Storrs Stories: Registering for classes before Student Admin

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Before the days of Student Admin and adding or dropping classes from the comfort of students’ dorm room, students in 1974 had to go to the ROTC hangar to finalize schedules and add or drop classes.

Department heads expressed interest during this period in how many students were enrolled in their classes.

To add and/or drop a class, students had to get “Add/Drop cards” signed by department heads and deans.

According to Daniel Spencer, then-University scheduling officer, each department was given control over student registration and some departments were over-registered, which resulted in students with incomplete schedules.

“If the departments want to maintain control, we would like to find some means of easing their work load and reducing the amount of travel around the campus required of students,” Spencer said.


Ashley Anglisano is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached by email at ashley.anglisano@uconn.edu.

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