The 24th Commencement began in the Chapel at 10:30 am.  Among the senior addresses were an analysis of “Lady Macbeth,” by Mary Dunham ’90, one of “Psychology and Evolutions of Mind,” by Cora Scofield ’90 and an essay on “Some Mistaken Ideas of Mathematics,” given by Hannah F. Mace ’90. The custom of a valedictory oration, abandoned a few years earlier, was revived with an address by the class valedictorian, Emily E. Morris ’90.

During the exercises, Rhinebeck neighbors, Vice President of the United States Levi P. Morton, Mrs. Morton and their three daughters, entered and were given appropriate seats.  The Mortons joined the 47 new bachelors of arts at a reception in the Main Building.