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Information Please 



Associated Women Students 

GUIDE BOOK 

1960-61 



Edited by Lynn Andretta 
University of Maryland 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Welcomes 4, 5 and 6 

Maryland and You 7 

AWS and You 11 

Introduction 12 

Organization 13 

AWS Committees 15 

Honoraries 17 

Chart of Dormitory Hours 18 

Official AWS Rules 21 

Signing Out and In 22 

Special Sign Outs 23 

Closing Hours 24 

Lateness 24 

Leaves 25 

Quiet Hours 29 

Visitors 30 

Overnight Guests 30 

Visiting Fraternities, Men's Residences 31 

How to Dress 31 

Sun Bathing 32 

Fire Drills 32 

General Regulations 33 

Entrances and Exits 33 

Reception Halls and Lobbies 33 

Smoking Regulations 33 

Pets 33 

Telephone Calls 33 

House and Room Regulations 34 

Use of Alcoholic Beverages 34 

Safety 35 

AWS Executive Council 36 

Dormitory Presidents 36 




Becoming a University student involves both priv- 
ilege and responsibility. Never again in your life 
will you have such a golden opportunity to find out 
what kind of a person you are and develop the po- 
tentialities of your mind and spirit. "Know your- 
self", said Socrates centuries ago, and his advice is 
still the best and still the hardest to follow. We hope 
that you will keep this goal always before you and 
through your studies develop keenness of mind and 
a sensitive understanding of yourself and others. 

The development of self-discipline, respect for the 
rights of others, responsibility, and above all a sense 
of honor and integrity are also marks of the mature 
and truly educated person. The residence and Uni- 
versity rules are designed for the safety, well-being 
and health of the majority of students and are 
liberal and sensible. You are on your honor to know 
them, and to abide by them, and you will find your 
house directors, student government officers and 
counselors eager to help you and concerned for 
your welfare. The more responsibility you can take, 
the more freedom and respect you will earn. 

A University education is a privilege which de- 
pends on your maturity, reliability and willingness 
to exert your mind. It can be a wonderful experi- 
ence and we wish you all the best of luck! 

Miss Julia Billings 
AWS Advisor 




Four exciting and challenging years are opening 
their doors to you as a new student at Maryland 
University. Experiences and knowledge are un- 
limited — yours for the asking. Among these ex- 
periences is the opportunity for self-government. 

Each woman student is automatically a member 
of the Associated Women Students. For her, this 
membership is both a privilege and a responsibility, 
the responsibility to carry through self-government 
to the best of her ability— thus making the campus 
community one in which learning can be equally 
beneficial to everyone. One of AWS's most challeng- 
ing functions is helping you develop an understand- 
ing of your role as an educated woman, your role 
as a citizen of our university as well as the world, 
and your part in forming student values and opin- 
ions. Come join us in proving Aren't Women Some- 
thing, for within our structure there is a place for 
you with your interests and talents. 

It is with these thoughts in mind that I extend 
a very hearty welcome to you — prospective coed. 
The AWS executive council joins me in inviting you 
to make full use of the opportunities for intellec- 
tual discovery, participation in extra-curricular ac- 
tivities, and an increasing number of lasting friend- 
ships. We are always open to your questions. Re- 
member we are here to serve YOU. 
Pat Messer 
AWS President 



Note from the Editor 

The Class of 1964! What a familiar ring those words 
will soon have for you as a member of the Freshman 
Class of Maryland University! It will represent a my- 
riad of things throughout your four years here, all of 
which will become symbolic of the Maryland way of life. 

Our purpose in preparing this book is to help you 
plan these years. In these pages you will find the rules 
and regulations which will govern your stay here and 
advice on how to conduct a successful academic life. 
On the lighter side, you will discover tips on dress and 
social behavior, a plea to join our extra-curricular ac- 
tivities and thereby become an active part of Maryland's 
life, and a description of the honoraries that wait as 
rewards to your endeavors here. 

We hope you will read our book and profit by what 
we have tried to assemble here for you, we hope this will 
be for you a true guidebook to help you through your 
stay at Maryland. 

It is also our wish that you remember that Maryland 
is, above all, a friendly campus, its students and faculty 
are anxious to make you feel happy and at home here. 
Anyone will be flattered by your plea for assistance — so 
don't hesitate to ask for help. With this in mind and a 
desire to develop your talents fully, you can't help but 
succeed and treasure your years at Maryland! 
Lynn Andretta 
'Information Please!" Editor 



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MARYLAND AND YOU 



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 inadequate parking facilities, it would 
be advisable not to bring your car on campus unless 
it is a physical or financial necessity. You will soon 
find that tires and text books don't mix. 

Take Your Pick 

The panorama of activities 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 ad- 
vice. Stand up whenever a dean, housemother, or 
older woman enters the room, especially a guest. 
Always introduce your guest to the housemother. 
Avoid chewing gum in public, smoking while walk- 
ing 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. . .! 

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 denominations. On 
Sunday, Catholic masses are held at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 
a.m. and 12:30 p.m. An Interdenominational Protes- 



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tant 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 congrega- 
tions. 

Whal- to Wear 

The question of clothes, always a big one, is easily 
solved at Maryland University where the dress is 
traditionally casual. To alleviate the closet problem 
and to fit in best with other Marylanders, bring a 
limited, but adjustable wardrobe. For classes most 
girls prefer light cottons when it's warm and skirts 
with sweaters or blouses in the fall and winter. 
For casual footwear tennis shoes, loafers, and saddle 
shoes with ankle or knee socks are worn. Casual 
wear is preferred at basketball games and neighbor- 
hood movies, but suits or wool dresses and heels are 
appropriate for football games, weekend parties and 
trips to Washington. Do bring a few dressy dresses 
for special dates, and for teas and church. Gloves 
and hats are a must for the latter two. To a Md. 
U. coed the word "formal" means anything from a 
cocktail dress to a full-length gown, so bring your 
favorites. And above all don't forget your trench 
coats and boots — unfortunately you will be needing 
them. (Also see p. 31) 

Put in a Nutshell 

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

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. 



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AWS AND YOU 



AWS is YOU 



— daydodger, independent or sorority woman! The 
Associated Women Students is the coordinating and 
governing body for all women students at Maryland — 
and it is also the voice of Maryland's women students in 
this college community. On a national level, our AWS 
is an active affiliate of the Intercollegiate Association of 
Women Students. On a local level, it is YOU! 

The programs of AWS include setting up and enforc- 
ing the standards of conduct and residence rules en- 
umerated in this book and sponsoring social, academic 
and cultural activities for Maryland coeds. This is a 
form of self-government for it is you and your class- 
mates who make up the boards and committees of AWS 
and it is these boards and committees which carry out 
the aims and programs of AWS. 

We think we are fortunate to be allowed to partici- 
pate in making the rules and regulations which affect 
us and we hope you will feel the same. Become active 
in your dorm, sorority and daydodger government and 
take advantage of this opportunity to govern yourself 
within our grant of powers from the administration. 

The "ship" on the next page illustrates the organiza- 
tion in AWS — it needs YOU to keep it afloat. On the 
next few pages the boards and committees of AWS are 
described. Also included are examples of a few of the 
many honoraries that are worth striving for. For further 
information or applications for positions on any AWS 
committee, talk to your dorm president or contact Pat 
Messer, AWS president, at Worcester Hall. 

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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. 



3) 



The Academic Board 

The purpose of the Academic 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 Governmeni' 

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 
students. 

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 
Council. 

The Sorority Council 

The Sorority Council, as the liaison with the Ex- 
ecutive Council, discusses and acts upon the pro- 
posals and problems brought to its attention by 
the house presidents of the various Sorority Houses. 



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The programs and activities (and the chances for 
membership on the committees which sponsor them) 
which represent just a few of the many opportuni- 
ties in AWS, are described on the following page. 

Big Sister Program — Each new Freshman woman 
at Maryland — whether Dorm Dweller or Daydodger 
— is assigned a Big Sister who will try to answer 
her questions and help her become acquainted with 
Maryland customs. During Orientation Week you 
will attend coke dates and dinners with your Big 
Sister — during the year we hope you will still be 
consulting her when you need help. 

Freshman Counseling — This service is under the 
auspices of the Counseling Center as well as AWS. 
Those who serve as Counselors take a course in 
which they learn how to help you solve your prob- 
lems. They also know the sources for academic and 
social information and are willing to help with dif- 
ficulties in these areas as well as others. 



Leadership Workshop — Working in cooperation with 
the Men's League, this group invites an outstanding 
person to speak to them on leadership. After the 
speaker, discussions are held on such topics as cam- 
pus problems, SGA, activities versus leadership and 
many others. 

Christmas Pageant — Groups of carolers from all the 
Dormitories, Sorority and Fraternity Houses meet 
at the Chapel for the Pageant which is held on the 
Chapel Steps. The Pageant includes a tableau of 
the Christmas story, songs by the Women's Chorus, 
a speaker, and the lighting of Maryland's Christmas 
trees by the Dean of Women. After the Pageant, 
the Women's Chorus sings the Ceremony of Carols 
by Benjamin Britten. All the Carolers are invited 
to President Elkins' for punch and cookies after 
the ceremonies. 



Bridal Fair — In the spring a young girl's fancy- 
lightly turns to thoughts of a bridal gown, trous- 
seau, china, crystal, silver and everything else that 
goes to make up a wedding. Even the girls who are 
not planning summer weddings enjoy the displays 

set up by the various companies and the style show 
of exciting fashions. Brand names on articles dis- 
played here are easily recognized as the best and 
many a rather reluctant young man can be seen 
making the rounds of the various booths, helping 
his girl decide what they want for their wedding. 

Women's Employment Conference — This Service is 
an invaluable aid to graduating senior women and 
those seeking summer jobs. At the two teas held 
annually, representatives of all types of employment 
speak and interview interested and qualified girls. 
A style review of appropriate "work clothes" is held 
and Miss Future Success — the senior woman with 
the most potential for being a success — is chosen. 



Membership in the following honoraries is the 
reward for academic and extra-curricular endeavor. 

Alpha Lambda Delta — All Freshmen women attain- 
ing a 3.5 average or above in their first semester 
here are eligible for membership in ALD. The 
chapter works to stimulate "Intellectual Living" 
among freshmen women. Its activities include hos- 
tessing at cultural events and co-sponsoring a tutor- 
ing program. 

Diamond — The members of this honorary are se- 
lected on the basis of outstanding leadership and 
service to their respective sororities. Each sorority 
may have three active members in Diamond. Tap- 
ping is held twice annually, at Harmony Hall and 
the Interfraternity Sing. 



Mortar Board — The members of Mortar Board are 
chosen because they have displayed excellence in 
scholarship, leadership, character and service. Mem- 
bership in this honorary is the highest honor a 
Maryland coed can attain. 

May Day, the scene of the annual tapping of 
Junior women for Mortar Board, also honors the 
most outstanding Junior woman with the Adele H. 
Stamp Award and the most outstanding Senior 
woman with her crowning as the Queen of the May. 
Outstanding Freshmen and Sophomore women also 
participate in the festivities. 

Phi Kappa Phi — Those who are tapped for Phi 
Kappa Phi are Seniors who rank in the top ten 
percent of their class academically. This group 
dedicates itself to the maintenance of unity and 
democracy in education. Each year a scholarship 
is granted to the graduating Senior with the high- 
est average. 



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Monday Tue 



Earliest one can leave the residence. 



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



Sororities 



Recreation Room Calling Hours 
(According to your Residence) 



6 a.m. 



6 a. 



10:00 p.m. 



10:30 



Dormitory is closed. 


10:00 p.m. 


12:45 


Quiet Hours. 


• : 


Glen's Calling Hours 
Dormitories 


12 noon 

to 
9:45 p.m. 


12 n 

tc 

10 p. 



1 day: 
1 day 
1 day 
1 day 




Begin m\ 
End no 



Calling hours in Fraternities. 



* Oflacially registered parties only. 
** Only when house mother is present and has given her peJ 



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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. 
) p.m. to 11:30 a. m. 
) p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 



11:00 p.m. to 12 n. 

11:00 p.m. to 12 n. 
10:45 to 
Mon. 



12 noon 

to 
10 p. m. 



12 noon 

to 
10 p. m. 



12 noon 

to 

12:45 a.m. 



12 noon 

to 

12:45 a.m. 



9 a. m. 

to 

10:30 p.m. 



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



12 noon 

to 

12:45 a.m. 



12 noon 

to 

12:45 a.m. 



12 noon 

to 

10:30 p.m. 



rlier than 1 p. m. 
r than 9:30 p.m. 



1:00 p.m. 

to 
12:00 a.m. 



1:00 p.m. 

to 
12:00 a.m. 



1:00 p.m. 

to 
10:00 p.m. 



none 



none 



**4:30p.m. 

7 p. m, 

(until 

12:45 a.m.*) 



**lp.m. to 

to 7 p.m. 

(until 

12:45 a.m.*) 



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



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N.B.— 

Be sure to read the AWS Regulations 
carefully — they explain the preceding 
Chart — you will be held responsible for 
knowing these rules and must be able to 
pass a written test on them. 



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OFFICIAL AWS RULES 



officiat AWS rules 



SIGNING OUT AND IN 

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 pm 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 
official dormitory clock). 

b. Expected return (usually 10:30 pm or 
12:45 am). 

c. Destination (^ address and telephone, if 
known). 

d. With whom and how (indicate last 
name). 

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- 
night. 

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



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C. 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. 



SPECIAL SIGN OUTS 

A. Phoning in and Leaving Late: See chart on 
pages 18 and 19 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. 



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CLOSING HOURS 




A. When the front door 
is locked the residence 
is officially closed. (See 
Chart pages 18 and 
19) 

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 
notified. After 10:30 pm 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. 



LATENESS 

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. Note: Sign out for the latest 
possible time. (If you have late minutes you 
may use them up to 10:40 pm) 

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. 



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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 pm with no callers per- 
mitted. 

b. Room Campus — confinement to residence 
room after 7 pm 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 pm. 

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. 



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LEAVES 

A. General Leaves: 

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

2. Weekly Leaves — All women students have 
unlimited 10:30 pm leaves on Tuesday, 
Wednesday, and Thursday. 

3. Weekend Leaves — 

a. Friday and Saturday — All women stu- 
dents may stay out until closing hour. 
(See chart, Pages 18 and 19). 

b. Sunday — All women students may stay 
out until 10:30. Sunday overnights are 
free. 

B. Late Leaves: 

1. Definition — A "late leave" permits a stu- 
dent to remain out of the residence after 
10:30 pm but no later than 12:45 am un- 
less she is staying away overnight. (See 
Chart, pages 18 and 19). 

2. Late Leaves by Classification — In addition 
to 10:30 pm leaves, late leaves are granted 
according to a student's academic classifi- 
cation as listed in the Student Directory, 
provided the student has at least a 2.0 
average. (Physical education and hygiene 
credits are not included.) 

ACADEMIC STANDING LATE LEAVES 

Freshmen — less than 28 credits 5 per semester 

Sophomores — 28 credits 9 per semester 

Juniors — 56 credits 14 per semester 

Seniors — 88 credits Unlimited 



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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 
Thursday but not on a closed night. Each 
weekday overnight is considered a 12:45 
late leave. This includes visits to sorority 
houses. 

3. Weekend Leaves — Weekend leaves may 
extend 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 Sun- 
day night after 10:30 pm. 

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 am 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. 



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2. Leaves for University functions — 

a. All women students are 
granted special leaves of 
15 minutes after the end 
of the following functions. 
v/.v.v.v ( Sign out : ''Special 

Leave." ) 

1) Aqualiners Water Show 

2) Band and University- 
Orchestra Concerts 

rj>' A. '^^W ^^ Gymkana Show 

'it'i -^ 4) Harmony Hall 

^ ^ »^^ 5) Interfraternity Sing 

Cj . . jf 6) Modern Dance Concert 

^^\ * • ''■jr '^^ University Theater 

^Zr^'^v^jr Plays in Central Audi- 

torium 

8) Suburban Symphony Concerts 

9) AWS Christmas Pageant and Chapel 
Choir Concert 

10) SGA cultural events 

b. 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 — 10:15 pm leaves are 
granted for Monday night basketball 
games only if the game should extend past 
10:00. 

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 cate- 
gory. 



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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. 



QUIET HOURS 



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 am. Radios and 
phonographs should be turned off at midnight also. 

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

There are also times set aside and referred to 
as "noisy" hours. Consideration is the key word dur- 
ing these periods also. "Noisy" hours are for the 
purpose of study-breaking. However, it should still 
be quiet enough in the Dorm for those not interested 
in taking a break to continue studying. Show proper 
consideration and sometime when you're trying to 
study you'll appreciate having set a good example. 
(For times see chart on pages 18 and 19). 



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VISITORS 

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 
18 and 19.) 

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. 

If you freshmen have a caller in 
the lobby or recreation room after 8 pm you must 
sign out. It is considered a date. 



OVERNIGHT GUESTS 

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 



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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. 

VISITING A FRATERNITY 

Women students may attend only those functions 
registered on the University Social Calendar which 
is sent to all residences by Friday of each week. 
Desserts on week nights may last until 8 am and 
women students may not go to fraternity houses 
during intermissions when attending campus dances. 
(For Calling Hours see chart on pages 18 and 19.) 

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. 

WOMEN VISITORS 
IN MEN'S RESIDENCES 

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. 

HOW TO DRESS 

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 



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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. 

SUN BATHING 



You may sun bathe 
only in those areas set 
aside for this purpose 
by the Dean's Office. 
(Special notices are 
sent.) Dress is in keep- 
ing with the usual 
standards of good taste. 



FIRE DRILLS 

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 quickly and quietly to your 
assigned exit for roll call. You may return when 
the signal is given. 




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GENERAL 
REGULATIONS 

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 pm to 8 am. 

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 — pull down the 
shades! 

The lobby and recreation 
room are public so be dis- 
creet and avoid embarrassing 
others and yourself by your 
behavior. Remember — you 
are also responsible 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 am 
to 10:00 pm on Mondays, to 10:30 pm on other 
week nights and to 11:00 pm on weekends. Em- 




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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 pm. 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 am 
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 
phonographs. 

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

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- 
ganization. 



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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 pm and 6 am unless in the immediate com- 
pany 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 purpose of obtaining or consum- 
ing 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. 

Never walk alone on campus after dark — you are 

risking your life and safety. AWS has been lenient 
with the closing hours. Be satisfied — any woman stu- 
dent who leaves her residence hall after closing 
hours is liable to get into much trouble and perhaps 
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! 



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AWS Executive Council 

President Pat Messer 

First Vice President Barbara Gundersdorff 

Second Vice President Jean Ritchie 

Secretary Sue Gibbons 

Treasurer Cynthia Heisler 



Dormitory Presidents 

Anne Arundel Hall Nancy Langhorn 

Caroline Hall Sally James 

Carroll Hall Regina Bollinger 

Dorchester Hall Pat Hynes 

Queen Anne's Hall Barbara Uricheck 

St. Mary's Hall Sarah Schlesinger 

Somerset Hall Elinor Kipnes 

Wicomico Hall Mickey Harrison 

Worcester Hall Sue Gibbons