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The New Student Handbook has 
been written by the Office of Student 
Development for new students at the 
College Park Campus. It is designed 
to give you enough information to 
make especially your first few weeks 
at the University a little easier. 

The handbook does not give you 
all of the answers. This would be 
almost impossible since conditions 
change so quickly on Campus. What 
we have tried to do is make it a little 
easier for you to find what you're 
looking for. 

If you find that the handbook 
doesn't answer a particular question, 
two other sources might be of help 
to you. The first is the Student Union 
Information Center. 454-2801, espe- 
cially good when you want to know 
what's going on. The other is the 
Office of Student Development, 
454-2828, Room 1211, Student Union, 
which is helpful with any problems 
you may be having at the University. 

If you find that there is some infor- 
mation omitted from the Student 
Handbook, let us know. Well try to 
include it next year. Just call 454-3458, 
or write it down and send it to Room 
1211, Student Union. 




Living on-Campus offers three major 
advantages to living off-Campus: 
easy accessibility to classes, unlimited 
opportunities to meet people and an 
environment that fosters Involvement 
in a broad scope of Campus life. 

Many dorms offer extras such as 
laundry rooms, libraries, community 
centers, and student lounges. The 
desks, located in the lobbies of many 
dorms, serve as mail collection and 
distribution centers and provide 
security and emergency assistance 
as well as the place to check out 
newspapers, vacuum cleaners and 
sports equipment. 

Some of you may find dorm life 
disappointing at first. Your room 
may be small and cramped in com- 
parison to what you're used to at 
home. There may be a lot of noise, 
or someone on the hall may bug you. 
Despite these differences from living 
at home, most students agree that 
group living is one of the most 
important parts of the college 


3rd Floor, North Administration 
Building, 454-2711 

The Office of Resident Life coordi- 
nates the housing activities and food 
service for the 36 residence halls 
and 4 dining halls on-Campus. You. 
will receive information about housing 
and board plans when you are admit- 
ted to the University. Specific ques- 
tions can be directed to this office. 

Once you're in a dorm, your ques- 
tions can be handled by the staff 
members living in your area. Resident 
Assistants (RA's) can help you with 
problems. These staff members are 
also students and can give you 
information about classes, instructors 
and what's happening on Campus. 
Resident Directors, Dining Hall per- 
sonnel and other administrators are 
also available in each residence 
community to assist you. 


There are three kinds of living 
areas on-Campus, each with its own 

"The Hill " is the group of older 
residence halls on the main part of 
Campus closest to classroom buildings 
and to College Park. These dorms 
are smaller and some-students say 
more like home. 

Farther away are "The Complexes. " 
These are the high-rise dormitories 
which are more modern and usually 
about eight floors high. Grouped 
three or four together, these dorms 
form the three complexes of Denton, 
Ellicott and Cambridge. 

The modular units located across 
Route 1 behind the fraternity and 
sorority houses offer apartment-style 
living. Although there is a longer walk 
to Campus, these units offer greater 
freedom and newer facilities. Each 
unit has a living room, bathroom, ■ 
study rooms, bedrooms, and fully 
equipped kitchen. It's like renting an 
apartment, only cheaper. 


Co-ed dorms offer a different style 
of living. Men and women live within 
the same building, either in different 
wings or on different floors. Many 
students like these arrangements 
because they provide a more relaxed 
atmosphere for meeting people. For 
those who don't want to live in co-ed 
dorms, there are also dorms that 
house only men or women. 


Both co-ed and men's or women's 
dorms are available with limited or 
unlimited visitation hours. In limited 
dorms, guests of the opposite sex 
caVi visit from 8.00 a.m. to 12:00 
midnight, Sunday through Thursday, 
and from 8:00 a.m. to 1 :30 a.m. on 
Friday and Saturday. In unlimited 
dorms, guests can visit rooms 24 
hours a day provided the residents 
of each dorm so elect by a 3/5 
majority vote. 

Resident Life Rules 

Students in residence halls are 
subject to all University rules and 
regulations as well as Resident Life 
policies. These can be found in your 
hall staff member's office. Important 
Resident Life regulations are noted 
in the contract handbook that you 
receive when you apply for housing. 

While the Office of Resident Life 
states that 'hall and roommate 
preferences will not be honored for 
new students, " if problems arise 
after the semester begins, arrange- 
ments to switch rooms or halls can be 
made after the second week of class if 
space in another area is available. 

The following are not permitted in 
rooms because of safety precautions 
and/or out of consideration for other 
students: hot plates or open flame 
devices, animals or pets, air condi- 
tioners, water beds. 

Laws regulating the possession of 
alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs 
are the same as the State of Maryland 

Furnishings and Facilities 

All rooms are furnished with beds, 
chests, desks, and chairs. Some 
rooms also have lounge chairs and 
lamps. Floors are linoleum. Walls 
are cinderblock or plaster. Most 
rooms are doubles: singles and triples 
are less common. You may have a 
small refrigerator in your room which 
you can rent through the University. 

Ideas for decorating your room: 
bring anything to cover the walls: 
pictures, posters, wall hangings, rugs, 
fishnet, material, mobiles, etc. You 
may even want to get permission to 
repaint your room. Check with your 
Resident Assistant. 

Bring extra lamps. 

Hang bright curtains and matching 
bedspreads to liven up the room. 

Use pillows, knicknacks and extra 
furniture such as nightstands, book- 
shelves or orange crates to add 

Rugs are nice, especially in winter. 

By all means, use your imagination. 
Make your room more than just 
livable. Make it attractive. 

Some extras which are good to 
have: electrical extension cord, waste 
basket, can openers, glasses and 
cups, study lamps, stereo, television 
and ash trays. 

Laundry facilities are available in or 
near all dorms. Bring your own 
laundry soap. 

A linen service is also offered. 
Choose a plan that suits you. To 
obtain additional information, check 
postings in your dorm or write Gordon 
Davis Linen Service, 1620 N. 11 St., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 19122. 

Dorm Life 

Perhaps the best part of dorm 
living is meeting people. People are 
everywhere. Students frequent the 
lounges, study rooms and recreation 
rooms where there are ping pong 
tables, televisions, pianos, and 
kitchens. On nice days many sit 
outside on the mall, listen to speakers 
and throw frisbees. Many use the 
University sports facilities such as 
the tennis and basketball courts, the 
swimming pools at Preinkert and 
Cole and the golf course. They par- 
ticipate in intramurals, and at night 
they can go to mixers, films, speakers, 
and coffee houses sponsored by 
various student groups. Individual 
halls and areas can develop academic 
and social programs especially suited 
to their unique communities and the 
needs of the students living there. 
Student governments in some dorms 
collect a Hall Activities Fee from 
the residents that is used to fund 
programs, events and facilities that 
fulfill individual needs of the resident 


Room 1211, Student Union, 454-3345 

If you're going to be living off- 
Campus, you may need help finding 
housing and/or roommates. A good 
source for assistance is the Off- 
Campus Housing Office. The office 
maintains files on apartment, house 
and room rentals, as well as houses 
which are for sale and summer sub- 
lets. Units are both furnished and un- 
furnished and either vacant or to 
share. Most listings are within a 
ten-mile radius of the University, but a 
few are within walking distance, so 
be sure to consider transportation 
when choosing a place to live. Since 
housing is usually posted for imme- 
diate occupancy, visit the office 
no later than three to four weeks 
before you want to move in. Vacancies 
frequently change, so if you don't 
find something the first time, keep 
going back. 

Because the turnover is so great 
for off-Campus housing, the office 
does not print handout listings. 
Therefore, a personal visit to the office 
will accomplish far more than corre- 
sponding by mail or phoning. Many 
students have even met future room- 
mates right in the office. 

The office lists only the vacancies 
that are sent to them, so be sure 
to look other places as well. Check 
the Diamondback and bulletin boards 
around Campus. 


Although thousands of living units 
are available in the area, you will 
probably have some trouble finding a 
place to live. Rooms rent from 
approximately $50 to $75 a month 
depending on the accommodations 
offered. Some rooms have kitchen 
privileges, private entrances and 
private baths. Apartments and houses 
may be shared for $50 to $75 a month 
Houses usually rent from $200 a 
month. Most leases are for one year. 

You may find a little reluctance on 
the part of some landlords, especially 
in the apartment complexes, to 
rent to students. It may help if you 

go apartment hunting with your 
parents. If you're under 21, they'll 
have to co-sign the lease anyway, and 
a landlord is more likely to make an 
exception for your parents than for 

If you go out of the immediate area 
for housing, the Metro Bus is a 
possible means for commuting. These 
buses go right through Campus. 
Pick up schedules and route informa- 
tion at the information Center in 
the main lobby of the Student Union. 

If you rent an unfurnished place and 
want to keep decorating costs to 
a minimum, check both Campus and 
College Park bulletin boards for used 
furniture ads. Also look at the 
Diamondback classified ads. Inex- 
pensive furniture may be purchased at 
Goodwill Industries, unclaimed freight 
companies and factory close-outs. 
Furniture may also be rented from 
rental agencies. Check the University 
Off-Campus Housing Office for these 

Commuting to and from the Uni- 
versity can be a hassle. Traffic is 
heavy and parking spaces on-Campus 
are scarce. As a commuter student, 
you may feel isolated and find it 
difficult to become involved in 
Campus life. On a Campus the size of 
Maryland's you can feel pretty iso- 
lated, but one good way of fighting 
that is to get involved in Campus life. 

For instance, all commuters are 
automatically members of the Univer- 
sity Commuters Association. Take 
advantage of mixers and other activi- 
ties sponsored by this organization. 
There are over 200 other organizations 
on-Campus, many of which are in- 
cluded in this handbook. They en- 
compass almost any interest or 
activity. If you want to get more in- 
volved in your career interests, check 
with your academic department to 
make contact with professional clubs 
and organizations. 

One problem you'll face is that 
most activities and meetings on- 
Campus take place at night, usually 
after most commuters have gone 

home. This means that you II have to 
come back if you want to take part in 
many of the extracurricular things 
going on. Efforts are being made, 
however, to schedule events for late 

You can keep abreast of what's 
happening by reading the "Campus 
Bulletin" in the Diamondback. Many 
activities take place in the Union, so 
be sure to drop by the Information 
Center and pick up printed copies 
of the week's events. 

While you're in the Union, you 
might stop by the Commuter Affairs 
Office to check on special programs 
for off-Campus students. 

The Office of Commuter Affairs pro- 
vides a free computerized car pool 
service which will give you the names 
and phone numbers of other commut- 
ing students with similar class sched- 
ules in your area. Even if you don't 
have a car, drivers are usually willing 
to take regular riders if you chip in a 
few dollars a week for gas. You can 
get more information about the car 
pool service from the Commuter 
Affairs Office in Room 121 1H, Student 
Union, 454-5275. 



The Food Service offers a choice 
of three board plans; seven day, 
five day, and the any 10 meal plan. 
The seven day plan offers the maxi- 
mum number of meals served twenty 
a week and costs $650 per year. For 
the student who isn't on-Campus 
over the weekends a fifteen meal, 
Monday-Friday option is offered for 
$590 a year. The third option offers 
the most flexibility giving the students 
the choice of any ten weekly meals, 
including weekends, for $550 annually. 


Board plans are available to all 
students, both dorm residents and 
commuters. Food contracts are for a 
one year duration but payment is 
divided by semester. Once on board 
you can use any of the contract 
dining halls on Campus. Also, you can 
have second helpings on all items. 

For those students not on board 
the Food Service offers cash services 
which may be used at anytime. Cash 
lines are operated in the New Hill 
Area Dining Hall and the Cambridge 
Area Dining Hall. Also, guest meal 
tickets can be purchased at the 
checkers booth in any contract 
dining hall. The rates are $1.00 for 
breakfast, $1.75 for lunch and $2.00 
for dinner. 

Menus offer a choice of three 
entrees, one always a diet or health 
food item. There is always a minimum 
of four selections of salads and 
desserts. Throughout the year a 
series of' special events are scheduled 
including outdoor barbacues, dinner- 
dances, and dinner-theaters at no 
extra charge to contract students. 


If you opt not to purchase one of 
the board plans, you can always eat in 
one of the "cash lines." The food 
service operates cash cafeterias, 
open to anyone in the new Hill Area 
Dining Hall #1 and in the Cambridge 
Area Community Center. The food in 
the cash lines is the same as in the 
dining halls, although they do have 
some specialties such as a made-to- 
order sandwich bar. You may buy 
complete meals, snacks, and "all- 
you-can-eat" dinners. 


Cooking is allowed in the dorms in 
specially equipped kitchens. You 
may find things a little too cramped 
for regular use considering that most 
kitchens are smaller than home and 
may serve 40 to 100 people. Hot plates 
are not permitted in your room, be- 
cause dorms are not adequately wired 
to handle these appliances and be- 
cause of the lack of adequate garbage 
handling facilities. 


7505 Yale Avenue, 779-7370 

A friendly atmosphere, variety in 
meals and good food await you at the 
Hillel Kosher Dining Club. For $370 a 
semester you can get three meals a 
day Monday through Saturday and 
brunch and dinner on Sunday. You 
also have the option of a partial board 
plan which includes all meals from 
Sunday dinner to Friday lunch for 
$350 a semester. Hillel provides a 
welcome change from humdrum 
meals and is a lot easier than cooking 
your own. 

Shabbat at Hillel is a very special 
time. Everyone eats together and 
then joins for services. Dress is more 
formal and the atmosphere is very 


Turner Laboratory, 454-4521 

For homemade ice cream, go to the 
University Dairy. The ice cream is 
made right in the building, and stu- 
dent workers give you more than 
enough. Besides being able to sample 
all flavors of cones, sundaes and milk- 
shakes, you may also buy a variety of 
hot and cold sandwiches. Regular 
hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon- 
day through Friday and from noon to 
6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Summer 
hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Monday through Saturday and from 
noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. 


When you're really in a hurry, there 
are vending machines located all over 
the Campus. Vending rooms in the 
Student Union, Francis Scott Key and 
Skinner provide everything you need 
from soup and sandwiches to dessert 
with push button convenience, includ- 
ing microwave ovens to warm up 
whatever you buy. 

In Tydings Hall, the Education 
Building. Cole Fieldhouse, the Armory, 
and most high rise dorms there are 
machines that offer light snacks, 
drinks and ice cream. The food in the 
machines is just as expensive as 
anywhere else on Campus ($ .65 for a 
ham and cheese, $ .15 for coffee), 
but if you're rushed, it's convenient. 
One real advantage of the vending 
machines is that they are available 
after most other Campus eating 
facilities close down. The vending 
room in the Union stays open until the 
building closes, so you might want 
to head over there for a late night 


When you're tired of dining hall 
hamburgers, there are many places 
off-Campus where you can get more of 
the same. Just go down to Route 1 
and look north. The neon signs will 
provide a good register of "fast 
service" hamburger shops to choose 
from. College Park also boasts a pizza 
shop, Italian restaurant, and bars 
where you can eat and drink. 

If you're looking for something more 
substantial, several of the motels 
along Route 1 offer good food for a 
price. There are also bargains con- 
tinuously advertised in the Diamond- 
back offering a meal with all the beer, 
bread, and salad you can eat and 
drink for about $4.00. 

When the Route 1 places get a 
little stale, you can head out on the 
Beltway, or into Washington. There 
are over 3,600 restaurants in the area, 
with menus ranging from the tradi- 
tional French and Italian to Arabic 
and Indian. A good guide to reason- 
able dining in the metro area is 
The Washington D. C. Underground 
Gourmet, available in most libraries. 

Grocery Stores 

There are two small grocery stores 
within walking distance of the Uni- 
versity, but for real supermarkets 
you'll have to travel about two miles 
north on Route 1 or head west about 
the same distance down University 
Boulevard to Langley Park. 


The only active food co-op in the 
area is the Glut Food Co-op (4005 
34th Street, Mt. Rainer, Maryland.) 
Glut is a non-profit food buying agent 
where you place your order, then re- 
turn later to pick it up. It specializes in 
natural and organic foods. 

Although not a co-op, there is a 
natural food store on Berwyn Road 
in College Park. 



Room 229, North Administration 

Scholarships and Grants, Ext. 3046 

Loans, Ext. 3047 

Part-time Employment, Ext. 3048 


College is a huge expense, especial- 
ly if you're living away from home. 
After paying for tuition, food, room, 
and books, you'll probably be 
scrounging for pennies. But don't be 
discouraged. Here are some hints 
on earning extra money and receiving 
financial aid. 

If you have money problems, visit 
the Office of Student Aid. This office 
offers many programs designed to 
stretch finances so you can attend 
the University. Over 80 kinds of 
scholarships as well as loans, grants 
and employment are awarded to 
eligible students. 

Typically the jobs are in either 
University department offices, dining 
halls 6r libraries. Pay is an hourly 
wage or a reduction of tuition and 
fees at the beginning of semesters. 

Most aid comes in a "package," 
which consists of some combination 
of scholarship or grant money, loan 
funds, and/or a job. The vast majority 
of the funds are either in the form of 
loans or jobs. The deadline to be 
considered for all types of aid is 
May 1. Applications for loans must 
be submitted by June 15. 

Job requests and applications for 
College Work-Study are accepted 
any time. 


Off-Campus jobs can be difficult to 
find, especially if you don't have a 
car. Positions in the College Park 
area are filled almost immediately 
because of the number of students 
looking for jobs. Look for openings in 
the Diamondback classifieds. Also 
check the fast-food restaurants. 
They're often looking for part-time 

The Office of Student Aid keeps up- 
to-date files on both full and part- 
time job openings in the area. Most 
openings are either sales, restaurant 
or baby-sitting jobs. 

Some University departments accept 
applications regardless of a student's 
financial need. The Campus police 
hires parking-ticketers, and the Office 
of Resident Life hires desk recep- 
tionists for the dorms. 


Even with money in the bank you 
may have trouble getting checks 
cashed. Because of the fear of checks 
bouncing, check cashing can be a 
difficult task. So it's almost essential 
that you establish a checking account 
at one of the nearby banks. 

If you don't take out a checking 
account, you can cash checks in the 
Student Union for a 20c service 
charge. After showing your University 
ID card and filling out an information 
form stamped on the back of your 
check, you may cash personal checks 
up to $20.00 and payroll checks up to 
$40.00. This service is offered Monday 
through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 
3 p.m. A word of warning: don't pass 
any bad checks. You won't be able to 
cash a check there again. 

Some College Park stores which 
are sympathetic to students will cash 
checks with purchases. Albrecht's 
Drug Store cashes checks for an 
additional amount at an extra charge. 
The Varsity Grill cashes checks free. 
Most stores and businesses in the 
area stop accepting checks toward 
the end of the school year because 
of the possibility of students' writing 
bad checks and skipping town before 
caught. The Student Union check 
cashing service closes down too, so 
be sure you have enough cash before 
final exams. 

In the winter a full service bank 
will be opened in Room 0152 of 
the Student Union. 


Once you have money, you won't 
have any trouble spending it. College 
Park is full of shops which cater 
to college students. Clothing stores, 
record shops and specialty shops 
all line Route 1. 


There are a variety of specialty 
shops in College Park. Mostly you'll 
find boutiques and unisex shops, but 
a few stores cater to the conservative 
dresser as well. In addition to clothing 
stores there are an abundance of 
shoe stores For department stores 
try one of the shopping centers that 
line the Beltway. Some of the new 
indoor malls feature spectacular foun- 
tains, super graphics and live trees. 
The closest shopping center to the 
University is about five minutes away 
on Adelphi Road. 


On the average, you'll spend less 
than twenty hours a week in class. 
That means you may find yourself with 
time on your hands. Here are some 
suggestions to help you make the 
most of your free time. 


Certainly, the most constructive 
thing you can do with free time is 
study. This is especially true during 
the breaks you have between classes 
because the more you get done during 
the day, the more time you'll have to 
play at night. 


There are five libraries on-Campus, 
and they all provide excellent places 
to "book-it " during your free time. 
Regardless of your major, you're free 
to use any or all of them, and you may 
find the small ones are better for 
studying than the large ones. 

Architecture Library 

Room 1102, Architecture BIdg., 

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-io p.m. 

Friday 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m. 

Saturday 11 a.m. -4 p.m. 

Sunday 5 p.m. -10 p.m. 

Architecture offers plenty of light 
with comfortable surroundings. The 
interior design is refreshing and a 
welcome change of pace from the .rest 
of the University. This library offers 
an outstanding collection of foreign 
language magazines on-Campus. 
Although the collection is limited 
to architecture and design periodicals, 
it is still worth looking at. 

Chemistry Library 
Room 1325, Chemistry BIdg., 

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. -10 p.m. 

Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. 

Sunday 2 p.m. -10 p.m. 

The reading selection is limited to 
chemistry, but you'll find the room 
with few distractions. It's the place for 
the no-nonsense, serious student. 


Engineering and Physical Sciences 

Room 1300, Math Building, 

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. -2 a.m. 

Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. -midnight 

Sunday 1 p.m. -midnight 

The largest of the specialized 
libraries, its reading material is also 
technical. But you'll find it a good 
place to go, especially if you are 
walking to or from lots 4, 7, or 11. 

McKeldin Library 
West end of Mall, 454-2853 

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. -midnight 

Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. 

Sunday 1 p.m. -midnight 

McKeldin was once the only full- 
service library on-Campus. [t contains 
many small study alcoves located 
on the mezzanine level of each floor. 
Desks and chairs are plentiful in the 
stacks sections where books are 
shelved. Although its resources are 
designed primarily for graduate stu- 
dents, undergrads are welcome as 
well. Reading rooms are on the main 
level of every floor (except the first 
floor). The reading rooms are divided 
into subject areas (General Reference, 
Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, 
and Technology and Science). 
Periodicals and other related refer- 
ences are shelved in these rooms. 
The reading rooms offer plenty of 
tables and chairs, but if it's crowded, 
you may find the coughing, moving 
chairs and loud whispering somewhat 

If you require serious concentra- 
tion, try the Maryland Room on the 
fourth floor. 

Undergraduate Library (UGL) 

Adjoining Campus Drive, 

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. -midnight 
Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. 
Sunday 1 p.m. -midnight 
The Reserve Book Room open 24 
hours a day is in the basement 
(Use the outside stair well). 

The first time you go to the UGL 
spend some time just to look around. 
It's like no library you've ever seen 
before. Escalators carry you up from 
the first floor where the card catalog 
and book check-out/return are located 
to the Non-Print Media Lab on the 
fourth floor. 

The building is completely carpeted 
with desks and chairs for the tradi- 
tionalist and bean bag chairs if you're 
looking for comfort. All periodicals are 
kept on the second floor, and al- 
though McKeldin has a larger selec- 
tion, the UGL probably has what 
you're looking for and it's easier to 

For music while you study, check 
out the Non-Print Media Lab. It 
contains 200 cassette tape players 
with stereo headphones and a selec- 
tion of music for any taste. There 
are also wireless audio headsets 
which enable you to tune into any one 
of twelve pre-programmed channels. 
If that's not enough for you, try 
the quad room where two Marantz 
amps drive the four JBL speakers with 
400 watts of power. 

For the video freak, there are 12 
Sony color video tape players with 
cassette programs that range from 
Aztec gods to 20th century dictators in 
a collection of close to 100 titles. 
Also available are a handful of course 
lectures, mostly upper level, that you 
can listen to on one of the 200 dial- 
access audio units, in stereo, of 


Scattered through class buildings 
are a number of commons lounges. 
You'll find these particularly inviting 
places, especially between classes. 
Most of the lounges are carpeted, 
comfortable, and peaceful - good 
places to study or just relax. 

Some of the lounges have signs 
indicating that they're limited for 
students majoring in one subject or 
another. Don't let the signs fool you; 
if you're looking for a place to put 
your feet up for a few minutes, just go 
in. No one can tell your major by 
looking at you, and there are never 
hassles using any of the student 


Four of the most comfortable 
lounges are around the mall area; 
they'll provide a good escape from 
the crowded corridors: 
Room 0205 Foreign Language BIdg. 
Room 2103 Tydings Hall 
Room 1102 Taliaferro Hall 
Room 0120 Skinner BIdg. 

Although not a great place to 
study, the coffee shop in the Archi- 
tecture Buildmg (Room 1111) is a 
great place to relax. It sells coffee 
and light snacks and no matter what 
you're into, you can generally find 
someone there that does it too. The 
Student Union also has many com- 
fortable lounges. For an up-dated 
list of lounges visit the Commuter 
Affairs Office. 1211 Student Union. 


For recreation during the day, the 
Union is the place to head. There are 
16. bowling lanes and 27 pin ball 
machines in the game room. Both 
six pocket and three-cushion billiard 
tables are available. When the 
construction is completed, there will 
also be a card room. All of these 
facilities are at the sub-basement 
level. If you have any trouble finding 
them, go to the Information Center on 
the first floor for directions. 


Most of the indoor sports facilities 
are scheduled with phys. ed. classes 
during the day. If the weather is good, 
try the basketball courts around 
Byrd Stadium or in the quadrangle in 
back of Cecil Hall in the Hill Area 
dorms. You can get in some tennis on 
the courts behind the Ellicott complex. 

For evenings when there are no 
classes, you'll find facilities for 
most sports. 

There are two pools, one in Prein- 
kert and the other in Cole. For 
Preinkert hours call 454-2625. Cole 
hours are: 
Tuesday, 7 p.m. -9:30 p.m. (co-ed) 
Wednesday, 7 p.m. -9:30 p.m. (Male 

Thursday, 7 p.m. -9:30 p.m. (co-ed) 
Friday, 7 p.m. -9:30 p.m. (co-ed) 

There are indoor basketball courts 
located in the Armory and in the new 
Physical Education building behind 
the Cambridge complex. During the 
season call the Intramurals Office 
(454-5454) to see which courts they 
have reserved. 


There is an apparatus room located 
in Room 0108 of Cole. It contains two 
trampolines, tumbling mats and 
gymnastic equipment. The room is 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and 
Friday, 4 p.m. -6:00 p.m. • 

Wednesday. 7 p.m. -9 p.m. 

All weekdays, noon-1 p.m. 



The new Physical Education Build- 
ing has eight handball courts which 
are also adaptable for squash. Call 
454-2755 for information. 

The courts are open: 

Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m. -10 p.m. 

and Sunday 6 p.m. -10 p.m. 

The operation is on a first come, 
first serve basis with no reservations. 
Be sure to bring your student I.D. 

To get in on the weightlifting action, 
you must join the Olympics Bar Bell 
Club which has a weight room in 
Cole. The annual dues are $10. Call 
454-2625 for information. 


The University of Maryland, located 
just a few miles outside of Washing- 
ton, D. C. is near entertainment of 
all kinds. Some of the best things . 
going on are free or cost very little. 
Of course, when you feel like spend- 
ing money there are places for that 
too. To find out what's happening 
around town check the Friday 
Washington Post which publishes 
a weekly calendar of events in its 
"Style " seiction. The Star-News does a 
similar job in its Saturday "Week- 
ender " supplement. 


Washington offers a variety of good 
theatre. Many places, such as the 
Kennedy Center, give student dis- 
counts which can cut ticket costs by 
as much as 50%. Before buying a 
ticket, give them a call to see what 
discounts they offer. 

There are a number of dinner 
theatres in and around the area. For 
one price you get a meal and a show. 
You may miss a line or two as you 
pass the peas, but some of the pro- 
ductions are excellent, and the food 
is good as well. 


Student Union: The Union offers 
first-run features for the lowest prices 
in the area. Call 454-2801 for sched- 

Company Cinematique (CC): The 
most interesting film program on 
Campus is Company Cinematique. 
Throughout the year a variety of 
programming is offered including old 
classics, underground and experi- 
mental, a few good modern films, and 
skin flicks (both good and bad) for 
added spice. 

Check the Diamondback on Thurs- 
day for CC ad. Be on the watch for 
the freebees offered from time to 
time throughout the year. Generally, 
even if you don't like the Cinematique 
film, you can't help but love the 

There are two galleries on-Campus. 
One located in the Fine Arts Building 
usually features the work of promi- 
nent artists and faculty. The other is 
the Punk Gallery, located in the FF 
temporary building. Punk exhibits 
student work exclusively, and while 
the surroundings aren't very plush, 
the atmosphere is definitely friendly. 
lt's"not unusual to be offered a little 
wine or something to eat as you tour 
the exhibits. 

In town the large galleries announce 
their exhibits in the papers. If you're 
looking for something to buy, there 
are a number of small private galleries 
on P Street, near Georgetown. 

There are a number of movie 
theatres close to Campus; check 
the amusement section of either 
Washington paper for listings. When 
first runs come to the area, they 
usually premier in town first. It takes 
several months for a popular movie 
to work its way out to our area. 

For the real film buff, there is the 
American Film Institute, housed in 
the Kennedy Center. It offers programs 
to members, featuring the works of 
great directors and great artists, 
new film experiments and showings 
of timeless classics. Student mem- 
berships are available at reduced 
rates. If you're into film, check this 
one out. 

In the Georgetown area of D.C., 
there are several theatres which 
specialize in progressive cinema. 
Check the paper closely; these films 
seldom make it out into the suburbs. 



Possibly the greatest freebee 
extravaganza in Washington is the 
Smithsonian Institution. This super- 
museum is housed in seven buildings 
spread out on either side of the mall 
that runs between the Capitol and 
the Washington Monument. 

The Institution offers something 
of interest for everyone, including 
such wonders as the world's largest 
stuffed elephant, a life size model of a 
whale, moon rock, the original Teddy 
Bear plus about half a million other 

The Smithsonian is open from 10 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week 
with extended hours during the 
summer. For more information on 
hours, up-to-date information on spe- 
cial events, lectures, and activities, 
try Dial-a-Museum, 737-8811. 

Other museums of interest are the 
National Gallery and the Corcoran, 
both art museums. 


The nearest park is the Duck Pond, 
situated on University Boulevard 
within ten minutes walking distance 
west of Campus. This small but cozy 
park offers tennis and basketball 
courts, picnic tables and fireplaces. 
The pond, which is the center of 
attraction, is ideal for ice skating 
during the winter. 


Within fifteen minutes driving time 
from the University you have a variety 
of places from which to choose. A 
nearby park is the Adelphi Mill 
on Riggs Road. Like most resort 
areas near the University, this park 
is equipped with all the picnic essen- 
tials. If you want to get closer to 
nature but don't want to travel too far, 
go to Greenbelt Park on University 
Boulevard north of Kenilworth Avenue. 
The park features a nature trail and 
a large open field which is great for 
kites and frisbee. 

For the cyclist there is Sligo Creek 
Parkway, five miles of winding two- 
lane highway which can be pleasant 
if there are no cars. When traffic is 
heavy, it's wise to keep your eyes and 
ears open. 

If sand and sunshine are your thing, 
visit the beaches. Ocean City, on 
the Atlantic coastline in Maryland, is 
about a three hour trip. A little 
farther away, but about the same 
driving time are Wildwood, New 
Jersey, and Rehobeth Beach, Dela- 
ware. These aren't as crowded as 
Ocean City and cater more to a col- 
lege crowd than their Maryland 
counterpart. Virginia Beach is about a 
four hour trip to the south. 

If you decide to do some camping, 
both the Seneca Camping Area and 
the Carderock Recreational Area 
are open to you. Seneca may be 


reached via River Road, nine miles 
from Potomac, then left on Riley's 
Lock Road. You can get to Carderock 
via the Beltway. Exit 15, then one 
mile west on Memorial Parkway. 

About 18 miles from D.C. in Clinton, 
Maryland, is the Cosco Regional 
Park. Offered here are tent camping 
facilities including tables, grills, 
water, and toilets. Phone 277-2200 for 
a permit. 

At least one of your days should be 
devoted to a trip along Virginia's 
scenic Skyline Drive. The drive begins 
about one hour from the Maryland 
Campus and takes one to two hours 
once you're in Virginia. 

For more information about nearby 
parks, call "Summer in the Parks" 
at 426-6770. They schedule free con- 
certs (rock variety among others) 
in some of the parks. Check out 
Dupont Circle and P Street "Beach " 
for some good sounds and people. 
The Park Service will mail you their 
free monthly calendar of events. 
Write: Office of Public Affairs, 1100 
Ohio Drive, S.W., Washington, D.C. 


D.C. Recreation Department, call 
629-7226 for park information. 

Botanical Gardens - Near the 
Capitol, 224-3121. Large greenhouse, 
displays of every flower imaginable. 

National Aquarium — Commerce 
Building, 14th and Constitution, 
N.W., 783-9200. Open Daily from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. 

National Arboretum — Bladensburg 
Road and R Street, N.E., 399-5400. 
Open April through October from 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Definitely a nice 
place if you dig nature's beauty. Full 
of flowers and trees and colors. 

National Zoo — 3000 Connecticut 
Ave., N.W., 381-7228. Open Daily from 
9 a.m. -4:30 p.m. during the Winter 
months; from 9 a.m. -6 p.m. 
during the summer. 


For a good time on pennies try 

Dulles Airport: Take the Beltway 
toward Virginia to the Dulles Exit. A 
great place to go at night, it looks 
like a scene out of 2001 as it rises 
out of the horizon. If you get your 
kicks on lights and far out archi- 
tecture, take the drive. 

Tidal Basin: Rent a paddle boat and 
splash around in front of the Jefferson 
Memorial. Planes landing at National 
Airport glide in at low altitudes 
overhead to keep things interesting. 
Just don't fall in. 

Greaf Falls: Take the Beltway 
toward Virginia. There are Two Great 
Falls exits, one on the Maryland 
side and the other just as you cross 
over into Virginia. On either side 
you get a spectacular view of the 
Potomac River as well as pleasant 
hiking possibilities. 

These suggestions only scratch 
the surface of things to do in 
Washington and the other communi- 
ties surrounding the University. 
You might try some of the numerous 
guide books for more ideas. 




If you drive on Campus, sooner 
or later, you'll probably get a parking 
ticket. Many students make the 
mistake of throwing the tickets away 
and forgetting them, but parking fines, 
like all bills incurred at the Univer- 
sity, come back to haunt you. 

All parking tickets, when not paid, 
are added to your bill. Generally, 
these tickets - plus late charges, 
are added to your semester bill which 
must be paid before you register or 
before transcripts will be sent. 
Before you graduate, a thorough 
check is made of your records and 
any violations that didn't show up on 
your semester bills, will probably 
be caught then. Just remember, you 
may forget the tickets, but the com- 
puter won't. 

If you're smart, you'll avoid the 
added late fine and possioly the 
ticket itself by either appealing the 
violation if you believe you've got a 
valid excuse, or by paying the ticket 
promptly if you're guilty and you 
know it. 

To pay a ticket, simply take or send 
the citation along with a check or 
money order payable to the University 
of f\/laryland to the Motor Vehicle 
Office. The appeal procedures are 
printed on every ticket, but to show 
you how simple it is — here they 
are again. 

C If you are going to appeal a 
ticket, you must do so within 10 
calendar days of the violation. 
G Go to the appeals table outside 
the Judiciary Office, 21 18 North 
Administration Building, and fill out 
an appeal slip and select a«date, 
•L When the date comes up, go to the 
hearing and tell the board your 
The Traffic Board is made up of 
students, like yourself, and they 
understand the kinds of situations that 
get many people tickets. About 5% 
of all parking tickets were appealed 
last year with 70% of those being 
voided or reduced. If you believe you 
have a good reason for parking 

where you did when ticketed, you 
should appeal. At worst, the Board 
can only turn you down. They can't 
increase your fine. 


If you don't have your own set of 
wheels, getting rides with someone 
else is a possibility. A Ride Board 
provided by the Office of Commuter 
Affairs is located in the Student 
Union Mackie Room in the basement. 
Two maps, one of Maryland and one 
of the entire U.S. are posted with 
sign-up lists for both "ride wanted" 
and "rider wanted. " 

Several area FM radio stations 
(WHFS and WMAL) also broadcast 
ride or rider messages. 


If the only place you need a ride 
is around Campus, take the shuttle 
bus. The Office of Commuter Affairs 
operates several passenger buses. 
The shuttle operates between 5 p.m. 
and 1 a.m. on all weekdays except 
holidays and vacation periods. Buses 
make a complete circuit of Campus 
every half hour. 


Buses are another means of 
transportation. Metrobuses come 
right through Campus and may be 
boarded in front of the Student Union 
($ .40 to Prince George's Plaza). 
Routes and schedule information 
may be obtained at the main desk of 
the Union or by phoning Metrobus at 

The Greyhound bus line operates 
to and from Washington and Baltimore 
and may be caught in College Park 
on Baltimore Avenue, in front of .. 
the College Park Watch Shop. For 
schedule information, call WA. 7- 


The door-to-door service offered 
by taxis is another possibility ff 
you have lots of money to spend. 
Listed in the Yellow Pages are dozens 
of companies from which to choose. 



■ If you can get to the station, the 
railroad provides an interesting 
change in travel. Amtrack runs to 
Baltimore and makes a stop in* near- 
by Silver Spring. Phone 589-2241 for 
information and reservations. 

The Metroliner has a Capital Belt- 
way Station in Lanham, Maryland. 
Phone 577-9247 for more information. 
A good place to go ior an overall 
picture of travel opportunities and 
rates is the Metroliner Reservation 
and Ticket Office of the International 
Travel Services Corporation, open 
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. 
to 6 p.m., call 833-9020. The office 
provides ticketing services for all 
railroads. Another good place to call 
is Amtrak. Phone 393-0013 for Metro- 
liner reservations or 638-3100 for 
other Amtrak reservations. 


Flying is no problem provided you 
have transportation to and from the 
airport. Due to Maryland's proximity 
to Baltimore and Washington you 
have a choice of three airports; 
Friendship, which is north on the 
Baltimore-Washington Parkway and 
National and Dulles, both of which 
are on the southern side of the 
Potomac. However, all three airports 
are at least a 20 to 40 minute drive 
from Campus depending on traffic. 

Probably the quickest and most con- 
venient choice, however, is Friendship 
- since you don't have to drive 
through Washington to get there. 

There is a limousine service which 
carries passengers to the three local 
airports. The most convenient is 
the service between here and Friend- 
ship Airport which costs $4 and stops 
at the Adult Education Center and 
the University Park Motel in College 
Park. Call 783-5343 for reservations. 

If you want to go to National Airport, 
another cab company makes a regular 
run from Silver Spring and Wheaton, 
$3.75. Call 393-3060. If you can't 
get out to Wheaton or Silver Spring, 
you can take a bus every half hour 
for $1 .75 from the Midtown Motor 
Inn in Washington. Just take the 
College Park Greyhound into town. 
The Motor Inn is a block up from the 
bus terminal. Call 783-3040. 

The Midtown has a somewhat less 
frequent service to Dulles for $3.75. 

Watch Diamondback ads for special 
group and school-sponsored tours. 
Most importantly, check with the 
airlines for Youth Fare Plan Programs. 

If you are under 22, or in some 
cases if you're a full-time student, 
you may be eligible for student dis- 
count rates. It's worthwhile to be 
persistent and ask questions about 
reduced-fare policies such as student 
stand-by. Travel agencies are 
another possibility for acquiring infor- 
mation on airline policies. 



When you re out of money and 
nothing else seems available, you 
might stick out your thumb and hitch. 

In general, it is illegal to solicit 
rides from any roadway or to stop 
and pick up anyone soliciting a ride. 
The law is not explicit about people 
standing and looking like they want 
a ride. In this case anyone is free to 
be picked up. 

Although it is illegal to solicit a 
ride from a roadway, it is not illegal 
to stand off the road and on the grass. 
Laws specifically mention that it is 
illegal to solicit rides on limited- 
access highways and to stop on such 
highways at anytime, except in 
emergencies. This means you'll have 
to be particularly careful if you intend 
to hitch along the Beltway or Route 
70S. By ail means, avoid a legal bind. 
Check out the specific laws, since 
they may vary from state to state and 
area to area. 

Although the Campus Police advise 
that hitchhiking is dangerous, espe- 
cially for women, the following sug- 
gestions will increase your chances 
for a safe trip: 

_ Know the specific routes and 
turn-offs to where you're going. 
Carry a writing instrument. A large 
felt tip pen is great for printing 
signs or making changes. 
Travel light. Excess baggage dis- 
courages prospective rides and is 
also a burden for you on long 
journeys and in bad weather. 
n When someone stops to pick you 
up, find out where that person is 
going before accepting the ride. 
LIS If you get bad vibes from a pros- 
pective ride, don't get in the car. 


The need for communication is a 
vital concern in today's world. Maybe 
it's wanting to tell people you have 
a fantastic 10-speed bike to sell, or 
maybe it's the more global concern 
of trying to keep on top of what's 
going on and where it's all happen- 
ing. This Campus is big, and as a 
newcomer you may feel very small, 
very confused, and very overwhelmed. 
Hang in there. There are ways of 
keeping in touch . . . 


As the focal point of student 
activity, the Student Union can not 
only help you spread the word but 
it can also help you keep informed. 
Use the services of the Student Union 
Information Center, located in the 
main lobby and open every night to 
midnight. The Center offers answers 
to questions concerning any and 
all aspects of University life. The 
Center supplies schedules of campus 
activities as well as leaflets and bro- 
chures about various student serv- 
ices, academic departments, student 
organizations, and religious services. 
As a general reference center for all 
University publications, the Center is 
another important source of informa- 
tion, current ideas and communica- 

One of the easiest ways to spread 
the word is posting a sign. Bulletin 
boards are located everywhere: 
dorms, buildings and even outside. 
Note that the Student Union is the 
focal point of the masses, and that 
there the boards get a good deal 
of coverage. But no matter what 
location you choose in posting your 
information, remember to include a 
date; it's an aid in letting people know 
that your 10-speed bike is currently 
for sale, and that your sign isn't just a 
forgotten leftover from the past spring. 




The most widely read publication is 
the Diamondback, the daily news- 
paper which has been published for 
more than 65 years. 

The Diamondback keeps you in- 
formed about Campus life and issues, 
as well as important national and 
international events. Each issue of 
the DBK posts a summary of the day's 
Campus events and a brief listing 
of the following day's activities. And 
don't neglect to read the ads. Any- 
thing from the latest sale on jeans, to 
movies playing on-Campus, to special 
speakers series might be posted. The 
classified ads should be remembered 
too. They're interesting and informa- 
tive and a great way to spread 
your own news. Call 454-2351 to 
place your classified ad. 

That the DBK continues to publish 
is due to the extremely long hours of 
some 10 top staffers, and the part- 
time efforts of some 50 to 60 writers 
and copy editors. Working on the 
DBK is a great way to learn news- 
paper journalism. No experience 
is necessary, and non-journalism 
majors are welcomed. If you want 
a chance to try out your skills and 
your talents, drop in to Room 1103 
of the Journalism Building or call 


Not to be forgotten is the student 
feature magazine which appears each 
Friday inside {he Diamondback. 
Editorials, movie reviews, and topics 
of concern — all unfold from the 
pages of this magazine. 

Of particular value is the calendar 
of events which is printed occasion- 
ally. It can serve as a useful guide to 
free and low-cost things to do on 
Campus and in the area. 


Calvert magazine is a literary 
publication which combines artistic 
quality and professional layout. 
Calvert is a continuing attempt to 
present the University community 
with the output of its most talented 
writers, poets, photographers, and 

Calvert offers a very good means 
of expression and recognition for 
creative students. There is always 
room for staffers to read manuscripts, 
type stencils, distribute the magazine 
to the public, and generally do every- 

The Calvert office is located in 
Room 46 C of the Taliaferro basement. 
The phone number is 454-3726. 


Black Explosion 

The Explosion is published twice a 
month by the Black Student Union. 
It focuses on the activities of the 
University's Black students as well as 
covering national and world events 
of importance to the Black com- 
munity. To take part, you don't need 
any writing experience, and non- 
journalism majors are welcome. 

Its offices are located in Room 1121 
Student Union, 454-4736. 


Maryland's yearbook, called 
Terrapin, also deserves mention. 
For a couple of years it differed from 
the traditional yearbooks, publishing 
an artistically designed soft cover 
magazine. Now the Terrapin is back 
to the hardcover and more traditional 
format with top quality photography 
which gives a feeling for the mood 
of the Campus as well as an account 
of events. 

The Terrapin is looking for photog- 
raphers and writers who want a 
chance to work on a new idea and 
offers in return one of the best 
vehicles for displaying work. 

For further information, visit the 
Terrapin office, located in Room 2114 
of the Journalism Building or call 


If the written word is not enough to 
keep you on top of things, then turn 
your radio dial to 650 AM and tune 
in the WMUC, the Campus radio 
station heard only on the College 
Park Campus. 

WMUC means everyday, all-day 
radio, run by students and for stu- 
dents. This channel plays all kinds of 
music. It offers in-depth coverage of 
major Campus events — football 
and basketball live, as it happens. 
It offers public services no off- 
campus station could match - from 
activity announcements to a review 
of dining hall menus. Listen. 

Like the other Campus media, 
WMUC needs people. Anyone interest- 
ed and willing to work may find a 

position as announcer, reporter, 
sportscaster, or worker in the busi- 
ness, traffic, or promotions depart- 
ment. At the beginning of each 
semester listen for broadcast bulletins 
that will let you know how you can 
become a part. 

You'll be hearing from WMUC. 
Or if you need them, let them hear 
from you. Call 454-2744. 


Every Thursday the Office of 
University Relations publishes Precis. 
Primarily for faculty and staff. Precis 
covers subjects of particular interest 
to those who work at the University. 
Often there are stories highlighting 
interesting departments, programs, or 
personalities that are well worth 



Cumberland Hall Basement 
Cambridge Complex, 454-2813 

For information on a career-oriented 
job, the Career Development Center 
is the best place to go. Career 
advisors will help you make deci- 
sions about future career plans. 

The office's Career Library has 
reference material on all kinds of 
occupational fields, graduate and 
professional schools, and overseas 

To locate a job in your field, take 
advantage of the on-Campus inter- 
views held in the Career Development 
Center from late October to early 

If you're a graduating education 
major, take advantage of the inter- 
views with both state and out-of- 
state school systems as well as the 
Credentials Service which sends 
copies of your academic record and 
chosen recommendations to interest- 
ed employers. Listings of vacancies 
in secondary schools, colleges, and 
universities, and other interest- 
related positions are also kept on file. 

The career advisors are more than 
willing to go out of their way to give 
useful information and advice. Visit 
them when the need arises. 



Shoemaker Building, Ext. 2931 
Open: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m. and Monday-Thurs- 
day, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

The Counseling Center assists 
students in dealing with educational, 
vocational, and emotional-social 
adjustment. Professional counselors 
are available to meet for individual 
or group counseling. All services 
are provided without charge to 
students and no initial appointment 
is necessary. The Center's Recep- 
tionist will arrange for a brief con- 
ference with a counselor, so that any 
questions can be answered concern- 
ing the programs offered. 

The Occupational Information 
Library, located in the Center's lobby, 
displays occupational and educational 
materials. The library also has a 
collection of tape-recorded "conver- 
sations " with academic department 
heads on the various major fields 
of study. 

The Center's Reading and Study 
Skills Laboratory (RSSL) offers 
individualized programs designed 
to improve reading speed and com- 
prehension, studying effectively for 
exams, taking lecture notes, and other 
skills. Special workshops and some 
courses are offered. If you are inter- 
ested in any of these services, see the 
RSSL Receptionist, Room 203, 
Shoemaker Building. 

The Counseling Center also spon- 
sors a research program dealing with 
student opinions and characteristics, 
and campus issues. 


Campus Drive, across from the 
Student Union, 454-3444. 

The Health Center is open to all 
full-time graduate and undergraduate 
students. It provides emergency 
medical service such as X-rays and 
some laboratory procedures including 
pregnancy testing. For routine health 
care, you will either by treated by a 
physician at the Health Center or 
referred to a physician or clinic in 
the nearby area. Birth control, 
venereal disease, and abortion infor- 
mation is also available there. 

As in seeing any physician, you 
may encounter a wait at the Health 
Center. You can avoid any incon- 
venience if you go into the Center 
early in the morning and request to 
see a physician. The receptionist will 
tell you if there will be a delay and 
if so about when you will be seen. 
You can then leave, conduct your 
business, and return later for your 

At the Health Center you will be 
asked to fill out a slip of paper indi- 
cating why you wish to see a physi- 
cian. If your visit involves what you 
consider to be of a personal nature, 
simply write "personal" on the 
slip and your privacy will be honored. 

The Health Center is open during 
regular semesters and summer school: 
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Semi-emergency care is available: 
Monday-Friday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., 
Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sundays 
and holidays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Twenty-four hour nursing care and 
emergency physician care are avail- 
able during school sessions. 

During extended school vacation 
periods for emergency cases occur- 
ring on Campus, call the Campus 
telephone operator at 454-3311. 


North Administration Building, Second 
Floor, Section 222A, Ext. 3043 

The Office of International Educa- 
tion Services and Foreign Student 
Affairs supports the international 
education exchange in furthering a 
greater awareness among peoples 
of different nations, cultures and 


ideologies. It encourages the admis- 
sion of highly qualified foreign stu- 
dents to the University undergraduate 
and graduate divisions and assists in 
the exchange of professors in the 
various academic disciplines. It 
maintains a small library on study 
abroad programs and assists Ameri- 
can students in selecting the best 
program for them. 

The Office provides a variety 
of services designed to facilitate 
transition to the American way of 
life so that foreign students and 
exchange faculty will derive the maxi- 
mum benefit from their stay in the 
United States. In addition to advising 
on the academic admission of foreign 
applicants and reviewing English 
proficiency, financial and visa status, 
this office provides the following 
services to foreign students, and 
where appropriate to visiting faculty 
members: on their arrival on Campus, 
it coordinates host family reception 
for those who have not yet established 
a permanent address, it assists them 
in finding suitable living accommoda- 
tions, and it conducts a two-day 
orientation program. 

The office assists foreign students 
in maintaining lawful immigration 
status, advises on practical training 
regulations, administers a small 
emergency loan fund, and counsels 
them with regard to personal prob- 
lems, making necessary referrals to 
appropriate divisional offices, deans, 
or academic advisors. 

It sponsors weekly luncheons in the 
Foreign Student Office and promotes 
community exchange by coordinating 
hospitality programs and other activi- 
ties with civic organizations, such 
as the Maryland International Friend- 
ship Families and church organiza- 
tions. It also helps publicize func- 
tions sponsored by other area univer- 
sities and nonprofit organizations, 
such as the Foreign Student Service 
Council and International Student 
House of Washington, D. C. 


2118 North Administration Building, 
Ext. 2927 

Administration of discipline at the 
University is the primary responsibility 
of the Judiciary Office. Under the 
framework of a judiciary program 
which emphasizes personal growth 
and development, the aims of judicial 
actions are largely educational 
and preventive. The staff attempts to 
provide leadership for the overall 
program by advising and directing 
the efforts of students, faculty, and 
administration in disciplinary con- 


Specifically their main functions 
' Processing reports and corre- 
spondence which deal with disci- 
plinary matters. 
D Interviewing and counseling stu- 
dents involved in disciplinary 
n Scheduling and coordinating the 
activities of the various judicial 
D Reviewing and/or approving the 
recommendations of these boards, 
D Maintaining a central file of student 
disciplinary records. 
The student judicial boards which 
function under the jurisdiction of the 
Judiciary Office are the following: 
D Central Student Judicial Board 
— handles Student Government 
Association cases and cases in- 
volving violations of University 
regulations by Campus student 
D Campus Judicial Board - handles 
cases involving violations of 
University regulations by indi- 
viduals or groups of individuals. 
D Student Traffic Board - handles 
cases involving violations of 
Campus traffic and parking regula- 
tions or misuse of automobiles 
and other vehicles on the Univer- 
sity Campus. 
D Traffic Appeals Board - a sub- 
division of the Student 
Traffic Board which specifically 
handles traffic ticket appeals. 
D Residence Area Judicial Boards — 
handle most cases involving 
violations of University regulations 
committed by individual residents 
or groups of residents in the 
residence areas. 
In addition, the Judiciary Office 
lends assistance to and promotes 
intercommunications among other 
individuals and University officescon- 
cerned with student misconduct. 
Disciplinary cases involving aca- 
demic dishonesty typically are proc- 
essed by the academic dean of the 
college in which the student is en- 
rolled. Whatever the disciplinary sanc- 
tions imposed as a result of these pro- 
cedures, a record of the action taken 
is maintained by the Judiciary Office. 


The main function of Commuter 
Affairs is to promote for the commuter 
student a closer positive identification 
with the University through improved 
services and facilities and more 
meaningful student to student inter- 

Off-Campus Housing 
Limited off-Campus housing exists 
in the immediate vicinity of the 
University. Very few apartment 
complexes cater specifically to stu- 
dents. The off-Campus housing 
office attempts to help students locate 
an off-Campus housing unit. The 
office has listings of available rooms, 
apartments and houses as well as 
lists of people who are looking for 
others to share their place with. For 
more information, check the Survival 
Tips booklet, available at the Off- 
Campus Housing Office, Room 121 1H 
Student Union; phone 454-3645. 

Greek Life Office 
The Greek System offers involve- 
ment in Campus life, ranging from 
the Dance Marathon, which raises 
money for Muscular Dystrophy, to the 
exciting and fun contests of Greek 

For more information, visit the 
Office of Greek Affairs located in 
Room 121 1G of the Student Union, or 
call us at 454-2736. 

Car Pool 
We assist students in matching 
schedules within geographic areas so 
that they can ride together. The car 
pool saves you money and provides 
the opportunity for you to meet 
some new friends. Car pool members 
have reserved parking lots through- 
out Campus. For more information, 
contact the Office of Commuter 
Affairs, Room 121 1H Student Union; 
phone 454-5274. 

Shuttle Bus 
The Campus Shuttle Bus system 
is operated by the Office of Com- 
muter Services. The buses, purchased 
by SGA and other student organiza- 
tions, provide after-dark transportation 
to all parts of the Campus. 



The Office of Minority Student 
Education seeks to address the needs 
of the minority student population 
during its university experience 
at College Park. Specific areas of 
concern are the recruitment, reten- 
tion, and graduation of minority 
students. This office serves as the 
administrative and coordinating unit 
for its five components which support 
each of the above-mentioned areas, as 
well as research and the arts and 

Intensive Educational Development 

This program provides an oppor- 
tunity for low-income and academical- 
ly deficient minority students to 
become successful degree candidates. 
lED seeks to meet the academic, 
psychological, and spiritual needs 
of its participants by providing the 
mechanism through which university 
resources can be utilized to ensure a 
fair opportunity for learning. This 
program is also engaged in the 
development of new curricula, 
courses, and services which will 
enable each student to pursue his 
intellectual, personal and social 
potential to the fullest extent possible. 

A summer academic program 
provides a comprehensive orientation 
to the lED program and the University 
and helps entering students enhance 
their adjustment to the college en- 

Upward Bound 
This program represents part of a 
nationwide effort to prepare high 
school students for the college 
experience. During the summer 
program, these students receive in- 
struction in their various academic 
courses as well as academic and 
personal counseling. 

Nyumburu Cultural Community 

Nyumburu Cultural Community 
Center functions to bring the attention 
of the University Community to 
the cultural panorama of Black 
America. The Center utilizes the varied 
capabilities and experiences of 
members of the Campus as well as 
individuals in surrounding areas in 
efforts to present a balanced view 
of cultural endeavors in the Black 

Nyumburu has successfully sup- 
ported literary workshops and pub- 
lications, dramatic presentations, 
series of visiting artists, and a wide 
variety of programs reflecting the 
modern Black experience. 


The Office of Student Development 
(OSD) offers a variety of activities 
to enhance your out-of-class learning 
experiences, from helping large 
student organizations to working 
with one student involved in a special 
project. The office has a varied staff 
in terms of background including 
several Maryland graduates. It is 
one place on Campus you can go to 
get help, no matter what your prob- , 

Among its many functions, the 
Office of Student Development pro- 
vides support services to student 
organizations in the form of leadership 
training, organizational development 
and conflict resolution. Through 
its Community Service Programs, 
over 500 student volunteers are spon- 
sored in community service projects 
throughout the area. 

OSD is also responsible for the 
Orientation Program for freshmen, 
transfer students and parents and 
for the selection and training of stu- 


dents to serve as leaders in these 

Recently, the Office of Student 
Development began offering a series 
of mformational programs to aid 
students in the responsibility of 
managing their own lives. Last year 
programs offered included basic auto 
mechanics, landlord/tenant laws 
and a symposium on sex. 

Action Line, the "bureaucratic" 
hot line, was developed by the Office 
of Student Development and is now 
jointly operated with the Student 
Union as part of the Information 
Center. Call 454-5721. 

The Office of Student Development 
is located in 1211 Student Union 
and is open from 8:30-4:30 Monday 
through Friday. Call 454-2827. 


Open 8:00 a.m. -midnight, Monday 
thru Saturday and 11 a.m. -midnight 
■on Sunday. 

The Student Union provides all 
kinds of activities and services for 
your convenience and enjoyment. 
Students frequent the Union for meet- 
ings, lectures, dances, receptions, 
films, bowling, as well as simply 
relaxing over a cup of coffee. 

Information Center 
The Information Desk is located in 
the main lobby of the Union. It's an 
excellent source for finding out 
what's happening not only in the 
Union but anywhere on-Campus It 
provides daily activities schedules. 
Campus schedules, lost and found 
(building), bus schedules, and Campus 
maps — just to name a few. Phone 
454-2801. Open seven days a week 
during building hours. 

Check Cashing 

9 a.m. -3 p.m. on weekdays 
Ticket Office, Ground Floor 

You can cash personal checks up 
to $20 and payroll checks up to 
$40 for a 20c service charge. 

Room Reservations and Display Cases 

The Union has a variety of meeting 
rooms to meet almost every need. 

Any recognized student group can 
reserve a room for activities or meet- 
ings. See Mrs. Howard, Room 0219 
on the ground floor of the Union. 
Phone 454-2801. She also handles 
reservations for the display cases 
located throughout the Union. 

Duplicating Services 
For a minimum charge the Union 
Sign Shop (next to the Ticket Office) 
can make a variety of signs to carry 
the message you're trying to get 
across. Mimeograph, ditto, offset 
printing, letter press signs, and 
embossograph signs are all available. 

Notary Public 
This free service is offered to the 
University community in Room 1109. 

Tobacco Shop 

Located near the information desk 
on the first floor, the Tobacco Shop 
stocks cigarettes, cigars, pipes, 
tobacco, candy, magazines, pencils, 
aad pens. 

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. -8:30 p.m. 

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. -2 p.m. 


The UMporium 
The UMporium in the Student 
Union basement carries not only 
textbooks, both new and used, but it 
has just about any other merchandise 
you may want. The camera shop 
offers a wide range of name brands. 
Art supplies, stationery items, records, 
cosmetics, sweatshirts and jackets 
are in plentiful supply. 
Open; Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. 
to 4:15 p.m 

Recreational Facilities 
Most of the recreational facilities 
are located at the sub-basement 
level. Once you get down there you'll 
find plenty to keep you busy. There 
are 16 tenpin lanes, pool tables, 
pinball machines, table tennis and 
vending machines, bridge, bowling 
etc. In addition, tournaments in chess, 
ping-pong, bridge, and bowling 
are often scheduled. Be sure to bring 
your student ID because identification 
is required. All facilities are open 
during building hours. 

Foocf Service 

Almost the entire basement level 
of the Union has been converted to a 
gigantic food facility. In addition to 
complete cafeteria facilities, you 
will also find a pizza shop and freshly 
made doughnuts. 

Also on the basement level is the 
most complete vending room on 
Campus. If you are willing to push 
enough buttons, you can come up 
with a complete meal. It may not be 
too tasty, but it's fast. 

There is a new 750 seat movie 
theatre in the Union. It features first 
run movies along with one of the 
area's only quad sound systems. It 
puts out good stereo sounds and at 
90c, you can't beat the price. Features 
run 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Thursday 
thru Sunday with a special 75c 
Thursday matinee. 



The University of Maryland Athletic 
Department fields varsity teams in 
football, soccer, and cross country in 
the fall; basketball, fencing, swim- 
ming, wrestling, and indoor track 
during the winter; and baseball, golf, 
tennis, lacrosse, and outdoor track 
in the spring. Freshman schedules 
also prevail in football and basketball. 
Maryland is a member of the Atlantic 
Coast Conference, which also includes 
Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, North 
Carolina State, Virginia, and Wake 

The University has won the Car- 
michael Cup, symbolic of top overall 
athletic performance in the ACC, 
in all except four of the first ten 
years the trophy has been in existence. 

A list of the varsity sports indicated 
by season is given below: 


D Football, 201 Cole, 454-2128 
D Soccer, 0100B South Administra- 
tion Building, 454-5720 
I i Cross-Country, 1106 Armory, 


Basketball, 107 Cole, 454-2126 
Swimming, 119 Cole, 454-2756 
Wrestling, B-04 Cole, 454-2652 
[j Indoor Track, 1108 Armory, 
Fencing, 009 Cole, 454-4614 


l: Baseball, 111 Cole, 454-4041 
n Lacrosse, 203 Cole. 454-4562 
D Tennis, 0100B South Administra- 
tion Building, 454-5720 
Outdoor Track, 1108 Armory, 454- 
U Golf, Golf Course, 454-2131 




Office of Intramural Director, 1104 
Armory, 454-3124 

The Men s intramural Department 
provides competition in touch-foot- 
ball, golf, soccer, horseshoes, tennis, 
and cross country during the fall; 
basketball, bowling, indoor track, 
weight lifting, swimming, and wrestling 
in the winter; and foul shooting, bad- 
minton, table tennis, volleyball, soft- 
ball, and track during the spring 

Eligibility regulations are as fol- 

1. All regularly enrolled full-time 
(nine or more credits) male under- 
graduate students of the University 
(College Park Campus) are eligible to 
compete in the Intramural Program, 
except as provided by the following 

2. No student may play on more 
than one team in the same sport. 
His first participation with an organi- 
zation or team in a sport limits him 
to membership on that particular 
team throughout the season. 

3. An organization may be repre- 
sented by members, pledges, or resi- 
dents of that organization only. 

4. Each organization or independent 

group shall file an eligibility list with 
the Intramural Department before 
the start of the season in which it 
competes. Additions may be made at 
any time, except that no team may 
add players after its final regularly 
scheduled game has been played. 

5. The Intramural Department does 
not assume responsibility for the 
eligibility of players, but will assist 
organization managers and individuals 
with their problems of eligibility and 
interpretation of rules. 

6. Team Captains and/or Team 
Managers will be held directly respon- 
sible for the eligibility of their players 
during the game. 

7. Dormitory teams will be limited to 
no more than two varsity lettermen 

on any one team in any one sport. 
However, players who begin that 
season or who play at least one 
game before lettering, may complete 
that season. 

8. Students who have won a varsity 
letter from any accredited college 

or university may not compete in the 
sport in which they have won a letter. 
This excludes those who won fresh- 
man letters in football or basketball 
at schools where freshmen are 
ineligible for a varsity letter. 

9. Members of varsity, "B" or 
freshman squads are not eligible 

to compete in that" sport or its asso- 
ciate sport (e.g. touch football is 
considered an associate of football, 
Softball an associate of baseball, foul 
shooting an associate of basketball, 
and cross country an associate of 

10. A student on the varsity, "B", 
or freshman squad who drops or 

is dropped from the squad is not eli- 
gible in that sport or its associate 
sport during that school year unless 
official separation (as designated by 
the head coach) from the team 
occurred 30 calendar days or less 
after the date that practice officially 
started (as designated by the head 


1 1 . A student who has broken 
amateur athletic regulations by virtue 
of a signed professional" contract 
or by any other means must limit his 
participation to the following activities: 
open cross country, horseshoes, 
tennis, open bowling, weight lifting, 
badminton, table tennis, foul shooting, 
and open golf. 

12. A student who has received, or 
is receiving, or will be receiving any 
form of financial assistance through 
intercollegiate athletics is not eligible 
to compete in his sport or its asso- 
ciate sport. 

13. The first and second years at a 
junior college will be treated the 
same as the freshman and sophomore 
years at a four-year institution. 

Any infraction of the above named 
eligibility rules will result in the 
automatic suspension of the individual 
or individuals involved, to include 
the Team Captain and/or Team 
manager for a period of one year 
from participating in the intramural 
program and the forfeiture of all 
games won by the team or teams 
using the ineligible players. 


If you're interested in participating 
in individual sports, such as tennis, 
bowling, table tennis, golf, etc., 
submit an entry blank before posted 
deadlines. Blanks may be obtained 
from the Office of the Intramural 


If you're interested in participating 
in team sports, you may do so by 
joining any group planning to enter a 
team in that sport, such as a dormi- 
tory team, fraternity team, or any 
independent group. In fact, you may 
organize your own team and this 
is encouraged. Be sure to get men 
on your team who are interested 
enough to show up when the games 
are scheduled. 

It is well to remember that when 
your organization does not field a full 
team, you and all others present and 
ready to play miss the opportunity 
to do so. 


Women's Recreation Association. 
Women's Physical Education Depart- 
ment, Preinkert Fieldhouse, Ext. 

The Women s Recreation Association 
is a student organization which plans 
and sponsors many recreational 
sports activities. It is designed to 
meet your interests and is dedicated 
to making your college years more 

On a large Campus it is sometimes 
difficult to find new friends, an 
outside interest, a sense of belonging, 
an identity with a group or organiza- 
tion. Even though WRA is large in 
terms of membership, numbers 
of activities and participation, its 
division into teams, clubs and smaller 
groups and its many special projects 
give each interested woman a chance 
to meet, to play and to work with 

Membership is automatic, there 
are no dues, and participation, 
whether sports or leadership, is volun- 
tary. WRA is for the highly skilled 
and the non-skilled, the Greek and the 
independent, the commuter and 
Campus resident, the math major, 
art major, any major, and some of its 
activities are co-ed. 

WRA Schedule for intramurals, 
interest groups and affiliated clubs: 

Fall — Bowling, tennis singles, 
badminton doubles, swimming mara- 
thon. Hockey team, judo, horseback 
riding, volleyball team. Aqualiners, 

Winter - Swimming meet, basket- 
ball, badminton singles, swimming 
team, basketball team, ice skating, 
self-defense. Aqualiners, fencing. 

Spring - Volleyball, tennis doubles, 
ping pong, tennis team, lacrosse 
team, horseback riding, self-defense. 
Aqualiners, fencing. 


WRA Intramurals 

Intramural tournaments are ar- 
ranged on an organizational level; 
you play for your dormitory, sorority 
or the Daydodgers. Your WRA Rep- 
resentative, in dorm or sorority meet- 
ings, will keep you informed of the 
team and individual sport schedules. 

Since the Daydodgers have a mor? 
difficult time seeing each other, their 
Representative will call a meeting 
before each team sport tournament to 
get organized. Individual sports 
enthusiasts may obtain entry blanks 
either from their WRA Representative 
or the WRA office in Preinkert Field 
House. That is all, and you will be 
notified when to play. 

Dress for intramurals is casual. 
However, tennis shoes in the gym 
and bowling shoes at the alleys are 
always worn. Equipment for practice 
or individual activity may be checked 
out from Preinkert Field House 
Monday through Friday from 4 to 
5:15 p.m. 

Perhaps most important in WRA is 
the fact that you do not have to be an 
expert to take part. Though rotating 
trophies are awarded to winning 
teams at the annual Spring Banquet, 
the emphasis of the intramural pro- 
gram is on fun and the participation 
of everyone — not on winning and 
the participation of only the more 
highly skilled. In fact, WRA instigated 
"Party Leagues" in volleyball and 
basketball for those who wanted to be 
less serious about the final score. 
Rules, except those involving safety, 
were much more lenient than in the 
"Competitive League". 

WRA Interest Groups and Teams 
Six intercollegiate teams represent 
Maryland in a regular schedule of 
games and matches with other col- 
leges and universities — Hockey, 
Swimming, Basketball, Lacrosse, 
Tennis and Volleyball. Though official- 
ly coming under the Athletic Depart- 
ment, the teams will continue to 
be closely affiliated with WRA. The 

teams practice four or five afternoons 
a week and enjoy well-played, hard- 
fought contests, an excellent record of 
performance and all the benefits 
derived from good competition with 
other college women. Very capable 
coaches are the biggest asset. 

The other groups — Horseback 
Riding, Ice Skating and Self Defense 
(Judo) — meet about once a week, 
are more "club-like" and appeal 
to those who prefer a more casual 

Membership in an Interest Group of 
Team is open to any co-ed who is 
interested, and beginners are as 
yvelcome as the more experienced. 
Many novices have made the first 
team by "sticking to it." All equipment 
is provided. Try to keep your 4 o'clock 
hours free. 

Watch for announcements of meet- 
ings and practices in the Diamond- 
back or keep in touch with your 
WRA Representative and then just 
come. At least one of these activities 
will hold some exciting moments 
for you. 


Field Hockey Team 

Time: Fall . . . Monday-Thursday, 

4-5:30 p.m. 

Place: Preinkert Field 

Opportunities: Sports Day . . .games 

. . . selection of all-college team 

Lacrosse Team 

Time: Spring . . . Monday-Thursday, 

4-5;30 p.m. 

Place: Preinkert Field 

Opportunities: Seven games this past 


Tennis Team 

Time: Spring . . . Monday-Thursday, 
4-5;30 p.m. 

Place: Cole tennis courts 
Opportunities: Matches with many 
colleges . . . other invitational tourna- 

Ice Skating 

Time: Winter . . . One afternoon a 
week, 4-6 

Place: Howard Johnson's in Wheaton 
Cost: $6.00 per four-week instruc- 
tional session 

Horseback Riding 

Time: Fall and Spring - need 3 hour 

block of time . . . afternoons 

Place: R. B. Butts Farm, Brookeville 

. . . Cars needed... 

Opportunities: Co-ed . . . ride at 

least once a week 

Cost: Series of 6 lessons — $15 . . . 

pay as you go — $3/hour ... do not 

have to take lessons 

Several afternoons 

Volleyball Team 

Time: Late Fall . 

a week 

Place: Preinkert Gym 

Opportunities: Matches . . . Sports 

Days ... a powerful team 

Basketball Team 

Time: Winter . . . afternoon practices 

. . . night games 

Place: Preinkert Gym 

Opportunities: Compete with other 

schools . . . first and second team 

games arranged 

Swimming Team 

Time: Late Winter ... 5 p.m. and other 
odd" times 
Place: The busy Preinkert Pool 
Opportunities: Top notch group . . . 
team that is all "psyched up" 

Affiliated Clubs 

Two clubs, open to both men and 
women, are affiliated with WRA 
— Aqualiners and Fencing. Both add 
significant variety to the overall 


If you are a fairly strong swimmer 
with good form and can learn new 
skills quickly, Aqualiners, Maryland's 
synchronized swimming club, has a 
place for you. Tryouts are held 
early fall semester; watch for the an- 
nouncement of dates. 

The club practices every Tuesday 
night in the Preinkert Pool polishing 
strokes, learning new stunts and 
putting together the big water pageant 
presented in the spring. The members 
are responsible for the choreography 
and the designing and construction 
of scenery and costumes. 

Fencing Club ' 

The Fencing Club is co-ed and 
open to all regardless of previous 
knowledge. Some of the more experi- 
enced fencers compete informally 
with men and women from other 
colleges. The group s biggest venture 
is co-hosting the Christmas Invi- 
tational Fencing Meet with the 
Washington Fencing Club. This event 
brings to Campus some of the best 
fencers in the East including some 
Olympic participants. 

Equipment and instruction are 
provided. The club will meet several 
afternoons a week at 4; watch for 
announcements of the location. Your 
interest is needed — perhaps you 
have hidden talents! 



If you're in trouble, or if you want 
to avoid it, there is no shortage of 
help to be found at Maryland. Every 
year there are new organizations 
and places to go for help and the old 
ones seldom fold. Help on personal 
problems, and confrontations of all 
types — sex related, drugs, theft, 
help for when you feel down or 
lonely, help when your house is burn- 
ing or your motorcycle is ripped 

Within certain limits, these organi- 
zations will do all they can for you — 
. . . DON'T BE AFRAID or embar- 
rassed; helping or being helped is 


For abortion information and coun- 
seling call the Women's Center or 
the Health Center. 


First Floor, Student Union 

454-541 1 

Campus Drive, 454-3444 

Volunteer women students, many 
of whom have had abortions, offer 
counseling, information, referrals, 
and appointments for abortions. All 
clinics are thoroughly and continu- 
ously checked out before you are 
referred. If you need information 
or have any questions, call or come 

D Planned Parenthood, 344 West 
University Boulevard, Silver Spring, 
□ Planned Parenthood, 4318 Hamil- 
ton Street, Hyattsville, 350-0707. 
Pregnancy testing, counseling 
and abortion referral service. 


General Undergraduate Advisement 
Office, 3151 Undergraduate Library, 
454-2733. This is the academic home 
for students who have registered 
as "undecided" about a college 
and major. This office can also help 
students who have selected a college 
or major but are concerned that 
they may have made the wrong choice. 

See the Dean of your college or 
the head of your department for 
further advising. 



Due to the tremendous size of the 
University, communication among 
students, administrative offices, and 
the local community is always a 
problem. To help you with problems 
and questions concerning the Univer- 
sity, an Action Line has been set up 
by the Office of Student Develop- 

Action Line is a telephone service 
offering information on where to call 
for help from students, faculty and 
administrators. Staffed by students. 
Action Line will either provide you 
with the necessary information 
or give you a referral. This service 
does not handle emotional and per- 
sonal problems: these concerns 
are referred to the HELP Center. 
Action Line's main purpose is to direct 
and orient students when they be- 
come lost in the University system. 

The hours are Monday through 
Saturday, 8 a.m. to midnight, and 
Sunday 11 a.m. to midnight. 


Birthright, 3rd Floor, Student Union, 
Ext. 5416 


Annapolis Hall, Audiovisual Services, 
Ground Floor, Room 1, Ext. 3549. 


Having problems with a car dealer 
or mechanic? If you think you're 
being ripped off and need help, go to 


the Auto Safety Research Center, 
0137 Armory, 454-5473. 

The Center is operated by students 
to give free consumer assistance to 
anyone having an auto-related prob- 
lem. They can give you information 
on your rights under your purchase 
contract or warranty. Although they 
don't recommend dealers or me- 
chanics, they can steer you away 
from the ones who have drawn the 
most complaints. 


Alpha Phi Omega Used Bookstore, 

Student Union 

During the first two weeks of each 
semester, you can sell books for 
almost 75% of the original value 
and can buy books at greatly reduced 
prices. All APO profits go to charity. 
UMporium, Basement, Student Union 
Open: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 
4:15 p.m. 

Maryland Book Exchange, Corner 
of College Avenue and Route 1, 
College Park, Maryland. Open: Mon- 
day-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and 
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


Found in every building on-Campus, 
boards may be used to post notices 
and ads with the approval of the 
building manager. 


Metrobus, 832-4300 
Schedules may be obtained at the 
Student Union, Information Desk. 

Greyhound. 927-6800 

Trailways, 737-5800 


Office of Commuter Affairs, 1211 
Student Union, 454-5231 


Basement Cumberland Hall 

(See additional information in 
"Offices and Services" Section of this 


Room 1211 Student Union 

n Car Pools 

Shuttle Bus Service 
Off-Campus Housing 
Greek Life 

(See additional information in 
"Offices and Services" Section of 
this handbook) 



Better Business Bureau, 1111 E 
Street, N.W., Washington, D. C, 

Consumer Action Center, Room 
37, Armory. Ext. 5325 

Open. Monday, Wednesday, and 
Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Consumer Affairs Office, 17th 
and H Street, N.W., Washington, 
D.C., 395-5024 

Consumer Protection, Prince 
Georges County Courthouse, 627- 
3000, Ext. 331 

Urban League, 1424 16th Street, 
N.W., Washington, D.C., 265-8200 

Consumer and job discrimination 


D Health Center, Campus Drive, 

Ext. 3444 
D Women's Center, 1127 Student 

Union, 454-4289 
□ Planned Parenthood, 344 West 
University Boulevard, Silver Spring, 
Maryland, 593-0800. Open: Mon- 
day-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
n Planned Parenthood, 5101 Pierce 
Ave., College Park, Maryland, 
345-5252. Open: Thursday, 12:30 
p.m. -4:00 p.m. 

Contraception literature may be 
picked up at both the Health Center 
and the Women's Center. The Birth 
Control Handbook, distributed from 
the Women's Center, is an especially 
good publication. 


Counseling Center, Shoemaker 
Building, Ext. 2931. Hours: Monday- 
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Prince Georges County Mental 
Health Association, 5611 Landover 
Road, Hyattsville, Maryland, 277- 
4675. Call for an appointment. 

Prince Georges Hospital Psychiatric 
Emergency Room, 322-2606 

Services to Single Parents, 6525 
Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, Maryland, 


University Child Care, University 
Baptist Church, College Drive, 422- 
3858. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


Judiciary Office, Room 2118, 
North Administration Building, 454- 


See the head of your department or 
your academic advisor. 


D RAP INC. (Regional Addiction 
Prevention), 1417 U Street, N.W., 
Washington, D.C., 667-3500 
RAP is a 24-hour voluntary, self- 
help program for people who are 
addicted. All counselors are former 
addicts who have been through 
the program. There are no restrictions 
as to age, sex, geographical location, 
or race. 

For legal problems which are drug- 
related, check the "Legal " section 
of the Handbook, or contact: 
D Drug Offenders Rights Committee, 
17k4 20th Street, N.W., Washing- 
ton, D.C., 244-6688. They offer 
legal help on dope busts from 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
For other drug-related problems, 
call any hotline or free clinic. They 
should be able to help you. 



Annapolis Hall, Photo Lab, 454-3911 
Student Union, Sign Shop, 454-2801 


Free University, HELP Center, 

Washington Area Free University, 
1724 20th Street, N.W., Washington, 
D.C., 387-5437 


Ambulance, Ext. 333 
Fire, Ext. 3333 
HELP Center, Ext. 4357 
Infirmary, Ext. 3444 
Police, Ext. 3555 
Women's Crisis Hotline, Ext. 4616 

Prince Georges County 
Ambulance, 864-1122 
Fire, 864-1122 
Police, 444-1111 


Office of Student Aid, Room 2130 
North Administration Building, 454- . 

Career Development Center, 
Basement of Cumberland Hall, 454- 


The Office of Student Development 
and the Counseling Center offer 
opportunities to participate in a 
variety of small group interaction 
programs. The majority are experi- 
enced-based learning programs, 
meaning you learn by participating 
and being actively and emotionally 

The general purpose of the groups 
is to give individuals the opportunity 
to interact with peers and explore 
what it means for people to be more 
personal, human and communicative 
in their relationships. Emphasis is 
on communication skills and self- 

The primary program is the basic 
personal interaction group. However, 
creativity, male/female relationships, 
couples, and a variety of other special 
emphasis group programs are offered 

Participation in these groups is 
free to members of the University com- 
munity. Qualified facilitators are as- 
signed to each group, which generally 
consists of eight to ten members. 
Both long term and short term groups 
are offered. 

For additional information contact 
the Counseling Center, Shoemaker 
Building, 454-2931 or the Office of 
Student Development, 1211 Student 
Union, 454-2828. 



"Cambridge "D" Lobby. Ext. 4357. 
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

The HELP CENTER is always there 
if you need help. CENTER volunteers 
understand: they listen; they care. If 
you are in need of professional 
assistance, they can refer you to the 
best in the community. Or perhaps 
you feel lonely or want to rap about 
something important — just call 
in and someone will be ready to rap 
it all out. 

So that they can best transform 
their concern into action, they have all 
undergone extensive training. They 
are called upon every day to deal 
with problems ranging from overdose 
of drugs, request for abortion infor- 
mation, draft counseling, homo- 
sexuality and suicide threats, to those 
involving loneliness, academic and 
personal frustration, and family or 

Volunteers cannot give any easy 
answers, but they can try to help 
by listening and by assisting you in 
coping with your particular problem. 
Furthermore, you may want to con-" 
tact a professional specialist, and in 
that case they will refer you to a 
counselor, doctor, lawyer, or someone 
else in the community, who has 
the expertise to deal properly with 
your concern. 


Action Line - 454-5721 

D.C. Switchboard, 387-5800 

Montgomery County, 449-6603 

Prince Georges County, 864-7271 

University of Maryland HELP Center, 


Women's Crisis Hotline, 454-4616 


Off-Campus Housing Office, 1211 

Student Union, 454-3645 

Office of Resident Life, 3rd Floor, 

North Administration Building, 454- 



Room 1112, Main Administration 

Building, 454-4124 

The Human Relations Office is 
responsible for the development, 
design and implementation of the 
Campus Affirmative Action Plan. In 
order to provide a channel of com- 
munication to this office, a network 
of departmental representatives (Equal 
Education and Employment Officers) 
elected in each department is charged 
with the responsibility of recommend- 
ing departniental action in keeping 
with the Campus affirmative action 
goals, assisting students and em- 
ployees who wish to express a griev- 
ance and with serving as informal 

Students, faculty or staff who wish 
to file a grievance based on alleged 
discrimination may also submit it 
directly to this office. 


A replacement for a lost University 
of Maryland I.D. card may be obtained 
for $3 in Room 2110 North Admin- 
istration Building. Call 454-2734/ 



D American Civil Liberties Union. 

Prince Georges County, 431- 
6835; 454-4297; 772-6871 
Will take cases in denial of con- 
stitutional rights and civil liberties. 

Will also refer to lawyers. 

D Legal Aid Bureau. 5102 Rhode 
Island Avenue. Hyattsville, Mary- 
land, 277-1 180 
Open: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Services are free to anyone who 

could not otherwise afford it. 

G Drug Offenders Rights Committee, 

1724 20th Street, N.W., 244-6688 

Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Legal help 

on dope busts only. 

Criminal Fraud Complaints. States 
Attorney, Courthouse, Upper tVIarl- 
boro, Maryland, 627-3000 
Consumer Protection Commission, 
Prince Georges County Court- 
house. 627-3000, Ext. 561 & 562. 


Office of Student Aid, Room 2130, 
North Administration Building, 454- 


Campus Police, 454-5785 

Student Union Main Desk, 454-2801 


Campus, Ext. 3333 
D.C., 882-3307 
P.G. County, 736-8211 
Montgomery County, 424-3111 

Leiand Memorial. 864-1200 
Prince Georges General, 341-3300 
Campus Infirmary, Ext 3444 

Free Clinics 
Laurel Free Clinic, Bowie Road at 
Route 129, Laurel, Maryland. 725- 

' Open: Monday-Friday 7 p.m. to 11 
p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 3 p.m. 
to 11 p.m. 

Prince Georges County Free Clinic, 

910 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant, ' 
Maryland, 336-1219 

Open: Friday 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
Rockville Free Clinic. 17 North 
Washington Street, Rockville, Mary- 
land, 424-3928 

Open: Monday-Wednesday 7 p.m. 
to 11 p.m. 

Washington Free Clinic. 1556 Wis- 
consin Avenue, Washington, D.C.. 

Open: Monday-Friday 8 p.m. to 
11 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. to 11 


Third Floor Undergraduate Library, 

Intensive Educational Development 

C Upward Bound 

Nyumburu Cultural Community 


(See additional information in "Of- 
fices and Services" section of this 


All University offices keep regular 
hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday- 
Friday. If you're trying to get in 
touch with a particular office and no 
one seems to be in, look at your 
watch; you may find out why. 


U.S. Post Office, 4815 Calvert 
Road. College Park, Maryland, 864- 

Student Union Postage Machines, 

UMporium Lobby 

University Post Office, General 
Services Building, Ext. 3955 

Delivers Campus mail from dorm to 
dorm or office to office at no charge. 
Drop CAMPUS mail in any Campus 
Mail Box. It doesn't need a stamp. 



Health Center, Campus Drive, 
Ext. 3444 

Pregnancy tests are done free 
for students. 
Lj The Help Center, Cambridge "D" 

Lobby, Ext. 4357 
I J Prince Georges County Health 
Department, Cheverly, Maryland, 

Open: Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 
5 p.m. Service is free. 
Planned Parenthood 
Any Planned Parenthood will per- 
form pregnancy tests. 


Counseling Center, Reading and 
Study Skills Laboratory, Shoemaker 
Building, 454-2931 


Admissions Office, Main Desk, 
Ground Floor, North Administration 
Building, 454-2101 


Hillel House, 7505 Yale Avenue, 


Memorial Chapel, 454-2346 
Newman Center, 4141 Guilford 

Road, 864-6223 


Worship Services 

University Baptist Church, 3515 
Campus Drive 
West Chapel 


10 A.M. 


Holy Communion 
Holy Communion 


Hillel House, 7.505 Yale Avenue 

7:00 A.M. Monday-Friday 

6:15 A.M. Monday-Thursday 

6:30 P.M. Friday 

9:30 A.M. Saturday 


Hope Church and Student Center, 
Knox and Guilford Road 

8:45 A.M. & 
11:00 A.M. 
(Holy Communion every Sunday) 
Wednesday, noon. Holy Communion, 
West Chapel 

Sunday Mass 

East Chapel 
Catholic Student Ctr. 
Catholic Student Ctr. 
East Chapel 

9:00 A.M 
11:00 A.M 
11:15 A.M 
12:30 P.M 
Weekday Mass 
12:00 Noon East Chapel 

5:00 P.M. West Chapel 
Confession Schedule 
Blessed Sacrament Chapel 
11:00 A.M. to 
11:45 A.M. Daily 

4:00 P.M. to 

5:30 P.M. and 

7:00 P.M. to 

8:00 P.M. Saturday 



Sunday Worship 

11:00 A.M. East Chapel 
Study groups, Monday noon, Rm. 9 


Howard Rees 
Chapel Room 
Wofford Smith 
Robert T. Gribbon 
Chapel Room 239 
Theodore Caspar 
Beth Platz 
Chapel Room 251 
Meyer Greenberg 
Hillel House 

Paul Economides 
Rm. 251 Chapel, 454- 


Catholic: William Kane 
Assistant: L. James Down 

Catholic Student Center 







United Campus Christian Fellowship, 
(Church of the Bretheren. Disciples 
of Christ. Presbyterian, United Church 
of Christ and United Methodist) 

Staff Team 

David Loomis 

Chapel Rm. 252, 454-2347 

Richard Eslinger 

Chapel Room 235 


Lois f\/lorris 

Chapel Room 255 


Christian Science 

Richard H. Lee 

966-6650 or 966-2041 

Student Union 

Tuesday - 5:15 to 6 P.f\/I. 
Church of Christ 

J, P. Tynes 


University Park Church of Christ 

6420 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville 

Sunday 11 A.M. and 6 P.M. 
Bible Study 

Sunday 11 A.M. 

Wednesday 7:30 P.M. 

Dr. Alan DeSilva 


Adelphi Friends Meeting House 

2303 Metzerott Road, Adelphi 

Sunday - 10 A.M. Worsf ip 
11 A.M. Study 

Additional groups on Campus: 
Maryland Christian Fellowship, 
Campus Crusade for Christ, Navi- 


Career Development Center, Base- 
ment of Cumberland Hall, 454- 


Center of Adult Education. Mr 

Richard Stottler, 454-2325 
On-Campus, Academic Buildings. 

Mrs. Mary Patterson, Scheduling 
Office, North Administration Building, 

On-Campus. Non-Academic Build- 
ings. Mrs. Corrine Armstrong. 001 
Terrapin Hall, 454-4409 

Student Union. Mrs. Eileen Howard. 
Student Union, 454-2801 


Statistically the University has a 
lower crime figure than comparable 
institutions in a similar setting, but 
regardless of the figures you should 
use your common sense when on 

The University has established a 
security system to restrict totally free 
access to the Campus by vehicles 
during the late night hours. From 
11 p.m. to 6 a.m. all but four entrances 
to the University are closed. The 
four entrances that remain open all 
night have uniformed Campus police 
stationed there. 

When walking on Campus after 
dark, you should keep in nnind some 
general safety tips: 

Whenever possible, don t walk 

Walk along heavily traveled, well- 
lighted areas. Stick to the side- 
walks; dont take shortcuts. 
If you believe you're being fol- 
lowed, head toward any group of 
people or to a building where 
there are people - (Student 
Union is open until midnight: the 
Undergraduate Library has a 
room open all the time). Remem- 
ber, a shuttle bus will stop for 
you anywhere, so if you see 
one and want to ride just flag it 


The Campus police attribute most 
crime in the residence halls to laxity 
on the part of the students. They 
suggest you follow a few simple 

□ Always keep your door locked, 
whether you're in the room or not. 

D When you leave your room, even 
if you're just going down the hall 
for a few minutes, lock your 
door. It's the best way of keeping 
the things you've got in your 

D When someone knocks at your 
door, don't open it until you know 
who it is. 

n Never keep large sums of money in 
your room or on your person. 

n All valuable items of personal 
property should be marked. The 
Campus Police will do this free of 
charge. Their identification can 
also aid in the recovery of lost 
or stolen items. 

n Use caution when loaning your 
keys out; they are easily duplicated. 
Report any lost or stolen keys 

n If you live in a dorm with a core 
lock system, don't let anyone 
in the dorm unless they can be 
identified by a fellow resident. 


Office of Student Aid, Room 229, 
North Administration Building, 454- 


Career Development Center. 

Basement of Cumberland Hall, 454- 


Cole Field House Box Office, 454- 

Student Union Box Office, 454-2801 
Tawes Fine Arts Box Office, 454- 



At registration you're issued a 
transaction plate which bears your 
name and student identification 
number. This plate allows you to 
withdraw books from the libraries. It 
may be replaced for $3 in Room 
2110, North Administration Building. 


Registrar's Office, Main Desk, First 
Floor, North Administration Building, 

There is no charge for the first 
transcript, but for additional copies, a 
fee of $1 is charged. Allow one 
month for your transcript to be mailed 


See the head of your department 
or your academic advisor. 



Alpha Lambda Delta. 454-2811 

Phi Eta Sigma. 454-2811 

Go to the departmental office that 
offers the course in which you need 


University College Centei of 
Adult Education, 454-2311. 


If there is a chance you may have 
V.D.. check it out. V.D. can be cured 
relatively easily if treated early. 
A few important facts to know are: 
you can have V.D. without having 
the symptoms . . . V.D. can be ac- 
quired over and over again . . . V.D. 
endangers not only the infected 
person, but all those with whom that 
person has intimate contact . . . 
V.D. can be cured if it is treated early 
enough. For treatment go to the 
nearest health department or free 

Health Center, Campus Drive, 

Ext. 3444 

Prince Georges County Health 

Department, Cheverly, Maryland, 

. Open: Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 
5 p.m. The service is free. 


Office of Student Development, 
1211 Student Union, 454-2828. Talk 
to Ms. Judy Sorum, Director of 
Community Service Programs and 
join more than 500 students doing 
volunteer work through that office 
and the PAC^ program. 


S^e the head of your department. 


For help with any University related 
problems (refunds, transcript correc- 
tions, etc.) after you withdraw go 
to the Central Withdrawal Office. 
Room 2110, North Administration 


This is only a partial listing of 
all the groups and organizations on 
Campus. Where possible we've 
included phone numbers to help you 
make contact with the groups you're 
interested in. If you need help getting 
in touch with a particular organization 
or if you're looking for something 
that's not listed, the Office of Student 
Development can help you; come 
to 1211 Student Union or call 454- 


Alpha Phi Omega, the national 
service fraternity, directs projects 
ranging from the Co-ed Escort Service 
to the Used Bookstore. In the spring, 
APO sponsors the traditional Ugly 
Man on Campus Contest which in 
the past four years has raised over 
$100,000 for charities. New projects 
include work with Laurel Children's 
Center and the Montrose School 
for Girls. 

If interested in Alpha Phi Omega, 
call 454-3029 or 779-6857, or drop by 
the basement of Calvert E Dormitory. 



Angel Flight is an honorary social 
service organization of college 
women who wish to serve the Air 
Force, the University and the com- 
munity. Although sponsored by the 
Arnold Air Society, which is a men's 
honorary within ROTC, Angel Flight is 
a civilian organization. There are many 
misconceptions about Angel Flight: 

They are not Air Force Cadets. 

They are not stewardesses in 

They are not all sorority girls. 

Angel Flight members serve the 
University as oHicial hostesses. They 
usher at football and basketball 
games. They serve the community by 
participation in special projects such 
as visiting soldiers at Walter Reed 
Hospital, collecting money on road- 
blocks for the American Cancer 
Society and delivering toys to children 
at Christmas time. 

Any University co-ed with a 2.2 
average, a desire to meet and interact 
with people, and a willingness to 
serve her country, University and 
community is welcome and invited to 
Angel Flight. 



If you hate to see the summer end 
because you won't see a pool again 
until the following year, then join 
Aqualiners. It's a great way to stay 
wet, have fun and keep in shape. 

No experience in synchronized 
swimming is necessary. Aqualiners 
teaches you everything you need 
to know. Fall semester you meet once 
a week to learn arid practice skills, 
while Spring semester you prepare 
routines for the annual show. The 
show given each Spring in the Cole 
Fieldhouse pool, is complete with 
props, lighting and costumes. In addi- 
tion, Aqualiners perform for other 
special occasions and participate in 
regional synchronized swimming 

If you'd like to become an Aqualiner, 
practice for the tryouts. Announce- 
ments of dates and times are made 
through WMUC, the Diamondback, 
and posters around Campus. 



The Arnold Air Society, professional 
organization of AFROTC cadets, 
promotes the interests and ideals of 
the United States Air Force. Through 
the development of their leadership 
qualities, members are prepared for 
the positions of command which 
they will assume in the Air Force. 
Each semester, second semester 
freshmen through seniors rush the 
society and are welcomed into a six- 
week pledge program. 

The members of Arnold Air Society 
sponsor the ROTC military ball and 
the Angel Flight - Arnold Air Force 
football game, as well as engage in 
community service projects such 
as aiding the Salvation Army in 
food drives and helping distribute 
Christmas gifts to welfare recipients. 


The Baha'i Club serves as a channel 
through which the principles of 
Baha'u'llah; the prophet - founder 
of the Baha'i Faith, can touch the 
University Community. Through 
the club, members hope to spread 
Baha'u'llah's teaching of the oneness 
of God, the oneness of religion, 
and the oneness of mankind. 

This club is open to all. Weekly 
fireside meetings are held evenings 
in the Student Union. You can check 
on exact time and location at the 
Information Center in the front lobby 
of the Union. 


Students living both on and off 
Campus experience in the Maryland 
Bands a most rewarding activity 
in terms of fellowship, educational 
opportunity, academic credit, travel, a 
sense of pride, and opportunity to 
serve the University. Any student with 
previous band experience is eligible 
to find immediate orientation into 
university life through functioning 
with one of the most respected 
, organizations on Campus. 


Symphony Band 
The Symphony Band is the premier 
performing organization of the band 
program and is comprised of the 
outstanding wind and percussion 
players on Campus. The Symphony 
Band works toward the highest 
standards in the performance of the 
finest and most challenging of band 
repertoire. Rehearsals average 4 hours 
per week during the fall semester 
and 6 hours per week in the spring. 

Marching Band 
The Maryland Marching Band is 
noted for its precision, sound, and 
spirit while presenting the finest in 
collegiate halftime entertainment. 
A variety of maneuvers and entertain- 
ing show ideas plus exciting arrange- 
ments of current and traditional 
hits are featured at all home games 
and one or two away games each 
season. There is room for a limited 
number of non-musicians as flag 
carriers, alternates, etc. Rehearsals 
average 6 hours per week during 
the fall semester. 

Concert Band 
The Concert Band serves music 
majors as well as non-music majors 
who do not have sufficient time or 
background for Symphony Band 
membership. A wide variety of inter- 
esting music ranging from Bach 
to Broadway is performed by the 
Concert Band at both indoor and out- 
door Campus concerts. Rehearsals 
average 2 hours per week fall 
semester and 3V2 hours per week 
spring semester. 

Jazz Ensemble 

The Jazz Ensemble performs the 
finest and latest in contemporary 
jazz. Guest artists such as Urbie 
Green and Joe Morello have appeared 
with the Jazz Ensemble in recent 
years. Rehearsals average 3 hours 
per week both semesters. 

Further information about the band 
program may be obtained from 
the band office on the first floor of 
the Fine Arts Building, or by calling 



The Black Student Union strives to 
meet the needs of black students on 
Campus. The BSU offers black stu- 
dents opportunities to continue self- 
development as a black person and 
to give service to the black com- 

Projects include Nyumburu activi- 
ties, Lakeland Community Project, 
and the Black Explosion newspaper. 
BSU also provides academic tutoring, 
social activities and financial aid 
in conjunction with the Office of 
Intensive Educational Development. 

The BSU Office is located in the 
Student Union Building, Rm. 1121- 



Take a moment and ask yourself 
the following questions. 
Lj Do you like to work with animals? 
D Are you interested in Animal 

\Z. Do you enjoy the fellowship of 
students that have the same 
common interests and goals as 

Do you know how to fit and show 
the following animals: dairy, 
beef, horses, sheep, and swine? 
Would you like to help sponsor 
and participate in a large horse 
■ Do you enjoy touring well estab- 
lished farms and visiting with the 
breeders of dairy, beef, swine, 
and sheep? 
, : Do you enjoy well qualified speak- 
ers giving demonstrations and 
talks on traditional and relevant 

Do you like good times? 
If your answer is yes, to any or all 
of the above questions; then join 
The Block and Bridle Dairy Science 

The Block and Bridle Dairy Science 
Club is an organization which meets 
bi-monthly and plans and participates 
in activities centered around animal 
agriculture. It is a social, professional 
club for people who like to learn 


more about our domestic species 
of farm animals. Activities include: 
shows, contests, guest speakers 
and presentations, tours, picnics, 
and other social activities. If you like 
animals or want to learn more about 
them, you belong in the Block and 
Bridle Dairy Science Club. 


Bridge Club members have won 
national championships for the past 
several years. While the University 
Bridge Club has won the only undis- 
puted national championship for 
Maryland in many years, the group 
runs an extensive lesson program 
for beginners, intermediates and 
advanced players. Each week, the 
club runs a sanctioned duplicate game 
for which master's points are awarded. 

The club's advisor. Art Young, 
has an office in the Student Union 
basement and may be contacted by 
calling 454-2804. 


This co-curricular program is com- 
prised of four main divisions: Reader's 
Theatre Workshop, Speaker's Series, 
Speaker's Bureau, and Speech 
Contest and Festivals. 

The Reader's Theatre Workshop 
offers students the opportunity to 
write, produce, direct, and participate 
in Reader's Theatre productions. 
Performances are held on Campus 
and at area schools. Contact Mr. 
Terry Doyle, Department of Speech, 
Room 1205, Tawes, ext. 2541 for 
further information. 

Each year Forensic students invite 
a number of speakers to Campus 
whom they believe will be of interest 
to the Campus community. If there is a 
speaker whom you would like to 
hear, your suggestions would be 
most welcome. 

The Speakers Bureau offers stu- 
dents the opportunity to speak on 
various topics before civic, religious 
and special interest groups. 

Intramural Contests and Festivals in 
Public Speaking and Oral Interpreta- 
tion with cash awards are sponsored 
to provide competition between 
individuals and organizations that 
sponsor contestants. In addition, a 
Fall Intercollegiate Forensic Tourna- 
ment and a Spring High School 
Forensic Tournament are sponsored 
to allow our students to observe 
talent from other s.chools and to pro- 
mote University relations. 

Students interested in these last 
three programs should contact 
Mrs. Jacqueline Cokely, Department 
of Speech, Room 1205, Tawes, Ext. 


The University Chamber Singers 
have an established reputation as an 
outstanding choral group. Their 
repertoire is chosen from the great _ 
choral art works of all periods. The 
group performs on Campus, through- 
out the Washington area and the 
State of Maryland, and on extended 
concert tours. A recent trip took the 
Singers to Bayreuth, Germany. The 
group also regularly joins the Univer- 
sity Chorus in performances with the 
National Symphony Orchestra in the 
Kennedy Center. 

Membership in the Chamber Singers 
is open to all students by audition. 
For more information contact Dr. 
Paul Traver, Music Dept., 454-2501. 


Chess Club promotes chess as a 
sport among the student body and 
faculty of the University. The only 
membership requirement is that you 
know how to move the pieces. Those 
who do not care for a serious game 


of chess may participate In a "speed' 
chess game. 

The club sponsors a chess team 
that participates in such area and 
regional tournaments as the Maryland 
Open, the Virginia Open and the 
Baltimore Open. Yearly activities 
include club tourneys and inter- 
city tourneys. 

For more information contact 
Terry Klein, 454-3786. 


The Chinese Student Association 
seeks to reach mutual understanding 
between the Chinese and American 

Watch Diamondback ads for spon- 
sored activities such as picnics, 
parties, opera performances, and 

For more information contact the 
Chinese Department, 215 Foreign 
Languages BIdg., 454-4307. 


Collegiate 4-H is an organization 
dedicated to the promotion of service 
to the State 4-H Program. The club 
provides an opportunity for students 
with similar interests to meet and 
to enjoy some fun and fellowship. 
Former 4-H members or students 
interested in the 4-H Program are 
eligible for membership. 

Major activities of the club include 
monthly meetings featuring speakers, 
discussions, recreation, judging and 
instructing at County 4-H events, 
public speaking contests, officers' 
training, and participation in youth 
conferences and interstate Collegiate 
4-H conferences. In addition, the 
club sponsors such club activities 
as visiting the Smithsonian Institute 
and Art Gallery, football games, 
canoeing, and picnics. 

Meetings are held on the second 
Tuesday of each month at 7:30 
p.m. in various dormitories and dining 


Drama Wing is a drama service 
fraternity for men and women who 
are interested in presenting family- 

problem plays before civic organiza- 
tions throughout the State. Their 
purpose is to aid in making the 
intellectual resources of the University 
available to the people of Maryland. 

Since its inception in 1957, Drama 
Wing has traveled more than 42,000 
miles and appeared before more 
than 63.500 persons in their 741 
performances. Guest performances 
have been presented in Virginia, 
D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania, New 
York, Arkansas, and Missouri. 

Approximately two performances are 
given each week before audiences 
varying in size from 50 to 1,000 and 
on stages half the average classroom 
size to those equal to the National 

No previous acting experience is 
required. For further information 
contact E. Thomas Starcher, Depart- 
ment of Speech, Room 1235, Tawes 
Fine Arts Building. Phone 454-2541. 



E.C.O. operates on the premise 
that since we have only one environ- 
ment, we should try to improve rather 
than destroy it. 

E.C.O. members act on this belief 
through such programs as the Uni- 
versity Recycling Center, Earth 
Awareness Week and teaching about 
ecology in local schools. 

If interested in E.C.O., call 454- 
5463, or stop by the office on the 3rd 
floor of the Student Union. 


Equestrian Club provides speakers, 
movies, slide talks, and informal 
discussions for all members of the 
University community who love 
horses. Both experienced and inex- 
perienced riders are invited to attend 
the bi-monthly meetings to expand 
their knowledge of the horse world. 
In addition to regular meetings, breed 
exhibitions, field trips and barbecue 
rides are held throughout the year. 


The College Park Campus provides 
for both departmental and collegiate 
divisional structures, and for a 
Campus-wide senate. The senate 
is one of the most broadly based 
in higher education with representa- 
tion from all constituencies: admin- 
istration, faculty, undergraduate 
and graduate students, and staff. 
Senate officers are elected from 
among its membership. Additional 
student input is made possible 
through an elaborate series of senate 
committees which draw membership 
from the Campus community at 
large. The committees are structured 
into general and adjunct committees 
which cover every aspect of Campus 
life and function. The general or 
parent committees are the following: 
Educational Affairs, Student Affairs, 
Faculty Affairs, University Affairs, 
Staff Affairs, and Elections, Repre- 
sentation and Governance. 

In addition, the Campus community 
is in direct communication with the 

Chancellor through separate advisory 
councils for deans and division 
officers, faculty, graduate students, 
undergraduate students, and staff. 


The Flying Taeropins Club is open 
to both pilots and non-pilots. 

At meetings members plan trips 
of unique and educational interest 
and view F.A.A. films on weather, 
flight planning and safety. Members 
may take advantage of flight instruc- 
tion at Freeway Airport at a significant 

Activities for this year include flying 
trips to local ski areas, boat rides 
through Penns Cove in Pennsylvania, 
glider flying, and sky diving exhibi- 

For more information contact Mike 
Dow, 577-5141. 


The primary purposes of the Alliance 
are to fight oppression of homo- 
sexuals in the University and the 
surrounding area and to educate both 
gay and non-gay people in the 
University community. 

The major G.S.A. activity is the 
weekly Coffeehouse, held every 
Friday in the Student Union Building 
from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. This is 
an open, informal gathering where 
people can talk, meet new people and 
listen to music. For those not par- 
ticularly interested in the D.C. bar 
scene, the Coffeehouse offers an 
easily accessible alternative. Although 
advertised as a gay function, these 
Friday night gatherings are open to 
the entire University community, as 
are club membership and all G.S.A. 
events and meetings. 

Another aspect of G.S.A. is the 
education of gay and non-gay people. 
Lectures, symposia, leaflet campaigns, 
and consciousness-raising groups 
are aimed at defining the meaning of 
being gay. 

The three-fold nature of G.S.A.: 
social, educational and activist, offers 
a wide range of possibilities for 
involvement. For further mforniation, 
call 454-5263 or stop by the G.S.A. 
office on the third floor of the Student 



The Greek System at the University 
is composed of 26 fraternities and 
19 sororities. It is the objective of 
the system to encourage individual 
members in the development of 
values, maturity, academic and intel- 
lectual potential, and leadership 

Greek members are interested in 

meeting you. Go and take a look 
around the fraternity and sorority 
houses. They are located on Fraternity 
Row, Norwich Road, Knox Road, 
Hopkins Avenue, Princeton Avenue 
and College Avenue. 

For more information about the 
Greek System or how to contact 
individual houses go to the Office 
of Greek Affairs, Room 1211 of the 
Student Union, 454-2736. 


Alpha Epsilon Pi #13 Fraternity Row 277-9819 

Alpha Gamma Rho 7511 Princeton Avenue 927-9831 

Alpha Tau Omega 4611 College Avenue 927-9769 

Delta Sigma Phi 4300 Knox Road 927-9770 

Delta Tau Delta , #3 Fraternity Row 864-9780 

Kappa Alpha #1 Fraternity Row ^ 864-9846 

Lambda Chi Alpha ifQ Fraternity Row 927-9778 

Phi Delta Theta 4605 College Avenue.. 927-9884 

Phi Epsilon Pi 4613 College Avenue 779-3750 

Phi Kappa Sigma #5 Fraternity Row 864-9828 

Phi Kappa Tau .^ 7404 Hopkins Avenue 864-9886 

Phi Sigma Delta ' #14 Fraternity Row 927-9557 

Phi Sigma Kappa #7 Fraternity Row 779-9602 

Pi Kappa Alpha 4340 Knox Road 779-9801 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon #4 Fraternity Row 779-9777 

Sigma Alpha Mu #2 Fraternity Row 927-9845 

Sigma Chi 4600 Norwich Road 864-9807 

Sigma Nu 4617 Norwich Road 927-9187 

Sigma Pi 4502 College Avenue 864-9583 

Tau Epsilon Phi 4607 Knox Road 864-9513 

Theta Chi 7401 Princeton Avenue 927-9525 

Delta Upsilon These fraternities do not have housing. For further 
Omega Psi Phi information contact the Greek Affairs Office on 
Phi Beta Sigma 454-2736. 


Alpha Chi Omega 4525 College Avenue 864-7044 

Alpha Delta Pi 4603 College Avenue 864-8146 

Alpha Epsilon Phi #11 Fraternity Row 927-9701 

Alpha Gamma Delta 4535 College Avenue 864-9806 

Alpha Omicron Pi 4517 College Avenue 927-9871 

Alpha Phi 7402 Princeton Avenue 927-0833 

Alpha Xi Delta 4517 Knox Road 927-1384 

Delta Delta Delta 4604 College Avenue 277-9720 

Delta Gamma 4518 Knox Road 864-9880 

Delta Phi Epsilon 4514 Knox Road 864-9692 

Gamma Phi Beta.... #9 Fraternity Row : 927-9773 

Kappa Alpha Theta'. #8 Fraternity Row 927-7606 

Kappa Delta 461 College Avenue 864-9528 

Kappa Kappa Gamma 7407 Princeton Avenue 277-1511 

Phi Sigma Sigma 4531 College Avenue 927-9828 

Pi Beta Phi #12 Fraternity Row 864-4198 

Sigma Delta Tau 4516 Knox Road .864-8803 

Sigma Kappa #10 Fraternity Row 927-6244 

Alpha Kappa Alpha These sororities do not have housing. For further 
Delta Sigma Theta information, contact the Greek Affairs Office on 
Zeta Phi Beta 454-2736. 


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The Gymkana Troupe is an organi- 
zation incorporating hard work with 
fun and enjoyment through the 
medium of gymnastics. The organi- 
zation's aim is to provide healthful 
recreational activities, promote gym- 
nastics in the state of Maryland, 
and entertain students and residents 
in other communities. 

A previous knowledge or experience 
in gymnastics is not required for 
membership. The important qualifica- 
tion is interest. For further information 
call Dr. George F. Kramer, Troupe 
Director, at 454-2752, or visit his 
office in Room 1204 of Cole Activities 


Indian Students Association orga- 
nizes activities which are typically 
Indian. The purpose is to promote 
understanding between Indian stu- 
dents and other members of the 

University community. Membership is 
open to all. 

You can contact the Indian Stu- 
dents Association through the Foreign 
Students Office, Room 21 300 N. 
Administration Building, or call 454- 


International Club sponsors social 
and cultural gatherings for foreign 
and American students to meet on 
a social basis for the purpose of 
intellectual exchange. Such exchange 
is accomplished through a wide 
variety of activities including dances, 
coffee hours, films, speakers, and 

The main event of the year is an 
international fiesta held usually in 
late April or early May. This event is a 
miniature world's fair and features 
exhibits and talent from many coun- 
tries of the world. 

You can contact the International 
Club through the Foreign Students 
Office,, Room 2130D N. Administration 
Building, or call 454-3043. 



The Latin American Club provides 
the Latin American student with 
close contact with his culture, and 
guidance and orientation about the 
American educational system. The 
Club provides the American student 
with contact with the Latin language 
and culture. 

Each semester the club sponsors 
a series of cultural and social events, 
such as lectures, concerts, art exhib- 
its, slide shows, dinners and parties. 
Most of these activities take place 
during the Latin American Hour, 
which is a relaxed and informal coffee 

If interested in the Latin American 
Club, come to one of the coffee 
hours. The club will extend to you a 
very Latin American welcome and 
share with you their cultural heritage. 

You can contact the Latin American 
Club through the Spanish Department, 
Room 2215 Foreign Language Build- 
ing, 454-4305. 


Madrigal Singers is an ensemble 
of singers and instrumentalists who 
specialize in early music. The group, 
open to both music and non-music 
majors, consists of between 16 and 
20 singers. Although the size is small, 
the responsibility for the individual 
is large. To strive for ensemble is the 
ultimate goal. 

Everyone in the group depends on 
each other. Madrigal Singers is only 
successful because everyone cares 
and gives one hundred per cent. 
Singers feel a sense of pride in 
themselves, the group and the Uni- 

Professor Grentzer is the director 
of the Singers. All interested students 
are invited to audition for the group. 

For more information call 454-2501. 


If you like to sing, you should 
think about joining the University of* 
Maryland Glee Club. This group is 
open to any University undergraduate 

by audition with the director. But 
don't let the word "audition" scare 
you, for if you can carry a tune and 
really enjoy singing, you may easily 
become a member. 

As a member, you will enjoy such 
things as singing with the National 
Symphony, singing in the annual 
Christmas concert and Spring pops 
concert, visiting public schools to 
present concerts to the young people 
of the Washington community, 
and taking trips to Lincoln Center 
in New York. 

Singing isn't the only thing that 
members of the Glee Club enjoy. 
Many personal friendships are formed 
in Glee Club that make it a close 
group. If all this is for you, come to 
the Glee Club office. Room 2105, 
Fine Arts Building. They'll be happy 
to see you. 454-2501. 


Warring and wenching their way 
across the Campus of the University 
of Maryland is a band of dedicated 
people more determined and sinister 
than an army of water fluoridators. 
This is your Maryland Medieval 
Mercenary Militia (in war and peace). 

Operating out of their spacious 
headquarters in the catacombs 
beneath the limestone steps of Francis 
Scott Key Hall (last metal door on 
the right), this non-political group 
(monarchists predominating) takes 
delight in recreating those exciting 
days of yesteryear. Actually a loose 
confederation of deposed nobility, 
refugees from fencing and archery 
classes, and Captain America's kid 
brother, this group is famous for its 
recreations and celebrations of 
such historic events as the Battle 
of Hastings, Stamford Bridge, Maldon, 
the Hunnish Slaughter of the Bur- 
gundians, Clantarf, and other minor 
colossal blunders of military history. 

For those of a less civilized mind 
the Militia also has a Renaissance 
dance and music section specializing 
in those lascivious specialties of 
that delightfully decadent age. 


All good, bad, or mediocre warriors 
and wenches are invited to join this 
beloved, wholesome, funloving group. 


PACE (People Active in Community 
Effort) is the student-administered 
organization which coordinates 
community involvement throughout 
the rural and urban areas surrounding 
the University. 

Based on the understanding that 
the University cannot isolate itself 
from social forces and needs outside 
the academic community, and that 
classroom education is enhanced 
by involvement, PACE provides a 
broad range of opportunities for the 
committed, activist student. 

Education, mental health, physical 
health, community action, corrections, 
and hospitals are the six areas of 

Education. Educational activities on 
a one-to-one and one-to-group 
teaching basis include tutoring, adult 
education, arts and crafts work, 
recreation. Black Awareness, as well 
as a number of other specific skills 

Mental Health. Opportunities for 
work within the mental health area 
include involvement with delinquents, 
the retarded and the mentally ill on 
an institutional and out-patient basis. 

Community Action. Approaching 
community and individual problems 
by finding out and dealing directly 
with the cause is the basis of com- * 
munity action work. Such activities 
might involve the areas of consumer 
rights, legal rights, landlord-tenant 
relationships, etc. 

An Emergency Service Corps is part 
of the community action area. The 
Corps is composed of students who 
cannot contribute their time on a 
regular basis, but who can work in 
the community when a specific short- 
term need arises. 

Corrections. Working with delin- 
quents In Boys Village, volunteers are 
needed to work as tutors, companions 
and friends. 

Hospitals. Three area hospitals 
need volunteers to work in Labs, 
Emergency Rooms, as receptionists, 
and companions to patients. 

A strong focal point of PACE is a 
commitment to expansion of areas 
of involvement in order that more 
students can utilize their specific 
skills within the community. Students 
are encouraged to propose projects 
of their own for which they can 
receive either technical or financial 
support or both. 

Contact the PACE Office in the 
Student Union or Judy Sorum, the 
Director of Community Service 
Programs and/or Peter Raimondo, 
Assistant Director of Community 
Service Programs in Room 1211, 
454-2827 for further information. 


The Political Science Club provides 
a forum for students of all political 
persuasions to debate, study and 
participate in the American political 
system. The major portion of club 
activity is based upon informal asso- 
ciation rather than regular meetings. 

Club members often gather in the 
Student Union for evening programs, 
various political functions, and joint 
programs with other campus political 
groups. The major service the club 
provides is contact with other stu- 
dents who have an active interest in 
in politics. 

For more information contact the 
Department of Government & Politics, 
371 Tydings Hall, or call 454-2247. 




The Residence Halls Association 
exists as a student organization trying 
to obtain rightful responsibilities for 
all students living on Campus. This 
group has initiated the institution 
of such things as the coeducational 
residence halls, visitation hours and 
many student services. 

What the RHA seeks to obtain for 
the 8200 students on Campus is the 
opportunity to establish the rules 
and regulations which best suit the 
needs of the individual resident. 
This could hopefully include the 
creation of diverse living conditions 
and the more reasonable establish- 
ment of social regulations. 

To operate as a truly representative 
organization, the Residence Halls 
Association must have the support 
of all resident students. 


It has been stated that the object 
of the University is to "open minds so 
that they may discover new worlds." 
There is perhaps no other sport 
that offers a more challenging and 
stimulating workout for your brain 
and nervous system than the space 
age sport of skydiving. One is con- 
tinually perceiving information 
through all the senses. 

The purpose of the Skydiver's 
Club is to train men and women in 
the rules and knowledge of para- 
chuting with a major emphasis on 
safety. For a minimal fee you receive a 
comprehensive course in parachuting, 
free use of club equipment, and 
the chance to compete in collegiate, 
national, and international events. 

The Skydiver's Club is open to 
those who want to feel the greatest 
of all experiences: beating gravity 
and being all alone through the vast 
expanse of our atmosphere. The 
sky is the limit! Take the golden op- 
portunity of a lifetime. It may turn 
out to be your thing. 

Contact Steve Bellis, 454-4395 or 
Chris Wentzer, 345-9584 for further 


The Student Government Associa- 
tion at the University is an ever- 
changing body that is continually 
striving for both social and academic 
improvement so every University 
student may gain from college all 
that he or she is seeking. The diverse 
organizations scope of services and 
programs reaches into every realm 
of student life. Its members work for 
improvement in every area and strive 
to protect the rights of students. 

The opportunities in this realm of 
service are endless, but the fate of 
the University and the success of the 
plan demand involvement and com- 
mitment. SGA hopes that somewhere 
within its myriad committees you can 
find something for your present and 
for your future. 


The structure of SGA is as follows: 
I. Executive Branch 

A. Executive Officers 

1. President 

2. Vice-President 

3. Secretary 

4. Treasurer 

B. Cabinet 

1. Academic Affairs Director 

2. Athletic Affairs Director 

3. Community Relations Director 

4. Human Relations Director 

5. National and International 
Affairs Director 

6. Public Relations Director 

7. Social and Cultural Affairs 

8. State Affairs Director 

9. Student Defenders 

10. Student Services Director 

II. Legislative Branch 
A. Legislature 

1. Agriculture 

2. Architecture 

3. Arts and Sciences 

4. Business and Public Admin- 

5. Education 

6. Engineering 

7. Home Economics 

8. Physical Education 

III. Judicial Branch 

A. Central Student Judicial Board 

B. Elections Board 

Call the Student Government Office, 
454-2811, or come to Room 1219 
of the Student Union for more infor- 
mation. Don Katz is the current 
President of S.G.A. 


Since television is normal, its 
advocates must become very ab- 
normal. The Television Workshop 
offers a bewildering variety of cam- 
eras, lights, microphones, and video- 
tapes to the right person who wishes 
to do something, say something, 
accomplish something that will be 
seen and heard by the multitudes. 

If you can survive the compromise 
of principles and ethics in a money- 
minded field, then you can change 
the vapid, flickering image of today's 
television into a creatively honest 
image of the future. Too many people 
treat television like the toaster — The 
Television Workshop treats it like a 

For further information, stop by 
the TV Workshop, located in Room 
0231 of the Tawes Fine Arts Building, 
or phone 454-2541. 


Terrapin Ski Club offers an excellent 
opportunity to further your skiing 
skills. Films, lectures, and demon- 
strations on skiing techniques and 
equipment are presented at the 

During the Christmas and Easter 
breaks, trips are taken to such places 
as Canada, Vermont, and Maine. On 
weekends, shorter trips are taken to 
nearby ski areas. 

To fit student budgets, trips are 
offered at reduced rates for members. 



The Terrapin Trail Club is an 
escapist organization having no 
• political, cultural, religious, or social 
affiliations, outside of itself. In no 
manner is its like to be found any- 
where else on this campus. T.T.C. 
is the only true outdoors group at the 
University of Maryland. All "club life" 
is focused around becoming an inti- 
mate part of east coast ecology. 

Trail Club's formal meetings are 
held in the Student Union every other 
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Business is 
discussed; future trips are planned; 
and trip reports given. On occasion, 
these meetings end with a slide show 
of past trips. Informal meetings 
mostly discuss trips and try to inter- 
pret the last formal meeting. 

Trips themselves are quite variable. 
Occasionally they are large and 
planned well in advance, such as 
the annual Old Rag Mountain Hike. 
More often, they are small, 4 to 5 
people on the average, and not 
planned more than a week in advance. 
All the trips are cheap. Trips range 
from a two-hour hike to Great Falls 
to a day climb at Sugarloaf. a week- 
end of backpacking, a week of camp- 
ing, to month-long canoe trips in 
the summer. 

All that is needed to join is interest, 
perseverance, and two dollars. Mostly 
the two dollars. This entitles you to 
become part of the biggest happy- 
go-lucky bunch of refugees from 
the Dark Ages this side of the Great 

For more information contact Doug 
Goum, 454-2096. 


Underwater Diving Terrapins 
(Scuba Club) is an organization 
for those who get their kicks swim- 
ming underwater. The club sponsors 
a yearly training program which leads 
to certification by the National 
Association of Underwater Instructors. 

In addition, the club maintains a 
regular schedule of diving expeditions 
year round, ranging from oyster diving 
in the Chesapeake Bay to exploring 
sunken ships. The highlight of each 
year is a diving trip to Florida. 

The Club meets every two weeks • 
throughout the year, and the meetings 
are frequently highlighted by films 
and slide shows of past expeditions. 
By joining the club, a diver can also 
get substantial discounts on diving 
equipment through the club's pur- 
chasing officer. 

Yearly dues are modest ($5) and 
other expenses (air refills, etc.) are 

For more information contact 
Mike Harrington, 292-1540. 


In addition to Campus concerts, 
the University Chorus performs regu- 
larly with the National Symphony 
Orchestra in the Kennedy Center, 
presenting such works as Haydn's 
Creation, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, 
and Verdi's Requiem. Membership in 
the 150-member group, which has 
established itself as one of the finest 
college choruses in the country, is 
open to anyone by audition at the 
beginning of each semester. Contact 
Dr. Paul Traver, Dept. of Music, 
454-2501, or go to Room 2105 of 
the Fine Arts Building, for more 



Rm. 1116 Student Union 

The University Commuters' Asso- 
ciation occupies a unique position in 
the structure of the University as 
the official undergraduate student 


organization which represents the 
commuters' interest to SGA and 
the Administration. UCA has an 
additional obligation of providing 
social, athletic and academic pro- 
grams for the commuters. 

Commuters have problems, prob- 
lems different from those faced by 
students living pn-Campus. On- 
Campus students have the advan- 
tages of a continuing academic 
atmosphere, a small reference group 
to which to relate (such as a fraternity 
house or a residence hall) and close 
access to University facilities. The 
commuter has none of these advan- 
tages. Too often the commuters' 
day is a frantic rush with the frustra- 
tions of overfilled parking lots and 
late buses. 

The UCA's role is to give the 
commuters a sense of belonging to 
the University. This is accomplished 
by providing programs and activities 
that promote the commuter's aca- 
demic and social development. UCA 
has finished construction on a 
People's Park, located behind Lot 2, 
which provides students the oppor- 
tunity "to get away from all the 
world's pressures." 

Other programs include a free 
Computerized Car Pool Service at 
the beginning of each semester and 
an Exam Center in the Student 
Union at the end of each semesfer. 
At present UCA is working with the 
Administration to provide study and 
lounge facilities in academic build- 
ings, a 24-hour Student Union and a 
by-the-night dormitory for commuters. 

In addition to these programs an 
extensive social calendar is planned 
which includes dances, concerts, 
GIGIFS, car rallies, hay and boat 
rides, etc. Finally, UCA has many 
ex-officio seats on the councils of 
Campus government. 

Opportunities to participate in 
UCA activities are open to all. Visit 
the UCA office in the Student Union 
to find out how you can become in- , 


This year the University of Maryland 
Republicans will expand its scope of 
activities to include legislative re- 
search and lobbying. The viewpoints 
of the college community on many 
issues which come up before com- 
mittees of the General Assembly and 
Congress are never expressed. We 
hope to fill this void with an active 
program of involvement — by testify- 
ing, researching possible bills and 
talking with legislators. In the past we 
have worked to lower the voting 
age and age of majority by testifying 
before legislative committees and 
letter writing. 

The club offers many other oppor- 
tunities: regular trips to the Capitol 
to meet with Senators Beall, Mathias, 
and others, the annual Young Repub- 
lican National Leadership Conference, 
the state and regional CR conventions, 
person-to-person meetings with 
leaders in all levels of government, 
experience in political debate, provid- 
ing research back-up for elected 
officials, participating in the inner 
workings of the Republican Party 
on the national, state, and county 
level, competing in athletic contests 
with" rival groups, and having good 
times at social functions. 

The C.R.'s hold regular monthly 
meetings, but there are activities 
and projects going on all the time. 
Most importantly, the Republican 
Club is large enough and varied 
enough in interests and ideology to 
be a valuable experience to anyone 
interested in government, politics, or 
just good times. 

Watch for our recruiting table in 
front of the Student Union the first 
week of school, or call Bob Geis at 
454-3788 or Alan Virta at 772-5448 
for further information. 



The University of Maryland Rugby 
football club had its beginning in the 
spring of 1967. when interested 
students from Baltimore and Washing- 
ton began practice on Campus. That 
first season they played two games, 
winning one and losing one. 

Since the fall of 1968, the club has 
continually sought to produce better 
teams. Membership is open to any 
student or faculty member who 
desires to play. Experience and size 
are not as important as enthusiasm. 

The team consists not only of 
undergraduates, but also of graduate 
students and faculty members. There 
are currently four teams representing 
the University. Since there are no 
substitutions allowed once the game 
has commenced, a premium is placed 
on fitness. 

Practice is held from 3:30 p.m. to 
6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday 
afternoons on Denton field. All 
interested persons are urged to attend. 
No equipment is necessary except 
football or soccer boots. Experienced 
members of the team provide the 


The Veterans Club stresses three 
areas as its essence; a) Social, 
b) Educational; c) Recreational. 

Social — Realizing the unique posi- 
tion of the veterans as he or she 
returns to civilian life within the aca- 
demic arena, and having experienced 
the situations involved in this adjust- 
ment themselves, the members of 
this organization provide a forum for 
exchanging and sharing experiences. 
This idea of a forum covers the 
range from impromptu rap sessions 
to the development of new friend- 
ships, to even securing part-time 


Additionally, the club sponsors 
picnics, parties and numerous happy 
hours to round out the social end 
of things. 

Educational — The club maintains 
an extensive test file for the use of 
the membership. Since the member- 
ship includes students from every 
college within the University, and 
spans both the graduate as well as the 
undergraduate level, assistance with 
difficult courses is as good in quality 
• and better in terms of availability 
than anywhere else on Campus. 
The club also keeps a close contact 
with the Veterans Administration with 
regard to education benefits. 

Recreational — For the would be 
all-American, the Veterans Club fields 
teams in the open league in Softball, 
football and basketball. In addition, 
one can always encounter members 
interested in hiking, fishing, hunting, 
camping and sailing. 

The Veterans Club is not a military 
outfit, but rather students with a 
wide range of interests brought 
together by a common experience. 

You can contact the Veterans Club 
through the Veterans Office in Room 
1106 Student Union or call 454- 


VIDA, which is the Spanish word 
for life, is a nonsectarian organization 
concerning itself with the national 
pro-life movement. Operating on the 
belief that life has become alien to 
American society, VIDA offers students 
information concerning the problems 
of unwanted life and alternatives 
to abortion. 

Birthright, a strictly nonpolitical 
committee of VIDA, is a positive 
service for women with problem 
pregnancies. Financial aid, medical 
services, c6unseling, pregnancy 
testing, and housing arrangements 
are some of the types of help available 
through Birthright. 

VIDA has a Research Committee 
which gathers catalogues and dis- 
seminates information concerning 
all aspects of the abortion issue — 
legal, social, medical, and moral. 
VIDA also has a political action, Right 
to Life committee which is striving to 
effect positive legislation for the right 
to life of the unborn. 

For more information contact Chris 
Kolb, 948-6283. 


People. That's the key word. People 
listen to radio, and more than three- 
fourths of the residents of the Uni- 
versity listen to WMUC. WMUC, 650 
AM, is the everyday, all-day Campus 
radio station that can be found on 
any radio anywhere on Campus. 
WMUC is your radio station, run by 
students and listened to by students. 

At the beginning of every semester, 
WMUC needs people — not just radio 
and television majors, but anyone 
who is willing to learn and who 
wants to help. They need announcers, 
reporters, sportscasters, engineers, 
and workers in the business, traffic, 
and promotions departments. 

Every job is done by students. 
WMUC will be holding auditions to 
find you, because behind the radio 
or in front of it, people is what WMUC 
is all about. 

WMUC is located in Temporary 
Building FF, or call 454-2742. 



Room 1127 Student Union 

The Women's Center offers a variety 
of services for women on Campus. 
The Center is active in working for 
women's studies courses, sponsors 
consciousness raising groups and 
offers free birth control and pregnancy 

The Center s office offers a place 
for women to go in between classes. 
A library of feminist books and 
periodicals is available and its facili- 
ties serve as a meeting place for 
women interested in various feminist 

The Center is open most class 
days between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 



The Hotline, staffed 24 hours a day 
by women, is designed to provide 
supportive services, including emer- 
gency assistance, counseling, medical 
advice and referrals, and legal coun- 
seling to women. In addition to the 
Hotline service, they offer seminars 
on the psychology of rape, along 
with medical, legal and law enforce- 
ment concerns. 


The Young Democrats is a growing, 
thriving and active Campus organiza- 
tion. Because of close proximity 
to the nation's Capital, the club 
invites well-known speakers to come 
and discuss issues of concern, such 
as the war, race relations and the 

Many members travel to the state 
Capital in Annapolis to lobby before 
the state legislature concerning bills 
affecting student life. During the 
local, state and national elections, 
members assist in the making of 
many campaign platforms for candi- 
dates running for office. In this 
manner, they are attempting to allow 
student opinion to be heard through- 
out the government by means of 
constructive, rather than destructive, 
methods. But work isn't all that occu- 
pies club time, for the Young Demo- 
crats sponsor social events ranging 
from picnics to home parties. 

If you would like to make Young 
Democrats an even stronger force 
in county, state and national politics, 
watch for announcements and attend 
one of the meetings. They are held 
every three weeks in the Student 
Union Building. 

For more information contact Bar- 
bara Garrett, 865-2712. 





Charles E. Bishop 

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 
George H. Callcott 

Vice Chancellor for Academic 
Planning and Policy 
Thomas B. Day 

Vice Chancellor for Administrative 


John W. Dorsey 

Acting Vice Chancellor for Student 


William L. Thomas 

The University of Maryland in all its 
branches and divisions subscribes 
to a policy of equal educational and 
employment opportunity for all 
persons regardless of race, creed, 
ethic origin or sex. 

The provisions of this publication 
are not to be regarded as an irrevo- 
cable contract between the student 
and the University of Maryland. 
Changes are effected from time to 
time in the general regulations and in 
the academic requirements. There are 
established procedures for making 
changes, procedures which protect 
the institution's integrity and the 
individual student's interests and 
welfare. A curriculum graduation 
requirement, when altered, is not 
made retroactive unless the alteration 
is to the student's advantage and can 
be accommodated within the span 
of years normally required for gradua- 
tion. When the actions of a student 
are judged by competent authority, 
using established procedure, to be 
detrimental to the interests of the 
University community, that person 
may be required to withdraw from 
the University. 

Whereas many students, staff and 
faculty suffer discomfort and/or 
medical problems as a result of 
tobacco smoking be it resolved that 
it shall be University policy that smok- 
ing in classrooms be prohibited unless 
all participants agree to the con- 
trary. Further, any student has the 
right to remind the instructor of this 
policy throughout the duration of the 











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