This Day in Bonaventure History
By Joe Pinter, News Editor, @JPinter
October 19, 1928
Luckily, for all St. Bonaventure University students after 1967, freshmen aren’t treated any differently than the rest of the students.
But that was not the case for most of Bonaventure’s history. Up until 1967, there was actually a handbook given to the freshmen.
The handbook gives freshmen rules to follow. A few examples: freshmen have to attend every school event and cannot leave until it is over, freshmen have to always sit in the back of rooms, freshmen cannot accept rides until the second semester, etc.
Now, no one is sure if these rules were actually enforced or if they were written just to intimidate the first-year students.
Either way, the handbook existed from the 1920s until 1967.
It was on this day that the university added multiple new rules to the handbook—including ways to determine who is a freshman and who is not.