Here and There at Tufts

Doane, Lewis


Tufts Banquets


One of the results of "Tufts Night " was the establishment of the yearly football and baseball banquets held in the Gymnasium. Tufts Night roused the feeling that perhaps it might be well after some athletic victory, for the students and Faculty to gather together in honor of the event. Tower Cross took the matter in hand and on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1899, a banquet was tendered the football team. It marked an epoch in the athletic history of Tufts.

This was the beginning, but the next two years failed of producing any results. However in the year 1902-1903 another banquet was held in the Gymnasium in March, 1903. It was a very great success, bringing forth as it did a genuine Tufts spirit. Since then these banquets have been yearly affairs. In 1904 the need of a second yearly celebration was felt, and the result was the holding of a second banquet that college year on May 13, 1904.

Now it has become customary to have a Tower Cross banquet at the close of the football season in honor of the football team, and a second in the spring, tendered to the baseball team. At these meetings men from preparatory schools who have been invited by their friends, have been given an insight into what Tufts means, as they mingle with the enthusiastic men or hear loyal speeches from Faculty or Alumni. They learn to know what Tufts could mean to them if they were to become her sons.

  • Here and There at Tufts, was published by the class of 1909 as an early form of a yearbook. The text includes photographs and histories of academic buildings, dormitories, former deans and presidents, classrooms, fraternities, athletic teams, and student organizations.
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