Congratulations to the graduating class of 2015!  Enjoy this flashback to the 1944 Commencement featuring the Peace Pipe.  Smoking the Peace Pipe on Class Day of commencement activities is a tradition that began at Waterville College in 1862. From that time until 1931, members of each graduating class would take puffs from the pipe and then have their class year carved onto the bowl "for posterity."

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2015! Enjoy this flashback to the 1944 Commencement featuring the Peace Pipe. Smoking the Peace Pipe on Class Day of commencement activities is a tradition that began at Waterville College in 1862. From that time until 1931, members of each graduating class would take puffs from the pipe and then have their class year carved onto the bowl “for posterity.”