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Diploma Circle

DIPLOMA CIRCLE

Diploma Circle 1984

Diploma Circle 1984

There is evidence in the College Archives to trace the diploma circle back to 1911. Photographic evidence in issues of the Smith Alumnae Quarterly and in the Class Records of the Archives show students engaged in the diploma circle at Commencement. The ritual had a number of different names between 1911 and today, including the “Great Ring”, the “Magic Circle,” and finally “Diploma Circle.”

Sources

80. Class Records, 1911-present 90. Smith Alumnae Quarterly, various issues

[February 2003]

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