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c formation for Prospective Students
THE RECORD COMPRISES:
The Undergraduate Catalog, the Graduate
Catalog, the Schedule of Courses, and
various bulletins on regulations, policies
and information. These bulletins are sent
gratuitously to all persons who apply for
them. The applicant should state specifi-
cally which bulletins or what information
is desired. Address: The Registrar
University of Florida
VOL. LIX, SERIES 1, NO. 9
SEPTEMBER 1, 1964
Published monthly by the University of
Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Entered in
the post office in Gainesville, Florida, as
second-class matter, under Act of Con-
gress, August 24, 1912. Office of Publica-
tion, Gainesville, Florida.
To You Who I
An Interest in
The University of Florida
W e are pleased that you have inquired for information about the
University of Florida. We hope that this small booklet will an-
swer some of the questions about the University that you may have.
It is obvious that the dynamic program of teaching, research,
extension, and service of one of the largest universities in the South
cannot be described adequately in a brief publication such as this.
You will have additional questions, in all probability, and we invite
you to raise these with us.
The deans and directors of the various colleges and schools which
make up the University of Florida would be pleased to answer any
questions you may have about courses and major fields of study. The
Office of Student Affairs would welcome any questions about student
life, scholarship and loan funds, and employment.
We invite you to consider the University of Florida and its pro-
gram in the light of your educational plans. Whether you choose this
institution or another one, we certainly would encourage you to take
advantage of the maximum educational opportunities that are offered
J. Wayne Reitz
THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA UPHOLDS .
A History of Excellence
Excellence in an educational institution is measured by many
things including the faculty and staff, the instructional and
research programs, the quality of the student body, the physical fa-
cilities-buildings, laboratories, libraries-and the success of its
graduates in their chosen professions.
Research programs are intensively carried on in almost every
University Division. Large organized research facilities serve the fields
of Agriculture, Engineering and Medicine, but these by no means
dominate the University's research activities. Research programs may
only occasionally touch the lives of most undergraduate students,
but they have many direct and indirect benefits for them. The fine
laboratories and libraries all make vital contributions to the intellec-
tual atmosphere at the University of Florida. The benefits of an ex-
tensive research program has great significance to graduate students
who have the opportunity to work with faculty who are outstanding
leaders in their respective fields, many with international reputations.
There are several specialized libraries on the campus and the
main library has many special facilities in addition to large collections
of books and other publications totaling more than a million volumes.
The quality of the student body as measured by such things as
previous educational record and scores on standardized tests has
shown steady improvement over the past fifteen years. For the last
three years more than two-thirds of the freshman class came from
the top fifth of the high school seniors of Florida as measured by the
Florida Twelfth Grade Tests. As graduate and professional enrollment
has increased in number so also has the level of the average stand-
ardized test score and academic grade point average for previous
The degree granting units of the University of Florida consist of
the following: the University College which administers the General
Education Program for freshmen and sophomores; the upper division
colleges of Agriculture, Architecture and Fine Arts, Arts and Sciences,
McCarty Hall, named after the late Dan McCarty, former governor of Florida, houses many offices,
classrooms, laboratories and library of the College of Agriculture of the University of Florida.
Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health Related
Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Education and Health, to-
gether with the Schools of Forestry and Journalism and Communica-
tions offer bachelor's degrees in a wide variety of fields. Each of these
also administer graduate programs leading to master's or doctor's de-
grees. The College of Law and The College of Medicine are graduate
The University offers degree work in about one hundred large
areas of specialization. In various combinations there are more than
three hundred and fifty individual educational programs or majors
available. Eighty departments offer work leading to the master's de-
gree, and the doctor's degree is available in forty-five of these.
Important programs of service to the state are carried on by the
Agricultural Extension Service, the University's educational television
programs, and the University's cooperation with the Florida Institute
for Continuing University Studies.
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
LOWER DIVISION-THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
All freshmen and sophomores who enter the University of Florida
enroll in the University College. This unit offers a basic gen-
eral education program as the foundation of a true liberal education
so essential in the complex world of tomorrow. It also provides through
its courses and its counseling center vital information which helps
the student to verify or identify a choice of educational objectives. Ap-
proximately sixty percent of freshmen who enter college are not
certain about their educational objectives. The University College
affords these-and also the student who feels certain-the oppor-
tunity to become familiar with the broad fields of human knowledge
while arriving at or verifying a decision as to a profession or educa-
tional objective. There is, at the college level, certain fundamental
knowledge that is needed by all to develop the attitudes and under-
standing of desirable human beings and citizens.
To meet this important need the University College faculty has
developed comprehensive courses in the following areas:
1. American Institutions (their developmental history, problems
and processes-social, governmental, and economic).
2. The Physical Sciences (man's environment in the physical
universe-study of some of the physical forces).
3. Reading, Speaking and Writing (Freshman English, language
4. Effective Thinking (logic and mathematics).
5. The Humanities (our cultural heritage-literature, philosophy,
religions, and the arts).
6. The Biological Sciences (the living world-its vast historical
sweep in time and place).
These comprehensive courses cut across traditional departmen-
tal lines. Problems, principles, cases, trends, emerging systems, and
significant meanings, are closely studied. The courses are revised
frequently as staff judgments indicate needed change. Extensive
readings are both required and suggested. These comprehensive, or
equivalent experiences in the same general area, are required of all
freshmen and sophomores. Upon completion of the University Col-
lege General Education requirements, students are awarded the Asso-
ciate of Arts Certificate.
Matherly Hall houses the College of Business Administration. The Departments located in this
building are: Accounting; Economics; Finance and Insurance; Management and Business Law;
Marketing; Real Estate; and Bureau of Economic and Business Research.
UPPER DIVISION-THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
AND THE PROFESSIONAL COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS
After completion of the University College program, a student is
ready to undertake the courses leading to a baccalaureate degree in
his chosen field. While he has been studying the several great areas
of human understanding and achievement, he has also been given a
chance to explore his aptitudes and abilities through educational ex-
perience, vocational examinations and counseling sessions with both
upper and lower division counselors, deans and department heads.
During the last month of each trimester, a formal conference is
scheduled for each student's pre-registration planning for prospective
upper division work.
Necessary correlation and unification of combined studies in the
two divisions are important factors in guiding students to a successful
career choice and sound curriculum planning. A list of career choices
offered at the University of Florida is given on page 8.
THE GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
Graduate programs lead to the master's or doctor's degree. The
University of Florida Graduate Faculty is one of the most distin-
guished in the South. Many are writers and researchers of interna-
tional reputation. By 1964 the University had awarded over 8,000
master's degrees, and more than 1,000 doctor's degrees. The Graduate
Faculty is administered through the Dean of the Graduate School and
the Graduate Council. The programs for the various graduate degrees
are the direct responsibility of the various colleges and schools, each
of whom has a Graduate Selection Committee which passes upon the
acceptability of applicants for graduate work.
The College of Law, which has produced many of the state's civic
and legislative leaders, offers a seven trimester professional program
following the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree leading
to the degree of Bachelor of Laws. The requirements for admissions
include a standard baccalaureate degree from an accredited college
or university with an acceptable grade point average and a satisfac-
tory score on the Law School Admission Test.
The College of Medicine offers a program leading to the degree
Doctor of Medicine and also provides graduate curricula which lead
to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy with majors in the various
medical sciences. The baccalaureate degree is strongly recommended
but not an absolute prerequisite for admission to the curriculum lead-
ing to the degree Doctor of Medicine.
The University of Florida recognizes the need for individual atten-
tion to the superior student, and has several programs designed to
accelerate the gifted student, or to provide him with a program tail-
ored to the breadth and depth of his educational potential. Among
these plans are acceleration by examination, enrichment in honors
sections of the comprehensive courses offered in University College,
and freedom to depart from conventional patterns of curriculum and
These programs call for self-initiative, planning, and carry-
through on the part of each student. For information write to Dr.
George E. Wolff, Director of Honor Studies and Chairman of the
University Committee on Superior Students, 204 Tigert Hall. Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville.
Honor students may also be considered for admission to a special
program which leads to the master's and baccalaureate degrees
simultaneously. This three-year master's degree program begins in
the junior year and continues through the first year of graduate study.
Financed by a Ford Foundation fellowship grant, the program offers
a fellowship for the third or final year. Students wishing information
on this program may write to Dr. Robert A. Bryan, Assistant Dean,
The Graduate School, 235 Tigert Hall, University of Florida, Gaines-
PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
The University of Florida offers instruction in the Military
Sciences as an integral part of its curricula. The Department of the
Army and the Department of the Air Force each maintain a Reserve
Officers Training Corps. The University expects that all physically fit
male students, except certain veterans, transfer students, and certain
reservists complete the basic course as a prerequisite to graduation.
Students participating in active reserve programs of the Army, Navy,
Marine Corps, or Coast Guard may be excused from basic ROTC
provided they are enrolled in such programs prior to registration for
Men and women students are required by the University to regis-
ter for, and participate satisfactorily for four trimesters of physical
education. The program requirement for transfer students is adjusted
on an individual basis. Students who are 26 years of age or older and
students who are taking only one course are not required to partici-
pate in the physical education program.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
The University of Florida offers a wide variety of programs of study which
prepare students for practically every occupation or profession. The student can
prepare himself for a career in any of the major areas listed below. Special pro-
grams suited to individual needs and purposes are sometimes possible, especi-
ally on the graduate or professional level.
City and Regional Planning
Guidance and Counseling
Health and Hospital
Junior College Administration
Laboratory Animal Science
Latin American Studies
Medical Radiation Physics
Newspaper Writing and Editing
Public Utilities Economics
Technical Writing and Editing
THE TRIMESTER CALENDAR
In September, 1962, the University of Florida began operating on
the basis of an academic year divided into three semesters, hence
the term "trimester." This program, authorized and prescribed by
the State Board of Control, is designed to permit acceleration of a
student's collegiate program if and when it is desirable, to accom-
modate the expected increases in enrollment of freshmen and trans-
fer students seeking to complete degree programs begun in the state's
junior colleges, and to allow maximum utilization of the state's insti-
tutions of higher learning in an age which demands the utmost of
our educational resources.
Under the trimester calendar, terms run for a period approxi-
mating somewhat less than 4 months each:
The Spring Trimester not only provides courses which run
throughout the period, but also has some courses available in two
special seven and one-half week terms.
The second special seven and one-half week term beginning in
June accommodates the state's public school teachers and other spe-
cial interest groups whose schedules require a term compatible with
previous summer semester offerings.
Assuming an undergraduate carries an average number of credit
hours each trimester, a baccalaureate degree program may be com-
pleted in as much as four calendar years (two trimesters each) or in
a little less than three years if studies are continuous.
This calendar offers the opportunity to students who must earn
a major portion of their expenses to seek employment at a time of
year best suited to their job opportunities.
All applications for admission to any unit of the University
must be made to the Office of Admissions on the appropriate
forms and no later than the times specified in the University
Calendar. There are distinctly different application forms
for freshmen (those who have never attended college), un-
dergraduate transfer students (those who have attended
college but have not received a degree), graduate, law, and
There are three basic requirements of all students seeking admis-
sion to any college or division of the University of Florida:
1. a satisfactory academic record
2. satisfactory scores on achievement tests or examinations
3. a satisfactory conduct record
Variations in these fundamentals are determined by the Univer-
sity's Admissions Committee which is responsible for reviewing all
WHEN TO APPLY. The University of Florida cannot con-
sider applications for the freshman class more than a year
in advance. The best time to apply is the early part of the
senior year in high school. While we do not have a fixed
cut-off date for applications, we do have to refuse applica-
tions after our capacity has been reached. It is therefore ad-
visable to file applications before February 1, if the applicant
is planning enrollment in the following September.
A. Graduates of Florida Secondary Schools:
1. Graduation from an accredited secondary school with satisfactory grades
(at least a C average) in at least twelve to fourteen units of academic
subjects such as English, mathematics, sciences, foreign language and
social studies, is required. The University of Florida does not require any
specific units for admission. The experiences of hundreds of students
over many years demonstrate clearly that a most important factor in de-
termining the possibility of success in University work rests in a record
of good grades in the subjects listed.
2. Satisfactory scores on the Florida Twelfth Grade Tests, which are ad-
ministered in all of the high schools in the State each year, are consid-
ered in relation to the secondary school grades. In general, the applicant
will be expected to be placed in the top forty per cent of the high school
seniors on those tests.
3. The requirement for a record of good conduct means that regardless of
secondary school grades and test scores, an applicant who has experi-
enced difficulty with school or other authorities because of improper
conduct may find his application disapproved.
B. Graduates of non-Florida Secondary Schools:
1. Graduation from an accredited high school with satisfactory grades (ap-
proximately a B average and rank in the top forty per cent of the high
school class) is required. Although specific units are not required, the
student should have completed at least twelve to fourteen units in aca-
demic subjects such as English, mathematics, science, foreign languages,
and social studies.
2. Satisfactory scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College
Entrance Examination Board, which is administered several times a year
throughout the world, are a most important factor in considering appli-
cations for admission from students from states other than Florida. In
general, the applicant will be expected .to score at least 500 on each of
the verbal and mathematics tests of the SAT. The writing sample and the
Achievement Tests are not required.
3. The requirement for a record of good conduct means that, regardless of
secondary school grades and test scores, an applicant who has experi-
enced difficulty with school or other authorities because of improper
conduct may find his application disapproved.
The student who has attended any college or university, regard-
less of the amount of time or credit earned, is regarded as a transfer
student by the University of Florida.
In general, students wishing to transfer to the University of
Florida from another college or university must have a "C" average
as computed at the University of Florida in all University parallel
work attempted, and will be considered for admission to the Univer-
sity College with anything less than 64 semester hours of acceptable
transfer credits. Prospective transfers with 64 credits (the maximum
acceptable credits for applicants transferring from a Junior College
are 64) or more, and whose records indicate satisfactory completion
of courses approximately equivalent to the General Education program
offered in the University College, will be considered for admission to
the Upper Division.
A college level test of general ability (School and College Abil-
ity Test) is required of applicants for admission as undergraduate
transfers. Information concerning this test is included in Application
Any applicant who is on academic or disciplinary probation or
has been suspended for academic or disciplinary reasons at any in-
stitution previously attended cannot be approved for admission.
The University does not allow transfer credit for courses com-
pleted at institutions if the grade in the individual course is less than
C or its equivalent by the University of Florida evaluation.
Credit is not allowed for terminal vocational courses or programs
completed at technical institutes regardless of grades.
General requirements for admission to the Graduate School
(1) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of
(2) a grade average of B for the junior and senior years.*
(3) satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination
which is given throughout major cities in the United States, five times
each year, and administered by the Educational Testing Service.
Schedule of testing dates, application forms for the Graduate Record
Examination and a list of test centers can be obtained from the Edu-
cational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey or from the Office of
the Registrar, University of Florida, Gainesville.
Additional information regarding the Graduate School will be
found in the Graduate Catalog. Copies of this document may be ob-
tained from the Office of the Registrar, University of Florida, Gaines-
J. HILLIS MILLER HEALTH CENTER
The J. Hillis Miller Health Center is the newest and largest medical complex in the South. It
includes a Teaching Hospital and Clinics, a Pharmacy-Research Wing, the College of Medicine,
College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and the College of Health Related Services. The $20
million center is named for former president of the University, the late J. Hillis Miller.
*The grade average required for certain fields of study may vary in some instances, requiring
a higher, or rarely a slightly lower average. All applications for admission to the Graduate School
must be made to the Office of Admissions on forms supplied by their office and no later than the
times stipulated in the University Calendar.
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Personal qualities of high order character, responsibility and
maturity are the primary requirements for admission to this college.
The student must have demonstrated superior intellectual achieve-
ment; and a bachelor's degree is strongly recommended. The quality
of the academic background, as well as the performance of the stu-
dent in relation to the load attempted, will be weighed. A genuine
interest in human welfare is important, and efficient methods of
study and effective powers of reasoning are essential.
Detailed information on admissions requirements is published in
the College of Medicine Catalog which may be obtained from the
Office of the Registrar.
COLLEGE OF LAW
All applications for Admission to the College of Law must have
received a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited college
or university and must have achieved a satisfactory score on the Law
School Admission Test. The precise score required is determined on
the basis of the overall* undergraduate collegiate average of the
applicant. However, no score below 400 will be deemed sufficient,
regardless of the applicant's undergraduate average.
Detailed information on admissions requirements is published
in the Bulletin of the College of Law, which may be obtained by writing
to the Office of the Registrar.
*As computed at the University of Florida, A=4, etc., all grade points divided by all hours
The estimated summary of costs below covers attendance as an
undergraduate for one trimester by a Florida resident, and may vary
considerably for the same reasons that the cost of maintaining de-
pendents at home varies with families. Most of these differences
occur in personal maintenance and incidentals, the principal items
of which are food, clothing, travel, cosmetics, medical and dental
care, insurance, recreation, and membership in organizations.
However, it should be noted that the basic costs for a University
of Florida education, at even the most conservative level, provide
rich dividends for every student, both intellectually and socially.
The following is a summary brief of the results found in a recent
survey conducted to determine the expenses for attending the Uni-
versity of Florida for one trimester.
Expenses Low* Median High
Total Expenses $446.12 $592.00 $769.00
Fees 113.00 113.00 118.00
Books and Training Supplies 33.00 40.00 55.00
Food 128.62 195.00 270.00
Rent 100.00 125.00 125.00
Laundry and Dry Cleaning 10.00 15.00 30.00
Incidental Expenses 61.50 104.00 171.00
Students should bring sufficient funds, other than personal
checks, to meet the immediate needs. Personal checks will be accep-
ted for the exact amount of fees. Other personal checks may be de-
posited with the University for collection.
Funds may be placed in a depository maintained by the Univer-
sity Cashier in the Student Service Center, for a fee of $1 per tri-
mester. Withdrawals may be made upon request, and any University
fee or deposit may be paid from such an account.
*Fifty per cent of all students in the survey fell between the "Low" and the "High".
Fees are payable at the beginning of each trimester or term, at
the time of registration, based upon the classification of a student
as Florida or non-Florida*, full-time or part-time, and the term in
which he is enrolled. Registration is incomplete until all fees are
paid. Fees may be paid in advance by mail.
Unless an exception is noted, the fees for each trimester or term
include fees for matriculation, student health services, student activi-
ties, and a general building fee.
Fees are assessed as follows:
A FULL-TIME FLORIDA STUDENT will pay a fee of $113.00
for each trimester for which he is enrolled.
A FULL-TIME NON-FLORIDA STUDENT will pay a fee of
$288.00 for each trimester for which he is enrolled.
A PART-TIME FLORIDA STUDENT, enrolled for four semester
hours credit or less during a regular trimester or session will pay a
fee of $30.00 per trimester. He will not be entitled to student activity
or infirmary privileges.
A PART-TIME NON-FLORIDA STUDENT, enrolled for four
semester hours credit or less during a regular trimester or session, will
pay a fee of $80.00 per trimester. He will not be entitled to student
activity or infirmary privileges.
ANY STUDENT, FLORIDA OR NON-FLORIDA, enrolled for
THESIS ONLY, not exceeding four semester hours credit during a
regular trimester or term, will pay a fee of $30.00 for each registra-
tion. He will not be entitled to student activity or infirmary privileges.
A FLORIDA STUDENT enrolled for a seven and one-half week
term will pay a fee of $60.00 per term.
A NON-FLORIDA STUDENT enrolled for a seven and one-half
week term will pay a fee of $150.00 per term.
In any trimester or term, registration fees are increased $5.00 if
paid on or after the day on which classes begin. The increase cannot
be set aside and is not refundable.
*For the purpose of assessing tuition applicants are classified as Florida or non-Florida stu-
dents. In applying this regulation "applicant" shall mean a student applying for admission to the
University of Florida if he is 21 years of age, or if he is a minor, it shall mean parents, parent
or guardian of his or her person. Such applicant will pay the non-Florida tuition and other charges
required of non-Florida students unless he shall be a citizen of the United States and shall have
resided and had his habitation, domicile, home and permanent abode in the State of Florida for
at least 12 months immediately preceding his registration; provided however, that the applicant
cannot claim continuous residence in Florida by virtue of enrollment in any college or university
in the State of Florida for the required period.
All students not able to qualify as Florida students are classified as non-Florida students.
The status of the classification of a student is determined at the time of his first registration
in the University, and may not thereafter be changed by him unless, in the case of a minor, his
parents move to and become legal residents of the State of Florida by maintaining such residence
for twelve consecutive months. If the status of a student changes from a non-Florida student to a
Florida student his classification may be changed at the next registration thereafter.
A full-time student's identification card is his passport to a
world of campus-sponsored entertainment and social activity which
includes football games, concerts, swimming and related sports at
the University's Camp Wauburg, exhibitions, and the many activities
sponsored annually by and in Florida Union, the hub of student life
and campus organizations.
SPECIAL FEES AND DEPOSITS
Other instructional or special fees and/or deposits may be re-
quired depending on the courses of study undertaken by the indi-
Fees for applied music lessons, instrument rental and the rental
of practice rooms are payable at the time of registration.
A $20.00 ROTC deposit is required at the time of registration of
any student enrolling in any course in Military Science and Tactics.
A student may be required to purchase breakage books for courses
requiring locker and laboratory apparatus or special equipment.
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE FEES
A Florida student enrolled in the MD program of the College of
Medicine will pay a fee of $600.00 per year. This fee is payable in
two equal installments of $300.00 each.
A non-Florida student enrolled in the MD program of the College
of Medicine will pay a fee of $1,200 per year. This fee is payable in
two equal installments of $600.00 each.
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE
The Student Health Department maintains a 65-bed hospital, pro-
viding 24 hours general nursing care for all full-time students cur-
rently enrolled in the University who have paid their registration fees.
A physician is on 24 hour call for care of emergencies too severe to
be cared for by the nursing staff. When the illness is determined by
the physician to be more than average severity, parents will be noti-
fied by telephone.
A medical history and physical examination, to include immuni-
zation for smallpox, tetanus and polio are a requirement for all enter-
ALL CORRESPONDENCE CONCERNING HOUSING ACCOM-
MODATIONS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE DIRECTOR OF
HOUSING, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE.
The University of Florida provides housing accommodations for
single and married students in a variety of housing facilities to meet
the individual needs of students. The residence halls for single men
and women students are grouped in areas convenient to most parts
of the campus.
Residence halls for single students are designed and staffed to
emphasize the importance of the individual student in community
living groups. Each hall provides opportunities for formal and in-
formal educational programs, together with social and recreational
activities. Personal assistance and counsel are available to every resi-
dent. Section Advisers. Resident Assistants or full-time professional
staff members are ready to help at any time and are located in every
Most of the residence halls have lounges and recreation rooms.
Some halls or areas have libraries, meeting rooms, music listening
rooms, cafeterias and snack-bars. New halls built during the last four
years have air-conditioned lounges, recreation rooms and study areas.
APPLICATION FOR UNIVERSITY HOUSING
All single beginning freshmen are required to live in University
Housing and will be sent a contract for residence hall space after
admission to the University is approved.
Other students who are required by policy to live in University
Housing or those who desire on-campus housing should file an appli-
cation for residence hall space at any time after application for
admission to the University has been processed. Prospective students
are urged to apply as early as possible, since initial fall trimester
assignments are made during the spring and early summer.
University regulations require that all single freshmen men and
women must live in University housing. All single undergraduate
women must live in University housing as long as space is available.
Upon written request, exceptions may be made for students who
commute, live in Gainesville with their parents, or are 21 years of
age or older. Undergraduate women other than freshmen may live at
their sorority houses.
Room rates, which include a basic linen service, are $120 or $125
per student per trimester in a room for two students. Single rooms
are few in number and are usually assigned to returning upperclass-
men; the rate is $135 per student per trimester. Two room suites for
three are available in one housing area for men at $100 per student
per trimester. Rates are subject to change without notice.
Residence hall assignments are available only during the Third
Trimester for graduate women students and undergraduate women
who are married, divorced, or 25 years of age or older. Graduate men
are assigned to Buckman Hall and undergraduate men 25 years of
age or older may apply for space in Fletcher Hall, if available.
Rawlings Hall is representative of housing for women students at the University of Florida. The
building, of modern design, is of brick, concrete and steel construction. Features include: office-
to-room intercommunication systems; post office boxes for each room in the building lobby; a
large lounge; study lounges on each upper floor; a large recreation room; laundry and other
self-service facilities; and a cafeteria.
The University operates five villages containing over 800 apart-
ments for married students. Three villages are frame buildings which
have one, two, and three bedroom units renting for $26.75, $29.50
and $32.25 per month, respectively. Two villages are of modern brick
concrete and wood, which also have one, two, and three bedroom
units renting for $54.00, $57.00 and $60.00 per month, respectively.
These rates are subject to change without notice.
Residents in all villages must furnish their own linens, dishes,
utensils, silverware, rugs, and curtains. Certain basic household fur-
nishings are supplied by the University in all units, but vary in the
frame and permanent buildings. Utilities are an extra expense for
In general, there is a ten-to-twelve month waiting period between
application and assignment to the apartment units, depending upon
the number of vacancies occurring at the end of each trimester.
FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES
All national fraternal groups with chapters at the University main-
tain their own houses adjacent to, or on, the campus. University
student regulations apply to all sorority and fraternity houses.
These houses accommodate approximately 1,400 students. Fresh-
men men and women should not plan to live in chapter houses during
their first year of University attendance.
There are two independent living organizations for men located
near the campus, the Cooperative Living Organization and the New
Georgia Seagle Hall. These cooperative living groups are not admin-
istered by the University but are each governed by their own Board.
Among the qualifications for membership are scholastic ability and
reference of good character.
Application for membership in the CLO should be made to the
Vice President at 117 N. W. 15th Street, Gainesville, Application for
Georgia Seagle is made by personal interview early in May and early
in December at 1002 West University Avenue, Gainesville.
Private homes in the Gainesville area and privately operated
rooming houses and apartments provide many accommodations for
Listings of currently available rentals are maintained in the Uni-
versity's Off-Campus Section of the Housing Office, 1504 West Uni-
versity Avenue, Gainesville, but are not compiled for mailing because
of the constant changes in availability.
Students seeking off-campus housing should come to Gainesville
one to three months before the beginning date of planned enrollment,
to confer with this office.
All students living off-campus are required to furnish exact resi-
dence address at the time of Registration. Each student will register
at the Off-Campus Housing Office. Any subsequent change of address
made during the school term will be registered with the Off-Campus
Housing Office within 7 days after the change is made.
MARRIED STUDENT HOUSING
FOOD AND INCIDENTALS
The University maintains several cafeterias, dining halls, and
snack-bars, which are supervised by trained dieticians who carefully
plan menus. All services are cafeteria style, on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Cost naturally varies with each student, but the average is about
$2.25 per day, or between $60 and $70 per month.
In addition to the University's food services, the campus is sur-
rounded by a number of commercial establishments which cater to
the student trade.
Students are expected always to express good taste in clothing;
neat, though informal, and consistent with the campus climate for
BOOKS AND SUPPLIES
The bulk of a student's school supplies are purchased in the first
two weeks of each trimester or term, and $35 to $50 should be
adequate to cover major book needs, depending on the student's
course of study. A minimun of pocket money often meets the inci-
dental supplies needed throughout the remainder of the term, such
as notepaper, pens and materials for special class projects.
Residence halls on the main campus are located within easy walk-
ing distance of major classroom buildings, and bicycles are permitted
on all parts of the campus, with racks located in convenient areas.
Due to the limited number of parking spaces available on the campus,
Freshmen and Sophomores under 21 years of age are not permitted
to have automobiles in Alachua County. Upperclassmen and students
with physical handicaps are permitted to operate cars in certain
areas of the campus, providing the cars are appropriately registered
with the Campus Police at the time of registration. Limited excep-
tions to these regulations are made for commuting students.
Public transportation firms serving the Gainesville area include
the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Airline Railroads, Florida Grey-
hound and Trailways Bus Lines, and Eastern Air Lines.
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
While the primary financial responsibility for college expenses
rests with the student and his family, The University recog-
nizes that many qualified students could not come to college
if some sort of financial aid was not made available to them. The
purpose of the University Financial Aid Program is to encourage high
scholastic accomplishment and leadership at the University by pro-
viding, when possible, scholarships, grants-in-aid, work opportunities
and financial counseling to students.
Counselors for Student Financial Aid, in the Office of Student
Affairs, interview students and attempt to weigh their financial and
academic position in order to suggest a suitable balance between
self-support, parental help and institutional loans and scholarships.
The University of Florida is a participating member of the College
Scholarship Service. This organization, at the request of parents, pro-
vides an analysis of the family's financial structure as related to cost
of college for the applicant, and furnishes confidential reports to the
University specified by the family. Forms for use in making this
request may be obtained from local high schools; the University of
Florida, Office of Dean of Student Affairs; or directly from College
Scholarship Service, Box 176, Princeton, New Jersey.
In addition to the opportunities for financial aid at the University,
students are urged to consult the resources in their home communi-
ties. Many civic clubs and community organizations are interested in
helping worthy students attend college.
Any student who is the recipient of a scholarship, grant-in-aid,
loan or job is responsible for making satisfactory academic progress
and for conducting himself as a good citizen of the college com-
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS-IN-AID
Scholarships based on academic excellence, good character, rec-
ord of leadership and need and grants-in-aid based on financial need
and satisfactory academic standing are either awarded by the Univer-
sity Committee on Student Financial Aid, or are selected directly by
the donors and administered by the committee. Most are in amounts
equivalent to registration fees.
The several loan funds available may be divided into two classes:
(1) the long-term loan which allows the student to complete his col-
lege education and repay the loan after graduation in installments
over a period of years; and (2) the short-term emergency loan which
aims to meet the needs of unforseen emergencies that arise in the
financing of college expenses. As a rule, the short-term loans are for
small amounts and are repayable within the trimester in which they
NATIONAL DEFENSE STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM
The University of Florida participates in the Federal Loan Pro-
gram which is designed to give primary consideration to those who
plan to teach in elementary and secondary schools or who plan
careers in mathematics, sciences, engineering or modern foreign
languages. 'Any full-time student is eligible to borrow money from
this source which carries a low interest rate and does not need to be
repaid until after graduation. A portion of the loan obligation is can-
celed for those who enter the teaching profession.
Every attempt is made to place students in part-time work that
will not interfere with their academic pursuits. Freshmen are advised
not to work during their first year unless it is absolutely necessary.
The average work schedule on the campus for student jobs is
fifteen hours per week. Thus, a student might plan on making an
average of $50-$75 monthly and still carry a normal class load.
FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT FOR STUDENT WIVES
Many full-time positions are available on campus to wives of stu-
dents who can qualify for clerical, secretarial and laboratory posi-
tions. Applications for these positions should be made through the
Office of the Director of Employee Personnel, Room 109, Tigert Hall,
University of Florida, Gainesville.
STUDENT LIFE AND ACTIVITIES
Student government in the University of Florida is a cooperative or-
ganization based on mutual confidence between the student body
and the faculty. Considerable authority has been granted the Stu-
dent Body for the regulations and conduct of student affairs. The
criterion in granting authority to the Student Body has been the dis-
position of the students to accept responsibility commensurate with
the authority granted them. Generally speaking, the fields of student
activity include regulation of extra-curricular affairs and the adminis-
tration of the Honor System.
Every full-time student has paid an activity fee and is a member
of the Student Body and has equal vote in its government.
Student Government has an affiliate group, the Women Students'
Association, to which all single undergraduate women belong when
officially registered and which governs in areas particular to women.
The men are governed by the Men's Area Presidents' Council. Both
organizations have councils in the Residence Halls.
The University authorities feel that training in acceptance of
responsibility for the conduct of student affairs at the University is
a valuable part of the educational growth of the individual student.
The Student Body is practically a body politic, occupying its franchise
under grant from the Board of Control and subject to its continued
A TRADITION OF HONOR
One of the finest tributes to the character of the students at the
University of Florida is the self-government of the Student Body.
In addition to permitting student legislation on questions of inter-
est to the members of the Student Body, execution of laws passed,
and the expenditure of student funds, the governing system at the
University gives to students the privilege of disciplining themselves
through the Honor System, upheld and enforced by the Honor Court,
which is comprised entirely of students.
Inaugurated by some of our greatest educators in higher institu-
tions of the nation, and early adopted in some departments of the
University of Florida, the Honor System was finally established in
the entire University in 1914 as a result of student initiative.
Among the basic principles of an Honor System are the conviction
that self-discipline is the greatest builder of character, that responsi-
bility is a prerequisite of self-respect, and that these are essential to
the highest type of education.
The success of the system is dependent upon the honor of each
individual member of the student body in that: (1) he is duty-bound
to abide by the principles of the Honor Code, and (2) he is further
pledged to report to the Honor Court such violations of the Code as
he may observe.
The Honor Code of the Student Body is striking in its simplicity;
yet it embodies the fundamentals of sound character. Each student
is pledged to refrain from:
(a) cheating, (b) stealing, (c) obtaining money or credit for
On the basis of this Code, students are extended all privileges
conceived to be the basic right of students of Honor. There are no
proctors in the examination rooms, each student is free to do
his work, or to leave the room as occasion arises. Secondly, fruits
and supplies are placed openly on the campus, with the confidence
that each student will pay for any he may take. This system makes
each student the keeper of his own conscience until he has proven
to his fellow-students that he no longer deserves the trust placed in
The parent of every prospective student should feel that it is his
responsibility to stress the paramount importance of honorable con-
duct on the part of his son or daughter while in attendance at the
University of Florida. Dishonest action brings sorrow both to parent
and to student.
The University faculty and administration pledge their support to
the Honor System. Each student must support it or in failing to sup-
port it, contribute to the loss not only of a cherished tradition but the
right of self-government. The University of Florida is fully cognizant
that by fostering and supporting the ideals of self-government as re-
flected in student government, the support of American Democracy
will be more thoroughly imbedded in the hearts of tomorrow's leaders.
The University of Florida Century Tower was
built to commemorate the University's war
dead. It was constructed in 1953, the
University's centennial anniversary.
Tigert Hall is named for Dr. John Tigert, president emeritus of the University of Florida. This
building houses the principal administrative and financial offices of the University.
The Florida Union, located in the center of the main campus, is
the official center of student activities. The provision of facilities,
services, and a varied program of activities available to all persons
of the University "community" serves as the basic purpose of the
Union. The Union is governed by a Board of Managers, consisting
of eight students and six faculty members.
The Union is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. Among the
facilities and services offered are music listening rooms, craft and
hobby shop, photographic dark rooms, browsing library, game room,
public telephones, information desk, passenger and ride wanted bul-
letin boards, display cases, talent and band file, travel-study program
consulting services, Western Union sending service, auditorium and
meeting rooms for all University organizations. Air-conditioned guest
rooms are available for official guests of the University, guests of
students, faculty, staff and alumni.
The Union Board for Student Activities, composed of students
interested in planning student activities, is empowered by the Board
of Managers to plan and promote all social, cultural and recreational
activities in the Union. This Board and its several committees are
open to any student interested in participating. The committees are
Dance, Films, Forums, Fine Arts, Hostess, International, Public Re-
lations, Recreations and Special Projects.
Among the weekly activities sponsored by the Union Board and
open to all students are bridge lessons and tournaments, dancing
classes, coffee hours, current and cultural movies. Special activities
such as receptions, dances, intracampus and intercollegiate bridge,
billiard and bowling tournaments, art exhibits, music listening hours,
forums and book reviews, outings to scenic spots in the state and
abroad, fashion shows, international activities, picnics and special
holiday parties are all a part of the Union program.
The University's Camp Wauburg, operated by the Florida Union,
is a recreation area for the exclusive use of students, faculty and
staff of the University. This area, overlooking a beautiful lake, is
located nine miles south of the campus. Facilities include a large
picnic area, a recreation building, bath house, a dock with a diving
board, many small outdoor fireplaces for cooking, and a playground
area and equipment for volleyball, horseshoes, badminton, touch foot-
ball, and softball. Other activities include swimming, boating, skiing
A broad program of inter-denominational religious activities is
sponsored on the campus by the University Religious Association.
Composed of representatives of all denominational student religious
groups and of the student body and faculty at large, the Association
brings outstanding lecturers in the field of religion to the University,
holds group discussions and seminars, and enlists students in a pro-
gram of service to the University and the State. A faculty committee
on religion, appointed by the President of the University, assists the
University Religious Association in its program and work.
Denominational student centers adjacent to the campus and full-
time student pastors are provided by the following religious groups:
Baptist, Episcopal, Jewish, Latter Day Saints, Lutheran, Methodist,
Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic. Other denominations, most of
which have churches in Gainesville, offer special student programs
and services through the local groups.
PROFESSIONAL AND HONORARY FRATERNITIES
Practically every area of professional and academic interest at
the University of Florida has a chapter of the national honorary
society which recognizes outstanding performance and achievement
in the field.
CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
There are more than one hundred and fifty student clubs and
organizations on the campus representing varied interests and activi-
ties. These include clubs related to academic endeavors such as
drama groups and debating teams, dance and social organizations,
hobby groups, and many others.
The Student Body publishes The Seminole, a yearbook for each
year; The Florida Alligator, a student newspaper; and The New
Orange Peel, a quarterly campus magazine.
The University of Florida Intercollegiate Athletic Program is
among the best in the South and compares favorably with the pro-
grams of leading institutions throughout the nation. As a member of
the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Southeastern
Athletic Conference, the University guides its intercollegiate program
by the policies and regulations of those organizations. Major sports
are football, basketball, baseball, swimming, and track. Minor sports
are golf, tennis and cross country.
Physical facilities for intercollegiate athletics comprise Florida
Field Stadium seating approximately 48,000 spectators, a completely
equipped varsity tennis stadium, two baseball diamonds, swimming
pool, and two running tracks. In addition, large practice areas are
available. The Florida Gymnasium of the College of Physical Educa-
tion and Health provides spacious dressing and training quarters.
Basketball facilities include four practice courts and the 6,000 capac-
ity indoor stadium.
Twenty-six national collegiate fraternities have been approved by
and established chapters at the University; most of them have already
built chapter houses and others have leased homes. The general work
of the fraternities is controlled by the Interfraternity Council, com-
posed of the president from each of the national fraternities.
The national fraternities at Florida are:
Alpha Epsilon Pi Phi Gamma Delta
Alpha Gamma Rho Phi Epsilon Pi
Alpha Tau Omega Phi Kappa Tau
Beta Theta Pi Pi Kappa Alpha
Chi Phi Pi Kappa Phi
Delta Chi Pi Lambda Phi
Delta Sigma Phi Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Delta Tau Delta Sigma Chi
Delta Upsilon Sigma Nu
Kappa Alpha Sigma Phi Epsilon
Kappa Sigma Tau Epsilon Phi
Lambda Chi Alpha Tau Kappa Epsilon
Phi Delta Theta Theta Chi
Thirteen national women's collegiate fraternities have established
chapters at the University. The general work of the sororities is con-
trolled by the Pan Hellenic Council. The thirteen chapters are:
Alpha Chi Omega Delta Phi Epsilon
Alpha Delta Pi Kappa Alpha Theta
Alpha Epsilon Phi Kappa Delta
Alpha Omicron Pi Phi Mu
Chi Omega Sigma Kappa
Delta Delta Delta Zeta Tau Alpha
The offices of the Dean of Men and Dean of Women have overall
responsibility for activities relating to fraternities and sororities.
INTRAMURAL ATHLETICS AND RECREATION
Development of wholesome competition through enjoyable par-
ticipation in physical activities is an essential aspect of a well-rounded
college education.. A successful intramural program depends primarily
upon student interest in planning and executing the program as well
as in actual participation in the various contests and recreational
Widespread student participation in intramural sports and recrea-
tion is a tradition of long standing at the University of Florida. The
extensive offering of activities provides every student an opportunity
to take part as an individual or as a member of a group in sports of
a competitive nature.
The student Intramural Boards conduct the details of an Intra-
mural program comprising twenty sports ranging from such individ-
ual and dual activities as archery, tennis, and golf to such teamsports
as volleyball, basketball, and softball. There are four leagues of com-
petition included in the program: (1) Sorority; (2) Fraternity; (3)
Dormitory-Independent; (4) Off-Campus.
The Department of Intramural Athletics and Recreation, under
the College of Physical Education and Health, maintains a Recrea-
tional Sports Service which provides other leisure time activities for
students and faculty. This service also provides complete information
and guidance for sports club activities. Where there is sufficient inter-
est, additional sports clubs are formed and individuals with special
ability in those areas are encouraged to act as leaders.
Equipment is furnished for all activities and is made available
to any regularly enrolled student of the University of Florida upon
Commencement for the University of Florida graduate is more
than the donning of cap and gown or the receipt of a degree. It is the
beginning of proud alliance in a group whose membership includes
a majority of the state's civic, legislative and gubernatorial leaders,
both present and past.
University of Florida alumni have been a dynamic force in the
continuing progress of Florida and the nation. Eagerly sought by the
country's leading industrial and commercial firms, the University of
Florida graduate with a good college record often has more than one
career opportunity awaiting his choice on commencement day.
The University Placement Services continue to have more job
opportunities available than there are graduates to fill them. Avail-
able to all graduates, these services provide extensive opportunity for
students and prospective employers to meet in mutual interviews
prior to graduation. Such interviews are conducted by more than 450
firms annually, and the placement services receive more than 1,000
requests each year from individuals and concerns with openings in
almost every area of business and profession. In addition, the services
are available to U of F alumni seeking advancement or change of job
at any time in the future.
The lifetime "Gatorship" of a graduate is his credit card for respect
in community standing, not only in Florida cities, but throughout
major cities of the world where U of F alumni groups are recognized
as leaders and contributors to progress and history.
Affiliation with the University of Florida Alumni Association
affords every graduate the opportunity to further develop the growth
and prestige of the institution which gave him so much more than
a solid education. For every graduate and alumnus, the University's
future continues to be his reflection.
PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATIONS
HOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION
Address the Office of Admissions, University of Florida, asking
for application forms, indicating the category-Freshman, Under-
graduate Transfer, Graduate, Medicine, or Law-for which the appli-
Students enrolled in Florida secondary schools may obtain appli-
cation forms for admission to the University of Florida freshman
class from their school guidance counselors.
WHEN TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION
Applications may be made a year in advance of the expected date
of enrollment. A minimum of three months before the beginning of
the term is strongly recommended. Applications must be in the Ad-
missions Office no later than the deadline shown on the University
Calendar. It must be remembered that we cannot guarantee accept-
ance for persons filing as late as the deadlines published if we have
reached capacity in so far as housing, instructional space, and faculty
HOW TO APPLY FOR HOUSING
As single freshman students are required to live in University resi-
dence halls, they have automatically made application for University
housing when filing their application for admission.
Each applicant, other than those for the Freshman Class, must
make personal arrangements for his housing either by applying
through the University Office of the Director of Housing for assign-
ment to University Housing facilities or in the case of eligible upper
classmen by obtaining approved private accommodations through the
Off-Campus Housing Section or through his fraternity or sorority.
Form requests included with the materials for admissions should
be directed only to the Director of Housing.
WHEN TO APPLY FOR HOUSING
Except for applicants to the Freshman Class who automatically
apply for housing with their application for admission, applications
for University housing may be made at any time after a student has
initiated his application for admission to the University. Any applica-
tions received prior to this will be returned.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID OR EMPLOYMENT
Students who expect to apply for aid or employment should con-
tact the Student Financial Aid Office, 128 Tigert Hall, University of
Florida, Gainesville, requesting information and application forms in
January or February of the year they expect to enter college.
University of Florida
Food and Incidentals
Student Financial Aid
Student Life and Activities
Procedures for Applications
A History of Excellence ........... 2
University College ............... 4
Upper Division .................. 5
Graduate and Professional Schools 6
Honors Programs ................ 7
ROTC and Phys Ed Requirements .. 7
Career Opportunities ............. 8
The Trimester System ............ 9
General Standards ............... 10
Freshm an ....................... 10
Transfers ....................... 12
Graduate School .................13
College of Medicine .............. 14
College of Law .................. 14
General Information .............. 15
Registration Fees .................16
Special Fees and Deposits .........17
College of Medicine Fees ......... 17
Student Health Service ........... 17
Applications for Housing ..........18
Single Students .................. 18
Married Student Villages .......... 19
Fraternities and Sororities ........ 20
Off Campus Housing .............20
Cooperative Living Organization .. .20
Foods Services ..................21
Books and Supplies .............. 21
Transportation ................... 21
Scholarships and Grants-in-Aid .... 22
Loans .......................... 23
National Defense Student Loans .... 23
Student Employment ............. 23
Employment for Student Wives .... 23
Student Government ............. 24
A Tradition of Honor ............. 24
Florida Union ...................26
Religious Activities .............. 27
Professional & Honorary Fraternities 28
Clubs and Societies .............. 28
Intercollegiate Athletics .......... .28
Social Fraternities ............... 29
Intramural Athletics and Recreation 29
After Graduation ................30
Housing ........................ 31
Financial Aid ...................31
................ ........... ..33
What You Pay When You Pay
WHAT YOU PAY TRIMESTER ONE-HALF WHEN YOU PAY
Application Fee $ 10.00 $ 10.00 Must accompany appli-
(Non-refundable) cation for admission
Room Rent (generally) 125.00 62.50 As indicated on housing
Florida Students 113.00 60.00 In advance, or during
Non-Florida Students 288.00 150.00 registration
There are no course or laboratory fees except for certain courses in music.
Male students enrolled in ROTC are required to make a uniform deposit
of $20.00 refundable if uniform is returned without damage. Anyone
completing registration or paying fees after date specified will have the
registration fees increased $5.00.
UNIVERSITY CALENDAR 1964-66
Last Day to File
Application Orientation and Trimester or
Trimester or Term for Admission Registration Terms ends
Winter Trimester 1964-65 December 14 January 5-9 April 24
Monday Tuesday-Saturday Saturday
Spring Trimester 1964-65 April 12 April 28-May 1 August 14
Monday Wednesday-Saturday Saturday
First Term April 12 April 28-May 1 June 22
Spring Trimester 1964-65 Monday Wednesday-Saturday Tuesday
Second Term June 7 June 17-19 August 14
Spring Trimester 1964-65 Monday Thursday-Saturday Saturday
Fall Trimester 1965-66 July 30 August 30-Sept. 4 December 18
Friday Monday-Saturday Saturday
Winter Trimester 1965-66 December 13 January 4-8 April 23
Monday Tuesday-Saturday Saturday
Spring Trimester 1965-66 April 11 April 27-30 August 13
Monday Wednesday-Saturday Saturday
First Term April 11 April 27-30 June 21
Spring Trimester 1965-66 Monday Wednesday-Saturday Tuesday
Second Term June 6 June 16-18 August 13
Spring Trimester 1965-66 Monday Thursday-Saturday Saturday
For additional information write to:
Office of the Registrar, Room 135, Tigert Hall, University of Florida,
A prospective student and his (or her) parents are concerned not only with
acceptance for admission but also with living arrangements, cost and many
other things. Brief informational items on some of these topics form a part of
this bulletin. More detailed information appears in such University publications
as the Undergraduate Catalog. If you desire answers to questions that these
sources have not made clear, you are urged to remember that various functions
are administered by different officers and address your inquiry to the agency
prepared to give you assistance on the particular problem. The office sending
this material to you The Admissions Office is the University agency re-
sponsible only for receiving and processing academic and personal data neces-
sary for judging your qualifications for admission.
For Information About:
Scholarships, Loan Funds)
Housing (Types of Accom-
modations, Rates, etc.)
Student Life, Activities and
Courses, Programs of
Upper Division Curriculums
Office of the Dean of Student Affairs
The Director of Housing
The Dean of Men
The Dean of Women
Dean of Appropriate College
Dean of Appropriate College or
Chairman of Appropriate Department
Multiple purpose letters and letters directed to an improper source may only
result in delay, misinformation, and possible lack of response.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Entered in the post office in Gainesville, Florida, as second class
matter, under act of Congress, August 24, 1912