Spring Day

In the early 1900s, seniors celebrated the day on which they first wore their caps and gowns with a snake dance, followed by a humorous speech by a class member and a presentation of the class “mascot” – a plaster sculpture that represented that year’s politics or happenings in student life. Over the years, topics irreverently addressed included: compulsory chapel attendance, the undefeated “Brown Iron Men” football team and town-gown relations, specifically community parking and dog walking on and near campus.