UAC Commencement Programs: 1918
Commencement Ceremony Program Recreation
June 1, 1918
This is a recreation of the commencement ceremony program for the class of 1918. It was the only program we had for this year. It still includes the program and list of graduates.
The U.A.C. campus is temporarily transformed into a military institution with enlisted students housed in numerous new barracks around the quad.
During World War I, colleges and universities nationwide temporarily transformed into training grounds for the Student Army Training Corps. The corps was composed of students who received military training and then returned to their education following their military service. Due to the small size of the campus, President Peterson convinced the state in 1918 to provide the funds for permanent brick buildings which could then be used for both living quarters for the SATC during the war and classrooms after the war. This caused the campus to nearly double in size.
The Buzzer 1918 (pg. 17-25)
(From left to right)
Picture 1: Female students practicing their sewing skills in a domestic arts class.
Picture 2: Male students performing experiments in an instructional laboratory.