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University of Maryland College Park Campus 


The 74-75 Student Handbook has been written by the 
Office of Student Development for new students at the 
College Park Campus. It is especially designed to give you 
enough information to make 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 oa The oth- 
er is the Help Center. 454-HELP. which is helpful with prob- 
lems you may be having with the University, 

If you find there is some information omitted from the 
Student Handbook, let us know. We'll try to include it next 
year. Send all corrections and new entries to: New Student 
Handbook, c/o Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 2106 
North Administration Building. 

In conclusion, it is necessary to add acknowledgements to 
Ms. Roz Hiebert Lance Anderson and the College Park Publi- 
cations Office without whose help and cooperation this hand- 
book could not be produced 

Joe Karpinski 





Alternative Transportation 

Living at Home 

Living Away from Home 

Living On Campus 


Art Galleries 


Bike Paths 


Coffee Houses 






Academic Advisement 
Academic Rules and Regulations 
Audiovisual Equipment 

Books and Supplier- 
Bus Service 
Car Pools 

Career Development Center 
Clubs and Organizatio is 
Community Service 

Commuter Services 


Consumer Protection 




Counseling Center 


Disciplinary Problems 


Day Care (Growing Together) 




Duplicating Services 


Emergency Sen/ices 




Financial Aid 






Free University 


Golf Course 


Greek Affairs 


Health Center 


Flealth Insurance 


Help Center 


Honors Programs 


Hot Lines 


Human Relations Office 


ID Cards 




International Education Services 




Judiciary Office 


Legal Aid 


Libra nes 








Nyumbunj Cultural Community Center 


Off-Campus Housing 


Office Hours 


Office of Commuter Affairs 


Office of Minority Student Education 


Parking Tickets 


Post Oftice 


Pregnancy Tests 


Publishing Help 


Ffeading and Study Skills Lab 


Reins latement or Readmission to the University 


Religious Services 




Room Reservations 


Scholarships and Grants 




Speakers Bureau 


Student Union 








Tutonal Assistance 


Undergraduate Evening Division Courses 


Veterans Assistance 


Volunteer Services 


Withdrawal From the University 


Women's Cnsis Hotline 








Fin.^ncial Need 


Sctiolarships and Grants 




Pnvate Finance 


Temporary Employment 





There's no way to generalize about your first few weeks on- 
Campus. Your experience will depend a great deal on who 
you are, where you're from, why you're here, and an endless 
list of other variables which will all go into determining what 
your first experiences will be like 

Of all the variables, the one that will probably have the 
greatest effect on what you're likely to experience will be 
where you live Or rather, whether you live on-Campus or 
commute. This is not the first time you've heard this distinc- 
tion, nor will it be the last To set any uneasy minds at rest, 
one is no better than the other. Each has its own advantages 
and disadvantages; they're just different. 


Nothing is more synonymous with commuting than the car 
and parking lots. While an ever-increasing number of com- 
muters are turning to alternatives or sharing means of trans- 
portation, for many.commuting means driving daily to school, 
looking for parking space, and then driving home. 

No matter how you look at it, commuting can be quite an 
adventure. College Park has more registered automobiles 
than any other university in the country. So many, in fact, 
that there are about two and one-half cars for every student 
parking space on Campus. The impact of this can only be 
appreciated the first week of classes when everyone is on 
Campus, all at the same time Things will settle down after 
the first week, after class schedules are finalized, books are 
purchased, and car pools are formed During that first week, 
however, it may seem like everybody's cruising Lot tt\. looking 
for the same parking space you are. 


During that crowded hectic first week, plan on coming to 
school at least an hour before your first class. It'll take you 
about that long to park If you find your lot full, drive to one of 
the specially marked "Overflow" parking areas bordering the 
Campus. You will see a lot of illegal parking and the police 
are very understanding during this time but you stand the 
risk of a ticket should you park illegally. Meter violations are 
strictly enforced, and cars parked in fire lanes or roadways 
are towed 

After the first week, all Campus parking regulations are 
enforced so it's wise to keep a few rules in mind Park only 
in your assigned lot From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 am. and on week 
ends you can park in any parking lot which is not "Restricted 
At All Times." If the lot is restricted it will say so on the lot 
sign. If you do get a parking ticket, do one of two things; 
pay it promptly, or appeal it Tickets you ignore are added to 
your bill along with the late fee and must be paid before you 
register again. The appeal procedure is outlined on page 13 
of this booklet Its pretty simple and in many cases well 
worth your while 


The best way to beat the parking hassles is not to drive 
or at least drive as little as you can. The Office of Commuter 
Affairs offers a free computerized car pool service through- 
out the year. In addition to matching you up with other com- 
muters from your area, they can give you a specal more 
convenient parking space 

Bicycles are a ver^^ popular way of getting aroui-^. There 
are no commuter bike paths near or onCampus, - - you'd 
best pedal with your ears and eyes open. Its wise to take 
those roads with large surfaced shoulders. Reflectors, lights at 
night, and a horn or bell are a must for street ridino,. Keep 
your brakes in good condition, as you may well find 'yourself 
in need of some fast maneuvering. 

On-Campus, the most important accessory item is a strong 





lock and chain. So tLal both wheels and the chassis can be 
securely locked, bikes with a quick release front wheel are 
best. Bikes without the quick release front wheels should be 
locked by the rear wheel with the locking chain going through 
your crank chain. It takes less than a minute to remove the 
chassis from the front wheel, and more than one campus 
cyclist has returned to find nothing more than a front wheel 
chained to the bike rack. 


Commuting to Campus will not be the only adjustment 
necessary in coming to college. Most new commuters will 
live at home while attending school, and this will require some 
cooperation between both students and their families. In 
appearances, the fact that you're going to college will not 
differ greatly from high school You will leave in the morning 
and return in the afternoon. Therefore, the expectations your 
family may have of your cooperation around the house will 
probably not change It is understandable that they will ex- 
pect you to continue your responsibilities around the house, 
be at meals on time and so on. 

The problem is that college will not be the same as high 
school The amount of time you must spend studying will 
increase and the type of studying you do will change as well 
For instance you can expect more research oriented assign- 
ments which will require after-class time on Campus, and of 
course labs will be impossible to duplicate at home A way 
to avoid difficulties at home is to sit down with your family 
and determine what they will continue to expect from you, 
and point out the added time demands you'll be under. Of 
course you won't know how things will work until you have 
had a chance to go through your class schedule for a week 
or two. Naturally, you'll be playing things by ear, but if every- 
one expects it and you've planned for it ahead of time con- 
flicts are less likely to develop. 

Should you have a problem arranging a suitable comprom- 
ise between home and school you might try the Parent Con- 
sultation service of the Counseling Center. The service is free 
and the counselors have had experience at working through 
these problems before. As with all Counseling Center serv- 
ices, there's no obligation, and if after talking to a counselor 
you decide you don't need their help, you've lost nothing. 


Finding a Place 

For most commuters living away from home the greatest 
obstacle to a comfortable transition to college comes not 
during school but before the first fall class begins. For most, 
finding a place to live is the greatest single problem to be 

Although there are thousands of rental units in the area, 
the high mobility of the Washington population tends to 
make finding suitable off-Campus living accommodations 
difficult and expensive. Also, because they're often seen as 
less dependable than other tenants, many landlords will not 
rent to college students. 


With some effort you should be able to find a place to live, 
but you can expect to spend more than one day looking. 
Having a car is essential Public transportation, while good 
enough to get you to and from school, is not good enough to 
do all the traveling you'll need to do while you're searching 
for housing. Also, if you can, bring your parents. A landlord 
is more likely to make an exception for your parents, and if 
you're under twenty one without an independent income, 
they'll have to co-sign the lease anyway. 

The best place to ^lart is the Off-Campus Housing Office, 
1211 Student Uniot Building, 454 3645. They maintain 
lists of apartment ho. sc and room rentals available in the 
area. The vacancies listt ' are only those sent to the office so 
don't assume that what s listed in their files is all thats avail 
able Most listings are w.'iin a ten-mile radius of the Univer- 
sity, but few .ire within '. ; ';ing distance, so be sure to consid- 
er transportation when choosing a place to live 

Since housing is usually posted for imm i'.' occupancy, 
visit the office no later than three to four u before you 

want to move in. Vacancies frequently changt, i il you don't 
find something at first keep going back. Becausf ilic turnover 
is so great, the office does not print hand-out listings. There- 
fore, a personal visit to the office will accomplish far more 
than phoning or corresponding by mail. 

Best Time to Look 

The best time to look for housing is in June and July. This 
is a time when many students have vacated their housing for 
the summer and when demand is the lowest, if you look dur- 
ing these months, you should be prepared to pay rent several 
months before school begins, as it is doubtful a place will be 
held for you until the fall It you decide to wait, keep in mind 
that demand grows as the fall approaches, so start looking as 
early as you can. 

Having your own transportation as a student will make 
your search a little easier. The farther away from Campus 
you can get. the more housing there will be available. Lanham. 
Laurel, and Bowie are all areas outside the standard com- 
muting radius to Campus which may yield housing should 
you have no luck in the immediate area 

What You're Likely to Find 

Apartment rental will depend on the number of bedrooms, 
facilities, location, etc. The best way to cut costs is to rent 
a two or three bedroom apartment and get roommates. 
This will usually put the per person rent at about $75.00 a 
month, which is the average To insure that everyone has a 
share of the responsibility for the apartment, all roommates 
should have their names on the lease 

If you're determined to live within walking distance to Cam- 
pus, you're more likely to find yourself in a room rather than 
an apartment. Probably the least appealing of all types of 
student housing, private rooms tend to be inconvenient and 
restrictive While you may find your landlord friendlier than in 
an apartment because you're likely to be living in a private 
home, you may have to adjust your life style to the people 
with whom you live 

Kitchen privileges are the most important concern when 
considering a room. You'll go broke if you eat out every 
night. Other things to look for are private entrance, must you 
be in by a particular time, restrictions on visitors, use of the 
telephone, etc 

Best Value 

Houses continue to be the best housing value in the area 
Rents for houses are comparable to apartment rates, but be- 
cause they are usually larger and more people can live com- 
fortably in a house, the per person rent is cheaper Attractive 
because of the absence of the many restrictions and hassles 
found in apartments, houses free you from worries over noise, 
neighbors, space, privacy, and are more convenient for keep- 
ing pets. However, the number of available houses is limited 
Students often pass their houses on to friends when they 
move, so it's sometimes difficult to get a house unless you 
know someone. The Takoma Park area has the highest 
concentration of students renting houses. Other likely places 
to look are the old residential areas of Riverdale, Bowie and 

Regardless of whether it's a house or an apartment, most 
student residences are furnished in a style reminisci^nt of 
"early poverty" laced at times with inspired genius. Used 
furniture is the order of the day, with the best purchases made 
from other students. W'lrth a try are the area thrift anr. junk 
shops, such as Goodwill and thf Salvation Army. 

Much of your furniture can i? made yourself Boc' ases, 
desks and tables are all easily < >nstructec from Cind 'ilock 
and plywood, which is not onk ;heaper more cor rtible 
as well Building supply stores .ill have all the necess .' raw 
materials, but you can save rr. ney by purchasing w! *. you 
need from a wre, king comj. .my, several .ire listed .1 the 
yellow pages. 


Like the commuter, the student living on-Campus can ex- 
pect diversity in accommodations as well Offering three very 
different types of living areas, the residence hall system has 
modem high rises, small home-like residences, and contem- 
porary modular apartments. Each offers an identity and life- 
style uniquely its own. 

New students cannot select where they would like to live 
on-Campus. All room assignments for new students are made 
at random, but once in the residence halls it's relatively easy 
to change halls. So, if you find residence hall life not to your 
liking, consider other types of dorms. While you may not be 
able to find what you're looking for in one, another may be 
just to your liking. 

Hill Area 

The oldest and most typically "Maryland" of the dor- 
mitories is the "Hill Area" Situated on the main part of Cam- 
pus, these are the most convenient of Maryland's housing 
units, with some students claiming they can make it from bed 
to class in five minutes. Since they are the oldest, their rooms 
tend to be smaller than in other residence areas, with some of 
the facilities suffering from the wear of years as well 

Housing usually about 100 people, their small size gives 
these dorms a definite home-like atmosphere. With this close 
personal atmosphere, in a short period of time you can get to 
know everyone, because these dorms breed an esprit-de- 
corps that's difficult to duplicate anywhere else on-Campus. 
On the "Hill" most social activities are organized by individual 
dorms, with a few warm weather outdoor concerts sponsored 
by the Hill Area Council in the spring 


The complex dorms are the high rises along the north edge 
of Campus. With 500 students in each dorm, the comrade- 
ship found on the Hill is difficult to achieve on a dorm-wide 
scale Most friendships will be developed on the floor or sec- 
tion in which you live 

In the center of each complex is a dining hall which serves 
not only food but also as a community center Serving as the 
hub for most activities in the complex, parties, films, crafts, 
programs, etc, are held there, providing one of the most com- 
prehensive social programs on-Campus. Some even have in- 
cluded self-service facilities, such as dark rooms and bike 
repair shops. 

More modem than the Hill dorms, the rooms are larger 
with better overall facilities. Small kitchens with top bumers 
and a !v5frigeraior are on every floor, but there is only one 
oven for the entire dorm. Vending and washing machines 
are in the basements, but change is always at a premium, 
so keep some on hand. 


Across Route 1. behind the Horseshoe is the newest addi- 
tion to the University's residence hall system. More like apart- 
ments than donm rooms, the Modular Units are fully carpeted, 
self-contained living units of four or six students. Each Mod 
comes with a completely equipped kitchen, including oven 
and living room fumiture that's as fun to play with as it is 
comfortable to sit in. 

Unlike the "Hill" or the "Complexes." where students dev- 
elop friendships around their building or floor partners, stu- 
dents here build relationships with roommates and the 
occupants of other mods. Social life centers around privately 
planned activities rather than the dorm or complex programs 
in the other areas. 

As a new student, there is almost no chance that you will 
be assigned to a mod. Understandably, there's a waiting list 
wilh vacancies filled on a first come — first serve basis. While 
the ii.-,t is long, it moves surprisingly fast, so it should take no 
more than a semester or two to move in. 

Greek Housing 

If you pledge a fraternity or sorority, you may sometimes 
get special permission to move from your dorm into a house 
To arrange this, work through your RA and the Director c ' 

Greek Affairs, 1211 Student Union. Altfiough houses differ as 
you can see during rush, they easily offer more in the way 
of physical accommodations than the dorms. Most impres- 
sive, though, is the cooking. Most houses have their own 
cook, and because the meals are prepared in smaller quanti- 
ties there is little chance you'll find yourself sneaking back to 
the dining halL 

Most attractive are the sorority houses; some might even 
call them plush. The living and dining room areas are taste- 
fully decorated with esthetic appointments not to be found 
in any other on-Campus housing facility. Rooms are usually 
doubles and are furnished by the house, but often personal 
furniture can be substituted Storage space not to be found in 
dorms, is also available Prices vary from house to house but 
will probably be more than resident life housing 

Fraternities are a little more like dorms. Furnishings are bet- 
ter than in the dorms, but as can be expected, they suffer from 
wear. Houses offer the same good food as sororities, as well 
as extras like fireplaces and dens. 

Unique to the ft-atemity houses is the room arrangements 
some houses have adopted While some houses have tradi 
tional living arrangements, with student rooms housing both 
beds and study areas, other houses have adopted a "dormer" 
system where all the beds are in one or two large rooms with 
other rooms serving as study dens. This kind of situation 
demonstrates a versatility the Greek houses have because of 
their smaller size 

Co-Ed Dorms 

There are also co-ed facilities, as well as dorms for men 
or women only. In co-ed dorms men and women live in 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 

Freshmen can select a caed dorm by checking the appro- 
priate box on the application. Available spaces are given to 
those who get their housing application in first Students 
under twenty-one must also get a parent's signature. 


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 can visit from 8:00 am. to mid 
night, 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 three fifths vote. 


The only storage available to you is your room. Closet 
space while adequate for most wardrobes, does not leave 
much for suit cases, boxes or rock collections. Possessions 
should be brought in disposable containers or something that 
can be returned home If that's impossible select containers 
that can be stored inside each other when empty, as some 
suitcases can, or double as furniture Foot lockers, for in 
stance make great tables. 


All dorm rooms come with a desk, chair, mirror, bed and 
dresser for each student Mods also have living and dining 
room fijmishings. Except for the mods, most dorm rooms do 
not have room for much else It's advisable not to hnng addi- 
tional furnishing until you see the size of your room 

A desk lamp is an essential, and as floors are 'i!. in both 
the "Hill" and Complexes, a rug is a good addition it again 
you should wait to see the size of your floor Altht i^h win- 
dows do have shades, for that extra touch of home get cur 


In all dorms are housing staff called Resident Assistants. 
RA's are probab'.', the most valuable, often untapr;ed re- 
source you will hi: !orm student They've been around 

awhile, so they're in tc with most of what's happening on- 
Campus. They can help you with registration, classes and ^ 
personal problems as well; if they can't help you, they know 
who can, 

R .As know a lot of people Their rooms are often meeting 
plates for a variety of people. Since they work for the Univer- 
sity, they have experience with the bureaucracy and are 
expert at cutting red tape. Use them. 


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 
regulations are noted in the contract handbook that you 
receive when you apply for housing. In case you sHll have 
quesfions — here are some you should know: 

No waterbeds 

No pets (even small ones) 

No hot plates 

Of course, laws regulating the possession of alcoholic 
beverages or drugs are the same as the laws of the State of 


Cooking is allowed in the dorms with specially-equipped 
kitchens. You may find things a little too cramped for regular 
use considering most kitchens are smaller than home and 
may serve 40 to 100 people. Hot plates are not permitted 
in your room because of inadequate wiring, but small refrig- 
erators, which can be rented through the Resident Life Office 
are allowed 

Changing Dorms 

You cannot make any room or dorm changes during the 
first three weeks of classes. After that period, working 
through your RA, you can make changes if you have sufficient 
reason. It is difficult to make changes during the fall semester ' 
because all rooms are occupied. Usually to make a room 
change at this time you must not only get approval, but 
must also find someone else to switch with you. Good Luck! 

Room changes are easiest made at the end of the semester 
when people are moving out Again, work through the RA 
of your dorm. It's especially important to get to know the RA 
of the dorm you want to move to because that's who makes 
midyear room assignments and fills vacancies. 


An optional linen service is offered through the Resident 
Life Office by the Gordon-Davis Linen Service. There are 
several plans to choose ft-om You should have received 
information about the service with your Resident Life infor- 
mation. If not, write 

Gordon-Davis Linen Service 

1620 N. 11th Street 

Philadelphia, Pa 19122 

All work and no play is enou jh to make anyone dull. So, 
when you start climbing the walls here are some suggestions 
for spending your leisure hours. 



There are two gall: s on Campus. One is located in the 
Fne Arts Building ai. . -ually features the work of prom- 
inent artists aud faculty -le other is the Punk Gallery, locat- 
ed in the FF temporary r ilding. Punk exhibits student work 
exclusively, a id while tf urroundin; s aren't very plush, the 
atmosphere n definitely idly. It's n( t unusual to be offered 
a iittle wine t r somethini : eat as you tour the exhibits. 


In Washington there are i number of fin,- galleries. The 
largest and best known is il.o National Gallen, of Art. Con 
stitution Avenue at 6th Ststet, N.W.. which offers a variety 
of exhibits from works of Viw great masters to contemporary 
classics such as Dali's "Las; Supper." Be sure to see the four 
works by Thomas Cole: that one exhibit is worth the trip into 
DC. by Itself. 

For sculpture, the Smithsonian collection is housed in the 
Hirshhom Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence 
and 8th Street, S.W. When the museum opens in October, 
the inaugural exhibit will include over 950 works, primarily 
from the mid-19th Century to the present Another Smith 
sonian gallery is the Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jef- 
ferson Drive, S.W. Here the emphasis is on ancient Oriental 
art, primarily from Japan and China In addition, the Freer 
has an American collection which includes the largest col 
lection of Whistlers in the world. 

Want more? If you'd like to get away from timeless classics, 
the ancient or the traditional, go to the Corcoran, 17th Street 
and New York Avenue, N.W. The specialty of the house is 
modem. But don't go on the weekends. There's an admis- 
sion charge. But on Tuesday and Wednesday it's free Then, 
to see where the inspiration for much of the mcxdem art came 
from go to the Gallery of African Art, 316 A Street N£. 
The museum is housed in the home of Frederick Douglass, 
which makes a trip there one of historical as well as artistic 

Two final suggestions are the Renwick. 17th Street & 
Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. which has a changing exhibit 
schedule, and the National Collection of Fine Arts and Por- 
trait Galleries, 8th & G Streets, N.W.. which specializes in 

Exhibit times at these galleries change with the season, 
and all have special exhibits. To keep track of these each gal- 
lery publishes a free monthly calendar. Send a post card to 
each one with your name and address, and you're assured 
mail for the whole year If you can't pull enough stamps ta 
gether, call Dial-a-Museum (737-8811) which will tell you 
what's going on in the five Smithsonian galleries. 


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


(See "Bicycles" under Transportation in the Offices and Serv 
ices section of this magazine) 


Almost all concerts (rock variety) are sponsored by the 
University Program Board. There are about six major con- 
certs a year featuring name performers (Pointer Sisters, Frank 
Zappa, etc.) with tickets averaging about $5.00. All ticket 
sales are through the Student Union Box Office and are lim- 
ited to Maryland students, although you may bring a guest 
Call UPB at 454-4546 for conce- 1 information. 

From time to time free concers are sponsored by student 
organizations. These usually feamre local bands outdojrs on 
the grassy areas around the dormitories. Keep an eye on the 
Diamondbacfc for these; they're usually scheduled whin the 
weather's warm and there's plerty of room to dance ' >r just 
sit back and listen to the music 

The National Park Service h ists a number of free < icerts 
in area parks both in town ar ' in Maryl. id. These ncerts 
are always on Saturdays anc vary frop-i local ban< in the 
smaller parks to one or tv. shows featuring m.;ior per- 
formers on the Washington Monument grounds. C..' Dial- 
a-Park at 426-697S for up-to-t le minute inf' miation 

Concerts of a non-rock na ure are held '.n-Cami. in the 

Tawes Fine Arts Theatre The University Symphony Orches- 
tra as well as visiting orchestras are featured. Tickets are usu- 
ally free with a University ID card and are available at the 
Tawes box office, 454-2201. You should get tickets early, 
however, as performances are often sold out 

In-town concerts are advertised in the amusements section 
of both Washington newspapers. Many Washington concert 
halls, such as Kennedy Center, offer a limited number of 
reduced price tickets to students. These tickets go very quick- 
ly, and you are usually required to pick up the tickets in per- 

Another way to save money on tickets is with a group dis- 
count Group requirements change from place to place but 
the number of people required may be as small as ten. Again, 
tickets purchased in this way must be arranged ahead of time 
but often you are allowed to make reservations and can 
transact most of the arrangements over the phone or through 
the mail. 


Like the wandering minstrels in old England, coffee houses 
come and go with little notice Every year, however, a number 
of them do get going so keep your eyes and ears open. Most 
successful are those that are organized through dormitories 
and the chapel, so a call there or to the Residence Hall Area 
Director's office should provide you with up-tadate informa- 



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

Company Cinematique (CO: The most interesting film 
program onCampus is Company Cinematique. Throughout 
the year a variety of programming is offered, including old 
classics, underground and experimental a few good modem 
films, and skin flicks (both good and bad) for added spice. 

Check the Diamondtmck on Thursday for CC ad. Be on 
the watch for the freebees offered from time to time through- 
out the year. Generally, even if you don't like the Cinema- 
tique film, you can't help but love the audience. 


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 prem- 
ier 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 mem- 
bers, featuring the works of great directors and artists, new 
film e.xperiments and showings of timeless classics. Student 
memberships 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 info 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 Smithsonian offers something of interest for every- 
one, including such wonders as the world's largest stuffed 
elephant, a life-size model of a whale moon rock, and the 
original teddy bear, plus about half a million other exhibits. 

The Smithsonian is open from 10 am. 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 special 
events, lectures, and activities, try Dial-a-Museum 737-8811. 


(camping, hiking, canoeing) 

It you'd rather take to the great outdoors with your leisure 
time you must get out of College Park and into other parts of 
Maryland or adjoining states. On-Campus, contact the Trail 

Club through Doug Gaum at 454-2088. They arrange trips 
throughout the year. Transportation is usually arranged and 
in some cases equipment can be provided Another off- 
Campus club which arranges outdoor activities is the Poto- 
mac Council of American Youth Hostels, 1520 16th Street. 
N.W.. Washington. D.C. 462-5780. Their trips range from 
one-day outings to a week or more. There's a charge for all 
trips which usually covers expenses and equipment rentals, 
but often it's no more than $1.00 or $1.50. 


See Intramurals in the Offices and Services section of this 

If you're into sports as a spectator, you've come to the right 
place. As a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the 
University fields varsity teams in football, basketball, la- 
crosse, soccer, swimming, baseball, wrestling, track and field, 
and tennis. Full-time students can attend all regularly 'sched 
uled home athletic events free of charge with your student 

Basketball tickets must be picked up in advance of home 
games. The pick-up schedule and policy is published in the 
Diamondback at the beginning of the season. When a big 
game comes along, get there early, as lines begin forming 
hours before the box office opens. 

Football fans should also plan to arrive early. Student 
seating mns from the 30 yard line to the end zone, so for 
good seats plan to arrive an hour and a half before game time. 

Call Cole Fieldhouse ticket office, 454-2121, for schedule 
and ticket information. 

Well worth noting and watching are some of the clubs 
which represent the University but are not part of the ath 
letic department Most notable of these is the rugby club 
whose late winter and early spring schedule runs through 
some of our worst weather, which seems to be just right for 
rugby. The games, which feature spectator parties on the side 
lines, are sometimes more fun to watch than they are to play 

The newest addition to Maryland's athletic clubs is the ice 
hockey team Although only in existence a few years, the 
team has matured quickly and provides all the action and 
excitement you would expect The home games are held in 
the Washington Coliseum Watch the Diamondback for 
the schedule. 

Also new to the sport scene is women's field hockey. As 
exciting as its ice bound counterpart field hockey is the major 
women's intercollegiate sport. Games are held on the field 
behind Preinkert Field House. 



The onCampus home for theatre is the Tawes Fine Arts 
Theatre. Four productions are offered annually with special 
seasonal presentations around Christmas. Tryouts for all 
productions are open to the public and are announced in 
the Diamondback. If your interest is only as a spectator, tick- 
ets are free with an I.D. card from the Tawes Box Office 

Also of interest is the smaller experimental stage located in 
the Fine Arts Building Mostly student productions are found 
here, and many are well worth seeing. Unfortunately, adver- 
tising for these performances is not as good so . )ii should 
keep in touch with the Drama Department (454 . 541) for 


The story with off-Campus theatre productions s much 
the same as it is with concerts. Consult the Wa iington 
newspapers for programs, and check for student . group 
discount tickets. 


There are a multitude of services available to students at 
College Park. Many of these services arc available directly 
on Campus, but those that are not are available in the immed- 
iate area These opportunities are here for you, so don't be 
afraid to use them. 


For abortion information and counseling, call the Women's 
Center or the Health Center. 

Women's Center 

1127 Student Union Building, 454-5411 

Health Center 

Campus Drive, 454-3444 

Volunteer women students, many of whom have had abor- 
tions, offer counseling, information, referrals, and appoint- 
ments for abortions. All clinics are thoroughly and contin- 
uously checked out before you are referred If you need in- 
formation or have questions, call or come in. Counseling is 
free with no obligatioa 

Other Services 

Planned Parenthood 5101 Pierce Avenue, College Park 
345-5252, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m, Monday-Friday 
Planned Parenthood 11141 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton 
Abortion Alternatives: 

Birthright 3rd Floor, Student Union— 454-5416 


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

See the Dean of your college or the head of your depart- 
ment for further advising 


All academic rules and regulations along with degree 
requirements for all undergraduate programs are published 
in the Undergraduate Catalog. Also, this information can be 
obtained from the Dean of your college, head of your depart- 
ment or the General Undergraduate Advisement Office 


Audiovisual Services, Room 1, Annapolis Hall, 454-3549. 

There is no rental fee but students must present a letter 
from a University faculty or staff member assuming respon- 
sibility for the borrowed equipment Quantities are Imited 
so it is advisable to reserve equipment in advance 


General University Bills 

Bills are to be paid to the Division of Business Services, 
South Administration Building Cash transactions are 
handled at the Cashier's Windcv, Main Lobby, South Admin- 
istration Building, 9:00 am.-3:30 p.m, Monday-Friday. Checks 
or money orders should be made out to the University of 

Housing Bills 

Office of Resident life, 3rd Floor, North Administration 
Building. 454 2711 
Food Service Pills 

Food Servi. e. New , ;.! \rea Dining Hall. 454-2903 


The most Lconomica .ay to either buy or sell books is 
directly to someone el ■ People with books to sell post 
notices on bulletin boarc hroughout the Campus during the 
fi ;t weeks or class or at ; end of the semester 

Alpha Phi Omega ' Jsed Boo ctorc. 
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 pnces. All APO profits go to charity. 
The APO Bookstore clianges every year so watch the 
Diamondback for location 
UMporium, Basement, Student Union 

Open Monday Friday 8 30 am. to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday and 
Wednesday, open until 6;30 p.m. Special hours during regis- 

Maryland Book Exchange 

Comer of College Avenue and Route 1, College Park. Open 
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 
am. to 5:00 p.m 

Both the UMporium and the Book Exchange have ex- 
tended hours during the first week of class. 


Mctrobus, 832-4300 

Schedules may be obtained at the Student Union Informa- 
tion Desk. 

Greyhound, 927-6800 
Trailways. 737-5800 

Campus Shuttle Bus 

A free shuttle bus, operated by the Office of Commuter 
Affairs, provides inter-campus transportation within the Uni 

Shuttle Schedule: 

Sept, Feb.-May 7:00 p.m.-l:00 am 
October-January 5:00 p m.-lOO am 

Buses run seven days a week. 

Complex Express: A special express bus runs from the 
complex dorms, stopping at Elkton, La Plata and Cambridge 
i^Halls directly to College Park via the Student Union and 
Undergrad Library. 

For more information on bus schedules and services, con- 
tact the Office of Commuter Affairs, 1211H Student Union, 


.A free computerized car pool service is offered by the 
Office of Commuter Affairs. Special car pool forms are avail 
able in their office, 1211H Student Union. Your class schedule 
will be matched with other students living in your area and 
their names and addresses will be sent to you about one week 
after returning your form. Call 454-5231 for details. 


Basement, Cumberland Hall 
Cambridge Complex, 454-2813 

Career planning should begin as early in your academic 
caitt«r as possible. Even if you haven't chosen a major, you 
can still begin thinking of the various career opportunities 
open and of interest to you. Your chances at a good job 
after graduation often depends on your academic preparation 
during college. Early planning gives you a chance for this 
proper preparation and examination of future career possi- 

To assist you in career planning the Career Development 
Center has a number of services available to you. 

Career Library 

In the Center's career Library are publications and liter 
ature on hundreds of career possibilities Included in the li- 
brary is recruitment literature 'or many n itional and :• gional 
companies as well as informal on on federal and stat' ovem- 
mcnt employment Referen. ? materia' on gradi ie and 
professional schools andove' easjobs i-- alsoavaila .e. 

Credentials ScrviC' 

Education majors should 'ake advantage of thi- service 
which sends copies of yoi;: academic i cord an : :hosen 
recommendation; to interested employers Listings vacan- 

cies in secondary schools, colleges and universities and other 
interest-related positions are kept on file 

Group Programs 

Throughout the year the Center offers a number of special 
programs to give students information on particular job or 
career related topics such as summer job hunting, resume 
writing and govemment jobs. A phone call to the Center will 
tell what's scheduled for the coming montK 


From late October to early April a number of on-Campus 
interviews are held in the Career Development Center Call 
the Center for the recruiting schedule and to arrange appoint- 

Summer Jobs 

The Center maintains a limited list of summer jobs avail- 
able. You should check with them during the eariy winter 
months about summer employment; most jobs are filled by 

Personal Counseling 

You can make an appointment to talk with a career ad- 
visor at any time either by calling the Career Development 
Center or through the office of your academic division. The 
counselors are friendly, knowledgeable and will go out of their 
way to help you. If you're undecided about your future plans, 
you may find an appointment with a counselor particularly 


The University hosts over 150 student clubs and organiza- 
tions. Spanning the scope of almost every conceivable inter- 
est and past time Those clubs which are involved in sporting 
activities often offer special discount rates on equipment 
rentals and purchases as well as offering the opportunities 
for inter-collegiate competition. An up-to-date list of student 
clubs and organizations along with information on who to 
contact is available from the Student Union Information 
Desk, Union Lobby. 454-2801. 

Professional clubs and honoraries can best be contacted 
through academic departments (History department for the 
history club, etc.). 


1211 Student Union, 454-2801 

Opportunities for students to volunteer for community 
service programs is available through the Community Service 
Office, 454-2827. Offering a very flexible program which al- 
lows you to fit your volunteer activities into any schedule, 
the office also can provide transportation to most volunteer 

A.-.ide from its efforts to provide students for community 
service projects, the Office also tries to match your profes- 
sional interests and abilities with the programs it has avail- 
able College work experience in a professional field can often 
help in getting a job after graduation so if you're interested 
in putting what you're taught in the class into work, contact 


See Office of Commuter Affairs 


Montgomery County Office of Consumer Affairs 

24 South Pen^ Street 

Rockville, Maryland 20850, 34ai010 

Prince George's County Consumer Protection Commis- 
sion, Prince George's County Courthouse, 627-3000 
Ext 561 or 562 

DC. Office of Consumer Affairs 

1407 L Street NW, Washington, DC, 629-2618 

Consumer Protection Center 

714 21st Street N.W, Washington, DC, 362-HELP. Staffed 
by G.W. law students; quite expert takes complaints from 
all over the area 

MaryPIRG (Maryland Public Interest Research Group). 
Room 0137 Armory Campus, 454 5325. Student group 
which will refer consumer complaints to the appropriate 


Health Center, Campus Drive, Ext 3444 
Women's Center, 1127 Student Union, 454-4289 
Planned Parenthood, 344 West University Boulevard, 
Silver Spring, Md 5930800. Open: Monday-Friday 9 
am. to 4 p.m. 
Planned Parenthood, 5101 Pierce Avenue, College Park, 
Maryland 345-5252. Open: Thursday, 12:30 p.m. 4:00 
Contraception literature may be picked up at both the 
Health Center and the Women's Center The Birth Control 
Handbook, distributed by the Women's Center, is an espec- 
ially good publication. 


Shoemaker Building. 454-2931 
Open: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am.-9:00 p.m. 
Friday: LOO p.m.-4:30 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 receptionist will arrange for a brief conference with a 
counselor, so that any questions can be answered conceming 
the programs offered 

The Occupational Information Library, located in the Cen- 
ter'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 comprehension, studying effectively for exams, 
taking lecture notes, and other skills. Special workshops and 
some courses are offered If you are interested in any of these 
services, see the RSSL Receptionist, Room 203. Shoemaker 

The Counseling Center also sponsors a research program 
dealing with student opinions and characteristics and cam- 
pus issues. 


Judiciary Office, Room 2118 North Administration Build 
ing, 454-2927 


Full-day and part-time day care facilities are available on a 
limited basis to all students, staff (University employees) 
and faculty. Fees for the day care services are based on a 
sliding scale depending on total annual income. 

Growing Together has two locations, one in Seabrook and 
the other in Greenbelt Free bus transportation is available to 
both centers from the University, leaving at 7:30 am. and 
returning children at 4:00 p.m. 

Applications are accepted at any time. For applications or 
more information contact Ms. Bea Youngblood, 1211 Student 
Union Building, 454-2827, 8:30 am. to 4:30 p.m. 


For counseling or assistance for drug-related problems, 
call or visit 
Counseling Center, Shoemaker Building, 454-2931 
Health Center, Campus Drive, 454-3444 
HELP Center, CanVoridQe D Lobby, 454-HELP 


Photographic and Film Services, Basement Ai apolis 

Hall, 454 3911 (offset printing) 
Sign Shop, 0106 Student Union Building, 454-280i offset, 

mimeo, ditto, Xerox) 
Xerox machines are located in all University libraries. 



Ambulance, Ext 3333 

Fire Ext 3333 

HELP Center, Ext 4357 

Infirmary, Ext 3445 

Women's Crisis Hotline. Ext 4617 

Police, Ext 3555 

Prince Georges County 

Ambulance 911 
Fire 911 

Police 911 

Montgomery County 

Ambulance 424-3111 
Fire 424-3111 

Police 762-1000 


Office of Student Aid, Room 2130 North Administration 
Building, 454-3048 

Career Development Center, Basement Cumberland 
Hall, 454-2813 

Maryland State Employment Offices 

4316 Fan-agut Road, Hyattsville, 864-2100 

11262 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, 949-5300 

5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville, 949-5300 

The Office of Commuter Affairs maintains a list of part- 
time jobs on the bulletin board outside its office, 1211H Stud- 
ent Union. Jobs change frequently, so keep checking it 


Room 2130 North Administration Building, Scholarships 

and Grants, 454-3047 
Loans, 454-3047 
Part-time Employment 454-3048 
See "Financing an Education" in this handbook. 


Food Service 

New Hill Area Dining Hall, 454-2901 

The Food Service offers a choice of three board plans; 
seven-day, five-day, and the any 10-meal plaa The seven-day 
plan offers allows you to eat each of the twenty meals offered 
each week. For the student who isn't on-Campus over the 
weekends a fifteen-meal Monday-Friday option is also avail- 
able. A third option offers the most flexibility, giving the stu- 
dent the choice of any ten weekly meals, including week- 
ends. Prices for the meal plans have not been determined 
as of this writing, but you can get complete information 
from the Food Service. 

Board plans are available to all students, both dorm resi- 
dents and commuters. Food contracts are for one year but 
payment is divided by semester. Once on board you can eat 
in any of the contract dining halls on-Campus. Also, once in 
a dining hall, you can go back for as many helpings as you 

Menus offer a choice of three entrees, one always a diet or 
health food item. There is always a minimum of four selec- 
tions of salads and desserts. Throughout the year a series of 
special events are scheduled including outdoor barbecues, 
dinner-dances, and dinner-theatres at no extra charge. 

Cash Lines 

The Food Service also operates cash cafeterias in the New 
Hill Area Dining Hall and the Cambridge Area Community 
Center Open to anyone', the cash lines offer the same food 
a' in the din; ig halK although some specialities such as 
I de-to-ordei sandwi i ' ar is also available. You can buy 
ci. nplete meai-. snacks a :i "all-you-can-eat" dinners. 

.'Another fo< >d option to buy a dining hall guest meal 
ticl-et Ticket- are avail. .? at the checkers' booth in any 
contract dinir ) halL The 'es are $1.00 for breakfast $1.75 
fc lunch and Jinner, $2.C 

Vending Machines 

When you're really in a iiurry, there arc vi'ii > -g machines 
located all over the Campus. Vending rooms \r, the Student 
Union, Francis Scott Key and Skinner provide everything you 
need from soup and sandv-iches to dessert y. ith push button 
convenience, including microwave ovens to warm up what 
ever you buy. 

In Tydings Hall, the Education Building. Cole Kieldhouse, 
the Armory, and most high rise dorms there are machines 
that offer light snacks, drinks and ice creara 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 snack. 

Hillel House 

7505 \'ale 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 Sat 
urday 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 Hiller is a very special time. Everyone eats to- 
gether and then joins for services. Dress is more formal and 
the atmosphere is very traditional 

Food Stamps 

(See Financial Aid section of this handbook) 


The Greek System at the University is composed ot 24 
social fraternities. It is the object of the system to encourage 
individual members in the development of maturity, academic 
and intellectual potential as well as leadership ability. 

Each fraternity is different so the best way to consider 
pledging a fraternity is to visit the fraternity houses and talk 
to brothers of each house. The primary 'rush" period is the 
first week of class. Throughout that week parties and open 
houses are given to encourage students to come to the 
houses to see what the Greek System and individual frater- 
nities have to offer. The atmosphere is friendly and casual 
with no obligations attached to either attending the open 
houses or parties. 

While the beginning of each semester is probably the 
easiest and most convenient way to investigate University 
fraternities, this can really be done at any time Simply talk to 
the President or Rush Chairman of the houses you are in 
terested in. and they will help you from there. 

For questions about rush or anything else concerning 
Maryland's Greek System you can also contact Dr. Drury 
Bagwell Director of Greek Affairs. Rm. 1211G. Student Union. 


Alpha Epsilon Pi =13 Fratemitv Row. 277-9819 
Alpha Gamma Rho. 7511 Princeton Avenue. <527-9831 
Alpha Tau Omega. 46U Colle e Avenue. 927 9769 
Delta Sigma Phi 4300 Knox 1 oad, 927-9770 
Delta Tau Delta. »3 Fratemiti. ^ow. 864 9780 
Delta Upsilon, 4017 Beechwc- >d Rd, 277 8120 
Kappa Alpha, #1 Fraternity R iv. 864-9846 
Lambda Chi Alpha. =6 Fratc iity Row. "527-9778 
Phi Delta Theta. 4605 Colle Avenue. 027-9884 
Phi Epsilon Pi 4613 College avenue 77^' 3750 
Phi Kappa Sigma. #5 Frater ty Row. 8l+9828 
Phi Kappa Tau 7404 Hopl iS Avenue. 864-9886 
Phi Sigma Delta. «14 Frater ty Row. 927 9557 
Phi Sigma Kappa. «7 Fratc ty Row, 77" 1602 
Phi Kappa Alp^i. 4340 K < Road. 779 SOI 
Sigma Alpha E silon, #4 : .temityRou 79-977 

Sigma Alpha Mu, n2 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 Delta Phi 4221-C Knox Road. 927-5848 
Tau Epsilon Phi 4607 Knox Road. 864-9513 
Theta Chi 7401 Princeton Avenue. 927-9525 
Delta Upsilon 
Omega Psi Phi 
Phi Beta Sigma 

These fratemities do not have housing For further in- 
formation contact the Greek Affairs Office on 454-2736. 


Free University. HELP Center. 4544357 

A series of free unstructured, non-credit classes is offered 
by the HELP Center. Course offerings range from philosophy 
to photography including subjects of academic interest as 
well as a large number of skills classes. For more information 
about course offerings or how you can teach a class, call the 
HELP Center. 

Washington Area Free University. 1724 20th Street. N W, 

Washington. D.C. 387-5437 

Same as the HELP Center's Free University except a larger 
number and greater variety of courses are offered 



For your duffing pleasure, the University operates a 
eighteen-hole. par 71 golf course Located across University 
Boulevard the course offers everything you would expect 
from a private course except a nineteenth hole. Green fees are 
$2.00. but bring your own dubs because rentals are limited 

In addition to the golf course, a driving range and putting 
green are also available Both of these, open only during the 
Spring and Summer, offer the same bargain prices. 


Office of Greek Affairs. 1211G Student Union. 454-2736. 
Dr. Drury Bagwell. Director 

The Office of Greek Affairs serves as advisor for the frater- 
nities and sororities on-Campus. Questions concerning Greek 
activities or Greek life at the University of Maryland should be 
directed to this office 


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

The Health Center is open to all full-time graduate and un- 
dergraduate students. It provides emergency medical services 
such as X-rays and some laboratory procedures including 
pregnancy testing For routine health care you will either be 
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 information is also available there 

As in seeing any physician, you may encounter a wait at 
the Health Center, You can avoid any inconvenience 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 seea You can then leave 
conduct your business, and return later for your visit 

At the Health Center you will be asked to fill out a slip of 
paper indicating why you wish to see a physician. If your visit 
involves what you consider 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 am to 11 arru Sundays and holidays 10 
a.m. to 11 am. 

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

During extended school vacation periods for emergency 
cases occurring on Campus, call the Campus Police at 454 


A student health insurance policy is available at nominal 
cost. For more information, contact the Health Center, 454- 
3444. All University students are encouraged to carry health 


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 everv day to deal with problems ranging from 
overdose of drugs, request for abortion information, homch 
sexuality and suicide threats, to those involving loneliness, 
academic and personal frustration, and family or friends. 

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 contact a 
professional specialist, and in that case they will refer you to 
a counselor, doctor, lawyer, or someone else in the com 
munity who has the expertise to deal properiy with your con- 


For information concerning Honors courses or the Honors 
Program, consult the Honors Office 1102 Francis Scott Key 
Hall. 454-2532. 


Montgomery County, 449-6603 
Prince Georges County, 854-7271 
University of Maryland HELP Center, 454-4357 
Women's Crisis Hotline, 454-4616 


Room 1112, Main Administration Building, 454-4124. 

The Human Relations Office is responsible for the develop- 
ment, design and implementation of the Campus Affirmative 
Action Plan. In order to provide a channel of communication 
to this office, a network of departmental representatives 
(Equal Education and Employment Offices) elected in each 
department is charged with the responsibility of recom 
mending departmental action in keeping with the Campus af- 
firmative action goals, assisting students and employees who 
wish to express a grievance and with serving as informal 


A replacement for a lost University of Maryland I.D. card 
may be obtained for $3.00 in Room 1130 North Administra 
tion Building Call 454-2734/2735. 


Campus Directory Assistance, 454-3311 
Dialan Event, 454-4321 


2130D North Administration Building 

The Office provides a variety of services desigr:f i to facili- 
tate transition to the American way of life so that : gn stu 
dents and exchange facult.j will derive the maximi. lenefit 
from their stay in the United States. In addition to ac 'ng on 
the academic admission of foreign applicants and i tawing 
English proficiency, financial and visa status, this c ■ pro- 
vides the following services to foreign students, and v. re ap- 
propriate to visiting faculty members: on their arr; on- 

Campus. it coordinates host family reception for those who 
have not yet established a permanent address, assists them 
in finding suitable living accommodations, and conducts a 
two day orientation program 

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



Office of Intramural Director, 1104 Armory, 454-3124 
The Men's Intramural Department provides competition in 
touch football, 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, badminton, table tennis, volleyball, softbalL and 
track during the spring months. 


Women's Recreation Association, Women's Physical 
Education Department, Preinkert Fieldhousc, ExL 2626. 

The Women's Recreation Association is a student organi- 
zation which plans and sponsors many recreational sports 
activities. It is designed to meet your interests and is dedicat- 
ed to making your college years more enjoyable 

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 organizatioa Even though WRA is large in 
terms of membership, numbers of activities and participatioa 
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 others. 

WRA Schedule for intramurals, interest groups and 
affiliated clubs: Fall — Bowling, tennis singles, badminton 
doubles, swimming marathon. Hockey team, judo, horseback 
riding, volleyball team Aqualiners, fencing 

Winter — Swimming meet basketball, 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, 

For a complete set of intramural eligibility regulations, 
contact the Intramural Office. 


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 educa- 
tional and preventive. The staff attempts to provide leader- 
ship for the overall program by advising and directing the ef- 
forts of students, faculty, and administration in disciplinary 

Their main functions are processing reports and corres- 
pondence which deal with disciplinary matters, interviewing 
and counseling students involved in disciplinary situations, 
scheduling and coor.Jinating the activities of the various 
judicial boards, revieuing and/or approving the recom- 
mendations of these boards, and maintaining a central file 
of student disciplinary rt rords. 

The student judicial boards which function under the juris 
diction of the Judiciary Cjffice are the following 

The Central Studen; Judicial Board handles Student 
Government Association cases and cases involving viola- 
tions of Univi>rsity reo.lations by campus student organi- 

The Campus Judicial Board handles cases involving 
violations of University ri:HLilations by individuals or groups 
of individuals. 

The Studen 1 Traffic Bud handles cases involving viola- 
tic os of Cam; IS traffic a j parking regulations or misuse of 
au .mobiles a id other vei :ic ?s on the University Campus. 

The Traffic Appeals Bo-.rd is a subdiyi--' "t nf the Student 
Traffic Board which specific illy handles trat:. ket appeals. 

The Residence Area Judicial Boards handles most cases 
involving violations of University regulations commited by in- 
dividual residents or groups of residents in the residence 

In addition, the Judiciary Office lends assistance to and 
promotes intercommunications among other individuals and 
University offices concerned with student misconduct, 
concerned with student misconduct 

Disciplinary cases involving academic dishonesty typically 
are processed by the academic dean of the college in which 
the student is enrolled Whatever the disciplinary sanctions 
imposed as a result of these procedures, a record of the action 
taken is maintained by the Judiciary Office 


Prince George's County Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral 
Service, 5102 Rhode Island Avenue Hyattsville Md, 277- 
1180. Open: Weekdays 9 am. to 3 p.m. Many students can 
qualify for free legal aid on the basis of income For those who 
don't, the office can refer them to a feecharging lawyer, initial 
halfhour consultation is $15.00. 

Montgomery County Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral Ser 
vice 27 West Jefferson Street, Rockville Md 20850, 762- 
5242. Similar to Prince George's County Service 

DC. Lawyer Referral Service 1819 K Street, NW. 
Washington, DC. 223-1484. (This is only lawyer referral with 
the $15.00 fee not legal aid for the indigent). 

DC. Legal Aid 666 11th Street, N.W, Washington, DC, 

Campus Rights Committee 1119 Student Union, Campus, 
454-4959 Provides legal information and referrals for most 
legal problems. They are particularly helpful with legal or 
disciplinary problems involving the University, 
plinary problems involving the University. 

American Civil Liberties Union, Prince George's County, 
431-6835; 772-68'71, will take cases in denial of constitutional 
rights and civil liberties. Will also refer to lawyers. 

Drug Offenders Rights Committee 1724 20th Street, N.W., 
Washington, DC. 244-6688. Legal help on dope busts only. 


There are five libraries on Campus, and they all provide ex- 
cellent 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 

Architecture Library, Room 1102 
Architecture Bldg. 4544316 

Monday — Thursday 8;30 am-lO p.ra 

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

Saturday 11 am. 4 p.m. 

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

Architecture offers plenty of light ivith comfortable sur- 
roundings. The interior design is refreshing and a welcome 
change of pace from the rest of the University. This library of 
fers an outstanding collection of foreign language magazines 
on-Campus. Although the collection is limited to architecture 
and design periodicals, it is still wo^h looking at. 
Chemistry Library, Re m 1325 
Chemistry Bldg, 454-261C 

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

Saturday 9 am.-5 p nx 

Sunday 2 p.m.lO p.m. 

The reading selection is lin :ed to chemistry, bu; vou'll 
find the room with fev. distrac ons. It's the place for :lie no- 
nonsense serious student 

Engineeri4ig and Ph iical Sciences 
Library, Room 1300 ^ ith building 

Monday- Thursday 8 ara-2 ra 
Friday & Saturday 8 am i Jnight 
Sunday 1 p.m. r-idnight 

The largest of the specialized libraries, its reading material 
is also technical. But you'll find it a good place to go, especi- 
ally if you are walking to or from lots 4, 7, or 11. 
McKeldin Library, West end of Mall 

Monday-Friday 8 am.-midnight 

Saturday 9 am.-5 p.m. 

Sunday 1 p.m.-midnight 

McKeldin was once the only full-service library on-Campus. 
It contains many small study alcoves located on the mez- 
zanine level of each floor. Desks and cfiairs are plentiful in 
the stacks sections where books are shelved Although its 
resources are designed primarily for graduate students, under- 
grads 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 references are shelved in 
these rooms. The reading rooms offer plenty of table and 
chairs, but if it's crowded you may find the coughing, moving 
chairs and loud whispering somewhat distracting 

If you require concentration, try the Maryland Room on the 
fourth floor 

Undergraduate Library (UGL), 

Adjoining Campus Drive, 4544737 

Monday-Friday 8 am.-midnight 

Saturday 9 am.-5 p.m. 

Sunday 1 p.m.-midnight 

The Reserve Book Room is open 24 hours a day. 

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 traditionalist 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 selection, the UGL probably 
has what you're Icxjking for and it's easier to find 

For music while you study, check out the Non-Print Media 
Lab. It contains 200 cassette tape players with stereo head- 
phones and a selection of music for any taste There are also 
wireless audio headset? 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 spankers with 400 watts of power 

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


Office of Student Aid Room 2130 North Administration 
Building 454-3046 


Scattered through class buildings are a number of com- 
mons 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 on 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 ia No one can tell your 
major by looking at you and there are never hassles in using 
any of the student lounges. 

Four of the most comfortable lounges are around the mall 
area they'll provide a good escape fi-om the crowded cor- 

Room 0205 Foreign Language Bldg 

Room 2103 Tvdings Hall 

Room 1102 Taliaferro Hall 

Room 0120 Skinner Bldg. 


Although not a great place to study, the coffee shop in the 
Architecture Building (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 comfortable lounges. For an 
up-dated list of lounges, visit the Commuter Affairs Office 
1211H Student Unioa 



Campus, ExL 3333 

D.C., 882-3307 

P.O. County, 736-8211 

Montgomery County, 424-3111 


Leland Memorial, 864-1200 
Prince Georges General 341-3300 
Campus Infirmary. ExL 3444 

Free Clinic 

(Free Clinic hours and services are subject to change with- 
out notice It is advisable to call before going) 

Bashe Memorial Free Clinic 
St. John's Episcopal Church 
6701 Wisconsin Avenue 
Chevy Chase Maryland, 656-3222 

Laurel Free Clinic Bowie Road at Route 129, 
Laurel, Maryland 725-1495 

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 

207 Maryland Avenue Rockville Maryland 
Open; Monday-Wednesday 615 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Washington Free Clinic, 1556 Wisconsin Avenue 

N.W, Washington, D.C. 965-5476 
Open; Monday-Friday 6;30 p.m. 
Wednesday-Women's services only 
Saturday-l p.m. to 3 p.m. Gay men's V.D. clinic 


"Gulch" area, 454-5648 

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 com- 

Nyumburu has successfully supported literary workshops 
and publications, dramatic presentations, series of visiting 
artists, and a wide variety of programs reflecting the modem 
Black experience 


Off-Campus Housino Office 1211 Studei , Union, 

The office maintains lists of furnished and nc^ •■ mished 
houses, apartments and rooms in the area Listin hang< 
frequently so keep checking if nothing acceptable i.- ' und at 
first While there are a large number of listings, the', -^o not 
represent all of the available vacencies so be prepared to 
look elsewhere as well 


All University offices keep regular hourb. 8:30 am. to 4:30 
pm. 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. 


1211 Student Union 


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 interactioa 

Off-Campus Housing 

Limited off-Campus housing exists in the immediate 
vicinity of the University. Very few apartment complexes 
cater specifically to students. 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 Sur- 
vival Tips booklet, available at the off-Campus Flousing 
Office Room 1211 H Student Union; phone 454-3645. 

Greek Affairs Office 

The Greek System offers involvement in Campus life 
ranging from the Dance Marathon which raises money for 
Muscular Dystrophy, to the exciting and fun contests of 
Greek Week 

For more information, visit the Office of Greek Affairs 
located in Room 1211 G of the Student Union, or call us at 

Car Pool 

We assist students in matching schedules within geo- 
graphic 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 throughout Campus. For more information, 
contact the Office of Commuter Affairs, Room 1211 H 
Student Union; phone 454-5274. 

Shuttle Bus 

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


3151 Undergraduate Library 


OMSE was estaf ished to serve the needs and interests 
of the minority stud' iL Then' are three main areas of focus 
for the office recruitrijent, rett'ition, and graduation of mino- 
rity students. Each ot the fivt program areas for which the 
office is responsible i: .nvolvec specifically with one or all of 
the three areas of focu; 

Intensive EduCctione ° Development 

2115 North Adminis- itionBi ding 


Tlie 1E.D. program jnctions to provide academic and 
counseling services tc its student participants who need 
additional support in lOse areas in order to successfully 
rompete with other :■ ut ants at the University LE.D. also 
i'Xjrdinates liiiancial aii for its students, and serves as a 
gtneral chanr:il through lich its students may receive other 
' 'Vices and . ^sistance f ;n the University. 

'articipat; j student vho find that they need some 
1 )ring or ecial coui , ing at any time during the year 
r ; take ad ntageoft! ^ special LED. service;. 


Cultural Study Center 

0126 Shoemaker Building 


The Cultural Study Center conducts research and 
collects data on the characteristics of minority students at the 
University. By providing OMSE with information on the 
status and progress of minority students new programs and 
services can be developed to fit the needs of minority 

Equal Opportunity Recruitment 

0126 North Administration Building 


E.O.RP. is responsible for recruiting minority students 
to the University of Maryland The recruiter staff visits high 
schools throughout the state in an effort to bring a balanced 
geographic representation of minority students to College 

Nyumburu Community Center 

Building CC 


Nyumburu (freedom house) focuses on the cultural aspects 
of the Black experience, not only as it exists in the United 
States, but in the Caribbean and Africa as well Seminars and 
workshops in poetry, art music drama, dance creative writ- 
ing, and literature are offered at Nyumburu as well as op- 
portunities to participate in a wide range of student club 

Upward Bound 

The Upward Bound program at College Park is part of a 
national network of Upward Bound Programs that work 
to prepare high school juniors and seniors for.the college ex- 
perience Upward Bound provides its students with assis- 
tance in academic subjects, counseling as well as tutorial and 
study skills. 


If you insist on parking in areas other than your assigned 
parking space sooner or later you're bound to get ticketed 
Many students make the mistake of throwing the tickets 
away and forgetting them, but parking fines, like all bills in- 
curred at the University, 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 be caught then. Just rem- 
ember, you may forget the tickets, but the computer won't. 

If you're smart, you'll avoid the added late fine and possibly 
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 
Maryland 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: 

— If you are going to appeal ticket, you must do sc> within 
10 calendar days of the violatic 

— Go to the appeals tablt outside the Judiciary Office, 
2118 North Administration Bu -ding, and fill out an appeal slip 
and select a date 

— When the date comes u go to the hearing and tell the 
board your story. 

The Traffic Board is made p of students, like yourself, and 
they understand the kinds r ,ituations that get many people 
tickets. About 5% of all^p iing tickets were ap.ealed last 
year with 70% of those beii voided or reduced If vou believe 
you have a good reason '' parking where you did when 
ticketed you should appea \t worst, the Board can nly turr 
you down. They - an't incrc e your fine 


U.S. Post Office 4815 Calvert Road, College Park, Mary- 
land 864-3264. 

Student Union Postage Machines, UMporium Lobby. 

University Post Office General Services Building, Ext 

Delivers Campus mail fi-om 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 hee for Students. 

The Help Center, Cambridge "D" Lobby, Ext. 4357 

Prince Georges County Health Department, Cheverly, 

Maryland 773-1400 

Oipen Weekdays fi-om 9 am. to 5 p.m. Service is free 
Planned Parenthood — Any Planned Parenthood will per 

form pregnancy tests, (see addresses under "Contraception") 


Publications Office Second Floor, Main Administration 
Building 454-3327 


2201 Shoemaker Building 


Offering a wide array of study skill instructions, RSSL is 
perhaps one of the most useful services offered on-Campus. 
Available free for the asking is training in effective reading 
(speed and comprehension); writing skills (writing grammar, 
spelling, vocabulary building); plus tips on exam preparation, 
how to listen and taking notes. Most of these courses are pre 
programmed so you can take them at your own pace and fit 
them within your own schedule limitations. 

If you are unsure as to which services you can use just ask 
to talk to a counselor You'll find the staff friendly and very 
helphil, and there's never any obligation. 

Don't make the mistake of thinking that you must have 
learning problems to use RSSL The sessions on note taking 
listening and exam skills can give you the experience of a 
senior while still in your freshman year, so look into it 


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


Worship Services 


University Baptist Church, 3515 Campus Drive 422-1430 

ILOO am.-Sunday 

7O0 p.m.-Sunday 
West Chapel 
10:00 am. Holy Communion 

Mon., Wed. Fri. 

Noon Holy Communion 
Hillel House 7505 Yale Avenue 779-7370 

Daily Service Monday-Friday 

6:30 p.m. Friday 

9:30 am. Saturday 
Call for schedule information Holiday Service 
Hope Church, Knox and Guilford Road, 927-5508 


8:45 am. Holy Communion 

ILOO .".ru Holy Communion 


Wednesday- West Chapel 

noon Holy Communion 
Roman Catholic 

Catholic Student Center, Guilford Dr. and Knox Rd. 864- 

Saturday Masses 

600 p.m. Student Center 

Sunday Masses 

IQOO am. Student Center 

10:45 ara La Plata Basement 

12:45 p.m. West Chapel 

Weekday Masses 

12 noon East Chapel 

5:00 p.m West Chapel 

Holy Days 

11:00 am East Chapel 
12<X) noon East Chapel 
4:00 p.m East Chapel 
5:00 p.m East Chapel 

Confession Schedule 
Monday — Friday 
1L15 amlL45 am. West Chapel 

5:30 p.m-6O0 p.m Student Center 
United Campus Christian Fellowship 
Sunday Worship 
1100 East Chapel 
Study Groups To be announced 



Joe Smith 

Chapel Room #6 

4544604, 5931089 

Wofford Smith 

Robert T. Gribbon 

Chapel Room 239 


Beth Platz 

Theodore Caspar 

Chapel Room 251 


Meyer Green berg 

Hillel House 

Maximos Moses 

Chapel Room 251 

Roman Catholic 

William Kane 

James Down 

Joseph Lydon 

Catholic Student Center 

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

Lois Morris 

Chapel Room 255 

Black Ministries- 

(Chaplain to be called) 

Chapel Room 235 

Christian Science 
Ms. Gloria Douglas 
Chapel Room 23 

Church of Christ 
The Rev. J.P. Tines 
Chapel Room 257 


Career Development Center, Basement of Cumberland 
HalL 454-2813. 


Center of Adult Education, Mr. Richard Stottler, 454-2325. 
On-Campus, Academic Buildings, Mrs Mary Patterson, 
Scheduling Office North Administration Building, 

OnCampus, Non-Academic Buildings, Mrs. Corrine Arm- 
strong. 001 Terrapin Hall. 4544409. 
Student Union, Ms. Jan Bigart, 0219 Student Union, 


Office of Student Aid Room 229, North Administration 
Building, 454-3046. 


As part of the Greek System at the University of Maryland 
the Campus offers 21 social sororities. Each is unique with 
few generalizations holding true for the whole system. As 
with the fraternities, the best way to investigate Maryland's 
sororities is to go through rush. 

The sorority rush is a bit more structured than the frater- 
nities, but the atmosphere is just as friendly and unpressured 
Rush is during the first week of classes at the beginning of 
each semester. More detailed information is available at the 
Greek Affairs Office, 1211 Student Union, 454-2736. 


Alpha Chi Omega 
4525 College Avenue 

Delta Phi Epsilon 
4514 Knox Road 

Alpha Delta Pi 

4603 College Avenue 

Gamma Phi Beta 
#9 Fratemity Row 

Alpha Epsilon Phi 
#11 Fraternity Row 

Kappa Alpha Theta 
#8 Fratemity Row 

Alpha Gamma Delta 
4535 College Avenue 

Kappa Delta 

4610 College Avenue 

Alpha Omicron Pi 
4517 College Avenue 

Kappa Kappa Gamma 
7407 Princeton Avenue 

Alpha Phi Phi Sigma Sigma 
7402 Princeton Avenue 4531 College Avenue 
9270833 9279828 

Alpha Xi Delta 
4517 Knox Road 

Pi Beta Phi 

#12 Fratemity Row 

Delta Delta Delta 

4604 College Avenue 

Sigma Delta Tau 
4516 Knox Road 

Delta Gamma Sigma Kappa 

4518 Knox Road #10 Fratemity Row 
864-9880 927-6244 

Alpha Kappa Alpha "^eltaSiginaTheta Zeta Phi Beta 

T'.Gse sororities do not i] 
ti 1, contact the Greek -, 

ave housing For further informa- 
ffairs Office on 454-2736 



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your groi > or orga. 

M Jean Grt iwald Th 

Ui ersity Rel ions. Spe. 

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iBuild:ng, 454-5777. 
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8 am.— midnight, Mi iday- Saturday; 11 din.-midnight. 

The Maryland Student Union is a center tor student acti- 
vity on-Campus, so if you ire looking for something to do or 
know something is happening but don't know where it is. try 
the Union. A list of facilities is below, but perhaps one of the 
best things about the building is that you can always find a 
place to sit down and put your feet up. 

Information Center 

The Information Desk is located in the main lobby of the 
Union. It's an excellent source for finding out what's happen- 
ing net 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 am.-3 p.m. on weekdays 
Ticket Office, Ground Roor 

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 meetings. See Ms. Bigart, Room 0219 on the 
ground floor of the Union. Phone 454-2801 She also handles 
reservations for the display cases located throughout the 

Duplicating Services 

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

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, and pens. 

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

Saturday, 8;30-2 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 

Open: Monday-Friday 8:30 am. to 4:15 p.m. 

Tuesday and Wednesday, open until 6:30 p.m. 

Recreational Facilities 

Most of the recreational fac: ties are located at tl ^' sub- 
I basement level Once you get di vn there, you'll find pi nty to 
keep you busy. There are 16 ■ npin lanes, pool tabh s, pin- 
ball machines, table tennis ai 1 vending machines, iiridge, 
bowling, etc. In addition, tour aments in chess, pin^pong, 
bridge, and bowling are often "^ leduled. Be sure to bri; i i your 
student ID because identifica! n is required All iaciliiies are 
open during building hours. 

Food Service 

Almost the entire basem it level of the Union has been 

converted to a 'igantic fooi acility. In addition t complete 

cafeteria facilitiL , you will < o 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 start at 7 p.m. and 
930 p.m, Thursday thru Sunday with a special 75c Thursday 


On weekends (the social weekend starts on Thursday) 
the Big UM fast food area turns into the Pub. Services include 
beer on tap, wine coolers all with live music. There's a 50c 
cover charge, but prices are competitive with the bars in Col- 
lege Park and a real bargain if you're comparing them with the 
places in Washinoton. 

T.V. Room 

If you can't miss that special program of favorite soap 
operas, schedule your classes around it and stop by the 
Union's TV. Room. A 24" color set is there at your disposal 
located next to the Game Room in the sub-basement. How- 
ever in a viewing room with a seating capacity of 30. you're 
likely to learn a few lessons in participatory democracy when 
it comes to channel selectioa 

Campus Phones 

The University has its own telephone system. All phones 
on-Campus begin with the prefix "454" with the last four 
digits corresponding to a particular phone. Throughout the 
University are Campus phones (not to be confused with the 
pay phones onCampus). On a Campus phone you can call 
anywhere on the College Park Campus for free by excluding 
the "454" prefix and dialing only the last four digits. Campus 
phones are found in the hallways of all dormitories and in 
the public buildings (libraries, Student Union, Health Center, 

Off-Campus Phones 

To place a call to a telephone off the College Park Campus 
you must use a public (pay) telephone These too are found in 
public buildings, usually next to the Campus phones. You 
cannot make an off-Campus call on a Campus phona no 
matter how hard you try, nor can the operator connect you 
vith an off-Campus operator 


Registrar's Office Main Desk, First Floor North Admini- 
stration Building, 454-2331. 

There is a $2.00 charge for all transcripts. Allow one week, 
for your transcript to be mailed out. 


If you don't have your own set of wheels, getting rides with 
someone else is a good possibility. There are two Ride Boards 
located in the Student Union; in the Macke Room is a local 
board designed for getting to and from Campus. For grand 
touritig a state and national Ride Board is located under- 
neath the stairwell of the Union's side entrance (facing Cole) 

The Office of Commuter Affairs (1211 Student Union, 
454-5274) operates a free computerized car pool service 
Go to their office, fill out a form and in about a week youll 
get a list of other students who commute from your area 
All you have to do is ceJl them up and you often don't need a 
car to get into a car pool 

Shuttle Bus 

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 am. on all week- 
days except holidays and vacation periods. Buses make a 
complete circuit of Campus every half hour. 

Transit Buses 

Transit buses are another means of transportation. Metra 
buses come right through campus and may be boarded in 
front of the Student Union (40c to Prince George's Plaza). 
Metrobuses into Washington can be caught on Route #1 
Drivers will give you clear transfer information and will see 
that you get off at the right stop. Routes and scheduling in- 
formation may be obtained at the Main Desk of the Union or 
by phoning Metrobus at 832-4300. 

The Greyhound bus line operates to and from Washington 
and Bciltimore and may be caught in College Park on Balti 
more Avenue, in front of the College Park Watch Shop. 
For schedule information, call WA 7-6800. 


The train provides an interesting way to travel, and if you 
want to go to or from Baltimore, you'll find the service to Col- 
lege Park pretty convenient A special commuter train stops 
in College Park (next to the Post Office on Calvert Road). 

While there is no weekend service from College Park, the 
Friday train can have you out of College Park by 6 p.m. with 
the Monday morning train returning you at 7:30 p.m. Call 
589-2241 for fare and exact schedule information. 

The Metroliner has a Capital Beltway Station in Lanham. 
Maryland Phone 577-9247 for more information. The major 
problem with riding the rails is getting information over the 
phone, which is almost always busy so here are some ad- 
ditional phone numbers. Metroliner information and reserva- 
tions, 393-0013; another AMTRAK number which can give 
you the same service is 638-3100. If you really have trouble 
getting through, set your alarm for 3:00 or 4:00 am. 
make your call and go back to bed Metroliner tickets and 
information are also available from most travel agents. 


Flying is no problem in fact you have three airports to 
choose from Baltimore-Washington International (formerly 
Friendship Airport) is the most convenient to College Park. 
A limousine service which stops at both the Adult Education 
Center and the University Park Motel in College Park will 
take you to or from the airport for $4.00. Call 783-5343 
for reservations. 

If you want to get to National Airport, another cab com- 
pany makes a regular run from Silver Spring and Wheaton, 
$3.75, 393-3060 for reservations. If you can't get out to Silver 
Spring or Wheaton, a bus leaves every half hour, $1.75, from 
the Midtown Motor Inn in Washingtoa Take the College 
Park Greyhound bus into town. The Midtown is just a block 
up from the bus terminal .Call 783-3040. 

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


When you're out of money and nothing else seems avail 
able, you might step over to the side of a road and stick out 
your thumb. 

In general it is illegal to solicit rides from any roadway or to 
stop and pick up anyone soliciting a ride. Tickets for hitch- 
hiking in this area are rare, however, except on the Beltway 
and 1-95 where they are common. There has been some dis- 
cussion of licensing hitchhikers in Maryland, so keep an eye 
out for that 

Licensed or not hitchhiking can be dangerous, especially 
for womca The following suggestions will increase your 
chances for a safe trip. 

—Know the specific routes and turn-offs to wt youi 

—Hitchhike in a place that provides a safe, off-roao jppinc 

— Never hitchlv-: . . txit or entrance ramp of a hjhway. 
(Nothing is wor , . :: ride and then being t irt of a 

multi-car pile-up 1 

—Don't stand in the road. Wear light color clothing and at 
night stand in a lighted area if possible. (No one can stop for 
you if they can't see you) 

— When someone stops, find out where that person is 
going before accepting the ride. 

-Be cautious of people who offer to g;ve you rides even 
though they're not going in your direction or those who turn 
around to pick you up. 

—Follow your instincts. If you don't like the looks of things, 
don't get into the car. 


Alpha Lambda 454-2811 
Phi Eta Sigma, 454-2811 

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


University College Center of Adult Education. 454-2311 


2107 North Administration Building, 454-5734 
For assistance with any veteran related problem contact 
Mr Meldon Mollis. 


Office of Community Services, 1211A Student Union, 

More than 500 students work in a number of projects 
throughout Maryland and Washington. Transportation is 
often provided and the Office is currently working on a pro- 
gram of arranging class credit for such out-of-class activities. 
It's a great way to get work experience while still in college. 
Talk to Judy Sorum or Pete Raimondo. 


See your department head 

Help After You Withdraw 

For help with any University related problems (refunds, 
transcript corrections, etc) after you withdraw, go to the 
Central Withdrawal Office Room 1130 North Administration 


24 hours a day, 454-4616 

TTie Hotline, staffed 24 hours a day by women, is designed 
to provide supportive services, including emergency as- 
sistance, counseling, medical advice and referrals, and legal 
counseling to womea In addition to the Hotline service, they 
offer seminars on the psychology of rape, along with medical, 
legal and law enforcementconcems. 


by John Van Brur 

"I read the assignmei s' I go i n every class! Honestly, I did 
all the work, and . . . am;: ^till I got .3 "D" on the exam . . .' 

"I do the reading It jst doesn't mean anything to me I 
lever know any of the r: aterial or, the exams . . ." 
"I read the text I read it twice! Buy my grades don't show it 

Many of us expect t 
' read the a-signmeni 
rod it and will remer 
idemic lea ling that u 

do much I ore witho' 
is, readi' will prob. 

Tiing timt n college. 

im text material fairly easily. Once 
? think hat we should have under- 
er it Unfortunately, most of the 
nave to do in college requires that 
ime and effort than just read The 
,1 take less than 50% of our total 
lere are several othe sources of 


knowledge and other activities that are also important). 

We learn from a variety of sources; readiiiii listening, ob- 
serving and experiencing, to name a few. These ire the input 
or sources of our knowledge. We demonstrate our knowledge 
in a variety of different ways; tests, both objective and essay, 
papers, oral presentations, and through demonstrations or 
experiments. The output systems are how we demonstrate 
what we know. Grades are an evaluation of our demonstrated 
knowledge What happens durng the input stage, output 
stage and between the two, relates to how effective we are at 

Learning and Feedback 

Not many of us have had instruction in how to learn ef- 
ficiently. We tend to believe that "Everyone knows how to 
learn." True, we all can learn, but do we make the best use of 
our learning time? 

Compare the way you learn athletic skills with the way you 
learn from your texts! How good would Tom McMillen and 
Len Elmore have beea if, after each basket they shot a 
curtain came down so that they would never know where the 
ball went? A ridiculous question, right? Obviously they need 
ed to know where each shot went so that they could make 
corrections when needed. They needed feedback to achieve 
their excellence. 

Now look at how you learn text material When do you get 
feedback as to how well you learned what you wanted to 
know from your reading? Where is your feedback that tells 
you what corrections you need to make in your reading' 

Reading Once is not Enough 

Many college students seem to feel that something is 
wrong with their reading ability, learning ability, etc. if they 
cannot comprehend and retain textbook information that 
they have read only once. Many students have heard of 
photographic memories that enable some people to read, or 
rather mentally photograph, written material so that every 
single page of information can be recalled days, weeks, or 
even years later. Unfortunately, this kind of learning or recall 
is not possible for most learners. There will be times when 
you can read a selection, article or book only once and find 
that you can understand most of the ideas that have been 
presented. This may happen with (1) relatively easy material. 
(2) material with which you are familiar, and (3) material in 
which you have a high degree of interest 

However, for most students in most courses, reading once 
is not enough! Reading research seems to point out at least 
two points that are essential to long-term comprehension of 
written materials that are unfamiliar to the reader (1) the 
reader must read most of the words in order to understand 
and comprehend, and (2) the reader must do something with 
the ideas or concepts that he has read if he expects to retain it 
for long periods of time. 

You would not be reading this article if you did not believe 
that it is necessary to read in order to understand and com- 
prehend written material What can you do to increase your 
ability to comprehend and retain written information? 


Before you begin reading, look the chapter over by reading 
the chapter title and introduction. In the introduction the 
author should tell you '.vhat the chapter is all about what you 
arc expected to learn. Try to recall what you already know 
about the subject; try to anticipae what will be covered in the 

Now skim the chapter. To 
chapter to get the main ideas i 
ings, the graphs and the tables 
some of the captions under th 
underlined or in italics. Rea^ 

Kim means to look over the 
covers. Read all of the head- 
1,00k at the pictures and read 
n. Look at the words that are 
the summary or concluding 

paragraphs. And finally, read he summary of the clviptcr if 
the author provides one 

Your survey should have made you familiar with all of the 
major points or ideas that are contained in the chapter. In 
essence, you know what it is that you are "supposed" tc know 
when you finish your survey 


After you have surveyed the chapter, go back to the begin- 
ning to start systematic reading and study of the material As 
you read each heading or subheading, turn the heading into a 
question. Since each heading suggests the main or central 
idea for the succeeding paragraphs, your question should help 
you focus your attention on the most important idea of that 
sectioa Ask the "newspaper" questions — who, what where, 
why, when, or how. If the subhead of your American History 
text is "Harper's Ferry," change the heading into something 
like "What happened at Harper's Ferry that was important?" 
or "Why was Harper's Ferry important?" 

Questions should help you concentrate on the most im- 
portant aspects of your assignment Questions will help you 
become an active searching reader. Active readers have a 
purpose for their reading. Questions help you set a purpose. 
Don't worry if your questions sound "dumb" — most 
headings do not lend themselves to being turned into spark- 
ling, intriguing questions. 


You have raised your question(s). Now read to have your 
question(s) answered 

As you read, you should be able to sift through all of the 
words to find the material that will answer your questions(s). 
You should be able to determine the main idea of the section 
and, at the same time, recognize "important" details, examples 
or supports for the main idea Trivia or minor details should 
seem much less important to yoa You are learning to be an 
effective reader, one who selects only important material for 
his attention. Your question should have focused your atten- 
tion on the most important idea of the section. 

After you have finished reading the section, you may want 
to mark or write down important points. Typically, students: 
(1) underline key words or phrases, (2) write key terms or 
phrases in the margins of their texts: or (3) write notes or out- 
lines in a separate notebook or on 3x5 index cards. Under- 
lining and/ or notetaking should take place after you have 
read the section — after you have identified the main or central 

When you have finished reading a section of your text, can 
you summarize or condense the important ideas of the selec- 
tions? If you raised a question prior to your reading, can you 
answer that question after completing your reading? 

Several educators suggest that perhaps as much as 40% of 
our learning time should be spent in testing our mastery of 
the material we seek to learn. Testing gives us feedback as to 
whether we know something as well as we want to. Consider 
the following example On September 3rd I read a section in 
my Psychology 100 text. When will I know if I have mastered 
the material I just read, when will I be evaluated? For many 
students the answer would be "On the first houriy examina- 
tion! It's scheduled for October 10th!" In other words, 1 will 
wait 5 weeks before I receive my evaluation. 

Why wait for weeks or even days for your instructor to 
evaluate your teaming? Why not get immediate feedback as 
to how well you have learned the material? The recite stage 
can help you get feedback on how well you think you have 
mastered your reading material 

Many of our difficulties in reading and studying result from 
our failure to organize new knowledge We read a chapter and 
we treat all words, sentences and paragraphs as if they were 
of equal importance. To read and study effectively, the first 
step requires that we learn to organize what we read and be 
able to recognize and remember important ideas. 

Question, read, recite This is the sequence to follow 
throughout your reading. As you finish the "Recite" stage of a 
chapter or a selected section of a chapter, make an evaluation 
as to whether you know the material as well as you want to 
know it If you feel you have mastered the material go on the 
next section using the Question — Read — Recite sequence. If 
you do not feel that you have mastered the content of the 
selection, you have two choices: (1) go back over the material 
until you have mastered it to your satisfactioa (2) go on to th 


next section knowing that you have not yet mastered the ma- 
terial as well as you want to. 

When you have completed your assignment, review the 
ideas you have just leamed. Can you summarize the main 
ideas that were covered in your assignment? If you look back 
over the headings in the selection, can you remember the ma- 
terial that was presented? If there are points that you have 
forgotten, you should need only a few minutes to locate them 
in the text and review thenx 

Your review is just another evaluation of how well you 
think you have leamed the material you have studied 

You and Lecture 

Many students appear to believe that the reason for going 
to lecture is to take notes that can be studied and leamed 
later, pnor to the examinatioa Though notes are important in 
helping us remember what went on in lecture, the primary 
reason for going to class ought to be learning. That is, you go 
to class to learn. You take notes to remind you of what you 
have leamed! Do you listen to your instructor? Do you under- 
stand what he is talking about? Do you think about it? When 
you do, write it down, in as brief a form as you can 

There is no one correct way to take notes. Use different 
techniques for different situations. 

Your notes will be of most use to you if they are reviewed 
within a day or two. They will remind you of what you have 
learned, before you forget. 

Where and When to Study 

Where is the best place for you to study? There probably is 
no one best place for you to study. Any place will work, if you 
want it to. The trouble is. many times we really don't want to 
study. We find a place to work where we know that we will be 
intermpted. Our room in the residence hall, or the kitchen 
table at home can be great places not to study. They can also 
be good study places. What we really need is a commitment. 
a desire, to study. Then we can adapt most places so that we 
can study. 

Should you study every night? During breaks? During 
vacation? That really is up to you. Typical students here at 
Maryland report that they study about 18 hours a week, or 
about one hour for every hour they are in class. If you 
combine the hours you spend in class with the reported 
average number of study hours, you'll be spending about 600 
hours in class and study each semester. When do you want to 
put your time in? 

The 600 hours of class and study time comes out to be 
about 40 hours a week. Ever hear of a 40 hour week? 

There are 168 hours in each week. Where are your 40 
hours going? Some students have realized that their 40 hour 
week could be spent between 8 and 5, Monday through 
Friday, and that they might never have to study in the evening 
or on weekends! This may work for some, but it is advisable 
for you to work out a study program that is best for you and 
your schedule. 

Did you ever sit down to read a hundred pages of difficult 
reading material? It's something to look forward to. isn't it? 
Well why not study at a slower, but steadier pace that gets 
the same work done with less grief? 

Try chunk learning When you sit down to study, set a 
small, realistic goal that you want to achieve in that study ses- 
sion, something like 5 or 10 pages, or one math problem, etc. 
Once you start work till the goal is met Note, you must study 
till you have finished your self created assignment When the 
goal is reached, stop, or set another goal Short a Alignments 
are easy to do. Using the review method alreadi.. discussed, 
you can demonstrate to yourself that you have n;, ; -ered the 
material in questioa Then you can go on, or quit, ■ ii choice. 
Your progress will be slow, steady, and efficient 

After * '"? Learning's Don 

After yo, _ : r/Hed your study, and unf< matcl 

sometimes before, yo:.; w\[\ be asked to demonstrate v-. .nat yoi 
have leamed In most cases, this will mean that you >.vil' havt 
an examination. Remember, you will be asked to demonstrate 

what you know. Your instructor will assume that your score 
on the exam accurately reflects what you know. 

On Taking Tests 

High scorers on examinations tend to know the subject i 
matter. They have prepared for the exam They also know 
when and where the exam will be given and what it will cover. 
Most of the time they know the type of questions they will be 
asked, essay or objective; very often, they have asked for and 
received a sample item that helps them know what will be 
expected on the actual exam. 

Objective exams 

Students who do well on objective exams tend to have 
studied as if they were taking an essay examinatioa They 
have studied and leamed main ideas. They know all the major 
points they are responsible for They can apply their knowl- 
edge in specific situations, such as the objective test items. 
They also; (1) know the point distribution on the test (some- 
times all of the questions are not weighed evenly) (2) know 
whether there is a penalty for guessing, such as one right sub- 
tracted for every wrong answer, and (3) read and answer each 
question carefully, making sure that they don't make clerical 
errors that will cost them points. 

Since students who study for essay exams tend to do well 
on objective, other guidelines for taking objective exams 
should be taken from the next section, "Taking Essay 

Essay Exams 

Before answering any questions, you should survey the en- 
tire exam. Read each question, see how many questions are 
asked and how many each counts. Next to each question 
note the approximate time to be spent on each Determine 
this from the difficulty and importance of the questions as 
well as how thoroughly you can answer the questions. As 
you're reading, jot down any ideas that occur to you as you , 
survey the test. 

When you begin to answer, read the directions carefully. 
Does the question ask you to identify, list, compare, etc.? 
After you read the question carefully, underline key words and 
refer back to the question when writing to make sure you are 
doing what is being asked. If you wish, restate the question in 
your own words, but be careful not to change the important 
parts of the question in the process. Finally, make a brief out- 
line before writing your answer. This will help you organize 
your thoughts and will keep you from straying from the im- 
portant points. 

When writing your answer, tell the instructor what you are 
going to say in your essay in the first paragraph or two. Next, 
write the body of your answer and then conclude it with a 
summary. In the text of the your essay give the main ideas. 
Then support those ideas with facts and examples. Draw this 
supportive material from lecture material and assigned read- 
ing, if you wish to use other sources, you may do so. but this 
material should compliment the in-class information, not re- 
place it It time begins to run out outline the remainder of your 
answer, including the supportive information you would have 
included in the essay 

When you've finished writing, read your answers. Be sure 
that what you have n'ritten answers the question, also be on 
the lookout for speiing and grammar errors which might 
detract from the read^ lility of your essay. Don't be disturbed 
by other students finisning before you do; take the time you _ 

After the exam is rt'umed, make an appointment to dis- 
cuss your essay with i, -lur instructor. Find out what he was 
looking for in each qut rion and ivhy he took off points from 
your answer This is vi : importa-it because it will give you an 
indication of what the tructor will be looking for in the next 

£ Jitor's note: Dr. Van Bmnt is Director of the Reading and 
Studv Skills Lab on the College Park Campus. 



by Dr. John Mills 

Going to college is both a scarey and an exciting thing. 
There are many myths which have built up around the college 
student which often seem to communicate that this is the 
most important 'ime of your life, that this is a time which will 
change you or your personality radically, or that these will be 
years of intense intellectual stimulatioa These myths are only 
true in part Your college years are important, but they are 
are only one of many important periods in your life. The new 
experiences which you have in college will change you some- 
what, but you still will be basically the same person you al- 
ways have been or will be. People are not greatly changed 
overnight. College is intellectually stimulating, but sometimes 
it is boring, and sometimes it is frivolous. What you get out of 
college and what it docs to you can be pretty much up to you 
The university is not a machine which will grind you up. 
remold you. and spit you out in four or five years a different 

You Are Only a Number If You 
Want To Be 

The University of Maryland appears to be an enormous 
place. By itself it is a small city, with its own rules, its own 
staff, and its own mystique There wiU be a place in it for you if 
you are willing to find it. Whether a school has 3500 students 
or 35,000, you can only have so many friends and do only so 
many things. 

As a freshman, shop around a little. There will be many 
people here with whom you can develop deep and meaningful 
friendships. It may take awhile to find them, but they are 
there Don't let your friends, however, be dictated only by 
artificial things like just living in the same dorm or taking the 
same classes. Some such people may be "right" for you, but 
don't let your acquaintances be dictated only by where you 
live or the courses you take 

Look around, in the Union, at social or athletic events, or 
Just walking across the mall. One of the good things about a 
big Campus like Maryland if you have particular interest is 
is that not only are there bound to be other people with 
similar interests but also that they may be organized into 
some kind of group. Keep your ears open and read the 
Diamondback There are others like you, and you can find 
them if you try. 

Cutting the Apron Strings 

Especially if you are the oldest child in your family, your 
being here may pose a period of adjustment for both you and 
your parents. They are no more used to your being here than 
you are. There is no typical parental reaction. Their behavior 
may range from leaving you completely alone (and that is 
rarely rejection; they want you to leam to be on your own) to 
being too concerned with how much sleep you get, how well 
your studying is going, whom you are dating, etc, etc. 

Underlying both these reactnns, however, is typically a 
need to be informed as to ho>- you are doing They most 
often just want to know that things are alright rather than all 
the details of your everyday lif-: This is a period of your life 
when you are learning to be idependent Complaints that 
parents are interfering may mi- in that you and your parents 
disagree on how independ it you really are. This is 
negotiable if you maintain ontact with them Being in- 
dependent is much more soi J if it is worked out with your 
parents, painful though that may be sometimes, thian it is if 
you completely reject them jefore you have your o n unique 
patterns set &j, keep in toi :h with them, negotiatt vith them 
where you are or want to be. and eventually they will jive up 
more and more control. 

Being Alone is Not Loneliness 

Don't be afraid to be by yourself. That is not a basic flaw or 
a defect in your personality. Everyone needs time to put 
things together and to snap back from the hectic herd. You 
shouldn't feel embarrassed if sometimes you don't want to 
run with the crowd. People will leam to respect you both for 
what you are as an individual as well as for what your social 
behavior is. You'll need both. 

Being alone when you don't want to be, however, may be a 
problem and may take some assertive action on your part. It 
may be tough, but there are many other people who are 
scared to make the first move. (Even if they seem as though 
they have no cares in the world, you probably look the same 
way to them!). 

Don't be turned off by external characteristics. Sometimes 
your deepest and most challenging friends are people with 
very different backgrounds or outlooks from yours. You can 
be friends and can understand them but you don't have to 
abandon your own points of view. That is really what is ex- 
citing about new friends in college. 

Dealing with Pressure 

You will be under some pressure on-Campus, and that is 
the way it ought to be Pressure like anxiety and many other 
tensions in life is a problem only if you get too much (or too 
little) of it. If the pressure comes from academic areas or your 
course work, don't be afraid to ask for help. Often, friends or 
persons in your dorm can be a big help, especially if they are 
upper classmen. They undoubtedly have felt the same pres- 

If you feel that part of your pressure comes from difficulty 
in note taking, taking tests, reading inefficiently, or not know- 
ing the best way to study, you might want to check with the 
Reading and Study Skills Lab (x2931) in Shoemaker Building. 
They are there to help yoa 

If the pressures come from interpersonal relationships or 
your feelings and emotions, try to deal with it directly, and 
don't be afraid to ask for advice or assistance Friends, your 
RA (if you are in the dorms), or the Counseling Center (in the 
Shoemaker Building, or call x2931) are all available Some 
times, if you just want to talk with someone in person or over 
the phone, you might want to try the Help Center (in 
Cambridge Hall or call xHELP); Help Center volunteers are 
there 24 hours a day and are highly trained. Most of them are 
undergraduates like you are and like the people in Reading 
and Study Skills Lab and the Counseling Center, they will 
keep anything you talk about strictly confidential. There is 
help available, and you shouldn't feel embarrassed to ask for 
it About 5,000 students a year use these three services. 

Getting Along with Roommates 

Your roommate if you have one is a very important 
person in your life Most roommate assignments, however are 
not perfect and it takes work on both your parts to make 
things work The two key things to remember are the im- 
portance of communication and tolerance for the other 

Don't wait until you have problems (if you have problems) 
to leam to talk honestly with each other. It is probably better 
from the very beginning to talk . honestly and to try to 
anticipate how the two of you will handle any future prob- 
lems. Agreeing that "if I do something which upsets you, 
please tell me and we will try to work it out" will give each of 
you permission to approach the other with your concerns. 
But, once you have said it don't forget it 

No two people are alike and that is where tolerance of the 
other person's differences becomes important Try to work 
out your differences by compromise and don't expect the 
other person to change completely just to suit your needs. 

If you have really tried and things haven't worked out just 
remember that roommate assignment is not a life sentence 
you can ask tc have your room assignment changed But 
don't do this too quickly. Part of your college experience i.-; : 'le 
learning hoiv to resolve differences. Give yourself at least a 


semester and, then if you have given it a good try. don't be 
uncomfortable in asking for a different assignment Remem- 
ber, however, that many upper classmen look back at unsuc- 
cessful roommate assignments and feel that if they had 
worked a little harder it would have been better. 

Facing Changing Values 

Many freshmen are confronted with persons who have 
very different values with regard to life styles, religion, drugs, 
sex, etc This makes the college years rich ones. 

However, it is important for you to spend time figuring out 
who you are with regard to these important areas. Don't be 
seduced by social pressure into doing things which are greatly 
different from your values in order to be accepted That kind 
of acceptance is often pretty shallow and doesn't last long. 
Play it slow, and try to find out what is right for yoa You wilL 
in the long run, be more respected for knowing what is im- 
portant to you rather than running with every whim of the 
group or with every fad. 

If you do try something and find that it is upsetting, it 
doesn't feel right or does not seem comfortable discard it 
That takes courage, more courage than continuing to do 
something you don't want to do but feel others expect you to 

You will change over the next few years, but the changes 
will not be major and the ones which stick are usually the 
ones you have thought about and which you have moved into 

Editor's note: Dr. Mills is Assistant Director of the Counseling 
Center and a Professor of Psi^chologt; on the College Park 


Editor's Note 

Much of the following information on financial aid 
programs comes h-om 'Ways and Means of Meeting College 
Costs" by Mr Ulysses S. Glee of the Financial Aid Office 
The information presented here highlights only the major 
points of the aid and services available Students with 
financial needs are urged to consult with the Financial Aid 
Office in assessing the programs and services available to 

Of everything you will encounter at Maryland, the one thing 
that you can be sure of is that prices will continue to rise 
College costs are continually going up, to keeping pace with 
everything else in the economy. This means that if you were 
able to scrape together just enough money for this year, you 
will need to scrape harder for next year. Here are suggestions 
on financing your education which may help yoa 


An integral part in determining how much financial aid you 
will receive if eligible, is how much of your educational 
financial burden you can bear yourself Your financial need is 
determined by comparing what you and your family can 
reasonably contribute toward your college education with the 
actual cost of attending the college to which you are enrolled 
The amount of financial aid for which you are eligible is equal 
to, but no more than, that part of the cost which is clearly 
impossible for you to provide Financial aid for attending 
college is no longer simply an academic prize Although your 
academic record is very important, most firiancial aid 
available today is distributed primarily on the basis of finan- 
cial need 

There are s variety of standard methods for c uating 
family contrib-Jtic' "^-.vo widely used systems are the of the 
College Sci e and the American ' oUege 

Testing Progr,. , ^ihods are based on the federal 

income tax systenx Essentially, all systems compare your 

family's current income and assets or savings with statistical 
data which predict "normal" family living expenses at various 
income levels. 

It is important in application plans for financial aid to know 
the methods used by those scholarships and grants to deter- 
mine financial need Be sure the deadlines for confidential 
financial statements arc met. These deadlines are as im- 
portant as those for the aid application itself 


State Scholarships 

The General Assembly of Maryland has created several 
programs of scholarships for Maryland residents who need 
financial assistance to obtain a college education. The under- 
graduate programs are General State scholarships. Sen- 
atorial scholarships and House of Delegate scholarships. 
Students wishing to compete for these scholarships should 
file an application with the Maryland State Scholarship 
Board 2100 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, 
and file a Parents' Confidential Statement with the College 
Scholarship Service, Princeton, New Jersey by December 1. 

Vocational Rehabilitation Scholarship 

This is a state scholarship designed to award to those stu- 
dents who have a specific vocational goal and have either a 
physical or mental handicap. The minimum requirements are 
a 550 SAT score and a "C" average 

The amount of ftrnds a student receives depends on the 
amount the applicant can pay and the amount of available 

Those interested should contact the local Department of 
Vocational Rehabilitation. The application deadline is Decem- 

Basic Educational Opportunity Grants 

The Basic Educational Opportunity Grant program is 
Federal aid program designed to provide financial assistance 
to those who need it to attend post-high school educationcil 

To be eligible for a Basic Grant a student must be an 
American national and enrolled as a regular, full-time student 
for the first time after July 1, 1973. The maximum award that 
can be received under this program is $1,050, minus the 
amount you and your family are expected to contribute 
toward the cost of your education. 

The first step in qualifying for a grant is to complete the ap- 
plication for determining your expected family contribution. 
These applications are available through your Post Office or 
college aid office If interested you should begin the applica- 
tion process immediately. Last year the application deadline 
was February 1, but as of this writing the deadline for this year 
is not known and may change 

Social Security Benefits 

Unmarried full-time students between the ages of 18-22 
who have a parent who is disabled retired or deceased are 
eligible for Social Security benefits. For information and ap- 
plications write your local Social Security Office 

Law Enforcement Education Program 

Qualified full-time ^■udents in approved fields may apply 
for loan assistance U; to $1800 per academic year. Upon 
completion of each yea of certifu'd work as an employee of a 
public law enforcemen agency. ?5 percent of the total and 
interest may be forgi<. n. Loans can also be repaid at 7 
percent interest, comm^ ncing six months after graduation or 
termination of full time udy. 

For information coni t the St dent Aid Office May 30 is 
the deadline for applica I ns. 


National Direct Student Loan Program 

This is a long-term, lo.v interest program available to stu- 
dents with financial need You can borrow up to $2,500 but it 


is expected that freshman loans will not exceed $1,000. A 
student may borrow up to $5,000 for undergraduate studies. 

There is a cancellation rate for teaching the disadvantage 
which can eliminate payment at scaled intervals over five 
years. The interest rates are 3% per year with minimum re- 
payments of $30.00 per month. There's no interest on the 
loan while you're in school and no payments are due until 9 
months after graduation. 

Guaranteed Student Loan Proqram 

Under this program you can borrow money . ectly from a 
bank credit union, savings and loan association >r other par- 
ticipating lender, but the federal government state or private, 
non-profit agency guarantees repayment. 

Regardless of your family income, you can borrow up to 
$7,500 for undergraduate study Repayment begins nine to 
twelve months after graduation with the repayment period 
lasting from five to ten years The minimum monthly payment 
is $30.00 

If your family's taxable income is less than $15,000 per 
year, the federal government pays the interest while the 
student is in school and continues to pay 3 per cent of the in 
terest when the student begins to pay the principal and re 
maining interest. 

For information contact the Maryland Higher Education 
Loan Corporation, 2100 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, Mary 
land 21218. 


There are a number of private finance companies which 
specialize in installment loans for education. These loans are 
repaid like a revolving charge account. Costs vary greatly with 
different loan and deferred payment plans, so borrowers 
should check and compare the actual dollar cost before 
selecting a particular plan. 

For more information contact Funds for Education, Man 
Chester, New Hampshire; Government Employees Financial 
Corp.. 7551 W. Alameda Ave. Denver. Colorado 80217; The 
Tuition Plan, Inc, 575 Madison Ave,, New York, New York 


With or without tinancial assistance you will probably find 
the need for some type of part-time job. When looking for 
part-time work you should carefully consider the type of job 
you take and the demands it will place on you and your 
school work 

Try to find a job that has some relationship to your pro- 
fessional field of interest Experience is one of the most valu- 
able assets you can have in a post-graduate job search. Often 
part-time work as a student can lead to full-time employment 
after you finish school 

Don't take a job that's too taxing. Some students find 
themselves in a position of flunking out of school because of 
their jobs. Particularly hazardous are positions which have 
you working full-time hours or working during times when 
you'd normally be studying or sleeping 

Be cautious about much work you take on. It's best to inte- 
grate work gradually into your school schedule, if you later 
find you can handle more then add it 

On-Campus jobs arc the most sought-after type of employ- 
ment. While the pay scale for campus jobs is usually less than 
for off-Campus positions of comparable responsibility, on- 
Campus jobs usually fit most comfortably into your class and 
study schedule 

Campus jobs are limited in number, so competition is keen. 
The chances of getting a position for this year are slim, as 
most students are hired before the summer for Fall employ- 

Good luck Here are some pl= es to begin 

Office of Student Aid, 2130 T .orth Administration Building, 
454-3048. Most jobs listed through Student Aid are for work- 
study students. However, th y do keep in touch with offices 
throughout the Campus. Ako, they receive notices ji intern- 
ships and other educational summer job programs around 
the country. 

Career Development Center, Cumberland Hall Basement 
454-2813. The primary job of the Center is to help you co^ 
ordinate your college experience with your career plans. They 
also maintain contacts with local employers and provide 
limited listings of part-time jobs in the area 

Office of Commuter Affairs, 1211 Student Union, 454- 
5274 This office keeps part-time job listings on the bulletin 
board outside their Student Union office. The lists are 
changed frequently and should be checked every week Also, 
Commuter Affairs coordinates the Campus Shuttle Bus If 
you have a class "C Maryland driver's license, you can apply 
to them as a bus driver. 

Office of Resident Life, 3rd floor. North Administration 
Building 454-2711. The housing office hires all student hous- 
ing personnel; RA's, desk receptionists, night security, etc The 
actual interviews are conducted in each resident area for the 
positions open in that area. You can get information on ap- 
plication dates and procedure from your RA, Area Director, or 
the Housing Office 

Orientation Office 1211 Student Union. 454-2827. The 
Orientation Staff is hired through this office The jobs are 
primarily for the summer but the pay and benefits are excel- 
lent Beginning in April the Office often takes on extra 
student employees to help process Orientation reservations. 
Applications for the summer Group Leader positions are 
usually available in October 


Each of the University's six Campus libraries hires student 
employees for both the school year and the summer. You 
should apply at each individual library office Summer jobs go 
first to those regular employees who want them. 

Departmental Office 

As work loads and money permit, departmental offices 
often add student employees to their staff. Ability to type is 
an invaluable aid in getting one of these jobs as is experience 
with other standard office equipment. Try your department or 
college first as majors are often considered first If that doesn't 
work there are 87 departmental offices orvCampus; someone 
must need help. 

Work Study 

College Work-Study is a federal program designed to help 
needy full-time students find part-time employment. Students 
work in offices on-Campus for a maximum of 15 hours a 
week during the school year and 40 hours a week during the 

Pay for work-study is usually equal to or just a little above 
the minimum wage There is an effort to match a student's 
skills or interest with a particular office 

To apply for work-study check with the Financial Aid 
Office 2130 North Administration Building, 454-3046. 


One of the mqst valuable resources for jobs are the faculty. 
They maintain contacts with colleagues in the area, many of 
whom, working with the govemment or private business, are 
in a position to hire Also, their job leads often involve posi- 
tions directly related to professional interests. You'd be sur- 
prised how interested faculty are in helping students find pre 
professional employment 

Student Union 

The Union has about 100 students' positions for people 
with and without office skills. Open about fifteen hours a day, 
seven days a week Union jobs should fit almost any sched- 
ule For more information and applications go to the Union's 
administrative offices. Room 1105. or call 454-2807. 

Social Services 

Many students do not realize that they are eligible for the 
social services available to other low income citizens. Eligi 
bility for benefits is usually based on income so for most stu- 
dents the primary requirement is that they be financially in- 
dependent frt >m their parents. In most cases a letter from your 


parents indicating that you are financially independent is 
sufficient Contact your local Social Security Office for more 

Food Stamps 

Any single individual or a group wfio live together as one 
economic group sharing food costs may be eligible for food 
stamps if the adjusted monthly net income of the individual 
or group is below the required limits. The monthly net income 
limit for one person is $183.00. but allowances are made for 
rent and other necessary expenses. Students are eligible for 
food stamps and to qualify as a group you do not need to be 

For more information about food stamps and the applica- 
tion procedure, contact the Department of Social Services, 
6525 Belcrest Road Hyatt sville, 927-4600. 

Medical Services 

Both Prince Georgi s and Montgomery County have 
medical clinics available to their residents. Cost is adjusted to 
your ability to pay. If ' ou are still financially dependent on 
your parents, fees wi'.' be determined by their income 

Generally, all th? s required is proof that you're a county 
resident. Services include dental, medical and mental health 
clinics. Call 773-1400 for Prince George's County or 279-1620 
in Montgomery County for more information about services 
and eligibility. 


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