June 9, 1903
The president of the Class of 1903, Elizabeth Burd Thompson ’03, welcomed fellow students and guests to Class Day exercises. The seniors were escorted by a group of sophomores carrying the chain of daisies made by their class. Crystal Eastman ’03 and Harriet Anderson ’03 gave the class history, again complemented by the seniors, who explained some of the two historians’ remarks by singing original lyrics to snatches of popular songs.
At the class tree, Matthew Vassar’s spade was passed by Mary Starr ’03, who gave the senior charge, to Jeannette Taylor ’04, who offered the junior reply. In the evening, a concert by the Glee Club was followed by the president’s reception.
At their annual luncheon, in the Strong dining room, the alumnae heard remarks from, among others, Yale president Arthur Hadley and Professor Gertrude Buck from the English department.