class day


noun (sometimes initial capital letter)

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for class day

Historical Examples of class day

  • To her the Class-day exercises of the school had opened a great well of sentiment.


    Jane Abbott

  • I wanted to cry yesterday when Sheila Quinn spoke at the Class-day exercises.


    Jane Abbott

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

    Betty Wales Senior

    Margaret Warde

  • The only opportunity a Senior has to trail a long gown after her is on Class-day.

  • Did you ever think why you never had a class-day at Bryn Mawr?

    A Book of Bryn Mawr Stories

    Marian T. MacIntosh