ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8,
1969 FIVE THOUSAND UVIC STUDENTS lined up for
course registration in Hut S, the old gymnasium.
Mike Farr, BEd ’73,
the Martlet’s “education student
at large,” warned frosh that “registration
is a foggy drag. Each student (or machine) is
systematically punched onto the roll of the Registrar
and officially becomes another student at UVic.
It is not all that fearful, really, and we hope
to rid you of your apprehension” with the
university’s first student orientation
At Week” offered tips for navigating
the Academic Guidebook and choosing courses.
The big social events were a Saturday night
soc hop in the SUB and a special showing of
the classic thriller “The Great Escape” in
the MacLaurin auditorium.
These days, course registration
is conducted online instead of in line. Much
easier on the feet. But waiting lists for classes
can still be a bit of a “foggy drag.”
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