Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
|The Parade of Horribles was an annual parade of juniors held on Junior Day from the era of World War I through the early 1920s.|
Each year classes were suspended for Junior Day, a celebration of the junior class. Horribles was a highlight of the day, when members of the class dressed in outrageous costumes and paraded around the campus. During the Parade ofHorribles, students would compete in numerous contests, including best costume. Some of the more outrageous juniors dressed as women, barbarians, and cave men, among others.
During the twenties, the tradition of the Horribles died out, and later, during World War II, Junior Day was cut as well. Junior Day was reinstated during the fifties, but no longer included a Parade of Horribles.
Source: LOH, A/O#008, JB1917