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INFORMATION PLEASE STAFF
AWS Editor Betty Wilcox
WRA Editor Julia Cobey
Cover Design Bobbi Hastings
Associated Women Students
Women's Recreation Association
Guide for 1961-62
We of the Dean of Women's Office bid you
Your main purpose in entering the Univer-
sity is to acquire an education. A great part
of this you will get in the classrooms and the
Library, from professors, books, and from one
another. It is also hoped that you will recog-
nize and take advantage of the extra-curricular
offerings of the University.
Though the University is large and as such
may seem confusing at times, there are a great
many people here — fellow students, faculty, ad-
ministrators and stafT — who are personally in-
terested in your welfare and happiness and
will be pleased to be of help if you will let
them know your concerns.
When you arrive on campus you will be
given much information to help you learn your way around our community. In
addition, regulations applicable to all students are set forth in a booklet entitled
University General and Academic Regulations. The catalog of the College in which
you register will also set forth certain requirements with which you must
Included in this handbook are rules and bits of advice from two campus organiza-
tions to which all undergraduate women automatically belong — the Associated Women
Students and the Women's Recreation Association. AWS is the student government
organization through which the women largely determine the social rules and regula-
tions by which they live.
WRA oflfers a great variety of sports activities which will not only prove beneficial
from a physical standpoint, but will also enable you to make friends with others who
share your interests. Each organization extends to you an invitation to participate —
won't you accept!
Remember, this is now YOUR UNIVERSITY. If we in the Dean of Women's
Office can in any way assist you in taking advantage of and enjoying all that is here
for you, please give us the privilege of doing so.
Helen E. Cl.a.rke
Dean of Women
Miss Julia Billings
Assistant Dean of Women
Miss Ethel Keslei
Physical Education Department
Welcome to Maryland. Your own in-
itiative is the key to friendship, culture,
and participation in self-government and
student activities. The Associated Women
Students is composed of all the under-
graduate women at Maryland — Greek
and Independent, Daydodger and Dorm-
dweller. Our existence is circular. We
are organized to serve you and in return
we need your ideas, talents, and enthusi-
astic support. Consider yourself an im-
portant part of AWS. As a new member
of AWS, it is your privilege and duty to
take part in making and enforcing the
rules by which the women students at Maryland live.
We have tried to anticipate and answer your questions about college life.
Do you have more? Feel free to ask. Now that we have met. a friendly
"Hi" will serve to open a conversation with any of the officers of A\VS.
WELCOME to the University of Marx-
land and to WRA! The Women's Recrea-
tion Association is a student organiza-
tion which plans and sponsors many
recreational and sports activities. It is
designed to meet your interests and is
dedicated to making your college years
more enjoyable. All of you belong and
may participate in any part of its pro-
I feel that participation in our sports
program is one of the best ways of keep-
ing healthy, making close friends and
practicing good sportsmanship. By being
active in WRA you can become a vital part of an organization that gives
every Maryland co-ed the opportunity to have these experiences. .
This should be a wonderful year for WRA, and we are depending on
you to help make it possible. Remember. WRA is YOUR organization and
is only as strong as your interest and support.
'Small service is true service while it lasts:
Of humblest friends, bright creature! scorn not one.
The daisy, by the shadow that it casts.
Protects the lingering dewdrop from the sun."
AWS AND YOU
• EACH DAYDODGER. INDEPENDENT AND SORORITY WOMAN
has a voice in AWS. the governing body for all co-eds at Maryland. AWS is
the counterpart of Men's League in the Student Government Association
and is an acti\e affiliate of the Intercollegiate Association of Women Stu-
dents, the national organization.
• THE PROGRAMS OF AWS include setting up the standards of con-
duct and residence rules enumerated in this book and sponsoring social,
academic and cuhural actixities. Become acti\"e within the AWS organiza-
tion and take ad\antage of this opportunity to govern yourself.
• APPLICATIONS FOR POSITIONS on anv AWS Board or Committee
mav be obtained at the A\VS office in the Student L'nion.
• AWS OFFICERS are chosen by your vote in the SGA campus elections
each spring. In addition to those pictured above. Cynthia Heisler is the
elected Senior Representative. Elaine Ricca the Junior Representati\e. and
Sue Gorham. the Sophomore Representative.
• THE AWS EXECUTI\'E COUNCIL is the central, coordinating body
of AWS. It passes upon all A\VS legislation, approves committee chair-
manships recommended by the A\VS president, and delegates funds for
A\VS activities from their SGA appropriations. The weekly meetings of
the Council are open to all women students. Girls who want to take an
active part in A\VS activities are invited to attend these meetings.
• THE CAMPUS JUDICIAL BOARD has jurisdiction over all violations
of women's regulations, hears more serious cases referred to them by the
residence judicial boards, coordinates judicial policy in all residences, and
acts as an appeals board. Extreme violations of the University rules and
those which need immediate consideration are referred to the Dean of
• THE ACADEMIC BOARD works toward encouraging good .scholarship
and improving faculty-student relations. Aiding freshmen to adapt to col-
lege studies, handling of tutoring arrangements in women's residences, pub-
licizing job placement forums and sponsoring the Dormitory Scholarship
Cup, which is given to the dorm with the highest scholastic average, are a
few of its activities.
• EACH DORMITORY has a council consisting of a president, vice-presi-
dent, secretary, treasurer and committee chairmen plus class or floor repre-
sentatives. The House Director is the council adviser. These councils super-
vise conduct and scholarship within each dorm and promote extra-cur-
• THE DORMITORY COUNCIL consists of all the women's dormitory
presidents, who meet regularly to discuss problems of dormitory govern-
ment. Ideas are exchanged concerning the different programs carried out
in each dorm. Any dorm resident may offer suggestions to the dorm coun-
cil which may in turn make suggestions to the AWS Executive Council.
• THE SORORITY
COUNCIL, as the liaison
with the Executive Council,
discusses and acts upon the
proposals and problems
brought to its attention by
the house presidents of the
various Sorority Houses.
• Dormitory and Sorority
Presidents are listed on
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
The activities and programs sponsored by AWS are varied and offer many
opportunities for leadership experience, participation, enjoyment and view-
ing. Perhaps one of the following would be of interest to you now or in
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 wath Maryland customs. During Orienta-
tion 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.
This sei'x'ice 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 problems. They also know the sources for aca-
demic and social information and are willing to help with difficulties in
these areas as well as others.
Working in cooperation with the Men's League, this group invites an
outstanding person to speak to them on leadership. After the speaker, dis-
cussions are held on such topics as campus problems, SGA, activities versus
leadership and many others.
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 presents a
program of Christmas music.
In the spring a young girl's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of a bridal
gown, trousseau, 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 articlrs displayrd here arc easily recog-
nized as the best, and many a rather reluctant young man can be seen mak-
ing 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 inter\iew interested and qualified girls.
A style review of appropriate "work clothes" is held and Miss Future Suc-
cess — the senior woman with the most potential for being a success — is
This is an annual spring event sponsored by the Associated Women Stu-
dents and the Panhellenic Council. All women on campus are welcome to
attend and help entertain the orphans of the Washington area.
Academic success and participation in campus activities are rewarded
when a co-ed is tapped into one or more of the following honoraries that
recognize outstanding scholarship, leadership and service to the University.
All those described below except Phi Kappa Phi are solely for women.
ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA
AH Freshman women attaining a 3.5 average or above in their first se-
mester or first two semesters are eligible for membership in Alpha Lambda
Delta. The chapter works to stimulate "Intellectual Living" among fresh-
man women. Its activities include hostessing at cultural events and co-
sponsoring a tutoring program.
Diadem was founded to honor those junior women who have shown
loyalty and interest in the University of Maryland by giving their time,
service, and leadership to its welfare and unity, and to stimulate scholastic
achievement and participation in extra-curricular activities. Members arc
chosen in the spring semester of their sophomore years and remain active
for one year.
The members of this honorary are selected on the basis of outstanding
leadership and service to their respectixe sororities. Each sorority may have
three active members in Diamond. Tapping is held twice annually, at
Harmony Hall and the Interfraternity Sing.
PHI KAPPA PHI
Those who are tapped for Phi Kappa Phi are seniors who rank in the
top ten per cent 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 highest average.
Jackie Carrick is tapped into Mortar Board by
Pat Messer at the 1961 May Day Pageant.
Membership in Mortar Board is the highest possible honor a Maryland
co-ed may hold. At May Day, the scene of the annual tapping, juniors
who have displayed excellence in scholarship, leadership, character and
service are singled out one by one from the mass of spectators by the black
robed senior members. Mortar Board's other activities include the Home-
coming Mum Sale and the "Smarty Party" for freshman women with 3.0
averages or above. This past year the Maryland Chapter was hostess to
representatives from the Chapters from surrounding colleges and universi-
Mav Day is sponsored by the women of the Junior Class to honor the
graduating seniors, and the most outstanding senior woman is crowned
Queen of the May. The x\dele H. Stamp Award is -presented to the out-
standing junior woman, and freshmen and sophomores are also recognized
and participate in the festivities.
Those who were tapped into Mortar Board this past May are as follows:
Jackie Carrick, Pam Clayton, Karen Dunkin, Kay White, Elinor Kippnes,
Diane Plutschak, Margie Miller, Janice Montgomery, Sue Gibbons, Shelley
Landay, Linnell Robinson, Karen Jacobsen, Julia Cobey, Linda Ray and
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Xi Delta
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Phi Epsilon
Gamma Phi Beta
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Phi Sisfma Sigma
Pi Beta Phi
Sigma Delta Tau
Carol Ann Kahn
Anne Arundel Hall
Montsfomen- Hall Center
Montgomer)' Hall East
Montgomery Hall West
Queen Anne's Hall
St. Mar>''s Hall
Vera Mae Ernst
Ilva Sue Battaglia
Mildred Eleanor Keene
OFFICIAL AWS RULES
We are fortunate to be able to participate in making the rules and regula-
tions which affect dormitory living. The following pages and the chart on
residence hours are important. You will be held responsible for knowing these
rules and must be able to pass a written test on them.
SIGNING OUT AND IN
Definition: Signing out and in consists of recording required informa-
tion 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
1. Each student must personally sign herself out and in.
2. The following minimum information must be included:
a. Time of departure ^according to the official dormitory clock).
b. Expected return ^usually 10:30 p.m. or 12:45 a.m.).
c. Destination (address and telephone, if 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 the residence.
b. Tab at middle indicates that the student will return before closing
hour that evening.
c. Tab at extreme left indicates an overnight.
M I I I te I E
C. Each woman is on her honor to sign out correctly, to obey the University
and state regulations which apply to conduct even if signed out for the
weekend, and to behave with consideration 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 La+e: See chart on pages 22 and 23 in col-
umn 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 22 and 23.)
B. Return after closing hours: In emergency cases when delayed or un-
able to return before the residence closing hour, a student must call her
House Director. (In sorority houses, the House Director, manager, or
president may be called.) After 10:30 p.m. all calls to the University
go through the campus police. If a student does not return to the dormi-
tory, her parents and the campus police are notified; a call will help
to avoid much worrv 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 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 thirty minutes or less 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 automatically
referred by them to the Campus Judicial Board.
1. Penalties vary with circumstances but generally consist of revoking
10:30's or late leaves, assigning approved odd jobs in the residence,
2. A "campus" may be defined as:
a. Residence Campus — confinement to residence after 7 p.m. with no
callers or phone calls permitted.
b. Room Campus — confinement to residence room after 7 p.m. witli
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. with no callers or phone calls
3. Judicial Board must be attended before all other meetings.
D. Accumulated Latenesses:
1. Each woman student is granted the privilege of ten accumulated late
minutes for each semester. A woman student may be late any num-
ber of times up to a total of ten minutes.
2. If a student has accumulated more than ten late minutes, she will
be campused, according to the number of minutes late, as prescribed
by the Standardized Rules of Judicial Board.
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. Weekly Leaves — All women students have unlimited 10:30 p.m. leaves
on Tuesday. Wednesday, and Thursday.
3. Weekend Leaves —
a. Friday and Saturday — All women students may stay out until
closing hour. (See chart, pages 22 and 23).
b. Sunday — All women students may stay out until 10:30 p.m. ..Sunday
overnights are free.
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 22 and 23).
2. Late Leaves by Classification — In addition to 10:30 p.m. leaves, late
leaves are granted according to a student's academic classification as
listed in the Student Directory, provided the student has at least a
2.0 average. (Physical education and health 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 Academic Board or the Dean of
Women's Office for special circumstances.
4. Transfer Students — Transfer students use the academic classification
of their previous school until they are officially classified at this Uni-
C. Overnight, Weekend, and Holiday Leaves:
1. Permission Forms — Overnight leaves are granted only when the
"Parents Authorization 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 sor-
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 Sunday night
after 10:30 p.m.
4. Holiday Leaves — All women have free late leaves on the nights pre-
ceding one-day holidays and on the nights closing all vacation periods.
D. Special Leaves:
1. Early morning leaves —
a. To leave a residence before 6 a.m. for any reason, a student must
secure the permission of the House Director at least 12 hours before
she signs out.
b. She must sign out the night before, before 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: 12:45 a.m. "Special
1) Aqualiners Water Show
2) Band and University Orchestra Concerts
3) Gymkana Show
4) Harmony Hall
5) Interfraternity Sing
6) Modern Dance Concert
7) University Theater Plays in Central Auditorium
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 p.m. 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. symphonies, plays)
approved by the AWS Executive Council, if the student presents her
ticket stub to her House Director. Functions at Constitution Hail,
National Theater, and Arena Stage come in this category.
5. Special Permissions —
a. Late leaves for extra curricular activities, personal necessity or
exceptions not covered by these regulations can be secured througn
Miss Billings' office.
b. Special late leaves are granted only to students with a 2.0 overall
c. The request for special free late leaves should be taken to Miss
Billings at least one week in advance. Free late leaves are not
6. Requests for special late leaves for all-campus events not listed above
should be taken through the Dormitory Council two weeks in advance.
Quiet hours are those times set aside in each residence for sleep and study.
Without them, continuous 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 considerate. Keep your doors closed and your voices low.
Don't type from midnight to 8 a.m. Radios and phonographs should be turned
off at midnight also.
Quiet hours will be enforced by the residence judicial board and executive
There are also times set aside and referred to as "noisy" hours. Considera-
tion is the key word during these periods also. "Noisy" hours are for the pur-
pose 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 22 and 23).
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 22 and 23.)
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.
You may invite guests to stay overnight on Friday and Saturday nights and
the night before a holiday only with the permission of the House Director.
Daydodgers may stay occasionally for some University function if there is
space available for them and the House Director 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. Des-
serts on week nights may last until 8 p.m. and women students may not go to
fraternity houses during intermissions when attending campus dances. (For
Calling Hours see chart on pages 22 and 23.)
The housemother or an approved chaperone must be present at all times
that co-eds are in the house. Before a member may bring a co-ed into the
house, he must obtain permission from the house mother. These rules are for
your protection and good reputation. Please obey them fully. The risk of
impulsive, unwise action is obvious.
WOMEN VISITORS IN MEN'S RESIDENCES
Women are not per-
mitted to visit the men's
dormitories or rooms ex-
cept at special registered
parties in the recreation
room or living room. Par-
ents and relatives desiring
to visit residents of the
dormitories should call at
the dormitory office.
HOW TO DRESS
Women students may wear Bermuda shorts or tailored slacks in the lower
level of the Student Union, on campus and in the College Park area on Satur-
days only. Active sports wear of any kind even when covered by a coat is
never allowed in the Dining Hall, Library. Classroom Buildings. Administration
Buildings or Chapel. The immediately preceding 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 Dorm 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 keeping with the usual
standards of good taste.
There is no need to explain why we must have fire drills. The student fire
marshal 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 outdoor shoes, then walk quickly and quietly to
your assigned exit for roll call. You may return when the signal is given.
Entrances and Exits — Because so many of the residences are situated close to
the street, all doors except the front door must be kept locked from 8 p.m.
to 8 a.m. This is essential for your safety.
Reception Halls and Lobbies may be used for study after closing hours with
the House Director's consent. Although it is late there will be no smoking
and the room must be kept tidy or the privilege will be withdrawn. Remem-
ber — pull down the shades!
The lobby and recreation room are public so be discreet and avoid embarrass-
ing others and yourself by your behavior. Remember — you are also responsi-
ble for the conduct of your guests.
Smoking Regulations are employed for safety and not just to inconvenience
or annoy you. Smoking is permitted everyw^here in the residence except the lob-
by, 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. Emergency
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 homemakers of tomorrow, we should
practice tidiness. Beds must be made and rooms in order by 10 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 rooms 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
1. Food and dishes may not be taken from the Dining Hall.
2. Coke bottles must be returned to the cases provided for this purpose.
3. The only electrical appliances allowed in rooms are fans, hairdryers, 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
6. Food may not be kept on window sills.
7. Food kept in rooms must be placed in metal containers with tight covers.
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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. Any woman student who
leaves her residence hall after closing: hours is liable to get into much trouble
and perhaps lose the privileg:e of living in the dormitory . . . and it is a privi-
lege! 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!
USE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Possession or use of alcoholic beverages, including light wines and beer, is
prohibited on the campus or in any fraternity or sorority house or at any
function recognized by the University as a student organization.
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 immediate company of
one of his parents or legal guardian;
2. to enter the premises of the holder of a Class B or Class D Beer or Beer and
Light Wine license, except for the 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.
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Earliest one can leave the residence.
Earliest one can enter the residence.
Latest time one can sign out, change a sign out,
or leave the residence.
Dormitory is closed.
Men's Calling Hours
Men's Calling Hours
Recreation Room Calling Hours
(According to your Residence)
Calling hours in Fraternities.
* Officially registered parties only.
** Only when House Director is present and has given her permissior
*** See House Director for special exceptions.
lay Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6 a.m. 6 a.m.
■*7:30 a.m^**7:30 a.m**" 7: 30 a.m***7:30 a.m***7:30 a.m
p.m. 10:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
a.m. 12:45 a.m. 12:45
1:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m. 12:45 a.m.
11:00 p.m. to 12 n.
. to 12 n.
12 noon 12 noon
12:45 a.m. 12:45 a.m
2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
2 p.m. until dinner
12 noon 12 noon 12 noon
to to to
12:45 a.m. 12:45 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
D earlier than 1 p.m.
later than 9:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
to to to
12:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
**4:30 p.m. **1 p.m.
to 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. **2:30 p.m.
until until to 7 p.m.
12:45 a.m.-''- 12:45 a.m.^
HIT THE BOOKS
First and ioreniost. ihv Uni\crsity ol 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 sched-
ule 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 friendly and interested in everyone around you, for
you will cherish these friendships during your college life and afterwards.
GROUP LIVING TAKES WORK
Dormitoiy life is fun. but large group living calls for extra consideration
of others. One of your first and most important friends is your roommate.
Respect her ideas and she'll return your cooperation with true friendship.
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 machines, 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 advice. She can be of invaluable assistance, par-
ticularly 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 CAR
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 ac-
tivities sparingly your first semester as you adjust to your studies and college
living. The wise and capable co-ed 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 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
walking across campus, embarrassing yourself and others by your conduct
in the Dining Hall and at parties with public displays of aflfection. 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 Protestant service is held at 11:00 a.m. In addi-
tion to the chapel, there are many other churches in the College Park area
waiting to have you in their congregations.
WHAT TO WEAR
The question of clothes, ahvays 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 Maiylanders, bring a limited, but ad-
justable 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 fool-
wear tennis shoes, loafers, and saddle shoes with ankle or knee socks arc
worn. Casual wear is preferred at basketball games and neighborhood
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. co-ed the word "fomial" means any-
thing 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. 19.)
PUT IN A NUTSHELL
To sum it all up, be friendly, study hard, be considerate and discreet,
participate in the activities that interest you most. Above all, don't be
afraid to ask questions.
Remember, your fellow students, your housemother, the deans and the
faculty all want to be your friends. Make the most of your college life —
you'll never regret it.
'We can't all be captains, some have to be crew;
There's something for all of us here;
There's big work to do; there's lesser to do;
And the task we must do is near.
'If you can't be a highway, then just be a trail,
If you can't be a sun, be a star.
It isn't by size that you win or you fail —
Be the Best of whatever You Are."
WRA AND YOU
• WRA COUNCIL is made up of the officers you elect, committee chair-
men, interest group and club leaders, intramural managers, and representa-
tives from each dorm, sorority and the Daydodgers.
• YOUR ^VRA REPRESENTATIVE is the main link between you and
the Council. She keeps you informed on events and brings your ideas to
• APPLICATIONS FOR LEADERSHIP roles may be obtained from
your WRA representati\e or from the WRA office in Preinkert Field House.
You may become more active by attending Council meetings and offering
• YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME at the Council meetings whether you
have a specific job or not. \VRA is your organization!
• ARFCW, the Athletic and Recreation Federation of College Women, is
the national organization of which WRA is a member. Some students have
started saving for its 1963 convention at the Woman's College of the Univer-
sity of North Carolina in Greensboro. Maybe you would like to go!
SIGMA TAU EPSILON
Sigma Tau Epsilon honors those women who have ( ontributed outstand-
ing leadership and service in the WRA program and its affiHated clubs,
Aqualiners and Modern Dance. To be eligible for tapping a girl must have
completed her Ireshman year and ha\e maintained an overall average of at
Tapping ceremonies are held twice each year: at the second WRA meet-
ing of the Spring semester and at the annual WRA Banquet each May.
The members of Sigma Tau Epsilon ha\e an annual dinner each spring,
which is held in a member's home. Sigma Tau Epsilon helps with many
WRA projects and ushers at various University functions.
The 1961-62 officers of Sigma Tau Epsilon are: President, Kay White:
Vice-President, Nancy Lohr; Secretary', Amy Sakers; and Treasurer, Linda
Cavin. The members include: Karen Dunkin, Phyllis Heuring, Jean
Weaver, Bobbi Hastings, and Phyllis Heneson. Those tapped at the 1961
Spring Banquet were Robyn Rudolph, Shelley Landay and Bunnye Schofer.
Jean Weaver of the Modern Dance Club beams as she is tapped into Sigma Tau Epsilon by Judi
Wright at the 1960 Spring Banquet.
A summer of fun and relaxation . . . but now it is time to concentrate
on those books! However, WRA ofTers a wonderful program of intramural
sports for recreation between study hours!
Each season brings forth some popular activities. In the fall tennis singles,
badminton doubles, archery, bowling and ping pong offer a challenge. The
winter season brings basketball, volleyball and badminton singles, while
springtime produces the swimming meet, softball and tennis doubles. CO-ED
volleyball and bowling tournaments will be planned in cooperation with the
Men's Intramural Department.
Intramural tournaments are arranged on an organizational level; you
play for your dormitory, sorority or the Daydodgers. Your WRA repre-
sentative, in dorm or sorority meetings, will keep you informed of the team
and individual sport schedules.
A SPORT FOR
IN A SPORT
The Gamma Phi's try to stop
a DG basket in an intra-
Since the Daydodgers have a more difficult time seeing each other, their
representative will call a meeting before each team sport tournament to
get organized. Individual sports enthusiasts may obtain entry blanks either
from their WRA representative or the VVRA office in Preinkert Field House.
That is all, and you will be notified when to play.
Several of the dorms and sororities assist with the intramural program
by donating the trophies which are awarded to the tournament wmners at
the annual Spring Banquet. The tournament managers are usually mem-
bers of these "sponsoring" groups. A trophy must be won three consecutive
years to become a permanent possession.
Dress for intramurals is CASUAL. However, tennis shoes in the gym
and bowling shoes at the alleys are always worn. Equipment for practice
or individual activity may be checked out from Preinkert Field House Mon-
day through Friday from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m.
The swimming pool in Prcinl^ert is open from 4:00 to 5:15 on Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and on Wednesday nights
from 6:30 to 8:00. Bring self and cap. Suits and towels will be supplied.
GO-RECREATIONAL swimming is held at Cole Activities Building on
Friday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 and on Sundays from 1:00 to 5:30 and
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring self, cap and bathing suit of course!
Perhaps most important in WRA is the fact that you do not have to be
an expert to take part. The emphasis of the intramural program is on FUN
and the participation of everyone — not on winning and the participation of
only the more highly skilled. You are encouraged to try your hand at any
activitv. Be seeinsf vou!
1960-61 INTRAMURAL WINNERS
Alpha Chi Omega
(Faith Ferris and
Alpha Omicron Pi
(Audrey Maier and
Sigma Delta Tau
Delta Delta Delta
Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Delta Pi
Phi Sigma Sigma
For the past three years eo-eds have been seen on
campus wearing sharp University of Maryland blaz-
ers. WRA started this tradition of the blazers . . .
with the aid of the Robert Rollins Blazer Company.
These blazers are unique . . . with the emblem on
the pocket . . . they may also have sorority letters or
class year. Additional features of this blazer include
an inside pocket . . . choice of piping ... an extra,
plain pocket for later use.
The Rollins Blazer is a must for every girl.
• Popular on college campuses throughout the
• Personally tailored and especially designed for
every well-dressed co-ed
• Fittings are made twice a year — fall and spring — -
allowing you to take full advantage of the blazer
• Available in five colors — red. white, camel, navy
blue, and oxford grey
• Prices range from $22.95 to $29.95
When you wear your stylish Maryland University
blazer, just see how people will look twice . . . admire
it . . . and ask you where you got it.
Participate in WRA's "club-type" program! Vou may also obtain points
for your organization by being active in the interest groups. Choose from
anv of the ten seasonal groups. Appropriate dress is the only requisite.
Membership is open to all beginners as well as experienced persons. All
equipment except ior ice skating) will be provided.
During its regular season, each interest group meets once or twice a week
for practice periods. Sometimes they play other area colleges. The teams
which engage in these competiti\e matches are not \arsity teams, but are
made up of all members who wish to participate. Refreshments ser\Td after
a game afford both schools an opportunity to socialize!
Continue the activities you have always enjoyed ... or cultivate a new
interest. At least one of these groups will hold some exciting moments for
vou. Announcements of meetings are found in the Diamondhack. Watch
for them I
about findins: a court
during tennis fe\'er season . . .
Time: Fall and Spring
Place: Preinkert tennis courts
Opportunities: Learn ... or im-
pro\'e game. Matches with other
schools . . . Sports Day !
Are you an equestrian? If not.
here's your chance to become one I
Time: Fall and Spring
Place: Aitcheson Stables
Opportunities: Free instruction . .
trail riding . . . fun
Cost: $2.00 an hour for horses
A golf ball traveling along the putt-
ing green into the hole ... It could
be your ball !
Time: Fall . . . weekly sessions
Place: University of Maryland
Opportunities: Student instruction
. . . Sports Day
Practice those jumps, pivots and
leaps ... a popular sport in any
Time: Winter . . . two practices
Place: Preinkert Gym
Opportunities: Play for your or-
ganization . . . compete with other
area schools . . . only one defeat
last season !
Swimmers ready .
marks . . . BANG!
Time: Winter and Spring . .
Place: Preinkert Pool
Opportunities: Earn WRA point
. . . enjoy competing
Fancy footwork, a parry,
and a thrust . . . touche I
Time: All year . . . Thurs-
day afternoons, 4:00-5:00
Place: Preinkert Gym
Opportunities: Learn poise
and grace ... a diflerent
sport . . . CO-ED
^> sn, ; ^\. ,ir- T- ' , . ^, "-,., :'^^mM-
Duck or ten pin . . . STRIKE!
Time: Winter and Spring . .
Wednesday afternoons, 4:00-6:00
Place: Fairlane Alleys
Opportunities: Improve . . . tele
Crisp fall air . . . rugged
action . . . Field Hockey!
Time: Fall . . . Tuesday and
Thursday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Place: Preinkert Field
Opportunities: Sports Day
. . . games with other schools
Join Lacrosse . . .
growing sport !
Time: Spring . . . Tuesday
and Thursday, 4:00-5:00
Place: Preinkert Field
games this season
A figure 8 . . . fun to learn !
Time: Winter . . . Wednes-
day afternoons, 4:00-6:00
Place: Silver Spring Studio
Cost: $6.00 per four-w^eek
ANNUAL SPRING BANQUET
Every spring WRA climaxes its year's activities with the traditional ban-
quet. At this time the newly elected WRA officers are installed, Sigma
Tau Epsilon taps its new members, and the tournament trophies are award-
ed. The culmination of these activities is the eagerly awaited presentation
of the WRA Participation Cup. Besides being an event for these purposes,
the banquet also presents an opportunity for much enjoyment and hilarity
as the humorous events of the past year are reviewed and laughed about.
Under the chairmanship of Loudell Insley, the May, 1961. Banquet was
held at the Langley Park Hot Shoppe. Miss Bertha Adkins, highlighted
the evening with her address about the American woman and recreation.
Miss Adkins. the new Headmistress of Foxcroft School in Virginia, has had
the distinction of being the first woman Under Secretary of the Department
of Health, Education, and Welfare. As Miss Adkins' schedule is quite busy,
WRA was pleased and honored to have her speak to the group.
In her speech Miss Adkins commended WRA and its officers for their
contributions to the field of recreation. She pointed out that in our modern
competitive world it is increasingly important for women to develop friendly
competitive spirits so that they may better enjoy life. This is a diflFerent
idea from the one held in many other countries in which a regimented
competitive spirit is developed. Miss Adkins' speech inspired the audience
to continue encouraging everyone to participate in WRA activities regard-
less of her abilities in a sport.
Everyone who has participated in WRA is welcome at the banquet. We'll
be expecting you this spring!
Miss Bertha Adkins, former Under Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare
and the new Headmistress of Foxcroft School, gives her address at the May, 1961, WRA Banquet.
Two performing groups are affiliated with ^\'RA — Modern Dance and
Aqualiners. These clubs. OPEN TO BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, add
to the variety of the AVRA program and to your enjoyment either as a par-
ticipant or as a receptive viewer.
Do you enjoy swimming^ If so. Acjualiners is the club for you! If you
are a fairly strong swimmer and can learn new skills quicklv. there is a place
Last year was mainly one of reorganization and setting up the new tr}'-
out system. Demonstrations were gi\en for nearby high schools as well as
for the University campus. Plans are being made for similar demonstra-
tions for 1961-62 to be climaxed with a big water pageant in the spring.
The numbers are choreographed, and the scenery and costumes are designed
and made by the club members. Practices will be held eveiy Tuesday and
Come out and join the area's only synchronized swimming group!
"Interest is the first qualification" for nienihcrship in the Modern Dance
Club, and it gives an opportunity lor creative expression as well as recrea-
tion and enjoyment.
Those with little or no experience are welcome to join the Beginning
Group at 6:00 p.m. eveiy Tuesday to learn the basic techniques and con-
struction ol a dance. Participation in group dances and helping with pub-
licity, costumes and back stage w^ork for the various performances arc the
main activities of the group. The Advanced Group meets on Tuesday
evenings at 7:00 and selects its members from those with previous experi-
The Modern Dance Club members are constantly rehearsing for their
many programs and demonstrations. Last February they performed at the
Fine Arts Festival at North Carolina State College in Raleigh and in March
climaxed the year with their Annual Concert on campus. This latter per-
fonnance was repeated at Atlantic City at the National Convention of the
American Association for Health. Physical Education and Recreation and
won much acclaim for the Maryland Group. Some of the members took
part in dances presented in August before the International Congress of
Physical Education and Sports for Girls and Women held in Washington
D. C. ^
Think you might be interested in joining such an illustrious group? Come
visit us — you're welcome!
WRA PARTICIPATION CUP
The presentation of the WRA Participation Cup at the annual Spring
Banquet is the climax of the year's activities. To win this cup, an organi-
zation must have been active in most of the events sponsored by WRA
throughout the year. Participation points are awarded to each dormitory,
sorority, and the Daydodgers for taking part in intramurals, interest groups
and affiliated clubs. Points are also given for placing in the tournaments,
but it is not necessary to be the champion in order to win the cup.
The Daydodgers pulled quite an upset this spring when they won the
honor for the third consecutive year and RETIRED the 12-year old cup.
They accumulated 421 points with a wide range of activities. Nip and tuck
most of the way — until the Daydodgers drew out in front at the close of
second semester — was Caroline Hall with 345 points. Alpha Chi Omega
took third place with 296 points and Wicomico Hall was fourth with 261.
There wdll be a new Participation Cup this year, and the field is wide
open. The Daydodgers wish each organization the best of luck for 1961-62
but warn one and all that they have hopes of repeating their accomplishment.
WRA PARTICIPATION POINTS SYSTEM
Listed brlow is tht' method by which the dorinitorics, sororities and the
Daydodgers earn points toward the WRA Participation Cup. Points are
awarded whether a team or individual wins or loses; onlv when forfeits
occur are points subtracted.
TEAM SPORT TOURNAMENTS
Participation — 30 points ( 1 or 2 teams)
1st place in tournament — 30 points
2nd place in tournament — 25 points
3rd place in tournament — 20 points
4th place in tournament — 15 points
INDIVIDUAL SPORT TOURNAMENTS
Participation — 3 points for each partici-
pant or pair. (Limit of
15 points per organiza-
1st place in tournament — 5 points
2nd place in tournament — 4 points
3rd place in tournament — 3 points
4th place in tournament — 2 points
TEAM SPORT FORFEITS
With one team in the tournament:
One forfeit — minus 15 points
Two forfeits — minus 30 points and out
of the tournament
With two teams in the tournament:
One team, 1 forfeit — minus 7 points
Each team, 1 forfeit — minus 15 points
Same team, 2 forfeits — minus 15 points
and that team out of the tournament
Each team, 2 forfeits — minus 30 points
and both teams out of the tourna-
INDIVIDUAL SPORT FORFEITS
Participant or participants lose the 3
points earned by playing and are dropped
out of the tournament.
Participation — 5 points for each partici-
pant. (Limit of 30 points
1st place in meet — 30 points
2nd place in meet — 25 points
3rd place in meet — 20 points
4th place in meet — 15 points
Participation — 5 points for each partici-
pant who attends at least
half of the meetings and
(Limit of 30 points per
Participation — 5 points for each partici-
pant who attends at least
half of the meetings and
(Limit of 30 points per
If the group meets both semesters, points
are figured separately for each semester.
WRA Freshman Picnic— Wednesday, September 20, 5:30 p.m.
WRA Council meetings — alternate Wednesday nights. 6:15-7:15 beginning
Hockey - Tennis - (;olf Sports Day — Saturday, October 28, 9:00 a.m. to
Telegraphic Bowling Tournaments — December through April
Modern Dance Concert — March 22-24, 1962
Aqualiners Water Show — April, 1962
WRA Banquet — May, 1962
WRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS
'When the Great Recorder comes
To write against your name.
He writes not that you won or lost
But how you played the game."
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Activities and Committees 8
House Presidents 12
Official AWS Rules 13
Signing Out and In 13
Special Sign Outs 14
Closing Hours 14
Quiet Hours 17
Overnight Guests 18
Visiting Fraternities 18
Men's Residences 18
How to Dress 19
Fire Drills 19
General Regulations 19
Entrances and Exits 19
Reception Halls 19
Telephone Calls 20
Room Regulations 20
Walking on Campus 21
Use of Alcoholic Beverages 21
Chart of Residence Hours 22
Helpful Hints 24
Sigma Tau Epsilon 29
Intramural Winners 33
Maryland Blazers 34
Interest Groups 36
Field Hockey 38
Ice Skating 38
Spring Banquet 39
Affiliated Clubs 40
Modern Dance 41
Participation Cup 42
Point System 43
Calendar of Events 44
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