First Year students arrive on campus and from day-one leap into classes and studies. The first day of term is the first day of classes with no padding or delay jumping right into work. The assignment of desks, classrooms, instructors are locked in over the summer at the same time as enrollment is processed– and with 1000+ entering students, there is barely a desk to spare! Students and schedules are matched before the first class day. Thus new students are spared the familiar tradition of standing in long lines carrying various permission slips while seeking computer punch card registration tickets.
True, some students express shock and surprise over their 8:10 class or the prescribed lab assignment- quick seeking transfers and adjustments after the first speed-date class meeting- there are still rather more options for the disappointed today than, say, for new students entering and wrestling with assigned schedules and the more limited one-size-fits-all university curriculum from past years.
Here we have the model First Year schedules required in each of the colleges for 1967 [click and enlarge, above left]. Also, for the sake of context: the 1967-68 Campus Map, with slightly more generous parking options. And, as further proof how times have changed, the cheerful advisory concerning Campus Social Life as found in the 1967 Bulletin.