Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts HistorySauer, Anne
Tuftonia's Day, 1985
Tuftonia's Day is Tufts' own holiday, celebrated on the Monday closest to April 21.Established in 1985 to commemorate the date of the signing of Tufts' charter in 1852, Tuftonia's Day has historically been celebrated with songs and a tree-planting, and several affiliated events around Tufts and the world, as alumni gather to remember Tufts. It shares its name with Tufts' popular football fight song, written in 1912 by Elliot W. Hayes, A1916.
Tuftonia's Day coincides with the ceremony honoring that year's recipients of the Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award, and Jumbofest, a carnival-like celebration for undergraduates.
Source: TA Spring 1994, Spring 1997.
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