Friday Afternoon Follies: O-Week edition

This past week was orientation week for the new freshman. They seemed to be having quite a good time. They were seen all around campus, often in large packs, all clad in brightly colored matching t-shirts. Reality will set in soon enough.

Coincidentally, just the other day I stumbled upon some pictures of a much earlier orientation week. The photos are undated, but the hair screams early 1980s. I’m calling it circa 1984. A lot has changed, but much remains the same. For example, you still have to haul your stuff out of mom and dad’s car:

And I assume you still have to get your picture taken for your i.d. card:

But registration has changed radically:

Could that be Sarah Burnett advising that prospective Psychology major? I'm not sure.

 

Bonus folly: A fallen comrade.

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7 Responses to Friday Afternoon Follies: O-Week edition

  1. James Medford says:

    I think the Lovett advisor in the first photo is Bill Stockton, class of ’85.

  2. Deborah says:

    I don’t remember ID cards with pictures, and I graduated in 1982.

  3. Sarah Burnett says:

    Jim Pomerantz forwarded this to me. Yes, that is I, Sarah Burnett, advising that student during O-week. Thanks for the memories. Sarah

  4. Sarah Burnett says:

    That might be Susan Clark behind me in that picture. You can see her better when the picture is enlarged. Sarah

  5. Annette M. says:

    Not only do I remember IDs with a photo, but I still have mine and I remember whom I met in line waiting to get it!

  6. I started in ’80, and I had an ID card with a picture. I had the same one, pristine, all the while I was a student and then it fell apart right as I graduated. I called it the “ID of Dorian Gray.”

  7. I started in ’80, and I had an ID card with a picture. I had the same one, pristine, all the while I was a student and then it fell apart right as I graduated. I called it the “ID of Dorian Gray.”

    Oh, and wow. A 1983-ish Peugeot 505 sedan in the move-in picture. That’s a rare-ish bird; Peugeot was very much a niche player and pulled out of the US market altogether by 1991.

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