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mm BOOK 


A Guide Book to the Organization 

and Official Regulations of the 

Associated Wonnen Students 


Published for Women Students 

of the 

University of Maryland 

Edited by Sally Ann Dailey 
Art Editor: Rosemary Lehman 

Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2010 with funding from 

Lyrasis IVIembers and Sloan Foundation 



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 developing 
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 life. 

Get That Friendly Feeling 

The University of Maryland is a huge place with 
students coming from all over the world. Be friend- 
ly and interested in everyone around you, for you 
will cherish 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. Re- 
spect her ideas and she'll return your cooperation 
with true friendship. Remember — those walls are 
thin — gossip and loud conversations carry far. 

Your College Room 

Your room will probably contain beds, desks, 
straight chairs, a floor lamp, dressers and closets. 
You'll need to bring your own blankets, pillows, 
irons, extension cords, desk lamps etc. You may 
bring your own towels and sheets or rent them 
from the laundry service. As for curtains, spreads, 
and rugs — why don't you wait and plan the colors 
and style with your new roommate. Washing ma- 
chines, dryers, and ironing boards can be found in 
the laundry rooms of each dorm. 

"Big Sis" Can Help 

Your big sister in the dorm can be a helping hand. 
Do not hesitate to confide in her and ask her ad- 
vice. She can be of invaluable assistance, particular- 
ly during orientation, registration, and the first 
hectic days of classes. 

Another Helping Hand 

The student counselors in your dorm have been 
trained to help you with some of the more baffling 
little problems that often turn up. Whether it's 
dates or grades, or what to do in general, you will 
find them sympathetic listeners. With someone to 
talk with, your problem is half gone! 

Forget Your Cor 

Due to the inade- 
quate parking facili- 
ties, it would be advis- 
able not to bring your 
car on campus unless 
it is a physical or fi- 
nancial necessity. You 
will soon find that tires 
and text books don't 

Take Your Pick 

The panorama of ac- 
tivities is so broad and 
varied that your every 
interest and talent can 
be satisfied. But don't spread yourself too 
thin. Join in activities sparingly your first 
semester as you adjust to your studies and 
college living. The wise and capable coed 
does a few things well. 

Mind Your P's and Q's 

Most of you know what to do and when 
to do it, so just a few special words of 
college etiquette advice. Stand up when- 
ever a dean, housemother, or older woman 
enters the room, especially a guest. Al- 
ways introduce your guest to the house- 
mother. Avoid chewing gum in public, 
smoking while walking across campus, 
embarrassing yourself and others by your 
conduct in the Dining Hall and at parties 
with public displays of affection. Love is 
grand, but — I 

Go to Church 

An important aspect of college 
life is a faith to live by and a belief 
in God. Our chapel on campus is 
available for students of all denom- 
inations. On Sunday. Catholic masses 
are held at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 
12:30 p.m. An Interdenominational 
Protestant service is held at 
11:00 a.m. In addition to the 
chapel, there are many other 


churches in the College Park area waiting to have 
you in their congregations. 
What fo Wear 

This is, of course, an important problem. To allevi- 
ate the closet problem and to fit in best bring a 
limited, moderate but adjustable wardrobe with an 
emphasis on casual wear. The customary and ap- 
propriate garb for classes is cottons when it's warm 
and blouses, sweaters and skirts in the fall and 
winter. Suits and heels for football games and wool 
dresses for those week-end parties. Do bring a few 
dressy dresses and gowns for special dates, and for 
teas and church. Gloves and hats are a must for the 
latter two. And above 
all don't forget your 
raincoat and boots ; 
you will find them 
the most important 
part of your ward- 
robe. (Also see p. 24) 
Put in a Nutshell 

To sum it all up, 
be friendly, study 
hard, be considerate 
and discreet, partici- 
pate in the activities 
that interest you 
most. Above all, don't 
be afraid to ask ques- 
tions. (It makes us 
feel like old hands at 
the game.) 

Remember, your fel- 
low students, your 
housemother, the 
deans and the faculty 
all want to be your 
friends. Make the 
most of your college 
life — you'll never re- 
gret it. 

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Now that you are an official part of the 
crew on the USS "University of Maryland" 
let us introduce you to the skipper 


What Is It 

. . . The Associated Women Students is the campus 
governing body for women students. 

Who's In It 

. . . every women student on the Maryland campus 
— that means YOU! Daydodgers are just as much 
a part of AWS as on-campus students. Their help 
is needed to carry out the AWS program for more 
social, academic and cultural activities for women 
students. AWS gives off-campus women an oppor- 
tunity to meet new friends and become a more ac- 
tive part of the Maryland campus. 

What Does It Do 

. . . sets up and enforces the standards of conduct 
and residence rules for women students, sponsors 
cultural and social activities and coordinates wo- 
men's activities on campus. 

Why Have AWS 

... to give women students an opportunity to 
govern themselves within their grant of powers 
from the administration. 

Where do You Fit In 

. . . your talents are needed desperately. Become 
active in your dorm, sorority, and daydodger govern- 
ment. If you are interested in becoming active in 
AWS visit the AWS office, Room 113 in the Student 
Union on any week-day afternoon for further in- 
formation or application blanks for positions on any 
AWS committee, talk to your dorm president, or 
contact Harriet Husted, AWS president, at Somerset 



The AWS Executive Council 

The Executive Council is the central, coordinating 
body of AWS. It passes upon all AWS legislation, 
approves committee chairmanships recommended by 
the AWS president, and delegates funds for AWS 
activities from their SGA appropriations. The week- 
ly meetings of the Council are open to all women 
students. Girls who want to take an active part in 
AWS activities are invited to attend these meetings. 

The Judicial Board 

Campus Judicial Board has jurisdiction over all 
violations of women's regulations, hears more seri- 
ous cases referred to them by the residence judicial 
boards, coordinates judicial policy in all residences, 
and acts as an appeals board. Extreme violations 
of University rules and those which need immediate 
consideration are referred to the Dean of Women. 

The Academic Board 

The purpose of the Acedemic Board is to en- 
courage good scholarship and to improve faculty- 
student relations. Aiding freshmen to adapt to col- 

lege studies, handling of tutoring arrangements in 
women's residences, publicizing job placement for- 
ums and sponsoring the Dormitory Scholarship Cup, 
which is given to the dorm with the highest scholas- 
tic average are a few of its activities. 

Dormitory Government 

Each dorm has a council consisting of a president, 
vice president, secretary, treasurer and committee 
chairmen plus class or floor representatives. The 
House Director is the council advisor. 

These councils, as the administrative bodies, su- 
pervise conduct and scholarship within each dorm 
and promote extra-curricular activities. 

The officers are elected in the spring. The chair- 
men and members of the committees are appointed 
by a committee composed of the new officers, the 
incoming and retiring president and the House Di- 
rector, from applications entered by interested stu- 

The Dormitory Council 

The Dorm Council consists of all the women's 
dormitory presidents, who meet regularly to dis- 
cuss problems of dormitory government. Ideas are 
exchanged concerning the different programs car- 
ried out in each dorm. Any dorm resident may 
offer suggestions to the dorm council which may in 
turn make suggestions to the AWS Executive Coun- 

The Sorority Council 

The Sorority Council, as the liaison with the Ex- 
ecutive Council, discusses and acts upon the pro- 
posals and problems of the different houses. 


AWS Executive Council 

President Harriet Husted 

First Vice President MaryAnna Pritchett 

Second Vice President Constance Cornell 

Secretary Margaret Hoegen 

Treasurer Irma Jean Dodd 

Senior Representative Betty Stuart McNulty 

Junior Representative Patricia Messer 

Sophomore Representative Shelley Landay 

AWS Committee Chairmen 

Daydodger Big Sister Marlene Murray 

Dormitory Big Sister Dorothy West 

Freshmen Counseling Estelle Kushner 

Social Chairman Anne Riley 

Dormitory Presidents 

Anne Arundel Hall Roberta Warfield 

Caroline Hall Marianne O'Connell 

Carroll Hall Donna Ringler 

Dorchester Hall Nancy Hulburt 

Queen Anne's Hall Charlotte Klimes 

St. Mary's Hall Ellen Musgrove 

Somerset Hall Virginia Harvey 

Wicomico Hall Catherine Law 

Worcester Hall Patricia Messer 

Sorority House Presidents 

Alpha Chi Omega Evelyn Wadleigh 

Alpha Delta Pi Ann Farinholt 

Alpha Epsilon Phi Marilyn Bomstein 

Alpha Gamma Delta Catherine Herstein 

Alpha Omicron Pi Carol Statter 

Alpha Xi Delta Virginia B. Patterson 

Delta Delta Delta Margaret Zaumeyer 

Delta Gamma Phyllis Holt 

Gamma Phi Beta Judith Palmer 

Kappa Alpha Theta Marcelline Miller 

Kappa Delta Suzanne Seiffert 

Kappa Kappa Gamma Lynne Birthright 

Phi Sigma Sigma Linda Schwartz 

Pi Beta Phi Liane Schaffer 

Sigma Delta Tau Phyllis Lever 

Sigma Kappa Anne Green 

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official AWS rules 


A. Definition: Signing 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. By 
"Campus" we mean the area including the 
University buildings and grounds, sorority 
and fraternity houses, and the College Park 
commercial district. 

B. 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 offi- 
cial 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 

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

3. Move red tab accordingly: 

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

b. Tab at extreme left indicates an over- 

c. Tab at middle indicates that the student 
will return before closing hour that eve- 



E I I I k I E 



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 wherever she may 
be. It is essential to know where she is in 
case of emergency. 


A. Phoning In and Leaving Late: See chart on 
pages 16 and 17 in column Latest time one 
can sign out. 

B. Illness: In case of illness or serious family 
emergency be sure to see the House Director. 
Sign out an indefinite time. Bring back a 
note from parents or doctor to your House 
Director and instructors. 



A. When the front door 
is locked the residence 
is officially closed. (See 
Chart pages 16 and 

B. Return after closing 
hours: In emergency 
cases when delayed or 
unable to return be- 
fore the residence 
closing hour, a stu- 
dent must call her di- 

rector, (in sorority 

houses, the House Director, manager or president 
may be called.) The campus police must also be noti- 
fied. After 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; a call will help to avoid much 
worry and confusion. 


A. Definition: A student who returns to her resi- 
dence after the expected time of return that 
she has recorded on her card is considered 
late. Note: Sign out for the latest possible 
time. (If you have late minutes you may use 
them up to 10:40 p. m.) 

B. Procedures: All latenesses of less than thirty 
minutes are reported by the girl herself or 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 board. 


C. Penalties: 

1. Penalties vary with circumstances but gen- 
erally consist of revoking 10:30's or late 
leaves, assigning approved odd jobs in the 
residence, or "campusing". 

2. A "campus" may be defined as: 

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

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

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

3. Judicial Board must be attended before all 
other meetings. 

D. Accumulated Latenesses: 

1. Each woman student is granted the privi- 
lege of ten accumulated late minutes for 
each semester. A woman student may not 
be late more than three times even if this 
totals less than ten minutes. 

2. 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. 

3. 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. 

4. If a student has been late more than five 
times, the residence judicial board must 
refer her case to the campus judicial board. 




Earliest one can leave the residence. 

6 a.m. 

6 a. 1 

Latest time one can sign out, 
or change a sign out. 

10:00 p.m. 

10:30 p 

Dormitory is closed. 

10:00 p.m. 12:45 a 

Quiet Hours. 


Men's Calling Hours 

12 noon 

9:45 p.m. 

12 no 
10 p. 1 


1 day ^ 
1 day ^ 
1 day 1 
1 day : 

Recreation Room Calling Hours 
(According to your Residence) 

Begin no 
End no 1j 

Calling hours in Fraternities. 



* Officially registered parties only. 
'* Only when house mother is present and has given her pen 

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 

6 a.m. 

6 a. m. 

6 a. m. 

6 a. m. 

6 a. m. 

10:30 p.m. 

10:30 p.m. 

12 midnight 

10:45 p.m. 

12:45 a.m. 

12:45 a.m. 

1:00 a.m. 

1:00 a. m. 12:45 a.m. 

p.m. to 10:00 p. m. 

11:00 p. m 

. to 12 n. 

p. m. to 11:30 a. m. 

11:00 p.m. to 12 n. 

p.m. to 4:30 p. m. 

10:45 to 

12 noon 

12 noon 

12 noon 

12 noon 

9 a.m. 






10 p. m. 

10 p.m. 

12:45 a.m. 

12:45 a.m. 

10:30 p.m. 

n. to 10 p.m. 
n. to 8 p.m. 
m. until dinner 

12 noon 


12:45 a.m. 

12 noon 


12:45 a.m. 

12 noon 


10:30 p. m. 

lier than 1 p. m. 
than 9:30 p.m. 

1:00 p.m. 

12:00 a.m. 

1:00 p.m. 

12:00 a.m. 

1:00 p.m. 

10:00 p.m. 




7 p. m. 


12:45 a.m.*) 

**lp.m. to 

to 7 p.m. 


12:45 a.m.*) 

**2 :30 p.m. 
to 7 p. m. 

{ 17) 


A. General Leaves: 

1. Closed night — All women students must be 
in their residences by 10 p. m. on Monday 
nights. No overnight leaves are allowed. 

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 
averages their first semester are 
granted unlimited 10:30 p.m. leaves 
during the second semester (except 
on Mondays). 

5.) Dates in the lobby or recreation 
room after 8 p.m. count as 10:30 
leaves for freshmen, who must sign 

3. Weekend Leaves 

a. Friday and Saturday — All women stu- 
dents may stay out until closing hour. 
(See chart, pages 16 to 17.) 

b. Sunday — All women students may stay 
out until 10:45. Sunday overnights are 

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 12:45 a.m. unless 
she is staying away overnight. (See Chart, 
pages 16 and 17.) 

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 
student has at least a 2.0 average. 
(Physical education and hygiene credits 
are not included.) 


Freshmen — less than 28 credits 5 per semester 

Sophomores — 28 credits 9 per semester 

Juniors — 58 credits 14 per semester 

Seniors — 88 credits Unlimited 

A senior with less than a 2.0 average will have 14 
late leaves per semester, a junior will have 9 per 
semester, a sophomore, 5 per semester. 

3. Appeal: Appeal may be made to the Aca- 
demic Board or the Dean of Women's 
Office for special circumstances. 

4. Transfer Students: Transfer students use 
the academic classification of their pre- 
vious school until they are officially classi- 
fied 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 
leave. This includes visits to sorority 

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. 

4. Holiday Leaves: All women have free late 
leaves on the nights preceding one-day 
holidays and on the nights closing all vaca- 
tion 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 the night before, be- 
fore the closing hour. 

2. Leaves for University functions: 

a. All women students are 
granted special leaves of 
15 minutes after the end 
of the following functions 
(Sign out: ''Special 
'.•.■.•.•.'.•.•.•.•.•.•.•.• Leave." ) 

1. Aqualiners Water Show 

2. Band and University 
Orchestra Concerts 

3. Gymkana Show 
^' ' K ' ^X 4. Harmony Hall 

•f X *^ ^" Iriterfraternity Sing 

•6::^— ®~^ \'M 6. Modern Dance Concert 
u • •-Jf 7. University Theater 

'^«^2- • '-''Jf Plays in Central Audi- 

'-''\^"sSii^ torium. 


8.) Suburban Symphony Concerts. 

9.) AWS Christmas Pageant and Chapel 
Choir Concert 

10.) SGA cultural events. 

b. These are all free 10:30's for freshmen. 

c. Reminder: If a student comes in after 
10:30 and is not signed out "Special 
Leave," this counts as a 12:45. 

3. Basketball games: 

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

b. This is a free 10:30 leave for freshmen. 

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 can be 
secured through Miss Billings' office. 

b. Special late leaves are granted only to 
students with a 2.0 overall average. 

c. The list for special free late leaves 
should be taken to Miss Billings at least 
three days in advance. Free late leaves 
are not retroactive. 


E. Registration Week: 

1. The residences close early (no late leaves) 
until regular hours begin. (Special notices 
will be sent.) 

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


Quiet hours are those times set aside in each resi- 
dence for sleep and study. Without them, continu- 
ous chaos would prevail. Would it not be upsetting 
for you to be studying for a big exam, while the 
rest of the floor is having a pizza party. Be con- 
siderate. Keep your doors closed and your voices 
low. Don't type from 12 o'clock to 8 a.m. Radios and 
phonographs should be turned off at midnight also. 
(For times see chart on pages 16 and 17) 

Quiet hours will be enforced by the residence ju- 
dicial board and executive council. 


Be sure you know just when your beau may come 
visiting — for there are definite calling hours. If you 
don't, it can prove quite embarrassing 
to that girl who gets caught in her 
pajamas and to yourself. (For the 
specific hours see the chart on pages 
16 and 17). 

Men callers who arrive at times 

"~\r other than those specified may wait 

^•^V^ for their dates in the reception hall 

^^'' or lobby (but no longer than five 

minutes) at the discretion of the 

<^N*^ House Director. 

■^-^ If you freshmen have a caller in 

the lobby or recreation room after 8 p.m. you must 

sign out. It is considered a date and counts as a 




You may invite guests to stay overnight on week- 
ends and the night before a holiday only with the 
permission of the House Director. Day-dodgers may 
stay occasionally for some University function if 
there is space available for them and the House Di- 
rector gives her consent. 

If you are planning for an overnight guest, secure 
a guest card from the House Director and return 
it filled out together with the guest fee 24 hours 
prior to the guest's arrival. The guest fee is fifty 
cents per night (one dollar if dormitory linens are 
used). No guest fee is charged if the guest is a 
resident of another campus dormitory. When your 
guest arrives, you must introduce her to the House 
Director and show her how to sign in and out. 

Remember — you are responsible for your guest, 
infractions of the rules she commits and must be in 
residence during her stay. She is allowed the same 
leave permission as her hostess and must abide by 
the closing hours and other residence regulations 
such as signing out and in during her stay. Arrange- 
ments for guests who stay more than a few days 
must be made through the Dean of Women's Office. 


Women students may attend only those functions 
regestered on the University Social Calendar which 
is sent to all residences by Friday of each week. 
Desserts on week nights may last until 8 a.m. and 
women students may not go to fraternity houses 
during intermissions when attending campus dances. 
(For Calling Hours see chart on pages 16 and 17), 

The housemother or an approved chaperone must 
be present at all times that coeds are in the house. 
Before a member may bring a coed into the house, 
he must obtain permission from the house mother. 
These rules are for your safety and protection. 
Please help us by obeying them fully. The risk of 
impulsive, unwise action is obvious. 

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Close relatives of fraternity members may come 
to a fraternity house for a social visit which may 
include lunch or dinner, provided they do not re- 
main during study hours which begin at 1:30 and 
7:30 p.m. 


Women are not permitted to visit the men's dor- 
mitories or rooms except at special registered par- 
ties in the recreation room or living room. Parents 
and relatives desiring to visit residents of the dor- 
mitories should call at the dormitory office. 


Women students may wear Burmuda shorts or 
tailored slacks in the lower level of the Student 
Union, on campus and in the College Park area on 
Saturdays only. Active sports wear of any kind even 
when covered by a coat is never allowed in the 
Dining Hall, Library. Classroom Buildings, Admini- 
stration Buildings or Chapel. The immediately pre- 
ceding statement also applies to reception halls and 
lobbies during men's calling hours, although sports 
attire may be worn in the recreation room, if the 
Executive Council approves. 

Sports wear must be covered by a long coat or 
skirt when en route to physical education classes 
or to buildings or courts where active sports are 
being played, except on Saturdays. If these rules 
are not strictly adhered to, our Saturday privileges 
will be revoked. We feel that you tend to act like 
a lady if you are dressed like one. 


You may sun bath only in those areas set aside 
for this purpose by the Dean's office. (Special no- 
tices are sent.) Dress is in keeping with the usual 
standards of good taste. 



There is no need to explain why we must have 
fire drills. The student fire marshall and House 
Director of each residence will be responsible for 
scheduling one fire drill a month. Don't gripe and 
complain when that bell goes off. It's for your own 
safety. When the time comes, leave your light on 
and your door open, put on a long coat and out- 
door shoes, then walk quick- 
ly and quietly to your assign- 
ed exit for roll call. You 
may return when the signal 
is given. 


Entrances and Exits — Be- 
cause so many of the resi- 
dences are situated close to 
the street, all doors except 
the front door must be kept 
locked from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. 
Reception Halls and Lob- 
bies may be used for study 
after closing hours with the 
House Director's consent. Al- 
though it is late there will 
be no smoking and the room 
must be kept tidy or the 
privilege will be withdrawn. 
Remember to pull down the 

The lobby and recreation 
room are public so be dis- 
creet and avoid embarrassing others and yourself 
by your behavior. Remember— you are also respon- 
sible for the conduct of your guests. 

Smoking Regulations are employed for safety and 
not just to inconvenience or annoy you. Smoking 


is permitted everywhere in the residence except the 
lobby, is avoided while walking across campus and 
is prohibited in the classrooms. 

Pets are fine at home but have no place at college. 
Don't feed that stray cat, he'll fall in love with 
your dorm and sneak in at every chance. He can't 
stay so why encourage him. 

Telephone Calls may be received from 8:00 a.m. 
to 10:00 p.m. on Mondays, to 10:30 p.m. on other 
week nights and to 11:00 p.m. on weekends. Em- 
ergency calls will be transmitted by the University 
Police who cover the switch board at all other times. 
You may call from the dorm extension phones to 
other campus extensions before 4 p.m. Keep your 
neighbor in mind and limit the conversation to five 
minutes — she wants to hear from her boyfriend too. 

House and Room Regulations — As the Home- 
makers of tomorrow, we should practice tidiness. 
Beds must be made and rooms in order by 10:00 a.m. 
for room inspection by the House Director. Don't 
wait until you hear the rattle of her keys to start 
scrambling around the room. A neat room breeds 
a neat person. 

A dormitory House Committee with the House 
Director may set up house rules and endorse those 
required by the University. These are for safety 
and health reasons. 

1. Food and dishes may not be taken from the Din- 
ing Hall. 

2. Coke bottles must be returned to the cases pro- 
vided for this purpose. 

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

4. After dark when lights are on, shades must be 


5. The dormitory is not a tenement house! Calling 
or talking from windows is taboo. 

6. Food may not be kept on window sills. 

7. Food kept in rooms must be placed in metal con- 
tainers with tight covers. 

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 func- 
tion recognized by the University as a student or- 

According to Maryland state law it is unlawful 
to sell or furnish any alcoholic beverages 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 im- 
mediate company of one of his parents or legal 

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 purpose of obtaining or 
consuming food, unless accompanied by a parent 
or guardian; 

3.) to purchase alcoholic beverages or misrepresent 
his age to obtain alcoholic beverages or to have 
them on or about his person. 


Safety — Although we like to think everyone is 
trustworthy, many strangers gain access to the 
University residences. Lock the door to your room 
when you leave. It's worth the small effort (perhaps 
in gold). The University cannot be responsible for 
the loss or theft of articles. 

DARK — you are risking your life and safety. AWS 
has been lenient with the closing hours. Be satis- 
fied — any woman student who leaves her residence 
hall after closing hours is liable to get into much 
trouble and perhaps may lose the privilege of living 
in the dormitory. 

— And it is a privilege! If you put your best into 
this wonderful opportunity, you will love it. We 
hope that you will always remember Maryland and 
the friends you make here with happiness. It's up 
to you! 



It is always exciting to think of starting out on 
a trip, especially an ocean voyage. You are planning 
where to go. the things you will do, the different 
people you will meet, the fascinating places you 
will visit, the new and beautiful surroundings. You 
have dreams of unexpected adventures and look for- 
ward to learning more about the world and the 
people in it. 

In many ways, a university is like a hugh ship 
carrying you off to a new world. Some know exact- 
ly where they are going and why, plan ahead wise- 
ly, make the most of every opportunity, and have 
relatively smooth sailing; others drift along in an 
aimless fashion, and when they come to the end 
of the voyage, they hardly know where they have 
been or what has happened to them on the way. 
There are always a few who rush on board in a 
state of vast disorganization and remain confused 
from start to finish and others who drag themselves 
reluctantly aboard and want to leave before the 
trip is well begun. 

What kind of an experience are you going to 
have? This is your university and you are beginning 
what can be the most rewarding years of your life. 
You can enrich your life tremendously by thinking 
ahead and planning how best to develop your mind, 
increase your spiritual awareness, become more sen- 
sitive to the needs of other people, more tactful, 
more generous and gracious. These are the goals 
of a truly well educated person. 

So, plan wisely and come well prepared. We wel- 
come your enthusiasum and energy, we need you 
and we are looking forward to your coming. The 
very best of luck! 

Julia Billings 

Associated Women Students Advisor 


Administrative Officers 
You Should Know 

Executive Dean for Student Life B. J. Borreson 

Dean of Women Adele Stamp 

Associate Dean 

in Charge of Residence M. Margaret Jameson 

Assistant Dean, 

Placement of Women Students Marian Johnson 

Assistant Dean, Advisor to 

Women's Student Government Julia Billings 

Assistant Dean, Social Director Eileen McCormick 

Dean of Men Geary Eppley 

Associate Dean 

in Charge of Residence Robert James 

Assistant Director 

of Men's Dormitories Charles O. Ensor 

Assistant Dean, 

Advisor to Foreign Students Furman Bridgers 

Assistant Dean, Placement Director Lewis Knebel 

Assistant Dean, Off-Campus Housing Doyal Royal 

Assistant Dean, Co-ordinator of 

Student Activities Frederick DeMarr 

^The offices of the deans are in the North Admini- 
stration Building.) 

Director of the Health Service Dr. Lester Dyke 

Manager of the 

University Food Services Robinson Lappin 

Director of the Dining Hall Gilbert Volmi 

Acting Director of the 

Counseling Center Thomas Magoon 

Manager of the Student Union Bill Hoff 

Assistant Manager Tom McKay 

Dean of the Faculty R. Lee Hornbake 



AWS Information 8 

Academic Board ^ 

Dormitory Council 10 

Dormitory Government 10 

Dormitory Presidents I I 

Executive Council, AWS 9 

Judicial Board 9 

Sorority Council 10 

Chart of Dormitory Hours 16 

Closing Hours 14 

Fire Drills 25 

General Regulations 25 

Lateness 14 

Leaves 18 

Maryland and You 4 

"Bon Voyage" 29 

Overnight Guests 23 

Quiet Hours 22 

Signing Out and In 12 

Social Events at Men's Residences 24 

Special Sign Outs 13 

Standards of Dress 7 

Visitors 23 

Welcome 3 

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