Field Day, sometimes referred to as Track Day, was a popular tradition at the end of the academic year. This all-campus event was an opportunity for members of the classes to participate in various fun field competitions. Gathering on the lawn behind the Main College Building, the women of Simmons would hold tug-of-war tournaments, play badminton and tennis, and run relay races.
Races of all kinds seemed to be a favorite as a variety of different types were conducted on Field Day. The traditional relay and hundred yard dashes were run as well as sack races, three-legged races, and suitcase races. Points were awarded to each class for winning an event. To keep track of how many points were achieved over the course of the day the class mascots were given rosettes as a way to keep score.
Adding to the carnival-like atmosphere of the day was the addition of sideshows and an excessive amount of food. Ice cream and hot dogs were among traditional favorites consumed on Field Day.
The concluding event for the day was the annual Student/Faculty baseball game. This final entertainment was held at sundown and involved students facing off against faculty who were required to dress themselves in outlandish clothing in order to join the fun.
Admission to Field Day was $.50 and the money collected was either used to supplement school organizations or donated to local charities.