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Handbook 75-76 

University of Maryland 
at College Park 













University of Maryland 
at College Park 


Division of Student Affairs/Office of Campus Programs 

Produced by College Park Publications Office 

































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Welcome. We're glad you're here at 
the University of Maryland's College 
Park Campus. This book is designed to 
help you make the most of your ex- 
perience here; it might be worth your 
while to spend a little time familiariz- 
ing yourself with its contents. 
It was compiled by the Student Affairs 
people with the hope that you would 
read it now, and then keep it handy as 
a reference throughout the year. Our 
objectives in selecting the specific con- 
tent were fourfold: 

1. To provide an introduction to the 
various people and programs that 
can help you to get the most bene- 
fit from your college career. 

2. To provide some suggestions from 
both students and staff on ways to 
make your college experience what 
you want it to be. 

3. To give a few helpful hints on ways 
to minimize your hassles. 

4. To delineate not only the univer- 
sity's rules and regulations, but also 
to provide some rationale for their 

After reading through the booklet, you 
might have some good ideas as to how 
it could be improved. Tell us! To make 
it easy for you, we've included an eval- 
uation form that you can send along to 
us. If there is anything that we left out 
or anything that you feel needs to be 
changed, please let us know. 
Compiled by 
Russell L. Fleury and Friends 


We know that it may not seem like it 
when you're standing in the long 
lines at registration, but we do care about 
you as an individual. This section of the 
handbook is designed to provide you 
with a list of specific people, their titles, 
and the function they could serve in 
maximizing your college experience. 


You may only see them at graduation, 
but these are the people who have the 
ultimate say on policies, procedures 
and planning for the university system. 
Their offices are located in the Adult 
Education Center at the far end of 
campus (near lot No. 1). 
Wilson H. Elkins. X2211 

Vice Presidents 

for General Administration. 

Donald W. O'Connell. X2216 
for Academic Affairs, 

R. Lee Hornbake. X2225 
for Grad. Studies and Research. 

Michael J. Pelczar, Jr., X4001 
for Agricultural Affairs and Legislative 

Frank L. Bentz. Jr., X3704 




Again, you may have little direct con- 
tact with these individuals, but they are 
responsible for all activities and pro- 
grams in their respective divisions at 
this campus Their offices are located 
in the three administration buildings 
clustered on Regents Drive 
Robert L. Gluckstern. X4796 

Vice chancellors 
for Academic Affairs. 

George H. Callcott. X4508 
for Academic Planning and Policy. 

Thomas B. Day. X4702 
for Administrative Affairs. 

John W. Dorsey, X4795 
for Student Affairs, 

William L. Thomas. Jr.. X2925 


These are the chief administrative 
officers of each academic division who 
have the final appellate power in resolv 
ing academic conflicts for students 
majoring within any program 
in their division. 

Div. of Agricultural and Life Sciences. 
Francis C. Stark. X5257 

Div. of Arts and Humanities, 
Robert A. Corrigan, X2740 

Div. of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 

MaryF. Berry. X2301 
Div. of Human and Community 

George J. Funaro, X4145 

Div. of Mathematical and Physical 
Sciences and Engineering. 
Joseph M. Marchello, X4906 

Deans At College Park 

There are two classifications of deans 
at UMCP: Academic deans and Adminis 
trative deans. However, their day-to-day 
activities are more similar than they 
are different. Academic deans have the 
ultimate responsibility for making 
decisions regarding curriculum, faculty 
and the instructional process for their 
respective college or school. Administra- 
tive deans are charged with making sure 
things run smoothly. 
School of Architecture. 

John W. Hill. X3427 
College of Agriculture, 

Gordon M. Cairns. X3702 
College of Business and Management. 

Rudolph P. Lamone, X2403 
College of Education, 

Robert L. Emans, X2013 
College of Engineering, 

Robert B. Beckmann. X2421 
College of Human Ecology. 

JohnR. Beaton, X2136 
College of Journalism, 

Ray E. Hiebert, X2228 
College of Library and Information 

Acting Dean. X3016 

College of Physical Education, 
Recreation and Health. 

Marvin H. Eyler. X2755 
Administrative Dean for Graduate 

David S. Sparks. X4791 

Administrative Dean for Summer 
Melvin N. Bernstein. X3347 

Administrative Dean for Undergraduate 

Robert E. Shoenberg, X2530 
Okay, the above lists represent the 
people who have an impact on your col- 
lege career without your really be- 
ing aware of it. Below are some people 
that you will probably see quite- 
frequently It would be worth a minute's 
time to ponder their potential influence. 

Your Professor 

One place on campus that you are sure 
to visit (hopefully regularly) is the class- 
room. It is here that you will probably 
have your first encounter with a profes- 
sor. Just like students, professors come 
in a variety of sizes, shapes, sexes, and 
styles. Their common goal is to assist 
you in your academic development, 
and they will undoubtably do so in vary- 
ing degrees. 

What makes the university unique from 
other levels of education is the opportun- 
ity to meet with your professor OUT 
be surprised at how much you can learn 
without that desk in between the two of 

Try going in to see your professor some- 
time. That's what office hours are for. 
A better understanding of "the person 
behind the chalk" might just help you 
acquire a better understanding of 
course content and exactly what is ex- 
pected of you. This is a resource that 
you should definitely cultivate Besides, 
its FREE with the tuition. 

Your Classmates 

Whether you live in a dorm, a frater- 
nity or sorority house or commute to 
the university, you will be spending large 
amounts of time with other people who 
are going through the same experiences 
that you are One of the greatest bene- 
fits of going to college is the chance to 
listen to and discuss ideas with people 
of widely different backgrounds and 
ideological viewpoints. You won't agree 
with all of them, but keep your eyes, 
ears and mind open. There is so much 
more to learn here than you will ever 
find either in the classroom or in books. 
In the stands at Cole Fieldhouse, on the 
Mall in front of the library or over a 
beer, people are all around you. Take 
advantage of a chance to get to know 

The Secretaries 

Throughout your years at College Park, 
you will no doubt have occasions to go 
to various administrative offices. Your 
first contact at any one of these places 
will probably be with a secretary. 
Try to remember that she is not person- 
ally responsible for your problem and 
therefore does not deserve to be 
harassed and bombarded with four- 
letter words just so you can relieve your 
frustrations. Instead, try to exercise 
good human relations. A simple, 
friendly request will increase her de- 
sire to assist you and utlimately get you 
a faster solution to your problem. 

Orientation Leaders 

(Student Advisors)— These are fellow 
students who have gone through an 
extensive training program to prepare 
them to aid \;ou. Their role is to facili- 
tate your understanding of the univer- 
sity's program offerings, policies and 
operating procedures. In addition to the 
summer "Maryland Preview," these 
Student Advisors will be presenting pro- 
grams during the fall semester that will 
address specific student concerns They 
may not have all the answers, but an 
effort has been made to identify and pro- 

vide answers for the majority of the 
questions that are asked by students 
new to the university. 

Academic Advisors 

Each student at the university is assigned 
an Academic Advisor. Students with 
declared majors will meet their advisors 
through their respective department 
offices. Students who have registered as 
"Undecided" can meet with their ad- 
visor through the General Undergrad 
uate Advisement Office in the Under 
graduate Library. 

Most Academic Advisors are fellow 
students (usually juniors or seniors) 
who are also going through the program 
and can therefore give you some inval- 
uable inside information. It's a good idea 
to touch base with your advisor at least 
once a semester, particularly when you 
are trying to arrange your schedule of 
classes for upcoming semesters. 


Your Roommate(s) 

Well, you probably have been wonder- 
ing what your roommate(s) would be like 
ever since you sent in your application 
for housing. Avoid the trap of first im- 
pressions, particularly negative ones. 
They have a tendency to change 
Occupying the same little room with 
other people can be a great eye opener 
to the relationship between rights and 
responsibilities. You may have your 
differences, but remember at all times 
you are also your roommate's room- 
mate. A little time spent just getting to 
know each other early in the semester 
can go a long way toward developing an 
enjoyable comfortable relationship. 

Your Resident Assistant 

Each dorm group is staffed with several 
people whose job it is to develop and 
maintain a good group living environ- 
ment. There is one R.A. for approxi- 
mately every sixty students. They 
arrange their schedules so that at least 
one of them will be around the dorm at 
all times. R.A.'s are there for the purpose 
of helping you maximize your ex- 
periences in the residence halls. They 
are trained and experienced in activi 
ties programming, advising and 
conflict management. There will always 
be someone there if you need them. 

Your Resident Director 

Each residence hall has one full time 
person designated to manage the total 
living environment. Working with a 
student ratio of from 500-1 to 1200-1. 
much of an R D.'s time is spent working 
with his staff. Your R.D. has as his 
responsibility the administrative func- 
tioning of the entire hall. In addition, your 
R.D is a resource person and an appeals 
person for all major personal concerns 
that cannot be handled by the R.A. You 
should become aware of who the R.D. 
is and how to get in touch if the situa- 
tion warrants it. 

Your Folks 

No. don't laugh. You'd be surprised at 
the large number of us who have actually 
experienced the phenomenon of our 
parents miraculously becoming wiser 
and more aware as we went through our 
four years of college. Think about it! 


One of the big advantages of going to 
a large university is the wide variety 
of experiences that are available for you 
outside of the classroom. In this section 
is a list and a brief description of the ser- 
vices and ongoing activities for students 
at the time of this publication. Because 
of the dynamics of change as a major 
factor in campus life, other activities have 
undoubtedly developed. To be current, 
consult the appropriate publication listed 

The Diamondback 

An independent student newspaper 
that is published daily is an invaluable 
source of information on current campus 


ifMr*4v* * *r * -**** *"**_**- 

happenings. (See "Campus Bulletin" 
section). In addition to news of on- 
campus activities, stories of local and na- 
tional concern are presented. The DBK 
is available in the lobby of most buildings 
on campus, and it's FREE!! 

The Undergraduate 

(Together with this handbook) contains 
the answers to most of your questions 
about how this university operates. 
Check the index in the back. 
The front section of the catalog contains 
general information about admissions, 
credits, fees and financial aid, degree 
programs and university policies. The 
main body of the catalog gives a listing 
of academic departments, programs, cur- 
ricula, and course offerings. The catalog 
is part of the materials you receive before 
orientation (also free), but don't lose it 
because you'll have to pay to get 

The Schedule of Classes 

Published prior to registration for each 
semester, it's chockful of all kinds of 
useful tidbits like a calendar of im- 
portant data, a breakdown of student 
fees, procedures for getting through the 

maze at registration, how to Drop or 
Add courses, etc. Sometimes there are 
two editions. Make sure yours is the 
current one. 

The Terrapin 

Maryland's yearbook is the traditional 
hardcover volume put out by a student 
staff with their recollections of the UMCP 
campus. To get one, go to room 3101 
of the Main Dining Hall with $10.00. 
Look in the DBK for distribution date 
(usually during the 2nd week of April.) 

The Black Explosion 

A newspaper published twice a month 
by the Black Student Union. It focuses 
on the activities of the university's Black 
students as well as covering national 
and international events of interest to 
the Black community and should be 
read by all students. 

The Residence Halls 

An overview of policies and procedures 
of concern to those of you living in 
university housing. For your own bene- 
fit READ CAREFULLY before signing! 

Maryland — a Student 

A mini-catalog with an overview of life 
at the College Park Campus available 
from the Office of Admissions and 
Registrations. (You 
probably got one in ,..„•-' 
the mail.) / 

Opportunities for 
Undergraduate Student 
Financial Aid 

Ten-page guide to scholarships, loans 
and part-time employment available in 
the Office of Student Aid. 

Fraternity and Sorority 

Compiled to give information on rush 
procedures, finances and overall life- 
style of those students who are mem- 
bers of the Greek System. 
In addition to the above, each depart- 
ment/office has a number of in-house 
publications that explain in greater de- 
tail the services they provide. 

The Community — Since you are just a 
stone's throw from Washington, DC, 
you can easily find information on hap- 
penings throughout the metro area by 
consulting the following three publica- 

The Washington Post 

The daily morning newspaper that broke 
the Watergate story has a section called 
"Style" that gives information on con- 
certs, movies, stage productions, etc. 

The Washington Star 

The daily afternoon newspaper (morn- 
ing distribution on Sat. and Sun.) has 
a section that focuses on articles and in- 
formation for and about people in the 
teen/young-adult age bracket. 

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The Washingtonian 

A monthly publication aimed at all folks 
in the metro area that includes feature 
articles, a monthly calendar of events, 
restaurant reviews, descriptions of things 
to do and places to go in and around 
DC, and more. 



In an effort to aid students to maximize 
their college experience the university 
has established a multitude of offices 
dealing with specific student services. 
This section provides an annotated list 
of most of them. If you'd like more 
information about a particular office, 
give them a call or drop by during office 
hours. 8:30-4:30, Monday-Friday. 


General Undergraduate Advisement 

3151 Undergraduate Library (454-2733) 
This office provides a variety of services 
for student and faculty at the College 
Park Campus. You may see it abbre- 
viated as "GUAO" but, however identi- 
fied, you will know that really good 
people are available to give you help 
throughout the year. Here are some of 
the things the office does: 

• provides advising and academic 
record keeping for any student who 
chooses to be "undecided" about 

a choice of major— advising for 
"life-planning" is the usual approach. 

• provides "outreach" programs to help 
students better understand such 
matters as registration procedures, 
course selection, university require- 
ments, and other academically re- 
lated areas. 

• offers pre-professional advising pro- 
grams in the Pre-Medical. Pre Den- 
tal, and Pre-Law areas. 

• troubleshoots for individual students 
who are having difficulty with admin- 
istrative procedural problems, such 
as transfer-credit evaluation, schedule 
revisions, changing Divisions/Col- 
leges/Departments, errors in offi- 
cial records, etc. 

• maintains a central file of information 
about academic programs and re- 
quirements on the College Park 

• coordinates the campus-wide system 
of advising, including helping in- 
dividual students with specific ad- 
vising problems. 

courses plus an extensive selection of 
gifts, UM clothing, greeting cards, house- 
plants, and best-selling paperbacks. 
The UMporium is open the first three 
Saturdays of each semester, has special 
hours during registration and during 
University College registration spon- 
sors a shuttlebus from the Adult Educa- 
tion Center. Regular hours are Monday- 
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. -6:45 p.m., Friday, 
8:30 am -4:15 pm. 


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 responsibil- 
ity for the borrowed equipment. Quanti- 
ties are limited, so it's advisable to reserve 
equipment in advance of the time you 
want it. There is a wide variety of films 
in various fields also for borrow. 


Located in the basement of the Student 
Union (454-4147), the UMporium car- 
ries new and used textbooks for all 

Alpha Phi Omega 
Used Bookstore 

Location changes every semester. Dur 
ing the first two weeks of each semester, 
you can sell your books for as much as 
75% of the original value and buy books 
at reduced prices. All APO profits go to 

Fellow Students 

Check the bulletin boards during the first 
few weeks of each semester. 


Terrapin Hall (454-2813) 
Career planning ideally should begin 
early in your academic life in order that 
you may be best prepared for gradua- 
tion. The Career Development Center 
is the best place to begin. 
The CDC offers a wide variety of ser- 
vices. Workshops are conducted 
regularly in job-seeking techniques, re- 
sume writing, law school alternatives, 
government jobs, summer jobs, and de- 
ciding on a major. Special programs 
throughout the year put students in direct 
contact with prospective employers 
and graduate school representatives. 
The Career Library contains a vast 
amount of career planning material, 
occupational information, job vacancy 
listings, summer jobs, reference material 
on graduate schools, and test applica 
tions. The CDC coordinates a one-credit 
course entitled, "Career Development 
and Decision-Making" (EDCP 108). 
The course is open to undergraduates 
in their freshman, sophomore and junior 
years. The Cooperative Education Pro- 
gram (Co-op) is a semester on-campus. 
semester off-campus working full-time 
program located within the CDC. (The 
Co-op program for Engineering students 
is housed within the College of Engineer- 
ing.) Co-op is an excellent way to apply 
classroom skills in paying jobs related to 
your career interests. 

Other services include on-campus re- 
cruiting, credential services for educa- 
tion majors and graduate school 
reference files. Career Advisors for each 
academic division are readily available 
for counseling. You may find their wil- 
lingness to assist you is particularly help- 
ful in your career planning experience. 
Start early— career planning is an on- 
going process! 


Even with money in the bank, you may 
have trouble getting checks cashed. 
Because of the fear of checks bounc- 
ing, check cashing can be a difficult task. 

so it's almost essential that you establish 
a checking account at one of the near- 
by banks. 

If you don't open a checking account, 
you can cash checks in the Student 
Union for a 20 cents service charge. After 
showing your University ID card and fil- 
ling out an information form stamped on 
the back of your check, you may cash 
personal checks up to $20.00 and pay- 
roll checks up to $40.00. This service is 
offered Monday through Saturday from 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A word of warning: 
don't pass any bad checks. You won't be 
able to cash a check there again 
Some College Park stores which are 
sympathetic to students will cash checks 
with purchases. Most stores and 
businesses in the area stop accepting 
checks toward the end of the school 
year because of the possibility of 
students' writing bad checks. The 
Student Union check cashing service 
closes down too. So be sure you have 
enough cash before final exams. 


(Also called the campus Internship/ 
Volunteer Office), 
1211 Student Union (454-4767) 
Choosing a career, deciding on a major, 
getting career experience before gradua- 
tion, testing your skills— these are all 
reasons that UM students select intern- 
ship and volunteer jobs through the 
Community Service Office The staff 
helps students choose an internship 
or volunteer job from over 1,000 oppor- 
tunities in the Washington Area (where 
else in the U.S. can an undergrad stu- 
dent be a part-time intern in a senator's 
office or work with Ralph Nader?) 
If you need help in arranging credit for 
the internship, the CS staff will help. 
Information on UM courses which can 
involve community work or work ex- 
perience is also available. If you wish to 
to organize a project in the community, 
you can receive advising, guidance and 
limited resources through the office. 
Here's a place to do one-stop shopping 
for experiences that can make all the dif- 
ference in getting a job when you 


1211 Student Union. (454-5275) 
Everybody's got to live somewhere. . . 
in a dorm, with parents, in a tent, on the 
road, on the mall, in parking lot No. 4. 
Individuals who do not live on-campus 
are considered commuters, and it is 
primarily for them that the Office of 
Commuter Affairs exists. Wherever 
you live or whatever your interests, the 
university offers a host of services. 

choices and experiences for you. Under 
the auspices of the Commuter Affairs 
Office are commuter programming, 
carpool creation, bikeway information, 
shuttle buses, the off campus housing 
service and a host of other information 
on commuter activities. 

Shuttle Buses 

The Commuter Affairs Office coordin 
ates an evening shuttle bus service, 
the "Terrapin Night Transit (TNT)," 
which rockets around the campus every 
night, picking up students and deposit- 
ing them at residence halls, in parking 
lots, or wherever the spirit directs it. 
The buses provide after-dark tran- 
sportation to most of the campus free 
of charge. Schedules are available at 
the Student Union information desk or 
in the Commuter Affairs Office. 


"Pool it" is not a new gross phrase. It's 
one of the greatest fads to hit the 
campus in recent years. This craze is 
being fostered by the Commuter Affairs 
Office who boasts the motto: "We'll find 
a carpool or make one!" in addition to 
cutting costs, reducing pollution and 
fuel consumption, and relieving campus 
traffic congestion, carpoolers are given 
guaranteed preferential parking spaces 
in interior faculty/staff parking lots. 
Three students constitute a carpool and 
can register themselves at the Commuter 
Affairs Office, 1211 Student Union 
Through its computerized carpool ser- 
vice, students can be put in touch with 
other students who are looking for a 


Shoemaker Building; 
8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. 
8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Friday 

The Counseling Center offers a variety 
of programs all of which are designed 
to help you make maximum use of 
your potential while at the university 
and in your life after you leave the 

In addition to special groups, 
workshops and courses during the year, 
the center regularly offers: 

students have personal problems with 
which counseling can help. Depression, 
anxiety, loneliness, feelings of worth- 
lessness, and many other problems 
can detract from the enjoyment of life 
and interfere with academic per- 
formance Individual and group coun- 
seling are available to deal with these 

COUNSELING. Students who need to 
decide on a major or a future career 
are given an opportunity to find out 
more about their interests and abilities 
through individual sessions with a coun- 
selor or in a group. The Occupational 
Information Library in the lobby of the 
center is available for use by students in 
general, not only those in counseling. 
The lobby also has tape recorded "Con- 
versations" with all academic depart 
ments on their fields of study. Feel free 
to come in and dial into a few of them. 


Reading and Study Skills Laboratory 
can help with reading, writing, note 
taking, studying, time management, 
exam preparation, and other skills. You 
can work on these skills either or both 
individually or in workshop groups. For 
any of these, see the RSSL Recep- 
tionist. Room 203. Shoemaker Building. 
Educational counseling, career coun- 
seling and personal counseling are 
done by a professional staff, all of 
whom have doctorates in psychology or 
education, and by advanced graduate 
students under close supervision. 
The Reading and Study Skills 
Laboratory is staffed by academic 
specialists with master's or doctoral 
degrees in English, reading or coun- 
seling. Some personel are graduate 
students who are supervised by the 
senior RSSL staff. 

In addition, the center carries on a large 
number and variety of research projects 
of interest to students and the campus. 



Director's Office (454-2901) 

Meal Ticket Information (454-2905) 

Catering (454-3539) 

The Dining Services offers a choice of 
three board plans: 7-day (20 meals), the 
any 15-meal and any 10-meal plans. 
The 7-day plan allows you to eat all of 
the 20 meals offered each week. The 
any 15-meal plan offers the most 
flexibility giving you the choice of eating 
15 out of 20 meals, therefore enabling 
you to miss breakfast and eat on 
weekends or eat breakfast and miss 
weekends. A third option is offered to 
those students who spend a minimal 
amount of time on campus with the 
any 10-meal plan. The meal card of a 
contract student can be used in all of 
the four conveniently located dining 
halls on the College Park Campus. 
Board plans are available to all students 
who attend the University of Maryland, 
whether they be a resident, commuter 
or apartment dweller. However, the 
food contract that is signed by you 
stipulates it is for one entire academic 
year, although the payments are 
divided by semester. The only con- 
ditions for breaking of the contract 
would be that of withdrawal from the 

The prices for the meal plans have not 
been determined as of this writing, but 
complete information regarding the 
food meal plans can be obtained by 
calling 454 2905. 

Menus offer a variety of entrees with 
a minimum of four selections of salads 
and desserts. The number of portions is 
unlimited. Throughout the year a series 
of special events are scheduled for 
those meal plan holders which include 
outdoor barbecues, dinner dances and 
dinner theaters at no extra charge In 
addition, those students who desire a 
private catered meal for a special oc- 
casion, in lieu of the cafeteria contract 
feeding, will be entitled to a discount for 
those board students attending the 

Cash Lines 

The Department of Dining Services of- 
fers for those students not on the board 
plan cash facilities in the Student 
Union. Hill Dining Hall and the Cam- 
bridge Community Center These cash 
facilities are open to students and 
guests of the university and offer 
specialties such as made to order sand 
wiches, sub shop, pizza shop, and 
cafeteria service. Those students 
who are interested in taking advantage 
of the "all you can eat" meals, have the 
opportunity of eating in the contract 
dining halls by purchasing a guest meal 
ticket at the checker's booth to the en- 
trance of the dining halls. 

Food— Other 
Campus Options 

7505 Yale Avenue 

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

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


Turner Laboratory 


For homemade ice cream, go to the 

University Dairy. The ice cream is made 

right in the building, and student 

workers give you more than enough 

Besides being able to sample all flavors 
of cones, sundaes and milkshakes, you 
may also buy a variety of hot and cold 
sandwiches. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 
p.m.. Monday through Friday, and from 
noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 
Summer hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 
p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 
from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. 
When you're really in a hurry, there are 
vending machines located all over the 
campus. Vending rooms in the Student 
Union, Francis Scott Key. Skinner, the 
Education Building, Tydings, the 
Engineering kiosk, and the Armory 
provide everything you need from soup 
and sandwiches to dessert with push 
button convenience, including 
microwave ovens to warm up whatever 
you buy. 

In Cole Fieldhouse and most high rise 
dorms there are machines that offer 
light snacks, drinks and ice cream. The 
food in the machines is just as ex- 
pensive as anywhere else on campus, 
but if you're rushed, it's convenient. 
One real advantage of the vending 
machine 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. 


Like the commuter, the student living 
on-campus can expect diversity in ac- 
commodations. Offering these very dif- 
ferent types of living areas, the resi- 
dence hall system has modern high 
rises, small home like residences and 
contemporary modular apartments. 
Each offers an identity and life style of 
its own. 

Hill Area 

The oldest and most typically 
"Maryland" of the dormitories is the 
"Hill Area." Situated on the main part 
of campus, these are the most con- 
venient 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 years of wear. 
Housing usually around 100 people, 
their relatively small size gives these 
dorms a more traditional college at- 
mosphere than other campus living 
areas. Within this environment, you can 
get to know most everyone in the dorm 
in a short period of time. On the "Hill" 
many of the social activities are 
organized by individual dorms and the 
Hill Area Council. In addition, the Pub 
provides a convenient place to go for 
beer, wine and loud music. 


The complex dorms are the high rises 
along the north edge of campus. With 
500 students in each dorm, the 
comradeship found in the Hill is difficult 
to duplicate on a dorm-wide basis. Most 
friendships will be developed on the 
floor or section where you live 
In the center of each complex is a 
dining hall which not only serves food 
but doubles as a community center. As 
the hub for most parties, films, 
workshops, programs, etc. in the com- 
plex, the community centers provide 
self-service facilities such as dark rooms 
and bike repair shops. 
More modern than the "Hill," these 
complexes have larger rooms and bet- 
ter overall facilities. Small kitchens with 
top burners 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 at a 
premium, so keep some on hand. 

Leonardtown Mods 

Across Route 1, behind the row is the 
newest addition to the university's 
residence hall system. More like apart- 
ments than dorm rooms, the Leonard- 
town Modular Units are fully carpeted, 
self-contained living units of four or six 
students. Each mod comes with a com- 
pletely equipped kitchen and living 
room furniture that's as fun to play with 
as it is comfortable to sit in. 
Unlike the "Hill" or "Complexes" where 
students develop friendships around 
their building or floor partners, students 
here build relationships with roommates 
and the occupant of other mods. Social 
life centers around privately planned ac- 
tivities rather than the dorm or complex 
programs that exist in 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 with vacancies filled on a first come- 
first served basis. 

Co-ed Dorms 

There are co-ed facilities as well as 
separate dorms for men and women. 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 may select a co-ed dorm by 
checking the appropriate box on the 
application Available spaces, as in 
other dorms, are given to those stu- 
dents who submit their housing ap- 
plication first. Students under 21 are 
required to have a parent's signature. 


Co-ed, men's and women's halls are all 
available with either limited or unlimited 

a) Co-ed limited hours (One hall of ap 
proximately 525 students) 

b) Co-ed Unlimited hours— (Eight halls 
totaling 2,200 residents) 

c) Men's or women's limited hours (4 
halls 2m/2w totaling 725 students) 

d) Men's or Women's unlimited hours 
(23 halls 14m/9w totaling 4200 

e) Women's limited weekdays 
unlimited weekends (1 section of 1 
hall totaling 275 students) 

All halls determine the hours for 
visitation by members of the opposite 
sex (within established limits) by a 
three fifths majority vote of all the hall 
residents. Limited -hours must not ex- 
tend beyond 8 a.m. to 12 midnight 
Sundays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. 
to 1:30 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays. 
Unlimited hours may extend to 24 
hours a day. 

Changing Dorms 

Working through your R.A., you can 
make room or dorm changes after the 
first three weeks of classes. However, 


you will probably find it difficult to 
switch during the fall semester (unless 
you can find someone who'll trade) 
because all rooms and beds are 
assigned. At any rate, it's a good idea 
to get to know the R.A. of the dorm in 
which you want to move. That's who 
makes midyear room assignments and 
fills vacancies. 


Students in residence halls are subject 
to all university rules and regulations. 
Most important regulations are specified 
in the contract handbook that you 
receive when you are granted housing. 
Other Residence Life policies may be 
found in your hall staff member's office. 
If there are constraints mentioned that 
you can't abide by, DON'T SIGN UP! 



Physics Duplicating 

Z1201, Physics Building 


Printing, Zeroxing, Plastic Binding, and 

3-hole Punching services are available 

to students with official fund and 

budget numbers or S.G.A. accounts. 

Signshop of the Student 

For a minimum charge, mimeograph, 
ditto, offset printing, letter press and 
embossograph signs are available to all 
students and staff. 

Division of Photographic 
Services (DPS) 

The Division of Photographic Services 
(DPS), is located on the ground floor of 
Annapolis Hall and is available to help 
students in a variety of ways. See 
PHOTO SERVICES of this publication 
for details. 


Office of Student Aid 

North Administration 
Part-time employment (454-3592) 
Scholarships and Grants (454 3046) 
Loans (454-3047) 

College is expensive, especially if you're 
living away from home. After paying for 
tuition, food, room, and books, you'll 
probably be scrounging for pennies. But 
don't be discouraged. Here are some 
hints on finding some extra money. 
If you have money problems, visit the 
Office of Student Aid This office offers 
many programs designed to stretch 
finances so you can attend the univer- 
sity. Over 80 kinds of scholarships as 
well as loans, grants and employment 
are awarded to eligible students. 
Most aid comes in a "package" which 
consists of some combination of 
scholarship or grant money, loan funds, 
and/or a job. The vast majority of the 
funds are either in the form of loans or 
jobs. The deadline to be considered for 
all types of aid for summer and fall is 
May 1. 

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

Temporary Employment 

With or without financial 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. Experience is one of 
the most valuable 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, so try to find a job that has 
some relationship to your professional 
field or interest. 

Be cautious about how much work you 
take on. It's best to integrate work 
gradually into your class schedule. If 
you later find you can handle more, 
then add it. 

On-campus jobs are the most sought 
after type of employment. While the 
pay scale for campus jobs is usually less 
than for off-campus positions of com 
parable 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 employment. But if you 
wish, you can apply by contacting the 
appropriate office. 

Good luck. Here are some places to 

Office of Student Aid, 2130 North Ad- 
ministration Building, 454-3592. Most 
jobs listed through Student Aid are for 
work study students However, they do 
keep in touch with offices throughout 
the campus. Also, they receive notices 
of internships and other educational 
summer job programs around the coun- 

Career Development Center, Terrapin 
Hall. 454-2813. They maintain contacts 
with local employers and provide 
limited listings of part-time jobs in the 
area plus information on summer jobs. 

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 coor- 
dinates the Campus Shuttle Bus. If you 
have a class "C" Maryland driver's 
license, you can apply to them as a bus 

Office of Resident Life, 3rd floor. North 
Administration Building, 454-2711. The 
housing office hires all student housing 
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 application 
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 excellent. 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. 


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 stan- 
dard office equipment. Try your depart 
ment or college first as majors are often 
given priority If that doesn't work, there 
are 87 departmental offices on campus. 
Someone must need help. 

Dining Services 

One source of a variety of job op- 
portunities is the Dining Services. To 
apply, go to any of the four dining 
halls, the PUB or the personnel office 
(454-2908). Expect to work a minimum 
of ten hours a week with an average 
salary around $2 35 per hour. Jobs 
range from the traditional dishwashing 
and serving to cooking, catering, 
warehouse and clerical work. The 
Dining Service likes to hire people back 
for several semesters, but there is a 
good turnover through graduation, etc., 
hence openings occur. 


One of the most valuable resources for 
jobs are the faculty. They maintain con- 
tacts with colleagues in the area, many 
of whom, working with the government 
or private business, are in a position to 
hire. Also, their job leads often involve 
positions directly related to professional 
interests. You'd be surprised how in- 
terested faculty are in helping students 
find preprofessional employment. 


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 

Student Union 

The Union has about 100 students' 
positions for people with and without 
office skills. The Union is open about 
fifteen hours a day. seven days a week, 
so union jobs could fit almost any 
schedule. For more information and ap- 
plications, go to the Union's ad- 
ministrative offices. Room 1105. or call 

Work Study 

College Work-Study is a federal 
program designed to help needy full- 
time students find part-time em- 
ployment. 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 summer. 
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 par- 
ticular office. 

To apply for work-study check with the 
Financial Aid Office. 2130 North Ad- 
ministration Building, 454-3406. 


Part of the HELP Center (454-4357) 
A series of free non-credit courses is of 
fered through the HELP Center, course 
offerings range from auto mechanics to 
guitar to philosophy to Yiddish. For 
more information on specific course of- 
ferings or to volunteer your own ser- 
vices as a teacher call the HELP center. 



121 1G. Student Union (454 2736) 
The Office of Greek Life coordinates 
the integration of the social fraternities 
and sororities with the rest of the cam- 
pus community. It works with the of- 
ficers and members of these groups to 
advise and assist them in getting ihe 
most out of the "Greek" experience. 
"Greek Life" refers to the Greek letter 
societies that make up the fraternity 
and sorority system at Maryland. If you 
have any questions about social frater- 
nities and sororities, just stop in. 


Fraternity and Sorority houses provide 
living spaces for 1,500 University of 
Maryland students. Living in a "Greek 
House" provides a small group living 
experience for anywhere from 10 to 50 
students. It is a chance for you to learn 
how to manage all aspects of a home 
from overseeing the physical facilities to 
operating a kitchen. Most of the houses 
have a resident house director who 
assists students. Although most students 
living in the houses are members of the 
Greek community, there are often 
spaces available for non-members. If 
you're interested, contact the Office of 
Greek Life. 


Campus Drive, across from the Student 
Union (454-3444) 
Health care at the Health Center 
is available to all full time graduate and 
undergraduate students. Students can 
be seen by a physician, nurse prac- 
titioner, or nurse on a walk-in basis 
during the daytime and early evening. 

The walk-in clinic is best utilized by 
students who have an illness or injury 
which needs prompt attention in order 
for the student to remain in or return to 
classes. Problems that have existed for 
long periods of time (one or more 
weeks) or are more complicated in 
nature can best be treated by asking for 
a specific appointment, rather than 
being seen on walk-in. 

Services available at the Health Center 
include emergency care (24 hours a 
day), x-ray, lab tests, allergy injections, 
paps, pelvics, and pregnancy tests, men- 
tal health counseling, orthopedic and 
dermatology consults, and health 

The health fee covers many of the 
basic services, but there is a charge for 
some services. Charges which are made 
will go on your bill; cash will not be ac- 

The Health Center is open 8:30 a.m. 

5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, for regular 

health care. High priority care can be 

obtained from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

and weekends. Emergencies are treated 

24 hours a day. 


Emergencies and Information, 


Appointments, 454 4923 

Women's Health Care, 4544921 

Mental Health, 454-4925 

Health Education, 4544922 


Cambridge "D" Lobby, Ext. 4357. 
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
The HELP CENTER is always there. 
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 there to talk with 

So that they can best transform their 
concern into action, they have all un- 
dergone extensive training. They are 
called upon every day to deal with 
problems ranging from overdose of 
drugs, requests for abortion information, 
homosexuality and suicide threats, to 
those involving loneliness, academic 
and personal frustration, and family or 

Volunteers cannot give any easy an- 
swers, but they can try to help by 
listening and by assisting you in coping 
with your particular problem. Fur 
thermore, you may want to contact a 
professional specialist, and in that case 
they will refer you to a counselor, doc- 
tor, lawyer, or someone else in the 
community who has the expertise to 
deal properly with your concern. 



Office of Campus Programs, 1211 
Student Union (454-3458) 

National Professional Advertising 


Recognizing freshmen women with a 

3.5 average (Men's freshmen 

honorary 3.5 is Phi Eta Sigma) 

National Service fraternity 

Honorary society for undergraduate, 


Agricultural Honorary 

National Accounting Honorary 

Business Honorary Society 

National Business & Commerce 

Professional Fraternity 

Civil Engineering Honorary 

Junior Women's Honor Society 

National Slavic Honor Society 

National Hebrew Honor Society 

Electrical Engineering 

Society— Honorary 

Service to campus, community 

International Fraternity 

National Industrial Education 


Photojournalism Honorary 

Education Honor Society 

National Band Honorary Society 

Scholastic Honorary Fraternity in 


Pharmaceutical fraternity 

National Senior Honor Society for 

women (based on service, leader- 
ship, scholarship) 

Chemical Engineering Honors 


Honorary recognizing men with high 

standards in collegiate activities 

Home Economics Honorary 


Physical Education, Health and 

Recreation Honorary 

History Honorary 

Scholastic Honorary Society 

Scholastic Recognition of out- 
standing individuals in every dept. of 

the University 

Freshmen Honorary (provide 

tutoring service) 

National Musician's Honorary 

National Scholastic Honorary for 

Transportation major in College of 

Business and Mgt. 

Promotion of research in Biological 


National Political Science Honorary 

Honor Society in Horticulture and 

Ornamental Horticulture 

Mass Communications Honorary 

Math Honorary 

Math Engineering Honor Society 

Psychology Honorary 

Music Honorary 

Microbiology Honorary 

Journalism Honorary 

Spanish and Latin American 

Women's Recreation Assoc. 


Physics Honorary 

Aerospace Engineering Honorary 

National Engineering Society 

Service to Univ. Bands 

National Forensic Honorary (art or 

study of argumentative discourse) 

Public Relations Honorary 


Room 1112, Main Administration 
Building (454-4124) 
The Human Relations Office is respon- 
sible for assuring compliance with cam- 
pus, state, and federal affirmative action 
directives designed to provide equal 
education and employment opportunity 
on the College Park Campus for 
students and employees. The staff is 
assisted by a network of affirmative ac- 
tion personnel including Assistant 
Provosts in the five academic divisions 
and Equal Education and Employment 
Opportunity officers in each unit. Any 
student or employee having a concern 
about possible inequities in educational 
or employment matters or who wishes 
to register a formal complaint, may con- 
tact the EEEO officer of the respective 
unit/department, the Assistant Provost, 
or the Human Relations Office. 


Registrations Office 

1130 North Administration Building 


Transaction Cards— All students 

registered will receive new transaction 

cards. These cards are confirmation of 

current registration with the university, 
are used as a recording device in the 
libraries and admit full time un- 
dergraduates to most athletic, social and 
cultural events on campus. Cards for 
pre-registered students will be 
distributed in Ritchie Coliseum during 
the week of registration according to 
the alphabetic registration schedule 
Students must present their University 
Photo ID Card or some other proof of 
identity to receive their Transaction 
Card Students who register in the Arm- 
ory will be issued a temporary form 
of the transaction card which allows 
those privileges mentioned above and 
will be replaced by the permanent card 
approximately two weeks after 


Any student with an outstanding debt 
to the university (this means parking 
tickets, etc.) will be required to present 
evidence of payment of that debt prior 
to issuance of the transaction card. 
All students must carry this card. It 
must be presented when making 
payments to student accounts as well 
as other events mentioned above. 
PHOTO ID CARDS-Students who 
currently possess university photo iden- 
tification cards should continue to use 
them. New and readmitted students will 
be issued cards in the Armory during 
the registration period. The photo card 
is not validated and serves only as 
physical identification. 
Replacement of a lost University of 
Maryland I.D. can be obtained for 


Campus Information Center, 
Student Union (454-2801) 
Dial an Event (454-4321) 
Campus Directory (454-3311) 




2130 North Administration Building 

This Office provides a variety of ser- 
vices to students and faculty concerned 
with international education exchange. 
There is a small library of information 
on study, work and travel abroad. The 
office sponsors international- 
intercultural communications groups 
and co-sponsors programs with the In- 
ternational Student Council. In addition 
to advising on the academic admission 
of foreign applicants and reviewing their 
English proficiency, financial and visa- 
status, this office assists admitted 
students in their transition to this cam 
pus. It coordinates the Host Family 
Program, assists those students who 
have not established a permanent ad- 
dress in this area in finding suitable 
housing and conducts a special Foreign 
Student Orientation Program. It also ad- 
ministers a small emergency loan fund. 

The staff assists non-U. S. citizens in 
maintaining lawful immigration status 
and counsels them with reference to 
personal problems making referrals to 
appropriate academic or student affairs 
offices as necessary. 


The office helps in the resolution of 
conflicts that might occur between 
students, between organizations and 
between individuals and university 

regulations. The office has primary 
responsibility for administering campus 
judiciary programs. The staff trains, 
directs and advises the efforts of 
students, faculty and staff in disciplinary 
concerns so as to meet the unique per- 
sonal needs and legal rights of the 
student involved, as well as responding 
to the requirements of the community. 
Specifically, its main functions are: (1) 
interviewing and counseling students in- 
volved in disciplinary situations; (2) 
processing reports and correspondence 
which deal with disciplinary matters; (3) 
scheduling, coordinating and super- 
vising activities of the various judicial 
boards; (4) reviewing and/or approving 
the recommendations of these boards; 
(5) maintaining a central file of student 
disciplinary records. 

In addition, the Judiciary Office advises 
and assists different offices of the 
university in various legal and ad- 
ministrative matters, particularly those 
related to student affairs. The office 
staff acts in a liaison capacity with the 
State court system and various law en 
forcement and medical authorities as 

Cases may be disposed of by ad 
ministrative courts, termed JUDICIAL 
BOARDS, or by office staff. Although 
most cases are handled by the staff in 
accordance with the accused student's 
wishes, students may have a judicial 
board hearing if they choose. The 
judicial boards are comprised of selec- 
ted outstanding students who are em- 
ployed by the university to hear cases 
and recommend sanctions. One board, 
the Central Student Judicial Board, 
serves two functions— it is both the 
highest student board involved in 
disciplinary matters and the judicial 
branch of the Student Government 


1119 Student Union (454 4959) 
The Campus Rights Committee 
provides legal information and referrals 
for most legal problems. They are par- 
ticularly helpful with legal or disciplinary 
problems involving the university. 


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




1. Students who wish to change from 
their current college or division to un- 
decided should obtain a Change of 
College form and an unofficial copy 
of their permanent record from the 
Registrations Office Counter. 1st floor 
lobby. North Administration Build- 

2. The permanent record and Change of 
College form should be taken to the 
General Undergraduate Advisement 
Office. Room 3153, Undergraduate 
Library (X2733, X3040). 

3. The undecided student will be offi- 
cially registered in the Office of the 
Dean for Undergraduate Studies and 
receive his advisement from the 
General Undergraduate Advise- 
ment Office. These offices and the 
student's former college will assume 
responsibility for the appropriate 
transfer of complete records. 



All students who operate a motor vehicle 
on campus at any time must register 
that motor vehicle with the Motor 
Vehicle Administration Office on 
campus PLEASE NOTE— freshmen and 
sophomore students who reside on- 
campus may not operate or register a 
vehicle on-campus without special 
AUGUST 1976. 

During Registration 

1. Bring current state registration card 
for each vehicle to be registered. 

2. Enter the Armory through the out- 
side northwest door. 

3. Pick up and complete University of 
Maryland application for Motor 
Vehicle Parking Permit form and 
receive bumper decals. A registra- 

tion fee of $12.00 for the first vehicle 
and $3.00 for each additional vehicle 
will be included on student bills dur- 
ing Armory Registration. When 
vehicles are registered any other time 
or place, cash payment is required. 
Monday through Friday 

After Registration 

Motor Vehicle Administration Building 

South Wing 

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Monday through Friday 

1. Bring current state registration card 
for each vehicle to be registered. 

2. Pick up and complete University of 
Maryland application for Motor 
Vehicle Parking Permit form and 
receive bumper decals The regis- 
tration vehicle must be paid at the 
time of registration. 

Questions regarding Motor Vehicle 
Registration should be referred to the 
Motor Vehicle Administration Office, 
454 4242 or 454-4343. Special park- 
ing permits are available for handicapped 
students. Resident freshmen and sopho- 
mores who have off -campus jobs may 
be given special permission to register 
vehicles. Details are available at the 
Motor Administration Office. 



To most commuters, a car is essential. 
To most cars a parking space is impera- 
tive. To most parking spaces on-campus, 
more than one car is assigned. To most 
perceptive people, the conclusion is that 
there is parking problem at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland! 

Student lots are particularly victimized 
by overcrowding. The first week of 
classes brings with it the worst conges- 
tion of the year. During that time, try 
to get to campus at least an hour before 
your classes begin. It may take you that 
long to find a parking spot. After that 
time, locating an empty space becomes 
easier. Remember, today you may 
get the shaft; tomorrow you may get 
the space. If today is the day you don't 
get the space, "overflow parking" is per- 
mitted in Parking Lot 4. 
Parking regulations are strictly enforced. 
It would be wise to familiarize yourself 
with them. If you get a parking ticket, 
you have two options: pay it or appeal 
it promptly. If the ticket is for overtime in 
a metered parking space, there is no 


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 forget- 
ting them, but parking fines, like all bills 
incurred 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 remember, 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 Mary- 
land to the Motor Vehicle Office. 


If you feel you received a traffic ticket for 
an improper reason or it was due to an 
extenuating circumstance, you may 
follow these guidelines: 

1. Within 10 calendar days after 
issuance of a violation go to the 
second floor of the North Administra- 
tion Building. In the hallway you will 
find the traffic appeals table. 

2. Fill out the forms here and attach 
your ticket to the back of the form. 
You are entitled to appeal your case 
in person. If you choose to do so, 
select a time from those given at the 
table. At that time appear at Room 
2109. Cases are heard on a first 
come, first served basis at that time. 

Important: Tickets cannot be 
appealed after 10 days without the con- 
sent of the Department of Motor 

The Traffic Board is made up of students, 
like yourself, and they understand the 
kinds of situations that get many people 
tickets. About 5% of all parking tickets 
were appealed last year with 70% of 
those being voided or reduced. If you be- 
lieve you have a good reason for parking 
where you did when ticketed, you should 
appeal. At worst, the Board can only 
turn you down. They can't increase your 

OR NOT TO GO. . . 

At times, when the white stuff dumps 
during the day, the university will close 
early. Notification is made over the radio 
for those who not yet ventured out and 
in class for those who should hit the road 
before it gets worse. 

On the other hand, when it snows at 
night, students are completely at the 
mercy of the media. The university 
works hard to notify stations, and the 
stations work equally hard to integrate 
the univeristy in among its post- 
ponements and cancellations. 
Sometimes lack of communication or 
misjudgments cause no information to 
get out to students. In the case of snow 
or other severe weather, it is critical that 
students take responsibility for them 
selves. They should make their own 
determination as to whether or not the 
weather poses a threat to them. If they 
decide that it does, they should stay 
put! Professors are understanding 
people and a call to them may help 
commuters avoid unnecessary risks. 
Usually there is no penalty for non- 
attendance in classes. Commuters are 
well advised to make friends with a 
fellow classmate who is a resident 
student. Residents are not as easily af- 
fected by severe weather and can help 
you by sharing notes when you can't 
make it to class. 



Psychologists do not fully understand just 

how memory works. It has been experimentally 

proved that tiny physical traces of what we 

have experienced remain with us: electrical stim 

ulation of certain areas of the brain will reproduce 

in our consciousness, as vividly as if they had just 

happened, the sounds, sights and smells of events we 

have not thought of in years and of which, until thus stimulated, 

we have had no conscious memory. So, apparently we never 

actually lose what we have once experienced: it's still there, 

physically, encoded in our brain cortex. The problem is to get 

at it, as every suffering student knows. 
A good deal is known about the learning pro- 
cess, however, and it has been proved that 
certain techniques of learning help retention 
and recall. The human mind is comparable to a 
data bank, and certain methods of input help us con- 
sciously produce what we need when we need it. The 
actual process of calling back to consciousness what we once 
consciously knew is a mystery. There is no button to push, no 
electric prod to apply to the skull But here are some proven 
methods of facilitating memory. 


1. Above all, understand what you are called on to remember. 
Set up a frame within which to organize the details and their 
relationship to each other. If the whole makes sense, the 
parts are easier to recall. 

The medical student forced to remember the names of 
every nerve in the human body will remember more 
easily if he knows the function of each nerve and how it 
interacts with the others. 

The history student will better remember the necessary 
names, dates and other details if he has a thorough un- 
derstanding of purposes, trends, philosophies, the broad 
sweep of events. 

The language student will better remember the inflections 
of a language — the individual prefixes and suffixes which 
signal number, tense, etc. — if he has a grasp of basic struc- 
In other words, remember in a context of principles, theories 
and important generalizations. Before you try to fix details in 
your mind, know the structure and main emphasis of what 
you are studying. The SQ3R* method of study, with its em- 
phasis on surveying, questioning, and reading for main ideas, 
is a valuable aid. 

2. The more thoroughly and the deeper you go into a subject, 
the better you will remember it Apparently, broadening 
knowledge increases the number of associative links between 
one aspect and another and makes the whole structure 
stronger This is one virtue of extra reading — doing extra 
problems — seeking out other points of view— tracking down 

3. Get yourself beyond the recognition stage, to the recall stage, 
the first time you encounter something you know you will 
have to remember. A certain amount of forgetting is 
inevitable anyway, but this method retards forgetting and 
makes recall easier. 

The SQ3R' method of study puts heavy emphasis on the 
"recite" stage for this very reason. Deliberately closing the 
book, and going through the conscious effort of recalling 
the main points of what you have just read, while it is still 
fresh in your mind, seems to open the recall channel, so 
to speak, at a time when it is the easiest to open. The 
material seems closer to the surface, more easily ac- 
cessible to review, if the deliberate attempt to recall is 
made immediately after first reading. This has repeatedly 
been proven in carefully designed experiments. 
The emphasis here is on conscious effort: it is not enough to 
feel familiar with what you have just read, so that on second 
reading the main points and key details are easy to un- 
derstand. Close the book and pull the points and details back 
to consciousness, from memory Write them out in your own 
words if necessary; when you can say these things in your 
own words, you have made them yours. 

4. In certain subjects— foreign languages, sciences, math for in- 
stance—the process known as overlearning, is of material 
help; in fact, in language study it is essential. 

Overlearning is defined as "practice well beyond the point 
of mastery." It is an extension of the conscious effort to 
recall, to the point where conscious effort is no longer- 
needed. "Overlearning results when a person continues to 

use a response repeatedly, with confirmation."* * How did 
you learn the alphabet] 

Verbs, formulae, comparative anatomy, whatever it is you 
have to know without reaching for it — should be overlear- 
ned. The process is speeded if you use sight, sound and 
feeling to help you; write it down and say it aloud, let the 
senses reinforce each other. 

A pack of file cards is often helpful If you are studying 
complicated terminology for a science course, for instance, 
you can write the term on one side and its definition on 
the other. Flip through the pack front sides up and try to 
recall what is on the back. Then reverse the process. Then 
start at the middle of the pack and work forwards, or 
backwards. (It has been proven that in any long 
memorizing job. the ends are memorized first, tee middle 
5. The importance of associations of ideas has already been 
emphasized. It often helps to deliberately build associations 
with what you have to remember. Doing this is like con- 
structing a chain which will lead you to what you want. If 
you have one end firmly in mind, it will lead you to the other 
end. Human minds vary greatly in the type of associative link 
to which response comes easiest, so there is no one best 
method, but here are a few approaches that have worked. A 
multisensory approach is usually best. 

a) Visualize. Some people have vivid visual 
memories — i.e., memories for how things look. If you 
find yourself visualizing often — that is if you remember 
better from charts and graphs than you do from the 
printed page, or if you remember how the page looked 
when you are trying to recall what was on it. you can 
make this tendency into an effective "aide-memoire." 
In a history course, for instance, make yourself a time 
chart. If you are the medical student memorizing all the 
nerves, visualize the nervous system and attach labels 

If you are taking a statistics course, remember visually 
the relationships between, for instance, standard 
deviations, z scores, t scores, and percentile ranks, and 
then reason from there In recalling verb forms or 
vocabulary words, make a deliberate attempt to 
visualize the words. 

b) Use verbal mnemonic devices. The world is full of 
examples: in spelling, for instance, the saying, "There is 
a rat in separate"— nonsensical as it is — has helped 
many people remember how to spell separate. 
Students memorizing the colors of the spectrum 
remember the nonsense name Roy G. Biv: red, orange, 
yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet Medical students 
have hundreds of such devices, passed on down the 
generations. Make up your own. 

c) Some people with a strong sense of rhythm recall 
some things by first remembering the lilt or rhythmic 
pattern; the words come next, and are recalled because 
they fit the rhythmic pattern. One such person remem 
bers phone numbers by the pattern they make: he 
recalls a number such as 8646265 bv remembering the 
lilt of "EIGHT six FOUR six TWO six FIIIIVE." 

"survey, question, read, recite, review, 
"quotations from Educational Psychology, by Lee J. Cronbach. 





Many students have never correctly learned how to underline a 
textbook Many do underline, but the process is usually feast or 
famine. Some underline almost every word, others only a few 
words that don't really help them. Because of the large amount 
of reading a college student is expected to do, it is important 
that he learn the skill of underlining. 

The following suggestions should be helpful to a student in- 
terested in learning to underline. For further information and 
practice the student is directed to Read, Underline. Reuiew.- 
David Wark and Monica Mogen, McGraw Hill Basic Skills 
System; NY., 1970. This book is available at the Reading and 
Study Skills Lab in the Counseling Center. 

1. Never underline until you have read the entire paragraph. Af- 
ter reading the paragraph, decide which is the main idea and 
what the supporting details are. 

2. Select your own words to underline. It is not necessary to un- 
derline each word in the sentence. Just the core parts will be 
sufficient to get the full meaning. 

3. Use a variety of marks. You may want to underline the main 
idea phrases, circle important names, etc. Once you have 
decided on your own system, it is important to remain con- 

4. Write summaries in the margin using your own words. These 
wordings can be helpful when reviewing as they direct you 
immediately to the main ideas of the page. 

5. Review Markings — After finishing your assignment and before 
you close your book review the markings you have made. 
This will so serve as a quick review and also give you a 
chance to take brief notes if you wish. 


Like any other skill, underlining is a tool, not a 
panacea, for getting through college. It will take con- 
centrated practice to develop this skill, but the time you will save 
in the future will be worth every minute of practice. 




by Janet Lynn Cornfeld 
Counseling and Personnel Services 

If you are Undecided about your major, others are probably 
telling you to hurry up and decide because all sorts of bad 
things will happen to you if you don't. Well, it happens that the 
evidence says it isn't so. 

A study of freshmen entering the university in the Fall 1974 
semester found that students who were Undecided about their 
major were not very different from students who were Decided. 
Decided and Undecided students were equal in (1) academic 
ability as measured by SAT scores, and (b) academic per- 
formance as measured by GPA (grade point average). There are 
some people who think that Undecided students are more likely 
to flunk out or drop out of school than Decided students. This isn't 
true either— Decided and Undecided students are not different 
on the basis of academic standing or rate of withdrawal from the 

So you see, there is nothing wrong with you if you are Un- 
decided about your major. In fact, you may be a step ahead of 
some of your Decided friends. 

The study referred to above also found out some interesting 
things about Decided students. Of those freshmen who had 
selected a major on their Applications for Admission in 1973, 
42% changed their major by the end of their freshman year. 
This information should be helpful to those of you who are not 
really sure about the major you already may have selected. As 
you can see, there is no penalty for being Undecided and a 
large number of Decided students change their majors early in 
their college careers. If you are one of these people, take heart 
and give yourself a chance to explore. After all. that's what 
college is all about. 




by Dr John Van Brunt 

(Editor's note: Dr Van Brunt is 

Director of the Reading and Study 

Skills Lab on the College Park Campus ) 

"I read the assignments. I go to every class! Honestly, I did all 
the work, and . . and still I got a "D" on the exam . . ." 
"I do the reading. It just doesn't mean anything to me. I never 
know any of the material on the exams . . " 
"I read the text. I read it twice! But my grades don't show it." 
Many of us expect to learn text material fairly easily Once we 
read the assignment, we think that we should have understood 
it and will remember it. Unfortunately, most of the academic 
learning that we have to do in college requires that we do much 
more without time and effort that just read. The fact is. reading 
will probably take less than 59% of our total learning time in 
college. (There are several other sources of knowledge and 
other activities that are also important). 

We learn from a variety of sources: reading, listening, observing 
and experiencing, to name a few. These are 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 hap- 
pens during the input stage, output stage and between the two, 
relates to how effective we are at learning. 


Not many of us have had instruction in how to learn efficiently. 
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 

Compare the way you learn athletic skills with the way you 
learn from your texts! How good would John Lucas and Brad 
Davis have been, 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 needed 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? 


Many college students seem to feel that something is wrong with 
their reading ability, learning ability, etc. if they cannot com- 
prehend 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 
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 comprehend 
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 what the chapter is all about, what you are ex- 
pected to learn. Try to recall what you already know about the 
subject; try to anticipate what will be covered in the chapter. 
Now skim the chapter. To skim means to look over the chapter 
to get the main ideas it covers. Read all of the headings, the 
graphs and the tables. Look at the pictures and read some of 
the captions under them. Look at the words that are underlined 
or in italics. Read the summary or concluding paragraphs. And 
finally read the summary of the chapter if the author provides 

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


After you have surveyed the chapter, go back to the beginning 
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 section. 
Ask the "newspaper" questions— who, what, where, why, when, 
or how. If the subhead of your American History text is "Har- 
per's Ferry." change the heading into something like "What hap- 
pened at Harper's Ferry that was important'" or "Why was Har- 
per's Ferry important?" 

Questions should help you concentrate on the most important 
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 them 
selves to being turned into sparkling, 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 question (s). You 
should be able to determine the main idea of the section and, at 
the same time, recognize "important" details, examples or sup- 
ports for the main idea. Trivia or minor details should seem 
much less important to you. You are learning to be an effective 
reader, one who selects only important material for his attention. 
Your question should have focused your attention 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) un- 
derline key words or phrases. (2) write key terms or phrases in 
the margins of their texts; or (3) write notes or outlines in a 
separate notebook or on 3 x 5 index cards. Underlining and/or 
notetaking should take place after you have read the sec- 
tion—after you have identified the main or central ideas. 


When you have finished reading a section of your text, can you 
summarize or condense the important ideas of the selections? 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 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 hourly examination! It's 
scheduled for October 10th!" In other words. I will wait five 
weeks before I receive my evaluation. 

Why wait for weeks or even days for your instructor to evaluate 
your learning? 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 materials as well as you want to know it. If you 
feel you have mastered the material, go on to the next section of 
reading 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 satisfaction. (2) go on to the next sec- 
tion knowing that you have not yet mastered the material as 
well as you want to. 


When you have completed your assignment, review the ideas 

you have just learned. 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 material 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 them. 

Your review is just another evaluation of how well you think 

you have learned the material you have studied. 


Many students appear to believe that the reason for going to lec- 
ture is to take notes that can be studied and learned later, prior 
to the examination. Though notes are important to 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 learned! Do you listen to 
your instructor? Do you understand what he is talking about? 
Do you think about it? When you do, write it down, in as brief a 
form as you can. 

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 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 in- 
terrupted. 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, 
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 

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 session, 
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, and set another goal. Short assignments are easy 
to do. Using the review method already discussed, you can 
demonstrate to yourself that you have mastered the material in 
question. Then you can go on, or quit — your choice. Your 
progress will be slow, steady, and efficient. 

After you have completed your study, and unfortunately, 
sometimes before, you will be asked to demonstrate what you 
have learned. In most cases, this will mean that you will have 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. 


High scorers on examinations tend to know the subject 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 asked for and received a sample 
item that helps them know what will be expected on the actual 


Students who do well on objective exams tend to have studied 
as if they were taking an essay examination. They have studied 
and learned main ideas. They know all the major points they 
are responsible for. They can apply their knowledge in specific 
situations, such as the objective test items. They also: (1) know 
the point distribution on the test (sometimes all of the questions 
are not weighed evenly) (2) know whether there is a penalty for 
guessing, such as one right subtracted 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 exams other guidelines for taking objective exams 
should be taken from the next section, "Taking Essay Exams." 


Before answering any questions, you should survey the entire 
exam. Read each question, see how many questions are asked 
and how many each counts. Next to each question note the ap- 
proximate time to be spent on each. Determine this from the dif- 
ficulty 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. 

When you begin to answer, read the directions carefully. Does 
the question ask you 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 outline before writing your an- 
swer This will help you organize your thoughts and will keep 
you from straying from the important 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 your essay give the main ideas Then support 
those ideas with facts and examples. Draw this supportive 
material from lecture material and assigned reading, if you wish 
to use other sources, you may do so, but this material should 
compliment the in-class information, not replace it. If 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 written answers the question, also be on the 
lookout for spelling and grammar errors which might detract 
from the readibility of your essay. Don't be disturbed by other 
students finishing before you do; take the time you need. 
After the exam is returned, make an appointment to discuss 
your essay with your instructor. Find out what he was looking 
for in each question and why he took off points from your an- 
swer. This is very important because it will give you an in- 
dication of what the instructor will be looking for in the next 






by Dr. David Mills 

(Editor's note: Dr. Mills is 

Assistant Director of the Counseling 

Center and a Professor of Psychology 

on the College Park Campus.) 

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 im- 
portant time 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 stimulation. These myths are only true in 
part. Your college years are important, but they are only one of 
many important periods in your life. The new experiences which 
you have in college will change you somewhat, but you still will 
be basically the same person you always have been or will be 
People are not greatly changed overnight. College is in- 
tellectually stimulating, but sometimes it is boring, and 
sometimes it is frivolous. What you get out of college and what 
it does 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 person. 

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 will be a place in it for you if you are 
willing to find it. Whether a school has 3,500 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 friend- 
ships. It may take awhile to find them, but they are there. 
Don't let your friends, however, be dictated only by artifical 
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 interests, 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. 


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 learn 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 reactions, however, is typically a need to 
be informed as to how you are doing. They most often just want 
to know that things are alright rather than all the details of your 
everyday life. This is a period of your life when you are learning 
to be independent. Complaints that parents are interfering may 


mean that you and your parents disagree on how independent 
you really are. This is negotiable if you maintain contact with 
them. Being independent is much more solid if it is worked out 
with your parents, painful though that may be sometimes, than 
it is if you completely reject them before you have your own 
unique patterns set. So. keep in touch with them, negotiate with 
them where you are or want to be, and eventually they will give 
up more and more control. 
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 them to run with 
the crowd. People will learn 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 

Don't be turned off by external characteristics. Sometimes your 
deepest and most challenging friends are people with very dif- 
ferent 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 exciting about new 
friends in college. 


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 pressures. 
If you feel that part of your pressure comes from difficulty in 
note taking, taking tests, reading inefficiently, or not knowing the 
best way to study, you might want to check with Reading and 
Study Skills Lab (X2931) in Shoemaker Building They are 
there to help you. 

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. Sometimes, 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. 

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 importance of com- 
munication and tolerance for the other person 
Don't wait until you have problems (if you have problems) to 
learn 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 problems. 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 per- 
son 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 to have your room assignment changed. But don't do 
this too quickly. Part of your college experience is the learning 
how to resolve differences. Give yourself at least a semester 
and, then if you have given it a good try, don't be un- 
comfortable in asking for a different assignment. Remember, 
however, that many upper classmen look back at unsuccessful 
roommate assignments and feel that if they had worked a little 
harder it would have been better 


Many freshmen are confronted with persons who have very dif- 
ferent 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 ac- 
ceptance is often pretty shallow and doesn't last long. Play it 
slow, and try to find out what is right for you. You will, in the 
long run. be more respected for knowing what is important 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 do. 
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 slowly. 





Area Director of several residence 

Air Force Reserve Officer Training 

The Arts and Humanities Division of 
the University 

Assistant Resident Director of a dor- 

Business and Public Administration 

Black Student Union 

High rise dorms by University Blvd. 

To put maximum effort into studying 
"cume" (rhymes with room) 

Cumulative grade point average 

To skip class 

Ice cream place run by the Univer- 
sity on Route 1 

The Diamondback, a daily campus 

one who lives in a dormitory 

mixer held by fraternities and 

to make adjustment in your class 

a freshman 

a graduate assistant 

grade point average 
graham cracker 

a block of Greek houses between 
College Ave. and Knox Rd. 

a member of a social fraternity or 
the gulch 

the area surrounding the temporary 
buildings near lot No. 3 

the hall 

a drinking spot on Route 1 
the hill 

the area in the center of the campus; 
either the residence halls 


an examination 


the Intrafraternity Council which 
coordinates men's social fraternity 


someone who is not a member of a 
fraternity or sorority 

jud board 

one of several groups of students in- 
volved in the judicial process of the 

Macke room 

areas in buildings where vending 
machines have been installed 

The Mall 

the area between the library and the 
Administration Buildings that is a 
gathering place for students on nice 

the mods 

a recently constructed set of apart 
ment-like dorms across Route 1 


a gathering of students usually spon- 
sored by an organization and cen- 
tering around some beer 


No grade reported 


freedom house (swahili), the black 
cultural center 


The Office of Off Campus Housing 


People Active in Community Ef- 
fort—a student organization that 
coordinates community involvement 

Pan Hel 

the Panhellenic Council, which coor- 
dinates the activities of the sororities 

pledge (n) 

a person in the process of receiving 

training before becoming installed as 

an active member in a fraternity or 


(v) to join a fraternity or sorority 

the Pub 

a new drinking place on campus 

resident assistant in a dormitory 

resident director of dormitory 

the residence halls association 
the row 

the fourteen Greek houses in 

horseshoe facing Route 1 

a period of time (usually at the 

beginning of each semester) when 

fraternities and sororities recruit new 


the Student Government Association 

cubicles and shelves of books in the 



The Student Union Building 


the Student Union Board; a group 
of students who help set up activities 
within the Student Union 


teaching assistant; a grad student 
with teaching responsibilities 


an underground scandle sheet cir- 
culated around the Greek com- 


the nickname of the athletic teams 


the school mascot whose statue is in 
front of the library 


University Commuters Association 


Undergraduate Library 


University of Maryland Baltimore 


University of Maryland College Park 


University of Maryland Eastern 


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University Program Board 



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Architecture Library, 

Room 1102 

Architecture Bldg (454-4316) 
Monday-Thursday. 8:30 a.m. 10 p.m.; 
Friday, 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m.: Saturday. 11 
a.m. -4 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. -10 p.m. 
Architecture offers plenty of light with 
comfortable surroundings. The interior 
design is refreshing and a welcome 
change of pace from the rest of the 
university This library offers an out- 
standing collection of foreign language 
magazines on campus. Although the 
collection is limited to architecture and 
design periodicals, it is still worth 
looking at. 

Chemistry Library, 

Room 1325 

Chemistry Bldg. (454-2610) 

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. 10 p.m.: Satur 

day, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m- 

10 p.m. 

The reading selection is limited to 

chemistry, but you'll find the room has 

few distractions. It's the place for the 

no-nonsense, serious student. 

Engineering and 
Physical Sciences 

Room 1300, Math Building (454 3037) 
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. -2 a.m.; Friday 
and Saturday. 8 a.m. -midnight; Sunday, 
1 p.m. -midnight. 

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

McKeldin Library 

West end of Mall (454-2853) 
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. -midnight; Satur- 
day, 9 a.m. 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.- 

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 
chairs are plentiful in the stacks sections 
where books are shelved Even though 
it is called the "graduate library," un 
dergrads 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. 

Library (UGL) 

Adjoining Campus Drive (454-4737) 
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. -midnight; Satur- 
day, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m 

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. 
There's a do-it-yourself walk-through 
tour you might try You can pick up a 
copy at the desk. 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 although McKeldin has a 
larger selection, the UGL probably has 
what you're looking 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 
headphones and a selection of music 
for any taste. There are also wireless 
audio headsets which enable you to 
tune into any one of tweive pre- 
programmed channels. If that's not 
enough for you, try the quad room 
where two Marantz amps drive the four 
JBL speakers with 400 watts of power. 

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


Campus Police (454-5785) 
Student Union Main Desk (454-2801) 
Try an ad in the Diamondback (454- 



3151 Undergraduate Library (454- 

OMSE, as the Office of Minority 
Student Education is called, is respon- 
sible for addressing the needs of 
minority students. Generally, the Office 
introduces minority students to the 
University's special supportive 
programs, with special emphasis on the 
areas of recruitment, retention and- 
graduation. OMSE seeks to use student 
advisors to link minority students with 
existing university resources. They also 
provide minority students with career 
advising in areas that offer both good 
job opportunities and good salaries. 
The Office is directly responsible for the 
administration of the Intensive 
Educational Development Program, Up- 
ward Bound, the Equal Opportunity 
Recruitment Program, and the Nyum 
buru Community Cultural Center. 

Intensive Educational 

2115 North Administration Building 

The I. ED. program provides academic 
and counseling services to students who 
need additional academic support in or- 
der to successfully compete with other 
students at the university. I.E.D. also 
coordinates financial aid for its students, 
and serves as a general channel 
through which its students may receive 
other services and assistance from the 

Participating students who find that 
they need some tutoring or special 
counseling at any time during the year 
may take advantage of these special 
I.E.D. services. 

Upward Bound 

The Upward Bound program at College 
Park is part of a national network of 
Upward Bound Programs that prepare 
high school juniors and seniors for the 
college experience. Upward Bound 
provides its students with counseling 
assistance in academic subjects, tutoring 
and help with study skills. 

Equal Opportunity 
Recruitment Program 

0126 North Administration Building 

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

Community Center 

Building CC (454-5648) 
Nyumburu (freedom house) focuses on 
the cultural aspects of the Black ex- 
perience, 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 writing, and literature are of- 
fered at Nyumburu as well as op- 
portunities to participate in a wide 
range of student club activities. 


1211 Student Union (454-3645) 
If you close out the residence halls as a 
living option (or vice versa) and are 
looking for a place to live, the Off- 
Campus Housing Service may be able 
to help. The office maintains listings of 
furnished and unfurnished rooms, apart- 
ments and houses which are for rent in 
the area. While the service is not a 
complete representation of everything 
that is available in the area, it is a good 
place to start a housing search. That of- 
fice also provides written material to 
facilitate that process. 


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With some effort, you should be able to 
find a place to live. There are some tips 
to follow. First, you should keep in 
mind that there is a low vacancy rate in 
the area. While that fact won't make 
finding housing impossible, it does 
necessitate that you be deliberate and 
commit time to the search. Plan to 
spend at least four days looking. (It 
might not take that long. If it doesn't, 
you have that much extra time to get 
to know the area or indulge in some of 
your favorite pastimes.) Your own trans- 
portation is almost a must for hunting 
a place to live. Public transportation 
may be good enough to get you to and 
from school but will take up precious 
time in traveling from one rental facility 
to another 

Parents can sometimes be helpful in 
your quest. Often landlords will accept 
their signature as a co-signer in the 
event that a student is under majority 
age or without a steady income. 
Since housing notices are usually 
posted for immediate occupancy, visit 
the Off-Campus Housing Office no later 
than three to four weeks before you 
want to move in. Vacancies frequently 
change, so if you don't find something 
at first, keep on truckin'. Because of the 
rapid turnover of vacancies, the office 
does not attempt to print listings to 
distribute to housing-seekers. You must 
visit the office in person and leaf 
through the files of openings. 
Telephones are available for local calls 
so you can get in touch with 
prospective landlords. 
When you find what you want, you 
should be prepared to sign on the dot- 
ted line for almost immediate oc- 
cupancy Housing is usually most plen- 
tiful in May and again in August. At 
both times leases for students are en- 
ding and people are moving on. If you 
decide to look in May, be prepared to 
begin your lease then. Few rental 
facilities can be held for you, and 
waiting lists are undependable in terms 
of yielding housing when it is really 
needed. Keep in mind that demand 
grows as the opening of a semester 
(especially fall semester) approaches. 


General Services Building (454-5784) 
The UMCP university police officers are 
on-campus to make life safer and more 
secure for students. Trained 
professional workers, the officers en- 
force municipal, county and state law as 
well as the regulations of the university. 
You are likely to encounter campus 
police (they are the ones in the brown- 
uniform driving green cars) at sporting 
events, during emergencies, at security 
gates, etc. Keep in mind they too want 
to make this a better place to live. 


1211 Student Union (454-2827) 
How do you introduce 7,800 new 
students and their parents to the 
University of Maryland? You give them 
a show they wouldn't want to miss! 
"Maryland Preview," a summer 
program of the Orientation Office, lets 
students and their parents take a look 
"behind the scenes" before classes start. 
Realizing that a school of 34,500 can 
seem pretty confusing, the "Preview" 
staff offers the kind of info that is 
needed to make a successful campus 
debut. Undergraduate Student Advisors 
give tips on campus life, explain univer- 
sity requirements, provide academic ad- 
vising, and help students preregister for 
the fall. Parent Preview offers parents 
an overall view of university services, 
policies and expectations. 
Orientation also has some great ideas 
for the rest of the year. Ongoing ac- 
tivities include trips to Washington. 
D.C., seminars on campus rights, a 
commuter open forum, foreign student 
festival, and brush-up sessions on 
registration. The office encourages input 
from you in the planning of all orien- 
tation projects. 


Annapolis Hall (454 3911) 
The following are only a few of the ser- 
vices the Division of Photographic Ser- 
vices offers: one-day black and white 
film and color slide processing, two-day 
color print services, passport and im 
migration photos, individual and group 
portraits, U. of Md. ID cards, photo and 




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slide duplication, photo and poster 
mounting, microfilming, on location 
photography, several thousand 
color slides and black and white proof 
sheets of campus scenes, and all U. of 
Md. athletic teams with game actions. 
DPS can also help you with questions 
concerning techniques and camera 

DPS also has a complete offset printing 
service which offers printing of resumes, 
theses, letterheads, fliers, and an- 
nouncements, with or without photos. 


A complete self-service facility is 
available in the UMporium lobby of the 
Student Union. If this isn't sufficient, try 
the University Post Office in the 
General Services Building. 454-3955. 
There is no charge for campus mail. 
Just drop it in any campus mailbox. 



Several bus lines cut through or pass by 
the university. These lines serve 
Washington, DC, Silver Spring, 
Wheaton, Baltimore, and several other 
areas in the region. Precise and up-to- 
date information on routes and times is 
available at the Student Union In 
formation Center on the first floor of 
the Student Union. Buses are safe, 
dependable and provide door to door 
service to the university. Remember, 
there are many advantages of riding 
buses including extra study time, no 
parking hassles and a contribution to a 
cleaner environment 


Shoemaker Building (454 2935) 
Offering a wide array of study skill in- 
structions. RSSL is perhaps one of the 
most useful services offered on-campus. 
Available free for the asking is training 
in effective reading and writing skills 
plus tips on exam preparation and how 
to listen and take notes. Most of these 
courses are preprogrammed so you can 
take them at your own pace and fit 
them within your own schedule 
limitations. You'll find the staff friendly 
and very helpful, and there's never any 

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. 


The Chapel 

The Chapel provides a focal point for 
the religious expression and develop- 
ment of all faiths on-campus. 
It houses the large East Chapel, the 
smaller West Chapel, and the Roman 
Catholic Blessed Sacrament Chapel. 
One of these is always open for prayer 
or meditation from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. 
East or West Chapel may be reserved 
for weddings and other religious events 
through the office of Student Affairs, 
telephone 454-5783. 


Chaplains are appointed to the univer- 
sity by their denominations. They serve 
as advisors to youth groups, organize 
special events and generally make the 
campus more aware of religious and 
ethical issues. Student religious groups 
without chaplains select members of the 
university faculty to serve as advisors to 
their groups. 

Two of the largest chaplaincies, Hillel 
(Jewish) and Newman (Roman 
Catholic) have centers adjacent to the 
campus to provide space for their 
programs and staff. Other chaplaincies 
have offices in the Memorial Chapel. 


Worship, Counseling — Pastoral Care, 
Study groups, Bible/Theology /Ethics. 
All the chaplaincies have special 
programs and during the year jointly 
sponsor events. The chaplains serve in 
many capacities in the university com- 
munity and are available to any mem- 
ber of the community on an individual 


Joseph Smith 

Chapel, room 6 


Perry Smith" 

Chapel, room 235 


J. P. Tines 

Chapel, room 257 



Gloria Douglass* 


Wofford Smith 

Robert Gribbon* 

Chapel, room 239 


Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alan DeSilva 


Meyer Greenberg 

Associate Director: Robert Saks 

Hillel House 


Elizabeth Platz 

Theodore Caspar" 

Chapel, room 251 


Maximos Moses* 


William J. Kane 

Assistants: Joseph Lydon. 
L. James Downs 

Catholic Student Center 

(Church of the Brethren. Disciples of 
Christ. Presbyterian, United Church of 
Christ and United Methodist) 

Robert Burdette 

Lois Morris 

Chapel, room 255 

(454 2346/2348) 


University Chapel, room 9 
Wednesday 12 noon Luncheon 


(To be announced) 

Reading Room. 

University Chapel, room 23 
Monday-4 p.m. Chapel Lounge 

University Chapel, 

West wing 
Sunday— 10:00 a.m. 

Holy Communion 
Weekdays— 12 noon 

Holy Communion 
(Mon„ Wed., and Fri.) 



Hillel House 

7505 Yale Ave. 


Orthodox — 
Daily Services M-F 

6:30 p.m. Friday 

9:30 p.m. Saturday 


6:30 p.m. Friday 

7712 Mowatt Lane 


6:45 p.m. Friday 
Call for information on holiday services 

University Chapel, 
West wing 
Wednesday-12:00 Noon 
Holy Communion 
Hope Church and 
Student Center 
Knox and Guilford Roads 
(opposite parking lot 3) 
^S a.m. abd 11:00 a.m. 
(Holy Communion 
every Sunday) 
(Sponsored by Lutheran. Episcopal and 
United Campus Chaplaincies) 
Sunday 11:00 AM 
University Chapel 
Holy Communion 
FIRST Sunday of the month 
Sunday Masses: 
6 p.m. Saturday 
at Catholic Student Center 

10 a.m. Sunday 

at Catholic Student Center 

11 a.m. Sunday 
at Cambridge 
Community Center 

12:45 p.m. Sunday 
at Memorial Chapel (West) 
Weekday Masses: 

12 Noon 

Memorial Chapel (Main) 
5 p.m. 

Memorial Chapel (West) 

11:15 a.m. -11:45 a.m. 

Blessed Sacrament Chapel 

5:30-6:00 P.M. 

at Catholic Student Center 

Holy Days: 

1 1 a.m. 

12 Noon 
4:00 p.m. 

at Memorial Chapel (Main) 
5:00 p.m. 

"Designates staff serving at the university 
and elsewhere 


3rd Floor. North Administration 
Building (454-2711) 
The Office of Resident Life coordinates 
the housing activities for the 35 residence 
halls on campus Your initial contact 
with the office is through the in- 
formation they send you about housing 
and dining plans when you are ad- 
mitted to the university. In addition to 
processing students' housing ap- 
plications, the Office of Resident Life 
initiates and aids in the implementation 
of programs designed to maximize the 
living learning environment of the 
residence halls. 

The Office of Resident Life employs 
and trains fellow students to serve as 
Resident Assistants (RA's). These staff 
members can give you valuable in- 
formation about classes, instructors and 
generally what's happening on-campus. 
Resident Directors. Dining Hall per- 
sonnel and other staff members are 
available in each residence community 
to assist you. Find out who they are 
and get to know them. 


Chapel (454-5783) 

Center for Adult Education (454-2324) 

On-campus Academic Buildings (454- 


On-campus Non-Academic Buildings 


Student Union (including display cases 

and tables (454-2801) 


2120 Main Administration Building 

A free Speakers Bureau Guide is 
available from the Office of University 
Relations. It lists over 250 faculty, staff 
and student speakers who are available 
to speak on a wide range of topics of 
current interest (usually at no cost). 


7 a.m. -midnight, Monday-Thursday: 7 
a.m.-l a.m.. Friday: 8 a.m.-l a.m.. Satur 
day: noon-midnight, Sunday 
The Maryland Student Union is the 
campus center for students, faculty, 
staff, and alumni, so if you are looking 
for something to do or know something 
is happening but don't know where it is. 
try the Union. A full and varied 
program composed of special events 
and regular facilities are there for your 
enjoyment. 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 visit 
with a friend. 

Duplicating Services 

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

Information Center 

The Information Desk is located in the 
main lobby of the Union. It's the prime 
source for finding out what's happening 
not only in the Union but anywhere on- 
campus or the area. It provides monthly 
activities schedules, campus maps, bus, 
train and airline schedules, class 
schedule booklets, traffic ticket appeals 
forms and lost and found 
(building)— just to name a few. Phone 
454-2801. Open seven days a week 
during building hours. 

Notary Public 

There are several Notaries on the staff 
to serve the University community. 
Check at the Information Desk. Main 
Lobby. Student Union. 



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

Selective Service 

Although the draft is no longer in effect, 
it is still required that all males register 
with the Selective Service System 
within 30 days before or after their 18th 
birthday. Regardless of where your 
home may be, you may register at the 
Information Desk, Student Union, 9 
a.m. -10 p.m., Monday-Friday. 

Tobacco Shop 

Located near the Information Desk on 
the main floor, the Tobacco Shop 
stocks cigarettes, cigars, pipes, tobacco, 
candy, newspapers, magazines, pencils 
and pens. 

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

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



T.V. Room 

If you can't miss that favorite program 
of soap operas, schedule your classes 

around it and stop by the Union's T.V. 
Room. A color set is there at your 
disposal, located next to the Games 
Room in the basement. However, 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 selection. 


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 on- 
campus). 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, etc.) 
Off campus Phones— To place a call to 
a telephone off the College Park Cam- 
pus 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 phone, no 
matter how hard you try, nor can the 
operator connect you with an off- 
campus operator. 


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

There is a $2.00 charge for all tran- 
scripts. Allow about ten days for your 
transcript to be mailed out. If you have 
any outstanding bills (like parking 
tickets), you'll have to pay them 


If you have a problem with a course 
and you feel like you could use a little 
help, it's a good idea to try and see 
your professor before you try any other 
resource. Make an appointment during 
his regular office hours and discuss the 
situation with him. If this isn't sufficient 
to get you back on track, call the 
Reading and Study Skills Lab (454- 
2935). They have an extremely 
comprehensive list by department of 
tutoring assistants. 


Plan of Academic 

Division of Agricultural 
and Life Sciences: 

College of Agriculture: 

O Agricultural and Extension Education 

CI Agricultural and Resource Economics 

Q Agricultural Engineering 

D Agronomy 

□ Animal Science 
CI Dairy Science 
O Horticulture 

□ Institute of Applied Agriculture 
O Poultry Science 

CI Veterinary Science 

Other Units within the Division: 

O Botany 

O Chemistry 

CI Entomology 

O Geology 

D Microbiology 

CI Zoology 

Division of Arts 
and Humanities: 

School of Architecture 

College of Journalism 

Other Units within the Division: 
O American Studies Program 
D Art 
O Classics 

□ Dance 
Q English 

CI French and Italian 
O Germanic and Slavic 

□ History 
O Music 

(Z) Oriental and Hebrew Program 
O Philosophy 
O Spanish and Portuguese 
O Speech and Dramatic Art 

Division of Behavioral 
and Social Sciences: 

College of Business and Management 

Other Units within the Division: 

O Afro-American Studies 

Q Anthropology 

O Bureau of Business and Economic Research 

D Bureau of Governmental Research 

O Economics 

D Geography 

D Government and Politics 

LJ Hearing and Speech Sciences 

CD Information Systems Management 

D Institute for Urban Studies 

O Institute of Criminal Justice and Criminology 

CI Linguistics Program 

O Psychology 

Q Sociology 

Division of Human 

and Community Resources: 

College of Education: 

O Administration Supervision and Curriculum 

□ Counseling and Personnel Services 

CI Early Childhood Elementary Education 
D Industrial Education 

□ Institute for Child Study 
O Measurement & Statistics 
D Secondary Education 

CI Special Education 

College of Human Ecology: 

O Family and Community Development 

CI Foods, Nutrition and Institution 

D Housing and Applied Design 
LJ Textiles and Consumer Economics 

College of Library and Information Services 

College of Physical Education, Recreation 

and Health: 

D Health Education 

□ Physical Education 
D Recreation 

Division of Mathematical 
and Physical Sciences 
and Engineering: 

College of Engineering: 
D Aero-Space Engineering 
D Chemical Engineering 
CI Civil Engineering 
D Electrical Engineering 
CI Fire Protection Curriculum 
CI Mechanical Engineering 

Other Units within the Division: 
CI Applied Mathematics Program 
D Center for Materials Research 
D Computer Science 
CI Institute for Huid Dynamics & Applied 

CI Meteorology Program 
CI Institute for Molecular Physics 
CI Mathematics 
O Physics and Astronomy 



Center of Adult Education (454-2311) 
University College is the world-wide, 
adult education campus of the univer- 
sity. Offering credit and non-credit cour- 
ses. UMUC grants the associate of arts, 
bachelor of arts and bachelor of science 
degrees. Evening credit classes meet in 
College Park (454-5735) and in 
Baltimore (528-7430). There is even a 
weekend credit program in College 
Park (454-5735): by studying just on 
Saturdays and Sundays, students can 
earn 3-12 credits in a variety of fields. 
Off-campus centers serve military per- 
sonnel, county police, county teachers, 
and residents throughout Maryland 
(454-2327). Television, films and cas- 
sette recordings are used to reinforce 
the Open University program of in- 
dependent and tutorial study — a system 
based upon the Open University of the 
United Kingdom (454-2765). 
The Conferences and Institutes Division 
(454-4712) offers many non-credit 
short courses and training programs; it 
also helps plan conferences, workshops, 
seminars, and classes for professional 
and civic groups. The Atlantic, 
European, and Far East Divisions bring 
degree programs to United States 
military and civilian personnel and their 
dependents in 22 foreign countries on 
4 continents. 

Students may apply courses taken 
through University College to un- 
dergraduate and graduate degrees of 
fered by other colleges and schools of 
the University of Maryland, subject to 
the approval of the appropriate dean. 
Graduate offerings are available at cer- 
tain government agencies and military 
installations and through the Baltimore 
and College Park Evening Divisions. 


0235 Student Union (454-4546) 
The University Program Board is 
responsible for major campus program- 
ming. This usually means concerts and 
speakers. UPB is a student organization 
run by an elected board, and mem- 
bership is open to all interested stu- 
dents. UPB is divided into three com- 
mittees: talent selection, production and 
promotion. It offers students a chance 
for involvement in selection and 
production of major campus en- 
tertainment events. Additionally UPB 
offers a chance to gain professional ex- 
perience in the entertainment business 
through the production of concerts and 
other special events. 
UPB is funded by the Student Govern- 
ment Association and money from 
ticket sales. In addition to involvement 
in campus programming, UPB also of- 
fers opportunities for employment on its 
stage crews and as ushers. 


1130 and 2107 North Administration 
Building (454 5276 and 454-5734) 
Under a new program, three Veterans 
Administration counselors (Vet Reps.) 
now work on campus full-time to assist 
veterans, their dependents and ser- 
vicement with all VA related questions 
and problems. These representatives 
can offer help in getting monthly 
educational assistance checks as well as 
other less known benefits. These in- 
clude up to $720 in tutoring assistance, 
low-cost group life insurance, vocational 
rehabilitation services, educational loans 
of up to $800 per year, guaranteed 
home loans, and compensation for ser- 
vice-connected disabilities. Information 
on individual state bonuses, removal of 
SPN codes from your military discharge 
(DD 214), and University of Maryland 
Veterans Club activities is also available 
for you. 

The counselors are available on a walk- 
in basis during normal office hours. 


65 on the AM Dial (454-2743) 
3rd Floor Main Dining Hall 

WMUC provides you with the latest in 
campus, local and national news and 
sports. Campus groups announce up 
coming events and activities through 
free public service announcements. 
Special programs to inform and en- 
tertain you. Music for your spirit 24 
hours a day. 




L_J 1. Read the Student Handbook 

LI 2. Take a walking tour with map 
in hand to locate and identify 
all the buildings on-campus. 

I I 3. Find the rooms where your 

classes meet BEFORE the day 
you're supposed to show up on 

I I 4. Make out a budget for your 
time as well as your money. 
You'll probably feel that you 
don't have enough of either. 

I I 5. Make time to (at least) 

glance through the 
Diamondback each day. 

I I 6. Make an appointment to 

see each of your pro- 
fessors during office hours 
EARLY in the semester. 

I I 7. Find out who your academic 

advisor is and drop by oc- 

I I 8. Try not to get too far behind 

in any class . . . catching up is 
often difficult. 

I I 9. Get help early in a course 

you're having trouble with. 

I 1 10. Try the Reading and Study 

Skills Lab for ideas on efficient 

Tell your professor IN AD- 
VANCE if you are going to 
miss class or have complications 
in meeting due dates. 
Don't carry too much cash with 
you. Open a checking account 
at a local bank. 
Have personal checks printed 
with your social security number 
and driver's license number as 
well as name, address and 
phone no. 

Pay any parking tickets you get 
promptly. (You may forget, but 
the university won't!) They'll 
hold up your diploma. 
Make sure all the information 
on you (address, social security 
number, etc.) at the Registrar's 
Office is correct. 

Consider the advantages of a 
carpool. See elsewhere in this 
handbook for specifics. 
Don't count on snow canceling 
classes; do your assignments! 
Consider alternatives when 
faced with walking alone across 
campus late at night. 




August 1975 

Registration and Schedule Ad 
justment transactions processed ac- 
cording to alphabetical schedule 


Last day for changing from FULL- 
TIME to PART-TIME for billing pur- 
poses (see Summary of Deadlines) 

Registration and Schedule Ad 
justment transactions continue ex- 
cept all financial payments will be 
made to the Cashier's Office in the 
South Administration Building 


Instruction begins for Fall Semester 

September 1975 


Labor Day Holiday 

Late Registration Fee ($20) assessed 

on and after this date 

Last day of Schedule Adjustment 

Period; Last day to process a grade 

option change or a credit level 



$2.00 fee assessed for each drop 

and each add processed on and af 
ter this date 

Special permission of the dean or 
division provost is required to 
process an add on or after this date 
$4.00 is charged for each section 
change processed on or after this 
date ($2.00 for the section dropped 
and $2.00 for the section added) 

Deadline for submitting applications 
for December 1975 diplomas in 
Registrations Office 

October 1975 


Master's Approved Programs for 
December graduates due in the 
Graduate School Office 

November 1975 


Last day to drop a course (10 


Certificates of Completion of 

Masters' Theses and Doctoral Disser- 

tations due in the Graduate School 

Thanksgiving Recess 

December 1975 


Last day of instruction for Fall 1975 


Oral examination reports, theses and 
dissertation and non-thesis option 
certificates due in the Graduate 
School Office 

Exam study days 

Fall semester examination period 


Last day to withdraw from all classes 


Commencement exercises, 2:00 p.m. 


January 1976 

Registration and Schedule Ad- 
justment transactions processed ac- 
cording to alphabetical schedule 


Instruction begins for Spring 

Registration and Schedule Ad- 
justment transaction continue 

Late Registration Period 


Last day of Schedule Adjustment 

March 1976 

Spring Recess 


Last day to drop a course (10 weeks) 

May 1976 


Last day of instruction for Spring 

1976 Semester 

Exam study day 


Spring Semester examination period 


Commencement exercises 









Ambulance. 3333 

Ambulance, 911 

Dlal-an-Event, 454-4321 

Fire, 3333 

Fire, 911 

Campus Directory, 454-3311 

Police, 3335 

Police, 911 

Weather. 936-1212 

Hospital. 3445 

Time. 844-2525 

Metro Area Directory, 411 


Long Distance, 

Area Code. 555-1212 

Montgomery, 449-6603 

Student Union 

Prince Georges, 864-7271 

Infor. Desk. 454-2801 


Women's Crisis, 454-4616 








Birth Right 

3rd Floor Student Union 



1. Womens Center 
1127 Student Union 

2 Health Center 
Campus Drive 


Volunteer women students. Many who 
have had abortions offer counseling 
infor. and referrals free 

1. Declared Majors 
2 Undeclared 

1 See Schedule of Classes 
2. General Undergraduate Advise 
ment Office 3151 UGL 


2. See Dr. Joseph Metz 


Undergrad Catalog 

1. General Univ. 
2 Housing 

Div. of Business Services 
South Admin. Bldg. 


Checks payable to U of Md. 



See Greg Countess 


Office of Comm. Affairs 
1211 H Student Union 


Computerized Service designed to 
match you with folk from your area. 


Career Development Center 
Terrapin Hall 


Individual and group programs. 
Call for schedule. 


1 Ticket Office. Ground Floor 
Student Union 

2. Albrechts 

3. Varsity Grill 


1 9 am 3 p. m weekdays; personal 
checks, maximum $20.00; 
payroll checks, maximum $4! 
(20' service charge on all checks) 


1. Health Center 

Campus Drive 
2 Women's Center 

1127 Student Union 
3. Planned Parenthood 


Contraception literature may be picked 
up at both the Health Center and the 
Women's Center. 

3. Open: M F. 9 to 4 p m 

(educational, vocational, 

344 W. University Blvd 
Silver Spring, Md. 

4. Planned Parenthood 
5101 Pierce Ave. 
College Park. Md 

345 5252 4 Open: Thurs . 12:30 4 p.m. 

Counseling Center 
Shoemaker Building 
Career Development Center 

X293 1 See description of services elsewhere 

in this booklet. 
X2813 Open: M-T 8:30 a.m. 9:00 p.m. 

F 1:00 pm. 4:30 p.m. 

CATION SYSTEM (by semester 
hrs. completed) 

Undergrad. Catalog 

You need at least 120 hrs. to graduate 


1 Undergrad. Catalog 
2. Schedule of Classes 

2. All classes not offered every 


See Rules Booklet 

As adopted by University Senate June 
2. 1970 




Phone Comments 



Student Union 
UMporium Lobby 
University Post Office 
General Services Bldg. 
U.S. Post Office 
4815 Calvert Rd 
College Park, Md. 

1 All facilities available by 
machine self service 
X3955 All campus mail delivered free, 

just drop in any campus mail box 


1. Help Center 
Cambridge "D" Lobby 

2. Health Center 
Campus Drive 

3. Planned Parenthood 


2. Free for students 

(see "contraception" for addresses) 


0219 Student Union 


See Kim Kirchner 


Shoemaker Bldg. 


Provided free for the asking. . 
Speed and comprehension programs 
as well as general study skills 



1. Admissions Office 

Main Desk Ground Floor 
North Admin Bldg. 



Career Development Center 
Terrapin Hall 


Good free advice 


1. Center of Adult Ed. 
2 Academic Buildings 
3. Non-academic bldgs 
4 Student Union 


Detailed Info, on cost, availability etc., 
given over the phone 


Student Union 
Info. Desk 

Even though there is no longer a draft, 
you must still register 


1219 Student Union 



Office of Greek Life 
1211 H Student Union 


Contact Dr. Drury Bagwell or visit the 


This booklet 

1. 1211 Student Union 

2. 1219 Student Union 

The Office of Campus Programs 




Counseling Center 
Shoemaker Bldg. 




Turner Lab 

X3347 Consult your dept. for early listings of 

course offerings 


1. Athletic: Cole Fieldhouse 

2. Student Union 

3. Tawes Fine Arts 








Geology Dcpt. 


See Dr. H. G Siegrist 
Maps cost 75' 


See Rules Booklet 


Registrar's Office 
Main Desk. First Floor 
North Admin. Bldg. 

X2331 $2.00 charge for all transcripts 

Allow at least 10 days. 
Unofficial transcript— free 
Copy of grades— make sure all is still 
OK concerning your records 

1 Rides 

2 Car Pool 

3 Around Campus 

4. Metro Transit Buses 

5. Greyhound 


1. Withdrawal from the University 

2. Help after withdrawing 


Ride Boards Student Union 
a. LocalMacke Rm 
b Nationalunder the Stairway 
facing Cole Fieldhouse 


Office of Commuter Affairs 



1211 Student Union 




Shuttle Bus 




Metro Stops on Campus in 

front of Cole Field House 

927 8600 

5. Orf Bait Ave. in College Pk 

You don't need a car to join 
Several stops around campus. 
Several routes from campus to 
surrounding communities. Get 
schedule of information at desk in 
the Student Union 
5. In front of College Park Watch 


Alpha Lambda 
Phi Eta Sigma 


Another source is fellow students 
who advertise on bulletin boards 


Undergrad. Cat. 

As determined by Md. Council for 
Higher Ed Articulation Agreement. 
You'd be surprised how many. 


This booklet page 21 


2107 North Admin. Bldg 
1130 North Admin Bldg 


Are you receiving all you are 
entitled to? 


1211 Student Union 


See Dr. Judy Sorum 

1. See your dept. head 

2. Central Withdrawal Office 
1130 North Admin Bldg. 

X4767 1. See page 39 of this booklet 

2. Refunds, transcript corrections 



On campus only 


1. 11 14 Engineering 

2. Terrapin Hall 


1. Engineers Only 

2. All other majors 


0101 North Admin. 


Credits transfer 


3151 Undergraduate Libr. 


See Dr. Helen Clarke 


1 1 15 Undergrad. Libr. 


See Dr. Margaret Carthy 


Community Services Office 
1211 Student Union 

X4767 Some pay-But GREAT practical 

experience in your field 




LJ 1. Get an ice cream cone at the 
Dairy on Route 1 

[J 2 Relax on the Mall some warm 

LJ 3. Try a movie in the Student 

CD 4. Go to an intercollegiate sports 

event, (call for info) 
LJ 5. Get involved in intramurals. 
LJ 6. Visit a fraternity or sorority 

L 1 7. Investigate student clubs and ac 

LJ 8. Try a meal in the Tortuga 

I— J 9. Sample the sounds of the Quad 

Room of the Undergraduate 


Investigate internship programs 
through the Community Ser- 
vices office. 

Read the personal ads in the- 
Read the bulletin boards on- 

Visit Tawes or Punk gallery. 
Get a good book from the 
paperback room of the UGL. 
Take a course at Free Univer- 

Walk over and look at the 
animals in the Agriculture area. 
Go to the Student Union for 
bowling, pinball, pool, pingpong, 

Browse in the UMporium or 



Type of Change 

Last Day to 
Process Change 


September 10 



no deadline 


for Spring 1975 

August 26 


for billing purposes 

for academic standing purposes 

August 26 
September 10 



no deadline 



September 10 


apply for 

September 18 



no deadline 


without "W" grade 
(Undergraduate Students) 

September 10 


with "W" grade 
(Undergraduate Students) 

November 4 


without $2.00 fee 

September 10 


(Graduate Students & Part-time 
Undergraduates only) 

100% August 26 
80% September 3 

Payment due for drop/adds which 
resulted in net increase to account 

September 12 



September 10 



September 10 



Last day to withdraw 

from all classes 

no deadline 
December 19 


with 100% Refund 

August 26 


with 80% Refund 

September 10 


with 60% Refund 

September 17 


with 40% Refund 

September 24 


with 20% Refund 

October 1 




In addition to the University of 
Maryland HELP Center and the 
Women's Crisis Hotline, students can 
call two local hotlines. 
Montgomery County (589-8608) 
Prince Georges County (864-7271) 


If you feel like you've been ripped-off 
out there in the cruel world, you can 
get assistance from: 
Montgomery County Office of Con- 
sumer Affairs. 24 South Perry Street, 
Rockville. Maryland 20850, Phone: 
340 1010. 

Prince George's County Consumer 
Protection Commission, Prince 
George's County Court House. Upper 
Marlboro. Md.. Phone: 627-3000 Ext. 
561/562. • 

DC. Office of Consumer Affairs, 1407 
L Street, N.W., Washington. DC, 
Phone: 629-2618. 

Consumer Protection Center, 714 21st 
Street. N.W.. Washington, D.C. Phone 
362 HELP. 


We are all aware of the effect of 
recession on the job market, and jobs 
on-campus are snatched up quickly. 
Besides the connections on-campus you 
might try the: 

Maryland State Employment Offices 
4316 Farragut Road 

Hyattsville. Md. (864-2100) 
11262 Georgia Avenue, 

Wheaton, Md. (949-5300) 
5630 Fisher Lane, 

Rockville. Md. (949-5300) 


Before you try looking off campus for 
loans, etc., make sure that you have 
exhausted all on-campus possibilities. 
While loans from banks and savings 
and loans are obtainable, the interest 
payments will be high and there is 
usually no deferral of payment while 
you are in school. 


If you get tired of the food on campus, 
there are lots of places both in College 
Park along Route 1 and up on Univer- 
sity Boulevard where you can get fast 
food. If you're interested in a more 
classy atmosphere, the Metropolitan 
Washington area is full of exciting 
places. Name a type of food, and you 
can find a restaurant that serves it. 
Check out the yellow pages of the 
telephone book for a complete listing, 
or check the Underground Gourmet. 
If you plan on eating out a lot. consider 
one of the local Dining Clubs. They 
have a membership fee, but offer dif- 
ferent two-for-one coupons redeemable 
at some pretty impressive places. Watch 
the local papers for ads and application 


Free clinic hours and services are sub- 
ject to frequent change without notice. 
It's advisable to call before you go. 
Bashe Memorial Free Clinic 
St. John's Episcopal Church 
6701 Wisconsin Ave. 
Chevy Chase, Md. 
Laurel Free Clinic 
Bowie Rd. at Route 29 
Laurel, Md. 

Prince George's County 
Free Clinic 
910 Addison Road 
Seat Pleasant, Md. 

Rockville Free Clinic 
207 Maryland Ave. 
Rockville, Md. 
Washington Free Clinic 
1556 Wisconsin Ave.. N.W. 
Washington. DC. 


Prince George's County Legal Aid 
and Lawyer Referral Service 
5102 Rhode Island Avenue 
Hyattsville, Md. 

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 fee-charging lawyer. Initial half-hour 
consultation is $15.00. 
American Civil Liberties Union 
Prince George's County 
431 6835 and 772-6871 
ACLU takes cases where there is 
evidence of denial of constitutional 
rights and civil liberties. They will also 
act as a lawyer referral service. 


In addition to the five campus libraries, 
books can be borrowed and referenced 
materials can be used at several places 
throughout the area. If you can't find 
the materials you want, try 
American University Library 
George Washington University Library 
Georgetown University Library 
Catholic University Library 
Howard University Library 
Library of Congress 
P.G. County Libraries 
Montgomery County Libraries 


If you can't take care of your postal 

business on campus (which you should 

be able to do in the Student Union), try 


U.S. Post Office 

4815 Calvert Road 

College Park. Md 




There's a lot more to college than just 
classes and studying, though some pure 
academicians hate to admit that a lot of 
learning and personal growth goes on 
in the dormitory, on the mall, or in a 
discussion over a beer. 
In a way, the size of the university is 
both a plus and a minus. The plus is 
that about any type of activity or in- 
terest group that you can imagine is 
probably in existence here, and if it's 
not, you can easily start one. The minus 
is that there are so many things going 
on that just being aware of them all, 
much less trying to take advantage of 
all the ones that may interest you, is a 
physical impossibility. 

Here are some suggestions for things to 
try when you're not burdened with 
mounds of work for your classes or 
when you just want to take a break. 
One thing to remember is that this isn't 
high school. Nobody is going to try to 
force you to get involved. Campus ac- 
tivities are put on by students for 
students because students have an in 
terest in doing them, so try some. You 
might be surprised at how soon you get 

You know, the best source of en- 
tertainment and enrichment is other 
people. But sometimes a school of 
35,000 can seem cold and impersonal. 
You walk across campus or hike in 
from lot 4, and everyone seems to be 
hustling and bustling around like they're 
caught up in their own world. This can 
be a pretty lonesome experience. One 
of the sure-fire ways to combat this is to 
expand your circle of acquaintances by 
frequenting places where you can sort 
of "bump into people." Some of the 
places you might try are: 


There are two galleries on-campus. One 
is located in the Fine Arts Building and 
usually features the work of prominent 
artists and faculty. The other is Punk 
Gallery located in the FF temporary 
building. Punk exhibits student work ex- 
clusively, and while the surroundings 
aren't very plush, the atmosphere is 
definitely friendly. 


Blood Drive 

Every semester. Alpha Omicron Pi and 
Tau Epsilon Phi, in cooperation with 
the American Red Cross, sponsors the 
University of Maryland Blood Drive. 
The University Community donates 
900 pints of blood any semester, and 
all members of the University com- 
munity and their families are covered 
for free blood for a period of one year. 


Concerts of both rock and non-rock are 
presented at the university. Big name 
rock groups (Chicago, Santana, etc.) 
are sponsored by the University 
Program Board (UPB) or the M-Club 
Tickets are sold through the Student 
Union Box Office and sometimes at 
Cole Fieldhouse where the concerts are 
held. Several concerts will be put on 
each semester with ticket prices 
averaging around $5.00. Call UPB at 
454-4546 for information. 
Concerts of the non-rock variety are 
held on-campus in the Tawes Fine Arts 
Theatre. The University Symphony Or- 
chestra as well as visiting performers 
are featured. Tickets are usually free 
with a student I.D. and can be obtained 
at the Tawes Box Office 454-2201. 

Dance Marathon 

The men of Phi Sigma Delta sponsor 
this money-raising project each fall, and 
each year the money is donated to a 
different charity. Last year, over 
$35,000 was raised for the Cancer 
Society. Besides being a worthwhile 
project, the Dance Marathon is a lot of 

Greek Week 

Every spring members of the social 
fraternities and sororities sponsor Greek 
Week. The only way to describe it is as 
a "happening." Philanthropy drives, 
leadership development exercises, and, 
of course, the usual fun, games and 
partying last the whole week. The 
main activities center around the Row. 
Whether you come to participate or just 
watch, there's nothing quite like it on- 



A traditional Homeccming with some 
non-traditional activities has returned to 
Maryland. An Arts and Crafts Fair. 

i ■ 


alumni speakers, the world's largest 
(legal) bonfire, pep rally, parade, and 
football game are just some of the 
highlights of an entire fall week of 
events. It"s one of the big events of the 
fall semester. 

University Sing 

One of the big events of the spring 
semester is the newly revived University 
Sing. A variety of songs, costumes and 
dances provide spice to this competitive 
event composed of residence hall 
students. Greeks and commuters. 


Because of the transient nature of the 
student body, interest in any particular 
organization rises and falls with the 
changing semesters Below is a list of 
groups registered with the Office of 
Campus Programs as of the date of 
publication. For information about a 
particular group call 454-3458 

Agricultural Student Council 
Agronomy Club 
Amateur Radio Association 
American Indian Cultural Society 
Angel Right 
BHai Club 
Black Honors Caucus 
Boric ua 

Calvert Communications 
Cambridge Community Club 
Campus Advance 
Campus Crusade for Christ 
Campus Rights Committee 
Chancellor's Undergraduate Advisory- 
Chess Club 
Chinese Student Club 

Coalition Against Racism 

College Republicans 

Comic Art 

Common Cause 

Company Cinematheque 

Concerned Students for Israel 

Consumer Action Center 

Dance Workshop— Modem Dance 

East Asia Cultural and Scholastic Society 

Eckankar Campus Society 

Environmental Conservation Organization 

English Undergraduate Association 


Everyone's Music 

Flying Club-U. of Md. 

Free University 

French Italian Student Association 

Future Farmers of America 

GSA (Governor's Commission for Student 

Gymkana Troupe 
Hellenic Club 
HELP Center 

History Undergrad. Association 
Honors Community 
Horticulture Club 
In. Ag Club 

Indian Student Association 
Interfraternity Council 
International Club 
International Student Council 
Japan Club 
Jewish Student Union 
Kappa Phi Undergraduates 
Karate Club 

Korean Student Association 
Latin American Association 
Maryland Band 
Maryland Media. Inc. 
Maryland Naval Tactical Games Society 
Mary Pirg 

Maryland Medieval Mercenary Militia 
Minority Health Pre-Pro Society- 
National Student Speech and Hearing 

Navigators (The) 
Nichiren Shoshu Academy 
Omicron Delta Epsilon 
Organization of African Students 
Organization of Arab Students 

Pakistani Students' Association 
Panhellenic Association 
Photography Club 
Phi Chi Theta 
Political Study Group 
Pre-Medical Society 
Recreation and Parks Society 
Residence Halls Association 
Science Fiction Society 
Skydivers Club 

Student Caucus of the C.P Campus Senate 
Student Government Association (SGA) 
Terrapin Ski Club 
Trail Club 
Students for Christ 

Students International Meditation Society- 
Student Union Board 
Square Dance Club 
University Commuters Association 

University of Md Chapel Choir 
University of Md. Council for Exceptional 

University of Md. Cycle Club 
University of Md Equestrian Club 
University of Md. Hanggliding Club 
University Chorale 
University of Md Rugby Club 
University of Md. Sailing Association 
University of Md. Program Board 
University Sports Car Club 
University of Md. Symphony Orchestra 
University of Md Skydivers Club 
University of Md Committee for Injustice 

to Latin American Political Prisoners 
University Theatre 
Veterans Club 
Vietnam Veterans Against the War/Winter 

Soldier Organization 
Women's Crisis Hotline 
Women's Center 
Young Democrats 
Young Socialist Alliance 


There are several groups on-campus 
that put on coffee houses. The most 
regular ones are in the Student Union 
(room 0231) on Fridays from 8:00 
p.m. -midnight. Coffee (what else?) beer, 
wine and soft drinks are sold with free 
munchies provided along with free live 
entertainment. You might also check 
various dorms and the RHA as they of- 
ten put on coffeehouses within the con- 
fines of their particular area. 


The rooms are conducive to quiet 
meditation and /or lively conversation. 
They are located in: 

Foreign Languages Bldg.. 0205 

Tydings Hall. 2103 

Taliaferro Hall. 1102 

Skinner Bldg.. 0120 

Francis Scott Key. 1102 

Building EE. 1132 

Symons Hall. 0109 

Armory. 0108 

J.M. Patterson. 1105 

Mathematics Bldg.. 0205 3495 

Molecular Physics. 3113 

Computer Science Bldg.. 3301 

Space Sciences Bldg.. 0201 

Zoology-Psychology. 1107 and 2277 

Architecture Bldg.. 1111 
The Quad Room of the UGL. 
All around the Student Union Building. 
Out on the mall on warm days. 
Any one of the local beer places. 
The Duck Pond. 
The bike paths. 

... or try some of the other ideas men- 
tioned in this section. 



If you're feeling a little out of shape of 
just want to relieve a little tension, 
nothing beats a good workout. Most of 
the indoor sports facilities are scheduled 
with physical education classes during 
the day, but if the weather is good, you 
can try the basketball courts around 
Byrd Stadium or in the quadrangle in 
back of Cecil Hall in the Hill Area. You 
can get in some tennis on the court 
behind Ellicott complex. 
For evenings when there are no classes, 
you'll find facilities for most sports. 


There are indoor courts located in the 
Armory and the new Physical 
Education building behind the Cam- 
bridge complex. During the season call 
the Intramurals Office (X5454) to see 
which courts are open. 

Bike Paths 

Bikes are becoming popular trans- 
portation alternatives. Unfortunately, 
the county and the campus are playing 
"catch-up ball" and therefore bikeways 
have not been clearly delineated. When 
riding near the campus, it is wise to use 
reflectors and choose routes which 
have been marked for bicycles or which 
have surfaced shoulders. On-campus. 
follow the bike paths. 
No one will deny that bicycles make 
nice gifts. They also have a good resale 
value. On-campus, the most important 
accessory for the bike is a STRONG 
lock and chain. Make certain that when 
parking your bike, you lock both 
wheels and the chassis. Whatever isn't 
locked, may be missing when you 
return. "Theft-proof" bike racks are 
available around campus, and more are 
being ordered. It is wise to use the 
racks which are provided, since ground 
crews have instructions to remove bikes 
which are chained to trees and building 

Golf Course 

For your duffing pleasure, the university 
operates a eighteen hole, par 71 golf 
course. Located across University 
Boulevard, the course offers you 
everything you would expect from a 
private course except a nineteenth hole. 
Green fees are $2.00, but bring your 
own clubs because rentals are limited. 
In addition to the golf course, a driving 
range ($1.25 for a bucket of balls) and 
putting green ($1.00) are also available. 
Both of these are open only during the 
Spring and Summer. 


There's an apparatus room located in 
Room 0108 of Cole. It contains two 
trampolines, tumbling mats and gym- 
nastic equipment. The room is open 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and 
Friday, 4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.; Wed- 
nesday, 7:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.; All week- 
days. Noon- 1:00 p.m. 


The new Physical Education Building 
has eight courts that are open in the 
evening for handball or squash. Plan on 
waiting for a court if you don't have a 
reservation; they go quickly. Call 
X2755 for a reservation, but call by 
9:00 a.m. or you'll be out of luck. 


There are two pools, one in Preinkert 
and the other in Cole. The hours and 
days change, so it's best to call ahead. 
Some days it's co-ed; other times it's 
restricted to one sex. 


To get in on the weightlifting action, 
there is a universal gym and other 
equipment in Room 0115 of Cole. Call 
X2755 for hours. 



Fraternities are organizations formed for 
the purposes of promoting scholarship, 
developing leadership, stimulating social 
interaction and providing meaningful in- 
terpersonal relationships. In a fraternity, 
you have the chance to work with men, 
called "brothers," that are both similar 
and different in background. You live 
together, work together and have fun 
together. If you're interested in getting 
to know some of the men in fraternities, 
just stop by or give a call. 

Alpha Epsilon Pi 

No. 13 Fraternity Row. 277 9819 
Alpha Gamma Rho 

7511 Princeton Avenue, 927-9831 
Alpha Tau Omega 

4611 College Avenue. 927 9769 
Alpha Phi Alpha 

Contact Joseph Williams, 454-2495 
Delta Sigma Phi 

4300 Knox Road, 927-9770 
Delta Tau Delta 

No. 3 Fraternity Row. 864-9780 
Delta Upsilon 

No. 6 Fraternity Row, 927-9778 
lota Phi Theta 

Contact Zemirah Jones, 454-2873 
Kappa Alpha 

No. 1 Fraternity Row. 864-9846 
Kappa Alpha Psi 

Contact Charles Grant. 454-3191 
Omega Psi Phi 

Contact Joseph Younge. 454 3476 
Phi Beta Sigma 

Contact Michael Hollis, 454 2495 
Phi Delta Theta 

4605 College Avenue, 927-9884 

Phi Epsilon Pi 

4613 College Avenue. 779-3750 
Phi Kappa Sigma 

No. 5 Fraternity Row, 864 9828 
Phi Kappa Tau 

7404 Hopkins Avenue, 864-2780 
Phi Sigma Delta 

No. 14 Fraternity Row, 927-9557 
Phi Sigma Kappa 

No. 7 Fraternity Row. 779 9602 
Pi Kappa Alpha 

4340 Knox Road. 779-9801 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

No. 4 Fraternity Row, 779 9777 
Sigma Alpha Mu 

No. 2 Fraternity Row, 779 0637 
Sigma Chi 

4600 Norwich Road, 864 9807 
Sigma Nu 

4617 Norwich Road, 927-9187 
Sigma Pi 

4502 College Avenue. 864-9583 
Tau Epsilon Phi 

4607 Knox Road. 864 9513 
Theta Chi 

7401 Princeton Avenue. 779 9715 


A full range of intramural sports ac- 
tivities for both men and women are 
available during the fall and spring 
semesters. Leagues are formed for 
commuters as well as fraternities and 
dorm residents. Some coed activities 
(horseback riding, mixed doubles in ten- 
nis, table tennis and badminton and 
volleyball) are available. 


Men participate in touch football, golf, 
soccer, handball, horseshoes, tennis, 
and cross-country during the fall; 
basketball, bowling, weight lifting, chess, 
swimming and wrestling during the win- 
ter; and foul shooting, softball. racquet- 
ball, badminton, table tennis, volleyball 
and track during the spring. Call Mr. 
Kovalakides. Director of Intramural 
Sports at 454-3124 for more in- 


Women participate in bowling, tennis- 
singles, badminton doubles, swimming 
marathon, hockey, judo, volleyball, and 
fencing during the fall; swimming meet, 
basketball, badminton singles, ice- 
skating, and self defense during the 
winter; and volleyball, tennis doubles 
and table tennis during the spring. In 
addition to these activities, there are 
special interest clubs such as Aqualiners 
and horseback riding. Call Miss Kessler, 
Director Women's Recreation 
Association, at 454-2628 for additional 


There are two sources for good low- 
budget high quality first-run features: 
the Student Union, which schedules 
movies on a Wednesday to Sunday 
basis with shows at 7:00 and 9:30 for 
$1.00, and Company Cinematique, 
which offers a variety of underground 
experimental, "oldies but goodies." and 
some good contemporary films as well 
as a skin flick thrown in here or there 
for spice. C.C shows its movies in Skin- 
ner and Tyding Auditoria. Day. times 
and prices vary, so consult the DBK to 
keep up to date 


Volunteer Work — Students who want to 
work with other University of Maryland 
students in off-campus volunteer work 
should check out this SGA funded 
coalition of student volunteer projects. 
It's a great way to get experience and 
meet new people. 


The women of the social sororities at 
Maryland are an integral part of the 
Greek system. These organizations exist 
for mutual benefit in getting the most 
out of the college years. Not all learning 
takes place in the classroom, and the 
sorority can do much to contribute to 
out of class education. Sororities stress 
scholarship, service to the campus and 
community, and development of strong, 
longlasting friendships. There is a for- 
mal period of "rush" at the beginning of 
each semester during which you get to 
meet new people. If you have any 
questions, please call the Office of 
Greek Life. 

Student Union— Room 121 1G — 
454-2736 or the Panhellenic Council. 

Alpha Chi Omega 

4525 College Avenue, 864 7044 
Alpha Delta Pi 

4603 College Avenue, 864-8146 
Alpha Epsilon Phi 

No. 11 Fraternity Row, 927-9701 
Alpha Gamma Delta 

4535 College Avenue, 864-9806 
Alpha Kappa Alpha 

Contact Regina Evans, 779-8561 
Alpha Omicron Pi 

4517 College Avenue, 927-9871 
Alpha Phi 

7402 Princeton Avenue, 927-0833 
Alpha Xi Delta 

4517 Knox Road. 927 1384 
Delta Delta Delta 

4604 College Avenue, 277 9720 
Delta Gamma 

4518 Knox Road, 864-9880 
Delta Phi Epsilon 

4514 Knox Road, 864 9692 
Delta Sigma Theta 

Contact Brenda Brown, 454 3671 
Gamma Phi Beta 
No. 9 Fraternity Row, 927-9773 
Kappa Alpha Theta 

No. 8 Fraternity Row, 927-7606 
Kappa Delta 

4610 College Avenue, 864-9528 
Kappa Kappa Gamma 

7407 Princeton Avenue, 277 1511 
Phi Sigma Sigma 

4531 College Avenue, 927 9828 
Pi Beta Phi 

No. 12 Fraternity Row. 864 9436 
Sigma Delta Tau 

4516 Knox Road. 864-8803 
Sigma Kappa 

No 10 Fraternity Row, 927 6244 
Zeta Phi Beta 

Contact Winifred Cannon, 454-3767 


If you're into watching first class college 
athletics, you've come to the right 
place. The University of Maryland is a 
member of the highly touted Atlantic 
Coast Conference and fields varsity 
teams in football, basketball, lacrosse, 
soccer, swimming, baseball, wrestling, 
track and field, tennis, and fencing. The 
university has won the Carmichael cup, 
symbolic of top overall athletic per- 
formance in the ACC, in all but four of 
the years the trophy has been in 
existence and has fielded nationally 
ranked top ten teams in several sports 
for the last couple of years. 
Students are admitted by just showing 
their current I.D. card to most events, 
but must pick up tickets in advance for 
basketball — and some football 
games — because of the limited 
seating capacity. The pick-up policy and 
schedule will be printed in the DBK at 
the beginning of the season. When a 
big game comes along, get there early 
because lines form several hours (that's 
right!) in advance. 

Latest newcomer to the limelight at 
College Park is the women's varsity 
athletic program. Long overlooked, the 
tenacious terps finally got some 
publicity last year through a nationally 
televised basketball game. With the ad- 
vent of recent legislation, look for 
women's sports to get the increasing 
coverage that they deserve. 
In addition to the varsity teams, there 
are several clubs that represent the 
university but are not part of the 
athletic department. Most notable of 
these is the Rugby Club. The games 
feature lots of action on the field and 
lots of partying on the sideline during 
and after the game. Sometimes the 
spectators are as interesting to watch as 
the games. 




Located in Room 1219 of the Student 
Union. 454-2811, 454-4588, 454-5688. 
The Student Government Association is 
the central representative and service 
voice of the student body. An executive 
and legislative branch are annually 
chosen by election. 

The purpose of the SGA is to protect 
and voice student interests and rights 
before the campus administration, the 
Board of Regents and the state 

SGA also allocates the student activities 
fee A total of around $425,000 (based 
on enrollment) is allocated to various 
student organizations which provide ser- 
vices to the campus. 
You don't have to be elected to be a 
participating member of SGA. Each 
year many committees are formed to 
work on various campus projects and 
problems. Anyone can join these com- 
mittees by dropping by the office and 
signing up. You can even start your 
own committee and use many of 
SGA's resources. 

If you have a problem or would just 
like to get involved, drop by or give 
them a call. 


7 am midnight, Monday Thursday; 7 
am.-l a.m., Friday; 8 a.m.-l a.m., Satur- 
day; noon-midnight, Sunday. 
The Maryland Student Union is the 
campus center for students, faculty, 
staff, and alumni, so if you are looking 
for something to do or know something 
is happening but don't know where it is, 
try the Union. A full and varied 
program composed of special events 
and regular facilities is there for your 


The on-campus home for theatre is the 
Tawes Fine Arts Theatre. Four produc- 
tions are offered annually with special 
seasonal presentations around Christ- 
mas. Tryouts for all productions are 
open to the public and are announced 
in the DBK. If you are interested only 
as a spectator, tickets are usually free 
with a Student ID. from the Tawes Box 
Office. If you plan on taking a date 
from campus, make sure you have their 
ID. card with you when you go for 



At any university there are certain pro- 
cedures established for handling requests 
made frequently by students. Unfortun- 
ately, there seems to be a correlation 
between the size of the institution and 
complexity of the procedures, and you 
know how large UMCP is! Well, in this 
section we've tried to provide you a set of 
guidelines for some of the more common 
treks through the administrative maze. 
If you come up with some useful infor 
mation about how to simplify any of 
these, please let us know by sending in 
the form in the pocket of this booklet 
or calling the Office of Campus Pro- 
grams, 454-3458. 

How To Add a Course 

See Schedule of Classes. 

How To Drop a Course 

See Schedule of Classes. 



1. Students who did not pre-register 
during the Spring or Summer 

2. Students who did not register in the 

3. Students with outstanding financial 


After the Armory closes. 

A late registration fee of $20.00 is 

Any registration after schedule adjusting 
period requires special permission 
of the dean or division provost. 


Distribution — Pick up registration 

materials at the Registrations Coun- 
ter, 1st floor lobby. North Administra 
tion Building. 

Course sectioning — Academic depart- 

Bill payment — Office of the Cashier, 
South Administration Building. 

Collection— All materials should be 
turned in at the Registration Counter. 


New Students: 

1. Bring "Offer of Admission" letter to 
Registration Counter to pick up regis- 
tration materials. 

2. Undergraduates — Proceed to depart- 
ment office for advisor assignment. 

3. Graduate Students— Proceed to 
Graduate section of department to 
which you have been admitted for 

4. After advisement, report to each aca- 
demic department for sectioning 
into courses. 

5. Pay bill at the Office of the Cashier, 
South Administration Building. 

6. Turn in all materials at Registrations 

Returning Students: 

1. Bring Readmission or Reinstatement 
letter to Registrations Counter to pick 
up registration materials. 

2. If advisement is desired or necessary, 
proceed to the department to make 
necessary arrangements. 

3. Proceed to each academic depart- 
ment for sectioning into courses. 

4 Pay bill at the Office of the Cashier 
South Administration Building. 

5. Turn in all materials at Registrations 


If a student pre-registers and subse- 
quently decides not to attend the Univer- 
sity, he must either cancel his registra- 
tion or withdraw from the university. 
The correct procedure to follow is 
determined by when the decision not 
to attend is made. 

Prior to the first day of classes you may 
cancel your registration. If a cancella- 
tion is processed prior to the first day of 
class, the student incurs no financial ob- 
ligation to the university for the sem 
ester. Failure to cancel pre registration 
will result in financial obligation to the 
university even though the student does 
not attend classes. 

On or after the first day of classes you 
must withdraw from the university. 
While a student who withdraws is entitled 
to a refund, the amount of the refund 
is determined by the date the student 
processes his withdrawal. It is possible 
to withdraw and receive no refund. 

To Cancel Your 

during schedule adjusting period: 

1. Your cancellation request must be 
received in writing by: Office of 
Registration — Room, 1130, North 
Administration Building. University 
of Maryland. College Park, Maryland 

Since the university can honor only 
those requests for cancellation which 
are actually received prior to the 
deadline, it is suggested that all re- 
quests be sent by registered mail. 

2. For additional information concern- 
ing cancellations call the Registra- 
tions Office, 454-2734. 

3. Refer to the chart below for refund 

To Withdraw 

from the university 

1. Go to your Dean or Division Provost 
to secure the necessary form. Com- 
plete the form and hand carry it to 
Room 1130A, North Administration 

2. Withdrawal becomes effective on the 
date the form is filed with the Office 
of Registrations. 

3. Tuition refunds will be processed 
upon receipt of the completed With- 
drawal Form and after adjustment has 
been made to the student's account 
by the Office of Registrations. 

4 Be certain to return all books to the 
library, your identification card and 
your food service identification card 
to the Office of Registrations, and 
your room key to the Residence Hall 
staff. Also be certain to clear all 
financial accounts at the Division of 
Business Services. South Adminis- 
tration Building. 




All students enrolled at the University 
of Maryland. College Park Campus. 


Changes in either local mailing address 
or permanent address can be processed. 
At any time during the semester that 
they occur. 


Address Change Forms are available 

at the following places: 

1. Registrations Counter first floor lobby. 
North Administration Building. 
9 a.m. -4 p.m.. Monday through 

2 Dean's or Provost's Offices-8:30 
a.m. -4:30 p.m. Monday through 
should be returned to the Registra- 
tions Counter, first floor lobby. North 
Administration Building. 

3. Department of Business Services. 
Address Unit. Room 1105, South 
Administration Building, 8:30 a.m- 
4:30 p.m.. Monday through Friday. 


Since many of the university's new regis- 
tration procedures will be handled 
through the mail, it is imperative both 
to the student and to the Office of Ad- 
missions and Registrations that accurate 
and up-to-date addresses be maintained 
throughout the time of enrollment in the 

Currently Registered Students — during 
the academic year the local address on 
file will be used for all mailings other than 
grade reports and billings. All grade 
reports and billings will be mailed to a 
student's permanent address. 
Students Not Currently Registered — 
the permanent address on file will be 
used for all mailings. 


Division, college and major changes 
may be made at any time, the only 
restrictions being Board of Regents limi- 
tations on enrollment. 
Forms to initiate these changes will be 
available at the Registrations Office 
Counter, 1st floor lobby. North Adminis- 
tration Building. 

Refer to the organizational chart and the 
code table of the Schedule of Classes 
to verify that you have processed all 
the necessary changes and are using the 
correct codes. 

ALL Students must have 1) a division 
code, 2) a college code and 3) a major 
(course of study) code. Please make sure 
that you have a valid combination of all 

If your major (course of study) comes 
directly under the jurisdiction of a 
division provost, your college code 
should be "99— No College. Under 

Change In Division 

(Undergraduate Students Only) 

1. Division changes may be made at 
any time, the only restrictions being 
Board of Regents limitations on en- 

2. Forms to initiate a change of division 
will be available at the Registrations 
Office Counter, 1st floor lobby. 
North Administration Building. 

3. For the purpose of evaluation and 
acceptance to new division, it is 
necessary to obtain an unofficial copy 
of the permanent record. Forms for 
requesting the unofficial copy are 
available at the Registrations Office 

4. The change form and the unofficial 
copy of the permanent record should 
be taken to the provost's office in the 
new division. 

5. The provost of the new division will 
relay the information to the Regis- 
trations Office. 

6. The divisions involved will assume 
responsibility for the appropriate 
transfer of complete records. 

Change In College 

(Undergraduate Students Only) 

1 College changes may be processed 
at any time, the only restrictions being 
Board of Regents limitations on 

2. Forms to initiate a change of college 
will be available a t the Registrations 
Office Counter, first floor lobby. 
North Administration Building. 

3. For the purpose of evaluation and 
acceptance to new college, it is neces- 
sary to obtain an unofficial copy of 
the permanent record Forms for 
requesting the unofficial copy are 
available at the Registrations Office 

4. The change form and the unofficial 
copy of the permanent record should 
be taken to the Dean's Office of the 
new college. The Official date for the 
change will be the date stamped on 
the form by the new college. 

5. The Dean of the new college will 
relay the information to the Regis- 
trations Office. 

6. The colleges involved will assume 
responsibility for the appropriate 
transfer of complete records. 

Change In Major 

(Undergraduate Students Only) 

1. Major changes may be processed at 
any time, the only restrictions being 
Board of Regents limitations on 

2. The forms for this purpose will be 
available at the Registrations Office 
Counter, first floor lobby. North 
Administration Building. 

3. The form indicating the change in 
formation should be turned in with 
the Registration Materials at the time 
of Registration or turned in to the 
Registrations Office Counter at a later 
time during the semester.