"tirXCTIX Series 1, No. 9 September 1, 1954
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The University Record Comprises:
The Reports of the President to the Board
of Control, the annual Catalog, the Schedules,
the Bulletin of the Summer Session, and an-
nouncements of special courses of instruction.
These bulletins will be sent without charge
to all persons who apply for them. The ap-
plicant should state specifically what bulletin
or information is desired. Address
University of Florida
13 through 18, 1954
A. W. Boldt, Assistant Dean of Men; Chairman, Committee on Orientation
Jim Jackson, Student Director of Orientation
Room 128-9, Administration Building
University of Florida
Table of Contents
A Message From the Acting President....--......................................---------------------------................ 3
Introducing the Student Director--......--------....-...........- ----------------------.............. 4
Committee on Orientation...............................................---------------------------...................................... 4
Dean Boldt's Welcome---------.......-- ....---...---............................. ..............-- .. 5
A History You Can Be Proud Of -.......--..........-............- ----------------------------............ 6
Get in Those Blanks................-.......... ------------------------------------------................. 8
Orientation Attendance Is Essential-....--......---------......... -------------...... ......-------...... 9
Grouping Comes Before Anything Else...- -....--------.......-..... ------------.........-...... 10
Experienced Counselors Will Help You....-..........-----..........-------......-------------................ 11
Placement and Ability Tests......--.....----- -----......-.. ......-----------------.......--...... 13
President's Welcome and Reception.............----------------------...................--...-............... -------14
Your Home Away From Home-- ---------..........................--..........................-............ 16
No Food Worries at Florida......--.................------------------- --...... .................. 18
What Does It Cost? ---....................-- .................-- ---...............-- 19
Bank Your Money Now........................-----........-----------------------......................-- ............... 20
Scholarships, Loans, and Employment.....- ------.. ......----- ..............------------.. 21
You're a Florida W om an N ow.................................................... .......................... 22
Especially for the Men------------------------------------.................................................. 23
Learning Isn't Easy, But It Pays............. ----------- --.....--........ --..----............ 24
The University College........................---------------------------..................... ........ ......- ..-... ...... 25
A Multitude of Offerings that Lead to Careers--.---....................----------.................... 29
To Live Well and Keep Well on Campus-..................------------------------...........--..-..-........ 30
Questions from Registration to Grade Time.........-...........------------......-....----------...... 32
Veterans and the G.I. Bill-----------------------......-----------................---............................ 35
Help When Needed...........-.......----- ...--- --......--...... ...-----------------.. ................. 36
Personnel Records ...............................---------------------.. ---- --------......--......................... 37
Activities Forum....-....-...........................------------------------ --.. ... --------------....................-........ 38
Foreign Students --..........---------------...........------------------------------.... ............ ...... 38
Religious Activities -...-................... -------------------------------....-------...................--. 39
The ROTC and You...--------..............-..----------- ---------------...............--........--....----. 40
Dean of Men--...........--------.........-.... ---------..----------..................----------.................. 42
Dean of Women. ....-...-..........-----------------------------------........ .................. 43
The Honor System.....-...-..........---------------- ------ .....----- ....-- ..-.........--- .....--------- 44
Your Student Government --....... ..-----------------------........ ... ---------........--...--...... 45
The Florida U nion..------..... --------....... ....... ...................... ........... .............................. 48
Fraternities for Men-..........-...............-----------------...........--.................---------------------...................... 50
Sororities for Women .............. -------................................................................. 51
Pep Rally and Talent Night.......----- -------....... --..--------------......--..--..-.....--.... 52
Orientation Records and Tour------...-.... --..--...-.-------.........---- ...----- .............-----------------. 52
Information Booths ...-..-....-.....---------..... --------- ----------------................ 53
Your Hello Tag---...-....---........----..---------..........-------------------- ......... -------53
Florida's Extracurriculars ................................................................ ------.................. 54
Social Life ..---..................................---------------------...........------------------- 56
Gridiron Fever Grips Campus- ---------------...------...... ......---------..........-....----.....-- 58
How to Get Your Football Tickets-.....------....---.---------.............-------.......--.-----... 60
1954 Football Schedule .......-------.... ----.........-----------.............---- -------...... 61
From The Acting
Dr. John S. Allen
The University of Florida is maintained by the people of Florida primarily
to provide higher educational opportunity for their sons and daughters. The
Administration of the University is cognizant of its responsibility to the citi-
zens of the State to carry forward effectively a sound educational program.
We welcome you not only as students but also as the sons and daughters of
patrons of the University to whom we should like to render a good accounting
of our stewardship.
Here you will find classrooms, dormitories, laboratories, libraries, counsel-
lors, and a splendid faculty, all made available for the purpose of assisting
you in your pursuit of an education. Adequate facilities and good teachers
are helpful aids but they cannot give you an education. Much depends on
you. Just as "there is no royal road to mathematics," there is no easy way
to education. If you are willing to take advantage of the opportunities at
your disposal and to study, search and work, you will acquire knowledge and
make progress toward your educational goal directly in proportion to your
own efforts. The University cannot help students who make no effort to
help themselves. As you seek so shall you reap. Nothing will give us great-
er pleasure than to assist you in your search for knowledge.
Very sincerely yours,
'-r Introducing the
Student Director ...
Welcome! Mine is only one of many welcomes that you will receive during
your first week at the University. We hope that Orientation will be helpful
in getting you started on the right track, for that is the sole purpose of the
program; several hundred faculty members and students have devoted their
attention to you, alone, during this Orientation Week.
You will find that this is a large university which affords you limitless
opportunities. Yet it expects to give each student the individual attention
he requires, too. Your responsibility as a student will be to take advantage
of the facilities set up for you. Begin by participating fully in all YOUR
Orientation Week activities.
Good luck for the coming year; I'll see you on campus.
Student Director of Orientation
Committee on Orientation
And Student Relations
A. W. Boldt, Chairman
R. C. Beaty
A. B. Grobman
R. S. Johnson
W. W. Little
J. V. McQuitty
J. E. Price
W. E. Rion
E. F. Scoles
D. K. Stanley
Mr. Chairman ..
Dear Fellow Students:
The University of Florida has recently completed the celebration of
its Centennial. The years of growth, illustrious in themselves, are even
more so when examined in the light of the illustrious achievements of
its individual sons and daughters. The institution is father of the chil-
dren, and the children inheritors of the gifts of a great and noble in-
stitution. It is within the power of each of us to add our mite to the
altar of our alma mater so that by our gifts we keep undimmed the
eternal lamp of knowledge.
You are about to become one of us. Will the balance sheet show,
at the end of your sojourn here, whether you have added credit to your-
self and your institution?
A. W. BOLDT, Chairman
Committee on Orientation
and Student Relations
packed last fall
when Dean Boldt
addressed the 3,000
new students who
% took part in
A History You Can he Proud of
The University of Florida is a state land-grant university offering an ex-
cellent faculty, a challenging curriculum, and a well-rounded student life.
Until 1853 when the East Florida Seminary was established at Ocala, there
were no state colleges in Florida.
In 1862, with the passage of the Morrill Act, the State of Florida began
to make its first strides towards a great state university. The State Leg-
islature took an action unprecedented in state education and passed the Buck-
man Act in 1905 which provided for the establishment of the Florida Female
College at Tallahassee and the University of the State of Florida at Gaines-
Florida's modern history dates from the Buckman Act and since that time,
progress towards the goal of a great university has been steady.
The first president, Dr. Andrew Sledd, had only two permanent buildings
and a faculty of 15 members with which to conduct classes for approximately
119 students. Dr. A. A. Murphree became the second president, and under
his guidance, additional buildings were built and new colleges and depart-
ments were added to the curriculum.
During the administration of the University's third president, Dr. John J.
Tigert, the famous University College, in which you will spend your first
two years at Florida, was organized to give students a broad and comprehen-
sive background in the several fields of study.
In 1947, the University entered upon another great period of progress when
Dr. J. Hillis Miller assumed the reins of the presidency, and co-education was
introduced. In the last seven years, the University's facilities and curricula
have been expanded to a greater degree than ever before. Many new build-
ings have been built while buildings in construction and future building plans
include: new residence halls, an Alumni Memorial Center, an Agriculture
Building, a Physics Building, and a Medical Center.
This is but a portion of the story of the growth of your State University,
but it should be evident that the University of Florida has come far since its
establishment, and that it will continue to progress. It is for you, the fresh-
men to individually take it upon yourselves to work and cooperate to keep
your University in the fore of the nation's finest institutions of higher learning.
Famed General James A. Van Fleet, former football coach to
the University, returned to his alma mater as the honored guest
at the Centennial Celebration.
The Administration Building (above): and Leigh Hall (helow). where Chemnis-
try and Pharmacy studenIs receive their specialized /.
Get In Those Blanks
The first prerequisite for admission to the University of Florida is your
preliminary application, the deadline for which is August 15. The prelim-
inary application, which may be obtained by writing the Registrar, must be
sent in by all entering students in order that the Director of Admissions can
determine your status.
The other blanks to be filled out by entering students, which vary with the
student's status, are sent to new students upon receipt of the preliminary
application. Briefly these blanks may be classified, thus:
RESIDENT FLORIDA FRESHMEN students who have never attended col-
1. Transcript of high school credits which should be filled out by the reg-
istrar of your high school.
2. Formal Application for Admission which should be filled out by you
and forwarded to the Director of Admissions at the University.
3. Statement of Residence which should be filled out, NOTARIZED, and
sent to the Director of Admissions.
4. The application for housing facilities should be returned as soon as pos-
sible. A room deposit payment of ten dollars must accompany applica-
tions for unmarried students. Applicants for assignment to housing
facilities for married students are not required to post a deposit until
requested to do so by the Housing Office.
5. The Medical History and Physical Examination form. The medical
history should be filled in by the applicant before going to his doctor
for the physical examination. The physical must be performed and
completed by a licensed Doctor of Medicine and mailed by the doctor
direct to the Director, Student Health Service, University of Florida,
OUT OF STATE FRESHMEN (Students from outside Florida who have
never attended college) will submit essentially the same forms except for:
1. A notarized statement of residence will NOT be required of non-Florida
students. They must submit, however, the $175.00 out-of-state fee
with their admission credentials.
TRANSFER STUDENTS WHO ARE RESIDENTS of the state of Florida
and who are applying for transfer from another university should send:
1. Notarized Statement of Residence, 2. Transcript of credits from the
institution previously attended, 3. Formal Application for Admission,
4. Housing Facilities (if desired), 5. Medical History and Physical.
TRANSFER STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS of the state of
Florida and are applying for transfer from another university should send
the same credentials as Florida Transfers except for:
1. Statement of Residence will not be required. They must, however, sub-
mit the $175.00 out-of-state fee along with their application. These
blanks are the main ones with which the prospective Gator student will
be concerned. It must be remembered, however, that each applicant
may present a slightly different situation than that of the majority and
therefore cannot be strictly catalogued.
The fine line that determines a resident and non-resident of the state of
Florida, for instance, is elaborated upon like this:
"A Florida student, if under twenty-one years of age, is one: (1) whose
parents have been residents of Florida for at least twelve consecutive months
preceding his registration; or (2) whose parents were residents of Florida
at the time of their death, and who has not acquired residence in another
state; or (3) whose parents were not residents of Florida at the time of their
death, but whose successor natural guardian has been a resident of Florida for
at least twelve months next preceding the student's registration."
Counselor is hand
picked from among
lake advantage of -
Orientation Attendance Is Essential
All new students at the University are required to attend the Orientation
Week activities, and it is expected that every new student will cooperate in
following this requirement. Cooperation between the Administration and
the Student Body has become a tradition of which the University is proud.
As this year is your first opportunity to show your cooperation, the Orienta-
tion Committee is looking forward to perfect attendance at all of the required
Transfer students and freshmen will follow approximately the same
schedule of activities. Freshmen students will report at 8:00 A.M.
and 8:30 A.M., Monday, September 13, to the Florida Gymnasium.
Transfer students will report at 8:30 A.M., Tuesday, September 14,
to the University Auditorium.
This separation affords a closer cooperation of mutual interests and facili-
tates the efficiency necessary for proper handling of those students with pre-
vious standing at other colleges and universities and the new students. Fresh-
men and sophomores alike will follow the Orientation program in regard to
those activities which are scheduled for them during the week.
As there are no other campus activities that will conflict with the Orienta-
tion Program this fall, attendance will be carefully checked at every activity.
Your group leader will be asked to rate each new student on his attendance,
and that rating will be recorded on each individual's personnel record, a part
of his permanent record at the University. Don't risk getting off to a bad
start by being absent from the required Orientation activities that will be
helpful to you during your stay here.
If you are presently employed, give your employer notice that the
University requires your attendance at Orientation Week activities
beginning on Monday, September 13, at 8:00 A.M. for freshmen stu-
dents and on Tuesday, September 14, at 8:30 A.M. for transfer stu-
dents. Orientation activities will continue through 12 noon, Satur-
day, September 18. Transfer students and freshmen are expected
to attend all of the scheduled activities through Saturday noon.
Grouping Comes Before Anything Else
Your first activity during Orientation Week will begin bright and early
on Monday or Tuesday morning, depending on your class standing. All new
students will be placed in groups of approximately 25 persons. This will be
accomplished in two phases freshmen students on Monday and transfer
students on Tuesday.
FRESHMEN STUDENTS will report to the Florida Gymnasium at 8:00
and 8:30 A.M. on Monday, September 13, 1954. All students will enter the
front door and will be directed by signs down the main halls and seated ac-
cording to the first letter of their last names. After being seated, you will
be placed in groups according to rolls prepared in advance. Immediately
following groupings, you will be introduced to your Group Counselor.
Under his guidance, you will fill out a Gainesville address card, and your
Admission Certificate will be checked for accuracy. Be certain to bring your
admission certificate with you. Also at this time, Activity Schedules will
be issued and their use explained by your Group Counselor. Then you will
be given a HELLO TAG which is to be worn during Orientation Week for
the purpose of mutual identification. The grouping process will take ap-
proximately 45 minutes to one hour.
Entering students gathered outside the Gymnasium last fall while waiting for
the Orientation Program to get underway.
TRANSFER STUDENTS will report to the University Auditorium at 8:30
A.M., Tuesday, September 14, 1954. Here you will be divided into two groups-
those who will, and those who will not take tests. Students will be formed
into groups of approximately 25 students each. Immediately following group-
ings, you will be introduced to your Group Counselor, who will check your
Admission Certificate for accuracy. Be sure to bring your Admission Cer-
tificate with you. Then under your Group Counselor's guidance, you will
fill out a Gainesville address card. Also at this time Activity Schedules will
]nst completed is beautiful Brou'ard Hall, providing housing for women. It is
outstanding for its deluxe and distinctive interior.
be issued and explained to you by your Group Counselor. Then you will be
given your HELLO TAG which will identify you throughout Orientation.
The grouping process will take approximately 45 minutes.
LATE ARRIVALS should report to the Registrar's Office in the Adminis-
tration Building to be screened by a member of the University Examiner's
staff to determine whether or not they are to take tests. After being re-
leased by the Registrar, or by the Board of University Examiners in the event
tests are to be taken, report to the Orientation Office, Room 128, Administra-
tion Building, to be assigned to a group.
Will Help You . .
All new students are assigned to groups of approximately twenty-five stu-
dents with an immediately responsible Group Counselor. There will be ap-
proximately 110 groups for the 1954 Fall Orientation. More than ever be-
New students ma
obtain directions from
around the campus.
fore, the University of Florida is vesting the individual Group Counselor with
the welfare of you, the incoming student. He will attempt to effect an easy
adjustment to every activity and be the means for providing information for
your participation in the many entertainment features offered during the
The Group Counselors are handpicked from the men and women on campus
who are outstanding in their particular fields of activity. He or she will
serve as a personal source of assistance and information and will be your co-
ordinator for the various activities of Orientation Week. Feel free to consult
your Group Counselor, who will be willing and eager to help you with your
immediate problems. If he cannot help you, he will refer you to the proper
college office or to other University services.
There will be a group meeting conducted by the student counselor which is
of great importance to you, for at this time he will discuss any problems
that you may have, and will give complete instructions about the registra-
tion procedure. His tips on how to register will save time and effort in
completing your registration.
Your Group Counselor is participating in Orientation for the sole purpose
of helping you through your first week at the University. He has been
through Orientation Week himself, thus his advice will be invaluable in help-
ing you to receive the most from the Program.
Dean Boldt and the student counselors who conducted last fall's Orientation.
Many hometowns are represented in this group.
In addition to the Orientation Week tests, the University Auditorium is the
scene of many exams taken during the first two years of college.
Placement and Ability Tests
All freshmen entering the University are required to take a battery of
five placement tests covering general ability, English, social studies, natural
sciences, and mathematics. This battery is similar to the one offered each
spring in the Florida high schools. Freshmen who have taken the entire
battery within the last two years will be exempt from repeating it at the
University, and scores made in high school will be used in college.
Information for Those Who Will Take Tests . .
The placement test battery (for those not exempt as stated above) will be
given the first day of Orientation. All materials will be supplied at the test-
ing room. Those freshmen who have to take the tests will automatically be
placed in groups scheduled for this project. The Group Counselors will see
that the members are told when and where to report for testing. About five
hours are needed for the administration of these tests. One or two tests
will be given in the morning and three or four in the afternoon.
The tests are so general in nature and cover such wide subject areas that
special study or review is not usually very helpful. A thorough high school
background is the best preparation. The importance of doing one's best on
these tests cannot be over-emphasized. The test results will be entered on
the permanent record cards and will accompany the records wherever they go.
Actually, the results will be put to an immediate use because the registra-
tion counselors consider them when talking with the student about his college
courses. Problems of electives, number of courses, outside work, and pos-
sible fields of major interest will be discussed in relationship to placement
test standings. Employers in business and industry are giving an increasing
emphasis to placement test scores as measures of potential success.
Testing Information for All Students
All persons in the Orientation Program will take a college-level ability
test. The results of this test will be used primarily to assist in planning the
educational and professional program beyond the freshman year, where
measures at a higher level than those given by the placement tests are needed.
As in the case of the placement tests, students will automatically be grouped
so that this test will be taken in the Orientation Program. Groups will be
informed by their Group Counselors when and where to report for testing.
All materials will be supplied. Total time for the project will be about ninety
The President's Reception will be held in the Student
Service Center Auditorium.
President's Welcome and Reception
Traditionally, the first activity during Orientation Week which is attended
by all new students in one body is the President's Welcome and Reception.
This fall the activity is scheduled for Tuesday night, and is to be held in the
Florida Gymnasium, the only indoor auditorium capable of handling all the
new students at one time.
This year, Acting President John S. Allen will officially welcome you to
the University of Florida, extending to you the status of a full fledged citizen
of our University community. For an insight into your future campus life,
and further to hear what is expected of you by the Acting President and the
faculty of this great university, be certain to listen carefully to every word
of his address, for it is worthy of your closest attention.
On the program with the Acting President to further greet and welcome you
to the Florida Campus will be W. Max Wise, Dean of Student Personnel.
Other administrative officers such as Miss Marna V. Brady, Dean of Women,
and R. C. Beaty, Dean of Men, will be on the stage along with these two
gentlemen, and may be heard from during this program.
Immediately following the welcome, an informal reception will be held on
the second floor of the Student Service Center. At this time, you will have
the opportunity to meet Acting President Allen and Mrs. Allen, as well as
the others who spoke during the program. Dr. Allen hopes he can meet and
shake hands with every member of the Class of '58, and every transfer student
This activity, although taking only a few minutes of your time, is certain
to be a memorable one when you think back over your Orientation experience.
Dr. Allen is always happy to have students drop in for a visit at any time,
and this reception will give you a chance to meet and know your Acting Pres-
The recently completed Business Administration Building (above), and the
Engineering and Industries Building (below).
Your Home Away From Home
Living in University Residence Halls provides opportunities for new friend-
ships and participation in social activities, intramural athletics, and self-
government. You will hear more about the many opportunities from your
Residence Hall Counselors, who will help you to understand the various activi-
ties open to you.
On each floor or section of the Residence Halls is an upperclass Student
Counselor whose responsibility is to advise new students and assist in the
organization of the floor or section for group living needs.
Each resident can be active in the structure of Residence Hall self-govern-
ment This government is composed of councils to which are sent representa-
tives elected from each floor or section of a hall. Through the councils each
resident can assist in setting up policies governing conduct in the Residence
Halls. Consideration for your fellow students, respect for personal effects,
appropriate care for University property, and the assumption of obligations
as part of the group are some of the responsibilities stressed to you.
Throughout the year programs and services are offered for the benefit of
students in the residence halls. A complete intramural athletic program is
offered for both men and women. Services include library sub-stations, snack
bars, and movies.
All housing facilities are self-supporting with expenses met from student
rental payments. Supported directly by you, the Housing Office offers serv-
ices of many kinds, including lounges, recreation rooms and laundries. For
the coed, in addition to the laundry facilities, are rooms equipped with hair
dryers and sewing machines. In the Tolbert and Mallory areas an inter-
communication system is in operation, while a messenger service is provided
for the Murphree area.
Coeds on stair
modern Mallory and
Yulee Halls. These
Halls, along with
Reid Hall, are
]Rooms in the
residence halls can
--- he decorated to fit
The division of Student Housing Services, headed by Dyckman Vermilye,
Interim Director, and Carl Opp, Associate Director, has its central offices
in the south wing of the Administration Building. This office administers
the entire services of housing, coordinating the counseling services with the
Dean of Men and the Dean of Women and the other necessary services with
other units of the University. Area offices, staffed by the Resident Advisors
for the men's halls and the Head and Associate Residents for the women's
halls, are located in each of the main groups of Residence Halls. These of-
fices handle the details of student residence and service in the areas and
supervise the work of the Student Counselors. The entire Division is basically
and essentially a service organization to aid you and to stimulate group prog-
ress in self-government and the creation of an atmosphere encouraging aca-
The Housing Office invites the families of new students to visit the Resi-
dence Halls and is always happy to meet parents and students to discuss
any general or personal housing problem.
Room assignments are made during the summer as applications are re-
ceived and rent is paid by all incoming students before they arrive in Gaines-
ville. Student residents may check into their assigned rooms after 9:00 A.M.
on Saturday, September 11. Check-in hours are between 9:00 A.M. and
You are allowed to select your roommate if possible. If you and another
incoming student request each other as roommates and apply simultaneously
at an early date, the Housing Office tries to place you in a room together.
A better policy, however, is to room with someone you have never met before;
in this way you can make valuable new friends.
The University has an established policy requiring all students who have
completed less than one full year of college work to live in the Residence
Halls, as long as space is available. Single undergraduate women may be
required to live on campus.
Generally, your furnishings will be the same as they were at home and
with your own touches you can soon give your room that "home away from
Three Flavet Villages provide housing facilities for married students at the
University of Florida. These villages offer many opportunities; closeness
to the main campus, reasonable rent, washing facilities, free movies each week,
and plenty of playmates and playgrounds for the children.
If you desire to live in a Flavet Village, get your application in now. Send
along a copy of your marriage license, your service discharge, and be sure
to state the number in your family. DO THIS NOW.
No Food Worries at Florida
A prime consideration of every new student at the University is: Where
do I eat? Here at Florida, this question has been answered by a variety of
private and University operated establishments that are set up to serve stu-
The food problem is always a major one, and to solve it, the University
maintains five eating establishments. Largest is the University Cafeteria,
adjacent to the men's residence halls and the Florida Union. High quality
food at reasonable prices is offered and all service is cafeteria style, afford-
ing individual selection.
One of the most popular student meeting places is the Campus Club, located
between the two wings of the cafeteria, and open daily from 8:00 A.M. until
11:00 P.M. This well-known rendezvous features both grill and fountain
A smaller cafeteria with food service similar to the main cafeteria is main-
tained in the Florida Room of P. K. Yonge Laboratory School, across the
street from the women's residence halls. The Florida Room also provides
The Hub is located in the ultra-modern Student Service Center. Open
from 8:30 A.M. until 10:30 P.M., it is popular for the spacious glass enclosed
interior, the outside patio, and its grill and soda fountain services.
Newest addition to the eating places on campus is the Coed Club, located
in Broward Hall. The modern establishment offers a combination cafeteria-
grill and fountain service. Decor departs from the usual to keep in place
with the deluxe new Broward Hall.
For convenience in budgeting monthly expenses, coupon books may be pur-
chased with a cash value of $5 or $15 from the Cashier's Office, Administra-
Four dormitories maintain snack bars: Tolbert, Yulee, Reid, and Mallory.
Operating hours are 9:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. Sandwiches, drinks, and pastries
Off campus, there are dozens of popular restaurants and snack shops. Fore-
most of these are the four comprising the famed University "Gold Coast," on
University Avenue opposite the men's residence halls. Other restaurants
are maintained near the campus and in downtown Gainesville, specializing
in everything from Chinese to Italian spaghetti. In addition to these, the
majority of fraternity and sorority houses maintain dining rooms for their
members and pledges.
If you enjoy something different, try the outdoor
Student Service Center.
eating facilities at the
Construction of the first unit (the Medical College) of the 1. Hillis Miller
Health Center is underway.
What Does It Cost?
During his first year at the University, it is estimated that the average
student spends from $950 to $1200. Although this sum may seem large at
first, the total amount is not so imposing when it is broken down into the
The first obligation of the new student is room rent, usually paid upon re-
ceipt of his room assignment before the term begins. Rent varies from
$30.00 to $110.00 per semester for the residence halls. The average fresh-
man's room rent is approximately $85.00 per semester.
Upon registration the student is expected to pay his registration fee, $75.00
per semester for Florida students. Non-Florida students pay $250.00 per se-
mester, which includes tuition in addition to the fee charged Florida students.
Books and supplies must be purchased before classes begin. The cost
varies from $20.00 to $40.00 a semester, depending on the courses taken.
The largest item on the average student's budget is food. The University
Cafeteria, with four serving lines and a capacity of over 3,000 meals per hour,
prepares high quality food at reasonable prices.
Laundry and dry cleaning are another item on the student's budget. Each
freshman resident hall is equipped with coin-operated washing and drying
machines and irons. Several Gainesville firms also will vie for laundry and
dry cleaning patronage; many of them have student representatives for con-
tact in the dorms. There is also a privately-owned laundry and dry cleaning
establishment in the Student Service Center.
For those wishing a linen supply service, sheets, towels, and pillowcases
may be obtained from the Housing Service at approximately $7.50 per semes-
ter. This includes weekly change of linen.
Male freshmen and sophomore students required to enroll in ROTC must
advance a $20.00 deposit at the time of registration. At the end of the year,
if all equipment is returned in acceptable condition, the deposit is refunded.
Although these are considered the most important items on the student's
budget, there may be many incidental expenses. Social events such as Fall
and Spring Frolics should also be considered.
Although the figures quoted above are for the average budget, it is pos-
sible to attend the University on less money in a satisfactory manner. Schol-
arships and student employment are means whereby expenses may be cut
All banking facilities are provided for students at the campus bank.
Bank Your Money Now
On Sunday, September 12, from 3:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. the University Bank,
located in the north end of the basement of the Administration Building, will
be open especially for students who wish to deposit money upon arrival in
Gainesville. The bank, operated by the University cashier on a non-profit
basis, charges one dollar per semester to students who wish to maintain an
account. The bank also collects all student fees and accounts.
Because the bank is a facility operated for your protection and convenience,
you should acquaint yourself with its restrictions:
(1) When depositing a personal check on an out-of-town bank, only thirty
dollars of the money deposited may be withdrawn until the check clears the
bank. This procedure usually takes seven to ten days. (2) The Bank rec-
ommends that you submit a certified check or a money order if you need
an amount greater than thirty dollars within the first week. However, this
thirty dollar rule applies only to spending money, not to registration pay-
ments. (3) Checks on your account at the University Bank differ from those
of other banks in that they are nonnegotiable except at the University Bank
itself. An exception is made at the time of registration, when fees may be
paid by means of these checks. This procedure is similar to the operation
of a savings bank. (4) When you open an account at the University Bank,
you simply enter your name, local (campus) address, and signature on student
bank passbook. When making a deposit, you must enter the above informa-
tion on the deposit slip with the name of the bank and other sources of funds
deposited. This passbook is required in making deposits or withdrawals.
In the event that you would like to make an initial deposit before coming
to Gainesville, you may do so providing the deposit is mailed far enough in
advance to allow the Bank time to forward the student passbook to you.
It is strongly advised that you do not carry a large amount of cash with
you, or leave it in your room. Students have been known to misplace or to lose
their funds and the purpose of the Bank is to help you safely keep your money.
Scholarships, Loans, and Employment
Scholarships available to students at the University of Florida are admin-
istered through the faculty Committee on Student Aid, Scholarships, and
Awards. All the information relative to the basis of awards, the value, and
other pertinent facts concerning scholarships, as well as information regarding
the applicants is collected by this committee.
An important factor in determining scholarship awards is academic attain-
ment, the minimum requirement being a 2.0 overall average.
Very few scholarships are available to freshmen and are given only after
having satisfactorily completed one semester's work.
The two types of loans administered by the Committee are: (1) long-
term loans, which allow the student to complete his education before repay-
ment, and (2) short-term loans, usually small amounts for emergencies, which
allow repayment within thirty or sixty to ninety days, with thirty days being
the average time granted.
Students desiring to make loans are requested to file application prior to
12 noon on the day of the Committee meetings. Students must have a per-
sonal interview with the Loan Committee, which meets twice weekly.
Twenty per cent of the students at the University earn a portion of their
expenses by engaging in some type of part-time employment. Employment is
available in the Cafeteria, Library, Grounds, and various other divisions of
the University. The rate of pay varies from 50c to 85c an hour, with month-
ly earnings averaging about $50.
Students are permitted to work a maximum of twenty-five hours per week.
In order to get and keep a job, students must have a "C" average or better.
For further information consult the Student Employment Office, 128 Ad-
Scholarships, Loans, and
Employment are available
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You're a Florida Woman Now
Coed enrollment continues to increase each year, reaching 2,371 last fall.
In the seven years that the University has been coeducational, women stu-
dents have gained recognition in all phases of activity.
One of the foremost aids to women on campus is the office of the Dean of
Women. Marna V. Brady, Dean of Women, and her staff are able to give
guidance and assistance when needed. The Head Residents in the women's
dormitories will also provide counsel to coeds with problems.
Working closely with women is the Women's Student Association. This
organization is responsible for enacting and enforcing regulations extending
to residence halls, off-campus residences, and sorority houses. It promotes
and coordinates women's activities and serves as a welcoming committee for
entering freshman women.
This organization is composed of all undergraduate women enrolled at the
University. In the spring, officers are elected and representatives are chosen
from several organizations, each residence hall, off-campus residents, and
Coeds play an important part in extracurricular activities on campus. In
almost every field publications, student government, politics, debate, or-
ganizations, and drama women have participated with great success. In
addition, there are honoraries especially for coeds, such as Alpha Lambda
Delta, national women's scholastic society for freshmen with a 3.5 average
or better, and Trianon, women's honorary leadership fraternity.
Academically, women are enrolled in every college on campus. The College
of Arts and Sciences offers a major in family life, with different colleges
contributing to the variety of courses which go into this field.
For more information about the part women play in University of Florida
life, WSA annually publishes "Coedikette," a special handbook for women.
This is mailed to all entering freshmen and transfer coeds.
A freshman coed gets a
word of advice from an
Spring fever overcomes even the best of students.
Especially for the Men
What should a young man bring to college with him? This question arises
in every freshman's mind before he comes to the University, and the answer
will depend entirely upon the individual. As far as your wardrobe is con-
cerned, there are no hard and fast rules on dress, but there are some things
that will be more useful than others.
The most serviceable item in a college freshman's wardrobe would be a
medium weight suit or perhaps two. On the Florida campus you can feel
comfortable at any function in a suit. If you can afford a tux or white dinner
jacket, you can find plenty of use for it, but a suit will suffice for most oc-
Classroom wear at the University. is informal, wash slacks and khaki are
worn with T-shirts and cotton sport shirts. A cold-weather jacket and a
raincoat will be essential at certain times of the school year. You will also
find that you need some athletic clothes and gym shoes for physical education
All in all, the clothes worn in college do not vary from those worn at home
and in high school. A careful selection of clothes for general all-around wear
will put you right in the fashion.
For your room you will need a pillow, linens, and study lamp, which you
may bring from home or rent from the University at a nominal fee. Some
students prefer to bring throw rugs and curtains for their rooms. Another
useful item to help you get to those classes on time is an alarm clock.
You will find your needs at the University of Florida very few as the
informal dress of the students and exceptionally complete housing facilities
make it possible for the student to bring only the bare necessities.
Learning Isn't Easy, But It Pays
You are now in business for yourself the important business of getting
a college education. Many of you are on your own for the first time, with
neither a first sergeant nor a parent to prod your daily effort. Whether
you emerge from this new enterprise with scholastic honor or in mental bank-
ruptcy will depend on you alone, in the last analysis.
Because the business of securing a college education does demand some ad-
justments and new habits, here are some helpful suggestions designed to
help you in improving your study habits and in making a better adjustment
to your new environment.
PLAN YOUR WORK. Here at the University of Florida, with its ever-
active student body, there is a countless variety of "Things to do". There-
fore you will need to budget your time more carefully than you have ever
done before. Make a reasonable schedule and stick to it. Allow time for
study, classes, and leisure or outside interests.
HAVING A MAIN OBJECTIVE IS NECESSARY. Plan your courses to
fit your abilities and your objective. Learning requires effort. Get started
right and keep on going. Do your work on time and attend class regularly,
and you'll find it much easier than cramming at the last minute, to find that
at the exam you're only confused.
WATCH YOUR HEALTH. Good health, both physical and mental is nec-
essary if you are to get the most out of your academic endeavors. Regularity
in eating, sleeping, and personal habits is something to strive for.
DEVELOP CONCENTRATION, which is considered by many the deciding
factor between a mediocre education and a polished education. No daydream-
ing, please. Start studying as soon as you sit down at your desk. An added
hint is to work intensely.
Graduation is but around the corner from Orientation Week use the interval,
for study and diligence will return great dividends in the later years.
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DEVELOP EFFICIENCY IN READING-one of the most important single
factors in scholarship. You will be given tests to determine your rate and
comprehension of reading matter, and, if you need improvement in reading
skill, there will be help available. (See Reading Clinic elsewhere in this
Remember, and practice this. A study assignment is never mastered with-
out a good deal of remembering. Remembering however, should be based
on understanding; and should not be memorizing merely for the sake of mem-
TAKE NOTES, AND MAKE THEM GOOD. Write legibly and keep all
notes on one subject together. Use outline form whenever possible. And
use those notes. They'll be very helpful in reviewing courses for exams.
PREPARE for exams and your class the next day as well. Preparation
for examinations should begin early in the course and should be kept up
throughout the term. Cramming should be avoided, as you will probably be
disappointed if you rely on it it doesn't always work.
The University College Offers
A General Education
1. WHAT IS GENERAL EDUCATION?
Just as we believe that the basic needs of man are food, clothing, and shelter,
we believe also, that general education is the kind of education that every
man and woman needs in order to perform the unique tasks of following a
vocation and living the life of the useful and enlightened citizen.
It is general in that it follows no narrow boundaries to learning, no par-
ticular courses that prepare you for any specific field or vocation, yet is deep
enough and broad enough to prepare you for all.
General education brings together relevant facts from different subject
areas, integrates them into a comprehensive core of meaningfulness, so that
the student may develop a disciplined, inquiring mind capable of independent
thought which will have truer understanding, meaning, and significance for
2. WHAT WAS ITS ORIGIN?
In a re-organization at the University of Florida in 1935, all freshmen and
sophomores were placed in one college, the University College. This college
administers all the work of the Lower Division, which includes prerequisite
courses for the student's chosen major and a core program of general edu-
3. WHY DO WE HAVE IT?
It has been demonstrated that a society controlled wholly by specialists is
not wisely ordered. It is undesirable to have men who occupy responsible
positions in public life ignorant of the forces in the political setup or unaware
of those in our cultural heritage of the humanities.
4. ARE FACTS NECESSARY FOR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT?
In order to find out what is best for any one of us, or good for all of us,
we need facts facts about living, philosophies of the past and present,
economics, history, and business enterprise, about biology, disease, and health;
facts about our fellow men, here and elsewhere; facts about chemistry, physics,
mathematics, and engineering. Alone, a fact lacks significance and has little
meaning; combined toward definite objectives, it takes on meaning and be-
comes of value. The more related facts we can bring together from various
fields, the better we can understand our role as citizens.
The College attempts to introduce the student to the 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.
DEAN W. W. LITTLE
DR. W. E. MOORE
PROF. L. W. BLANTON
DR. G. R. BENTLEY
DR. E. A. HAMMOND
DR. E. H. Cox
DR. W. H. WILSON
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5. DOES GENERAL EDUCATION HAVE OTHER OBJECTIVES?
Yes. The record the country over shows that two-thirds of beginning
freshmen do not enter the professions or vocations they have chosen on Reg-
istration Day. Thus it follows that considerable exploration, testing of one's
abilities, and subsequent adjustment or change at a minimum of loss of time
to the student is in order. All this can be accomplished in a division of the
University setup with this type of work as one of its major objectives.
The University of Florida, as a state university, fully accepts its responsi-
bility to provide adequate vocational and professional training. This is pri-
mary in the Upper Division schools and colleges. It also recognizes as of
equal importance the fact that citizenship training at the college level is
needed by the individual and by the state, if what we think of as desirable in
American civilization is to be preserved. It provides for just as much as, or
more than traditional programs, and it gives a broad base for the development
of an understanding of proper meaning and significance.
6. HOW DOES GENERAL EDUCATION DIFFER FROM OTHER
CONCEPTS OF LIBERAL EDUCATION?
General education differs from other concepts of liberal education, not only
in emphasis, but also in subject matter, techniques, and objectives. The col-
lege student of the early 20th Century was a highly selected individual and
the emphasis then, almost solely, was concerned with "training the leaders
7. ARE THERE PROVISIONS FOR COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE?
The College provides an adequate well-trained staff of counselors who are
ever willing to discuss and help you with your problems. However, the final
test of your education will be the development of your independence and your
intellectual self-reliance. The counselors will help you achieve these objec-
tives through personal counseling, student conferences, or by referral to ex-
perts especially trained and experienced in problems of personal growth and
8. MAY I CHOOSE AN ELECTIVE DURING MY FRESHMAN YEAR?
Yes, depending upon your planned vocational goal and your preparatory
background. Your counselor will be glad to discuss your program with you.
9. IS ACCELERATION PROVIDED FOR THE SUPERIOR STUDENT?
Yes, but consult Dean Little, Room 204 Administration Building, for details.
10. IN GENERAL TERMS WHAT ARE THE BASIC OBJECTIVES OF
THE COMPREHENSIVE COURSES?
The six general education courses are a guide to help a student lay a con-
crete foundation for future education. The University of Florida does not
want its new students to make a hasty choice of their educational major.
11. BRIEFLY, WHAT DO THE COMPREHENSIVE COURSES COMPRISE?
Each of the courses in the University College is designated by a Compre-
hensive Course title. The courses are shortened in cataloging to read C-1
for the first subject, American Institutions, and so on.
C-1, AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS: A complete and up-to-date study in
the history and functions of our social, political and economic heritage. The
underlying theme is the reconciliation of older and simpler concepts of de-
mocracy and equality of opportunity with an increasingly complex modern
society. This is in pursuit of the belief that every student is a citizen of
A chance to begin in your specialized field is available while still in
democracy and can exercise his democratic citizenship intelligently, only if
he has some familiarity with the background of society's amazingly difficult
C-2, PHYSICAL SCIENCES: The course is designed to present to the
student a view of his physical environment and its material and energy re-
sources. During the first semester the subject matter is drawn from a large
number of integrated topics in the physical sciences astronomy, meteorol-
ogy, geography, geology, physics, and chemistry. The offerings for the sec-
ond semester give the student a chance for more intensive study in a chosen
C-3, READING, SPEAKING, AND WRITING: This course is slanted to-
ward the view of self-correction and improvement in each student's ability
to get the meaning from the printed pages with more than average speed,
to read with better understanding and deeper enjoyment, to write more ac-
curately and interestingly, to speak with greater effectiveness, and to listen
intentively. Material used in the course is also of important philosophical
and cultural significance.
C-41, PRACTICAL LOGIC: The tools of logic, developed as one of our
oldest sciences, are usually unknown to all but the greatest thinkers. In
this course, principles of deductive and inductive proof are studied with the
primary purpose of clearer and more effective thinking. The student is in-
structed in correct techniques in making and interpreting generalizations and
is shown the validity or falseness of accepted assumptions and beliefs.
C-42, FUNDAMENTAL MATHEMATICS: Built with both cultural and
practical considerations and with a primary objective to provide students
with the mathematical needs of modern civilization, the course draws material
from arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, astronomy, business math-
ematics, and mathematical history.
C-5, HUMANITIES: This comprehensive course is designed to help the
student achieve a better understanding of his cultural heritage, an enlarged
appreciation of the enduring values which give meaning and purpose to human
life, and a mature and functional philosophy. The study includes major works
from literature, philosophy, and the arts.
C-6, THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: This course is not a technical ele-
mentary study, but is a comprehensive treatment of the living world. It is
constructed so that an educated man will no longer feel that the subject mat-
ter and concepts of biology are a baffling set of problems with unreachable
A Multitude of Offerings
That Lead to Careers
To leave the University College and become a junior, a student must have
a minimum of 64 credit hours, and an overall C average. After this, the
figure may vary somewhat, depending upon the requirements of the school
or college of your choice, as to when you graduate.
After University College, there are many and varied fields open for the
student at Florida.
The University of Florida maintains the following colleges and schools:
College of Agriculture, College of Engineering, College of Architecture and
Allied Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administra-
tion, College of Education, School of Forestry, School of Communications,
College of Law, College of Pharmacy, and College of Physical Education and
Courses at the University of Florida include:
Air Conditioning and
Business or Commercial
Game and Wild Life
Health and Physical
Junior College Teaching
Naval Stores Chemistry
News Writing an
Public Health Engineer-
Radio Station Manage-
Salesmanship and Sales
Soil Fertility and Man-
Soil Chemistry and
Soil Administration and
The following Master's degrees are offered at the University: Master
of Arts, Master of Arts in Architecture, Master of Science in Building Con-
struction, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Science,
Master of Science in Agriculture, Master of Science in Engineering, Master
of Science in Forestry, Master of Science in Pharmacy, Master of Education,
Master of Agriculture, Master of Business Administration, and Master of
Physical Education and Health.
One of the nation's finest Pharmacy schools
varied fields of research.
offers many and
To Live Well and Keep Well on Campus
Your health, mental and physical, is of prime consideration on the Uni-
versity of Florida campus. Always conscious of the many needs and com-
forts of the individual, the Department of Student Health is well-equipped to
handle all types of emergencies which may arise.
The Infirmary, conveniently located near the center of the campus, next to
the Music Building, is headed by Dr. Robert H. Vadheim. It has facilities
ranging from a fully equipped modern hospital for students who are ill, to
an efficient clinic to handle most injuries and illnesses. Major surgery is
referred to the Alachua General Hospital.
Sometime during Orientation Week you will be required to stop by the
Student Health Department in the University Infirmary. The physical Ex-
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Sometime prior to Registration all new students are cleared
through the Infirmary.
amination Report, which was completed by your family physician, has been
studied by a University Physician and you have been classified into one of
two general groupings "A" or "B" medical rating.
Those students who are classified "A" will be registered for the regular
Physical Education Program, while those classified "B" will be registered
for the modified Physical Education Program. Physical eligibility for R. 0.
T. C. for male students is also determined on the basis of the pre-entrance
physical examination. All "B" medical rated students will be interviewed by
a University Physician for the purpose of aiding, advising, and counseling
the students concerning their health problems. Students whose Physical
Examination Report or Medical History is incomplete will also be interviewed
by a University Physician and classified.
Any student who would like to see a University Physician concerning his
medical rating or a health problem should request to do so at that time. Also,
during the visit to the infirmary, students who have not been vaccinated for
smallpox within five years of this date will be vaccinated.
Before leaving the Infirmary you will be given a clearance card signed by
a University Physician. This card must be presented at the time you register
for your classes. Without this card it is impossible to begin your registration
As a part of the registration process, and in cooperation with the state and
County Health Departments, all entering students are required to have their
chests X-rayed. This is repeated each year as an overall prevention against
the spread of tuberculosis.
In case of illness Infirmary facilities are available to all students, the ex-
pense of which is paid by the student at the time of registration in the form
of a Health Fee. The only extra costs are for special drugs, X-ray interpre-
tations and a charge of $1.75 per day for in-patients. This includes medical
attention, food, room, and linens.
Staffed by graduate nurses and physicians, the Infirmary's accommoda-
tions are completely up to date, providing the student with maximum com-
fort and food appetizingly prepared. In addition to the care of medical and
minor surgical cases the Student Health Department has a well-qualified
psychiatrist on the staff, who is constantly available to the students for
consultation. Other facilities include: a well equipped pharmacy, a physical
therapy section, clinical and X-ray laboratories, and preventative medicine
Questions from Registration
'Til Grade Times Answered in Advance
The Orientation Program outlined in this guide is held at the beginning of
your College career in order to acquaint you with your University so that you
may begin to experience your school's many activities and traditions.
Most of you are attending college for the first time. Students and faculty
of the University of Florida want you to feel at home, and to get started in
the right way.
With the help of a counselor in the office of the Dean of The University
College, your selection of a program of courses, and the assignment of specific
classes for that program will be made. This is one of the major events of
your ORIENTATION WEEK and sometimes appears to be quite confusing-
it does involve moving to several campus buildings, and means writing your
name and address on what appears to be an endless number of cards.
While parts of the registration process may appear bothersome, they are
only incidental to the very important and principal reason for registration-
the review of your record to date and the planning of your educational pro-
gram, with the assistance of especially well qualified faculty members who
serve as counselors.
The registration period, which will be included in your orientation schedule,
starts with your group meeting at Floyd Hall, where you receive the registra-
tion forms which have been prepared for you. After receiving your envelope
there, you then go to the University College office, Room 204 of the Adminis-
tration Building, for the selection and approval of a program for your first
semester at the University.
The massive Florida Gymnasium, where registration for classes takes place,
and also the headquarters for several Orientation assemblies.
Lines were everywhere as the Class of '57 busily registered for "C" Courses.
After leaving the Dean's Office, you go to the Gymnasium, where the
scheduling of the courses that have been approved by your counselor will be
assigned to you. A chest x-ray will be made, and you will wind up the regis-
tration process with the payment of your registration fee. The total time for
registration will vary from one to three hours. After this first registration,
however, the one for next semester will be much less confusing, for you will
know where to go, and how to do everything.
Registration will be much easier if you read and follow the directions
printed on the registration envelope, and be sure you know the course section
to which you have been assigned, for there may be as many as five sections
meeting at the same hour. So you can see that it is not enough to remember
that you have English at 9:40 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is your
responsibility to attend the section to which you have been assigned, regularly.
Once you have registered for a course, it is your responsibility to attend
classes regularly. The University has no cutting system unless the individual
instructor will allow a maximum number of absences.
The individual instructor may drop a student for absences, or failure to do
satisfactory class work. With all fairness to the student, a warning letter is
sent before being dropped from the course. If the student persists in absences,
or failure to do satisfactory class work, he will then be dropped, with a failing
grade. If dropped from more than one course, his case will be brought before
the faculty who may rule that he be dropped from the University and his
record marked "Suspended for Non-Attendance", or "Suspended for Unsatis-
factory Work" as the case may be.
Any student who drops below the 12-hour minimum of courses, will be
automatically dropped from school.
STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS
Upon payment of your registration fee, you will receive an identification
card, which will entitle you to library and many other privileges. It is ad-
advisable to have this card ready for presentation at all times, as student
elections, check-cashing, University sponsored programs, and many other
situations will be easier when you do so.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Any change of address should be reported immediately to the Registrar's
Office, in order to keep their records, as well as yours up to date.
If it is necessary after registration to make changes in your schedule it
must be done at the Registrar's Office, after approval by the University
College Office, and within the time stipulated in the University Calendar,
which is printed in the front of the catalogue.
If you drop a course after this time limit, however, you will get a failing
grade in the course.
The students at the University of Florida are graded on two systems-the
honor point system, and the letter grade system. Grading in individual courses
is done on the letter system, and grading of all work per semester results
in the honor point average.
The letter point system is simple, and probably is the system which you
have been accustomed to throughout high school. Students achievement in
each course for which he registers is indicated by one of these grades: A,
excellent; B, good; C, average; D, fair; E, failing; and I, incomplete.
At the end of each semester, you will have the letter grades for all the
courses which you have taken during the semester, and each letter grade will
be assigned a point value. Points are devised as means of insuring a reason-
able level of accomplishment, and are calculated in the following manner:
A, four points; B, three points; C, two points; and D, one point. A failed
course does not warrant credit, nor does an incomplete until such time that
the incomplete is made up and a grade is received.
After determining how much each of your letter grades is worth on the point
scale of values, you take that value in any given course and multiply it by
the number of credit hours the course carries. You do this for each of the
courses you have taken during the semester, add them together, divide it by
the total number of credit hours which you took during the semester, and
you have your point average. Exclude courses and hours carrying no credit,
such as required Physical Education, etc.
To interpret your point average is really quite simple. The mystical 4.0,
the highest you can make, means that all your grades were A's. From here
the system is graded down thus; 3.5, half A and half B grades, 3.0, B average;
2.5, half B's and half C's, and so on down the grade scale.
An entering student gets a little advice during registration
from one of the Counselors.
is provided each
student by the
Staff prior to actual
Veterans and the G. I. Bill
Whenever you are confronted with a problem concerning your rights and
privileges under the G.I. Bills, consult the Veteran's Advisor, who may be
contacted in the Office of the Dean of Men. He will be able to inform you
of any changes in laws or regulations affecting veterans. If you have a prob-
lem involving your records as a veteran, consult the Veteran's Records Office
in Room 33 Administration Building.
In cooperation with the U. S. Veterans Administration, the University pro-
vides testing and counseling for those veteran students who desire it. Every
student enrolled under the provisions of P.L. 346 may receive this service on
request. The service assists in helping you to choose a training objective. It
is located in 1004 Seagle Building.
With the enactment of the so-called "Korean" G.I. Bill of Rights, P.L. 550,
veteran students are once again enrolling at the University. This ends a lapse
of over a year since the World War II G.I. Bill of Rights expired, during
which time no veteran students enrolled under the provisions of the G.I. Bill.
If you plan to enroll under the provisions of the Korean Bill, you should
clear all the details and paper work with the Veterans Administration in
advance of registration and Orientation, and obtain the necessary documents
for admission to the University under the Bill. Further specific information
can be obtained upon written request from your nearest Veterans Adminis-
tration Branch office.
It is urged that you proceed to secure the necessary documents if you have
not done so, for the Veterans Administration Branch offices are very busy
and require some time to process their requests.
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU REPORT TO THE UNIVERSITY TO GET
YOUR VETERAN'S ADMINISTRATION PAPERS, AS THIS WILL RESULT
IN A DELAY IN YOUR SUBSISTENCE PAYMENTS. VETERAN STU-
DENTS PRESENTING THEIR PROPER CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY
AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MEET
THEIR EXPENSES FOR A MINIMUM OF SIX WEEKS.
Help When Needed ..
Florida Center of Clinical Services
This program consists of a number of clinics whose primary function is to
serve University students. Other objectives of the Center are to assist in the
training of teachers and specialists to work with those who have problems
and handicaps; to establish basic research in respect to causes, treatment, and
care of handicapping conditions; and to cooperate with public and private
agencies in extending the services to citizens of the state insofar as staff
time can be made available.
For an appointment with any of the clinics you should contact the office
of the Coordinator, Darrel J. Mase, Room 339, Administration Building. Where
the service of only one clinic is required, appointments may be made with the
head of the respective clinic from which assistance is desired.
SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC
The Florida Center of Clinical Services of the University of Florida has a
Speech and Hearing Clinic which offers its services to all students who have
an impairment that may affect their academic or social life. In order that
the student may be made aware of this service when needed, a survey is con-
ducted during the Orientation period for all freshmen and transfer students.
A relatively simple test is administered in order that those students may be
discovered who have speech or hearing inadequacies which may prove a handi-
cap during their college career or in later life.
Following the survey, individuals with speech or hearing impairments are
invited to avail themselves of the clinical facilities where they will find avail-
able corrective speech instructions, audiometric tests for loss of hearing, and
individual counseling for the conservation of speech and hearing. The student
has an opportunity to use recording devices during practice periods under the
supervision of a staff of expert clinicians. The interest in the student's im-
provement is not limited to the clinical practice period, but is projected into
his classrooms by means of conferences with his instructors. All of this is
made available to the student without charge.
The Speech and Hearing Clinic operates in close conjunction with the Speech
Department, and its work is coordinated with other student services. The
Clinic facilities are housed on the top floor of the Administration Building.
Intricate machinery is utilized in your Speech and Hearing Tests. This
clinician is running a hearing test on a new student.
Entering students gather
in the marble halls of the
"Ad" Building. Speech
and Hearing Tests are
conducted in this building.
The Psychological Clinic is designed to aid you in planning vocational ob-
jectives consistent with your capacity, interest, and temperament. This unit
can also help you if you find your work hampered by worries, adjustment dif-
ficulties, and other troublesome conditions. The head of this clinic, Dr. Justin
E. Harlow, is in Room 312, Administration Building.
READING LABORATORY AND CLINIC
To plan a program of study and training to increase your reading skills,
you may receive assistance from the Reading Laboratory and Clinic. Your
reading improvement program will be scheduled according to your needs, your
time available, and the amount of training necessary for permanent improve-
ment of reading skills. Dr. George Spache, the head of this unit, is in Room
310, Anderson Hall.
ADAPTED AND CORRECTIVE EXERCISES
If you have any physical deviations which necessitate individual consider-
ation in developing a sports program that is within the limits of your physical
capacity, a program of Adapted and Corrective Exercises is available. Prof.
T. M. Scott, the head of this unit, is Room 134, Florida Gymnasium.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY CLINIC
The head of the Marriage and Family Clinic, Dr. W. W. Ehrmann, is
located in Room 304, Peabody Hall. This unit will assist you with marital,
pre-marital, and family adjustment needs. The personnel of the clinic will
be available to give you assistance in gaining insights into problems, and in
supplying general guidance and information relative to marriage and the home.
The Beginning of Your Permanent Records
During Orientation Week you will fill out your Personnel Record Form,
which then becomes a part of your permanent record at the University.
Your social and scholastic activities are kept on permanent file in this
manner. These records are considered confidential and are used only by
authorized persons. You should keep your record up to date by dropping by
the office, Room 124, Administration Building.
This record is also used to help counselors in advising you while here at
Florida. After graduation, the placement service may refer to it for back-
ground information and descriptions of your student activities and for your
Special Information Just for You ...
The Activities Forum is designed to acquaint the new student with several
departments and divisions of the University which he will come in contact with
during the coming years. Included in the program are the Division of Alumni
Affairs and the Alumni Association, the Division of Music, and the Intramural
Department. Also on this program are representatives of Health Service and
Religion; articles describing their particular activities are found elsewhere in
ALUMNI AFFAIRS: Leland W. Hiatt, Director of the Division of Alumni
Affairs, will explain the work of his office and the work of the Alumni Asso-
ciation in general. All of you will some day be graduates of the University,
and thus the concern of the Alumni Division.
THE DIVISION OF MUSIC is represented by Director A. A. Beecher. At
this time, he will explain the workings and opportunities of the Division and
of its organizations for those of you interested in music. There are bands,
orchestras, singing groups, solo opportunities, classes, and many other musical
affairs, directed or sponsored by the Division of Music.
INTRAMURAL PROGRAM: The College of Physical Education and Health,
and in particular, the University's Intramural Sports program, will be dis-
cussed at this Forum. Spurgeon Cherry, Head of the Department of Intra-
mural Athletics and Recreation, will be on hand to talk on the program as
it affects you, whether you are shooting for the varsity squad or just desire
to play a little basketball or tennis in the afternoons.
We are happy to welcome students from other countries to the campus of
the University of Florida. The campus is a friendly place, and you will find
that people here are especially interested in you, eager to help you in any
possible way and they want to learn about your country.
There are many things about the United States and the University which
will be important for you to learn.
You are invited to make use of the facilities which are established by the
University in this orientation process. In addition to the usual orientation
services, the Advisor to Foreign Students, Dr. Ivan Putman, is available to
answer your questions and help you solve any problems that may arise. He
has had wide experience in working with students from abroad, and you will
want to consult him not only during Orientation Week, but throughout your
stay at the University. His office is Room 124, Administration Building.
One of the facilities of
the College of
Allied Arts is this
machine for gauging
sunlight flow into
One of the several religious houses located opposite the campus. These serve
as headquarters during the student's leisure hours.
Religious Activities at Florida
You will receive information during Orientation Week about religion, an
important phase of campus life. The University of Florida through the De-
partment of Religion operates an academic program which gives the student
an opportunity to become better informed concerning religion in its relation
to human life and conduct, and which deepens an appreciation of the Judeo-
Christian tradition and an understanding of other religions of the world.
The Student Religious Association, in conjunction with the Secretary of
Religious Affairs, a member of the Student Body President's Cabinet, is an
organization which has the following objectives: 1) to stimulate and extend
the work of religion at the University; 2) to foster interdenominational and
interfaith cooperation wherever necessary, desirable, and possible; and 3) to
serve as a correlating agency to promote projects within the sphere of com-
mon religious interests on the University campus. All members of the student
body are considered to be members of the SRA. Program activities are
planned and operated by committees of students. These activities include the
sponsorship of Religion-In-Life Week, lectures, discussion groups, social activi-
ties, social service, and special religious occasions.
A number of church groups maintain student religious centers on or ad-
jacent to the campus: Baptist Student Union, Canterbury House (Episcopal),
Christian Science Organization, Crane Hall (Catholic), Hillel Foundation
(Hebrew), Lutheran Student Association, Society of Friends (Quakers), Uni-
tarian Fellowship, Wesley Foundation (Methodist), and Westminster Fellow-
ship (Presbyterian). In a sense, every church in Gainesville is a "student
church" and seeks to serve the University. Cordial invitations are extended
to all students to attend worship and communion services, vespers, receptions,
open houses, suppers, and other programs throughout the year. The Student
Pastors and the staff of the Department of Religion, which is located in Rooms
205-7 of the Florida Union are constantly available for consultations.
One night during Orientation Week, each student will have the opportunity
to spend the evening at the Student Religious Center of his choice. Each
group will offer a program of social activities, recreation, information, and
The ROTC and You ...
The Military Forum will be of vital interest to every male student that
enters the University. At this Forum, you will learn about the Reserve
Officers Training Corps at the University of Florida.
At this time, the Professors of Military Science and Tactics and of Air
Science and Tactics will be present to outline the military courses offered,
the opportunity offered to enroll in the advanced course, and the possibility
of securing a commission in the Reserve Officers Corps, Army or Air Force.
In the case of distinguished military students, an opportunity may be pro-
vided for application for commission in the regular Army or Air Force.
The University of Florida, a land grant college, requires a minimum of two
years basic military training of all students as prerequisite for graduation.
There are certain exceptions to this requirement. Male students with a re-
quired minimum period of service in the armed service, those who have phy-
sical disabilities, those who have received corresponding training in other
ROTC units, and certain others, are exempt from military programs at the
University. The Registrar has sole authority to determine those exempt
from required ROTC.
The Army and the Air Force Basic Courses include four semesters (2 school
years) of instruction. You may express your choice between training in the
Army ROTC and the Air Force ROTC at the time of admittance; the Military
Departments will try to enroll you in the service of your choice. This cannot
always be done.
Students are issued uniforms and text books by the University and are held
financially responsible for the care of such property and for its prompt return
at the end of the school year.
Perhaps the biggest question in your mind is whether enrollment in ROTC
defers you from the draft. The answer is NO. However, a substantial per-
centage of the freshmen enrolled in ROTC are deferred from Selective Service
before the end of their freshman year. Selection for deferment is based upon
evidence of qualities of leadership and achievement in military and academic
subjects. If a student qualifies for deferment, he signs a deferment agree-
ment with the ROTC and his draft board classifies him ID (military ROTC
deferment). The deferment is maintained for two years of basic military
unless otherwise withdrawn by the ROTC Department or the University for
failure to meet the required standards.
The courses include four semesters (2 school years) of instruction at the
University, plus a six-weeks summer camp at a military installation.
ROTC cadets receiving
instruction before engaging
in "dry run" firing
Outstanding Army ROTC
students are tapped for
Scabbard and Blade at
Military Ball in the spring.
Each student applicant for the Advanced Course must have completed the
Basic Course or have had previous military training acceptable as a substitute
thereof. Students may apply for the Service (Army or Air Force) in which
they were enrolled during the four semesters of the Basic Course. Final
selection of students from the list of applicants is made by the President of
the University and the PMS&T and the PAS&T.
Students are issued regulation officer-type uniforms and text books. Each
student receives from the Government a daily monetary subsistence allowance,
presently totaling about $27.00 per month. This allowance is paid monthly
in the Army ROTC and quarterly in the Air Force ROTC during the period
of enrollment in the Advanced Course. Students are paid for travel to and
from the six-weeks summer camp; while at camp they are provided quarters,
rations, and uniforms and are paid at the rate of $78.00 per month.
If your conduct and academic and military achievements are good, you are
almost certain to be selected for the Advanced Course and thus be permitted
to finish four years of college. In past years, approximately 60% of the
applicants for the Advanced Course have been found to be qualified.
The student must sign a deferment agreement which obligates him to serve
on active duty for not less than two years after attainment of his commission,
subject to the call of the Secretary of the Army or the Secretary of the
Status of Students Who Have Had Military Training at Other Schools
Students transferring from other universities with Senior ROTC units are
allowed college credit for Military or Air Science completed at such institu-
tions. The eligibility for admission of such students to Military and Air
Science courses at the University of Florida is determined by the PMS&T
and the PAS&T, as appropriate. Students who have completed some military
training in schools having Junior ROTC may be allowed to enter that semester
of Military Science for which their previous training has qualified them, in
accordance with regulations and as determined by the PMS&T. In such cases
no college credit can be given for this Military or Air Science training under
the University Regulation which does not permit the allowance of college
credit for any work completed in a secondary school.
In addition to the academic phase of military life, the ROTC Departments
offer a well rounded program for military students. The Advanced Officers
Club offers several social activities which are highlighted by the Military Ball,
an all campus social weekend open to all students.
Both units have an honorary drill society open only to Basic Course stu-
dents-Pershing Rifles in Army, and the Billy Mitchell Drill Squadron in
the Air Force. Both are national organizations.
No matter what your problem may be, Dean of Men R. C. Beaty will be glad
to assist you.
The Dean of Men Will Extend
A Cordial Welcome
The purpose of this forum is to discuss the relationship of the Dean of
Men's office to the total life of men students on the campus. During this
forum students will be given a chance to ask questions about the matters dis-
cussed. For the most part, the forum will concern itself with student govern-
ment, social fraternities, loans, scholarships, employment, student organiza-
tions, counseling, and other matters about which students should be informed
when they enter the University.
Associated with the Dean of Men's office are the two Assistant Deans, the
Director of the Records Room, the Director of Housing, and the Resident
Advisers in the various men's residence halls.
The Dean of Men's office serves as a clearing house for all extra-curricular
and non-classroom activities for men.
The Dean of Men and his staff act in an advisory capacity to student gov-
ernment organizations, including the President of the Student Body, the Presi-
dent's Cabinet, the Executive Council, the Men's Council, the Student Honor
Court; also advises with Florida Blue Key, Alpha Phi Omega, and Phi Eta
Sigma in their program of activities. It is through Phi Eta Sigma, the fresh-
man honorary scholastic fraternity, that good scholarship is encouraged, and
an attempt is made to work with the officers of Phi Eta Sigma in working
out projects to assist those men in the freshmen class who need some help
in developing study habits.
The Dean of Men also acts in a liaison capacity with parents and friends
on the outside who are interested in the welfare of students here on the campus.
Students are encouraged to make their wants known and to keep the Dean
of Men's office informed as to their address and how they can be reached in
cases of emergency.
Coeds Will Meet the Dean of Women
Strictly for you, the incoming coed, will be the forum devoted to a talk by
Dr. Marna V. Brady, the University of Florida's Dean of Women.
Since the offices of the Dean of Women and Dean of Men work in close
cooperation on student affairs, you will also have the opportunity to meet
Dean R. C. Beaty, Dean of Men, who will also speak to you at this time. Miss
Evelyn Sellers, the Assistant Dean of Women, will be on hand to help answer
questions you may have, particularly those related to Panhellenic affairs.
The office of the Dean of Women is one of the most helpful offices on
campus, and it is urged that you feel its service is accessible at all times.
It is a major center for the counseling of women students and handles all
kinds of problems from little ones to big ones. (By the way, if you go early
the little ones may stay little or disappear completely instead of growing
like Topsy.) Drop in and meet one of your friends in Room 152 of the Ad-
ministration Building sometime during your first semester.
Dean Brady is interested in and vitally concerned with all facets that com-
pose the kaleidoscope of your life here at the University, curricular, extra-
curricular, or personal. If you have good ideas for improving any part of
the University life, discuss them with her. You will find an interested re-
ceptive listener, and someone who may be able to help you carry them out.
Associated with Dean Brady is Evelyn Sellers, Assistant Dean of Women,
who is Adviser to Panhellenic and counselor for off-campus students. Both
Dean Brady and Dean Sellers work in close cooperation with the Head and
Associate Residents in your halls. (Another tip! The staff in charge of
your halls are called by the above titles, not Housemothers. They are trained
people with Masters' degrees or the equivalent, and are there to help you.
Housemothers are in the sorority houses, not the halls.)
The Women Students' Association, through the Hall Councils, composes,
revises, and enforces the regulations. Since both groups are elected by you
and your upper-class fellow women students, you decide the regulations you
abide by and enforce them yourselves. Take your part in these affairs as a
good citizen. Offer constructive criticisms, not gripes about which you do
nothing. Remember, too, the Honor Code pertains to your dormitory life as
well as to academic or extra-curricular life and take your share of responsi-
bility for carrying it out yourself and seeing that your weaker sisters do so.
The University of Florida is proud of its coeducational element and the way
they have shared campus responsibilities and honors.
Dean of Women, Marna V. Brady, addresses the women of the Class of '57.
A group of entering students on a tour of the Honor Court Chamber pause
to hear a few words about our cherished tradition,
Florida's Most Cherished Tradition
The Honor System
Many times during your first days and weeks as a student at the University
of Florida, you will hear that the Honor System is the keynote of student
life and the real basis for Student Government; in time you will gain a per-
sonal realization of the meaning of that statement.
The Honor System is an old and illustrious part of the University, and
more than deserves its reputation as Florida's Most Cherished Tradition. It
has set the tone for a student-faculty relationship typified by a feeling of
responsibility and mutual trust probably otherwise unattainable, and has
created the respect of one student for another which every Florida Man and
During Orientation Week, you will spend an hour with the members of the
Honor Court who will begin an explanation of the Honor System. That ex-
planation will not, however, seem complete until you have been a Florida
Student for more than a matter of days, since one's appreciation of a WAY
OF LIFE (and our Honor System is nothing less) is not fully realized until
he has become an actual and vital part of it.
You will learn that the Honor Code, which is the basic instrument of the
Honor System, assumes an inherent sense of honor and responsibility in all
Florida Students; prohibits cheating, stealing, and knowingly obtaining money
or credit for worthless checks; and imposes upon each student the responsi-
bility for enforcement of the Honor Code. It constitutes a STUDENT-CON-
CEIVED standard of morality and conduct to which every Florida Man and
Woman subscribes by entering the University of Florida. It is a "gentlemen's
agreement" among students and between students and faculty whereby the
students pledge (to their professors and to each other) their honor in return
for the unique trust placed in each one of them by the faculty and by their
fellow students; that pledge creates not only the obligation of individual hon-
esty, but imports as well to every one direct responsibility for the conduct
of the group.
In meeting with the Honor Court, you will find that that group, which is
composed of fifteen students who are elected by the Student Body, has a
number of responsibilities. One of the more important is that of constantly
endeavoring to promote the Honor System-through orientation of new stu-
dents and faculty members, meetings with various groups for discussion of
the Honor System, and other continuing efforts to impress upon each Florida
Student the tremendous personal importance to him of fulfilling his obli-
gations under the Honor Code.
Another and no less important responsibility of the Honor Court is the
trial and penalizing of violators of the Honor Code. The jurisdiction of that
body is simple, yet precise: Those students who ignore their pledge of honor,
and cheat or steal or pass bad checks, are brought before the Student Court
for a fair trial and if found guilty are penalized, occasionally to the extent
of expulsion from the University. Practically speaking the Honor Court serves
thereby to vindicate the group promise made by the entire Student Body in
any case of a breach of that promise.
Your time with the Honor Court during Orientation Week will be well spent.
You are urged to take this opportunity of becoming acquainted with the part
of your student Government with which you as a Florida Man or Woman will
inescapably be concerned throughout your stay at the University.
Your Student Government
Student Government at the University of Florida is modeled after that of
the United States in many phases. It is a cooperative organization based on
confidence between the Student Body and Administration. Much authority has
been granted Student Government in the regulation and conduct of student
affairs, including many extracurricular activities and the administration of
the Honor System.
To introduce incoming students to this division of the University, a Student
Government Forum is planned as part of the orientation program. In small
groups the new students will assemble in the Executive Council room, where
they will meet the President of the Student Body. He will then introduce the
Vice-President, the Secretary-treasurer, and Chancellor of the Honor Court,
who will administer the Student Body Oath to the group. A film on Student
Government will be shown, and a short question and answer period will follow.
Student Government is vitally the concern of the student. Each student,
after paying his activity fee, becomes a member of the University of Florida
The campus is covered with a snowfall of posters during the Spring Elections.
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This gigantic drum is the
pride of the famous Gator
Band, which has many
places for entering
Student Body and is entitled to vote in elections. Each year the Student Body
elects a President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Council,
Honor Court, Lyceum Council, Athletic Council, an Editor and Business Man-
ager of the major student publications (except the Alligator), and student
members of the Board of Student Publications.
Campus elections are very similar to national ones. Campaigning, platform
making, campaign circulars, speeches, rallies, stunts, caucuses, and conventions
go into a Florida election. Three elections are held each year-the fall election
for class officers, the summer election for summer school posts, and the big
spring election, when all Student Government posts for the following year
Powers of Student Government, like Federal Government, are divided into
three branches: the legislative, embodied in the Executive Council; judicial,
embodied in the Honor Court with penal and civil jurisdiction of all judicial
matters; and executive, embodied in the President and shared with the Vice-
president and Secretary-Treasurer of the Student Body.
Student Government enacts and enforces suitable laws to promote the
maintenance and improvement of student body facilities and to foster the
welfare of the Student Body. Typical of the services provided through Student
Government is the Student Book Exchange, which buys and sells books for
students, saving them a considerable amount of money in their textbook
The Women's Student Association is a subsidiary of the Student Body.
Every woman student upon registration becomes a member of WSA. Annual
election of WSA officers and class representatives is held each spring follow-
ing the general election.
The spacious University Pool (above) is open to students daily, while University
operated Camp Wauburg (below) provides outdoor relaxation and enjoyment.
The Florida Union Serves You...
The University recognizes that an important part of a college student's
life is extra-curricular activities and therefore does everything possible to
encourage them. The Florida Union and Activities Open House is one of the
activities used by the Orientation Committee to acquaint students with campus
This program will give new students a chance to question representatives
of the various organizations on campus about functions, purposes, and organi-
zation of these groups. Display tables will be set up throughout the Florida
Union where these representatives will be on hand to answer any questions
pertaining to their activities. In addition to the displays, the Florida Union
will have a program which will include many activities such as dancing, group
singing, ping pong, refreshments, billiards, and craftwork. The Open House
is sponsored by the Florida Union and the Office of the Advisor to Student
The Florida Union-the students' own building-is largely maintained by
your student fees. Its policies and programs are determined by a board com-
posed of eight students and six faculty members. Within this building you
will find a large variety of facilities, programs, and activities especially
planned to take care of your leisure time. Students by the hundreds pour
in and out of the Union each day-some stay only a few moments, while
others with offices in the building, remain many hours at a time.
Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., the Union offers a wide variety
of services, facilities, and social programs to fit the needs and wishes of you,
the Florida student.
An imaginary tour of the building will give you an idea of the activities
that call Florida Union their headquarters.
On the first floor, to the right of the main entrance, is the information desk,
where student personnel are always on duty to answer any questions you
might ask about the University. Here messages for various organizations may
be left, and applications for membership in various social, fraternal and
service groups may be obtained. Behind the information desk is the Western
Union telegraph sub-station. To the left of the entrance is beautiful Bryan
Lounge, the main lounge of the Union furnished with comfortable chairs and
sofas for relaxing between classes and the evenings. A piano and radio are
Your Florida Union, center of student extracurricular activities.
Students learn about the Florida Union Social Board's offerings during the
available for your enjoyment. Here on Wednesday afternoons the weekly
coffee hour, sponsored by the Social Board, is held with free refreshments
provided for students. Beyond Bryan Lounge is the Social Room which is
used for many gatherings-conferences, meetings, dancing classes, forums,
and others. Also on the first floor are the offices of Florida Union and the
The basement contains the offices of the chief student publications. In the
south end of the basement is the popular Game Room, where students gather
to play billiards on the regulation-size tables available for student use. Pro-
fessional billiard players visiting the University often give trick-shot shows
here. Club Rendezvous, the campus night club, is found at the other end of
the Union basement. Open daily for cardplaying and dancing lessons. Rendez-
vous features Saturday night dancing and entertainment to the music of
campus combos. Floor shows are presented an refreshments are available to
make this a gay gathering spot.
On the second floor is the Union Auditorium, where lectures, meetings,
and conferences are held. On Tuesday nights student crowds gather for the
showing of Hollywood movies at a minimum charge. Also on this floor is
the Reading Room, with its collection of current books, magazines, and
newspapers; the Oak Room where banquets and luncheons are held; the
New Lounge, and several meeting rooms available for the use of campus
The third floor contains the Student Government offices, Florida Blue Key
office, and the Student Traffic Court. The all important Honor Court Cham-
bers, and the impressive Executive Council assembly room are also found on
this floor. In the way of leisure and relaxation, the third floor has the music
listening rooms and the Craft Shop, where there is complete equipment for
many handicrafts-wood, metal, and leather enterprises.
Fifteen guest rooms are available for campus visitors on the fourth floor.
The rates are reasonable, and the rooms are especially convenient in accom-
modating conference delegates and visiting parents.
Other services of the Union include: a barber shop, an embossograph
service, a notary public, a watch repair service, the sale of fishing licenses,
and a dark room open to campus camera fans.
An ultra-modern fraternity house nearing completion on Fraternity Row.
Fraternities for Men ...
Forming a large part of social and extracurricular student life at the
University are the 26 national Greek-letter fraternities. These organizations,
which constitute one-fourth of the student body and have a total membership
of well over 2,000, offer many opportunities to participate in all types of
social, athletic, and scholarship functions.
During Orientation there will be a general information meeting of all men
students who are interested in fraternities here at the University of Florida.
The Inter-Fraternity Council, the governing body of all the fraternities on
campus, will present a program to give an idea of the basis of fraternity life.
During this meeting the advantages and responsibilities of fraternity mem-
bership will be discussed. The President of the I.F.C. will also explain rushing
rules that are in force this fall, and the penalties that the fraternity, as well
as the rushee, will suffer for breaking these rules. This forum will be held in
advance of the fraternity rushing program, which starts at 5:00 p.m., Thurs-
day, September 16.
Fraternities have shown their interest in scholarship by requiring freshmen
to meet a standard of scholarship before they are allowed to pledge. A fresh-
man under 21 years is not allowed to pledge unless he has made an average
of at least 45 percentile of the high school placement and ability tests. A
freshman failing to meet this requirement may be allowed to pledge if his
average of the ACE tests given during Orientation Week is 50 percentile.
The I.F.C., composed of one representative from each fraternity, acts as
a sounding board for fraternity problems and opinions. It also sponsors
Spring and Fall Frolics, the two largest weekends of the year.
Each fraternity maintains its own chapter house, and the majority of the
chapters have house mothers who reside in the houses. Fraternity Row,
located in the southwest section of the campus, now has three houses under
construction, and other fraternities have purchased lots and plan to begin
construction in the near future.
The national fraternities having chapters at the University of Florida are:
Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Chi
Phi, Delta Chi, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma,
Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi
Sigma Kappa, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Pi Lambda Phi, Sigma Alpha
Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Epsilon Phi, Tau
Kappa Epsilon, Theta Chi, and Zeta Beta Tau.
Sororities for Women ..
The Sorority Information Forum, sponsored by the Panhellenic. Council, is
for all women students interested in sororities at the University of Florida.
At this time, the President of Panhellenic Council will explain the purposes
and functions of the Greek-letter sororities, and will introduce you to the
presidents of all sororities having chapters on this campus.
You will be given the opportunity to learn the whys and wherefors of
sorority life, and to participate in an open discussion during which you may
raise any question.
Another part of the program will be the instructions for rush registration
and rushing which follows soon after the opening of the school year.
The financial and practical aspects will be brought out concerning those
who join sororities, as well as the opportunities offered, and the expenses
involved in living in a sorority house. Other expenses incurred through fees,
assessments, etc., will be reviewed, as well as the social obligations of a
Panhellenic cooperates with the Women Students' Association in working
on campus drives. The Council has adopted Roma, a Polish war orphan, whom
it supports with funds obtained from the annual Panhellenic Sing. A winter
project is a Christmas party for underprivileged children. The Council spon-
sors Panhellenic Weekend when high school seniors are invited to visit the
University to examine campus facilities and sorority life. An Inter-sorority
Bridge Tournament, sponsored by the Florida Union Social Board, is also
held each spring.
One of the primary aims of Panhellenic is to promote and practice good
scholarship. Working in close connection with the Council is the Gainesville
Panhellenic, which furthers this aim by awarding scholarship trophies to the
sorority and the individual with the highest scholarship averages.
Each sorority participates in the intramural games sponsored by the
Women's Recreation Association. Aside from the battle for trophies, this
competition fosters good sportsmanship and promotes friendships among the
Many sorority women live in the chapter houses maintained by their
groups. Seven sorority houses are either completed or under construction
on Sorority Row.
National Panhellenic groups having local chapters on the University of
Florida campus are: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Phi,
Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Delta,
Phi Mu, Sigma Kappa, and Zeta Tau Alpha.
Sororli/es and fraternities compete to present skits before 40,000 at Gator Growl,
held Friday night of each Homecoming.
A giant Pep Rally
and Talent Night
will be a memorable
feature of your
S Orientation Week.
Pep Rally and Talent Night
Your first Friday evening at the University of Florida will feature the an-
nual campus wide Pep Rally followed by a dance and Talent Night. It is a
"must" for every student. This is your introduction to college social life;
an event you can't afford to miss. It goes without saying that football fever
is not restricted to freshmen and transfers alone, thus you may find yourself
rubbing elbows with seniors, and learning cheers and songs from those around
The huge Student Body Rally is first on the schedule at 8:00 P.M. in the
Florida Gymnasium. Here is your opportunity to see and hear the Fightin'
Gator Band, the Cheerleaders, and the Gator Pep Club in action. The cheer-
leaders will introduce you to the various Florida cheers and songs and go
through them a few times so that you will be able to join in yelling them at
the first football game of the season. This enjoyable and enlightening pro-
gram is one of the fastest moving hours of the entire Orientation Week.
Immediately after the rally, the third annual Talent Night and Dance will
be held in the Gym. Students interested should write Mr. A. A. Beecher,
Director, Music Division, University of Florida (before Orientation Week)
of their intention to participate. Describe your act so that it can be scheduled
and arrangements made for preview.
Orientation Records and Tour
This activity is for the purpose of filling out certain records for the Orien-
tation office. Also at this time there will be a very short tour of the campus.
The area over which you will be conducted is of immediate importance to
all entering students.
Your group counselor will act as guide. His primary purpose will be to
show you the buildings in which you will have classes. Many frantic moments
will be avoided when classes begin, for you will know exactly where to find
your classes. The campus is a huge place, and this tour helps avoid that
"lost" feeling of being engulfed in a strange new atmosphere.
Ask your group counselors any questions you have, as he is anxious to
It is very important that you attend this activity so that the Orientation
Committee can complete its records.
As an aid to answering the many questions and problems that might con-
front you during Orientation Week, information booths are provided by the
Orientation Committee. These booths will be manned for your service by
qualified Orientation Committee members. They are to be open from 8:30
A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday of Orientation Week.
You will be able to locate the information booths at two points on campus.
The first will be in the center of the Plaza of the Americas, and the second
will be found across the street from the main entrance to the Florida Union.
They will be easily identified by large "Information" signs attached to them.
The student personnel at these booths have been carefully selected, and
possess a mass of campus knowledge. They will serve as your source for in-
formation which you may need in the absence of your group counselor. If
they are unable to give you complete satisfaction, the student assistant help-
ing you will have access by telephone from the booth to the Orientation of-
fices, where an Orientation Staff member will give you the desired informa-
Please do not hesitate to call upon these students for any assistance which
you may need.
Your Hello Tag . .
This tag will help you to meet other new students, Group Counselors, and
Orientation Week personnel.
The tags for the new students are orange-those for Group Counselors,
student orientation assistants, and administrative and staff persons will be
Don't hesitate to lean over and stare at a fellow student's tag-that's what
it's there for. Call him by name-he may be the fellow sitting next to you
in class some day. You will receive your name tag when you are placed in
a group-WEAR IT ALL WEEK, AND TO ALL ACTIVITIES!
The student who wishes to devote his energies and talents to more than
scholastic endeavors will find a widely diversified program of extracurricu-
lar activities at Florida covering almost every field of interest. Education
need not be confined to the classroom; in fact, in extracurriculars the student
often has a chance to put much theory learned in the classroom into actual
Student government and politics form one of the fields holding the most
interest for the student body. Florida has long been known as a training
ground for many present-day politicians and statesmen. Former presidents
of the student body include U. S. Senator George Smathers, ex-Governor
Fuller Warren, and Representative Charles Bennett; the late Governor Dan
McCarty and Representative Billy Matthews were vice presidents.
Publications is another prominent field at Florida. Headquarters for the
major student publications is the Florida Union basement, which houses the
offices of the "Florida Alligator", newspaper; "Seminole", yearbook; "Orange
Peel", variety magazine; and "F Book", handbook. Higher positions on these
publications are appointed or elected, but no experience is necessary for be-
ginning work. Additional publications are published by various colleges and
organizations, and the first edition of the "Peninsula", literary magazine, was
issued last spring.
If a student's talents lie in dramatics, he'll find his field in the activities
of Florida Players. Membership in Players is based on a point system, but
actual membership is not a requirement to participation in productions pre-
sented by the Players. In addition to the major shows, experimental plays
and the laboratory theatre program provide students with experience in dra-
matic work. Members of Florida Players also venture into the fields of radio
The Lyceum Council, which brings well known individual and group per-
formers to the campus throughout the year, is another group for those inter-
ested in entertainment. Five members are elected to the Council in the spring
productions provide training in theatre as well as
entertainment for the campus.
The gala Homecoming celebration is sponsored annually by Florida Blue Key,
men's honorary leadership fraternity and Florida's highest honor.
elections, but there are many opportunities to gain experience in this field by
working as an associate member. Yma Sumac, the Boston Pops Orchestra,
and Spike Jones are examples of the outstanding performers the Lyceum
Council brings to campus.
The Division of Music offers many chances for the musically inclined stu-
dent to develop his talents. Musical organizations include the Choral Union,
Men's Glee Club, Women's Glee Club, University Symphony, and Gator Band.
These groups give many concerts throughout the year for the entertainment
of the student body and the community.
For promotion of school spirit, there is the Pep Club, the student organi-
zation which performs the famous Florida card tricks at football games.
Majorette and cheer leading squads are other groups fostering Florida spirit.
Debating is one of the outstanding campus extra-curriculars, for the Uni-
versity Debate Team earns consistent ranking as one of the best in the nation.
Florida debators annually win many group and individual honors in state,
regional, and national forensic tournaments.
For promoting student social life, the Florida Union Social Board sponsors
state outings, bridge tournaments, dancing lessons, coffee hours, movies, Club
Rendezvous, Camp Wauburg, and other activities for recreation and enjoy-
ment. Those interested in helping with these projects may begin by working
as associate members.
Further opportunities are found in the intramural program and the social
programs of the residence halls. Finally, there are some 200 organizations
altogether on campus for your participation, including religious, professional,
vocational, honorary, political, hobby, home town, and social groups.
Through outstanding participation in extra-curriculars the Florida student
may win membership in Florida Blue Key or Trianon, men's and women's
honorary leadership fraternities respectively. These are two of the highest
campus honors. By undertaking special projects, members of these groups
continue promotion of leadership and service.
Each year, as employers continue to look more and more on extra-curricular
activities in college as a means of choosing men and women to fill responsible
positions, the University of Florida keeps pace with this need by offering a
well-rounded program of extra-curriculars.
A balanced program of study and relaxation leads to
the best college life.
Social Life at Florida
All work and no play makes Jack, as well as Jill, a dull person, so the Uni-
versity offers students a wide and varied social life. Recreation and enter-
tainment are continuously provided, so the Florida student never needs to
look forward to a dull day.
To start off the social life of the new students, pajama parades, pep rallies,
and mixer dances are offered as part of the activities during Orientation
A student who joins a fraternity or sorority will find a vast round of ac-
tivities, with planned functions supplementing campus-wide affairs each
The social life of the Greek world includes formal weekends, dances, picnics,
barbecues, costume parties, teas, dinners, and many other forms of enter-
With the fall semester and football practically synonymous at the Univer-
sity, students find themselves in the midst of rallies, parades, dances, and
parties planned by individual social groups.
Homecoming, the biggest football weekend, is held in honor of the Alumni
of the University, with the campus assuming a festive air through the attrac-
tive decorations put up by residence halls, and fraternity and sorority houses.
This weekend is complete with a parade, which features elaborate floats com-
peting for coveted trophies.
The annual Gator Growl, held in connection with Homecoming, is the largest
college variety show in the nation, playing to over 40,000 people at Florida
Field. Skits by fraternities, sororities, and individual acts make up the main
part of the mammoth show which is climaxed by a gigantic fireworks display.
Also featured at homecoming are the Swimcapades, the annual water show;
the John Marshall Bar Association skit; Florida Blue Key Banquet; and the
annual Homecoming dance, besides the various banquets, special programs,
and open houses for the alumni.
The traditional Georgia game is another must for all students. Journeying
to Jacksonville, where the game is played, students find Florida activities
transferred there for the weekend. A motorcade, parade, and rally are usually
held in addition to organization and fraternity parties.
Fall Frolics, the largest social weekend, attracts practically every student.
A name band provides the music for dancing. The weekend features two
dances and an afternoon concert.
Second semester finds much the same functions, minus football, with Spring
Frolics and a name band once again providing the music. Military Ball, spon-
sored by the Advanced Officers Club, brings another well known band to
campus. In addition to the dances, a full dress parade and review is held.
The Annual Ag Fair, sponsored by the College of Agriculture, which fea-
tures exhibits, a dance, and a queen contest; the College of Architecture and
Allied Arts Ball; and the functions of the College of Engineering also add
to the social life of the Florida student in the spring. Many of the other
colleges also hold affairs of this type. Between these social weekends, plays,
lectures, concerts, and many other functions provide plenty of entertainment
continuously throughout the year.
At various times during the year, well known performers, noted lecturers,
and public figures make appearances on campus.
Concerts and special programs are presented by the Gator Band, the Uni-
versity Symphony Orchestra, and the Glee Clubs. Campus sings, with groups
competing for honors, are sponsored by various organizations and round out
the musical program on campus.
Activities planned for you by the Florida Union Social Board include movies
in the Union, weekly coffee hours in Bryan Lounge, frequent outings to near-
by points of interest in the state, and many others.
The campus nightclub, Club Rendezvous, located in the Florida Union Build-
ing, is open weekends for dancing and floor shows.
In addition to the campus facilities, Camp Wauburg, located a few miles
south of the campus, is operated for your enjoyment by Florida Union. Here
you may swim, go boating, and play volley-ball, tennis, or horseshoes. Re-
freshments and bathhouses are available.
Carolyn Stroupe, Miss University of Florida for 1954, is shown with her Court.
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Florida's 1954 Football Gators continue to rise in the nation's "Big-Time
Collegiate" football ranks this year opening the slate against powerful Rice
Institute, the champions of the Southwestern Conference and New Year's Day
winner in the Cotton Bowl. The pace will let up only slightly when the Gators
return from the Houston engagement with the Owls and move into the rough-
est schedule in Florida's gridiron history.
Following the opener with Rice, the Gators will travel to Atlanta to face
Georgia Tech, perennial powers of the Southeastern Conference and 1954
Sugar Bowl Champions.
First home game for Florida will be with Auburn, whose 1953 aggregation
was the "Cinderella" team of the South. The kickoff will see the Gators out
to revenge a 7-16 licking handed them by the Tigers last season.
The Gators will then face, on six successive Saturdays, as rugged a group
of opponents as any of the nation's grid tycoons will meet in 1954. This
will include always-formidable Clemson, who last met Florida two years ago;
pass-conscious Kentucky who dropped the Gators 13-26 last season; and strong
Louisiana State. Florida will return from the road for a Homecoming en-
gagement with Mississippi State October 30th. The Gator gridders tangle
next with Georgia in their classic Gator Bowl meeting, and two weekends
later meet state-rival Miami on Florida Field.
Replacing the veteran linemen will be the greatest problem awaiting Head
Coach Bob Woodruff. "Our backfield will be stronger," mentioned the Ath-
letic Director, "but we'll really have our hands full trying to dig up some
replacements for such fellows as our guards Wright and D'Agostino, Captain
Jack O'Brien, and tackles Hunter and Chapman."
The backs Woodruff is referring to include line-spinning full-backs Mal
Hammack, Joe Brodsky, Tom Langham, and Bill Dearing. Top Gator run-
ning halfbacks will be veteran Bob Davis; alternate Larry Scott; driving Larry
Mclver; speedy John Burgess and Jackie Simpson. Quarterbacking will be
handled by Bobby Lance, Fred Robinson and Dick Allen.
Pride of Florida's athletic achievements is a fine overall record in the Ga-
tors' minor sports program.
gJerry Bilyk will captain
the 1954 Gators.
A run around the end gives the Gators a sizable gain at Florida Field.
Coach Jack Ryan's strong swimming troop captured their second consecu-
tive Southeastern Conference Championship in a meet held at Gainesville
this year. In seasonal competition, the Gator tankers won seven, lost three
and tied one, for a .700 percentage. Diver Jim Borland, the SEC champion,
placed seventh in the N.C.A.A. Championships and was named on the All-
America Swimming team. Ted Robinson, brilliant Gator breaststroker, fin-
ished fourth in the 200-yard event at the N.C.A.A. finals last spring, and
also was named on the All-America squad.
In track, the Gators finished third in the Southeastern Conference Cham-
pionships, at Birmingham. The meet saw six Gators become individual cham-
pions and three were ranked nationally in N.C.A.A. tabulations. Sopho-
more Earl Poucher pole-vaulted himself into national track prominence with
a 14' 714" jump against Auburn. This was the highest clearance in the his-
tory of the South and ranked the St. Petersburg athlete first in the country.
Coach Andy Bracken's Gator golfers whipped through a highly successful
season, winning seven, and losing two and placing third in the SEC. Top
performance of the year was by freshman Jim McCoy who shot an unprece-
dented eight-under-par 244 at The George Washington's Birthday Tournament
at Tallahassee. The Gators won that tournament and went on to win the
Florida Intercollegiate at DeLand.
Top surprise of the 1954 sports year was the unexpectedly strong showing
of Coach Bill Potter's tennis squad. Severely weakened by graduation and
draft losses, a handful of relatively inexperienced youngsters romped to 14
wins against three losses and one tie. Top performers in the record depart-
ment were Bill Hutcherson and Bishop Edwards. Hutcherson won 17 matches,
losing one; and Edwards won 15 against one loss. Florida finished fourth
in the SEC.
The 1954 basketball season saw the rise of a phenomenal freshman center
and the dissolving of five all-time varsity records. Bob Emrich, a slender,
hard working youngster from Ashland, Kentucky, broke Florida's individual
scoring record against Wofford this year with a 34-point scoring spree. The
Gators racked up a total of 100 points that night for another school record.
Highlight of the 1954 baseball season was the selection of Captain Rudy
Simpson as the most valuable player in the SEC and the naming of first
baseman Lou Pesce to the Coaches' All-SEC team.
How to Get Your Student
Football Tickets ...
Football tickets to all games may be obtained through the STUDENT
ACTIVITY BOOK, issued to each student who pays the Student Activity fee,
required by all regular students, including graduate students.
This book is for the personal use of the owner only, and must not be used
by anyone else. Books presented by other than the owner will be confiscated,
and both the owner and the user will be liable to disciplinary action. This
book will not be replaced if lost or stolen.
Reserved seats to football games will be assigned to students on the basis
of first come-first served, and the success of this plan depends on your co-
operation, in accepting the seat that you draw, and sitting there.
For all Gainesville games, reserved seats will be exchanged for student
book tickets at the ticket booth at the Northeast corner of the Stadium at
times and days to be announced in the Florida Alligator, the student news-
paper. Tickets will be divided so that seats from the 50 yard line down to
the goal line will be given out equally each day.
Each student is limited to four tickets. He may acquire these either by
exchanging four student book stubs, three student book stubs and one date
ticket, or two student book stubs and two date tickets.
A student with a non-coed date may buy a date ticket at the same window
and receive two adjacent seats.
The reserved seat ticket alone is not good for admission. It simply tells
you where to sit. Admission will be by both student book and reserve seat
ticket. Non-coed dates must have a date ticket and a reserved seat ticket.
For all Jacksonville games, reserved seats will be given out at the gate as
you enter. For other out of town games, you must exchange your student
ticket. Non-coed dates must have a date ticket and a reserved seat ticket.
After football season is over don't throw away that Student Activity Book.
You will need it for admission to the basketball games that are played during
the first semester.
2,000 students put on the spectacular card tricks that amaze and please spectators
at every home game. Here the section says, "Hi, Stetson, Hi".
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With Coach Bob Woodruff lies the hopes of the entire student
body, alumni, and friends of the University of Florida.
The 1954 Football Schedule
Home Games Florida Field
Auburn.............................................. ...........................O... ctober 2, 2:30 P.M .
Kentucky ...................................................................... October 16, 2:30 P.M.
Mississippi State (HOMECOMING) ...................... October 30, 2:30 P.M.
Miami........................................... .............November 27, 2:00 P.M.
Gator Bowl Jacksonville
Clemson..----.............. ........ ......................October 9, 8:00 P.M.
Georgia-.................. --- ........................ November 6, 2:30 P.M.
Rice, Houston ................................ .......... ............................September 18, 8:00 P.M.
Georgia Tech, Atlanta..........- .............................. ......September 25, 2:30 P.M.
Louisiana State, Baton Rouge ..................................... October 23, 8:00 P.M.
Tennessee, Knoxville......................--.......................November 13, 2:00 P.M.