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Associated Women Students
Edited by Lynn Andretta
University of Maryland
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Welcomes 4, 5 and 6
Maryland and You 7
AWS and You 11
AWS Committees 15
Chart of Dormitory Hours 18
Official AWS Rules 21
Signing Out and In 22
Special Sign Outs 23
Closing Hours 24
Quiet Hours 29
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
Telephone Calls 33
House and Room Regulations 34
Use of Alcoholic Beverages 34
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
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.
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!
'Information Please!" Editor
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-
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-
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.
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.
W d U
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 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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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-
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-
Earliest one can leave the residence.
Latest time one can sign out,
or change a sign out.
Recreation Room Calling Hours
(According to your Residence)
Dormitory is closed.
Glen's Calling Hours
Calling hours in Fraternities.
* Oflacially registered parties only.
** Only when house mother is present and has given her peJ
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6 a. m.
6 a, m.
10:30 p.m. 10:30 p. m
12:45 a.m. 12:45 a. m
1:00 a.m. 1:00 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 p. m.
10 p. m.
9 a. m.
.m. to 10 p.m.
.m. to 8 p.m.
.m. until dinner
rlier than 1 p. m.
r than 9:30 p.m.
7 p. m,
to 7 p.m.
**2 :30 p.m.
to 7 p. m.
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.
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
1. Each student must personally sign herself
out and in.
2. The following minimum information must
a. Time of departure (according to the
official dormitory clock).
b. Expected return (usually 10:30 pm or
c. Destination (^ address and telephone, if
d. With whom and how (indicate last
e. Exact time in (according to the official
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-
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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.
A. When the front door
is locked the residence
is officially closed. (See
Chart pages 18 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
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.
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.
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-
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
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.
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
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
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
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-
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.
2. Leaves for University functions —
a. All women students are
granted special leaves of
15 minutes after the end
of the following functions.
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8) Suburban Symphony Concerts
9) AWS Christmas Pageant and Chapel
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
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-
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 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).
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
If you freshmen have a caller in
the lobby or recreation room after 8 pm you must
sign out. It is considered a date.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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
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-
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-
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 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
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!
AWS Executive Council
President Pat Messer
First Vice President Barbara Gundersdorff
Second Vice President Jean Ritchie
Secretary Sue Gibbons
Treasurer Cynthia Heisler
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