At Dickinson College, the Junior and Senior classes request the end of term be brought forward
In Carlisle, Pennsylvania, faculty members of Dickinson College debated messages from both upper classes that "in view of the disturbed state of the country, the examinations might be held at once and the term ended." The faculty made no decision, however, and the term ended on schedule. (By John Osborne)
Minutes of the Faculty of Dickinson College for April 20, 1861, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.