University of Notre Dame Student Manual - September 1952


Officers of Administration - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5

Rectors of Residence Halls - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6

Academic Regulations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7

Library - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -10

Rockne Memorial - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11

Morris Inn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -11

Office of Student Affairs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -12

Religious Program - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -21

Department of Discipline - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -23

Penalties - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -24

Disciplinary Regulations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -25

Off-campus Students - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 31

Map of Restricted Area in South Bend - - - - - - - - - - - - - - back cover

Consult the General Bulletin of the
University for complete information.


The First Semester

Sept. 15, 16, 17 (Mon., Tues., Wed.) Registration with the Director of Student Accounts and with the Deans for courses in the first semester. (No student will be permitted to register in courses at the University after the final day of registration, Sept. 17.)
Sept. 18 (Thurs.) Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
Sept. 20 (Sat.) Latest date for all class changes.
Sept. 21 (Sun.) Formal opening . of the schoolyear with Solemn Mass and sermon by the President.
Oct. 13 (Mon.) Founder's Day (no classes).
Nov. 1 (Sat.) All Saints Day (no classes).
Nov. 17 (Mon.) Midsemester reports of deficient students.
Nov. 19 to 26 (Wed. to Wed.) Preregistration with the Deans for courses in the second semester of 1952-53. (See Academic Regulations 113, General Bulletin).
Nov. 27 .(Thurs.) Thanksgiving Day (no classes).
Dec. 8 (Mon.) Feast of the Immaculate Conception (no classes).
Dec. 17 (Wed.) Latest date for comprehensive examinations, and dissertations of undergraduates.
Dec. 20 (Sat.) Christmas vacation begins after the last class.*
Jan. 5 (Mon.) Classes resumed at 8:00 a.m.
Jan. 22 to 29 (Thurs. to Thurs.) Semester examinations in all courses.

The Second Semester

Feb. 3, 4 (Tues., Wed.) Registration with the Director of Student Accounts and with the Deans for courses in the second semester. (No student will be permitted to register in courses at the University after the final day of registration, Feb. 4.) Feb. 5 (Thurs.) Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
Feb. 7 (Sat.) Latest date for all class changes.
Feb. 22 (Sun.) Washington's Birthday. (Senior Class Exercises will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m., Washington Hall. Attendance required as partfulfillment of the requirements for June Graduation.
March 18 to 27 (Wed. to Fri.) Preregistration with Director of Student Accounts for rooms.
March 30 (Mon.) Midsemester reports of deficient students.
April 1 (Wed.) First day of Easter vacation (no classes).*
April 8 (Wed.) Classes resumed at 8:00 a.m.
April 10 to 12 (Fri. to Fri.) Preregistration with Deans for courses in the first semester of 195354 and for the summer session of 1953. (See Academic Regulation 113, General Bulletin.)
April 27 (Mon.) Latest date for comprehensive examinations, and dissertation of undergraduates.
May 14 (Thurs.) Ascension Thursday (no classes.)
May 27 to June 4 (Wed. to Thurs.) Semester examinations in all courses.
May 30 (Sat.) Memorial Day.
June 6 (Sat.) Senior Class Day Exercises.
June 7 (Sun.) June Commencement Exercises.

* Triple cuts will be counted for the last class before and first class after these vacations.


University of Notre Dame, 1952

Partial List

President Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.
Executive Vice-President ....Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C.
Vice-President in Charge of Academic Affairs Rev. Philip S. Moore, C.S.C.
Assistant to Vice-President Rev. Robert J. Lochner, C.S.C.
Vice-President in Charge of Student Affairs Rev. James E. Norton, C.S.C.
Assistant to Vice-President-Prefect of Discipline Rev. Charles I. McCarragher, C.S.C.
Assistant Prefect of Discipline Rev. William J. McAuliffe, C.S.C.
Prefect of Religion Rev. Charles M. Carey, C.S.C.
Assistant Prefects of Religion
Rev. Joseph D. Barry, C.S.C.
Rev. Robert J. Fagan, C.S.C.
Vice-President in Charge of Business Affairs Rev. Jerome J. Wilson C.S.C.
Vice-President in Charge of Public Relations Rev. John H. Murphy, C.S.C.
Registrar Rev. Louis J. Thornton, C.S.C.
Director of Student Accounts Mr. Emerit E. Moore
Student Counsellor Rev. Thomas P. Irving, C.S.C.
Head of Department of Testing and Guidance Mr. Edward R. Quinn


Graduate School - Rev. Paul E. Beichner, C.S.C.
Arts and Letters - Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C.
Science - Mr. Lawrence H. Baldinger
Engineering - Mr. Karl E. Schoenherr
Law - Mr. Joseph O'Meara
Commerce - Mr. James E. McCarthy

Residence Halls


Alumni Hall - Rev. Bernard J. Furstoss, C.S.C.
Badin Hall - Rev. Richard D. Murphy, C.S.C.
Breen-Phillips Hall - Rev. Lawrence G. Broestl, C.S.C.
Cavanaugh Hall - Rev. Thomas F. Cady, C.S.C.
Dillon Hall - Rev. John M. Dupuis, C.S.C.
Farley Hall - Rev. Daniel F. Curtin, C.S.C.
Fisher Hall - Rev. James E. Norton, C.S.C.
Howard Hall - Rev. Charles W. Harris, C.S.C.
Lyons Hall - Rev. G. Carl Hager, C.S.C.
Morrissey Hall - Rev. Joseph H. Cavanaugh, C.S:C.
St. Edward's Hall - Rev. William J. McAuliffe, C.S.C.
Sorin Hall - Rev. Albert E. Schlitzer, C.S.C.
Walsh Hall - Rev. Ferdinand L. Brown, C.S.C.
Zahm Hall - Rev. Paul E. Fryberger, C.S.C.


Consult the General Bulletin of the University for complete details on academic regulations from which these excerpts are taken.

Absences from Class

Attendance at class is an essential part of the academic life at the University. Absences from class, laboratory assignment, class test, and examination are governed by definite regulations which every student should know. No student should absent himself from any class or laboratory assignment except for unavoidable reasons, the permitted absences being intended for just such reasons.

An unexcused absence in excess of those numerically permitted (Reg. 63) for each class results automatically in class failure recorded as a FA (failure on account of absences) on the permanent record, and on the report of parents of the student, and computed as a zero (0) in the general average of the student.

An unexcused absence from a final semester examination results automatically in class failure recorded as an ABX (absence from examination) on the permanent academic record, and on the report to parents of the student, and computed as a zero (0) in the general academic average of the student.

Teachers are not allowed to permit or excuse absences from class, laboratory assignment, class test, or examination; and work missed on account of unexcused absence may not be made up.

Class assignments for each student are made by the Dean of his College at the beginning of each semester. No student on his own volition may change a class, or laboratory assignment or "drop" a course, without incurring a failure (FA) for the semester.

Changes in classes, hours and sections of classes, laboratory periods, etc., must be made during the specified change period of approximately one week at the beginning of each semester and in all cases with the written approval of the Dean. Any exception to this regulation that may arise during the semester must have the written approval of the Dean and of the Vice-President in Charge of Academic Affairs.

An unexcused absence from the last class prior to and from the first class after the officially scheduled vacation periods at Christmas and at Easter involve "triple cuts," equivalent to the total of all absences permitted for the semester from the class or laboratory period concerned.

61) Absence from any class, laboratory assignment, class test, or examination constitutes a class absence. Absences are counted from the first day of class in any course. If a student be late for class three times or as much as fifteen minutes once, his 'tardiness counts as an absence.

63) The maximum number of absences from a class permitted within a semester without loss of credit for the course is equal to the number of hours of credit given for the course in a semester. If a student incur beyond this number an absence not officially excused in accordance with Regulation 65, 67, or 69, below, he cannot secure credit for the course in that semester and he receives a mark FA (failure on account of absences) on his report of grades and his permanent record. Thus a fourth absence from a class taught three times a week, for example, unless it be an officially excused absence, prevents credit for the course in that semester.

65) The excess absences of a student who by order of the University physician spends a period (of not more than four weeks of class) in the students' infirmary or in a hospital are excused, and the class work missed may be made up at the convenience of his instructors provided that in no instance does the total of all absences during the semester exceed four times the number of credit hours given for the course (Reg. 71).

67) The absences, in excess of the number permitted, which a student incurs in being away from school by proper authorization in the common interest of the University or because of death or serious illness in his immediate family, are excusable absences and the class work missed may be made up.

69) To have an absence (in excess of the number permitted) for reasons other than those mentioned above excused and to have the privilege of making up the work missed, a student must secure permission for the absence before it is incurred.

71) Excuse of absence from class is needed only after the student has incurred the number of absences permitted in the course, but permission to make up the work missed may be secured for any absence that comes under Regulation 65 and 67. Absences accumulated in excess of four weeks of class in a regular session, or one week in the summer term, are not excusable under any circumstances.

73) A committee on absences, composed of the prefect of discipline, the Vice-President in Charge of Academic Affairs, 'and the registrar, decides all questions arising in connection with the enforcement of these regulations.

75) A class is to be considered dismissed if the instructor does not report for duty after ten minutes from the beginning of the class period.

The Penalties for Dishonesty in School Work

81) The penalty for cheating in class work in any course is loss of credit for the work and a deduction of 20% from the student's grade for that semester. For any kind of unfairness in semester examination the penalty for the first offense is failure in the course for that semester, and the penalty for the second offense is dismissal from the University. The possession of a "pony," or a "crib," or the presence of an open book in an examination is considered sufficient evidence of unfair work. The penalty for the submission of work not one's own is the same as that for cheating in semester examination. Each case is to be immediately reported to the Prefect of Discipline by the teacher.

83) The teacher of the class concerned is to be the sole judge as to whether the student has been unfair in his work. Administration of the penalty for the second offense rests with the Prefect of Discipline.-Every case of dishonesty in school work reported by a teacher is matter of permanent record.

Miscellaneous Regulations

22) The student who wants to complete his college education at Notre Dame should make sure of passing in his courses. In this connection, he is ,warned -against letting extra-curricular activities interfere with his regular school work. Most of the failures in college result not from lack of intelligence but from lack of application.

24) To be eligible for any class office a student must have a clear record, academic and disciplinary.

28) The student who neglects a summons to an administrative office of the University will be suspended from all his classes for whatever time may be necessary. The absences from classes so incurred are not excused and the classes missed may not be made up.

Report of Change of Address

Any change in home, or campus, or off-campus address should be reported promptly to the Office of Student Accounts. Notification will be sent by the Office of Student Accounts to the other University offices concerned.

Withdrawal from the University

The student, graduate and undergraduate who at any time within the school year wishes to withdraw from the University must obtain a withdrawal notice from the Prefect of Discipline to avoid failure in all classes for the semester.


The library is for the use of the University public, and the attendants are there to render all possible assistance. The law library, in the College of Law, is for the exclusive use of law students. Books may be drawn from the University library for a period of two weeks, with the privilege of renewal for one additional week. Students are not permitted to lend or exchange books or cards with one another. Any damage done to books or any books lost must be paid for by the student who has withdrawn them. During the academic year the library is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Between sessions it is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The Departmental Libraries are open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, but are closed on Sunday. The library is closed on legal holidays and on certain scholastic holidays. Library regulations have the full sanction of disciplinary authority, and violations thereof make the student liable to suspension from the University.

For complete regulations, consult the library handbook for students, obtainable at the circulation desk of the Main Library.


All students of the University are eligible to make use of the facilities at the Rockne Memorial. The building is under the direct supervision of Mr. John A. Scannell, and any regulations published by him are fully authoritative.

There is First Aid treatment on the ground floor, and every precaution should be taken to prevent infections from abrasions, floor burns, and the like.


The Morris Inn is a campus hotel which is used by friends of the University, parents, relatives and guests of the students. Its dining room, guest rooms and private function rooms are used extensively by business, academic, and student groups for academic meetings, Communion breakfasts, family gatherings, business meetings and student organization dinners. Everything possible is done to extend a hospitality befitting the University of Notre Dame.

Students are requested to adhere to the following expressions of good taste and manners proper to any hotel.
Students should wear fitting attire when visiting the Inn.
Students may visit parents in their rooms, but they must first be announced by the hotel clerk. If a student wishes to visit close relatives in their rooms, he must present at the desk a note from his rector stating that he may visit these relatives.

The rules on drinking contained in this Manual apply in every instance to the Morris Inn. Student identification cards will be requested for certification of age.

Students are not to loiter in the lobby of the Inn.

All rules applying to hotels in South Bend not mentioned here apply to the Morris Inn.

No checks of students will be cashed at the Inn.


Vice-President in Charge of Student Affairs Rev. James E. Norton, C.S.C.
Assistants to the Vice-President Prefect of Religion Rev. Charles M. Carey, C.S.C.
Prefect of Discipline, Rev. Charles I. McCarragher, C.S.C.

Activities apart from academic work form an integral part of the life of the students at Notre Dame. The coordination of all such activities is the function of the VicePresident in Charge of Student Affairs who under the President, has immediate responsibility and authority in all matters that pertain to the religious, social, recreational, disciplinary, and physical life of the undergraduate and graduate students at the University. The Prefect of Religion and the Prefect of Discipline are Assistants to the Vice-President and act with his authority in their respective fields of jurisdiction.

The Vice-President-Student Affairs works with the Committee on Student Welfare, the Prefect of Religion, the Prefect of Discipline, the Rectors and Prefects of the Residence Halls, the faculty directors and student representatives of student organizations to foster good order and to establish and maintain a realistic and efficient policy for extracurricular student activities, so that the students of the University may be educated in the qualities of leadership through their campus activities, in the theological virtues through the religious program, and in the moral virtues through the intelligent observance of University regulations.

In fostering the religious life of the students, the VicePresident-Student Affairs is assisted by the Prefect of Religion and his Assistants, and by the Rectors and Prefects of the student residence halls. In the formulation and maintenance of that discipline which is essential to good order and to the moral formation of the students, he is assisted by the Prefect of Discipline and his Assistants, and by the Rectors and Prefects of the residence halls.

All extracurricular student activities and student organizations are under the direction of the Vice-PresidentStudent Affairs. He serves as Advisor to the Student Council and to the Blue Circle and acts personally, or through his appointed representative, as Chaplain to the local units of the Young Christian Students and the National Federation of Catholic College Students. Faculty Directors of officially sponsored student organizations such as the Bands, Orchestra, Glee Club, Theater, Debate Team, Radio Station WND, and Student Publications are responsible to him for their functions.

The various facilities for meetings and student activities are allocated by the Vice-President-Student Affairs and are under his supervision. These include the Recreation Room, Rockne Memorial, Dining Hall, Washington Hall, Gymnasium, Drill Hall and Vetville Hall. In conjunction with the Vice-President in Charge of Academic Affairs and the Deans of the Colleges, he coordinates the use of the University auditoriums and classrooms for student activities. To avoid conflicts, he regulates the use of all such University facilities by others not belonging to the student body.

It is the responsibility of the Vice-President-Student Affairs to arrange concerts, lectures, movies, and other events that contribute to the cultural and recreational life of the students.

He is likewise responsible for the physical welfare of the students. In all matters affecting the physical well-being, health, and safety of the students he is assisted by the University Board of Health. He has the supervision of the medical services of the University Staff Physicians and of the Student's Infirmary.

Extracurricular Activities

The University of Notre Dame offers to the students a variety of extracurricular activities, religious, athletic, social, and cultural. Membership is open to students in the University Bands, Orchestra, Glee Club, Theater, Debate Team, and on the staffs of Radio Station WND and Student Publications, and on the various varsity and interhall athletic teams. Students may be elected to the Student Council or chosen for the Blue Circle. They are encouraged to associate themselves with the local organizations of the Young Christian Students and the National Federation of Catholic College Students.

Notre Dame traditionally has no social fraternities but offers to students membership in numerous state and city clubs and in societies sponsored by the various departments of the five Colleges of the University.

Because of their importance in the life of the students and of the University special note is made here of the Student Council, the Blue Circle, the Young Christian Students, and the National Federation of Catholic College Students.

The Student Council

The Student Council is composed of elected representatives of the student body and operates as a means of student government, student representation, and student service. It has for its purpose the furtherance of cooperation between the students and the administration. Obviously, the council will function best when it enjoys the confidence of both the student-body and the University. To this end students must cooperate with the council and, in so doing, cooperate with the University officials. Similarly, the University administration finds it wise to grant to the Student Council as much freedom of action as may be consistent with good order and justice. Although the University formulates broad policies for the regulation of student conduct, the cooperation of the Student Council is very desirable and helpful in the administration of these regulations. It is in this manner that the Council will continue to assume stature, and to be a force for good in all departments of student life. Furthermore, the Student Council is an excellent medium for educating students to govern themselves by submission to democratic authority and for the formation of leaders who can assume positions of responsibility in American society.

The Student Council is the agency for student coordination of all student organizations, celebrations, customs, ceremonies, entertainments, general elections and all other matters pertaining to the student body. The Vice-President -Student Affairs is advisor to the Student Council and must approve all legislation of the Council before such legislation shall be regarded as official.

No student club may be organized at the University without approval of the Student Council and the VicePresident-Student Affairs. The financial accounts, activities and status of every student organization are subject to the supervision and control of the Student Council and the Vice-President-Student Affairs.

The Blue Circle

The Blue Circle is an honor society composed of students selected for qualities of leadership and initiative by the Student Council to function under authorization of the Council in the organization of activities sponsored by the Council. The Vice-President-Student Affairs serves as advisor to the Blue Circle.

The Young Christian Students

Notre Dame has been a leader in the training of lay apostles through the Young Christian Students (YCS) movement. The YCS is the students' answer to the plea of Pope Pius XI for Catholic Action. YCS confines its work to student life. The paramount value of the movement is the action. Students are led to discover their vocation as students and their obligation to lead. a full Christian life as students. Under expert guidance they work as a group; they think, plan, work, and pray in terms of their student community. As a result of their persevering effort, since the action is their own, they leave school trained in the art of effective group activity, the core of democratic living, the core of Christian living; since Christianity is essentially social and apostolic.

The National Federation of Catholic
College Students

The National Federation of Catholic College Students. is a constituent unit of the College and University Section of the National Catholic Youth Council of the National Catholic Welfare Conference. The NFCCS has as its purposes: to acquaint Catholic college students with their responsibility to the student community and to the postcollege community; to contribute to Catholic lay leadership by providing an opportunity and outlet for leadership; to promote solidarity and unity among the student bodies of American Catholic colleges and universities; to represent its members in national and international affairs; to act as a center for information and as a medium of exchange on student affairs; to assist in the development of democratically elected student councils or their equivalents in Catholic institutions of higher learning in the United States. Membership in the local unit of the NFCCS is open to all students of the University.

The Monogram Club

The Monogram Club is composed of those students who have won monograms in various sports. It is one of the most respected clubs on the campus. When a monogram man has left the University he retains his membership in the Monogram Club.

Regulations Concerning Extracurricular Activities

In the interest of good order, the following regulations concerning extracurricular activities are given for the information and guidance of all students at Notre Dame.

Social affairs given by or for a student organization or group of students must be formally approved in advance by the Student Council and the Vice-President-Student Affairs. .The conditions under which these social affairs are held are subject to his approval and in general must conform with the general University regulations as stated in this Student Manual.

Each student activity and organization, including social clubs, is responsible for furnishing the Vice-President -Student Affairs and the Student Council, at the beginning of the fall and spring quarters, an activity report and membership report, listing the current officers and members of the respective organizations. Report blanks are available at the Student Council Office.

No student or student organization may solicit advertising, or accept paid advertising, for any purpose without the permission of the Board of Publications and the VicePresident-Student Affairs.

a) Each student organization is urged to have one or more advisers. An adviser is a member of the University faculty or administrative staff.
b) It is the responsibility of the adviser to attend the meetings of the student organization which he serves as adviser, to be active with the group in formulating and executing its policies and activities and to see that the activities of the group are in keeping with the purposes of the student organization and are executed in a manner which reflects efficient organization and University standards of good taste. c) It is the responsibility of the student organization to consider its adviser as an important and active member of the group, to seek the counsel of its adviser frequently, and to be fully aware of the adviser's responsibility for the group and its activities.

Bonfires in connection with student celebrations may be set on University property only with the permission of the Vice-President-Student Affairs. Any injury to neighboring property perpetrated in connection with these fires, or celebrations, will, when possible, be charged against those guilty of such destruction.

The number, date, place, time and arrangements of all student dances must be approved by the Student Council and the Vice-President in Charge of Student Affairs. All dances shall follow the articles set down in the Student Council Dance Constitution.

a. The eligibility requirements for participation in extracurricular activities must be met by the following undergraduate students:
1) Officers, managers, chairmen, members of boards, councils, and commissions of all organizations, events and activities, including clubs, dormitories, and student publications.
2) Casts of plays and radio programs, participants in oratorical contests and debates, and cheerleaders.

b. The eligibility regulations are:
The student (a) must not be on academic probation; and (b) must have a clear disciplinary record.

c. It is the responsibility of the president or head of each student group to check the eligibility of those members of the group who must meet the eligibility requirements.


The final responsibility for the supervision of the financial operations of student organizations and extracurricular activities rests with the Vice-President-Student Affairs.

To protect the University and its students from undesirable publicity, the following arrangements will apply except as modified in the case of Student Publications:

a. Photographs for publication purposes must not be taken in the University buildings, including dormitories, except with the approval of the Publicity Department.

b. No student shall permit his picture to appear in commercial advertising if the name of the University is involved.

c. No student shall invite newspaper or other publication photographers to the campus except with the permission of the Publicity Department.

Requests for pictures of students for use in newspapers and other publications must be presented to the Publicity Department. If the request is approved, that department will arrange for a representative to accompany the photographer while pictures are being taken.

Handbills, signs, and printed matter advertising studentsponsored activities or social functions not inconsistent with good taste may be posted on the bulletin boards in University buildings but not elsewhere.

a. Press releases, including photographs of students, for possible use in newspapers and publications other than the regular campus publications must be cleared in advance with the University Publicity Department.

b. Posters, not to exceed 12 inches by 16 inches in size, for campus affairs may be placed only on the regular bulletin boards on the campus and in campus buildings. No announcements or advertising matter of any kind may be placed on the trees, fences, or elsewhere on the campus or in campus buildings.

c. Distributing handbills or pamphlets on the campus, at the gates, in the quadrangles, or in campus buildings, is prohibited.

d. The use of public address systems on the campus for publicizing student activities is not permitted.

Salesmen, canvassers, agents, or distributors are not permitted on the campus. Any exceptions must be authorized by the Vice President-Student Affairs.

There shall be no soliciting of funds, clothing, books, votes, signatures, memberships, subscriptions, or sale of tags, tokens, literature, or similar action on the campus or in University buildings without first securing the approval of the Vice-President-Student Affairs.

No University organization of interest to the student body generally shall solicit funds for any purpose from the alumni of the University without having first obtained the approval of the Alumni Office. Applications for such approval must be made through the Office of Student Affairs and must be accompanied by a full statement of the intended plan of the campaign and its purpose.

The University of Notre Dame has in each school year a certain amount of employment for students, with compensation credit at reasonable rates, toward school expenses. It is the aim of the University to assign the employment according to the needs and the merits of the students who apply for it.

No student may expect employment at the University if he has incurred any major disciplinary penalty from the Office of the Prefect of Discipline, or if he shows an attitude that betokens ingratitude.

Before a student under twenty-one years of age secures employment elsewhere than at the University, permission from parents or guardian, and from the Prefect of Discipline must be obtained.

Tickets for student-sponsored activities may be sold in the Lobby of the Dining Hall. Reservations for such use must be made in advance in the Office of Student Affairs.

Reservations for use of lecture rooms and auditoriums by recognized student organizations may be made at the Office of the Vice-President-Student Affairs.

Reservations for the meetings of campus clubs are made at the Student Council Office.

The use of other University property by students or student organizations shall be in accordance with rules prescribed from time to time by the Vice-PresidentStudent Affairs.

No organization of undergraduates and no individual undergraduate is permitted to use the name of "Notre Dame" or a name that suggests Notre Dame, or the name of any Notre Dame organization, except when such organization has been officially recognized by the proper authoritics of the University.

Rev. Charles M. Carey, C.S.C., Prefect of Religion; Rev. Robert J. Fagan, C.S.C., Assistant Prefect of Religion; Rev. Joseph D. Barry, C.S.C., Assistant Prefect of Religion and Pastor, Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame.

The University of Notre Dame was founded to preserve and to teach the Christian ideals and principles of life. It has never lost sight of this major objective. Although Notre Dame is a Catholic institution for Catholic students, it welcomes those of other religious beliefs. As a rule, between 6 percent and 10 percent of the student enrollment is non-Catholic.

In 1931 Pius XI defined the special aim of Catholic education. According to him the final product is the supernatural man, the person who "thinks, judges, and acts continually and consistently in accordance with right reason illumined by supernatural light" To fulfill this ideal the religious program on the campus is orientated so that all of the beauty and strength of character that go with intense religious life have been preserved, but the ostentation, the fear of ridicule, the false piety, the rigid rules that invite infractions, have been lost.

The result is a course of life on the campus which differs little in its obvious phases from the life of any wholesome American young man at boarding school, but which preserves where it finds, and supplies where it does not find, that basic Catholicity which should inform the life of everyone. Furthermore, effort is made to develop in the Catholic students an abiding sense of Catholic leadership; opportunities are offered for training in Catholic Action; and every Catholic student is required to take the prescribed courses in religion.

Through the system of hall residences, the Notre Dame student meets daily, in a friendly and personal way, the several priests or brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross who are his rector and prefects. His hall has a chapel where he can go to Mass, confession or communion daily. Devotion to the Holy Eucharist is characteristic of Notre Dame men. General facilities are available for those students who do not find the several hall facilities available. At Dillon Hall chapel, for example, Holy Communion may be received any time during the morning until noon.

Besides special devotions during the month of the Holy Rosary, the month of the Poor Souls, Lent, and May, there is an annual mission given by experienced Holy Cross missionaries at the beginning of each scholastic year.

There is, likewise, daily exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during Lent, the month of May, and during the novena preparatory for Christmas.

Just as the Notre Dame student emerges from his educational and social experiences conscious of his responsibilities as an adult Christian capable of far-reaching leadership, so in his spiritual experiences, he suddenly finds that he has become that type of Catholic, if he has used his advantages as they were offered, which the world today demands.


Rev. Charles I. McCarragher, C.S.C., Prefect of Discipline; Rev. William J. McAuliffe, Assistant Prefect of Discipline; Mr. Paul C. Schrantz, Assistant (off-campus) Prefect of Discipline.


A Catholic University is a society composed of faculty and students whose primary purpose is the pursuit of Christian wisdom. It has, therefore, the responsibility of ensuring to all the minimum peace and good order necessary for the attainment of this ideal. As a residence University it shares, furthermore, the responsibility of parents and of the Church for the moral and spiritual formation of its students.

To fulfill this twofold responsibility, the University enacts certain regulations designed to protect the common good of the group, and to make as remote as possible the influences detrimental to the intellectual and spiritual development of the student.

On the part of the student is expected an understanding of these aims and the necessary self-discipline to conform to these regulations. The definition of a fully educated man is one who knows what God wants and has the discipline to do it. The words of Our Lord: "If any man has a mind to come My way, let him renounce himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me" (Matt. xvi, 24), imply that the basic disposition of the Christian is self-denial or selfdiscipline. The discipline imposed by the University is meant to be an aid to this self-discipline, so necessary as well for purposeful achievement as for the Christian life. If understood in this spirit, these regulations, though at times irksome, will fulfill their purpose: to encourage Notre Dame men to achieve the full measure of Christian manhood.


The following penalties may be imposed for the violation of University regulations:
A MOST GRAVE penalty: permanent dismissal or permanent dishonorable dismissal.
A GRAVE penalty: suspension from the University for any length of time, including a semester.
A SEVERE penalty: "campus" of any duration, or a letter to parents, or disciplinary probation.
A PROPORTIONATE penalty: This penalty may range from a simple admonition to a suspension. It is attached to those regulations a) where there is question more of the good of the individual than of the common good; b) where it is recognized that circumstances appreciably change the nature of the offense.

There is no "second chance" given when the penalty is permanent dismissal. A student who has been twice suspended becomes ipso facto permanently dismissed.

It is to be recognized that repeated violations of University regulations will be considered more serious than the single offense.

When a student is suspended or dismissed, the tuition is not refunded.

Because of constant and ill-founded criticism, an habitual attitude of opposition to plans for the promotion of the general good, and in many other ways, a student may become an injurious influence and undesirable. Hence, the University reserves the right of requesting any student to withdraw from school-without giving the reasons for the request. In such cases an honorable dismissal is granted, and the tuition fee for the remainder of the term is refunded.

The student who has been dismissed from the University for disciplinary reasons must take his departure from South Bend within twenty-four hours after he receives official notice of the dismissal. Failure to observe this regulation involves loss of right to honorable dismissal as regards discipline.

All students concerning whom the Committee on Discipline has taken any action have the right to request a second consideration of their cases in the light of any new evidence which can be submitted.


The University requires every student to make morning check in his hall at the time designated by the rector. Morning check does not require that the student attend any service in the hall chapel, such as Mass or morning prayer, but is an encouragement for him to do so. A student must make morning check, personally and fully dressed, three times a week. Proportionate penalty.

No student may remain away from the University overnight, or travel from South Bend, without the permission of the rector. Grave penalty.

No student may travel out of South Bend at any time without permission of the rector. If a student wishes to travel away from South Bend within a radius of fifty miles, and the rector or prefect is unavailable, the student must fill out a card indicating where he is going, and slip it under the rector's door. Proportionate penalty.

Freshmen are permitted week-ends extending from the last class of the week to 10:00 p.m. Sunday night.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are permitted week-ends extending from the last class of the week to Sunday midnight.

The student may secure week-end permission in only one way, by personally signing a week-end card and handing it to his rector. Permission will not be granted over the telephone or by means of telegram, nor may it be tacitly presumed because of a note or card left under the door of the rector's office, or because a fellow student consents to ask the permission. Week-end permission, moreover, is not granted unless the rector has received from the parent or guardian of the student under twenty-one years of age written approval of the departure from the University.

No student may take an extended week-end (i.e., a weekend involving absence from even one class), unless his rector receives a particular letter from a parent or guardian requesting permission for the specific case. No telephone calls or telegrams will be accepted.

Freshmen may be absent from the hall after 10:00 p.m. until midnight two nights a week unless they take a weekend. If they take a week-end, they may have only one midnight that week in addition to their week-end.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors may be absent after 10:00 until midnight as often as is consistent with class work.

All the above permissions are contingent
on the discretion of the rector.

That part of South Bend bounded on the north by Western Avenue and on the east by Scott Street, including the streets forming the boundaries as shown on the map in the back of this manual. Any student found in this area without the permission of the Prefect of Discipline, or of his rector, is liable to grave penalty. Several places suitable for student patronage within this area are noted on the map.

Each student must be present in his own room when the night check is made by the rector or prefect or floor assistant. No student may be in any other hall than his own after the warning bell for room check.

A student who enters his residence hall after room check has been taken must record his own name in the night watchman's book, as evidence of his return to the hall. Falsification of name will be considered a serious breach of discipline. Grave penalty. A student who leaves his residence hall after room check must secure permission of his rector. Grave penalty. (Night watchmen are on duty from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. daily.)

A student who returns to his residence hall within five minutes after the expiration of his permission is automatically restricted to the campus day and night for one week from the time he signs in late. When a student signs the night watchman's list after his permission has expired, his campus is automatic, and not dependent on notice from the .Prefect of Discipline. For each additional five minutes of tardiness, a week's restriction to campus day and night is imposed.

Any student who becomes ill should see that his rector or prefect is notified immediately and report, if necessary, to the Students' Infirmary. No excuse for absence from class because of illness will be accepted unless it comes from the Students' Infirmary or the student's rector or prefect. An excuse from the rector or prefect must be written at the time of the student's illness.

No student may own, rent, borrow, operate, or possess an automobile while in attendance at Notre Dame. Grave penalty.

a) A student may drive a car when accompanied by his parents.
b) Off-campus students over twenty-one years of age may obtain from the Prefect of Discipline permission to drive a car.
c) Students may drive cars on the nights of certain dances specified by the Office of Student Affairs. The cars must be procured locally, and they must be registered with the Prefect of Discipline. Since this permission will not be granted more than once or twice a semester, it would be unreasonable, as well as against the regulations, to keep a car in South Bend.

Students piloting planes must have permission of their parents and the Prefect of Discipline.

The state law of Indiana provides: No alcoholic beverages shall be sold, bartered, exchanged, given, provided or furnished, to any person under the age of twenty-one years (21). (Acts 1935, ch. 226, s 31, cl. 10, p. 1056;) Misrepresentation of age or any tampering with identification card is forbidden. Grave penalty.
5 a) No student may bring or drink intoxicants on campus. . Grave penalty.
5 b) The student who is reported under the influence of drink by proper
authorities is subject to a grave penalty.

Either of two penalties is mandatory for any immorality on the part of a student: a) permanent dismissal; b) permanent dishonorable dismissal.

Any student apprehended by the civil authority for a felony or misdemeanor is subject to a grave penalty or permanent dismissal.

The penalty for theft is permanent dismissal.

Any student found gambling with cards, chips, dice or engaging in games of chance for money (anyone participating in or being present at a gambling game is considered equally guilty) is liable to a proportionate penalty.

Any student who habitually uses profane or indecent language is liable to a severe penalty.

Students are held accountable for any destruction of University property. Damage done to the room or furniture will be repaired at the expense of the occupants.

Any decoration must be suspended from the molding. Nails, tacks, tape, or paste must not be used to fasten objects to the walls, lockers or doors in student rooms. Proportionate penalty.

Any behavior which endangers the safety ,of others will not be tolerated.
12 a) FIRE EQUIPMENT. Any tampering with firefighting equipment makes a student liable to a grave penalty.
12 b) FIREARMS. All firearms must be registered with the rector of the hall.
12 c) FIRECRACKERS. The use, or the possession, of firecrackers anyplace on the campus is forbidden. Proportionate penalty.
12 d) SNOWBALLS. Students are forbidden to throw snowballs anyplace on the campus. Proportionate penalty.
12 e) SMOKING. Because smoking presents a fire hazard it is forbidden in the following buildings:
Dining Hall, Social Science, Old Science, Main (above the basement), all University classrooms, Washington Hall. Proportionate penalty.


Students must secure permission of the rector of the hall to entertain women guests in their rooms, but in no instance later than 6:00 p.m. Students are not allowed above the mezzanine floor of any hotel in South Bend, unless accompanied by their parents. Students may never visit motels unless in the company of their parents. Grave penalty.

Students will conduct themselves at table according to the ordinary rules of etiquette. No student is to take any of the articles of service from the dining hall or cafeteria.

Students are expected to wear appropriate attire at class, in the dining hall and cafeteria, and, above all, when attending religious exercises.

Pictures or objects of decoration should conform to Christian ideals of modesty and good taste.

Students are warned that hitchhiking is prohibited by the Motor Vehicle Laws of Indiana, and offenders are subject to heavy fines.

All students are reminded of their obligation to respect the traffic regulations of South Bend. Substantial fines can be inflicted for jay-walking and failure to obey the traffic lights.

From September to June, students must wear coats and ties in the Morris Inn.
In the Morris Inn, students may not go upstairs, even to visit parents, until they are announced by the hotel clerk.


Students are temporary residents of the city of South Bend, and are therefore amenable to the laws of the State of Indiana and the ordinances of the city of South Bend.

All students are required to obey the statutes and other ordinances of the University and its individual schools, and to have a knowledge of and comply with the regulations and requirements published in this Student Manual or otherwise brought to their attention, and to conduct themselves at all times and in all places with decorum and propriety. Failing in any of these duties, they may be disciplined or dismissed.

The University reserves the right to transfer an offcampus student into a residence hall at any time.

The Prefect of Discipline, or his off-campus assistant is the authority from whom off-campus students must obtain all special permissions. They should consider the Prefect of Discipline their rector for all necessary permissions.

If an off-campus student is ill, or for any other reason unable to attend class, he must call the Office of the Prefect of Discipline immediately (3-7111, Extension 666), or have the landlady call to report the absence. All such calls must be made before 10:00 a.m. Excuses for such absences will not be granted unless there is a record of the call on file in the Prefect of Discipline's Office. At the very first opportunity upon his return to class, the offcampus student must present himself in person to the Prefect of Discipline to fill out the necessary forms for absence excuses and/or permission to make up work missed.

Off-campus students over twenty-one years of age have permission to own, possess, and operate automobiles, but only for transportation purposes to and from school, and for dinner between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., provided that the car is registered with the Office of the Prefect of Discipline.

At the time of registration, a sticker will be attached to the windshield of the car, which sticker must not be removed. Any change in license plates must be registered with the Prefect of Discipline.

Failure to observe these regulations will result in a grave penalty.

All off-campus students must be in their places of residence by 12:00 p.m.

The state law of Indiana provides: "no alcoholic beverages shall be sold, bartered, exchanged, given, provided, or furnished, to any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years." (Acts 1935, ch. 226, s 31, cl. 10, p. 1056)

The student who violates any of the rules on drinking, or is reported to have been under the influence of drink by proper authorities -including landlords, is subject to grave penalty.

The holding of mixed parties in the residence of offcampus students is forbidden. Grave penalty.

All off-campus students, while in attendance at the University, must register their names and local addresses in the office of the Prefect of Discipline.

Students absent from their off-campus addresses on week-ends must leave their destination, address and phone number with the landlord, so that they may be reached in case of emergency. Failure to do so subjects the student to grave penalty.

Only homes approved by the Prefect of Discipline may be occupied by off-campus students. Apartments are absolutely forbidden for all unmarried students.

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