from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In American colleges, a day during the commencement season devoted chiefly to exercises conducted by members of the graduating class, including orations, poems, etc.


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  • The next day was not a class-day, but Ginevra came to the studio, and the prisoner was free to sit beside her easel.

    The Vendetta

  • Although I heard these stories and more, the only one that hit home was the tale of his outrageous class-day address—a story I first heard while listening to my sister and her friends discuss the graduation oration which Jeanne had been chosen to deliver.

    Wait Till Next Year

  • "And Emily will be class-day orator of course," added Betty.

    Betty Wales Senior

  • In one at least of these first class-day programmes the oration and poem only were public, while the history and prophecy were submitted to the class at a convivial session at the popular Hangsterfer's.

    The University of Michigan

  • The first class-day was held by '62 in the spring of their junior year, but it was celebrated informally and not taken very seriously until 1865 when the first real exercises took place in May at the beginning of the "Senior Vacation."

    The University of Michigan

  • We have known of schools where class-day was made an occasion for ridiculing the

    The American Missionary — Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900

  • Straight; class-day there is one of the occasions when the delightful relations that have existed between teachers and students, and among the student body, are revealed.

    The American Missionary — Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900

  • R. Dinkins addressed the literary societies of the university, and on Monday evening one of the most interesting programs of the whole commencement season was presented -- namely, the class-day program.

    The American Missionary — Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900

  • "To-day is the day of days," exclaimed Grace to her mother on Tuesday, as she smoothed out a tiny wrinkle in her class-day gown, which she lovingly inspected for the fifth time before putting it on.

    Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School

  • The senior soldier according to age in each group will make an alphabetical list of the group to which he belongs and will report each class-day to the instructor the names of those men in his group absent from the class that day.

    Board of Visitors minutes


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