SEPTEMBER 1 542q 1
P VOL. LIII SERIES I NO. 9 SEPT. 1958
Published monthly by the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, as
second class matter, under Act of Congress, August 24, 1912. Office of
Publication, Gainesville, Florida.
THE UNIVERSITY RECORD COMPRISES:
The Reports of the President to the Board
of Control, the annual Catalog, the Sched-
ules, the Bulletin of the Summer Session,
and announcements of special courses of in-
These bulletins will be sent without
charge to all persons who apply for them.
The applicant should state specifically what
bulletin or information is desired.
Address: THE REGISTRAR
University of Florida
COVER PHOTO: The University Auditorium.
"Shine forth thy noble Gothic walls,
Thy lovely vineclad halls."
One of the most important and impressive buildings on campus, the Administration Building.
ORIENTATION WEEK--SEPTEMBER 15-20
ASSISTANT EDITORS .
. . Jo Anne Little
. . Tom Bridges and Dot Pounds
ORIENTATION STAFF, 1958
STUDENT DIRECTOR OF ORIENTATION .
ASSISTANT STUDENT DIRECTORS . .
OFFICE MANAGER . .
TECHNICAL COORDINATOR . . .
ASSISTANT TECHNICAL COORDINATOR .
DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EVENTS . .
. Harry Mahon
. Don Allen
. Jo Anne Little
S. .John Totty
. Blair Culpepper
FACULTY COMMITTEE ON ORIENTATION-D. K. Stanley, Chairman,
G. R. Bartlett, R. C. Beaty, A. W. Boldt, M. Brady, R. A. Edwards,
R. S. Johnson, C. M. Kromp, J. V. McQuitty, R. C. Meachem, W. E.
Moore, B. K. Stevens, F. Adams.
The President of our University, Dr. J. Wayne
Reitz. Now in his third year as President, he
has won the confidence and respect of ;aculty
and students as a real leader in education.
As each new class enters the University of Florida, the customary
admonition is given to study diligently, to take part in the many
extra-curricular activities which are available to all students, to
avail oneself of the facilities of the religious centers which sur-
round the campus, and to uphold and promote the Honor System
as it applies to students of this university community.
In welcoming you, I fully support this admonition, but also
I want to emphasize the importance we attach to you as an indi-
vidual. The fact that you are one student in an enrollment of
over 11,000 does not mean that you are merely a number, or that
you will be unable to find a place in the plan of campus life. There
is opportunity for every student to do those things in which he is
most interested. Your professors and fellow students will assist
you in selecting these opportunities. In ways too numerous to
set before you, there is a challenge to build a life of shining goals
and real achievement. The experience which will be yours will
represent one of the most wonderful periods of your life.
J. WAYNE REITZ
Dean R. C. Beaty, Dean of Students. He is always
ready to help any student with a problem.
TO THE CLASS OF '62:
The University of Florida graduated during the 1957-58 ses-
sion approximately 2,500 students who have scattered to all parts
of the world. There is also a large number of students who did
not graduate and who will not return. On entering the University
we would like for you to feel that you are literally taking the
places left vacant by students who have successfully completed the
work for a degree. We would hope that you have entered the
University with the determination that you are going to success-
fully complete the work for a college degree.
Don't be misled into thinking that because it is a large uni-
versity and a large student body you are liable to be lost in the
shuffle. We know you are here. There are those on the campus
prepared to give you counsel and advice on all matters pertaining
to the life on the campus. You will have to exercise some initiative
and seek help when you need it. You will be on a friendly and
democratic campus where you can make many friends with both
students and faculty.
We are glad to greet you and to extend to you a cordial
welcome to the University community.
R. C. BEATY
Dean of Students
I7 lDean Frank Adams, newly appointed Assistant
S Dean of Men, is the Faculty Director of Orien-
S'. station. He served several years with the Gen-
eral Extension Division before joining the staff
of the Dean of Men.
It is always a pleasure to welcome new students to the Uni-
versity of Florida. You bring with you a thirst for knowledge,
a zest for living, and an enthusiasm for doing. These are splendid
attributes, and' we hope that they are sharpened during your stay
at the University. However, these alone are not sufficient requi-
sites for the successful completion of the tasks which lie ahead.
Your job here will require, in addition, careful planning, right
decisions, correct information, definite objectives, and diligent
This booklet has a two-fold purpose: first to aid in the under-
standing of the purpose and content of the Orientation Program;
and second, to direct your attention to those agencies and per-
sons to whom you should go for counsel and advice concerning
any problem that might confront you.
The attitudes and habits you develop during these first days
will influence your life on the campus for the months to come.
Develop these wisely, and God speed you!
Assistant Dean of Men
Faculty Head of Orientation
The 1958 Orientation Staff-left to right: Harry Mahon, Director; Jo Anne Little, Office Manager;
John Totty, Technical Director; Bill Trickel, Assistant Director; not pictured, Don Allen, Assistant
GREETINGS FROM THE STUDENT DIRECTOR OF ORIENTATION:
As you enter the University of Florida you will enter a new
world in many respects. For many of you it will be the first time
you have had to be self-reliant. Although there are many capable
people who are willing to help you here at the University, your
greatest achievements will be the direct result of your own initi-
ative and willingness to participate.
The University of Florida will offer you many opportunities
for advancement-not only in the line of academic achievements
but also in fields of religion, politics, and in the art of living and
working with others. The opportunities will be present but no
one will force you to take them.
Your first introduction to this new world will be Orientation
Week at the University. During the week you will have an op-
portunity to observe the students' participation in university life
as well as seeing the academic life of the University.
As some of you may know, the Orientation program is student
directed and conducted and is presented for the benefit of students.
It is a program presented for you. We hope you take advantage
of the benefits that may be gained from it.
Good luck during your stay at the University of Florida.
Orientation Week Activities
Your first activity as a Florida student will come early Mon-
day morning, September 15. The whole freshman class will meet in
the Florida Gymnasium for grouping. Transfer students will re-
port Monday afternoon at the University Auditorium for grouping.
All the new students will be placed alphabetically in groups
of approximately 25. You will meet then your group counselor,
an upperclassman. He has been carefully chosen and will be your
coordinator for all Orientation Week activities. He will give you
your activity schedule and explain its use. It is very important
for you to attend every event. The introduction to the University
of Florida and the experiences gained during the week will help
you in your college career. Roll will be checked and if you do not
attend all the week's activities you will be in danger of having
your registration voided.
BRING YOUR ADMISSION CERTIFICATE MONDAY
MORNING. You will not be permitted to enter your group without
this slip. If you should lose your slip, you may obtain a duplicate
from the Registrar's Office, Administra-
If you should happen to arrive late,
S report immediately to the Registrar's Of-
S fice. You will be assigned to an Orienta-
tion group then.
Your program for the week will
include introductions to the following
activities of the University of Florida:
Placement and Ability Tests
A typical Orientation Group. All beginning freshmen and lower
Your Group leader is hand- division transfers are grouped during
picked aom among campus Orientation Week to take a ninety-minute
leaders and is there to help og a b e s
you. college-level ability test.
You will be automatically placed in
the proper groups in order that the appropriate tests may fit into
your schedule. Your Group Counselors will direct the members
of your group to the proper places at the scheduled time. All
materials are supplied. These tests are general in nature.
Most of the entering freshmen will have taken the placement
tests of the Florida Twelfth Grade Testing Program. Those stu-
dents who were admitted on the basis of College Entrance Board
examinations will be scheduled to take the tests of the Florida
Twelfth Grade Testing Program. Their admission certificates
will direct them to the proper place and time for this.
The results of these tests are used by your educational coun-
selors throughout your university career, and there is much
evidence that they are most valuable indicators of the student's
abilities for university work. The importance of doing your best
cannot be over-emphasized.
The University College
The most important part of your college career will be your
academic work. At the University of Florida the majority of the
freshman and sophomore years is devoted to general education.
General education has several objectives. First, it exposes the
student to great areas of human thought and achievement, under
the assumption that facts and ideas are still basic and desirable
in the education and growth of the individual. In addition, the
record of college students throughout the country shows that two-
thirds of the beginning freshmen do not enter the professions
they have indicated on registration day. Through the program of
general education considerable exploration, testing of one's abili-
ties and the subsequent adjustment or change in vocation can be
done with a minimum loss of time to the student.
In 1935 the program of education for all freshmen and sopho-
mores was set up. Besides the comprehensive courses, prerequisites
for the student's chosen major are taken during the two years
in the University College.
During the week of Orientation you will meet a special staff
of counselors who will help you plan your program. You are urged
to visit them any time this summer or during the school year for
advice on your college career. The University College offices are
on the second floor of the Administration Building.
Each of the courses in the University College (which you
must complete, or their equivalent, in order to be accepted in upner
division) is designated by a Comprehensive Course title. The
courses are shortened in the catalogue to read C-1 for the first
subject, American Institutions, and so on. Each C course is for
two semesters, except C-41 and C-42, each of which is one semester
The Comprehensive Courses are:
C-l, AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS: A complete, up-to-date study
of the history and functions of American social, political, and eco-
C-2, PHYSICAL SCIENCES: A non-laboratory course which will
give the student a working knowledge of the physical factors of
our environment. During the second semester, the student spe-
cializes in geology, physics, or astronomy.
C-3, READING, SPEAKING AND WRITING: An English course
which will enlarge the student's store of ideas and meanings and
increase his efficiency in the communication arts-reading, writ-
ing, speaking, and listening.
C-41, PRACTICAL LOGIC: A semester course which develops
the ability to think with greater accuracy and the ability to evalu-
ate the thinking of others.
C-42, FUNDAMENTAL MATHEMATICS: An elementary course
in general math with the cultural and practical considerations in
C-5, HUMANITIES: A combination of literature, philosophy,
music, and art to aid the student in understanding his cultural
heritage and the enduring values of life.
C-6, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: A non-laboratory course of the
living world around us, designed to present the basic concepts of
the biological world.
These courses and the University College program will be ex-
plained more fully at the University College Forum during Orien-
The Upper Division Forums
When you come to college you have a goal; perhaps it's a
dream of seeing yourself, in four years, with black cap and gown
at graduation. You will start working with your major while
you are in University College. If you have not decided your major,
you may take only University College courses.
During the week of Orientation there will be two Upper
Division Forums. All students are urged to go to the forum of
two of their fields of interest. At this time the deans of all the
colleges will conduct separate forums designed to help answer
your questions in connection with upper division study. This
counseling period will tell you about prerequisites, admission, and
Your Orientation Group Counselor will give you additional
information concerning the time and place of these forums of the
During the first part of Orientation Week your selection and
assignment of classes will be made. Your Group Counselor will help
you through the most confusing part of Registration. Registration
involves moving to several buildings and filling out many cards but
every part is necessary for your successful enrollment in school.
Your group will start Registration in the Administration Building
where you will receive your registration forms and first instructions.
From this starting point you will be directed to one of the counselors
in the Office of the Dean of the University College, where the decision
will be made on the courses you will take. From there you will be
directed to the place where the actual times of the course meetings
will be assigned. For beginning freshmen these schedules are pre-
arranged and all of the registration, including the payment of fees,
will be completed in the Administration Building. Don't forget to
take your fee money to Registration or you will be unable to complete
Registration. Upper-classmen will go to the gymnasium to complete
the assignment of classes. Since most of the courses with which
freshmen will come in contact have numerous times and places of
meeting, these different subdivisions of the course are called "sec-
tions." Be sure to write down your section number for each class
because there may be several other sections meeting at the same time.
This year's Registration will be different from previous years.
During Orientation Week you will be given detailed instructions and
your Group Counselor will help you, so it will be much easier for you
if you read and carefully follow directions.
On payment of your registration fee, you will receive your identi-
fication card, which entitles you to certain privileges.
Changes in your schedule after registration must be done through
the Registrar's Office, after approval by your counselor in the Uni-
versity College Office. The time limit is given in the University
Calendar, which is in the front of the catalog. Courses dropped after
this time limit will receive a failing grade.
The President's Forum
The address to incoming freshmen by the President of the Uni-
versity, Dr. J. Wayne Reitz, will be the first activity attended by all
the new students during Orientation Week. Dr. Reitz, who was a mem-
ber of the faculty for 23 years and has been President of the University
of Florida since 1955, will welcome you as a citizen of the University.
You will meet important members of the administration on the
platform with Dr. Reitz. They will help you gain an insight into your
future campus life and a better understanding of the relationship of
the administration to the student body.
At the informal reception immediately following the welcome you
will have an opportunity to meet and talk with President and Mrs.
Reitz, as well as the others who shared the platform with the President.
This reception is held at the Student Service Center and is certain to
be a memorable one when you think back over your Orientation ex-
periences. All freshmen are urged to attend.
During Orientation Week students will
become acquainted with the University's
modern infirmary through a conducted tour.
You will be notified, at this time, of
what group you have been placed in, either
"A" medical rating or "B" medical rating.
The physical examination report completed
during preliminary registration has been
studied by the University doctors. If you are
in the "A" group, you are classified under Orientation Groups waiting io
at this time.
The physicians in the Student Health Department are available
from Orientation time on for health consultation. In addition, stu-
dents who have not been vaccinated for smallpox within 5 years will
be vaccinated during this week.
Before leaving the Infirmary you will be given a clearance card
signed by a University physician. This card must be presented when
you register for classes. Without it you CANNOT BEGIN YOUR
As a University of Florida freshman you will be living in a
residence hall as fine as those at any university in the nation. Since
for many students this is the first experience in living in a group
away from home, the University feels that student living is an im-
portant part of student learning. You will find a helpful friend in
your Dorm Counselor. Each floor or section has an Upper-class Stu-
dent Counselor who will advise and assist you in the organization of
the floor or section for group living needs, as well as helping you to
understand the various activities open to you.
The Housing Forum, held during Orientation Week at your dorm,
will explain housing regulations and facilities. During the year
services and programs are offered for the benefit of students living in
the residence halls. Some of the services offered are: linen service;
snack bars; libraries; soft drink, milk, and cigarette machines; tele-
phones; washing machines; hair dryers; ping pong; and T.V. Cafe-
terias are located in the women's dorms and near the men's dorms.
A complete intramural athletic program consisting of seven or eight
sports is offered for both men and women. Students can participate
in student self-government in the dorms through Hall Council and
During the summer room assignments are made as applications
are received and rent is paid by all incoming students before they
arrive in Gainesville. You may check into your rooms after Saturday,
September 13. Check-in hours are between 9 A.M. and 10 P.M. The
families of the new students may visit the residence halls and talk
over any situation with the housing
officials at any time.
Housing for women students in-
cludes Mallory, Yulee, Reid, Brow-
ard and the new Rawlings dorm. The
dorms for freshman men are Tol-
bert, North, South, Weaver, the
frame halls, and the new Hume Hall.
Dean of Men's Forum
When you attend the Dean of
Men's Forum during Orientation
Week, you have the opportunity to
meet members of the staff of the
Dean of Men's Office, and to learn
how these people help you. There
will be discussion of such matters
as loans, student regulations and
Lester L. Hale, Dean of Men conduct, employment, and campus
Dr. Lester Hale serves as Dean of Men. He is aided by Assistant
Deans H. K. McClelland and Frank Adams. Working in close coopera-
tion with the Dean's Office are the Director of Housing, the Director
of the Records Room, and the Resident Advisors in the men's residence
The personnel of the Dean's Office serve as advisors to extra-
curricular organizations, give advice to student government, and
consult with student leaders. Of particular interest to the Dean's Office
is Phi Eta Sigma, freshman honorary scholastic fraternity, which
encourages high scholarship among the freshman class.
Students with a specific problem or with ideas they would like to
discuss are urged to drop by the Dean's Office. Parents and friends
of the University will find the Dean's Office a friendly and helpful
place to turn to at any time.
Dean of Women's Forum
For you, the new coed, is the
forum where you will meet members
of the Dean of Women's Office. Dean
Marna V. Brady, the University of
Florida's Dean of Women, will talk
to you about all phases of your life
as a Florida coed. During the forum :Cd -
you will also meet Assistant Dean of
Women Evelyn Sellers, who will
speak to you particularly on the af-
fairs of the Panhellenic Council.
The office of the Dean of Women
is always open and is most helpful
in solving any of your problems-
curricular, extra-curricular, or per-
sonal. Dean Sellers is the counselor
for off-campus students. Dean Brady Marna V. Brady, Dean of Women
and Dean Sellers work in close co-
operation with the Resident Counselors in your halls.
As a woman student, you will belong to the Women Students' As-
sociation. WSA, through the Hall Councils, sororities, and off-campus
representatives, composes, revises, and enforces the regulations per-
taining to all coeds. The Honor Code will pertain to your dormitory
life as well as to your academic or extra-curricular activities. You
have responsibility in addition to honor, responsibility to other stu-
dents, your parents and your teachers.
The University is proud of its women students and through the
Dean of Women's Office offers counseling and a place to just talk
things over for the Florida coeds.
The R.O.T.C. Forum
The R.O.T.C. program for all new male students will be explained
at the Military Forum during Orientation Week. Professors from
Military Science and Tactics and from Air Science will answer any
questions concerning military training.
At the forum you will learn some of the rudiments of the military
training program at the University and the way in which you may
obtain a commission in the U. S. Army and Air Force.
Since the University of Florida is a land grant institution it must
require that all males satisfactorily complete two years of basic mili-
tary training for graduation. Any exceptions to this rule, such as men
who have completed previous military serv-
S -" ice or have physical disabilities, will be
stated at the forum.
The basic military courses consist of
four semesters of training. After this you
may take four additional semesters of ad-
vanced training and receive a commission.
During your basic semesters you attend two
class periods and a two-hour drill period
each week. You may enroll in the advanced
program upon successful completion of the
A typical Thursday afternoon four-semester basic program, and after pass-
for the men-ROTC drill, ing a thorough physical examination.
Center of Student Activity-Florida Union
The Florida Union is the center of extra-curricular life on the
Florida campus. At the Union open house, you will become acquainted
with some of the activities which reside in the building. The Union,
financed in part by the Student fee, is operated by a board consisting
of eight students and six faculty members. Open each day from 7 A.M.
until 11 P.M., the Union offers a wide variety of services and facilities.
They are as follows:
1. An Information desk, where you may obtain general informa-
tion, mail for many campus groups, and applications for membership
in certain organizations.
2. Several lounges for relaxation, including Bryan Lounge on the
first floor, Johnson Lounge, the Browsing Room, and three music
listening rooms just opposite the information desk.
3. Recreational activities, such as billiards, dancing, bridge,
darkroom, piano and organ facilities, and the craft shop.
4. Union-operated Camp Wauberg, nine miles from campus, free
for all students upon presentation of the Florida Student Card.
Trips to places of interest are often sponsored by the Florida
Union. The building houses the Student Government Offices on the
third floor, all fee-supported publications in the basement and the
Student Religious Association (SRA) on the second floor. Fifteen
guest rooms are located in the Union on the fourth floor. These may
be reserved at reduced rates for your date during big weekends, such
as Spring and Fall Frolics. Other services of the Union include: a
barber shop, embossography service, notary public, watch repair serv-
ice, sale of fishing licenses, and meeting rooms available free to all
campus activities and organizations.
Students desiring to obtain a job as student assistants at the
Union should contact Mr. Rion, Director of the Florida Union.
Student Government at Florida
Orientation Week provides the new students with a first glimpse
of Student Body self government when they tour the Student Govern-
ment offices. The pattern of national and state government that our
campus government follows will be noticeable to all. However, there
are differences in the system, for the President of the Student Body
not only heads the executive department, but is presiding officer over
the legislature, the Student Body Executive Council, as well.
Student leaders will be met in the Student Government offices on
the 3rd floor of the Florida Union. There will be introductions of the
new students to the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary-Treas-
urer, and to the Chancellor and Clerk of the Honor Court. A film
will be shown depicting the life of Student Government on the campus
and how its activities enter into the lives of each student. Questions
concerning Student Government will be answered at this time.
After the activity fee is paid, each student becomes a full-fledged
member of the Student Body, entitled to vote in elections each spring
and fall and to participate in the workings of Student Government. Our
campus elections hold an air of national and state politics with cam-
paign circulars, speeches, rallies, caucuses, party conventions plus
party platforms, and personal campaigning called "stomping."
There is a traditional 2 party system on our campus. Three
elections are held each year-the fall elections for class officers, sum-
mer elections for summer school posts, and the big spring election
when most of the Student Government posts for the following year
are filled. The powers of the Student Government are designated to
the: Legislative, embodied in the Executive Council; Judicial, em-
bodied in the Honor Court with penal and civil jurisdiction in all
judicial matters; and the Executive, embodied in the office of Presi-
dent. These 3 branches, working together, coordinate and regulate
the student affairs in the manner most beneficial to the Student Body
and enact and enforce suitable laws for all students.
The Student Body Officers-left to right: Tom Biggs, President; Emory Weatherly, Vice-President;
Jim Ade, Secretary-Treasurer; Hyatt Brown, Chancellor.
The Honor System
Florida's most cherished tradition, the Honor System, is an old
and venerated part of the University. The reputation of the System
has set the tone for a student-faculty relationship characterized by
individual responsibility and mutual trust probably unattainable other-
wise. Every Florida man and woman enjoys the respect of one student
for another that the Honor System has created.
The Honor Code is the basic instrument of the Honor System.
This code applies to everything the student does on the campus and
most important, how a student acts on progress tests and finals. Cheat-
ing, stealing, and passing worthless checks are not proper conduct
for the Florida Student.
At the Honor Court Forum you will be sworn in by its members.
The Pledge you take creates not only the obligation of individual
honesty but distributes to everyone direct responsibility for the con-
duct of the group.
The Honor Court tries all cases of Pledge breaches. If a student
is found guilty after a fair trial, the court may have "penalty hours"
imposed upon him. This means that the student must take extra hours
to graduate from the University; in serious cases he may even face
suspension or expulsion from the University. The Honor Court there-
by serves to maintain the pledge made by the entire student body.
On my honor as a Florida student, I have neither given nor
received aid on this examination.
The Florida Union, center of all extra-curricular activities.
UF Fraternity System
The University fraternity system will be discussed at a special
forum in the gym during Orientation Week. This forum is especially
important to any male student considering fraternity membership.
Many aspects of fraternity life will be discussed-social activities,
scholarship, meals, intramurals, and the advantages and disadvantages
of belonging to a fraternity.
The Interfraternity Council, composed of one representative from
each fraternity, governs the 26 fraternities on the Florida campus.
Projects of the Interfraternity Council, or IFC, as it is usually
called, include Fall and Spring Frolics, a fraternity loan fund, Greek
Week, and a Service Projects trophy for the fraternity displaying the
most outstanding service to the community each year.
Following this forum, you will be permitted to purchase an IFC
date book which is required if you wish to participate in fraternity
rush week. This book must be carried at all times when visiting
a fraternity house during rush week. Violation of any rush rules will
result in definite action, possibly against both you and the fraternity
which committed the action.
Rush dates begin at 5 o'clock Thursday and end Sunday night.
If any fraternity wishes to invite you to one of their functions, you
may write the name of the fraternity in the proper slot in your date
book. This date notation may not be erased and you must carry the
date book with you at all times during the week.
The 26 national fraternities on campus are: Alpha Epsilon Pi,
Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Chi Phi, Delta
Chi, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Upsilon, Kappa Alpha,
Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta,
Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Lambda Phi,
Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi
Epsilon, Tau Epsilon Phi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Theta Chi.
Sororities on the Campus
A sorority forum for all new coeds will explain the delayed system
of rushing whereby no sorority may formally rush a girl until a few
weeks after the start of the fall semester. Panhellenic Council, the
governing body of the campus sorority system, sponsors this forum
as it does many other inter-sorority functions. Panhellenic also sets
up the other rules on coed rushing which must be followed by every
interested sorority and rushee.
During the year, Panhellenic sponsors the annual Panhellenic
Sing, a Christmas party for underprivileged children, Panhellenic
Weekend, and an annual inter-sorority bridge tournament.
On the University of Florida campus there are 13 national sorori-
ties. They are: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Phi,
Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon,
Delta Gamma, Kappa Delta, Phi Mu, Sigma Kappa, and Zeta Tau Alpha.
Panhellenic urges all coeds interested in sorority life to sign up
for Formal Rush. During Orientation Week, the coed is urged to
drive by and see the lovely sorority houses on Panhellenic Drive
southwest of the girls' dormitories.
A popular meeting place is the Student Service,
Student Activity Fee Distribution
Activity 1st Sem.
Intramurals $ .95
Athletic Council 6.00
Debate Society .60
Lyceum Council .70
"F" Book .20
Student Government .40
FBK Homecoming .05
Men's Glee Club .50
University Choir .15
Florida Players .65
Operating Budget 2.00
Orange Peel .20
University Band .40
Women's Glee Club .20
Women's Student Assn. .10
Symphony Orchestra .20
Religion-In-Life Week .15
International Student Org. .02
Livestock Judging .03
better known as the "Hub."
2nd Sem. Total
$ 1.00 $ 1.95
"All work and no extra-curricular activity makes Joe (or Jane)
a dull Gator." The learning derived from college should come from
many fields-books, parties, classes, etc. Participation in some of the
200 extra-curricular activities offered at Florida is a facet of your
education not to be overlooked.
A product of the University of Florida should be a well-rounded
and diversified person and it is for this purpose that so many activities
are provided for you, the student. Either your campus information
booklet, the "F" Book, or an inquiry at room 128 of the Administration
Building will answer questions concerning the joining of these groups.
Athletic activities hold a most important place on this campus
as at other universities. Featured are eight intercollegiate sports,
football, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, swimming, track, and cross-
country, which make up the varsity athletic program.
Aside from this the University maintains a vast check-out service
in the gym which enables students to procure golf clubs, tennis equip-,
ment, fishing rods, etc., free of charge. Also important sportswise
are the intramural leagues for fraternities, sororities, independent
men and women, dorm residents, and faculty.
A phase of the University activity which touches every Florida
student is Student Government. Through elections and appointments
students serve on the Executive Council, Honor Court, and at various
other Student Government positions.
If it's journalism toward which you lean the University of Florida
offers an outlet for such talent through the various campus publica-
tions. A willingness to learn and work is far more important than past
experience to success on any campus publication. The main campus
publications are: The Florida Alligator, the student semi-weekly news-
paper; Seminole, the campus yearbook; Orange Peel, the humor maga-
zine; and the "F" Book, the information booklet. Various colleges
and organizations publish other publications during the school year.
A host of other activities are provided for your interest. Dra-
matics, debate, glee clubs, choirs and cheerleading are only a few.
Actually there are over 200 organizations-professional, religious,
honorary, political, vocational, hobby, hometown, and social.
Florida Blue Key for men and Trianon for women stand as
symbols of outstanding achievement in extra-curricular activity and
You, as a student, have the opportunity to take part in practically
any type of activity you choose. More than likely you, like students
before you, will realize how fortunate we are to have these extra-
curriculars and take an active part in them.
The enjoyment, fellowship, experience, and leadership gained from
the few hours an extra-curricular activity demands are well worth the
time to you as a Florida student and citizen.
Clinics on the Campus
Special clinics on the campus are designed to help you during
Orientation Week and the school year with any problems you might
SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC. The Speech and Hearing
Clinic, on the third floor of the Administration Building, offers its
services to any student who has an impairment that may affect his
academic or social life. Corrective speech instruction, audiometric
tests for loss of hearing, and individual counseling for the conserva-
tion of speech and hearing are available at any time during the year.
PSYCHOLOGICAL CLINIC. This clinic will aid you in planning
your vocational objectives consistent with personal capacity, interest
and temperament. This office is of special service to students if wor-
ries, personal adjustment difficulties or other conditions are bothering
you. Contact Dr. Justin E. Harlow, director, 312 Administration
READING LABORATORY AND CLINIC. Dr. George Spache,
310 Anderson, and his staff are constantly ready to assist you in plan-
ning a program of study and training to increase your reading skills.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY. Marital, pre-marital and general
guidance are available through the staff of Dr. W. W. Ehrmann, 304
Peabody. Help is given, free of charge, through personal talks with
the staff for any problem relative to marriage and the home.
ADAPTED EXERCISES. Physical problems which would neces-
sitate consideration in developing a sports program that is within the
limits of your ability should be discussed with Professor T. M. Scott,
134 Gymnasium. A program of
adapted exercises are provided for
A student at one of th? many clinics offered by
the University, ihe Speech and Hearing Clinic.
Talent Night for You
Your first Saturday evening at
the University will feature the sixth
annual talent night and dance.
Slated for the Florida Gymnasium
and billed as an after-the-game af-
fair, it is a "must" for every fresh-
man and transfer student.
In the past, talent night has
been one of the most enlightening
and enjoyable hours of the entire
Orientation program. Outstanding
acts such as the Dreamweavers, the
Trainers, and versatile Johnny Til-
litson have been smashing hits. This
year we have planned more and un-
usual acts for the enjoyment of new
If you have an act or wish to
participate in any way in Talent
Two of the entertainers at Talent Night,
the fighting' Florida Gators.
Florida Field, home of
Night proceedings, contact BLAIR CULPEPPER, 2068 FOREST
DRIVE, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA. You should do this before Or-
ientation Week begins! Describe your act so that it can be scheduled
and arrangements made for an audition.
See you there!
Hints for Freshmen!
GOOD CONDUCT IS EXPECTED. As a University Student you
will be held responsible for conforming to the laws of the nation and
the state and for behaving in a manner consistent with the best in-
terests of the Student Body. You should become familiar with the
Student Regulations as published in the University Record, Vol. XLIX.
Series 1, No. 6, June 1, 1954. It should also be recognized that the
university community is protected by civil as well as university au-
thority and students are not immune to police enforcement of civil
laws. College men and women of maturity should always distinguish
between democratic freedom and individual license and should exer-
cise restraint and self-discipline in all matters of conduct.
INFORMATION. If you need help at any time during your first
week, consult first with your group leader. Further aid may be gotten
at one of the several information booths that will be open around the
campus. The office of student personnel in the Administration Build-
ing will be open throughout Orientation Week, including Saturday, to
answer your questions or help with personal problems.
BE ON TIME. Punctuality is a must during Orientation Week.
If you are late the activities will go on without you. Do not be late
on Monday morning for grouping or your whole program of Orienta-
tion will be postponed.
AUTOMOBILES. Don't bring an automobile to the University.
Freshmen and most sophomores are prohibited from having cars on
campus or in the Gainesville area. Only exceptions to this regulation
are married students, sophomores with an over-all 3.0 average, and
those who are physically handicapped.
COURSE PROGRAM. If you want to discuss your classes or
program of study in the summer or during the semester, consult either
the advisors in the University College or an advisor in the college in
which you intend to do your upper division work.
BOOKS. When you find out which courses you are taking, buy
your books right away at the University Book Store, the Florida Book
Store, or Malone's Book Store. If you buy your books early, you may
be able to secure used books and course outlines, and thereby save
money which would be spent on new books.
STUDENT BANK. The Student Bank, in the basement of the
Administration Building, is for the use of all students. An account
at the bank may be maintained for one dollar per semester. The bank
will cash personal and veteran's checks.
FOOD. The University has four campus cafeterias. The largest
is the University Cafeteria and Campus Club, boasting four cafeteria
lines and a short-order grill. The Hub, Coed Club in Broward Hall,
and the Florida Room are good places to eat.
DRESS. Dress is very informal on the University campus, with
emphasis placed on neatness. For classes, boys usually wear sport
shirts or dress shirts without tie with slacks or khakis. Girls generally
wear cotton dresses or sweaters and skirts, depending on the weather.
Bermuda shorts may be worn to some classes.