Colgate University Moving Up Day records, A1294
- Creation: 1929 - 1962
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
According to former University Archivist Howard Williams, Moving Up Day took place in Colgate's Chapel each spring from around 1900 to 1955. During the ceremony, "each class marched to the seats of the preceding class, with the seniors occupying those vacated by the freshmen." As the classes moved, they sung a song beginning 'where, oh where, are the pea-green freshmen...' Awards and prizes were also given out. In 1955, the ceremony became known as the Colgate University Assembly.
Howard Williams,A History of Colgate, 1819-1869 (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1969), 255, http://cu-cel.org/cuhist/.
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Language of Materials
- Guide to the Colgate University Moving Up Day records
- Allyson Smally
- November 25, 2014
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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