Freshman Rules: 1960's (1959-1967)

These are the last years that the school had freshman rules.  Notice how the list becomes shorter and shorter, and the content on the list becomes different than the rules during the 1940's and 1950's.

1959-60

Here, there is the onset of two separate handbooks: one for all students, and one for the coeds (females).

1959-60 Coeds’ Handbook

Contains information about the history of coeds at Bonaventure

Your Place in the Picture (A Word to Freshmen) pg. 4

            Freshmen are pretty important people at Saint Bonaventure.  The university has set a aside a whole week for your orientation to college life and in addition, there will be several meetings conducted by the Women’s Association for your benefit.

            During the first two weeks, you will meet your big sister, who has a special interest in your welfare during your freshmen year.  Perhaps you have already met her in a letter, or at her home.  If not, you will have a chance to become acquainted at the Women’s Association Tea to be held on September 18.  Your big sister will be happy to answer any questions you may have and will help you solve any problems that come up throughout the year.

            One of the first things you will notice at Bonaventure is that the men have a more rigorous Freshmen orientation than women.  They wear dinks, have special ties and are bound to certain rules of behavior for the first months of school.  As freshmen women, your orientation will consist of four meetings covering the different aspects of campus life.  Your are bound by the following traditional rules, originally set up for the men, but adapted for the women in so far as they too are freshmen and the rules do not interfere with their conduct as freshmen ladies:

1.  Freshmen must wear as all times on campus a dink and a neat and legible sign (of white cardboard, at least 6”X6”) with her first and last name printed thereon in letters at least two inches.  This shall be worn at all times and in plain view on campus, except in the Chapel.

2.  Freshmen must not use the Devereux Archway, the center path across campus, or the main or right hand entrances to De La Roche Hall.  The entrance nearest the Athletic field is for all freshmen.

3.  Freshmen must greet Priests, Professors and all upperclassmen and women according to title (Father, Professor, etc.)

Pg. 5

4.  Freshmen must memorize all school songs and cheers, names of Student Senators, officers of the Women’s Council, concise history of Saint Bonaventure University and the know the principles of Saint Francis.

5.  Freshmen must pay initiation fee of $5.00 immediately to the treasurer of the class after his election. 1/5 of all this amount will be returned to the Treasurer of Freshmen class after his election.

6.  Freshmen cannot smoke on campus, except in women’s lounge.

7.  Freshmen must support all student activities.

 

This picture comes from the Freshmen Folder, Saint Bonaventure University Archives, circa 1960.  All the "coeds" have dinks and nametags, just like the gentlemen.

1959-60 Students’ Handbook

These are the rules for both the males and females.  The ones with the * next to them indicate rules that the women do not have to follow them.

Pg. 14

1.  Freshmen must greet Priests, Professors, and all upperclassmen politely and by title, such as Father, Sir, Mister, etc.

2.  Freshmen must wear at all times a shirt and a collar plus the regulation “Dink and Tie”.  The “Dink and Tie” will be obtained from the Student Senate.  He will also wear a neat and legible sign (of white cardboard, at least 6”X6”), with his first and last names and major printed thereon in letters at least 2” high.  This shall be worn at all times and in plain view, except in Chapel.

Pg. 15

3.  Freshmen must carry a copy of the Student Handbook, schedule card and no less than ten lumberjack matches.

4.  Freshmen must have a haircut not exceeding one inch. *

5.  Freshmen must not use:

    1. Archway
    2. Lounge
    3. Center path across campus
    4. Center path to Plassmann Hall
    5. The main and right hand entrance to De La Roche Hall
    6. The main and left hand entrance to the dining hall
6.  The retirement from all University activities is in order of seniority.  Freshmen remain seated until all others have left.

7.  Freshmen cannot smoke on campus, except in their own private rooms.

8.  Freshmen must not report to any under classman’s room or perform any tasks before 6:15 a.m. during study periods or after 11 p.m.

9.  Freshmen must know and memorize:

    1. Basic principles upon which St. Francis founded the Order of Friars minor
    2. Blessing of Saint Francis
    3. Francis’ Prayer for Peace
    4. Concise history of Saint Bonaventure University
    5. All university songs and cheers
    6. The names and positions of all Student Senators
10.  Catholic freshmen must attend the 8:15 a.m. Mass in the University Chapel every Sunday. *

11.  Freshmen must be at immediate disposal of Student Senate at all times for the performance of all detailed work in connection with University activity.

12.  Freshmen must pay initiation fee of $5.00 immediately to Treasurer of Student Senator at registration.  1/5 of all this amount will be returned to the Treasurer of Freshmen class after his election.

13.  All day-hop freshmen must observe all freshmen rule on campus.

14.  Freshmen must support all student activities.

These rules should be in effect and enforced to the letter within a 50 mile radius of the University. Infractions of them will result in a trial before a student court.  The student courts have at their disposal several penalties varying with the magnitude of the infractions.  These penalties are approved and sanctioned by the University.

1960-61 Coeds’ Handbook

This is the only student handbook our archives own for these years.

This book does not list the specific rules for women, like at the beginning of the other book, but it does contain the information about the coed picture at Saint Bonaventure University.

Pg. 15

1.  Freshmen must greet Priests, Professors, and all upperclassmen politely and by title, such as Father, Sir, Mister, etc.

2.  Freshmen must wear at all times a shirt and a collar plus the regulation “Dink and Tie”.  The “Dink and Tie” will be obtained from the Student Senate.  He will also wear a neat and legible sign (of white cardboard, at least 6”X6”), with his first and last names and major printed thereon in letters at least 2” high.  This shall be worn at all times and in plain view, except in Chapel.

3.  Freshmen must carry copy of the Student Handbook, schedule card and no less than ten lumberjack matches.

4.  Freshmen must have a haircut not exceeding one inch.

5.  Freshmen must not use:

    1. Archway
    2. Lounge
    3. Center path across campus
    4. Center path to Plassmann Hall
    5. The main and right hand entrance to De La Roche Hall
    6. The main and left hand entrance to the dining hall
Pg. 16

6.  The retirement from all University activities is in order of seniority.  Freshmen remain seated until all others have left.

7.  Freshmen cannot smoke on campus, except in women’s lounge.

8.  Freshmen must not report to any under classman’s room or perform any tasks before 6:15 a.m. during study periods or after 11 p.m. and the same applies for Sundays between hours of 1 and 5 p.m. which shall be utilized for studies.

9.  Freshmen must know and memorize:

    1. Basic principles upon which St. Francis founded the Order of Friars minor
    2. Blessing of Saint Francis
    3. Francis’ Prayer for Peace
    4. Concise history of Saint Bonaventure University
    5. All university songs and cheers
    6. The names and positions of all Student Senators
10.  Catholic freshmen must attend the 8:15 a.m. Mass in the University Chapel every Sunday. 

11.  Freshmen must be at immediate disposal of Student Senate at all times for the performance of all detailed work in connection with University activity.

12.  Freshmen must pay initiation fee of $6.00 immediately to Treasurer of Student Senator at registration.  1/6 of all this amount will be returned to the Treasurer of Freshmen class after his election.

13.  All day-hop freshmen must observe all freshmen rules on campus.

14.  Freshmen must support all student activities.

These rules should be in effect and enforced to the letter with in a 50 miles radius of the University. Infractions of them will result in a trial before a student court.  The student courts have at their disposal several penalties varying with the magnitude of the infractions.  These penalties are approved and sanctioned by the University.

Here is a class picture with the women in it, wearing their dinks and nametags.  1960 Yearbook, pg. 38.

1961-62 Coeds’ Handbook

This includes the coed picture (pg. 3) and a short letter about the women’s association and the Big Sister program, but not nearly as long as the year before.

  This book contains no introduction letter “to the class of 1966".

Pg. 14

1.  Freshmen must greet Priests, Professors, and all upperclassmen politely and by title, such as Father, Sir, Mister, etc.

2.  Freshmen must wear at all times a shirt and a collar plus the regulation “Dink and Tie”.  The “Dink and Tie” will be obtained from the Student Senate.  He will also wear a neat and legible sign (of white cardboard, at least 6”X6”), with his first and last names and major printed thereon in letters at least 2” high.  This shall be worn at all times and in plain view, except in Chapel.

Dinks and tie, from Freshmen Folder.

Pg. 15

3.  Freshmen must carry copy of the Student Handbook, schedule card and no less than ten lumberjack matches.

4.  Freshmen must have a haircut not exceeding one inch.

5.  Freshmen must not use:

    1. Archway
    2. Lounge
    3. Center path across campus
    4. Center path to Plassmann Hall
    5. The main and right hand entrance to De La Roche Hall
    6. The main and left hand entrance to the dining hall
6.  The retirement from all University activities is in order of seniority.  Freshmen remain seated until all others have left.

7.  Freshmen cannot smoke on campus, except in women’s lounge.

8.  Freshmen must not report to any under classman’s room or perform any tasks before 6:15 a.m. during study periods or after 11 p.m. and the same applies for Sundays between hours of 1 and 5 p.m. which shall be utilized for studies.

9.  Freshmen must know and memorize:

    1. Basic principles upon which St. Francis founded the Order of Friars minor
    2. Blessing of Saint Francis
    3. Francis’ Prayer for Peace
    4. Concise history of Saint Bonaventure University
    5. All university songs and cheers
    6. The names and positions of all Student Senators
10.  Freshmen must be at immediate disposal of Student Senate at all times for the performance of all detailed work in connection with University activity.

11.  Freshmen must pay initiation fee of $6.00 immediately to Treasurer of Student Senate at registration.  1/6 of all this amount will be returned to the Treasurer of Freshmen class after his election.

12.  All day-hop freshmen must observe all freshmen rule on campus.

13.  Freshmen must support all student activities.

14.  All freshmen granted weekend permission by the Dean of Discipline must sign out with the Student Senate.

These rules should be in effect and enforced to the letter within a 50 mile radius of the University. Infractions of them will result in a trial before a student court.  The student courts have at their disposal several penalties varying with the magnitude of the infractions.  These penalties are approved and sanctioned by the University.

1961-62 Students’ Handbook

Pg. 3 Bonaventure Man  

There is also no letter to the class.

Rules on page 14-15, same as coeds above.

   

The last year you would see this on campus; notice from hereon after, there are no dinks and nametags.  Freshmen Folder

1962-63 Students’ Handbook

            Our archives does not house this book.

1962-63 Coeds’ Handbook

Pgs. 3-4 contains the information about the coed history and the women’s place at the school.

Pg. 14

1.  Freshmen must know and memorize:
    1. Basic principles upon which St. Francis founded the Order of Friars minor
    2. Blessing of Saint Francis
    3. Francis’ Prayer for Peace
    4. Concise history of Saint Bonaventure University
    5. All university songs and cheers
    6. The names and positions of all Student Senators
2.  Freshmen must be at immediate disposal of Student Senate at all times for the performance of all detailed work in connection with University activity.

3.  Freshmen must pay initiation fee of $3.00 immediately to Treasurer of Student Senate at registration.  1/3 of all this amount will be returned to the Treasurer of Freshmen class after his election.

4.  Freshmen must support all student activities.

1963-64 Students’ Handbook
Our archives own a copy of this with a women’s name in the front and the address on the address line is the Women’s Association, so all students may have had this handbook.

Pg. 3 Bonaventure Man

Pg. 14 Traditional Freshmen Rules

1.  Freshmen must know and memorize:
    1. Objectives of Saint Bonaventure University 
    2. Concise history of Saint Bonaventure University
    3. Basic principles upon which St. Francis founded the Order of Friars minor
    4. Blessing of Saint Francis
    5. Francis’ Prayer for Peace
    6. All university songs and cheers
    7. The names and positions of all Student Senators
2.  Freshmen must be at immediate disposal of Student Senate at all times for the performance of all detailed work in connection with University activity.

3.  Freshmen must pay initiation fee of $5.00 immediately to Treasurer of Student Senate at registration.  1/3 of all this amount will be returned to the Treasurer of Freshmen class after his election.

4.  Freshmen must support all student activities.

1963-64 Coeds’ Handbook

            Our archives does not house this book.

1964-65 Student Manual

Pg. 3 Bonaventure Man  

Pg. 16

1.  Freshmen must know and memorize:
    1. Objectives of Saint Bonaventure University 
    2. Concise history of Saint Bonaventure University
    3. Basic principles upon which St. Francis founded the Order of Friars minor
    4. Blessing of Saint Francis
    5. Francis’ Prayer for Peace
    6. All university songs and cheers
    7. The names and positions of all Student Senators
2.  Freshmen must be at immediate disposal of Student Senate at all times for the performance of all detailed work in connection with University activity.

3.  Freshmen must pay initiation fee of $5.00 immediately to Treasurer of Student Senate at registration.  1/3 of all this amount will be returned to the Treasurer of Freshmen class after his election.

4.  Freshmen must support all student activities.

5.  Each freshmen must wear an identification sign which will be obtained from the Student Senate Officers during the Orientation Program in September.  These identification signs are to be worn for such time as will be determined by the Director of Student Activities.

6.  In the traditional spirit of Saint Bonaventure, freshmen must learn to greet their fellow classmates, and all priests, faculty members and upperclassman.

Pg. 17

7.  Resident freshmen are not allowed to have an automobile on or off campus

1964-65 Coeds’ Handbook

THIS IS THE LAST COEDS’ HANDBOOK OUR ARCHIVES OWNS.

Pg. 5 Coed Picture at Saint Bonaventure

Pg. 6 Place at the University

Pg. 20

1.  Freshmen must know and memorize:
    1. Objectives of Saint Bonaventure University (catalog)
    2. Concise history of Saint Bonaventure University
    3. Basic principles upon which St. Francis founded the Order of Friars minor
    4. Blessing of Saint Francis
    5. Francis’ Prayer for Peace
    6. All university songs and cheers
    7. The names and positions of all Student Senators
2.  Freshmen must be at immediate disposal of Student Senate at all times for the performance of all detailed work in connection with University activity.

3.  Freshmen must pay initiation fee of $5.00 immediately to Treasurer of Student Senate at registration.  1/3 of all this amount will be returned to the Treasurer of Freshmen class after his election.

4.  Freshmen must support all student activities.

No other rules listed, as there are in the above Student Manual

1965-66 Student Manual
I included this section because it stated what the University stands for. The adoption of a motto such as this could be one of the reasons the freshmen rules were dropped in the next school year.

Pg. 5 Objectives of Saint Bonaventure University

The purpose of Saint Bonaventure University as a Catholic institution is to train the “whole man”.  The various curricula recognize the student as an individual created in God’s image and likeness, whose temporal goal is a Christian life and whose eternal goal is union with his creator.  Students are educated to grow as American citizens and as Christian men and women, intellectually, socially, and morally.  The maximum development of the student’s particular talents is the goal of the University, whether the endeavor be in the school of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education or Theology.  Within this framework, Saint Bonaventure University tries to instruct young men and women in their free Christian heritage, to nourish their minds, to sharpen their critical judgment and to develop their capacity for effective action.  The University aims further to explore the Frontiers of Knowledge; to discover truths which now lie beyond human understanding; to serve the temporal and spiritual needs of its area; and to preserve and enrich the Franciscan tradition of glorifying God and serving man through education.

Pg. 10 Bonaventure Man

1. Freshmen must know and memorize:

  1. Objectives of Saint Bonaventure University (catalog)
  2. Concise history of Saint Bonaventure University
  3. Basic principles upon which St. Francis founded the Order of Friars minor
  4. Blessing of Saint Francis
  5. Francis’ Prayer for Peace
  6. All university songs and cheers
  7. The names and positions of all Student Senators


2.  Freshmen must be at immediate disposal of Student Senate at all times for the performance of all detailed work in connection with University activity.

3.  Freshmen must pay initiation fee of $5.00 immediately to Treasurer of Student Senate at registration.  1/3 of all this amount will be returned to the Treasurer of Freshmen class after his election.

4.  Freshmen must support all student activities.

5.  Each freshman must wear an identification sign which will be obtained from the Student Senate Officers during the Orientation Program in September.  These identification signs are to be worn for such time as will be determined by the Director of Student Activities.

6.  In the traditional spirit of Saint Bonaventure, freshmen must learn to greet their fellow classmates, and all priests, faculty members and upperclassman.

7.  Resident freshmen are not allowed to have an automobile on or off campus

1966-67 Student Manual

THIS IS THE LAST YEAR WITH RULES.

Pg. 7 Objectives

Pg. 11 Bonaventure Man

Pg. 29

1. Freshmen must know and memorize:

    1. Objectives of Saint Bonaventure University (catalog)
    2. Concise history of Saint Bonaventure University
    3. Basic principles upon which St. Francis founded the Order of Friars minor
    4. Blessing of Saint Francis
    5. Francis’ Prayer for Peace
    6. All university songs and cheers
    7. The names and positions of all Student Senators

2.  Freshmen must be at immediate disposal of Student Senate at all times for the performance of all detailed work in connection with University activity.

3.  Freshmen must pay initiation fee of $5.00 immediately to Treasurer of Student Senate at registration.  1/3 of all this amount will be returned to the Treasurer of Freshmen class after his election.

4.  Freshmen must support all student activities.

5.  Each freshman must wear an identification sign which will be obtained from the Student Senate Officers during the Orientation Program in September.  These identification signs are to be worn for such time as will be determined by the Director of Student Activities.

6.  In the traditional spirit of Saint Bonaventure, freshmen must learn to greet their fellow classmates, and all priests, faculty members and upperclassman.

7.  Resident freshmen are not allowed to have an automobile on or off campus.

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