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Registration much easier in digital era

By Dustin Porter
Managing Editor

March 29, 2012

Photo courtesy of Indianhead yearbook
Students register for classes during Registration Day in 1960. Before
computers simplified the process, registration was an all day event
for former students.

Pre-registration began March 26 for summer 2012 and fall 2012 and students will log onto Braveweb to register for classes.

Students might think meeting with their adviser, getting their pins and logging on at a certain time to register is too much to ask, but what if they had to wake up with the chickens and stand in line all day.

"I'm a full-time student and work two jobs. I have trouble finding time to meet with my adviser, and I get the short-end of the stick for classes as a result," junior Justin Hammonds said.

If Hammonds would have been enrolled at the University back when there was a "registering day," his opinion might change.

Registration day was a full day set aside for students so they could register for classes for the upcoming semester.

Blake Tyner, administrative support assistant for the Art Department, said the students lined up outside of the quad to get into the gym. Once inside of the gym, the University departments were divided up. Inside of the departments were lines for certain classes.

Basically, the students waited in line to get inside the gym, then waited in other lines to register for their classes, Tyner said.

Tyner said the students would have a card and get it stamped once they were registered for the class.

"I thought I had it bad, but I guess spending a whole day standing in line is worse," Hammonds said.

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