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The 115th Commencement Week was the third Post Bellum Commencement
at the University of Vermont. The first cam-e at the close of the Vidar of 1812, the
seconid after the Civil War, and the Commencement of the class of IQIQ 'took the
form of a vast lVLemo1'i'ail Service to the men who served the na-tion so well in the re-
cen.t World war. Many of the Alumni were back for the occasion, and many classes
held long deferred reunions. Conspicuous among these classes were '89 and ,I4.
The class of IQIQ conducted a memorable rand commendable week. In passing
it should be noted that 'this class held lthe highest scholarship records for many ye-ars
past. There were one hundred and one graduates who received their degrees.
Under .a iclou-dless Junle sky the entire Senior class set out for North Beach on
Saturday afternoon, June 21. There they held the only real class get-together of the
enltire college course, the Senior Picnic. H
On the foll-owinng ailmernoon the VVeek was orliicially inaugurated with the Bac-
calaureate Sermon, which was preached by Professor Samuel Franklin Fm-erson,
Canopied by a service Hag containing nine hundred and nine stars including twenity
of gold, the altar of the First Congregational Church, Sunday evening, was the shrine
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CLASS OF 1914 ,
at which sons of the University of Vermont paid 'tribute to the students and alumni
whlo had lost tfheir lives in the great' nonfliict. This was probably the most impressive
event of Commencement. t
On Monfday morning th-e Class Walk was held, the 'class visiting various mem-
berls of :the F-aculty. At 2 P. hd. the Class Day exercises, including the Presidcntls
Aididlress, the 'Class History, Essay and Poem, the Boulder, Campus, and Ivy Orations,
and the Address to the Undergraduates, were held. In th-e evening the Senior Prom
vvfas held in the Billings Library.
Tuesday vvias celebrated as Alumni Day, and ma-ny were the little groups of men
and Women' gathered on ithe Campus to- discuss the golden hours of their college days.
At 9:00 A. lVI. the Phi Beta Kappa Society met and elected the new members from
the graduating cllass. At noon the Alumni Breakfast was served in the Gymnasium.
After the breakfast, a portrait of Dean Perkins, then Acting-President of the Uni-
versity, was presenited to the University by the Alumni. In the evening the S-enxior
Boatride vvas held. About two hundred merryrnakers left for Bluff Point, New York,
on the Tiiconderoga. Alt the Hotel Champlain danlcing and refreshments were en joyed.
Wednesdiay morning, the class of IQIQ was graduated. In the afternoon Vier-
mont vvon the Commencemenit Vermont-Cornell baseball game, and in th-e evening
the University Dramatic Club presented the College Play "Quality Street" alt the
Strong Th-eaitre. After the play several of the frateirnities held reunions, thus enfding
the best '31UfC1'1dCd and most enthusiastic Commencement that Vermont has ever held.
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