UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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Vol. XXXI, Series 1 No. 9 September 1, 1936
Published monthly by the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Entered in the post office in Gainesville, Florida, as second-class matter,
under Act of Congress, August 24, 1912
Office of Publication, Gainesville, Florida
MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON FRESHMAN WEEK
R. C. BEATY, Chairman W. J. MATHERLY
L. F. BLALOCK FRED MATHERS
E. D. HINCKLEY B. A. TOLBERT
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WELCOME TO THE FRESHMEN OF 1936-37:
Someone attempting to indulge in a fancy for humor once observed that there is no danger of knowl-
edge being exhausted on a college campus because the freshmen bring in so much and the seniors take
away so little! We are always glad when a new class enters the University because we know that they
bring to us fresh sources of inspiration, new challenges, and greater opportunities. We hope that the
coming of this year's freshman class appeals to its members in the same spirit in which we look upon it.
To us a new class is always a new hope. We are endeavoring to make each year a mile-stone of progress
in service by the University.
Each year some additional opportunities are afforded and each year I believe that the students are
gaining a further realization of these opportunities.
The new Florida Union building is being opened to you for the first time. We hope that you will
find this useful for the better development of your physical, intellectual, and religious life. Director
Matthews will be eager to help you in every way.
The Office of the Dean of Students will continue, as in the past, to render every possible assistance
to you in solving any problems that arise.
We welcome you to a campus home which is pervaded by a spirit of freedom, good will, and social
democracy. We hope you will enjoy it and improve your opportunities.
JNO. J. TIGERT
President, University of Florida
July 16, 1936.
The General College, with the registration of freshmen this fall, begins its second year of opera-
tion. All freshmen in the beginning of the Session of 1935-36 registered in this college. You who are
registering this year represent our second freshman class. As Acting Dean of the General College,
I want to welcome you into our midst.
There are many advantages which you have over freshmen of last year. Since we have had one
year of experience, and since there are sophomores in the General College who have had this experience
with us, both they and we stand ready to assist you and to give you the benefit of what we have done
in the past. We are anxious to see you start correctly, adjust yourselves effectively, and complete your
work successfully. When the office of the Dean can assist you, call upon us.
WALTER J. MATHERLY
All men planning to enter the Freshman Class must be present for the first session at 10:00 A. M.
on Tuesday, September 15, in the Auditorium. Counselors will be introduced to each group at this
(Those who have not had the psychological examination and the high school content test must be
present at 8:00 A. M. Monday, September 14, in Agriculture Building 106 to take them.)
Be sure to read carefully the description of all activities for the week.
Attendance will be checked at each meeting. Absences will be counted as class cuts. The Uni-
versity authorities reserve the right to drop from the rolls any student absent from any scheduled activity.
A late registration fee will be charged all students not present at the 10:00 o'clock meeting Tuesday
A number of young men who made outstanding records as students and leaders of the General
College during the past year are to act as Counselors during Freshman Week. To insure each man's
receiving the greatest possible benefits from Freshman Week activities, two Counselors will work with
each group so as to assist in planning individual activities. The group Counselors will be happy to discuss
with the first year men any problems which may be causing maladjustment and which may need imme-
diate attention. The Counselors will arrange for student-faculty interviews pertaining to matters upon
which the first year men wish to obtain faculty advice and guidance.
The Office of the Dean of the General College, Room 107 Language Hall, handles all problems of
curriculum guidance and adjustment. Students should go to this office with any question concerning
The Office of the Dean of Students is in Room 105 Language Hall. You will be welcome there
at any time during your stay at the University. This office exists for the purpose of helping college
men find solutions for difficult problems.
TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
GROUP 7 GROUPS 1 through 6 GROUP 15 GROUPS 1 through 14
(Nos. 301 350) (Nos. 1 300) (Nos. 701 750) (Nos. 1 700) ALL GROUPS Assembly
Registration GROUPS 9 through 20 Registration GROUPS 16 and 17 (Nos. 1 1000)
Language 204 (Nos. 401 1000) Language 204 (Nos. 751 850) University Auditorium
8 GROUPS 19 and 20
GROUP 8 Address by GROUP 18 (Nos. 901 1000)
(Nos. 351 400) Dean Walter J. Matherly (Nos. 851 900)
Physical Examination University Auditorium Physical Examination Address by
Infirmary Infirmary Dean B. A. Tolbert
GROUP 8 GROUP 16
(Nos. 351 400) (Nos. 751 800)
Language 204 Language 204
9 GROUPS 1 through 6 L GROUPS 7 through 12 GROUPS 13 through 20
GROUP 9 (Nos. 1 300) GROUP 19 (Nos. 301 600) (Nos. 601 1000)
(Nos. 401 450) (Nos. 901 950)
Physical Examination Honor Court Forum Physical Examination Honor Court Forum
Infirmary Infirmary Honor Court Forum
GROUP 9 Auditorium GROUP 17 Auditorium
ALL GROUPS Address (Nos. 401 450) (Nos. 801 850) University Auditorium
(Nos. 1 1000) by Registration Registration
10 President Jno. J. Tigert Language 204 Language 204
GROUP 10 GROUP 20
University (Nos. 451 500) (Nos. 951 1000)
Auditorium Physical Examination Physical Examination
GROUP 1 Physical Examination GROUP 10 Registration GROUP 18 Registration
(Nos. 1 50) Infirmary (Nos. 451 500) Language 204 (No,. 851 900) Language 204
GROUP 11 Physical Examination
(Nos. 501 550) Infirmary
GROUP 19 Registration
GROUP 1 Registration GROUP 11 Registration (Nos. 901 950) Language 204
(Nos. 1 50) Langiage 204 (Nos. 501 550) Language 204
1 GROUP 2 Physical Examination GROUP 12 Physical Examination
(Nos. 51 100) Infirmary (Nos. 551 600) Infirmary
GROUP 12 GROUP 20 GROUPS 7 through 12
(Nos. 551 600) (Nos. 951 1000) (Nos. 301 600)
GROUP 2 Registration Registration GROUPS 1 through 6 GROUPS 13 through 20
(Nos. 51 *,100) Language 204 Language 204 (Nos. I 300) Registration (Nos. 601 1000)
2 GROUPS 13 Language 204 Student Body Forum
GROUP 3 Physical Examination (Nos. 601 650) Student Body Forum
(Nos. 101 150) Infirmary Physical Examination Student Body Forum
GROUP 13 University University Auditorium
(Nos. 601 650) Auditorium
GROUP 3 Registration Registration
(Nos. 101 150) Language 204 Language 204
GROUP 4 Physical Examination (Nos. 651 -700)
(Nos. 151 200' Infirmary Physical Examination
GROUP 4 Registration GROUP 14 Registration
(Nos. 151 200) Language 204 (Nos. 651 700) Language 204
GROUP 5 Physical Examination GROUP 15 Physical Examination (
(Nos. 201 250) Infirmary (Nos. 701 750) Infirmary w
GROUP 5 Registration GROUP 16 Physical Examination ALL GROUPS
(Nos. 201 250) Language 204 (Nos. 751 800) Infirmary (Nos. I 1000)
GROUP 6 Physical Examination
(Nos. 251 300) Infirmary COLLEGE NIGHT
GROUP 6 Registration GROUP 17 Physical Examination
(Nos. 251- 300) Language 204 (Nos. 801 850) Infirmary University Auditorium
GROUP 7 Physical Examination
(Nos. 301 350) Infirmary
This year it is my distinct privilege to welcome you incoming Freshmen and to wish you well on
behalf of the entire Student Body.
The State of Florida has established here in Gainesville a wonderful educational plant from which
each of you can receive many benefits and advantages. You have here the opportunity to grasp and
retain much of the training and experience that will stand you in such good stead a few years hence.
Do not assume an attitude of indifference and boredom to your studies, they are most essential and
should be pursued to the fullest possible measure. And with the same thought in mind I further urge
you to recognize all of the many extra-curricular activities to be found on our campus. Find the field of
fields in which you are really interested and become active therein.
Accept Florida, take it into your heart completely, and both you and this great institution will
grow to be bigger and better. Every upper-classman is glad to have you here and wants to help you
on to a successful and happy period of college life.
HUBERT C. SCHUCHT
President of Student Body
To THE MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 1940:
Florida's most cherished tradition is her Honor System. The words "Honor" and "Florida Man" are
practically synonymous. Many years of constant labor and constructive achievement by the students
on this campus have brought to our Honor System nation-wide recognition. In order for the University
of Florida student body to maintain this position of respect, a grave responsibility rests on your shoulders.
If you fail to accept this responsibility, years of continual building by the members of this student body
will go for nothing. You have a heritage that will demand character and the courage of real manhood.
It is the hope of generations of Florida meni that you will accept the obligations of this heritage.
SELDEN F. WALDO
Chancellor of the Honor Court
PERSONAL CONTACTS.-One of the primary purposes of Freshman Week is to give you an oppor-
tunity to meet, outside the classroom, the various faculty members under whom you are to work and
the student body leaders with whom you are to live. The various meetings scheduled will provide for
a large number of contacts. Your student Counselor will be glad, however, to arrange for a personal
conference with any other faculty member you would like to meet.
REGISTRATION.-Ample time is being given for counsel and advice during the registration period.
Each student will have an opportunity to meet personally a member of the administrative staff who
will discuss with him the various course requirements for the work which is to be undertaken. Be sure
to ask questions and get all necessary information during registration.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION.-Physical examinations will be made in the Infirmary. You will be
given a thorough physical examination by competent physicians. Make careful note of any physical
defect pointed out and follow remedial instructions given.
Be certain to get your family physician to fill out the physical examination blank and send it to the
University Physician before you report for Freshman Week. Not having that blank on file with the
University Infirmary will make it necessary for you to register late, and consequently pay the late
RECREATION.-The University swimming pool will be open each day during Freshman Week; you
are invited to use it during the daily recreation period.
STUDENT ACTIVITY PERIOD.-The Student Activity Period is in charge of outstanding student
leaders of the student body who have proved successful in University life. They will give you infor-
mation on all extra-curricular activities.
SPECIAL ASSEMBLIES.-A special assembly for freshmen is held once each month for the purpose
of acquainting the student with important aspects of University life, and conduct. At this time such
topics as the Honor System, University regulations, fraternities, et cetera, will be discussed.
All freshmen are required to attend these assemblies, which are scheduled at a time when there will
be no conflicts with other classes. The roll will be taken and absences will be treated as class absences.
COLLEGE NIGHT.-In order that the schedule of activities during Freshman Week may not seem
too heavy, one night of fun is planned. The program for College Night is composed of music, songs,
yells, and a number of skits by University Students. This program is prepared and sponsored by the
Florida Blue Key Fraternity. Any member of the freshman class who has a skit ready is invited to give
it on College Night.
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