Tips for first-year students from the 1914-15 student handbook:
— Ask questions. It is evidence you are alive and awake.
— Eat at the Commons if possible. It furthers the democratic spirit of the college.
— Attend at least part of your classes. Knowledge obtained from them will be good for you as well as help you.
— Watch the bulletin boards.
— A man is known by the company he keeps out of.
— Don’t be noisy in the library. Others around you may wish to sleep.
— Be proficient in your studies.
— Don’t be a bookworm. Worms are good for nothing but bait. Enter into outside activities.
— Make use of the mountains. While probably not put there just for you, they might as well be used as to stand idle.