Students Celebrate Halloween with Mischief
Mon., Oct. 30, 1854
Dickinson students caused some mischief the night before "Hallo eve" by taking furniture from the college and placing it around campus. Horatio C. King, Class of 1858, related the incident the next day in his journal: "A number of the students collected intent upon doing some mischief. In the basement of E.C. [East College] is a room in which is kept furniture &c for sale to the students. They took this furniture and strewed it over the Campus and hung some up in the trees. The Campus this morning presented a busy appearance, furniture being decidedly on the rise, some being hung in the tops of trees. At evening prayers, Prof. Johnson prayed especially that the students might keep from doing mischief and not be sent home in disgrace."
Journal of Horatio Collins King, Class of 1858