Registration Chaos!

As we enter course registration season, we thought we’d share some images from the archives of registrations past. Prior to the creation of an online course registration system, students went in person to register for courses and plan their schedules. Enjoy this glimpse of UMD history as you sign up for classes from the comfortable distance of your computer screen!

Registration 1

Chaos! Registration day, Fall 1974.


Registration 3

A good place to take a nap? A student takes a break during registration, 1978.


Registration 2

Brrr! It’s cold out there! Students wait in line for registration, 1966.


Registration 4

So many options and so little time! A student surveys the course catalog, 1978.

To learn more about student registration prior to the internet and to find course catalogs from as early as 1856 visit:


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