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Yesteryear Archives: First Caps and Gowns - 1907

Connecticut Agricultural College's Class of 1907

 

Connecticut Agricultural College's Class of 1907 was the first graduating class to wear caps and gowns. The graduates, standing on the steps to Grove Cottage, the women's dormitory from 1896 to 1919, include Lena Hurlburt, fifth from right, who was the captain of the women's basketball team and first woman on the staff of The Lookout, the student newspaper.