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At one time, UMD held Cap and Gown Day in May, prior to commencement. Seniors dressed in caps and gowns and processed into Kirby Ballroom for speeches, award presentations, and a reception.
“I was the first one in my family to graduate from college, so it was an important moment for us. I was already married to Ed Alspach. He had his graduation ceremony in Old Main in 1956. Ed was home from serving in the Air Force during my senior year, but I still had to move into and help run the UMD-owned mansion on Fifth Street with the other home economics students. ”– Ellie (Elourine) Alspach ’62, Duluth, Minn., Home Economics