Production number 94
Production title: Freshman Orientation
Production date: 1950's
Black and white / no sound
Total running time: 00:06:05
Derived from 16 mm film.
Available in VHS, DVD, MPEG and Sony DV-cam.
The film was probably made in the early 1950's and covers various aspects of registration and orientation of incoming freshmen students.
0:13 Student Services booth with a sign "Orientation Information" on the ground at the front of the booth.
0:25 The inside of the Florida gym is seen with one entire side of the gym filled with students.
0:54 During Orientation students were assigned to numbered groups. Numbers written on paper which are attached to poles can be seen as number 30 and number 15. A woman is shown talking to one of the groups seated in the gym.
1:50 A large group is shown outside the front of the gym and others can be seen leaving the building.
2:00 A group of students is shown seated outside and writing on papers.
2:12 A male physician is shown examining the ears of a woman student.
2:18 A nurse gives an injection to another woman student
2:25 A few freshmen are shown walking on campus
2:30 A large office is shown with some people seated at desks and students standing or waiting beside the desks.
2:57 The front of Tigert Hall is shown with a man walking down the steps and carrying two large suitcases. Four women follow him down the stairs.
3:12 A sign on the grass states, "Please Your feet are killing me". The legs and shoes of a man are seen walking up to the sign and then backing away.
3:25 Two lines of students stand next to the walls of a long corridor possibly in Tigert Hall.
3:36 A hearing test takes place. A young man operates the machine while a young woman wears headphones and listens to the sound frequencies.
3:57 Another young woman leaves an office and a young man enters and sits down and proceeds to talk with a man behind the desk (possibly an academic adviser).
4:08 A crowd of students walk on campus. The grass and a cement path can be seen.
4:18 Students walk up stairs which are on the outside of the building. It is probably the exterior stairs on the north side of University Auditorium.
4:21 The interior of University Auditorium is shown and every seat is occupied with a student.
4:34 A close view of some of the students in University Auditorium is shown as they take notes.
4:42 Students walk or are seated by the Florida Union (now Dauer Hall).
5:14 Inside a building a man tries two rat caps on a woman's head. The camera then focuses on the table between them which has piles of t-shirts on it.
5:30 A man is shown speaking in a large classroom which is filled with students.
5:53 A group is shown outside talking
6:01 A lunchroom is shown with students
6:05 The film ends
University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection Directory