebraska (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 PM.
    • Commencement dinner was held on Wednesday evening, March 7 in the Commons.
    • A reception for graduates was hosted at President Latham's home on Sunday, March 4.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 44 students received degrees and diplomas.

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Monday, June 4, 1934
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  President O. R. Latham (Commencement Address) "Education for the New Day"
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Monday, June 4 at 9:30 AM.
    • A reception for the graduates at President Latham's home was held on Sunday, May 27.
    • A baseball game against Luther College took place on Monday, May 28.
    • The College Band held a concert on Monday, May 28 on the Auditorium steps at 6:45 PM.
    • A performance of "The Perfect Alibi" was presented on Thursday and Friday evenings at 8:15 PM.
    • Commencement dinner party was held on Saturday, June 2 at 6:15 PM in the Commons.
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, June 3 at 12:30 PM in the Commons, with a luncheon to follow.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    •  "The Perfect Alibi" was chosen as the commencement play.
    •  A luncheon following the baccalaureate services replaced the usual Alumni Tea.
    • 288 students received degrees and diplomas.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, August 23, 1934
  • Site:  Outdoors, South Campus
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Professor S. A. Lynch, Head of the English Department (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Reception for graduates at President Latham's home was held on Sunday evening, August 19.
    • Commencement dinner party was held on Wednesday, August 19 in the Commons at 6:30 PM.
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, August 23 at 7:00 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • The College Band featured a clarinet duo.
    • 212 students received degrees and diplomas.

Fall Commencement:

  • Date:  Tuesday, November 27, 1934
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Roy L. Abbott, Biology Professor (Commencement Address) "A Plea for Democracy"
  • Events:
    • Commencement was held on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 PM.
    • Commencement dinner was held on Monday evening, November 26 in the Commons.
    • A reception for graduates at President Latham's home was hosted on Sunday evening, November 25.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 15 students received degrees and diplomas.

1935

Winter Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, March 7, 1935
  • Site:  Auditorium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. R. W. Harberson, Economics (Commencement Address) "The Education of a Citizen"
  • Events:
    • A reception for graduates was hosted at President Latham's home on Sunday, March 3 from 3 to 5 PM.
    • Commencement dinner was held on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 PM in the Commons.
    • Commencement exercises were held on Thursday, March 7 at 8:15 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 44 students received degrees and diplomas.

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Monday, June 3, 1935
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. John Scholte Nollen, President of Grinnell College (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • Women graduates were served tea on April 11 at 3:30 PM in the Commons
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, June 2 at 10:30 AM in the Auditorium, with an alumni luncheon to follow.
    • "Distaff Side" were presented on Wednesday, May 29 and Friday, May 31.
    • A reception for graduates was hosted at President Latham's home on Sunday, May 26 at 7:00 PM.
    • Commencement dinner was held on Saturday, June 1 at 6:15 PM in the Commons.
    • The Cap and Gown Breakfast was held on Monday, June 3 at 7:30 AM in the Commons.
    • Commencement was held on Monday, June 3 at 9:30 AM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • It was mentioned in the College Eye that several students wanted Huey Long to speak at commencement.
    • "Distaff Side" was chosen as the commencement play.
    • The Class of 1910 was honored at the alumni reunion luncheon.
    • Edgar A. Ralston presided at the alumni luncheon.
    • 262 students received degrees and diplomas.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, August 22 ,1935
  • Site:  Outdoors, South Campus
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. Frank Leslie Clapp, University of Wisconsin (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • A reception for the graduates was hosted at President Latham's home on Sunday evening, August 18.
    • A commencement dinner party was held on Wednesday, August 21 at 6 PM in the Commons.
    • A musical prelude by College Band was held before commencement at 7:00 PM on south campus.
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, August 22 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 200 students received degrees and diplomas.

Fall Commencement:

Graduation exercises were omitted for the fall term this year.There was talk of omitting winter term graduation as well, and holding only two commencements in the future. 

 


1936

Winter Commencement:

Graduation exercises were omitted for the winter term. There were no fall or winter term graduation ceremonies, though students were able to receive their diplomas and degrees from President Latham's office and were invited to take part in commencement exercises in the spring. 

Spring Commencement:

  • Date:  Monday, June 1, 1936
  • Site:  Men's Gymnasium
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dean C. H. Oldfather, University of Nebraska (Commencement Address)  Dr. Earl A. Roadman, President of Morningside College (Baccalaureate Address)
  • Events:
    • A reception for the graduates was held at President Latham's home on Sunday, May 24 at 7:00 PM.
    • A concert by the College Band was held on Wednesday, May 27 at 4:15 PM.
    • Dedicatory dinner for the George T. Baker Hall was held on May 27 at 6 PM.
    • "Accent on Youth" was presented on Thursday and Friday evening.
    • A commencement dinner party was held on Saturday, May 30 at 6:15 PM in the Commons.
    • Baccalaureate services were held on Sunday, May 31 at 10:30 AM.
    • Alumni dinner on Sunday, May 31 at noon in the Commons.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • 12 degrees and diplomas were awarded in November, 1935.
    • 34 degrees and diplomas were awarded in March, 1936.
    • 330 degrees and diplomas awarded June, 1936.
    • "Accent on Youth" was chosen as the commencement play.

Summer Commencement:

  • Date:  Thursday, August 20, 1936
  • Site:  Outdoors, South Campus
  • Speaker and Speech Title:  Dr. William Scott Gray, University of Chicago (Commencement Address)
  • Events:
    • The president's reception for graduates was held in the Commons on Sunday, August 16 at 7 PM.
    • Commencement dinner was held on Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 PM in the Commons.
    • Commencement was held on Thursday, August 20 at 7:30 PM.
  • Highlights, Headlines, Firsts, and Honors:
    • The College Eye featured an article on appropriate attire for women graduation candidates.
    • The president's reception for graduates was held in the Commons due to repairs being made to the president's home.
    • 215 students received degrees and diplomas.

Fall Commencement:

There were no exercises held for fall graduation.  Both fall and winter commencement were omitted until further notice due to the small amounts of students graduating.  Students were welcome to attend spring commencement. 

 

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