- a day during the commencement season on which the members of the graduating class in U.S. colleges and schools celebrate the completion of their course with special ceremonies.
Origin of class day
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for class day
To her the Class-day exercises of the school had opened a great well of sentiment.
I wanted to cry yesterday when Sheila Quinn spoke at the Class-day exercises.
“And Emily will be class-day orator of course,” added Betty.Betty Wales Senior
The only opportunity a Senior has to trail a long gown after her is on Class-day.Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall
Jean K. Baird
Did you ever think why you never had a class-day at Bryn Mawr?A Book of Bryn Mawr Stories
Marian T. MacIntosh