Reasonably enough, one of the main points of Freshman Week seems to have been the giving and receiving of advice and orientation. I’m not completely certain, but common sense would tell you that it must have revolved around course selection and other academic matters, with a smattering of campus social lowdown. It looks like it was handled in the colleges. I sometimes get the colleges mixed up–I don’t like to go in them and these pictures were taken over 40 years ago–but I think the one to the left was taken at Brown. Which must mean that this one is in Jones:
Or vice versa.
Even more interesting are these next two. Here are the fellows at Baker, neatly dressed and wearing their beanies under the paternal gaze of Captain Baker:
While over at Will Rice things were a lot more loosey-goosey. These guys could have benefitted from a portrait of Will Rice staring down at them:
Bonus: It was a glorious day on campus today: warm, sunny and every Italian Cypress standing straight up.