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The OrganizatLon. and 
Off'Lcial Regulations of the 
Associated Women Students 
1956 - 57 

Published for Women Students 

of the 

University of Maryland 

Edited by Kitty Duckett 

AWS Executive Council 

President Joan Adams 

Vice President Alice Love 

Secretary Janet Curtis 

Treasurer Mary Lou Smith 

Judicial Board Chairman Ann Green 

Academic Board Chairman Johanna Martin 

Cultural Chairman Kay Simmons 

Social Chairman Anne Cannon 

Big Sister Chairman Nancy Stevens 

Sr. Class Rep. Peggy Gross 

Jr. Class Rep Marty Mueller 

Soph. Class Rep Katherine Moore 

Dormitory Presidents 

Anne Arundel Hall Vicky Plaster 

Carroll Hall Martha Mays 

Caroline Hall Eleanor Calvert 

Queen Anne's Hall Ellen Kirby 

Somerset Hall Margo Lucey 

St. Mary's Hall Margie Gates 

Wicomico Hall Genevieve Mumford 

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Welcome to the University of Maryland. We're so 
happy to have you as a new Maryland coed. We 
feel the U. of M. is a wonderful school and there 
is no doubt that your future here will hold many 
exciting and profitable experiences. 

When you became a student at the University, you 
automatically became a member of AWS — Associ- 
ated Women Students. AWS is your organization, 
but only if you are an active member of it. Will 
you contribute to the maintenance of the important 
position AWS has on our campus? Your participation 
in the AWS program will help us reach our aim to 
help you grow academically, socially, and culturally. 

Best wishes for a successful year! 

Joan Adams 

AWS President 

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The Associated Women Students is your student 
government. Every women on the Maryland campus 
is a member of AWS. As the governing body for 
women students, AWS sets up and enforces stand- 
ards of conduct and residence rules, sponsors cul- 
tural and social activities, and coordinates the 
women's activities on campus. 

A great deal of the AWS work is carried out 
through committees, and this is where you can take 
an active part in your government. There are op- 
portunities for women students to ply their various 
talents on AWS committees such as Cultural, Social, 
Dormitory Big Sister, Publicity and Publications, 
and Constitution committees. 

Any women student may become an active mem- 
ber of AWS by visiting the AWS office. Room 113. 
in the Student Union Building on any week-day 
afternoon for further information or application 
blanks for AWS positions, or by contacting Joan 
Adams, AWS president, at Somerset Hall. 

The Executive Council 

The Executive Council is the administrative body 
of AWS. It discusses and acts upon all problems 
affecting the welfare of women students. All of the 
official legislation of AWS is transacted in the Ex- 
ecutive Council. The three subdivisions of the coun- 
cil are the Residence Council, the campus Judicial 
Board and the Academic Board. 


Membership on the Executive Council consists 
of the . . . 

AWS Officers 

Chairman of the Judicial Board 

Chairman of the Academic Board 

Dormitory Presidents 

Representatives of each class 

Representatives of the Daydodgers Student As- 
sociation, the International Club, and the In- 
dependent Students' Association. 

The Judicial Board 

The Campus Judicial Board has jurisdiction over 
all violations of women's regulations. The Board 
the power to review and set aside decisions of the 
residence judicial boards and to act as an appeals 
board for students not satisfied with a dormitory 
or sorority board decision. However, extreme viola- 
tions of University rules and those which need im- 
mediate consideration are referred to the Dean of 

The chairman of the Board is elected at a joint 
meeting of the incoming and outgoing members. 
The Board membership is composed of seven dormi- 
tory judicial board chairmen and two rotating sor- 
ority judicial chairmen. 

The Academic Board 

The Academic Board's purposes are to encourage 
good scholarship and to improve faculty-student re- 
lations. The Board is composed of the dormitory 
academic chairmen and the Panhellenic scholarship 

The purposes of the board are carried out 
through sponsorship of the Dormitory Scholarship 

AWS Organization 

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Cup, which is given to the dormitory group with 
the highest scholastic average, by aiding freshmen 
to adapt to college studies, by presentation of Stu- 
dent-Faculty Coffee Hours, through handling of 
tutoring arrangements in women's residences, and 
by publicizing job placement forums. 

The Residence Council 

The Residence Council discusses and acts upon 
all proposed changes in house rules affecting sorority 
residences. It is the liason between the AWS Ex- 
ecutive Council and sorority residences. Changes in 
house rules may suggested by individuals or groups 
of students, house directors, or the Dean of Women's 

The Executive Council and the House Presidents 
of all sorority residences are members of the Resi- 
dence Council. 

Sorority House Presidents: 

Alpha Chi Omega Beverly Young 

Alpha Delta Pi Judy Habich 

Alpha Epsilon Phi Ruth Hochman 

Alpha Gamma Delta Carolyn Jones 

Alpha Omicron Pi Kate Berry 

Alpha Xi Delta Carol Hall 

Delta Delta Delta Mary Ann Goodyear 

Delta Gamma Barbara Pike 

Gamma Phi Beta Marilyn Anderson 

Kappa Alpha Theta Judy Wilson 

Kappa Delta Nancy Randall 

Kappa Kappa Gamma Barbara Lee Denton 

Phi Sigma Sigma Patricia Kahn 

Pi Beta Phi Virginia Christensen 

Sigma Delta Tau Zena Sapperstein 

Sigma Kappa Sue Grimshaw 

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Dormitory Government 

Each dorm has a council, consisting of a pres- 
ident, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and com- 
mittee chairmen plus four class representatives. The 
house director is the council advisor. 

These councils are the administrative bodies for 
on-campus residences for women. Each council 
supervises the conduct and scholarship within its 
dormitory and promotes extra-curricular activities 
among its students. 

The officers and class representatives are elected 
by a majority vote of the residents. The freshman 
representative is elected in the fall. The chairmen 
and members of the committees are appointed by a 
committee composed of the new officers, the incom- 
ing and retiring presidents and the house director 
from applications entered by interested students. 

Dormitory Council 

The dorm council consists of all the women's 
dormitory presidents who meet monthly to discuss 
problems of dormitory government. Ideas are ex- 
changed concerning the programs carried out in the 
dorm by the dormitory executive council. Any dorm 
resident may offer suggestions to the dorm council, 
which may in turn make suggestions to the AWS 
Executive Council. The AWS dorm council works 
with the Men's League dorm council in promoting 
a social program between the dorms. 

Sorority Residence Councils 

Each sorority has a residence council composed 
of the president, house president, and house director. 

The Advisory Board 

The AWS Advisory Board is composed of mem- 
bers of the Dean of Women's staff. 




"I suppose there is in every art, as there is 
in every society, not exactly a set of fixed 
rules but a traditional norm, a way of liv- 
ing and behaving, which the Greeks might 
call Themis — the thing that is expected, 
that is always done, and which implies of 
course a number of things that are not 
Themis, that are simply 'not done,' at least 
by people who behave themselves." 


We at the University of Maryland hope 
that our students will acquire this "tra- 
ditional norm" which for us is a kindly, 
gracious way of living. No set of rules can 
cover a philosophy of life, although these 
rules are designed to point the way 
to considerate, sane, and pleasant 
relationships with other people. 
However, anyone who cares about 
being a fine person, and who be- 
lieves that poise, generosity, gen- 
tleness, integrity, and honesty are 
among the most important things 
in life, will find it easy to under- 

stand and keep our rules. Mature self-discipline is 
a wonderful aid to happiness, paradoxical as that 
may seem. 

We sincerely trust that your experience at Mary- 
land will be a challenge to your intellect and an op- 
portunity to grow in wisdom and charm. The best 
of luck to you all! 

Julia Billings 

Student Government 

official A W S rules 


A. Definition: Singing out and in consists of 
recording required information on individual 
forms at the residence desk upon departure 
from the campus at any time and from the 
residence after 8 p.m. and upon return. 

B. "Campus:" This means the area including 
the University buildings and grounds, sorority 
and fraternity houses, and the College Park 
commercial district. 

C. Procedure: 

1. Each student must PERSONALLY sign 
herself out and in. 

2. The following minimum information must 
be included: 

a. Time of departure (according to the 
official dormitory clock.) 



b. Expected return (usually 10:30 p.m. or 

12:45 a.m.) 

c. Destination (address and telephone, if 


d. With whom and how (indicate LAST 
name ) 

e. Exact time in (according to the official 
dormitory clock) 

Move red tab accordingly: 

a. Tab at extreme right indicates that the 
student is in residence. 

b. Tab at extreme left indicates an over- 
night, weekend, or vacation. 

c. Tab at middle indicates that the student 

will return before closing hour that 

Women students cannot leave the dormi- 
tory after 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, 
Wednesday, Thursday; and after 11:45 p.m. 
on Friday and Saturday. 

Each woman is on her honor to sign out cor- 
rectly, to obey the University and state regu- 
lations which apply to conduct even if signed 
out for the weekend, and to behave with con- 
sideration and politeness to her hostess. It is 
essential for us to know where she is in case 
of emergency. 


A. Phoning In: When away from her residence, 
a student may be signed out by the desk 
supervisor or house director if she phones 
the request BEFORE 8 p.m. 

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The front door is 
locked and the dor- 
mitory is ofRcially 
closed at the follow- 
ing hours: 

1. Monday — 10 p.m. 

2. Tuesday thru 
Thursday — 12:45 

3. Friday and Satur- 
day — 1 a.m. 

4. Sunday — 12:45 a.m. 
B. Return after closing hours: In emergency 

cases when delayed or unable to return be- 
fore the dormitory closing hour, a student 
must call her director and also notify the 
campus police. From 10:30 p.m. all calls to 
the University go through the campus police. 
If a student does not return to the dormitory, 
her parents and the campus police are notified 
at once; a call will help to avoid much worry 
and confusion. 


A. Definition: 

A student who returns to her 
residence after the expected time of return 
that she has recorded on her card is con- 
sidered late. 

B. Procedure: 

All latenesses of less than thirty 
minutes are reported by the desk worker to 
the residence judicial board. All unexcused 
latenesses of more than thirty minutes are 
referred by them to the campus judicial 

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C. Penalties: 

Penalties vary with circumstance 
but generally consist of revoking 10:30's or 
late leaves, assigning approved odd jobs in 
the dormitory or "campusing." 

I. Campus: 

A campus may be defined as: 

a. Residence Campus — confinement to resi- 
dence after 7 p.m. with no callers permit- 

b. Room Campus — confinement to residence 
room after 7 p.m. with no phone calls or 
visitors in lobby or room permitted. 

c. Sign-in Campus — student signs in hourly 
all day when not in class and is confined 
to room after 7 p.m. 

D. Accumulated Latenesses: 

1. Each women student is granted the pri- 
vilege of ten accumulated late minutes for 
each semester. 

2. These minutes are not to be expended with 
more than three latenesses a semester. 

3. If a student has accumulated more than 
ten late minutes or has had more than 
three latenesses, an automatic Saturday 
night campus will be given which must be 
taken the Saturday after the lateness. 

4. When latenesses total fifteen to thirty min- 
utes, there will be an automatic Saturday 
night campus plus whatever penalty the 
residence judicial board decides upon. 

5. If a student has been late more than five 
times the residence judicial board may re- 
fer her case to the Campus Judicial Board. 

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A. General Leaves: 

1. Closed night — All women students must be 
in their residences by 10 p.m. on Monday 

2. Weekday Leaves 

a. All upperclassmen have unlimited 10:30 
p.m. leaves on Tuesday, Wednesday, and 

b. Freshmen: 

1.) A freshman is allowed two 10:30 
p.m. leaves each week Monday thru 

2.) If used on Monday (closed night) she 
must return by 10 p.m., but it will 
count as a 10:30 p.m. leave. 

3.) On the other two nights she must 
return by 8 p.m. 

4.) Freshmen women who make 3.0 av- 
erage their first semester are granted 
unlimited 10:30 p.m. leaves during 
the second semester (except on Mon- 

3. Weekend Leaves 

a. Friday and Saturday — All women stu- 
dents may stay out until 1 a.m. Friday 
and Saturday nights. 

b. Sunday — All women students may stay 
out until 10:45 p.m. on Sunday nights. 

B. Late Leaves: 

1. Definition: A "late leave" permits a student 
to remain out of the residence after 10:30 
p.m. but no later than the closing hour 
unless she is staying away overnight. 


2. Late Leaves by Classification: 

a. In addition to 10:30 p.m. leaves, late 
leaves are granted according to a stu- 
dent's academic classification as listed in 
the student directory, provided the stu- 
dent has at least a 2.0 average. 
(Physical education and hygiene credits 
are not included.) 


Freshman — less than 28 credits 5 per semester 

Sophomore — 28 credits 9 per semester 

Junior— 58 credits 14 per semester 

Senior — 88 credits Unlimited* 

* Without conditions or failures. A senior with less 

than a 2.0 average will have 14 late leaves per 

3. Appeal: Appeal may be made to the Aca- 
demic Board for special circumstances. 

4. Transfer Students: Transfer students use 
the academic classification of their previous 
school until they are officially classified at 
this University. 

C. Overnight, Weekend, and Holiday Leaves 

1. Permission forms: Overnight leaves are 
granted only when the "parents' Authori- 
zation Form" has been signed by a woman 
student's parents and returned to the Dean 
of Women's office. 

2. Weekday overnights: Overnight leaves may 

be taken any night Tuesday through Thurs- 
day but not on a closed night. Each week- 
day overnight is considered a 12:45 late 


3. Weekend leaves: Weekend leaves may ex- 
tend from Friday after the last class until 
Monday before the first class. They are 
not considered late leaves unless a student 
returns to her residence on Sunday night 
after 10:45 p.m. Then she will be charged 
for a late leave for that evening. 

4. Holiday leaves: All women have free late 
leaves on the nights preceding ONE-day 
holidays and on the nights closing ALL 
vacation periods. 

D. Special Leaves 

1. Early morning leaves: 

a. To leave a residence before 6 a.m. for 
any reason, a student must secure the 
permission of the house director at least 
12 hours before she signs out. 

b. She must sign out before the residence 
closing hour the night before. 

2. 11:15 p.m. leaves for University functions: 

a. All women students are granted 

free 11:15 leaves for the follow- 
ing University sponsored func- 
^(ij'rjm 1.) Aqualiners Water Show 

• ^tV 2.) Band and University Orches- 

•^^4 * ^^ ^^^ Concerts 

.'t X ' ^ ^'^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ productions 

•c-.^ W *3 4.) Gymkana Show 
"■W i# 5-^ Harmony Hall 

^'^"^■■^■s^lr ^-^ Interfraternity Sing 

7.) Interlude 

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8.) Modern Dance concert 
9.) Suburban Symphony concerts (free 
10:30's for freshmen) 

10.) University Theater plays 

b. Leaves are extended until 15 minutes 
following the finish of the performance 
if the function runs later than 11:15 p.m. 

c. These are considered 10:30's for fresh- 
men with the exception of the Suburban 
Symphony concerts which are granted 
in addition to the 10:30 leaves. 

3. Basketball games: 

a. 10:15 p.m. leaves are granted for Mon- 
day night basketball games if the game 
should extend past 10:00. 

b. This is considered a 10:30 leave for 

4. Off-Campus Cultural Activities: Free late 
leaves may be granted for attendance at 
off-campus cultural activities (i.e. sym- 
phonies, plays) approved by the AWS Ex- 
ecutive Council, if the student presents her 
ticket stub to her House Director. Func- 
tions at Constitution Hall, National Thea- 
ter, and Arena Stage come in this category. 

5. Special Permissions: 

a. Late leaves for extra curricular activi- 
ties, personal necessity or exceptions not 
covered by these regulations must be 
secured through the Office of the Dean 
of Women. 

b. University Theater late leaves are 
granted only to students with a 2.0 
average for the preceding semester. 


The list must be taken by the secretary 
of University Theater to the office of 
the Dean of Women at least three days 
in advance. Free leaves can NEVER be 

E. Examination Week Leaves 

1. Overnights during exam week are con- 
sidered late leaves and may be taken only 
as allotted. 

2. If the examination period includes a Mon- 
day, that night is not a "Closed Night" but 
is considered a regular weekday night. 

F. Registration Week 

1. The dormitory closes at 11 p.m. (no late 
leaves) until Friday when regular hours 

2. Students who wish to go home during this 
week may do so without using late leaves. 


A. Definition: Quiet hours are those times set 
aside in each residence for study or sleeping. 

1. Residents keep room doors 
shut and conversations low. 

2. Radios. television, and 
phonographs must be turned 
down so as not to be heard 
in adjacent rooms. 

3. Radios should not be played 
at all after 12 midnight. 


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4. Typewriters should not be used in sleeping 
quarters between 12 midnight and 8 a.m. 

5. Students may not play the piano during 
this time. 

6. All other unnecessary noise is prohibited. 

B. Time: 

1. Monday through Friday afternoon: 

7 p.m. — 10 p.m. 

10:30 p.m.— 11:30 a.m. 

1:30 p.m.— 4:30 p.m. 

2. Saturday and Sunday: From 11 p.m. the 
preceding night until noon the following 
day. Sunday night at 10:45 p.m. to 11:30 
a.m. Monday. 


After a student has received one warning for 
violating quiet hours, this violation must be 
reported to the residence judicial board. 



1. A women visitor must announce herself at 
the reception desk (and sign the visitors' 
book before going to her hostess* room). 

2. She must not enter the rooms of residents 
in the absence of these residents without 
the house director's permission. 

3. She must not use the dormitory facilities 
unless she is visiting residents who are 
present at the time of her visit, or unless 
she has the permission of the house direc- 

( 19 ) 

4. Women's visiting hours in women's resi- 
dences : 

a. Monday through Thursday — 10 p.m. 

b. Friday, Saturday, Sunday — 12:30 a.m. 

c. Women students may stay in the dorms 
until 12:30 a.m. on Sunday and Tuesday 
through Thursday with the knowledge 
of the House Director and the use of a 
late leave. If a bed is available, over- 
nights may be taken in another dorm 
with the House Director's permission 
and the use of a late leave. 

B. Men: 

1. Calling hours for men in dormitory lobby: 
Monday — 1 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. 

Tuesday to Thursday — 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
Friday and Saturday — 12 noon to 12:45 a.m. 
Sunday — 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

2. Calling hours for men in sororities: 
Monday to Thursday — 1 day 4 to 10 p.m. 

1 day 4 to 8 p.m. 

2 days closed to men 

Friday and Saturday — 12 noon to 12:45 a.m. 
Sunday — 12 noon to 10:30 p.m. 

3. Men callers who arrive at times other than 
those specified may wait for their dates in 
the reception hall or lobby (but no longer 
than five minutes) at the discretion of the 
house director. 

( 20 ) 


A. Time: 

1. Guests may be invited on weekends or on 
a night before a holiday. 

2. Other nights require special permission 
from the house director at least 24 hours 
in advance. 

3. Day students may stay occasionally for 
some university function, if there is a space 
available for them, by permission of the 
House Director. 

B. Procedure: 

1, Resident secures guest card from house 
director and returns it filled out together 
with guest fee 24 hours prior to the guest's 

a. The guest fee is 50c per night with an 
additional 25c charge if dormitory linens 
are used. 

b. No guest fee is charged if the guest is 
a resident of another campus dormitory. 

2. When the guest arrives, the hostess intro- 
duces her to the house director and shows 
her how to sign out and in. 

C. Regulations: 

1. Hostess must be in residence during a 
guest's stay. 

2. The guest will be allowed the same leave 
permissions as her hostess. 

3. The guest must abide by the closing hours 
and other residence regulations, such as 
out and in during her stay. 

4. The hostess will be responsible for any 
infractions of the rules committed by her 


Guests of the Universify: 

for guests of the University or guests who 
stay more than a few days must be made 
through the office of the Dean of Women. 

Guest privileges apply only to personal friends 
and relatives. 


A. Social Calendar: 

1. Women students may attend only those 
functions which are registered on the Uni- 
versity Social Calendar which is sent to 
all residences by Friday of each week. 

2. Special 2 a.m. leaves are posted on the 
Social Calendar. 

B. Visiting Hours at Fraternity Houses and 
Men's Dorms: 

1. The housemother or an approved chaperone 
must be present at all times that coeds are 
in the house. BEFORE A MEMBER MAY 

2. A woman (whether a student or not), es- 
corted by a member, may go to a frater- 
nity house at the following times, provided 
arrangements have been made in advance 
with the housemother: 

Fridays — 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Saturdays — 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

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Sundays — 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. or in case 

she is invited to dinner — 12:30 

to 7 p.m. 

These arrangements must not operate so 

as to restrict the housemother completely 

on weekends. 

3. Women are permitted to go to fraternity 
houses for the purpose of attending reg- 
istered social events. Social events will 
close by: 

12:30 a.m. on Friday night 
12:00 a.m. on Saturday night 

Desserts on week nights may last until 8 


4. Women students may not go to fraternity 
houses during intermission when attending 
campus dances. 

5. Close relatives of fraternity members and 

their wives may come to a fraternity house 
for a social visit, which may include lunch 
or dinner, provided that they do not remain 
during study hours which begin at 1:30 
p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. 

6. Women Visitors in Men's Residence: Wo- 
men are not permitted to visit the men's 
dormitories or rooms except at special 
registered parties in the recreation room 
or living room. Parents and relatives de- 
siring to visit residents of the dormitories 
should call at the dormitory office. 


A. On Campus 

1. Shorts, slacks, bermudas, jeans, and other 
sports wear, even when covered by a coat, 


are not allowed in the library, dining hall, 
or anywhere else on campus, except in 
buildings where active sports are being 

2. Sports clothes must be covered by a long 
coat when en route to the gymnasium, 
tennis courts, or places where they are to 
COLLEGE PARK. (Comment of a visitor: 
"Who are those peculiar-looking girls!") 

3. There will be an automatic campus for in- 
fractions of this rule. 

B. In residences: 

1. No active sports apparel may be worn in 
lobbies or reception rooms during men's 
visiting hours. 

2. Bermuda shorts and tailored slacks may 
be worn in the recreation room if the Ex- 
ecutive Council approves. 

C. Sunbathing: 

1. We are not a summer resort, alas. Sun- 
bathing is allowed only in areas set aside 
for this purpose by the Deans' office. 

2. Dress is in keeping with the usual stand- 
ards of good taste. 


A. Time: The student Fire Marshall and house 
director of each residence will be responsible 
for scheduling and directing one fire drill a 


B. Procedure 
when fire 
alarm rings: 


1. Pull up shades. 

2. Close windows. 

3. Put on long 
coats and out- 
door shoes. 

4. Get a towel. 

5. Walk quickly 
and quietly to 
assigned exit for 
roll call and re- 
turn when signal 
is given. 


Entrances & Exits of Residence: Only en- 
trances and exits specified by the dorm coun- 
cil will be used from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. All 
doors except front doors must be kept locked 
from sundown (but no later than 8 p.m.) 
until 8 a.m. 

B. Reception Halls and Lobbies of 
1. Studying — Women students may study in 

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the lobby after 12:45 a.m. only with the 
consent of the House Director. Smoking 
rules will be observed and the room must 
be kept tidy or the privilege will be with- 

2. Conduct — The lobby and recreation room 
are living rooms and public reception 
rooms; therefore behavior should be such 
that it wull not be embarrassing to others 
or prejudicial to oneself. A student is 
responsible for the conduct of her guests. 

C. Smoking Regulations: 

1. Smoking is permitted anywhere in the resi- 
dence except in the lobby. 

2. Smoking is prohibited while walking across 

D. Pets: 

1. Students are not allowed to keep or feed 
pets of any kind in University residences. 

2. Stray animals may not be housed or fed. 

E. Telephone Calls: 

1. Students may not receive phone calls be- 
fore 8 a.m. or after 10 p.m. on Mondays or 
after 10:30 p.m. on other week nights and 
11 p.m. on weekends. 

2. Emergency calls will be transmitted to the 
residences by the University police who 
cover the switchboard at other times. 

3. Calls must be limited to five minutes. 

4. Calls from the dormitory extension phone 
to other campus extensions may not be 
made after 4 p.m. 


F. House and Room Regulations: 

1. Students must have beds made and rooms 
in order by 10 a.m. each day for room in- 
spection by the House Director. 

2. House rules: 

a. A Dormitory House Committee with the 
House Director may set up rules and 
enforce those required by the Univer- 
sity. These are safety and health regu- 
lations for the most part, for example: 

1.) Food may not be taken from the 
Dining Hall. 

2.) Coke bottles must be returned to the 
cases provided for this purpose. 

3. The only electrical appliances allowed 
in rooms are fans, hair dryers, elec- 
tric clocks, and radios. 

4.) After dark when lights are on. 
shades must be kept drawn in bed- 

5.) The dormitory is NOT a tenement 
house! Calling or talking from win- 
dows is taboo. 

G. Safety: 

1. Students should lock their rooms when 
away, as the University is not responsible 
for loss or theft of articles. 

2. Women students should not walk alone on 
campus after dark. 

3. A woman student who leaves her residence 
hall after closing hour is liable to sus- 
pension from the University by administra- 
tive action. 


H. Use of Alcoholic Beverages: Possession 
or use of alcoholic beverages, including light 
wines and beer, is prohibited on the campus 
or in any fraternity or sorority house or at 
any function, on or off campus, of any organ- 
ization recognized by the University as a 
student organization. 

According to Maryland state law it is un- 
lawful to sell or furnish any alcoholic bever- 
ages at any time to a minor under twenty- 
one years of age either for his own use or 
for the use of any other person. In Prince 
George's County it is unlawful for any person 
under the age of twenty-one: 

1.) To enter the premises of a holder of a 
Class B Beer. Wine, and Liquor license 
between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 
unless in the immediate company of one 
of his parents, or legal guardian; 

2.) to enter the premises of the holder of a 
Class B or Class D Beer or Beer and 
Light Wine license, except for the pur- 
pose of obtaining or consuming food, un- 
less accompanied by a parent or guardian; 

3.) to purchase alcoholic beverages or mis- 
represent his age to obtain alcoholic bev- 
erages or to have them on or about his 




Welcome to the Maryland campus. Now that you 
know the important role that AWS will play dur- 
ing your stay at the University and the rules you 
are expected to follow, it's time to open the lid of 
our treasure chest and see what's in store. 

Hit the Books 

First and foremost, the University of Maryland 
is a community for learning. During your years 
here, much of your time will be devoted to develop- 
ing yourself academically, as well as socially. Set 
up a study schedule and stick to it. Then there will 
be hours for extra curricular activities and social 

Get That Friendly Feeling 

The University of Maryland is a huge place with 
students from various sections of the country and 
from different backgrounds. Be friendly, and be 
interested in everyone around you, for you will 
treasure these friendships during your college life 
and afterwards. 


Group Living Takes Work 

Dormitory life is fun, but large group living calls 
for extra consideration of others. One of your first 
and most important friends is your roommate. 
Respect her ideas and she'll return your cooperation 
with true friendship. 

"Big Sis" Can HeEp 

Your big sister in the dorm can be a helping 
hand. Don't hesitate to confide in your new "sis" 
and ask her advice. She can be of invaluable as- 
sistance, particularly during orientation and the 
first hectic days of classes. 

Take Your Pick 

The selection of activities is so broad and varied 
that every interest and talent can be satisfied. You 
as new students should partake of these treasures 
sparingly during your first semester as you adjust 
to your studies and college group living. The wise 
and capable coed does a few things well and doesn't 
spread herself too thin. 

Mind your P's and Q's 

We hope that most of you know what to do and 
when to do it, so just a few words of etiquette ad- 
vice. Avoid chewing gum in public — many of us are 
guilty of resembling a cow chewing her cud. Obey 
the smoking regulations stated in the rules section 
and don't smoke while walking on the campus. Avoid 
embarrassment for yourself and others by refrain- 
ing from public displays of your affection, on the 
campus and elsewhere. 
Love is grand, but — 


What to Wear 

"What does one wear to football games, to 
classes, and to parties?" echo the new arrivals. For 
this problem is an important one, and a bad selection 
can be socially embarrassing for the wearer and 
expensive for her Dad. So to help Pop out and al- 
leviate the closet space, which is limited, bring a 
moderate but adjustable wardrobe. Put an emphasis 
on casual wear. The customary and appropriate 
garb for classes is cottons when it's warm and 
blouses, sweaters and skirts in the fall and winter. 

The same applies to most of the home sporting 
events, but on especially big weekends or for away 
games, we spruce it up a bit. Even on the weekends, 
unless the occasion is a dance or a party, suits and 
wool dresses are our favorites. 

Do bring a few dressy dresses and gowns for the 
special dates, and for teas and church. Gloves and 
hats are musts for the latter two. 

Put in a Nutshell 

To sum it all up, be friendly, study hard, be con- 
siderate and discreet, participate in activities that 
interest you most. Above all. don't be afraid to ask 
questions, fit makes us feel like old hands at the 

Remember, your fellow students, your house- 
mother, the Deans and the faculty all want to be 
your friends. 

Make the most of your college life — you'll never 
regret it. Someday you'll look back on these years 
as a treasure chest of wonderful experiences. 



AWS Information 4 

Academic Board 5 

Advisory Board 8 

Dormitory Council 8 

Dormitory Government 8 

Dormitory Presidents 2 

Executive Council 4 

Judicial Board 5 

Officers. AWS 2 

Residence Council 7 

Sorority Residence Council 8 

Closing Hours 12 

Fire Drills 21 

General Regulations ; 25 

Latenesses 12 

Leaves 14 

Overnight Guests 21 

Quiet Hours 18 

Signing out and In 10 

Social Events at Men's Residences 22 

Special Sign Outs 11 

Standards of Dress 23 

The Lid is Open 29 

"Traditional Norm" 9 

Visitors 19 

Welcome 3 

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