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Start of the school year in 1923

With the start of the school year upon us, we thought it would be fun to flashback 90 years to the start of the school year in 1923. According to the 1923-1924 California Aggie Freshman Handbook, these are the procedures that you would need to follow to register. How the times have changed!

Registration Procedures for Degree Freshmen (Dairy Industry Building)
August 17th and 18th [1923]

-Secure room before registering, if possible, in order that you may have a college address. Be sure that your college address in the Recorder’s office is correct at all times.

-Go to Room No. 211, Dairy Industry Building.

-Fill out registration sheet.

-Fill out activities blank.

-Fill out residence blank.

-Secure your credentials slip. If person in charge does not have this slip report to Mr. Tavernetti in Room No. 204.

-Go to Room No. 212 for registration in courses and approval of study-card by Professor E. H. Hughes.

-Go to Infirmary for physical examination and secure signature of Dr. W.E. Bates on your study card.

-Return to Dairy Industry Building – Room No. 203 – pay fees and buy a Student Body card.

-Go to Room No. 204, Recorder’s Office, and file your study card.

-Take examination in Subject “A” – Saturday, August 18th, at 2:00 p.m. in Room No. 202, Class Room Building.

-Freshmen “Mixer” Saturday Night, Grammar School Auditorium.

-Join in “Freshmen Jaunt” over the Farm, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Sunday, August 19th. It is a trip of explanation by Seniors and Faculty of facts about the Farm and Divisional activities. Start from the lawn in front of Class Room Building

-Attend first class indicated on your card Tuesday morning, August 21st.

-Attend assembly of all students, Wednesday August 22nd, at 11 o’clock, in Auditorium of Class Room Building.




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