Another step to eradicate the traces of war and to return the University to its old-time customs has been taken. The Senior Dormitories are once more being opened to Seniors only and each succeeding class will again make its last home together in the ancient rooms of the Yard. The Class of 1920 has the privilege of being the first in two years to spend its last year as a body. Its union in the Freshman dormitories is fittingly closed by a reunion in Senior dormitories.
To the man who passes his last year at College on the Yard, all the associations of Harvard will naturally revert in his mind to that historic place. When he remembers his college days, he will remember the Yard, the faces and scenes of the Yard, and not the newer buildings of Mt. Auburn street. His college will be the college of the Yard, and its memories will be closely interwoven with the memories of his class. And this is only right, for the Yard, after all, is the real Harvard, and embodies and crystalizes the activities of the University.
There is another feature which the members of 1920 must remember. It is a tradition of long standing that the Senior Class should live in the Yard, and one which should not be carelessly dropped, especially as it is a phase of undergraduate life which bears with it so many advantages. The precedent will hardly be interrupted by the war if 1920 moves as a body to the Yard.