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As early as 1824 the State of Florida turned its attention to the promotion of higher education, and
the matter was discussed during the next several years. Trustees were appointed and efforts were made to
establish institutions. Shortly after the admission of the State mnto the Union, two seminaries were estab-
lished. In 1870 the Florida Agricultural College was founded at Lake City. Later, three othfinstiturions
of higher learning were created. In the year 1905, after very careful consideration, the Legislature passed the
Buckman Act, which merged the six institutions into two-the University of Florida and the Florida Stare
College for Women. These institutions are co-educational only during the summer session. Since the pass-
ing of this meritorious measure both institutions have enjoyed a very successful and flourishing existence. In
the year 1905, when the University was moved to Gainesville-a beautiful inland town in the cenrt.l portion
of the State-136 students were enrolled. During the regular session of the year 1929-30 the enrollment
was approximately 2,300, while the summer session enrollment was approximately 1,500. With the increase
in student enrollment came a demand for enlargement. The University of Flrida has kept pace' with its. own
advancement in the improvement and development of its accommodations, the expansion of scientific facil-
Sities for instruction, and the raising of standards and requirements.
SWith this growth has come national recognition. The University of Florida is a member of the Associa-
tion of Secondary Schools and Colleges of the Southern States, the National Association of State Universities, -
the Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities, and it is on the approved list of the Association
of American Universities. This status entitles its graduates to the same consideration and recognition through-
out the world as is given to gradaies of any other institutiodof higher learning in the country.
The teaching division of the University of Florida ir divided into ten colleges and schools.
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL presents to graduates of accredited colleges and universities an opportunity for
the pursuance of further study in definite courses. Its aim is to foster in the student an inquiring attitude, to
develop his knowledge of his particular line of research and to enlarge and add to the materials available to
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THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, in addition to the regular courses leading to the baccalaureate ie-
grees and purporting to train and develop the '-utdent in a fuller appreciation of life and its responsibilities
and privileges, offers special pre-dental, pre-medical and pre-law courses for those students who desire to
specialize in these branches later and require foundation work for that purpose.

THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE affords opportunity for gaining thorough technical knowledge and train-
ing along agricultural lines. Special courses vary in length from two months to two years. The Agricul-
tural Experiment Station and Extension Division are conducted in correlation bh the College of Agri-
culture for the acquisition of new and important know ledge in regard to crops, soils;-iivestock, and for the
promoton of experimental projects in agriculture and home economics research. The Agricultural Experi-
ment Station transmits practical education in the form of knowledge of the results of scientific experiments
to the present and future farmer and housewife.

THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEFRING offers curricula in fundamental principles and practical application
leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Chemidl, Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering. Its
aim is to furnish such training as will be useful to its (graduates in the practice of engineering or related
occupations.

THE COLLEGE OF LAW offers a systematic standard three-year course of instruction in common law,
with special consideration of the peculiarities and exceptions applicable in Florida. /

THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION endeavors to develop in its students, the future teachers of the State, a keen
insight into human affairs, relationships, and problems; and to instill a knowledge of the subjects to be
taught, as well as a skill in the manner of presentation of subject matter and management of the classroom
and school. A special course in Physical Education for teachers is also offered in this college.
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THE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY fits its graduates for the prescription counter and for commercial chenustry;
for professional positions in Pharmaceutical chemistry; and for the manufacture of chemical and medicinal
products. The College awards the degree of Pharmacy Grahuate at the completion of the three-year course,
and the degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the completion of the regular four-year course.
THE COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND JOURNALISM offers professional instruction leading to degrees in
business administration, journalism, and a combined course in business administration and engineering. Stu-
dents are trained in this college to assume the responsibility of business ownership, to become business ex-
ecutives and act in the capacity of business specialists.
THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE affords opportunity for training in the combination of beauty and utility,
to prepare students to enter the fields of architecture as draftsmen, designers, inspectors, superintendents of
construction, specification writers, teachers, and general practitioners or specialists in their chosen field.
In addition to the regular four-year curriculum leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Architecture, this
school offers courses in Advertising Design, Illustra don, and Mural Painting, the completion of which en-
titles the student to the degree, Bachelor of Fine Arts.
THE SUMMER SCHOOL is co-educational, and although maintained primarily for the benefit of the
teachers of the State, most of the colleges of the University offer courses leading to their respective degrees.
THE GENERAL EXTENSION DIVISION offers correspondence and extension work in various general
courses, and other work of educational value to the residents of the State.
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IN LANGUAGE HALL, activity of two of the largest Colleges within the University is principally center
the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Conuherce and Journalism. Much, of ,the work of the
Graduate Schoo is also conducted in this building.
The Prsident .of the 'Unirs'ity"miaintains his offices itn Language Hall, while other admnstrative
units, the business department and the -registrar are housed in'this. building. 'Also headquarters of' the
General Extension Divi sion, establi -shed,in' 1920, are -maintained. This )DiIvision has recorded m' ore ,than
53,000 registrations for cptresponden'ce study anid 'extensioni classes, "with- students in 30 Saie~a~nd six
foreign countries .s.
'IN LANGUA'GE HAL will be. fou d the University Book Store, the University. Pess-ad dIhe Stdient
Body Of fices.
Tim C .LEGE 6F ARis AND.ScmNCEs, established 'in i910, -had an e~hrolltinept of, 551,students igtie
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A typical view of the University campus, rich in tropical palms, stately pines, and growing oaks, can be
seen looking toward Science Hall, from West University Avenue, the main thoroughfare from the City of
Gainesville to the State University.
SCIENE. HALL contains the classrooms and laboratories of the departments of Biology, Geology, Botany
and Bacteriology, with the Florida State Museum located on the second floor.










































































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THE CHEMISTRY-PHARMACY BUILDING, housing the College of Pharmacy, is one of the newest struc-
tures on the campus and is valued at about $390,000 with equipment. The College is a member of the
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the highest standardizing organization for pharmaceutical
education in the country. The College is on a parity with the best colleges of pharmacy in the United
States.
Approximately 800 students are enrolled in Chemistry and about sixty in Pharmacy. There are also a
number of graduate students pursuing courses in the Departments of Chemistry, Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy
and Pharmacology. The graduate degrees of Master of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Philosophy are
offered under the auspices of the Graduate School.
All of the professors who teach the strictly professional subjects in the College hold the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy in their respective branches. Each professor is encouraged to do research work and
the total list of research published reflects credit upon them.
THE CHEMISTRY-PHARMACY LIBRARY is located on the second floor and is convenient to the various
departments and students. The College maintains a Medicinal Plant Garden which serves as a teaching
adjunct and a means to carry on cultural experiments in the growing of different medicinal plants.

























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THE COLLEGE OF LAW was established in 1909 and has graduated almost 600 students, many of whom
have risen to distinctive heights in their profession. During 1929-30 the College had an enrollment of 243,
ranking third in attendance among Southern law schools, and eleventh among State universities in the
United States. Enrollment in the summer session was higher than that of any other Southern school.
THE COLLEGE is a member of the Association of American Law Schools; is on the list of approved
schools of the American Bar Association, has a strong, experienced faculty of seven full-time men, and a
well selected law library of about 10,000 volumes.
THE LAW BUILDING contains offices and lecture rooms, a model courtroom, library, reading and con-
sultation rooms.









































































TWO VIEWS OF THE LAW COLLEGE


















Before any buildings were erected, a plan of campus development for the University was arranged. The
plan has been followed so carefully that the University now presents a definite style of architecture and a
harmonious arrangement of all buildings. Seldom does a visitor to the campus fail to observe this striking
building arrangement.
A total of 39 buildings have been erected, 18 of which are of brick and concrete, the total valuation of
buildings and grounds being approximately $3,000,000. A tract of 1,212 acres is occupied by the University,
ninety of which are devoted to campus, drill grounds and athletic fields with the remainder used by the Col-
lege of Agriculture and Agricultural Experiment Station.
Florida is the only state university in the United States where the Pine is the distinctive campus tree.
Mid towering, picturesque pines, palms and oaks, the academic procession winds during each Commence-
ment season. There are now more than 2,000 graduates of the University.









































































CAMPUS SCENE. LOOKING TOWARD PEABODY HALL AND BENTON HALL




















THE UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM is contained in the first unit of the proposed Administration Building. It
is of magnificent design and arrangement, and has a seating capacity of 2,200 people.
A Skinner organ, the gift of the late Dr. Andrew Anderson of St. Augustine, who generously gave
$50,000 for a pipe organ, has been installed on the stage of the Auditorium.
Student body meetings and convocation exercises are held here. During each college session, many out-
standing speakers are brought to the campus, and address the students in the Auditorium.




































































































EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR VIEWS OF THE UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM

















With the establishment of the University in 1905, a Normal Department for the purpose of training
teachers was provided in the College of Arts and Sciences. Normal instruction remained a part of the
work of that College until 1912, when the Peabody Education Board gave $40,000 to the University to
erect a building for the Teachers College. This building (Peabody Hall) was completed in 1913 and the
The College of Education as a separate school was established.
Peabody Hall, in addition to housing College of Education and the administrative offices of the Univer-
sity Summer School, established in 1913, houses on the second and third floors the School of Architecture and
Allied Arts, which was established at the University in 1925.
During the past five years the enrollment in The College of Education has steadily increased from 135
students in the year 1925-26 to 350 students in the year 1929-30. If to this enrollment there be added the
number of students who are registered in the Summer School, it will be seen that the College reaches in one
way or another from 1,200 to 1,500 students each year. In the Summer School of 1930 there were 968 students
registered in the College of Education alone. In the regular year and the Summer School in the past five years
228 students have received bachelors degrees and 188 have received Normal Diplomas. In this way the Col-
lege is reaching each year more teachers in Florida and gradually raising the standards of the teaching profes-
sion and of the elementary and secondary schools of the State.














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Wherever one might be inclined to pause on his travels about the campus of the University of Florida,
the beauty of the grounds will be found most fascinating. A charming view is that from Language Hall,
lookin.c down the walk toward Science Hall.



















































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THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE of the University,is a part of the Land-grant college system of the United
States, established as a result of the first Morrill Act which became a law July 2, 1862. The College has
participated in the benefits of subsequent acts relating to agricultural research, extension and home economics.
In 1906-07, the first year the College was located at Gainesville as a part of the University of Florida,
five students were enrolled in agriculture. Since that time the enrollment has consistently grown, and the
College has trained hundreds of young men who are now investigators, extension leaders, farmers and busi-
ness men. 0
The Agricultural Extension Service, established in 1914, with its county and home demonstration agents,
carries the knowledge gained in the College and Experiment Station, to the men and women, boys and girls,
on the farms of Florida.
















































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The various departments of the College of Engineering have their offices, classrooms and laboratories
in the Mechanical Engineering Building and Benton Hall. In the latter will also be found the Department
of Physics and Department of Military Science and Tactics.
The College of Engineering has achieved an honorable standing among the colleges of the country. The
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the American
Society of Civil Engineers have formed student branches. Upon graduation the students of the Engineer-
ing College find ready employment in industry. The demand for outstanding men is greater than the Col-
lege can fill.
The faculty is chosen from technically trained engineers, with both practice and teaching experience,
who are particularly qualified to train young men in the several branches of engineering offered by the
College. Not only do the heads of the professional departments hold advanced degrees, but each has also
achieved distinction in professional engineering work. The curriculum is of such nature that students receive
instruction in both theory and practice. It is frequently revised and much attention is given by the faculty to
problems in engineering education.
Among the activities of the College are the conducting of experiments on engineering problems, under
the direction of the Engineering Experiment Station an active interest is taken in the development of Flori-
da's resources in raw materials, and the giving of short courses to various groups.












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THE HORTICULTURE BUILDING of the University, shown on the opposite page, is to form ultimately a
part of the College of Agriculture plant, including its three divisions, resident instruction, Experiment Sta-
tion and Extension Service.
In the first unit, erected in 1927, are now found the offices of the Agricultural Extension Service, part
of the Experiment Station and the State Plant Board, as well as several classrooms and offices of two divi-
sions of the residing instruction division.





































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One of the most magnificent, and newer buildings on the campus is the New Dormitory, completed in
1929, with ideal accommodations for 182 students.
The two views on the opposite page, looking to the north and to the south through the gateway con-
necting Buckman Hall and the New Dormitory, are indeed refreshing in their charm. In one view, the
new Horticultural Building may be seen in the background.




































































THRU THE GATEWAY AT NEW DORMITORY. LOOKING NORTH AND SOUTH



















Excellent accommodations are provided for approximately 500 students in the three dormitories on the
University campus.
In the upper photograph on the opposite page is an excellent view of Thomas Hall Dormitory (at the
right), joined at the south end by the New Dormitory. Thomas Hall was the first building erected on the
campus when the University was established at Gainesville in 1905.
A section of Thomas Hall has just been converted into a handsomely arranged, fireproof unit, which will
serve as a model for further improvements on these older dormitories.
The other view on the opposite page is of Buckman Hall Dormitory, another of the earlier buildings
erected at the University.












































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THE FLORIDA STATE MUSEUM was founded in 1914 when the University acquired the Hoyt collection
of Ornithology and Oology of North America as a nucleus. In 1917 "The Florida State Museum" was
created by an act of the Legislature as a department of the University. In a few paragraphs of this act the
Museum is given a broad scope of practically unlimited activity in bringing together material and the dis-
semination of information concerning the natural history of the State (mineral, vegetable and animal king-
doms), natural resources, industries and commerce. The general activities of mankind are provided for in
the Ethonological survey, which covers the early settlements, marking and mapping historic sites, gathering
books, newspapers, maps, and manuscripts for a bureau of archives, and the circulation of exhibits among the
schools of the State.
To date approximately half a million objects of historic and scientific value have been gathered, and
their data recorded. These collections are mainly in the divisions of mineralogy, palaeontology and botany;
and in animal life, the Crustacea, Mollusca and Marine inverterbrates, the reptiles and batrachians, the fishes,
birds and mammals in the vertebrates. The archaeology of the State (stone implements and ornaments of
the aborigines) and artifacts of our pioneers, are all being brought together by thousands.
A few rooms are partly installed with permanent exhibits; the hall of ornithology has five habitat groups
completed and cases ready for fourteen more groups. The hall of art and history has five cases installed and
room for fourteen more. The hall of ethnology is temporarily filled with objects without any cases. The
hall of herpetology has hundreds of jars of preserved specimens with no cases. The library is installed with
ten well filled double book stacks and reading tables.































































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THiE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY is situated in the first unit of the Library Building and contains more than
53,000 bound volumes. In the Extension Library, Law Library, Florida State Museum Library and Experiment
Station Library an additional 25,000 bound volumes are to be found.
The Library subscribes to about 450 magazines of a general and scientific nature and to many news-
papers, a large number of which are gifts. The files are added to each year, by gift and by purchase as funds
will permit, with the aim of building up a large research collection.
Being a government depository, the Library receives each year a large number of bound and unbound
government documents. The Library is open from 7:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with the exception of Sun-
day when it is open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for recreational reading.













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WRUF, second largest radio station in the United States operated by an institution of higher learning,
ranks exceptionally high in the field of radio education. It has complete courses in its program for the primary
grades and for the junior and senior high schools of the State. It has been commended highly on its farm
programs and is rapidly assuming a leading place among the radio stations of the South.
WRUF is on a clear day light channel, operating on 830 kilocycles and with a power of 5,000 watts. Its
main studios and transmitter are located on the campus of the University, and it affords a wonderful oppor-
tunity for students who intend to make radio their vocation. It covers an evening time area from Canada to
Texas and has a tremendous following in and out of the State of Florida due to its varied daily programs.
Very elaborate programs are in store for the coming months. Music appreciation, travelogs, athletic
games, historical sketches, and many broadcasts of great interest are planned, including a series of dinner
broadcasts which have been arranged with the University Alumni Association. WRUF is ever placing before
the people of the eastern section of the United States the opportunities afforded and offered by Florida, and
has done a great deal recently towards advertising the State.
































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THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION, made possible by an Act of Congress, was first
established in 1887 at Lake City, but in 1907 was moved to Gainesville as a part of the College of Agricul-
ture. Main offices and laboratories of the Station have been maintained in the Experiment Station building
since 1909.
Branch stations are located at Quincy, Lake Alfred, Belle Glade and Homestead. Field laboratories
are maintained at Monticello, Hastings, Leesburg, Cocoa, Plant City, Bradenton, Pierson and West Palm
Beach.
Seventy-five administrative and investigational workers compose the Experiment Station staff. Research
studies of economic importance on the farm problems of Florida are being conducted, the Station having
made possible the establishment of new lines of agriculture and horticulture in the State and the continua-
tion of old lines that were threatened with disease or insect pests.
The Florida Station has been instrumental in introducing into the Southeastern United States a number
of crops which now have considerable economic value. Among these are velvet beans, tung-oil trees and
Crotalaria.














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The horticultural grounds of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, adjacent to the campus of the
University of Florida, are a part of the Station's 603-acre farm, used for the study of horticultural and'field
crops and livestock.
On the horticultural grounds are growing several hundred species of ornamental shrubs, trees and her-
baceous plants, including a palm nursery and a hedge test plot. Here are found citrus hybrids, resulting from
crosses of oranges, taiigerinsI1, Satsumas, kumquats, and others; over 60 varieties of grapes in the test vineyard;
many miscellaneous fruits, including blackberry, dewberry, raspberry, pear, persimmon, plum, apple, jujube,
poImee.r.II.c, feijoa, guava, avocada, olive, fig, and citrus.
The tung-oil trees which have been responsible for the establishment of the rung-oil industry in the
United States (mainly Florida) are found on these grounds.
They contain also the lawn grass plots where some of the most outstanding work in the United States has
been done with lawn and golf course grasses.













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Attractive indeed is the vine-covered Commons, situated immediately south of the dormitory quad-
rangle on the University campus.
The cafeteria system was installed in 1930 and has met with unusual success, approximately 600 fac-
ulty members and students obtaining their meals here.
Exceptionally well prepared and balanced menus are offered at very reasonable rates.









































































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The University is noted for its outstanding musical organizations. The Fl(u1id.i Glee Club for several
years has appeared in concerts in many cities of Florida, and other Southern States. A chorus of 40 male
voices composes the club. The press has been lavish in its praise of the Florida singers.
The R. O. T. C. Band of between 75 and 80 pieces has won wide renown. At all military parades and
at major athletic contests, the handsomely uniformed bandmen lend color and musical charm.
These onl.m.niz.utins, together with the splendid 35-piece University Orchestra, are heard frequently in
concerts over Station \\RUF.
Established at the University under authority of the National Defense Act of 1916, the R. O. T. C.
consiC-Id I1 .1n Iinf:intly unit until 1928 when .a Field Artillery unit was added At the present tilne there
are 10 officers and 23 enlitcd men on duLy with the Milirtry Department, detailed from the regular army.
Approximately 1,200 students participate in R O. T. C. annually.
Prior to 1916 the University offered a course in military training o comply with the terms of the Land
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During 1929, 75 millimeter guns sufficient to equip a battery of Field Artillery were shipped to the
University, and later in the same year 60 horses of the light draft type were received. Stables have been
built to accommodate horses and equipment and riding pens constructed in which mounts are trained and
mounted instruction given. *.
The Military Department made the rating of "Distinguished College" in 1919, .1920, 1925, 1926 and
1927. The "Distinguished College" rating was then discontinued, but the unit maintained its high standing
by securing the highest rating possible under the new system, receiving a grade of "Excellent" in 1928, 1929
and 1930.











































































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With its athletic progr.rn, the University has maintained an enviable record among Southern institutions.
In football Florida has been notably successful, gaining national fame in 1928 by leading the entire United
States in points scored. That year one of the team members was placed on the official All-American
eleven. The list of players who have attained All-Southern honors is too numerous to mention.
Perhaps no Southern team has been more popularly received, or has played more colorful football in
recent years than the renowned "Fighting Gators." In the Southern Conference, Florida is always a con-
tender for the championship. Excellent schedules are arranged, with usually one or more intersectional en-
gagements billed.
In other fields of intercollegiate sports, Florida has achieved broad recognition. Basketball, baseball,
track and field, and boxing, are accorded major sport rank, and have produced many winning teams. Such
minor sports as swimming, golf, tennis, fencing, etc., are usually represented by excellent teams. An excep-
tionally well-rounded program of intra-mural sports provides competition and recreation for the large mass
of students who do not gain places on the regular varsity and freshman teams.
By virtue of several team championships which Florida has won, and of the splendid records in sports-
manship which the individual athletes and teams have made, gives all Floridians a right for wholesome pride
in the University's athletic development and progress.







































































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The University is particular proud of its handsome new concrete swimming pool. It is not exceeded
in size by any college or university pool in the United States.
Built completely out-of-door, the new pool offers to the student body, opportunities for enjoyment of one
of the finest of all athletic exercises. It is 150 feet in length, 60 feet wide and with a depth ranging from
four to twelve feet. It has a capacity of approximately half a million gallons of water.
Constructed at a cost of $32,000, the pool was opened to the students in the fall of 1929, and has
proved tremendously popular and delightful-a most outstanding acquisition to the athletic facilities of the
University.




































































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Fraternity life on the campus of the University is of an exceptionally wholesome type. Twenty-two
national social fraternities have established chapters and many handsome homes have been erected near the
campus. The general work of the fraternities is controlled by the Inter-fraternity Conference composed of
two delegates of each chapter. In addition there are four local fraternities, petitioning for national charters,
with their activity supervised by the Pan-Hellenic Coun-cil.
The national fraternities represented on the Florida campus are: Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Tau Omega,
Beta Kappa, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Chi, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Sigma Phi, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Phi
Beta Delta, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Tau, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma
Chi, Sigma Iota, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Epsilon Phi, Theta Chi and Theta Kappa Nu.
Various honor societies and fraternities have been established at Florida. Phi Kappa Phi elects annually
the highest ten percent, scholastically, of the senior class. Blue Key and Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)
are honor groups electing men to membership on the basis of leadership and participation in campus activ-
ities. Black and White Masque is a local Senior Honorary.
Other honorary fraternities are Alpha Kappa Psi, professional business fraternity; Alpha Phi Epsilon,
literary and debating; Alpha Zeta, agricultural; Delta Epsilon, local pre-medical; Gamma Sigma Epsilon,
chemical; Gargoyle, architectural; Kappa Delta Pi, educational; Kappa Gamma Delta, aeronautical; Kap-
pa Phi Kappa, professional educational; Phi Alpha Delta and Phi Delta Phi, legal; Phi Sigma, biological;
Pi Delta Epsilon and Sigma Delta Chi, journalistic; Delta Sigma Pi, professional commerce; Pi Gamma
Mu, social science; Scabbard and Blade, military; Sigma Delta Psi, athletic; Sigma Tau, engineering; Tau
Kappa Alpha, forensic; Phi Eta Sigma, freshman scholastic; Rho Chi, pharmacy; Thrysus, horticultural.






















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The first unit of Florida's handsome new football stadium was dedicated on November 8, 1930 to
HlrlnJ. men who lost their lives in battle or in camp during the World War. It has been named "Florida
Field."
Seating 22,000 persons, containing three straight sides each of 32 rows, and erected at a cost of
$118,000, the first unit represents an elegant addition to the University's athletic facilities. The present unit
is constructed .entirely below the ground level. Plans have been drawn for enlargement, providing an ulti-
mate seating capacity of more than 50,000.
Two views of the stadium are here shown, one a panorama taken from the south end, looking north,
and the other, a close-up of the north end, showing the straight side stands and their nearness to the playing
field. The "horseshoe" type of construction was dispensed with in order to draw this large number of seats
at the north end close to the gridiron.
Amid it's picturesque setting, and embodying the finest and most modern features of stadium construc-
tion, the University of Florida has been complimented upon having one of the most beautiful football stadia
in the United States.













































































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