New and transfer students to Oberlin await their turn in Hales Gymnasium to register or amend their classes for the fall 1971 term. Armed with course catalogs, transcripts, pencils, and index-like cards, students wait their turn to see an advisor before heading over to register for the courses of their choice.
Even with IBM computer course cards, a fair amount of student information was recorded by hand, including semester grades and GPAs, recalls Helen V. Fields, administrative assistant in the registrar’s office. “We had one computer for data entry that five of us shared.” Over time technology has simplified registration procedures with much of the information entered and processed online.
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35 miles west of Cleveland
Nearest Airport: CLE
9% in-state, 84% out-of-state,
7% from abroad
and 40+ theater & dance
productions every year
Oberlin graduates go on to earn
than alumni of other undergraduate colleges
Steinway grand pianos,
1,500 instruments of highest quality
in grants awarded to
students each year