UNIVERSITY of MARYLAND
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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
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Christmas recess ends
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Washington's Birthday — holiday
Maryland Day - no holiday
Easter recess begins after class
Easter recess ends
Military Day — no holiday
Pre-examination study day
Memorial Day — holiday
University Calendar 2
Freshman Commandments 4
History and Traditions 13
Songs and Cheers 19
Student Services 21
Social Etiquette 29
Student Activities 41
Student Organizations 51
Rules and Regulations 67
The World Around Us 75
I. Pay close attention and take full advantage of YOUR orien-
II. Stare at a fellow student's name card — that's what it's there
for. Call him by name — he may be the fellow or girl sitting next
to you in class some day.
III. Keep this book while you are at Maryland. It has been
compiled as a guide for your University life. No other similar
publication will be issued.
IV. If you're a transfer student and are misled by the terms
"Freshmen Handbook" arid "Freshmen Orientation" — don't be.
This book and orientation are designed to help all new students,
and it in no way excludes you from our cordial welcome.
V. Be loyal to Maryland as an institution, to its athletic teams,
its people, policies and purposes.
VI. Conduct yourselves in a manner which reflect credit to your-
selves, your families, your friends, or our school.
VII. Contribute yourself to your University community to the
best of your ability.
VIII. Study hard the first year and you will discover your next
three years will be much easier once you're accustomed to study
habits and high academic achievement.
IX. You are in college now, so forget about your past glories in
high school. Don't strut around campus wearing emblems or
sweaters for high school achievement, but start all over to win
X. Get into student activities, for you can't obtain a complete
education from courses alone. Take advantage of the numerous
cultural and social opportunities.
Dr. Wilson H. Elkins
The University of Maryland has been presided over since
January 20, 1955 by Doctor Wilson H. Elkins. Doctor Elkins fol-
lowed Harry C. Byrd, who had held the office previously.
Doctor Elkins attended Schreiner Institute and the University
of Texas, where he received his B.A. and M.A. in History. While
in school he belonged to Sigma Nu, social fraternity, lettered in
three sports, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary
Because of his outstanding work he was awarded a Rhodes
Scholarship to Oxford University in 1933. He attended Oxford
until 1936 when he graduated with Bachelor of Literature and
Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In the same year Doctor Elkins be-
gan teaching at the University of Texas. In 1938, he became presi-
dent of San Angelo Junior College and from there went on to
become president of Texas Western in 1949.
To the Freshman Class:
I extend a warm welcome to the University of Maryland. This
is the beginning of an important part of your life, and it is our
desire to make a meaningful contribution to your happiness. The
University's primary responsibility is to provide a favorable climate
for intellectual growth, but the University is interested also in the
full development of each individual.
Here you will find a broad program of activities outside of the
classroom which, if properly used, will afford pleasure and add to
the development of your special talents. It is important that you
choose wisely in order to achieve balance.
The faculty and the administration are here to offer instruc-
tion and guidance. It is your responsibility to take advantage of
the opportunities which lie before you.
I hope that your years at the University will be pleasant and
Wilson H. Elkins
Dr. Albin O. Kuhn
In 1958 Dr. Albin O. Kuhn was ap-
pointed Executive Vice President of the
University. Dr. Kuhn, however, was not
new to Maryland. For three years prior to
his present position he served as Assistant
to the President. He also attended our
University and did graduate work at the
University of Wisconsin. In 1939 Dr. Kuhn
began teaching Agronomy at Maryland.
By 1948 he was a full professor and named
head of the Agronomy Department.
Dr. Kuhn was very active while here at
Maryland. He was tapped by Sigma Xi,
Alpha Zeta, and ODK.
B. James Borreson
The Executive Dean of Student Life
spent his undergraduate years at the Uni-
versity of Minnesota where he graduated
in 1944. While there he was president of
his social fraternity, Alpha Delta Phi, co-
chairman of a campus political party, and
president of the I. F. C.
In 1946, Dean Borreson began teaching
in Minnesota's Humanities Department.
In 1947, he became director of Student
Activities, and received the Faculty Rec-
ognition Award from the students in 1954.
He moved on to Harvard where he was
appointed Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Business and
Instructor of Administrative Practices. He came to Maryland in
Dr. Lee Hornbake
Dr. Hornbake as Dean of the Faculty is
responsible for the coordination of the
academic programs and procedures of the
University. To facilitate this work he is
assigned many committee chairmanships
which effect the scholastic phase of student
Dr. Hornbake graduated from State
Teachers College, California, Pennsylvania
with a B.S. in 1934. He received his M.A.
at Ohio State University in 1936 and his
Ph.D. also from there in 1942.
Adele H. Stamp
Well known to all wom-
en on campus is Miss
Adele H. Stamp, Dean of
Dean Stamp attended
Tulane University and
graduated with a B.S. de-
gree in 1921. She went
from there to the Univer-
sity of Maryland where she
received her M.A. degree
in 1924. Miss stamp re-
mained here, and has been
the only Dean of Women
this school has ever had.
The Dean of Women's office is concerned with every phase of
women students' activities on campus. Because of Dean Stamp's
tireless efforts we now have the following organizations: Alpha
Lambda Delta, Mortar Board, May Day, Panhellenic Council and
Assisting Dean Stamp are Dean Jameson, Dean Johnson, Dean
McCormick, and Dean Billings.
Geary F. Eppley
The man with one of the longest, and perhaps most devoted,
service to the University is Dean Eppley. In 1914, Dean Eppley
entered what was then the Maryland Agricultural College. He
graduated from Maryland State College of Agriculture in 1920.
During the First World
War he served with dis-
tinction in the Cavalry.
In 1922, Dean Eppley
once again joined the fac-
ulty. While teaching, he
received his master's, and
in 1936 he became the
Dean of Men.
Dean Eppley's main con-
cern is the welfare of the
male students. He is con-
stantly trying to improve
the life of the boys living
on campus. In addition to
being Dean of Men, Dean
Eppley is also Chairman of
the Athletic Council.
Dr. Leon P. Smith
Dr. Smith is not new at being Dean of
the College of Arts and Sciences. He held
that position at the University of Chicago
and the University of Georgia before com-
ing to Maryland.
Dean Smith was graduated from Emory
University in 1919 with a B.A. degree. He
received his M.A. at the University of
Chicago in 1928, and his Ph.D. in 1930.
In addition to carrying out the duties of
a dean, he also is professor of Romance
Dr. J. Freeman Pyle
Dr. J. Freeman Pyle has been a dean
longer than anyone on campus. He re-
ceived his three degrees from the Univer-
sity of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in 1925, and
was appointed Dean of Business and Pub-
lic Administration at Marquette Univer-
sity. After serving there for seventeen
years, he came to Maryland to accept the
The college which he heads includes the
departments of journalism, economics, gov-
ernment and politics, business organiza-
tion, and geography.
Dr. Frederic T. Mavis
Dr. Mavis is in charge of one of the
fastest growing colleges at this University,
the College of Engineering. The five de-
partments of the college show a total en-
rollment of 1900 undergraduate students
and 330 graduate students. Students are
trained in the fields of chemical, electrical,
mechanical, civil, and aeronautical engi-
Dr. Mavis received all three of his de-
grees at the University of Illinois: his
B.S. in 1922, M.S. in 1926, and his Ph.D.
Dr. Vernon E. Anderson
The primary task of Dr. Vernon E. An-
derson is to train teachers to meet the
demands of expanding school systems. Be-
sides preparing teachers for childhood,
elementary, secondary, and industrial edu-
cation fields, the college also trains teach-
ers at the graduate level as supervisors,
administrators, and counselors.
Dean Anderson graduated from the Uni-
versity of Minnesota where he received
his B.A. and M.A. degrees. He won his
Ph.D. at the University of Colorado in
Dr. Roy Ehrensberger
Dr. Ehrensberger, Dean of University
College, supervises a campus of over five
million square miles. Before assuming this
job, he was head of the University Speech
Department. In order to direct the pro-
gram, he spends at least four months of
every year overseas.
Dr. Ehrensberger received his B.A. de-
gree from Wabash College in 1929, his
M.A. from Butler University in 1930, and
his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in
Dr. Lester M. Frcley
Dr. Lester M. Fraley heads a college
with two functions: providing the required
physical education program, and training
students for teaching careers. Dean of the
College of Physical Education, Recreation
and Health since 1949, he served prior to
that as Dean of Liberal Arts of the Associ-
ated Colleges of Upper New York.
Dean Fraley received his B.A. degree at
Randolph-Macon College in 1928, his M.A.
in 1937, and his Ph.D. from Peabody Col-
lege in 1939.
Dr. Selma F. Lippeatt
The newest addition to the group of col-
lege deans is Miss Selma F. Lippeatt, Dean
of the college of Home Economics.
Dean Lippeatt attended Arkansas State
Teachers College where she received her
B.S. Degree in 1938. In 1945 she received
her M.S. from the University of Tennessee,
and in 1953 she earned her Ph. D. from
Pennsylvania State University. While in
school she was elected to Alpha Chi, Omi-
cron Nu, and Pi Lambda Theta honor-
From 1956 until last year, she served as
Assistant Director, Home Education Branch Office of Education
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Dr. Gordon M. Cairns
Dr. Cairns heads the oldest division of
the University of Maryland at College
Park. Before becoming Dean of the Col-
lege of Agriculture in 1950, he was pro-
fessor and head of the dairy department for
five years. Prior to that he taught at the
University of Maine.
Dean Cairns was graduated from Cor-
nell University in 1936 with a B.S. degree.
He later received his M.S. in 1938, and his
Ph.D. in 1940.
Dr. Ronald Bamford
Dr. Bamford received his degrees from
Connecticut, Vermont, and Columbia Uni-
versities. He arrived on campus as Profes-
sor of Botany in 1931. By 1949 Dr. Bam-
ford was both acting Dean of the Gradu-
ate School and Associate Dean of Agricul-
ture. In 1950 he was appointed Dean of
the Graduate School.
Fifty-one different departments in the
Baltimore and College Park divisions offer
HISTORY and TRADITIONS
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You may be wondering why we have three dates on the Uni-
versity seal. Our history dates back to 1807 when the fifth medical
college in the United States was established in Baltimore. Several
years after the Medical School began, a school for law and one for
arts and sciences were established. The colleges following were
Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy, all in Baltimore.
The first school established in College Park was the Maryland
Agriculture College and Model Farm in 1856. This accounts for
the second date on our seal. This school remained private till 1920
when the College Park and Baltimore schools joined to form the
University of Maryland.
From an enrollment of 731 at that time, the university has
grown to approximately 48,000 students a year. Don't be over-
whelmed by this number, for 10,000 of these students are on the
College Park campus during the regular session. The remainder
of the students are found in Baltimore schools, overseas, and in
summer school. A third enrollment figure you may hear is 86,000
students which includes all part-time students as well.
Today the University of Maryland at College Park is a pro-
gressive campus with many plans for expansion. A brand new
Business Administration Building is now underway and soon to
be available for your use. A new Education Building is also being
planned for you in the very near future. The University will con-
tinue progress right along with you within the next four years.
Anyone who passes through College Park will find their at-
tention drawn to the several landmarks of our campus. The most
outstanding is the towering steeple of our University Chapel.
From its location high up on a hill overlooking the Baltimore-
Washington Boulevard, the chapel's chimes can be heard every
hour. Further through the campus is our Cole Activities Building
which seats 14,700 people, and is truly an impressive sight. The
new Theodore McKeldin Library situated on the mall is also one
of our outstanding buildings. Familiar to the students is the
tunnel near South Gate which carries tradition for all lovers pass-
ing through it. Another landmark is Fraternity Row which is
composed of twelve fraternity and sorority Georgian styled houses
The "row" is seen by all passing through College Park.
Another tradition on our campus is the University's mascot,
perpetual guardian of the south-east gate of Byrd Stadium. He is
Testudo, a five hundred pound bronze replica of Maryland's
BIACM AKin GOLD
The official school colors for the University of Maryland are
black and gold. It is interesting to note that these colors plus the
red and white, our sports colors, were originally on coats of arms
belonging to the first families settling Maryland. The colors were
then taken for our state flag. In accord, the University has ac-
You will experience a special chill of excitement as you wit-
ness the opening kick-off of your first football season at Maryland.
The gaity, the tenseness, the cheers, the band, will all make you
proud to be a "Terp", win or lose. School spirit rallies to its peak
in the beginning of this season as exciting events are anticipated.
Pep rallies, home games, an away week end, and most of all Home-
coming, highlight the fall months.
As alumnae and collegiates turn out for Homecoming, girls'
dormitories and sororities contest for house decoration trophies,
while the men's dormitories and fraternities flood the stadium with
an array of floats. Climaxing this day are the crowning of Home-
coming Queen, and a dance featuring a big name band. So ends
another season, but its memories will linger.
Campus Chest, a student committee overseeing campus charity
contributions and allocating funds to various foreign, domestic,
and student charities, is active many times a year raising money.
The funds are received from such activities as the Sophomore
Carnival, Donkey Basketball Game, Angel Flight Talent Show,
Flying Follies, and the Alpha Phi Omega Ugly Man Contest. Each
candidate in the contest receives one vote for each penny contri-
buted to him.
Maryland students are represented by two political parties.
Old Line and Free State, which battle for campus offices each
spring. Similar to national elections, each political party holds a
nominating convention, and campaigning takes place through vot-
ing day. Students elect all class, AWS, Men's League and Student
Each spring Delta Delta Delta sorority sponsors the Interfra-
ternity Sing, a hilghlight of Greek Week. It is held in Ritchie
Coliseum, admission is free, and everyone is welcome. Fraternities
and sororities compete with each other and trophies are given to
the top places in both divisions. Several honors are presented at
this event which include the Morty Cohen Award, the Fraternity
Man of the Year, the Hillock Award, and the tapping of Diamond
and Kalegethos members.
In the fall of every year. Phi Kappa Tau fraternity presents
Harmony Hall. Various Greek organizations enter quartets and
the judging is done by the Society for the Advancement of Barber-
shop Singing. Besides receiving trophies, the top three winning
male and female groups acquire points toward fraternity and soror-
ity of the year awards. Tapping for Diamond and Kalegethos also
takes place at this event.
Kappa Alpha Minstrel
A Cotton Picker's Minstrel is annually presented by Kappa
Alpha fraternity. The show is complete with song, dance, grease
paint and end men. As a production of the old South on stage, the
Minstrel is one of Maryland's oldest traditions.
As the winter holiday season approaches, various campus reli-
gious groups make their preparations. The chapel bells ring out
Christmas carols every hour as part of the season's festivity. Christ-
mas parties, carroling and the chapel choir's presentation of the
"Messiah" are traditional. Chanukah celebrations are also planned
with Hillel featuring a social.
Two days of the fall and spring are set aside for an Annual
Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by AOPi Sorority and TEP Fra-
ternity. Students give blood in Cole Activities Building, and re-
freshments are served afterwards. Trophies are awarded to the
largest group donors.
Spring is a very busy time for honoring outstanding students.
At the Interfraternity Sing, Diamond, the sorority honorary, and
Kalegethos, the fraternity honorary, tap for leaders in their fields.
Featured at the May Day Festival is Mortar Board's tapping of
junior and senior women excelling in scholarship, campus service
and leadership. Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi, the
senior scholarship honorary, and other honoraries also tap during
the spring months.
Soon after you arrive on campus, you will be swept up in
freshman elections. Later on in the year is Freshman Day which
is packed full of entertainment and games.
The sophomore class sponsors a carnival. Every residence
has an opportunity to enter a booth and the money raised is given
to Campus Chest. Concessions and original shows spotlight this
Juniors plan a donkey basketball game at which campus lead-
ers compete against one another. This event also helps to raise
money for Campus Chest. Each class has a dance, but one of the
biggest each year is the Junior Prom. At this time Miss Maryland
is crowned. In the Spring, junior women sponsor May Day.
The senior class climaxes their college life with a Senior
Prom and "Senior Class Presents", a variety show.
Throughout the year, the campus is active with events spon-
sored by our many organizations. University Theater is especially
busy giving several productions. Angel Flight presents a Fashion
Show and Talent Show, the Modern Dance Club gives a concert,
Hillel has a skit night. Gymkhana performs, and the Aqualiners
perform a water ballet. Many dances are planned such as the
Military Ball, Panhellenic Pledge Dance, the Interfraternity Ball,
and the International Fiesta. Associated Women Students present
a Bridal Fair, Campus Chest sponsors its charity drives and the
many Greek houses vie for the trophies in musical competition.
Twenty years ago our Dean of Women, Adele Stamp, started
the tradition of a May Day festival. Each year since then. May
Day has honored the outstanding women on campus. A queen is
selected by junior women on the basis of her scholarship, citizen-
ship, and service to the university. The pageant features a may
pole dance done by outstanding sophomores and junior women,
and the tapping of Mortar Board. It is an exciting and memorable
event, especially for those honored.
During May of each year fraternities and sororities unite for
participation in Greek Week. This week is highlighted with
Chariot Races, Bike Races, a Treasure Hunt, the Interfraternity
Sing, a Dixieland Band Concert. This past year as a climax, the
Interfraternity Council sponsored a boat ride on the Potomac, at
which the King and Queen of Greeks were crowned.
The AWS Dormitory Council and Men's League Resident
Men's Association help arrange an interesting program for the
"dorm" residents. Good citizenship is promoted, awards are pre-
sented to outstanding students, intramural teams are organized,
and a social calendar is planned.
Hail! Alma Mater
Hail to thee Maryland
Steadfast in loyalty.
For thee, we stand.
Love for the Black and Gold
Deep in our hearts we hold,
Singing thy praise forever,
Throughout the land.
Maryland Victory Song
Maryland Drinking Song
Drink to the Terrapin!
All bold-hearted men.
We have no fear of hell.
For We're loyal friends all fellows.
Drink to the Terrapin!
May God bless her sons!
When the toast is in the cup
Maryland we're all behind you
Wave high the black and gold
For there is nothing half so glorious
As to see our team victorious.
We've got the steam boys.
We've got the team boys,
So keep on fighting, don't give in.
(hit it) MARYLAND
Maryland will win!
Sons of Maryland
Sons of Old Maryland,
Old Maryland needs you;
Stand by your colors, boys,
And to them e'er be true!
Fight! For old Maryland!
Old Liners stand
Defenders of the Black
Throughout the land!
(leader) Sound Off
(stands) One Two
(leader) Hit it again!
(stands) Three Four
M M M M
A A A A
R R R R
(etc. spelling Maryland)
Fight Team Fight!
Come On Red
Come on Red!
Come on White!
Come on Terps!
Fight Team Fight!
Maryland, My Maryland
Thou wilt not cower in the dust,
Maryland! My Maryland!
Remember Carroll's sacred trust,
Remember Howards war-like thrust
And all thy slumb'rers with the just
Maryland! My Maryland!
(leader) Gimee Gimee and M!
(leader) Gimee Gimee an A!
(etc. spelling Maryland)
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The Suburban Trust Company in College Park and the Citi-
zens Bank of Maryland in Riverdale provide banking facilities for
the students and student organizations.
One of your first responsibilities at Maryland will be to buy
and maintain a supply of textbooks and supplies. For the con-
venience of students, the University maintains a Students' Supply
Store, located in the basement of the Student Union, where you
may obtain at reasonable prices new or used textbooks, classroom
materials and equipment. This store is operated on a basis of
furnishing students needed books and supplies at as low cost as
practical, and profits, if any, go for promoting general student
welfare. Also, a local bookstore in College Park provides used and
new textbooks, and the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity sells
used textbooks which are consigned to them by students.
You should not buy textbooks until you have official notifi-
cation of the approved edition of the book being used in a course.
The stores have the approved list. Write your name and address
on the fly leaf of each book. This will assist in the return of books
mislaid and prevent the sale of books by other than you, the
owner. After the first ten days it will not lower the re-sale value.
Plan to accumulate a personal library while in college by con-
sidering carefully before selling books that might be needed later
in your career and home.
In order to aid students in getting the most from their college
years, the University maintains the Counseling Center. After pay-
ment of the $5.00 Test and Advisory fee during registration, any un-
dergraduate student is eligible to receive assistance.
The Counseling Center is staffed by a well trained group of
counseling psychologists who are prepared to aid students with
problems of social and emotional adjustment, uncertainty about
future plans, or defiency in reading or study ability.
As part of its program, the Center operates a Reading and
Study Skills Laboratory to aid students in reading and studying
effectively. This laboratory runs on a six week cycle, with two
cycles operated each semester.
The Foreign Student Adviser is concerned with helping stu-
dents from abroad become accustomed to University and commu-
nity life. He is prepared to assist foreign students in solving prob-
lems relating to registration, off campus housing, employment op-
portunities and University and immigration regulations. As well
as aquaint them with opportunities for social and cultural exper-
ience in the community.
The office of the Foreign Student Adviser is located in the
North Administration Building.
i. D. CARD
Look your best when you get your picture taken during your
first registration, for it will stay with you throughout your years
at Maryland. The student identification card identifies you for
attendance at athletic events and student activities. Use of the
library requires identification. You'll also find your ID card useful
for business transactions.
If the card is lost, report it immediately to the office of the
Dean of Men. Arrangements for securing a new card, for which
a fee will be charged, can be made at that time.
The University Infirmary is open to all students for the treat-
ment of minor injuries and illnesses. A registered nurse in on
duty 24 hours a day and a doctor is on call at all hours for
Undergraduates, after the payment of a $5.00 Health Service
fee, may be cared for in the Infirmary. All illnesses of a serious
nature are transferred to hospitals, and parents are notified of
During the regular school year physician's hours are:
Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
2:00 P. M. to 5:00 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon
Sunday and Holidays - 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon
The campus center for study, research and recreational read-
ing is the recently opened McKeldin Library. The Library has
four main floors and three mezzanines, light reading rooms and
many special rooms. The book stacks are open to all students, as
are the typing booths, study rooms, piano rooms and browsing
Students check books in and out at the loan desk upon pre-
sentation of the University "ID" card, which serves as a library
card. Book depositories are also located at the front entrance in
order for books to be returned at any time.
During the regular school year the Library hours are:
:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
A Library Handbook is available at the Student Book Store
which completely explains all library procedures.
Monday - Friday
LOST AND FOUND
Lost and found articles may be turned in to the Campus
Police at the office in the North Gate House or at the General
Service Building. Any administrative office on the campus is also
authorized to receive lost and found articles, and they will in turn
forward them to the Campus Police. Individuals turning in articles
which are found should insist upon receiving a receipt for the
article. Students who have lost articles are urged to come to the
Campus Police office and reclaim any article which they can prop-
erly identify as their own. Articles turned over to the Campus
Police which are unclaimed after 90 days will be disposed of.
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS AND
OFFICE OF REGISTRAR
As a new student, the first office with which you had contact
was the Admissions Office. If you are concerned with new admis-
sion, transfer of credits, reinstatement or readmission, the Ad-
missions staff is the one to see. Both of these offices are open daily
in North Administration Building.
Your precious secrets, namely your official educational record
at the University, are maintained by the Office of the Registrar.
These records (courses taken, credits granted, and grades earned)
are confidential and are available to agencies outside of the Uni-
versity only with the student's permission. The Office computes
grade averages by classes, Greek and dorms for standings, and
honors. In addition, attendance records for GI Bill students and
foreign students are maintained. Speaking of GI's, each male under
graduate student who is subject to draft regulations may request
the Registrar to send his local draft board the forms indicating
his rank in class each year.
The University Placement Service offers a number of oppor-
tunities related to the student's present and future employment
needs. One of these is Career Week which gives direct informa-
tion on employment related to each of the fields. Another is the
Summer Job Conference, at which employers offer summer jobs
You are invited to have a conference with the Placement
Director or your department's faculty placement representative
either in your sophomore or junior year.
You are given the most assistance in your senior year. Begin-
ing with guidance in setting up a direct job getting campaign
through the use of the Placement Library, the service will then
bring 300 company visitors on campus recruiting graduating sen-
iors, and for those who do not secure positions through this pro-
cess, a register is established. Those on the register are notified
of job leads in their chosen field that come by mail or telephone.
The Placement Service Director's office is located in Room
225, North Adminsitration Building, Many of the activities, such
as Career Week are conducted by student committees. Mr. Lewis
Knebel is the Director and Mr. Thomas Morrissey is student
Keep track of your PO box number and combination. Univer-
sity correspondence and mail from friends are put in the boxes
located in the Student Union basement. You may send uninsured
parcel post; and buy stamps, stamped envelops, and post cards at
the window which is open from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., Monday through
Friday; 9 A.M. to 12 P.M., Saturdays; and closed Sundays. Official
student organizations may obtain permission to stuff the boxes for
SCHOLARSHIP AND LOAN FUND
Full information and application forms regarding scholarship
aid or student loans may be obtained in Room 209, North Ad-
ministration Building. The National Education Loan Program is
now available to students attending the University of Maryland
as well as incoming freshmen. A student must maintain a certain
average and also show financial need.
It is the policy of the University to assist you in suplementing
the cost of your education by helping you obtain part-time em-
There are three general types of part-time employment for
students; workship, part-time employment on campus and part-
time employment off campus. Students who have workships per-
form a prescribed amount of work and receive in return their room
and board, board, or room. The majority of the workships are in
the Dining Hall. Students who have part-time work start at 75c an
hour and after the student has gained experience, his rate of pay
may be increased. These jobs are in offices, laboratories, the
library, the Student Union, Dairy Salesroom, the experimental
farm, etc. If you have special skills, such as stenographic, drafting,
etc., you are paid at a higher rate of pay.
The part-time jobs can be further divided into those that
continue throughout the year and temporary work, as at registra-
tion, commencement, and parking attendants at special events.
Some students obtain jobs off campus in local business establish-
ments or with concerns near their home. A file of off-campus jobs
is kept in the Student Employment Office.
Students interested in employment should apply at the Stu-
dent Employment Office, which is located in the Office of the
Dean of Men in the North Administration Building. Women who
are interested in workships and baby sitting positions should apply
at the Office of the Dean of Women.
TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAM SERVICES
The University switchboard connects to every dormitory.
Calls from dorm phones to other dorm phones may be made
until 4:00 P.M.
The switchboard telephone hours are
00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
00 A.M. to 10:30 P.M.
00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.
Tuesday - Thursday 8:
Friday - Sunday
Because of the large number of telephone calls, students are
asked to limit their calls to 5 minutes. After closing hours, emer-
gency calls are transmitted to the dorms by the Campus Police.
Each dormitory is equipped with pay-telephones where stu-
dents make out going calls. Telegrams are handled by extension
350 of the University switchboard located in Skinner Building.
Greyhound's Baltimore-Washington buses leave College Park
every half hour and go to the Washington, D. C. terminal at
1110 New York Ave., N.W. Trailways has a terminal in Washing-
ton at 1201 New York Ave., N.W. Suburban Transit buses go,
via University Blvd., to Silver Spring every half hour. Other local
transportation, in and around the area of College Park, are the
Capitol Transit Buses, the College Park, and Mt. Ranier lines.
Stops are located on campus in front of Student Union.
All major east coast airlines and many small ones serve the
Washington National Airport in Virginia. The Airport can be
reached by crossing Memorial Bridge and continuing out Route
350. Ticket offices are located in the Suburban Trust Company
buildings in College Park and in Washington. Baltimore's Friend-
ship International Airport can be reached by following the signs
on the Baltimore- Washington Parkway.
B. & O., C. & O., R. F. 8c P., Pennsylvania, Southern, Atlantic
Coast, Seabord, Norfolk, and Western trains serve directly and
indirectly into Union Station in Washington. The phone number
is Executive 3-7900.
The Office of Intermediate Registration offers several services
to aid students who have had, or expect to have trouble with their
studies. After payment of a special guidance fee of $15.00 a stu-
dent is eligible for any service offered by the Office of Intermedi-
One credit hour courses are offered in effective study methods
and in reading improvement. In addition, tutoring services geared
to the needs of the individual are offered in English and Mathema-
tics. These tutoring sessions are arranged at the convenience of
the student and the tutor.
Looking up a certain phone number or address? The annual
Student Directory will make your task a simpler one. The Regis-
trar's Office prints this directory each Fall, and also includes each
student's college and classification. Names and addresses of each
College Park faculty and staff member, campus extensions, iuid
leaders of student groups are found in the front section of the
THE CLASSROOM AND YOU
You want your instructor to know you are in class to learn,
and that you have respect for him or her as a teacher and as a
human being. How do you get this across? You can't tell him in
words, but you can show him in a dozen ways.
Attitude: You can look alert, interested, cheerful and as if you
cared about what was going on. You can't afford to sleep in class
and you can't afford to slouch in your chair as if you were asleep.
Appearance: You can be neat and clean both as to your person and
clothes. This doesn't mean that you have to wear dress-up clothes.
It does mean that you are scrubbed, even if you have just come
from a greasy lab job, and that your clothes are clean and casual,
not soiled and sloppy. It's no compliment to any instructor to
appear otherwise and you will have to expect to be judged accord-
ing to your just desserts on this score.
Attention: Attention again implies alertness to what the instructor
is presenting and keeping your mind on what he is saying. Your
face will show it if your mind is far away. And you can't pay at-
tention to the instructor and study some other subject, write letters
Courtesy: You wouldn't talk when someone else is talking in ordi-
nary conversation. The same rule holds in the classroom. Re-
member too that a whisper carries and that you probably can be
heard both by the instructor and your classmates even when you
don't intend to be.
Tardiness: This brings up the subject of tardiness. You know how
you feel about anyone who is late to an appointment with you.
Don't be late if you can possibly avoid it. But if you are late, slip
into the class as quietly as you can. Drop down into the first va-
cant seat. Avoid disturbing the whole class by walking across in
front of the instructor and the class to get to your own seat. Apol-
ogize to the instructor after class for being tardy and make sure
then that he knows where you sat so you won't be counted absent.
Size up the situation: You can judge the atmosphere of the class.
In most classes you will be encouraged to ask questions, if you
don't understand, or to participate in discussion. This will help
you learn. Usually you will need to be recognized by the instruc-
tor before speaking. Remember that other students need to parti-
cipate too, so don't monopolize the time. Think through your
question before you raise it. A good question helps the whole
class. A poor one wastes the time of many people. As long as
you are attending class, don't leave before it's over. The instruc-
tor, not the bell, dismisses class. Don't put on your coat and gather
up your books until you are dismissed — you can't afford to look
too eager to leave.
Individual Interview. In an individual interview with your in-
structor, your academic adviser, the head of your school or any
staff member, for that matter, you stand out as a person even more
than you do in class. The staff member needs to feel your respect
for him as a person as much as you need to feel welcome and com-
fortable with him. Remember that in his office the staff member
calls the tune. You need to be alert and responsive to every cue, so
you'll know what that tune is. As host in his own office the staff
member will invite you to sit down and indicate where. Wait to
be invited. If you may smoke, he will invite you to do so. You
again should wait to be invited. Don't overstay your welcome.
The staff member might enjoy visiting indefinitely with you, but
he probably is operating on a tight schedule. If you are alert
you'll catch a sign of some kind that says clearly that the inter-
view needs to be brought to a close. Do thank the staff member
for his time and help — and mean it when you say it.
There is one important way that we can return these favors
and that is to make a mental note of each of our professor's correct
titles and use them. There is nothing more insulting than to call
a Doctor, Mister. Deans justly expect the students to rise when
they enter a room.
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Not a great deal can be said that will mean much to you until
you have rubbed elbows with other students and have discovered
the college way of life. A few hints, though, may help you to fit
easily and comfortably into the University scene.
First of all, Maryland is a friendly place and you can do your
bit in making it so. Don't stand on too much ceremony as far as
making friends is concerned. Others, more shy than you, will ap-
preciate your taking the initiative in speaking and being friendly.
Courtesy and thoughtfulness in the use of common facilities,
whether in your residence or on campus, always help to make
you better liked by others. Respecting your fellow student's needs
for quiet while studying indicates a thoughful person rather than
a selfish one.
Nothing detracts more from a girl's appearance than to see
her walking across campus smoking a cigarette. Besides it is
against the rules.
Speaking of walking across campus, you'll be doing quite a bit
of that and you'll be looking for shortcuts. However, try not to
trample the grass too much. The grounds are one of the first
things that impress you as you drive through campus, so try to
keep them in a relatively good condition.
You boys should make a mental note of the fact that it's a
good idea to be on your best behavior when you are visiting in a
girls' dorm or a sorority house. Remember that smoking is pro-
hibited in the lobby of the dorms.
Never lose any sleep over the right clothes to wear. For wom-
en, a wardrobe of straight skirts, sweaters, blouses, sheath dresses
and a few cocktail dresses will fulfill the purpose. A short walking
coat is best for classes.
One of the biggest events last year was the adoption of the
rule concerning burmudas. Now women are permitted to wear
them on Saturday except in University buildings. They may be
worn to the bookstore in the Student Union. Of course, men are
allowed to wear them on weekdays also. It is very important that
coeds don't violate this rule, since it could easily be withdrawn.
Men should keep in mind that this isn't a "cow college," so
dungarees don't go. We like to see collegiatte khakis, wool slacks,
and perhaps even a coat and tie which do alot to improve class-
room atmosphere. Of course, if you're going to all this trouble, it
would be a little silly to ruin it by slouching in your chair or
casually draping your legs over the chair in front.
Like many Maryland students, you will probably want to take
some time out from studying to go out for a good time.
On campus, the Student Union, opening at 7 a.m. and closing
at 10 p.m., is always a good bet. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sun-
day some top rate movies are featured at student prices. For TV
fans the televisions, including a colored one, are available. Also,
the Hi-Fi and Stereo rooms are usually open. For anyone interested
in a little more strenuous exercise, the billiard room is in the
If you feel the need for nourishment, the lunch room is open
from 8 to 4 o'clock. This is a real good place to socialize and show
off your dancing talent. The tables can be pushed back at 4 p.m.
The jukebox will most likely be busy.
If the weather permits, the tennis courts, are open. One is lo-
cated between Cole Activities Building and B parking lot and the
other behind Preinkert Fieldhouse. If you're a swimming enthusi-
ast, there is coed swimming at Cole Activities Building. On
Wednesday night, the Preinkert pool is open to women. The
Preinkert tennis courts are open only to women during the day,
but on nights and weekends it is available for the men also.
A short walk to the Baltimore Boulevard, and you can try your
skill at bowling. For those lucky enough to have a car, you can
visit the Hyattsville moviehouse or one of the local movie theaters.
Miniature Golf is always a lot of fun and Green Meadows
has a popular course. For more experienced golfers, Maryland
Golf Course and Mai7land Driving Range are behind the stadium.
In addition to the athletic recreational activities in and
around College Park, several campus organizations, classes, etc.
provide recreational evenings throughout the year.
Those of you who live in the dormitories must have your
meals at the University Dining Hall, where meals are served at
reasonable cost. Other students may make arrangements to board
by the semester at the Dining Hall. If you live off-campus, it is
possible to get your lunch at the University cafeteria located on
the ground floor of the Dining Hall.
Rules and Regulations
Dress: All students should be properly dressed to come into
the Dining Hall, certain rides must be followed and certain stand-
ards of behavior must be maintained. All students are expected
not to wear shorts, halters, bermudas, slacks, and blue jeans. No
sports clothes covered by rain coats or top coats are to be worn in
the Dining Hall. Men should wear coats and ties to Sunday dinner.
Food: Under no circumstances should any food or any other
property of the Dining Hall be taken out.
Meal cards: It is required that whenever a supervisor or other
official of the Dining Hall requests your Dining Hall card, it must
be shown to him at once. Your dining hall card is not transferable.
Do not lend your card to anyone for any reason. Improper use of
the Dining Hall card makes a student liable to disciplinary action.
Any Dining Hall card lost or misplaced must be reported to the
supervisor on duty immediately.
Behavior: It is improper, inconsiderate, and very confusing to
break into line before your proper turn.
Monday through Friday
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
6:30-8:15 a.m. 11:10-1:10 p.m. 4:30-6:15 p.m.
7:30-8:30 a.m. 1 1 :30-1 :00 p.m. 4:30-6:00 p.m.
8:30-9:30 a.m. 12:30-1:45 p.m. not served
Your welcome to the University of Maryland wouldn't be com-
plete without a quick look at your new campus home. Your next
few short years will revolve around either your dormitory home, a
fraternity or sorority house, or, if you are a commutor, your
campus gathering spots.
In one of the Georgian style buidings found sprinkled around
the campus, you will find your dormitory home. Here you will
hang your hat, your clothes, the picture of your One-and-Only,
your calendar, or a program from the latest University Theater
production. Here you will study, sleep, laugh, cry, sing, and hold
But along with studying in the dorm, you will participate in
many social functions. Several times each year, the girls' and boys'
dorms are the scenes of evening desserts. Members of each of the
dormitories participating gather in the recreation rooms of a dorm
for two hours of light refreshments and dancing . . . just socializ-
ing in general.
The rec room of the girls' dorms and some of the boys' dorms
supplies you with cokes to keep you awake at night, candy and
cookies for late snacks, television for study breads, telephones, a
ping-pong table for evening enjoyment, and a kitchen where you
can create your own delicacies.
Your room will include single beds, dressers, a desk, closets,
chairs,and lamps. Your ingenuity will create a room that reflects
your own personality. Put personal touches into it by choosing
curtains, bedspreads, rugs, dresser scarfs that suit your tastes . . .
and don't forget a bulletin board for your collectors' items. An
extra table, bookcase, and lamp add warmth to the room; girls
might want to bring a hairdryer, and iron (for use in the laundry
room) , shoe racks, a radio, clock, but no hotplates please!
If after spending a year "on the hill," you may find your in-
terests turning toward a certain fraternity or sorority. You will
find life in a Greek House diversified and interesting.
Fraternity row, across Route 1 from the main campus, houses
six fraternities and five sororities; College Avenue, Princeton Ave-
nue, Norwich Road, Knox Road, serve as addresses for the remain-
ing Greek homes.
Living with a group of people your own age, people who be-
come as close as your sisters in a sorority or brothers in a frater-
nity, creates a intimate and homelike atmosphere. Your house
provides many advantages: meals served in a family style, rugs
covering the floors, and comfortable chairs ready for your comfort.
Sleeping accommodations vary from house to house. You may
have a room equipped with a desk, chest, and bed, or you may
have a room which contains only desks, chests, bookcases, and your
personal belongings. In this latter situation, the dormitory system
is used; on the third floor, one huge room contains nothing but
beds. This is convenient when you want nothing but peace and
quiet when you retire.
On Friday and Saturday nights, fraternity housese are the
scenes of gala parties . . . pajama parties. South Sea Island parties,
Parisian parties, and impromptu parties.
Although living in a Greek house is a change from dormitory
life, you will find it an unusual and worthwhile experience.
Our campus daydodgers have not been left out of the hustle
and bustle, of campus living. The Student Union is the campus
home of the many, many students who daily make their way to the
Maryland grounds for classes. Here these people will find many
conveniences set up for their comfort: a regular cafeteria provides
needed nourishment for lunches or after class snacks; the lounge of
the SU is equipped with comfortable chairs, a television set (color,
that is) , and a host of students with whom you will become well
acquainted in the next few years. The Student Union also houses
a room containing a piano, a room containing art works which are
displayed throughout the year, and rooms in which you can study.
Many commutors spend some of their study time in the new
McKeldin Libfary. This library supplies a wealth of knowledge,
large rooms in which to study, and small cubicles where you can
study in solitude if you prefer.
Whether you live in a dormitory on campus, a Greek house
in College Park, or at home, enjoying only your daytime hours at
the University of Maryland, your life will be as pleasant as you
make it. Study hard, but have fun.
The various halls in the dorms contain phones with a certain
number extension. If you live in the dorms and wish to contact
someone whose extension you know, ask the operator for the num-
ber of the extension you want. To contact the University exten-
sions from off campus, dial Warfield (WA.) 7-3800, ask for the
section of the campus you want such as Womens' Dorms, Mens'
Dorms, Administration Office, etc., then ask for the number of the
extension you wish to contact.
The following are extension numbers of dormitory main desk
Anne Arundel Hall 622
Caroline Hall 623
Carroll Hall 624
Dorchester Hall 629
Queen Anne's Hall 625
St. Mary's Hall 626
Wicomico Hall 628
Somerset Hall 627
Worchester Hall 630
Dial extension 580 to 583 and ask for the party
that you are contacting.
Sororities and Fraternities
Alpha Epsilon Pi WA. 7-9701
Alpha Gamma Rho WA. 7-9831
Alpha Tau Omega WA. 7-9841
Delta Kappa Epsilon WA. 7-9520
Delta Sigma Phi WA. 7-9770
Delta Tau Delta UN. 4-9780
Kappa Alpha WA. 7-9520
Phi Delta Theta WA. 7-9884
Phi Kappa Sigma UN. 4-9829
Phi Kappa Tau UN. 4-9886
Phi Sigma Delta WA. 7-9557
Phi Sigma Kappa UN. 4-9891
Pi Kappa Alpha WA. 7-9891
Sigma Alpha Epsilon WA. 7-9701
Sigma Alpha Mu WA. 7-8845
Sigma Chi UN. 4-9807
Sigma Nu WA. 7-9563
Sigma Phi Epsilon UN. 4-9770
Sigma Pi UN. 4-9771
Tau Epsilon Phi WA. 7-9766
Tau Kappa Epsilon UN. 7-9733
Theta Chi WA. 7-9733
Zeta Beta Tau UN. 4-9786
Alpha Chi Omega UN. 4-9893
Alpha Gamma Delta UN. 4-9806
Alpha Delta Pi WA. 7-9864
Alpha Epsilon Phi WA. 7-9701
Alpha Omicron Pi WA. 7-9871
Alpha Xi Delta WA. 7-9720
Delta Delta Delta WA. 7-9631
Delta Gamma WA. 7-9844
Gamma Phi Beta WA. 7-9773
Kappa Alpha Theta WA. 7-9697
Kappa Delta WA. 7-9759
Kappa Kappa Gamma WA. 7-9886
Phi Sigma Sigma WA. 7-9828
Pi Beta Phi UN. 4-9885
Sigma Delta Tau WA. 7-9513
Sigma Kappa WA. 7-9861
FRATERNITY AND SORORITY ADDRESSES
Alphat Epsilon Pi 7303 Yale Ave.
Alpha Gamma Rho 7511 Princeton Ave.
Alpha Tau Omega 4611 College Ave.
Delta Kappa Epsilon 4317 Lehigh Rd.
Delta Sigma Phi 4300 Knox Rd.
Delta Tau Delta 3 Fraternity Row
Kappa Alpha 1 Fraternity Row
Lambda Chi Alpha 6 Fraternity Row
Phi Delta Aheta 4605 College Ave.
Phi Kappa Sigma 5 Fraternity Row
Phi Kappa Tau Gulch Drive
Phi Sigma Delta 4609 College Ave.
Phi Sigma Kappa 7 Fraternity Row
Pi Kappa Alpha 7514 Rhode Island Ave.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 4 Fraternity Row
Sigma Alpha Mu 2 Fraternity Row
Sigma Chi 4600 Norwich Rd.
Sigma Nu 4617 Norwich Rd.
Sigma Phi Epsilon 7403 Hopkins Ave.
Sigma Pi ... 4302 Knox Rd.
Tau Epsilon Phi 4607 Knox Rd.
Tau Kappa Epsilon Gulch Drive
Theta Chi 7401 Princeton Ave.
Zeta Beta Tau 4400 Knox Rd.
Alpha Chi Omega College Ave.
Alpha Delta Pi 4603 College Ave.
Alpha Epsilon Phi 11 Fraternity Row
Alpha Gamma Delta College Ave.
Alpha Omicon Pi 4517 College Ave.
Alpha Xi Delta 4517 Knox Rd.
Delta Delta Delta 4604 College Ave.
Delta Gamma 4502 College Ave.
Gamma Phi Beta 9 Fraternity Row
Kappa Alpha Theta 8 Fraternity Row
Kappa Delta 4610 College Ave.
Kappa Kappa Gamma .... 7407 Princeton Ave.
Phi Sigma Sigma 4812 College Ave.
Pi Beta Phi 12 Fraternity Row
Sigma Delta Tau Gulch Drive
Sigma Kappa 10 Fraternity Row
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BUILDING CODE LF.TIF.RS FOR CLASS SCHEDULES
Arts and Sciences — Francis Scotl Key Hall
Dairy — Turner Laboratory
Agronomy— Botany — H. J. Patterson Hall
Horticulture — Holzapfel Hall
Cole Student Activities Building
Agricultural Engineering — Shriver Laboratory
Poultrj— JuU HaU
Engineering Classroom Building
Engines Research Laboratory [Molecular Physics}
Zoologv— Silvester Hall
North Administration Building
Library— McKeldin Hall
Agriculture — Svmons Hall
Industrial .\rts and Education— J. M. Patterson Bldg
Business & Public Administration — Taliaferro Hall
Classroom Building— Woods Hall
Education — Sluimer Building
Preinkert Field House
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Phi Sigma Sigma
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Xi Delta
Fraternities Not Shown
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Zeta Beta Tau
Phi Kappa GaiTmia
Tau Epsilon Phi
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
The Student Government Association is fashioned after our
national government having all three branches and a similar divi-
sion of powers. The fourteen SGA Cabinet officers include the
Student Body President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer,
Men's League President, Associated Women Students' President,
all four class presidents, both the Independent Men's Representa-
tive and the Independent Women's Representative, the Fraternity
Representative, and the Sorority Representative. These officers are
elected in the spring semester. The Cabinet acts on bills originat-
ing in the legislature in much the same way as does the President
of the United States. Bills can be vetoed, pocketed, passed, or
amended. Of course the Cabinet may originate bills which then go
to the legislature.
The legislature is composed of nine seniors, eight juniors,
seven sophomores, six freshmen and the Vice President of SGA
who is the Speaker. The legislators elect an Assistant Speaker and
a Secretary at their first meeting. Then they begin work on mo-
tions originating from the floor and on recommendations sent to
them by their committees such as the Finance Committee. Both
the legislature and the executive council meet on Tuesday in the
Student Union Building. The legislature meets at 3:00 p.m.;
whereas, the Council meets at 7:00 p.m. Visitors are always wel-
come and may present petitions or speeches from the floor.
The SGA committees function apart from the Executice Coun-
cil but are responsible to it with reports made when each respec-
tive activity is in the planning stage. What committees are there?
FINANCE COMMITTEE - This group plans the yearly budget
from the twelve dollar student activity fee paid to the university
during registration. Those students entering in February are only
charged a fee for the current semester. The finance Committee
appropriates funds for every organization that is recognized as a
student activity by the Committee on Student Life and Activities
of the faculty. Much of the financial work presented on the floor
of the legislature is previewed by this committee. The SGA Treas-
urer is automatically the chairman of the Finance Committee.
ELECTION BOARD — Men's League President is the chairman
of the Election Board which controls the balloting at the polls,
the complaints registered against illegal practices of candidates
and the IBM counting of ballots.
HOMECOMING - This large committee plans the judging of
house and" float decorations during the fall Homecoming weekend.
It also administers the selection of the Homecoming Queen.
CALENDAR — Each spring the Student Government Association,
in cooperation with the Office of the Dean of Women, compiles a
master calendar from which a semester calendar is printed for
CAMPUS CHEST — In spring this committee sponsors projects
to raise money for charity organizations.
CULTURE — This group organizes the National Symphony con-
certs and a series of lighter choral and orchestral performances.
FOB — You will hear lots about this organization! They will
guide you through assemblies, dances, and orientation regulations.
WHO'S WHO — This committee selects outstanding senior men
and women whose names will appear in the national manual.
Who's Who, which recognizes cbllege leaders.
Other chairmen, appointed in the spring of each year, head
the Campus Improvements, Parent's Day, Away Weekend, Public
Relations, Student Union, Student Activities and Traffic commit-
Although applications may be made at almost any time
throughout the year, certain deadlines are imposed. Reminders
that applications are being accepted and notifications of the dead-
line appear in the Diamondback before the committee is selected.
The judicial branch of SGA is composed of a Central Student
Court and minor courts. The six justices and the Chief Justice are
selected from Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa members
or nominees. These justices have jurisdiction over appealed cases
and all disciplinary cases recommended to it. The decision of this
court is always final with no right to appeal. The three faculty
advisors may request the court to recess.
Since the SGA Constitution was new as of 1958, the govern-
ment is still undergoing growing pains. However, the well-worded
preamble to the new Constitution points to the goal toward which
it is directed: "We, the students of the University of Maryland, in
order to encourage democratic thought and action, offer training
in the application of our cherished principles of self-government.
secure to ourselves the right to discuss and formulate our owp
policies, demonstrate our concern for and promote the interest of
our alma mater, and provide the fullest degree of self-government
•possible under the jurisdiction of the University's administrative
personnel and governing bodies and under the constitution and
laws of the State of Maryland and of the United States of America,
do hereby ordain and establish, under God, this Constitution to
be the fundamental law governing ourselves and our successors,
now and hereafter, so long as it shall stand the test of time and
respond to our need for self-government."
A^^OCIATED WOMEN STUDENTS
AWS is YOU — daydodger, independent or sorority woman!
The Associated Women Students is the governing body for women
students at the University of Maryland. On a national level our
AWS is an active affiliate of the Intercollegiate Association of
Women Students. AWS sets up and enforces standards of conduct
and residence rules, sponsors cultural and social activities and
coordinates the women's activities on campus.
How can you participate? Throughout the year the Cultural,
Academic, Social, Publicity, and Dormitory Big Sister standing
committee function actively. Those AWS "special" events such as
the Christmas Pageant, Bridal Fair, Orphans' Party and Summer
Job Forum also draw campus-wide attention. What work do these
DORMITORY BIG SISTER PROGRAM - The big sister pro-
gram is most active in the fall to help entering women students get
closely acquainted with girls living in the dorms.
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT - This performance is presented on
the steps of the chapel in gaily colored costumes signifying the
scene of the three wise men at Bethlehem.
BRIDAL FAIR — This spring show displays everything the brides
need from housewares to diamond rings. Caterer, silver, china,
crystal, men's wear, luggage and photography booths boarder the
armory walls. A fashion show highlights the evening.
ORPHANS' PARTY — The women on campus entertain orphans
with toys and treats.
SUMMER JOB FORUM — Representatives from area companies
J;ell of job openings for interested and qualified women students.
If you are interested in working on these conmiittees or find-
ing out more about AWS you may contact Harriet Husted, AWS
President, or Miss Billings, the Assistant Dean of Women and
advisor to AWS. Applications for committees are always available
in Room 113 of the Student Union Building.
The AWS Executive Council is the main policy-making body.
It is composed of the President, 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents, Sec-
retary, Treasurer, representatives from each class council, and
standing committee chairmen. Its duties are to coordinate the
activities of the Doraiitory Council, which is concerned with the
problems of the dormitory living; the Sorority Council which deals
with the problems of sorority living; the Judicial Board, the gov-
erning board for campus women's regulations; and the Academic
Board, resp>onsible for encouraging high standards and stimulating
intellectual activity. Each dormitory and sorority has its own
governing body with representatives to the Dormitory and Sorority
Councils, thus making AWS a truly representative government ex-
tending into many phases of the Maryland coed's life.
"We, the male students of the University of Maryland, in
order to promote the educational, cultural, social, and athletic
welfare and interest of the men of the University, and to offer the
men of the University a chance to perpetuate the mutual benefits
derived from college life and a chance to present their problems
and to assist in their solution, do hereby establish this constitution
of the Men's League of the University of Maryland."
So reads the preamble to the Men's League Constitution.
Though it sounds good, the problem is how to fulfill the objec-
tives which we have chosen, and how to achieve the goals we have
set before us. What is educational, cultural, social and athletic
welfare; and what are the mutual benefits and problems? The
first consideration to make is that you, and each undergraduate
male student here at Maryland, is a member of the Men's League.
Each year the Men's League sponsors a number of events for
the benefit of the male student body. Summer Job Forums, No
Shave Week, and Freshmen Information Assemblies are a few of
the annual programs of the Men's League. The Resident Men's
Association also comes under the Men's League. To handle the
problems that such undertakings create, the Student Government
has been fit to establish the Men's League Executive Council.
The Executive Council meets weekly to discuss and plan the
programs to be presented. The representatives to the Executive
Council are elected by the student boby-at-large in the annual
general elections. You, the male student, select these representa-
tives, or you may even aspire to be one. Suggestions from the In-
terfratemity Council; the Resident Men's Association; the fresh-
man, sophomore, junior and senior classes; the Student Govern-
ment Association; Greeks and independents; residents and com-
muters are brough to the attention of the Executive Council. Any
action relevant to the undergraduate male student is considered
by the Executive Council. The Men's League Executive Council
also represents the interests of the male student on such commit-
tees as Campus Improvements, Student Life and Dining Hall Im-
prevements. For further interests of the students, the Men's League
also has established the Student Court which is subordinate to the
Central Student Court.
The Men's League Student Court reviews, regulates and exerts
jurisdiction concerning violations of men's rules as set forth by the
Student Government Constitution or the Administration. Instances
of violations may be referred directly to the Men's League Student
Association. The Men's League Student Court passes its findings
and recommendations on to the Administration and acts as the
enforcement body for the action taken.
In the spring semester of every year, the Men's League holds
its Leadership Banquet. At this time awards and recognitions are
given to the outstanding male students and teachers. At this time
student leaders in the field of politics, academics and service are
presented and recognized for their outstanding contributions in
the interest and welfare of the student body.
The Men's League is proud to boast that this year has seen
the marked improvement in the quantity, quality and diversity of
the Dining Hall menu, and that the Men's League was not with-
out influence in the efforts to accomplish this program. Next year
further improvements are planned, and the Men's League will con-
tinue to strive toward the accomplishment of these goals. Next
year the Men's League anticipates awarding the top team in cam-
pus intramurals, in all phases of athletics, after a play-off between
the top two Open League teams and the top two Fraternity
The Job Conferences, No Shave Week and Freshman Assem-
blies will be held again nevt year as they have in the past. Also
proposed for next year are many new programs such as; AWS-
Men's League Athletic Day, a Men's League Block Party, a Men's
League Convocation, and an Independent Week modeled along
the same lines as Greek Week.
The Men's League is a part of the Student Government Asso-
ciation, and you are encouraged to take a part in your student
government. Student government was created and acts in your
interest and for your benefit, and that participation which you
give it will help it realize its goals. Help us to help you to help
PUBLICATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS
The DIAMONDS ACK is our campus newspaper; it is edited,
written, and financed by the student body. Four days a week it
is distributed at convenient spots around campus.
As a guide to campus life, the DIAMONDS AC K has all the
features of a metropolitan newspaper. Feature stories, sports pages,
comic strips, and club news represent only a small part of the
variety found in this tabloid.
Openings for interested undergraduates are available in all
departments. If you are a would-be reporter, photographer, artist,
or business manager, why don't you stop by the office sometime
and see about joining the crew?
Published six times during the school year, the OLD LINE
magazine is the campus favorite for laughs. The best in student
creative writing is presented, as well as college humor and features
on campus personalities and activities.
Membership on the staff is open to all students in both the
editorial and business departments of OLD LINE, Contributions
are, of course, always welcome,
Maryland's social, academic, athletic, religious, and political
life is recapitulated as a pictorial review of the year's activities in
the student yearbook, the TERRAPIN. The first copy of this
anual publication is traditionally presented to the May Queen as
part of the May Day ceremonies. Later in the month, the TER-
RAPIN is distributed to the student body.
Staff membership is open to all students. Those interested
should apply to the Editor.
As you already know, this is the M-BOOK which is published
expressly for incoming freshmen, and is distributed during regis-
tration. We have tried to be a handy reference for newcomers
who want to find their way around this big, often confusing,
The M-BOOK is presented to freshmen free of charge. Other
students desiring a copy may purchase one at the Student Union.
It is certainly a handy thing to keep nearby!
The editor, managing editor, and business manager are ap
pointed by the Publications Board in the spring. The remainder
of the staff is appointed by the editor from applications submitted
by interested individuals.
WMUC, the radio voice of the University of Maryland, broad-
casts campus events and receives programs from other colleges
along the Capital Network. As a member of the intercollegiate
Broadcasting Company, WMUC offers all phases of radio work
to interested students. The radio station operates on a 7-day-a-
week schedule. An all-day Saturday show is featured, entitled
"Metronome." Live events carried during the year include the
Interfraternity Sing, Harmony Hall, campus election returns, and
The newest addition to the University's publications is EX-
PRESSION, a literary magazine. Short stories and poems make
up most of its contents. This "egghead" magazine of ours adds a
new twist in humor and literature!
Students are urged to offer contributions to EXPRESSION .
It is published twice a year, and is distributed to students at
convenient places on campus.
CULTURE A^n chtfRTAUHMFNt
To give us the badly needed study breaks during this week,
there is a variety of entertainment that caters to Maryland stu-
dents. Why, without parties and that long awaited Saturday night
date, there would be no color in each week. But naturally these
fun fests and movie dates will become "old stuff" to you and you
will no doubt find yourself hunting every corner for something
"new" to see and do. Actually you will have little trouble, as
many campus organizations, as well as outside entertainers, show
us their talents in the course of the year.
The S.G.A. Cultural Committee is always available on the
spot to arrange performances for students by artists outside the
University. The Broadway show, "Most Happy Fella," has already
been planned for October 8 in the Cole Activities Building. This
is a musical show telling the story of an Italian farmer in the Napa
Valley region who ordered a bride by mail. Along this same line
the opera Carmen will be seen on April 12 during our spring
The four National Symphony concerts sponsored by the Stu-
dent Government are big events on our calendars. We'll get a
chance to see Phillepe Entremont on November 12, an opera on
January 14, a jazz concert on February 25, and a ballet on March
13. All four concerts fall on Thursday which we found breaks up
the week nicely. But we have left out the best part. As a student
you get all four tickets for free, all you need is your Student Activ-
ities Card, to present at the door.
You will find that Ritchie Coliseum is the scene of many
shows you will not want to miss. Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity's
Harmony Hall features Barber Shop quartet singing competition.
Tri-Delta sorority sponsors the Interfraternity Sing which is com-
petition between many campus fraternities and sororities. These
events are free and on week nights.
The now famous Flying Follies cannot be missed. This organ-
ization grew out of an overseas trip made by twenty-eight students
to Scotland, Iceland, the Azores, and Bermuda during Christmas
of '58. After returning from the trip, the group decided to become
a permanent organization to provide entertainment for the campus
and community. Under their "new regime," Flying Follies is a
school function that first owes shows to the campus before it makes
engagements throughout the East. Last year they performed dur-
ing Freshman Orientation, Newcomer's Club meetings, country
club dinners and hospital parties. The University Theatre is the
setting for the two hour Flying Follies show on campus.
Tryouts for Flying Follies come in mid-October. Auditions
are held for performers and interviews are given to technical
workers. A Review Board of faculty members, student members,
and three talent chairmen rate the performers on stage presence,
personality, potential talent, and audience appeal. Since there is
a good chance that the group will travel to Europe this year, but
your talents to use and try out. Who knows, you may become a
The longer you are here the more you will see that we are
a rather musical campus. You will enjoy the concerts given by the
band in Ritchie Coliseum. Choral works take the spotlight, parti-
cularly at Christmas and Easter when the Chapel Choir gives the
appropriate portion of Handel's "Messiah" for the holidays. These
performances usually take place in Memorial Chapel on the Sun-
day before classes let out. Along the same line are the Men's Glee
Club and the Women's Chorus productions. The annual "Cere-
mony of Carols" by the Women's jChorus, following the AWS
Christmas pageant, adds a seasonal glow to the campus.
Now if you are intellectually minded or show an interest in
world affairs, you will definitely want to attend some of the Coffee
Hours sponsored by the Associated Women Students held in the
Student Union on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons. Discussions
led by faculty members include world, national, and local topics
which are of particular interest to college students. Make a note
to be in the Student Union and drop in on one of these groups.
Of all the events held during the year you will find that there
is one to which everyone is urging you to attend. This is the con-
vocation or convocations, depending on how many speakers are
available. Classes are called and masses of students swarm to hear
the hour long program. Last year Senator Kennady gave us an
enthusiastic talk on our importance in national politics.
The K. A. Minstrel adds a touch of humor to each school
year. This annual event is a highlight in the spring semester.
Tickets are sold a week in advance at the Central Auditorium box
During the year, the art department sponsors several exhibits
in the Student Union. You will probably be astonished when you
see the talent that some Maryland students possess. Last year one
display was entirely devoted to the works of one student.
If you are athletically inclined, you will definitely enjoy the
famous Gymkhana Troup shows. They are always held in the
Spring semester just when that lag before Easter break begins to
show. William P. Cole Field House was last year's setting for the
show and ticket books are always the admission.
Also along the athletic line is the Aqualiners' Water Show
held in the men's pool in the field house about the same time of
the year. Last year Walt Disney characters came to life at the
water's edge in "A Dip with Disney." Tickets for this show are
available at the door. You will not want to miss either of these
shows as they provide an enjoyable bit of entertainment.
University Theater is the dramatic group on campus. Each
year U.T. presents four major productions which usually include
a contemporary play, a Greek tragedy, an experimental play and
a musical. The theater is always alive with excitement and will
begin its active year by having a try-out September 21. The first
shows opens October 23 and runs through October 31. The second
show this semestei begins December 4 and continues through
December 12, Next semester the first show runs from March 4
through March 12, and the musical opens April 29 and closes our
season on May 7.
Everyone is welcome — and needed — at U.T. To be eligible
for membership, a student is required to work three productions
and ten hours in the workshop which will count as one of the
major productions. All parts of every play are open to everyone
and besides actors, make-up artists, costume committees, props,
lighting, publicity, box office and house committees are needed to
produce a good show. No experience in the theater is necessary to
work in any capacity on the productions.
Traditionally the Hale Awards are presented to the two seniors
who have contributed the most to University Theater during their
four years of college. The "Maggie" Awards are also presented by
the Old Line Magazine to the Best Actor, Actress, Supporting
Actor and Actress, Best Character Role and Best Production at the
Annual U.T.-O/d Line Banquet.
Information about University Theater is posted on the call
Board on the floor of Woods Hall.
Besides regular productions, two arena productions, one each
semester, are directed and entirely produced by students. Also, lab
theater which consists of one-act plays directed by freshmen are
presented each semester.
To share in the excitement and fun of each play, come to
It's easy to see that we have scads of sources of entertainment.
It would be impossible to attend all of these things, of course, but
we urge you to watch the Diamondback for news of these events.
Don't miss too many of them for we are sure you will enjoy all of
these campus attractions.
HONbRARIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
An honorary is an organization which is formed to honor
persons in a particular field. The membership requirements for an
honorary are usually quite high. A professional group has a more
open membership, its academic requirements are usually not as
demanding as those set by an honorary, and it is for people inter-
ested in the field. Furdier information on departmental honorar-
ies can usually be obtained from the departmental office.
Mortar Board (National Honorary Fraternity for Women)
The highest honor any Maryland coed can attain is member-
ship in Mortar Board. The one qualification for membership is
excellence; but this excellence must be present in leadership,
scholarship, character, and service. Junior women are tapped by
this organization at the annual May Day Pageant.
Omicron Delta Kappa (National Honorary Fraternity for Men)
ODK is the national men's honor society for those who have
excelled in one of the five major areas of extracurricular activities
— publications, social and religious affairs, speech and dramatic
arts, athletics, or scholarship. Membership is limited to two per
cent of the junior and senior classes.
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Col-
Who's Who annually gives national recognition to outstand-
ing junior and senior college students. The publication includes
the names and biographies of campus leaders across the nation.
The individuals are nominated by a special student-faculty board
which taps in the spring. Selection is based on excellence in schol-
arship, leadership, or athletics.
Alpha Lambda Delta (National Honorary Fraternity for Women)
Members of Alpha Lambda Delta are those women who have
a 3.5 or better average for their freshman year, either during the
first semester, or an over-all for the first year.
Phi Eta Sigma (National Honorary Fraternity for Men)
Phi Eta Sigma is the freshman men's honorary whose aim is to
encourage high scholarship throughout college. Membership is
attained by men who have a 3.5 average for their freshman year
or for their first semester.
Phi Kappa Phi (National Honorary Fraternity)
A group which dedicates itself to the maintenance of unity
and democracy in education. Phi Kappa Phi is composed of seniors
who are in the upper ten per cent of their class. Members are
tapped during their senior year.
Kalegethos (Local Recognition Society for Men)
Kalegethos is a fraternity honorary which was formed to honor
outstanding men in the University of Maryland fraternity system.
The men selected are chosen on the basis of three factors: service
to their own fraternity, service to the IFC, and service to the Uni-
versity. They must have an average above the all-fraternity aver-
age. Tapping is held twice annually, at Harmony Hall and at the
Diamond (Local Recognition Society for Women)
The members of Diamond are selected on the basis of out-
standing service and leadership within their own organization.
Membership is limited to juniors and seniors, and each sorority
may have a maximum of three members. A 2.3 overall average
is required. Tapping is held at Harmony Hall and the Interfra-
ternity Sing each year.
Varsity M Club (Local Recognition Society)
Membership in the M Club is limited to holders of varsity
letters. The group is designed to bring together and honor athletes
who have performed outstandingly in one or more varsity sports.
Beta Alpha Psi (National Professional Fraternity)
Outstanding students majoring in accounting are eligible for
membership in this professional organization. They must have
achieved junior standing, have a 3.0 overall, and a 3.5 average in
Beta Gamma Sigma (National Honorary Fraternity)
This is the only scholastic honorary in the field of business
that is recognized by the American Association of Collegiate
Schools of Business. Membership is limited to ten per cent of the
senior class and three per cent of the junior class who are majors
in the fields of commerce and business administration, and have at
least a 3.2. overall.
Delta Sigma Pi (National Professional Fraternity)
Future scions of the business world comprise the membership
of this professional organization which schedules monthly dinners
featuring a guest speaker from industry, government, or business.
Phi Chi Theta (National Professional Fraternity for Women)
Women with an overall average of 2.2, and who are in the
College of Business and Public Administration, are welcomed into
membership in Phi Chi Theta.
Sigma Alpha Omicron (National Professional Fraternity)
This organization recognizes those students who demonstrate
an interest and aptitude in bacteriology. To be a member, junior
standing, a 2.5 average, and at least 12 credits in bacteriology are
Alpha Chi Sigma (National Professional Fraternity)
Students majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering and who
have a 2.5 or above academic average are eligible for membership
in this organization.
Civil Engineering Honor Society (National Honor Society)
The purpose of this group is to contribute to the improve-
ment of the civil engineering profession as an instrument for the
betterment of society, and to aid the civil engineering department
here at the University. Members are taken from the top-ranking
junior and senior civil engineering students.
Eta Kappa Nu (National Honorary Fraternity)
Students with high scholarship in the field of electrical engi-
neering are rewarded with membership in this honorary.
Pi Tau Sigma (National Honorary Fraternity)
Outstanding students in mechanical engineering are honored
by membership in Pi Tau Sigma. As service projects, the members
assist in the registration of freshmen engineering students and
repair equipment in the mechanical engineering lab.
Tau Beta Pi (National Honorary Fraternity)
Engineering students who are in the upper eighth of the jun-
ior class or the upper fifth of the senior class are eligible to be-
come a member of this honorary.
National Collegiate Players (National Honorary Fraternity)
This society is limited to juniors and seniors who have made
outstanding contributions to the University Theater and have
taken part in some of the productions. Tapping is held semi-
Pi Alpha Xi (National Honorary Fraternity)
This organization was established to bring together those
students interested in horticulture. Membership reguirements in-
clude a 2.5 overall average with a 3.0 in horticulture courses.
Tau Kappa Alpha (National Honorary Fraternity)
This honorary recognizes outstanding achievement in the
fields of debate, forensics, and public speaking. A minimum of
two years activity in debate or
other speech activities, and an
academic standing in the upper
third of the class are the re-
Gamma Theta Upsilon
(Nat'l Professional Fraternity)
This professional group is
open to any geography major
who has attained junior stand-
ing and has a 2.0 overall aver-
(National Honorary Fratemtiy)
Omicron Nu was established
for the purpose of honoring
outstanding home economics
Phi Alpha Theta (National Honorary Fraternity)
Membership in this active honorary is open to students who
have maintained a 2.7 academic average and a 3.0 average in 18
or more hours of history, six of which must be advanced courses.
Pi Delta Epsilon (National Honorary Fraternity)
This society works to solve problems and plan new projects
concerning student publications. Its members are juniors and
seniors with outstanding service in one or more of the student
Sigma Delta Chi (National Professional Fraternity)
This professional fraternity was established to bring together
those male students who have made outstanding contributions to
the field of journalism. Only those students who expect to follow
a career in journalism after graduation are accepted into mem-
Pi Mu Epsilon (National Honorary Fraternity)
Pi Mu Epsilon has been brought to this campus to honor out-
standing students in the field of mathematics.
Kappa Kappa Psi (National Honorary Fraternity for Men)
This organization honors those bandsmen who have proven
themselves outstanding, who have one semester's participation in
the band, and a 2.0 overall average.
Sigma A Ipha Iota (National Professional Fraternity)
This honorary for music students works to promote musical
performances on campus. They bring guest artists to the Univer-
sity throughout the year, and hold musicales, emphasizing Ameri-
can music, each month.
Tau Beta Sigma (National Professional Fraternity)
This organization has in its membership the outstanding wom-
en members of the band. The group serves the band by ushering
for campus musical affairs, sponsoring social functions, and pub-
lishing a small newspaper.
Sigma Pi Sigma (National Honorary Fraternity)
Students who wish to attain membership in Sigma Pi Sigma
must maintain better than average scholarship. This honorary was
established for the purpose of furthering relations among students
majoring in physics.
Psi Chi (National Honorary Fraternity)
Members of Psi Chi must have a 2.5 overall average, and a
3.0 in psychology courses, must have completed nine hours in
psychology and enrolled for more, and must have the approval of
Alpha Kappa Delta (National Honorary Fraternity)
This organization honors students who have done outstanding
work in the field of sociology. Its membership is limited to upper-
classmen who have at least a 3.0 overall and eighteen credit hours
Sigma Alpha Eta (National Professional Fraternity)
Membership in this professional group is offered on three
levels to students in the field of speech.
Delta Nu Alpha (National Professional Fraternity)
The purpose of this honorary is to establish a better under-
standing of the transportation system in the United States.
National Society of Interior Designers (National Piofessional As-
Membership in this society is open to those students who have
achieved junior standing, and who meet the qualifications of the
NSID as well as their own college.
Pi Sigma Alpha (National Honorary Fraternity)
Membership in this honorary may be attained by showing
interest and by accomplishing outstanding work in the field of
government and politics.
Physical Education and Recreation:
Phi Alpha Epsilon (National Professional Fraternity)
This group brings together physical education, health, physi-
cal therapy, and recreation majors. Qualifications for membership
include a 3.0 average in major subjects and a 2.7 overall.
Sigma Tau Epsilon (Local Recognition Society)
Students who are outstanding in some phase of the Women's
Recreation Association's program are elegible for membership into
Sigma Tau Epsilon. They must also maintain a 2.5 overall average
to be eligible.
Why is ROTC required?
The University of Maryland is a federal land-grant institution,
and for this reason, ROTC is required of all male students for
two years, just as at all other federal land-grant institutions. The
two years of ROTC are also a prerequisite to graduation, unless
the student is a veteran of the armed forces.
What is ROTC?
The ROTC — Reserved Officers Training Corps — program
is divided into two parts: the basic courses taken during the fresh-
man and sophomore years, and the advanced courses which may be
elected during the junior and senior years.
What is advanced ROTC?
To qualify for the advanced ROTC program, cadets are care-
fully screened during their first two years. Those men who choose
to fulfill their military obligations through advanced ROTC are
granted a draft deferment. Upon completion of four years of
AFROTC training and graduation from the University, the ad-
vanced cadet receives a commission as a second lieutenant in the
U.S. Air Force Reserve.
There are several organizations which honor those individuals
who excell in the military field.
Arnold Air Society (National Recognition Society)
This national military honorary is composed of advanced
cadets who have demonstrated exceptional qualities in the AF-
Pershing Rifles (National Recognition Society)
Pershing Rifles, a national military honorary for freshman
and sophomores basic cadets who show the desired qualities o£
leadership and interest. The group, which makes numerous ap-
pearances, is made up of a color guard, trick drill team, and pre-
cision marching unit.
Scabbard and Blade (National Recognition Society)
This organization is an honorary fraternity for all military
forces. Only men with outstanding scholarship, leadership, ef-
ficency, loyalty, and fellowship qualities are selected for member-
ship in this group, the highest military honorary on campus. Scho-
lastic requirements are a 2.5 overall and a 3.0 in air science.
Vandenberg Guard (Local Recognition Society)
A precision sabre drill unit, the Vandenberg Guard is com-
posed of volunteer basic cadets. The group often performs in
local, state, and national competitions,
The AFROTC Band is composed of freshman and sophomore
cadets who are members of the University Marching Band.
Members of Angel Flight are girls chosen to sponsor ROTC
squadrons. They serve as hostess at campus events connected with
the military, usher for UT, and participate in Military and ROTC
The University of Maryland offers to nearly every student
an opportunity to join a religious organization. Most of these
organizations meet on Wednesday nights, and offer religious and
social activities throughout the year. Through membership in
these organizations students may meet with others who share an
interest in their religious denomination.
The offices of the chaplains and the religious organizations
are located in the chapel.
Those interested in joining a religious organization may con-
tact the advisor, an officer, or simply attend the meetings. Notice
of meetings is usually publish in the Diamondback.
Student- Religious Council:
The student religious council coordinates the activities of all
religious groups on campus. In carrying out this duty, the council
sponsors fireside chats in the dormitories, sorority and fraternity
houses, and periodically schedules religious speakers for campus-
Boptist Student Union:
The Baptist Student Union serves as a link between the stu-
dent and his local church. Bible study, prayers, and discussion
groups, which are organized by students and faculty members, are
part of this group's organization.
Advisor: Mr. Howard Rees
Campus church meets in Northwestern High School
Services: Sunday School — 9:30
Worship - 11:00
B. T. U. - 6:45
Daily - 12:20-12:50 p.m. in chapel
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
The primary purpose of the Hillel Foundation is to educate
the Jewish student to the ideals and history of his faith. Services
and meetings are offered on Wednesday evenings at the Hillel
Advisor: Rabbi Meyer Greenberg
Office: Hillel House, 7505 Yale Avenue, AP. 7-8%l
Services: Wednesday — 7:00
Program - 8:00
Tea and talk - 4:00
Friday evening. West Chapel
The organization which represents the Episcopal Church on
campus in the Canterbury Association. Regiilar meetings are held
in the St. Andrew's Parish House, where topics such as prayer, the
Bible, teaching of the church, and aspects of campus life are dis-
cussed. Conferences and retreats are also held during the year for
Advisor: The Rev. Edward Burdick
Local church: St. Andrew's College Avenue, UN. 4-2428
Services: Holy Communion — 8:00
Family service 9:30
Morning Prayer — 11:00
The Channing Fellowship, sponsored by the Unitarian
Church, strives to promote spiritual and intellectual growth in the
individual. Meetings are held each Wednesday evening in the
Student Union and membership is open to all.
Advisor: The Rev. David Osborn
Church: College Park Unitarian Church,
Christian Science Orgonization:
Meetings of the Christian Science Organization consist of
Bible readings and lessons written by the students. This organiza-
tion, which is a nonsocial group, meets on Wednesday evenings.
Advisor: Mr. James Shanks
Local Church: First Church, Hyattsville
6221 43rd Avenue, WA. 7-3570
Reading Room: 4333 Gallatin Street, WA. 7-5613
The aim of the Islamic Association is to promote a better un-
derstanding between the American student and the people of the
Moslem world by acquainting them with Islemic culture, its
people, and its countries.
Lutheran Student Association:
All Lutheran students are urged to actively participate in this
group. Retreats, suppers, and socials are part of their program.
Advisor: The Rev. Otto Reimherr
Local church: Hope Evangelical Luthern Church
Guilford Drive and Knox Road, WA. 7-5508
Services: 9:00 and 11:00
Meetings: Wednesday evenings, 7:30, Student Lounge
The largest of the campus student religious organizations, the
Newman Club, welcomes all Catholics as members. Meetings are
held every Wednesday evening. The aims of the group are to
foster the spirit of Catholicism and unite Catholic students in the
goal of the Newman Club.
Advisor: Father William C. Tepe and Father John Kirvan
Services are held in the Chapel, daily and Sunday.
Methodist students on campus are members of the Wesley
Foundation. The program of this group consists of worship, dis-
cussion, recreation, and service. The Foundation supports a Korean
student attending a theological seminary in Korea.
Minister: The Rev. Richard Vieth
Church: University Methodist Church, 3261 Campus Drive
Services: 9:30 and 11:00
Meetings: in church, Wednesday evening at 7:30
Searching for the Christian way of life and following it are
the purposes of the Westminster Fellowship, the group open to
Presbyterian students. Guest speakers are featured during their
Wednesday night programs.
Advisor: The Rev. Sydney Conger
Church: Riverdale Presbyterian Church
6513 Queen Chapel Road, WA. 7-0477
ipr AKin PANHEL
The Panhellenic Council is the governing body for social
sororities on campus. It strives to improve inter-sorority relations,
scholarship, social activties and membership. Panhel formulates
and enforces the rules which govern each rushing season, and
strives continuously to improve the rush system, often adopting
new ideas. Each sorority has two members on the council, and the
officers rotate among them.
Fraternities have a coordinating body, the Inter fraternity
Council. It meets regularly to air mutual problems and plan their
numerous projects. Some of these projects are a Presidents' Ban-
quet, Fraternity Rededication and the organization of Greek Week,
co-sponsorship of the Miss Prince George's Pageant, sponsoring a
Korean war orphan, and three scholarships.
Music and Fine Arfs:
Students interested in becoming members of the Chapel Choir
should apply to the director. Prof. Springmann in the music
Fine Arts Club
Upperclassmen who are fine arts majors comprise the mem-
bership of this club. The members take field trips, attend lectures,
and otherwise promote a better understanding of the arts.
An active interest in group singing and performances is the
only requirement for membership in this group.
Free State Party and Old Line Party
These two groups are the recognized political parties of the
University of Maryland. Each spring both parties present a slate
of candidates, nominated by each in their respective conventions.
The membership of these groups consists of sororities, fraternities,
and dormitories which choose to join. Only students sponsored
by either party may run.
Young Democrat Club and Young Republican Club
These groups, whose members are those vitally interested in
national politics, assist their respective parties in election cam-
paigns and sf>onsor speakers. Both groups are affiliated with their
respective national committees.
Language and Culture
Chinese Students' Club
Its purpose is to form a closer relationship of Chinese students
on a cultural, educational, and social basis.
Any students interested in becoming a member of this club,
whether foreign or from this country, are invited to join. The
"International Fiesta" is the highlight of this organization's pro-
Ukrainian Student Club
The membership of this club is made up of students of Ukran-
ian descent. Their program includes speakers on subjects such as
religion, history, literature, and recent events in the Ukraine.
Recreation and Hobby
Amateur Radio Association
Students interested in "ham" radio comprise the membership
of this group. The Marylanders contact other amateur radio en-
thusiasts all over the world and conduct classes for license
The main activity of this group is the preparation for and
presentation of their annual show. In connection with this, time
is spent improving their swimming ability and learning new
methods of sycronized swimming.
Members of the chess club participate in national and state
competitions, and several members hold championships. Worthy
chess opponents can be found through membership in this group.
A 2.0 average and pledging for a semester are required before
full membership can be attained in this group. Members of gym-
khana advance their skills and showmanship in gymnastics through
weekly meetings and workouts.
Judo Club . .
Good physical condition and an interest are the membership
requirements for this group. Meetings are held regularly to prac-
tice and instruct beginners.
Maryland Flying Association, Inc.
The purpose of this group is to promote an interest in flying
and aid student pilots in getting a license the least expensive way.
Three planes and trained instructors are available to the associa-
The ability to swim is the only requirement for membership
in the Maryland Marlins, a group dedicated to the safe enjoyment
of skin diving.
Modern Dance Club
Annual concerts, workshops, demonstrations of technique and
UT participation are the activities of this group. No experience is
necessary to join, however, tryouts are held for the advanced
Olympic Barbell Club
To maintain and promote the activity of weight training and
weight lifting is the purpose of this organization.
Students interested in sailing are welcome to join this club
which promotes and engages in sailing. They propose to partici-
pate in intercollegiate competitions.
Terrapin Ski Club
Movies, talks, and demonstrations of techniques and equip-
ment prepare members of the ski club for the active season. Mem-
bers make trips on weekends and over semester break for skiing.
Terrapin Trail Club
Ajiy student in the University who is interested in hiking
may become a member of this club.
Women's Recreation Association
Any undergraduate woman may become a member of WRA
and participate in its activities. WRA , promotes and supervises
physical, social and recreational activities among the students.
Alpha Phi Omega
Any former Boy Scout is eligible for membership into APO.
This group has dedicated itself to service to the University and to
the assembling of students in the fellowship of the scout oath and
Collegiate d-H Club
The collegiate 4-H serves as an extension of the fellowship
know by 4-H members before they came to college.
Gamma Sigma Sigma
This organization is devoted to service to the University and
to others, and to the development for friendship of all races and
creeds through the fulfillment of comman goals.
Mr. and Mrs. Club
The purpose of this club is to acquaint married couples with
one another, and to introduce wives to campus activities.
Red Cross Student Unit
Any interested student can become a member of this organi-
zation. It promotes the activities of the American Red Cross and
sponsors a blood drive each semester in conjunction with the Red
All veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States sep-
arated from the services under conditions other than dishonorable
can become members of this group.
Departmenfal and Professional:
Students registered in the College of B.P.A make up the mem-
bership of this group. Meetings are held to discuss accounting
and provide for social interchange among interested students.
Agricultural Economics Club
Students in this club are those interested in the field, and they
meet to discuss and better acquaint themselves with the field of
Undergraduates who show an interest in agronomy may be-
come members of this club. The association and exchange of ideas
and information for students who have an interest in crops and
soils is the purpose of this club.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
This organization was formed to encourage students in the
professional organization and to provide speakers and films on
American Institute of Electrical Engineers and Institute of Radio
The devotion of a major portion of time to a regular course
of study in science of engineering is one prerequisate to member-
ship in AIEEIRE.
American Public Relations Association
The Maryland chapter of the APRA is the only recognized
student chapter in the country. Members strive to acquire the
highest vocational principles.
American Society of Civil Engineers
This society provides for the beginning of professional associa-
tions and supplements regular class and laboratory work.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Mechanical engineering students in good standing are ad-
mitted to membership in this organization.
Block and Bridle Club
Anyone in the College of Agriculture or professing a real in-
terest in animal husbandry may join this club.
Calvert Debate Society
This group provides opportunities for discussion of current
political and social problems, brings outstanding speakers and
debate organizations to the campus, and encourages student parti-
cipation in debate.
Dairy Science Club
To bring together students interested in the production and
technological phases of dairying, and to better acquaint them with
the industry are the aims of this club.
Economics Discussion Club
The informal meetings of this group provide the members
with enlightenment and discussion of ideas and questions about
Future Farmers of America
Male students preparing to teach vocational agriculture, for-
mer F.F.A. members, and those interested in Agriculture, rural
education, or the F.F.A. are members of this group.
Home Economics Club
Providing social, business, and professional experience through
club activities while developing teamwork and promoting friend-
ship are the aims of this group.
Industrial Education Association
Any student or faculty member of the department of educa-
tion for industry may become a member of this group. Member-
ship provides students and faculty to meet one another on a social
basis, and to learn more about their chosen field.
Institute of Aeronautical Sciences
The purpose of this group is to familiarize students with the
latest advancements in the field, and to help him in his scientific
To get in the College Spirit, get out and root for your teams.
All events are free. You just show your athletics book at the door,
it is your ticket.
If you are interested in sports but, like the majority, are not
quite talented enough to participate in varsity athletics, you may
enter any of the various competitive sports offered by the Intra-
Intramurals, through both Greek and Independent competi-
tion, offers such sf>orts as touch football, basketball, softball, and
boxing. All leagues are completely organized and scheduled. Man-
agerial positions are also oj>en.
The Women's Recreation Association serves in the capacity
of providing competitive athletics for the women. Volleyball, bad-
minton, basketball, softball and swimming tournaments are held
throughout the year.
Both Dorms and Sororities are invited to compete for the
trophy which is presented to the outstanding organization.
You will have a W.R.A. representative in your dorm who will
enter you in any activity you desire.
Freshmen are all invited to participate in freshman athletics
which are stepping stones to varsity sports. Such sports as football,
basketball, baseball, track, and lacrosse are offered among others,
and athletic scholarships are not required for participation.
Any interested freshman should inquire as to times of team
meetings at the office of the coach of the sport in which he is
interested. Meeting dates and times will also be published in the
sports section of the Diamondback.
If you aren't already sufficiently confused by the expansive-
ness of the University and the complexity of its activities, football
coach Tom Nugent will do the job when he introduces his magic
"I" formation as the Terps take the field this season.
The best brand of soccer in the country also highlights the
Maryland fall sports scene. The Terps have never been beaten
in the Conference since entering six year ago.
Maryland's runners open up their year-round activities as the
cross-country season opens soon.
When the cold winds and the snow arrive, Maryland's athletic
activities move inside where it's warm. One of the warmest
places on campus will be the Cole Fieldhouse where one of Terp-
land's tallest basketball squads in years will be battling for the
A.C.C. championship and a berth in the N.C.A.A. playoffs.
Also in the Fieldhouse, the swimming team will hit the water
in what should be its most successful season to date.
Coach Jim Kehoe's indoor track squad, which has become the
power of the A.C.C, defends its title against rising competition
this winter. The Maryland rifle squad levels its sights toward an
unbeaten season as it opens up its schedule in the Armory.
Many athletes and fans enjoy man-to-man combat, and this
provided by Maryland's perennial A.C.C. champion wrestling
team. Like the soccerites. Sully Krouse's men have never lost a
match in the Conference.
The snows have subsided now, and sports move back outside
where the fan can sit in the sunshine, drink a coke, and enjoy a
good baseball or lacrosse game, or track meet.
Lacrosse, a minor sport in many places, is major in every re-
spect at Maryland. The Terrapin stickmen are perenially rated
within the top four teams in the nation.
Maryland was the big baseball surprise in the A.C.C. last
spring. The Terps came close to the title, and, with a tough
freshman team coming up, prospects for this year are even brighter.
Besides lacrosse and baseball, Maryland's phenomenal track
team moves outside where it is at its best, while golf and tennis
are taking advantage of the warming weather as well.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
It has been said that all those who don't get married by the
time they graduate from high school go to college — and there
they get four more years to try. Most of the men on campus are
working for a BA or a BS degree, but it often appears (at least
to the men) that the co-eds are mostly after their MRS degree.
However, it is a fact that even the men feel they can study
better if they have a weekend date to look forward to. But with a
ratio of three men to every girl, things can become a little hectic
now and then. Just lining up a date for a week-end can prove
to be a major exercise in research and development.
This, it may be pointed out, is consistant with the college
aim of training alert citizenship. The boys learn very early the
necessity of planning ahead. Some girls seem to be booked solid
for months in advance.
The girls, it can easily be seen, undergo extensive training in
tact, organization and memory. They must learn to make split-
second decisions of preference based on the relative values of
birds-in-the-hand and those in-the-bush. They must remember the
personal histories of each boy they date and, most important they
must not get mixed up.
Some girls have been known to keep extensive files on their
dates. Immediately after coming in from an evening out, they sit
down and add to their file everything new they learned about that
boy that night. By a short review before each date, they are able
to avoid the embarassment of asking how his sister Jane is when
he has no sisters, or saying, "I saw a brother Phi Delt of yours to-
day," when the fellow is an ATO.
You can see that much strategic planning is involved on both
sides of such a problem. Many boys have resorted to the angler's
solution. They dangle a sparkling piece of jewelry in the stream
of new, innocent, unsuspecting froshwomen and hook the first one
that comes near. This solves the boy's problem, but it is frowned
upon by some because it deprives both parties of valuable training.
The girls, however have just, organized the whole operation.
They schedule regular hours for men visitors and exercise a good
deal of control over the eternal herd. They also keep a day by day
record of whom they go out with where, how, and for how long.
It is well for all university men to beware of some of their rules
Boy Visits Girl
Men can visit the girls' dorm from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. every
day but Monday, when they must leave by 9:45 p.m. In addition,
on Friday and Saturday the hours are extended to from 12 noon
until 12:45 a.m.; and on Sunday they are 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Boys should call for their girls in the dorm lobby, and they
are not to wander into the rest of the building unless escorted by
one of the residents. No smoking is allowed in the lobby.
The sororities have the same hours on Friday and Saturday,
but they are a good deal more restrictive the rest of the week.
Sundays are open 12 noon until 10:30 p.m. Varying with each
house, two of the days between Monday and Thursday are closed
all day, one day is open from 4 to 8 p.m. and one from 4 to 10
Men calling at other times may wait for their dates in the
reception hall for five minutes at the descretion of the house-
The busy signal in the most common answer one gets when he
is trying to call girls* residences by telephone, but it is important
to know when it is possible to call. The girls' dorm switchboards
open on weekdays at 8 a.m., the boys' at 9, and they close at 10:30
p.m. (except on Monday — 10:00 p.m.) . On weekends the hours
are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 to 10:30 on Sunday.
Girl Visits Boy
Men's dorms are a no-woman's land, for girls are not per-
mitted to enter them except for registered parties. Relatives visit-
ing boys should call at the dorm office in Annapolis Hall or at
the housemother's apartment.
Fraternity members must have the permission of the house-
mother before bringing a girl into the house. Regular hours for
women visitors are 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 1:00 to 7 p.m. Saturdays,
and 2:30 to 7 p.m. Sundays (or if she is invited to dinner, 12:30
to 7 p.m.) . Registered parties are to be over by 12:30 a.m. Friday
nights and 12 nidnight on Saturdays.
Well, now you know where you stand. May we say just two
more things on the subject — "Happy hunting, girls;" and "Boys,
An institution with which all new students soon become fa-
miliar is the Campus Police Force. Many students find themselves
at an early date looking for the Police Cashier's Office. You may
as well learn right now that this well-known office is located on
the second floor of the General Service Building, which is across
Baltimore Boulevard from the Dairy Building and just north of
Ritchie Coliseum. Someone has thoughtfully placed little signs
around at strategic points near this office, showing the way. You
can even park your automobile just outside — for a limited time
only, of course.
The clerks in this office will obligingly and cheerfully clear
your name of traffic violations — it's like going to the dentist to
have a tooth filled — the charges are nominal, too, usually around
$3 a visit.
Trouble is, even $3 a visit can soon drive most students bank-
rupt. So just as we are taught to brush our teeth to keep our trips
to the dentist down, it is wise to learn to keep your nose clean
with the Campus Police to cut down your trips to the Cashier.
Traffic regulation is necessary, especially with 13,000 cars
registered on campus, if any kind of order is to be kept. The
police are hired to do a job; the least we can do is to cooperate.
The first thing to be done is to register that vehicle — any-
thing with three or more wheels. This you can do during official
registration on the Armory floor at the beginning of each semester,
or by paying a visit to the Office of the Campus Police at the
North Gatehouse. You are given a parking permit when you regis-
ter which you must place in the top center of your front wind-
Registration is free, but failure to do so will cost you $5.
Most visits to the Cashier's Office are the result of parking
violations; so unless you are rich and don't care, you should spend
a couple of minutes to learn these simple rules:
1. Cars must be parked on assigned parking lots when on
campus from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. weekdays.
2. At other times all lots are open to everyone except Lot
G (between Sylvester Hall and Skinner Building) .
3. Parking is not permitted along campus roads except for
cases after 6 p.m. the north side of Chapel Drive from
Somerset Hall to the Dining Hall crosswalk; and the
west side of Regents Drive from Symons Hall to Annap-
4. Students are not to park in the curbed recesses which
are found around campus; they are for visitors.
The other rules should be very obvious, such as the 20mph
speed limit, don't park at crosswalks, don't run stop signs, don't
drive on the grass, don't drive on the walks, and don't run over
t: S;. ."■! Ty
It is assumed that all persons who continue their schooling
beyond the secondary level are trying to become mature and re-
sponsible members of the society in which they live. It is not just
idle talk that the leaders of society will be its more educated mem-
bers. But perhaps even more important than the knowledge a
university can impart to its students is the opportunity to mature
in wisdom and responsibility. College life provides this opportu-
nity abundantly through its varied social and extra-curricular
While in college a student should strive to perfect his charac-
ter, to develop his personality, and to learn the qualities necessary
to be a good leader and a good follower, for in our diverse society
a person must be both.
A student is expected to know already the fundamentals of
personal integrity and their importance. Any student who violates
these fundamentals is dealt with accordingly, since such a person
has no place in society at all, and especially not a position of
leadership. A student may be given a disciplinary reprimand or
placed on disciplinary probation for misdemeanors, or he may be
suspended or expelled from the University, depending on the
seriousness of the offense.
While improper conduct in general is out of line, specific
rules the administration requires students to honor include the
1. No drinking of alcoholic beverages on campus, in frater-
nities or sororities, or at any function sponsored by a student or-
2. No gambling on campus or in fraternity or sorority houses.
3. No smoking in classrooms.
4. No one is to be in a classroom, administration, or recrea-
tion building unsupervised after S.p.m. weekdays or on holidays
without written permission.
5. Keys to rooms and buildings are obtained through official
channels only. Illegal possession or unauthorized use of keys is
considered a serious offense.
6. No mobs or riots are permitted.
7. No cheating or plagarism. Honesty is the mortar of society.
Without honest behavior and truthfulness the mutual trust which
binds us together would be impossible. All men everywhere must
insist on this in all aspects of life, if they are to live and work
together. If a person hasn't learned this by the time he gets to
college, he probably never will; therefore he must be treated
Exams. Midterm examinations are usually predetermined by
the instructor and dates for these appear on the course outline.
Those wonderful finals which you will grow to abhor are held at
the end of each semester in accordance with the official schedule
of exams appearing in the schedule of classes booklet. Exams are
taken in official exam booklets or "blue books" as they are loving-
ly referred to unless otherwise specified by the instructor.
Dismissal and probation. The rules governing dismissal and
probation that you should be acquainted with at the present time
A student failing 50 percent or more of his academic credits
in any semester will be dismissed.
A student failing 35 per cent of his academic credits in any
semester will be placed on academic probation.
A student having been placed on probation and not achieving
such grades as are required under the probation plans will be dis-
A student will remain on academic probation for the next
semester of residence. He will then be released provided he has
earned at least a 1.75 average and has not failed more than 35 per
cent of his work.
Exceptions are made for first semester freshmen. A freshman
admitted as a regular student who is dismissed from the University
at the end of his first semester because he failed 50 percent or more
of his academic credits will be reinstated immediately on the pro-
bation plan upon receipt of a specific request by the student's
parent or guardion.
Please remember that in "Rules and Regulations" we are only
giving you some basic essentials which all Maryland students
should know. All of you should receive a copy of the University's
"General and Academic Regulations" booklet. This has been the
source of our material, and it covers all of these areas with more
The University feels that a student's class grade should re-
flect more than just exam grades. Interest and participation are
also, in many cases, governing factors. For this reason you are
expected to attend each session of the classes in which you are
There are no free or "automatic" cuts. In cases of major
calamity when you are unable to attend class the arrangements for
making up the work are between you and the instructor. In some
courses points are deducted from a student's final grade for failure
to show interest and lack of participation by not showing up for
the scheduled meetings.
Instructors in other courses review a student's absences in
determining the final grade, and may drop a student's grade for
excessive cuts. A student making a pest of himself by persistent cut-
ting will be reported to the dean of his college, which may lead to
the student being dropped from class with the sorry grade of "F".
The only way to beat the attendance rules is to attain an aver-
age of 3.5, students with such an average are not burdened by the
Although it is inconceivable to us that a student would want
to withdraw from Maryland there are procedures to follow in
case such a catastrophe as this confronts you. These procedures
also pertain to students, who for reasons, such as blowing up a
Chemistry lab, etc., might be compelled to leave the University.
Obtain a withdrawal slip from the dean of your college or in
the Registrar's office.
Obtain proper signatures designated on this withdrawal slip
and file it in the Registrar's office.
Students who have been at Maryland for eight weeks certainly
never want to leave but nevertheless someone has spent needless
time and energy formulating procedures to govern this
When a student has been enrolled for eight weeks withdraws,
each instructor will indicate on a permanent record whether the
student was passing or failing at the time of withdrawal.
Students not withdrawing in the prescribed manner will not
be entitled to an honorable dismissal, forfeit all refunds and re-
ceive a sorry grade of "F" in all his classes.
Semester hour. A semester hour is the unit of University aca-
demic credit. Each semester hour or "credit" usually represents
one hour spent in classroom activity a week for one semester. In
other words, let us take our beloved English as an example, three
hours a week are spent in English class a semester, therefore three
semester hours of credit are accrued for English. Semester hours
of credit may vary in special classes such as labs. It is assumed by
the University that students will devote two hours of studying a
week to each semester hour.
Dean's slips. For the less industrious students who may not
have hit the books quite hard enough, reports are turned in to the
dean of the student's college at the end of the sixth week of classes,
and a deplorable dean's slip will appear in the student's mailbox.
These dean's slips, technically known as academic deficiency re-
ports, are sent to those students having a "D" or "F" in any given
class. These dreaded bits of correspondence do not mean that a
student has failed the course but are merely invitations to start
studying. They are very conducive in this respect in that they
are also sent to the student's parent or guardian.
Grades. As you probably have already guessed, and without
too much mental strain, students receive their grades at the end
of each semester. Grade symbols are as follows: A superior scho-
larship; B good scholarship; C fair scholarship; D passing scholar-
ship; F failure; I incomplete.
Grades of F in required courses and D or F in courses of a
student's major must be taken over as soon as the course is offered
again. Because of the annoyance involved here students should
stay clear of such grades.
The grade "I" is given to a student when his work has been
satisfactory quantitatively but because of illness or other reasons
beyond his control he has been unable to complete all require-
ments of the course. Students receiving scch a grade must com-
plete the required work by the end of the next semester in which
the course is offered or the grade becomes "¥".
Prerequisites. Since many upper division courses (those num-
bered 100 and above) require a prerequisite course in the lower
division, you should scrutinize your college catalog for these
courses so that you will be prepared for them when you achieve
The first thing you must do is to get properly signed in and
registered for your courses. There are several steps in this process,
and they usually take most of one day during the registration
You will begin at the library, go through your Dean's office,
and wind up on the floor of the Armory. Detailed instructions for
registration are included in the "Schedule of Class" for each
semester, so we won't go into them here.
Be sure you run the gauntlet at the proper time on the proper
day. The student body is divided, for purposes of registration, into
alphabetical groups. These groups alternate in order each semes-
ter; so you must consult your "Schedule of Classes" each time for
your assigned day.
Late registration will cost you $5, and each change in regis-
tration $3. By all means do it right the first time.
THE WORLD AROUND US
College Park is a midpoint between two of the U.S.'s most
interesting and important cities. No detailed explanation of the
more than numerous points of interest is necessary.
The next few pages are intended to give you an idea of the
popular eating places, and the popular visiting places in and
around College Park, the Nation's Capital, and Baltimore. Refer
often to the phone numbers and take advantage of these neighbor-
College Park, Delicatessen (UN. 4-4101,) 7400 Baltimore Ave.
. . . made to order snacks, take out . . .
Hot Shoppes (TU. 2-2000) , 7300 Baltimore Blvd.
, , , good old American food . . .
Pizza Hut (UN. 4-9700) , 7409 Baltimore Blvd.
. . . pizzas, delivery service . . .
Prince George's Restaurant (UN. 4-3060) , 7325 Baltimore Blvd.
. . . full course American meals . . .
Student Union (WA. 7-3800, X503) , Campus
. . . snacks, lunches, meals . . .
Student Union (WA. 7-3800, X506) , Campus
College Park Bowling Alley (WA. 7-1247) ,7416 Baltimore Blvd.
Ledo Restaurant (HA. 2-8122), 2420 University Blvd.
. . . pizza, spaghetti . . .
Howard Johnson's (HE. 9-3161) , 2001 University Blvd.
... ice cream, meals . . .
Chesapeake Seafood (JU. 9-9868) , 8214 Piney Branch Road
. . . steam crabs . . .
Chicken Delight (JU. 9-0440) , 633 University Blvd.
. . . fried chicken dinners, delivery service . . .
Hoffberg's Restaurant (RA. 3-5878) , 7822 Eastern Ave., N.W.
. . . lunches, carry-out service . . .
Kushner's Restaurant (JU. 9-3800) , 8523 Pineybranch Rd.
. . . seafood dinners . . .
Mrs. Kay's Toll House (JU. 9-3500) , 9201 Colesville Rd.
. . . superb American food and service . . .
Seven Seas Restaunrant (TU. 2-6040) ,7915 Georgia Ave.
, . . Chinese dinners . . .
Villa Rosa Restaurant (JU. 7-7126) ,810 Reeder Road
. . . pizza and spaghetti . . .
Emory's Restaurant (HE. 4-1818) , 7553 New Hampshire Ave.
. . . charcoal broiled steaks, full course meals . . .
Lang Lin Restaurant (HE. 4-0515), 1331 University Blvd.
. . . Chinese food, eat or take-out . . .
Weile's Creations (HE. 4-0212) , 135 University Blvd.
. . . extraordinary ice cream creations . . .
Aldo Cafe (FE. 7-2985) , 1143 New Hampshire Ave.
. . . spaghetti, pizza, vineyard terrace . . .
Blacky's House of Beef (FE. 3-1100) , 1217 22nd St., N.W.
. . . prime ribs of beef . . .
Blue Mirror (ME. 8-1061) , 1304 F St., N.W.
. . . pastries, eight inch cheese cake . . .
Bonat's French-American Restaurant (RE. 7-3373) ,
1022 Vermont Ave.
. . . lunch or dinner . . .
Caruso's Italian Kitchens, 1305 F. St., N.W.
. . . various locations, Italian food . . .
The Dragon Restaurant (NA. 8-1875) , 1328 6th St., N.W.
. , . Chinese-American Cuisine . . .
Duke Zeibert's Restaurant (ST. 3-1730) , 1730 L St., N.W.
. . . aged steaks, pickles, pumpernickel . . .
823 Restaurant (NA. 8-7169) , 823 15th St., N.W.
. . . German food, American menu . . .
Fan and Bill's (EX. 3-3411) , 1132 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
. . . plank steaks . . .
Flag Ship (RE. 7-8683) , 951 Maine Ave., S.W.
. . . fresh seafood near the wharves . . .
Golden Parrot Restaurant (DE. 2-7440), 1701 29th St., N.W.
... all kinds of American food . . .
Gusti's Restaurant (RE. 7-0895) , 19th and M St., N.W.
. . . red checked tablecloths, chiante . . .
Hendrix Steak House (LI. 6-9708) , 1252 4th St., N.E.
. . . exclusive steaks . . .
Hogate's Seafood Restaurant (RE. 7-3013) ,
9th and Maine Ave., S.W.
. . . fine seafood . . .
Longchamps Restaurant (NA. 8-0629, 14th and
N. Y. Ave., N.W.
. . . only the best food . . .
Moon Palace (EM. 2-6645) ,
. . . unique Chinese and American food . . .
Peking Restaurant (ME. 8-2122) , 711 13th St., N.W.
. . . authentic Chinese food and entertainment . . .
Watergate Inn (DI. 7-9256) , 2700 2nd St., N.W.
. . . rare roast beef, Pennsylvania Dutch . . .
Places of Interest
Corcoran Gallery of Art (ME. 8-3211)
. . . American paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from
the 18th to the 20th century . . .
National Historical Wax Museuwm (NA. 8-2996) ,
26th and E. St., N.W.
. . . several buildings and collections . . .
The Museum of Natural History,
Constitution Ave. at 1 0th St., N.W.
. . . natural, geological, and anthropological exhibits . . .
National Gallery of Art (RE. 7-4215) ,
Constitution Ave. at 6th St., N.W.
. . . magnificent collection of art treasures . . .
National Zoological Park (CO. 5-0743) , Adams Mill Road
(Near Ontario Place, N.W.)
Smithsonian Institute (NA. 8-1810,
Jefferson Dr. bet. 9th and 12th St., S.W.
. . . inventions and historical "firsts" . . .
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
. . . The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the changing of
the guard, Robert E. I^ee's home . . .
Folger Shakespeare Library (LI. 6-4800) ,210 East Capitol St.
. . . Elizabethean drama, Anglo-American civilization . . .
Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Southeast side of the Tidal Basin
. . . inspiring bronze statue, panels of Liberty . . .
Library of Congress (ST. 3-0400) ,
East Capitol St. and Independence Ave., S.E.
... 11 million books and pamphlets, 15 million pieces of
manuscript, extensive files, rare book exhibits . . .
Lincoln Memorial (RE. 7-1820) , at DC end of Memorial Bridge
... Lincoln looking serious, panels of abolitions, faith . . .
. . . one of our most beautiful memorials . . .
Mount Vernon, 16 miles south of Washington, D. C, in Va.
. . . the mansion ,grounds, grave, and museum . . .
Pentagon Building (LI. 5-6700) , Arlington, Virginia
. . . the world's largest office building . . .
Robert A. Taft Memorial, just north of the Capitol
. . . the newest memorial in Washington ...
Supreme Court Building (EX. 3-1640)
Between Md. Ave. and East Capitol St.
. . . where the country's highest judicial body presides . . .
Washington Monument (RE. 7-1820), Monument Grounds
... a 555 ft. concrete shaft, observation room . . .
White House (NA.8-1414) , 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
. . . the Presidential Mansion since 1792 . . .
Griffith Stadium (DU. 7-6333) , 7th and Florida Ave., N.W.
. . . The Washington Senators and Redskins . . .
Uline Arena (LI. 7-5800) , 3rd and M Sts., N.E.
. . . the Washington National Hockey team . . .
Arena Stage (DI. 7-0931) , 26th and D Sts., N.W.
. . . theatre in the round . . .
Carter Baron Amphitheater (TU. 2-2620) , Rock Creek Park
. . . entertainers, concerts, operas in the summer . . .
Constitution Hall (ME. 8-2661) , 18th and D St., N.W.
, . . internationally famous artists . . .
After The Movies
The Bovarian (ST. 3-5769) , 727 11th St., N.W.
. . .a continental atmisphere . . .
The Bayou (FE. 3-2897) , 3135 K St., N.W.
. . . Dixieland music, pizza . . .
Benny's Rebel Room (NA. 8-1883) , 829 14th St., N.W.
... a popular jazz spot . . .
The Brickskeller (DE. 2-1885) , 1523 22nd St., N.W.
... a bohemian atmosphere . . .
Casino Royal Theatre Restaurant (NA. 8-700) ,
804 14th St., N.W.
. . . top names of Broadway . . .
The Hay Loft (NA. 8-3410) , 1411 H St., N.W.
. . . musical entertainment . . .
L'Espionage Restaurant (FE. 3-1130) , 2900 M St., N.W.
... a supper club, Charles Adams cartoons . . .
Lotus Restaurant (NA. 8-1600) , 727 14th St., N.W.
. . . featured television and recording stars . . .
Maggie's Restaurant (EM. 2-6209) , 4239 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
. . . pizza, dancing . . .
Old Europe Restaurant and Rathskeller (FE. 3-7600) ,
2434 Wisoncsin Ave., N.W.
. . . famous German dishes ...
Rands (ST. 3-7541) , 1416 1st St., N.W.
. . . rock and roll music . . .
Show Boat (DU. 7-9895) , 2477 18th St., N.W.
. . . jazz at its best . . .
The Vineyard Resturant (DL 7-0002) , 732 14th St., N.W.
. . . Italian-American foods, dancing . . .
Dickman's Colonial House Restaurant (SA. 7-0930) ,
100 Mt. Royal Ave. at Maryland Ave.
... a variety of well planned meals . . .
Haussner's Restaurant (EA. 7-8365) , 3242 Eastern Ave.
. . . American and continental dishes . . .
The Maison Marconi (PL. 2-9286) , 106 W. Saratoga St.
. . . French and Italian cuisine . . .
Miller Brothers (LE. 9-2826) , 119 W. Fayette St.
, . . seafood from the shores of the Chesapeake Bay . . .
Surrey Inn (HU. 6-6330, 13 miles north on US 40;
1 mile north of Pikesville
... a country dining spot . . .
Harvey House (LE. 9-7481) ,921 N. Charles St.
... a cozy, secluded spot . . .
Bonnie's Restaurant (PL. 2-9161) , 1917 N. Charles St.
. . . the little "pizza hut" of Baltimore . . .
Boarman Cafe (FO. 7-9832) ,4316 Reisterstown Rd.
. . . "pizza" at the villa . . .
Chesapeake Resturant (VE. 7-7711) , 1707 N. Charles St.
. . . elaborate atmosphere . . .
China Clipper Restaurant (PL. 2-5457) , 1003 N. Charles St.
. . . deliciously served Chinese food . . .
Domonic's Pizza Pie Restaurant (LI. 2-8366) ,
4538 Reisterstown Rd.
. . . pizza combinations . . .
Eager House (LE. 9-1943) , 15 W. Eager
. . . comfortable and majestic surroundings . . .
Gannons Restaurant (WI. 5-3900) ,3114 Frederick Ave.
. . . seafood in an informal atmosphere . . .
Gordon's Crab and Seafood House (DI. 2-9528) ,
243 N. Patterson Park Ave.
. . . steamed crabs.
Harley's Restaurant (LI. 2-7600) , 5041 Reisterstown Rd.
. . . submarine sandwiches . . .
Marty's Pizza Plaza (VE. 7-4000) , Madison St. and Charles St.
... a monument to good eating . . .
Pimlico House (MO. 4-8015) , 5301 Park Heights Avenue
. . . American, Jewish, and Chinese food . . .
Maria's 300 Restaurant (MU. 5-2811) 300 Abermarle St.
. . . spaghetti . . .
Places of Interest
Johns Hopkins University (HO. 7-3300) , Charles and 34th Sts.
. . . advanced study and reseach activities . . .
Mount Vernon Place, N. Charles and Monument Sts.
... a historic square . . .
Walter's Art Gallery, N. Charles and Centre Sts.
. . . sculpture and bronzes . . .
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Cathedral St.
between Franklin and Mulberry
. . . the city's principal public library . . .
Baltimore Museum of Art, Wyman Park, N. Charles St. at 31st St.
. . . classical, medieval and Renaissance, old masters, mosaics,
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