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1900 Regulations

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Session 1900-'01.

A copy of these Regulations will be furnished each Student, who will turn them in to the Commandant on leaving the College. In case the Regulations are lost, destroyed, or mutilated the Student will be charged the cost price for the same against his contingent fund.

In no case shall ignorance of these Regulations be accepted as an excuse for their violation.

Each Student is therefore warned to make a careful study of them as soon as possible after he is admitted to the College.

Virginia Polytechnic
Session 1900-'01.


Virginia Polytechnic Institute. (AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE.)



  1. Applicants must report to the President for matriculation within twenty-four hours after their arrival.
  2. Applicants will be referred by the President to the proper Professors for examination. When passed by the Professors, they will be assigned by the President to their respective courses of study.
  3. Students of the preceding year must report promptly to the President for assignment to their proper classes. They will be held responsible for attendance upon Collegiate exercises from the opening day of the session.
  4. No applicant or student of the previous year will be matriculated until his fees have been paid, as shown by the Treasurer's receipt.


All students must elect one of the regular courses of study. Elective or irregular courses will only be allowed by the President for extraordinary reasons, and, in the case of minors, upon the written request of parents or guardian.


  1. Punctual attendance upon every Collegiate duty will be rigidly enforced.
  2. Any unexcused absence will be considered a breach of discipline and reported to the parent or guardian as a delinquency. It will also be counted as zero in the class mark.
  3. Students must attend morning prayers every day except Sunday, and the full morning service in some one of the village churches on Sunday.
  4. Leaving the lecture room, chapel or church without permission will be counted an unexcused absence, and may render the student liable to more severe discipline by the Faculty.
  5. A student entering a class-room after his name has been called, must submit an excuse in the usual form. If not accepted, the absence shall stand as an unexcused class absence.
  6. An unexcused absence from chapel, church or any class exercise will subject the student to the admonition of the President. The repetition of such offense will subject him to such further discipline as the Faculty may order.
  7. Unavoidable necessity can alone excuse absence from examination. If sickness is pleaded, the student must be specially excused beforehand by the Surgeon. An unexcused absence will be counted as zero in the examination mark, and will be dealt with by the Faculty as an offense of the gravest character.
  8. Students are not permitted to leave the College without the permission of the President. Applications for leave of absence must be submitted in advance to the President through the Commandant, and also, in case of minors, must be accompanied with the written consent of parent or guardian.
  9. Students reported absent from any military duty are required to submit through the Commandant of Cadets an excuse in writing, according to the provisions of Par. 92, Art. XIV, of these Regulations.
  10. Students absent from any academic duty during any week must submit a written excuse to the President.
  11. Students reported as absent from classes on any day during the week, must submit in writing an explanation or excuse for the absences. Written excuses must be dropped in the box of the Administration Building or may be handed directly to the Secretary.

  12. Students whose names are carried on sick reports must show themselves really indisposed by remaining in their rooms. In the case of students continuously absent from duty on the plea of sickness, the Faculty will be constrained to advise their parents to withdraw them, as their ill-health will necessarily prevent their keeping up in their classes and insure failure in study. The Faculty are unwilling to hold themselves responsible for the want of progress of such students.
  13. The College authorities can not recognize the right of parents or guardians to detain or withdraw students from any Collegiate duty except for reasons approved by the President.
  14. Letters of honorable dismissal will only be granted upon the written request of parent or guardian.
  15. Students wishing to withdraw from the College during the session, must, along with their resignation, submit, if they are not of age, the written consent of parent or guardian. No resignation, however, will be accepted until the student is prepared and ready to leave College immediately upon the acceptance of the resignation. Until such acceptance the student submitting the resignation will be strictly held responsible for attendance upon all Academic and Military duties.


  1. The term standing or grade of a student in any department shall be determined, the scale being 100, by adding together the average of his marks for recitations and other class exercises, and his examination mark, and dividing their sum by two; provided, however, that neither factor shall increase the other more than 10. The general average for the term will be the average of his grades in his several studies or departments, including the Military Department. His final standing or graduating mark shall be the average of his grades in all the studies of his entire course.
  2. The grades shall be as follows: Highest Distinction, 95-100; Distinction, 90-95; Proficiency, 75-90; Pass, 60-75; Condition, 40-60; Deficiency, 0-40.
  3. In the Senior Year, however, higher averages are required, as follows: Highest Distinction, 97-100; Distinction, 93-97; Proficiency, 85-93; Pass, 75-85; Condition, 55-75; Deficiency, 0-55.

  4. Students deficient must take the study over. Students conditioned have the right to re-examination, but only at the time appointed for the regular final or entrance examinations. On such re-examinations the grade of 60 must be attained. Seniors conditioned at any final examination during the session are subject to this regulation and will only be permitted to offer for re-examination at the opening of the following session or at the succeeding intermediate or final examinations. Students proficient or distinguished in their general average for the session are published in the honor list at Commencement and in the annual catalogue; provided, however, that a pass is attained in every study and, also, the grade of proficiency or distinction in at least half their studies for the session.
  5. Graduates attaining highest distinction in the average of all their studies since matriculation will receive Highest Honors; those attaining the grade of distinction will receive Honors; those attaining the grade of proficiency will receive Distinctions.
  6. Students will be graded and published by the foregoing divisions. Individual marks will not be reported. The names in each division will be published alphabetically. No grades shall be communicated to the students or posted, except by order of the President.


  1. The intermediate examinations are held at the close of the first term; the final at the close of the session. When the subject continues throughout the session, a pass on each term is required for its completion; provided, however, that a deficiency in the first term may be made good by an equal excess in the second.
  2. Students excused from an intermediate examination must be examined by the Professor before the beginning of the final examinations, the appointment of the day to be approved by the President. Students excused from a final examination shall be re-examined at the opening of the next session.
  3. Conditions outstanding at the close of the session must be made good at the opening of the next session. Absence from or failure to pass such re-examinations, will compel the student to take the subject over, only one examination being allowed.
  4. The first four days of the session are set apart for entrance, condition, and deferred examinations. A student with outstanding condition or deferred examination, absent from his examinations appointed for either of these days, shall forfeit the privilege of examination and take the study over.
  5. All special examinations must be of the same character as the original examinations.


Every Professor shall report monthly to the Faculty students whose work and standing are unsatisfactory in his department. A student reported as unsatisfactory in more than one study (the Military Department being counted as a study), or in the same study more than once during the term, shall be admonished. The attendance and standing of the students shall be communicated monthly to parents or guardians.


  1. Offenses are any acts, omissions, or habits unfavorable to the peculiar duties of a student, or incompatible with the obligation of morality and religion, or inconsistent with the propriety, decorum; or courtesy which should always characterize the gentleman. As the end of the College is to train a body of gentlemen in knowledge, virtue, religion, and refinement, whatever has a tendency to defeat this end, or is inconsistent with it, shall be treated and punished as an offense, whether expressly mentioned in the laws or not. The sense of decency, propriety, and right which every honorable young man carries in his own bosom, shall be taken as a sufficient means of knowing these things, and he who pleads ignorance in such matters is unfit to be a member of the College. The Board of Visitors and Faculty require the students to maintain the character of refined and elevated Christian gentlemen. They would be ashamed of any man who would excuse breaches of morality, propriety, and decorum on the plea that the acts in question were not specially condemned in the College code. They earnestly desire that the student may be influenced in good conduct and diligence in study by higher motives than the coercion of law; and they mainly rely for the success of the institution, as a place of education, on moral and religious principles, a sense of duty, and the generous feelings which belong to young men engaged in honorable pursuits.
  2. The Board of Visitors and Faculty strongly condemn the practice known as hazing, in any shape or form, as inconsistent with the character of a student of a collegiate institution of good standing, and as opposed to the provisions of Regulation 1 under this head. Any student engaging in such practice, involving any indignity, either threatened or implied, to another student or applicant, shall be subject to expulsion.
  3. The President, with the assent of the Faculty, may request any parent or guardian to remove from the College any student, his son or ward, who, in the opinion of the Faculty, is not fulfilling, or is not likely to fulfill, the purposes of his residence in the College, and the student may be allowed to withdraw without censure.
  4. The President, with the assent of the Faculty, may require the withdrawal of any student whose general deportment and conduct is irregular, improper and offensive, or likely to be of bad example to the students, or who in their opinion is, from any cause, an unfit member of the institution, and send him away accordingly.
  5. All cases calling for admonition by the President or discipline of the Faculty shall be at once reported to the parents or guardian of the Students concerned.


The President is directed and empowered by the Board of Visitors to enforce the following rules in regard to athletics:

  1. Only regularly matriculated students or officers of the College are permitted to be members of any College team or to take part in inter-collegiate games or contests.
  2. The football and baseball teams may, at the discretion of the President, be allowed, for the purpose of engaging in inter-collegiate contests with neighboring colleges, leaves of absence for not more than four days during the session for either team.
  3. Students under twenty-one years of age will be allowed to engage in any inter-collegiate games involving absence from the College, only upon express written permission from their parents or guardians addressed to the President.
  4. Only students belonging to the teams as members or substitutes can be granted leaves of absence to accompany the teams on their trips, and only then at the discretion of the President.
  5. Whenever the monthly reports of students acting as members of the teams or substitutes, shall show neglect of study or unexcused or unnecessarily prolonged absence from classes or other duties, such students shall be required to withdraw from the teams.
  6. The College teams can only be permitted to engage in inter-collegiate contests with teams from other institutions of learning. Exceptions, however, can be made, at the discretion of the President, in favor of practice games upon the College grounds.
  7. Trainers or experts may be employed for practice on the College grounds, but only with the written permission of the President. Such trainer, or expert, when not a regularly matriculated student or officer of the College, will not be permitted to live in the College.


Students carelessly or wantonly breaking window glass or otherwise injuring College property will be most severely dealt with by the Faculty, and, at the same time, assessed for the damages.


On Thanksgiving Day and Lee's and Washington's Birthday only classes and drills will be suspended. The other roll-calls will go on as usual and all military regulations continue in force.

Twelve days—a more liberal provision than is made in the majority of Colleges—are allowed for the Christmas holidays. This time will not be extended for any student. Parents sending their sons to this institution send them subject to this regulation, and are advised not to endeavor to interfere with the work of the College by asking for its remission in favor of their sons.


  1. The Dining Hall is managed and run by the College authorities.
  2. Such rate of board is charged as actually to cover the running expenses of the Hall. This rate is, for the present, fixed at $9.00 a month. Whenever such rate proves insufficient to cover the cost of good board, the price will be raised; whenever it proves more than sufficient, the charge will be reduced.
  3. The Steward or Manager of the Hall ranks as a College officer.
  4. All undergraduate students are required to board at the Dining Hall.
  5. The requirement for payment of board monthly in advance will be strictly enforced. No exception will be made. Non-payment will, therefore, result in the enforced withdrawal of the student from College.
  6. A student boarding in the Hall will be held strictly responsible for breakage or loss caused by him to the property of the Hall. The cost of these damages will be added to his board bill for the next month. Where such damages can not be directly traced to the individual, they will be charged against the students assigned to the table at which they occur, and the amount will be charged pro rata on their board bills for the next month.


All undergraduate students must have their washing done at the College Laundry.

  1. Each student's wash must be in a plainly marked clothes bag, the pieces having the owner's name stamped or written upon them. In addition, they will carry a laundry number. Check lists may be kept by the student or sent along with the clothes; in the bag, each week. The count by the manager will be decisive as to the number of pieces received at the Laundry. Should a discrepancy be found between his count and the check list sent in, notice of the same will be at once communicated to the student.
  2. All clothing must be delivered at the Marshal's office before breakfast roll call Monday morning. No wash will be accepted for the week after Monday.
  3. The clothes will be returned by the Laundry to the Marshal's office not later than 4:30 p. m., Saturday.
  4. The Laundry charge of one dollar and twenty-five cents ($1.25) a month must be promptly paid monthly in advance to the College Treasurer.
  5. The bag sent in by a student must contain only articles belonging to himself.
  6. Each student must send in his clothes weekly, as the Laundry will not accept bi-monthly washing.
  7. The Treasurer will not receive payments for less time than one month.


Students are required to have their uniforms made, altered, mended, etc., by the Uniform Department of the College.

All military supplies, fittings, etc., must be purchased of the same Department.

  1. The uniform, consisting of blouse, pants, and cap, will be furnished for the present at $18.00. Two pairs of white pants and a white cap, costing $4.75, will be required in the spring.
  2. One-third of the price charged must be paid at the time the order is given, the balance upon the delivery of the uniform.


  1. The fees payable at matriculation are as follows:
    Matriculation Fee ........................ $5 00
    Infirmary Fee ............................... 5 00
    Contingent Fee ............................. 5 00
    Tuition Fee, First Term ................. 15 00
    Steam Heating, First Term ............ 4 50
    Electric Lights, First Term ............ 1 50
    Janitor, First Term ......................... 1 13
    Shop Fee, First Term ..................... 2 00
    Laboratory Fee, First Term ............ 2 50
      $41 63

    Students permitted to live out of College are exempt from payment of charges for Steam Heating, Electric Lights and Janitor and, therefore, pay only $34.50.

    Students holding a State Scholarship are exempt from the Tuition Fee and pay only $26.63. State Scholars living outside of College pay only $19.50.

    Pay Students pay at the beginning of the Second Term $26.62, or when living out of College, $19.50. State Scholars pay $11.62, or when living out of College, $4.50.

    Any of the foregoing classes of students, when not in both Shop and Laboratory courses at the same time, pay $2.00, or $2.50 less than the above amounts each term, according to the course they are pursuing—$2.50 less if only in Shop Work, $2.00 less if only in Laboratory work.

  2. By action of the Board of Visitors no one will be allowed to matriculate as a student of the institution who does not submit a receipt from the College Treasurer showing the pre-payment of all College dues.
  3. Any student in arrears for the fees for the second term for a period of more than ten days after the beginning of the term, will be dropped.
  4. Whenever the charges assessed against a student for damages to College property amounts to over four dollars, another deposit of two dollars and fifty cents will be required and its payment enforced as in Regulation 3.
  5. The Treasurer is allowed to make an exception to the foregoing rules in favor of students actually employed by the Institute.
  6. These rules apply also to graduate students, who are required to pay the same fees as undergraduate students.
  7. No degree or certificate will be conferred ,on any student who is in arrears for his fees or other College dues.
  8. No deduction is made in the matriculation, infirmary, and contingent fees on account of late entrance during the session, and no fees of any kind, except the balance left of the contingent fee after assessment for damages, are returned to a student leaving College, for any cause whatever, before the close of the session.


The Marshal is charged with the police of the buildings and grounds and the oversight of the Janitors and other employees. He is also, by State law, a special constable, with jurisdiction over the grounds and farming lands belonging to the College. It is his duty at all times and in every way to assist the President and Commandant in preserving good order and enforcing discipline. He is empowered to make an inspection of any room at any time.


  1. No undergraduate student will be allowed, without express permission from the President, to room or board out of College. Such permission is rarely given, and only for exceptional reasons. Students unable to perform military duty will not be allowed to room in Barracks.
  2. Students, before giving or engaging in any pleasure party or celebration, must obtain permission from the President.
  3. Students are not allowed to hold meetings of any kind without the special permission of the President, and then only for the purpose stated in the application.
  4. All speeches or papers prepared by students for public delivery or publication in the College magazine are subject to the revision and approval of the President; also all programmes for their public celebration.
  5. The acceptance of agencies or sale of goods on commission in Barracks by any student without the authority or permission of the President is expressly forbidden.
  6. All regulations and by-laws, or parts of regulations and by-laws, in conflict with any of the preceding regulations and by-laws, are revoked.



Government of Students in the Department of Military Science and Tactics.


  1. Inferiors are required to obey strictly, and to execute promptly, the lawful orders of their superiors appointed over them.
  2. Military authority will be exercised with firmness, kindness, and justice. Punishments must conform to regulations, and should follow the offense as promptly as circumstances will permit.
  3. Superiors are forbidden to injure those under them by tyrannical or capricious conduct, or by abusive language.


  1. Military rank is that character or quality bestowed on military persons which marks their station, and confers eligibility to exercise command in military service within the limits prescribed by regulations.
  2. The following are the grades of military rank:
  3. (1) Captain. (6) First Sergeant.
    (2) First Lieutenant. (7) Sergeant.
    (3) Second Lieutenant. (8) Corporal.
    (4) Sergeant-Major. (9) Lance Corporal.
    (5) Quartermaster-Sergeant.  
  4. Officers and non-commissioned officers in the same grade take precedence according to date of appointment.


  1. Command is exercised by virtue of office, or by special assignment by competent authority.
  2. The duties assigned to an officer in these Regulations devolve upon an officer acting in his place.
  3. An officer in temporary command shall not annul or alter the standing orders of the permanent commander without authority from Commandant of Cadets.


For the purpose of instruction in Military Science and Tactics the students of the Institution are organized into a Battalion of Infantry, a Light Battery of Artillery, a Battalion Band, a Battalion Staff, and a Signal Corps.

The officers and non-commissioned officers of the organizations are appointed and assigned at the close of each session for the next session. They are responsible for the performance of their duties, as prescribed in these Regulations, from the opening day of the session through Commencement Day of the same session.

Old students returning to College must report at all formations, to the organizations they belonged to the preceding session, if not matriculated. New students who have not matriculated will be temporarily assigned to the different organizations by the officers present at the formation.

All Military Regulations will be in force, beginning at Reveille on the opening day of the session.


  1. The officers and non-commissioned officers of the organization are appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Commandant of Cadets, and are selected from those students who best combine the qualities of high moral character, military bearing, high class standing, and general good deportment. This applies more especially to the original appointment of cadets as corporals. If a cadet has the required military qualifications, is loyal to the military authorities, a considerable falling back in the Academic Department will not affect his rank, provided he is satisfactory in that department.
  2. As a rule, Commissioned Officers will be taken from the Senior, Sergeants from the Junior, and Corporals from the Sophomore Class. Preference will always be given to students who are in one of the regular courses, and who are proficient in their classes and have the fewest demerits. A student who has once accepted an office, by signing the written agreement, obligates himself to continue faithfully to discharge the duties attaching to it till the close of the session, and will not be permitted to resign it except for reasons entirely satisfactory to the President and Commandant. The resignation of his office by a minor will usually not be considered without first placing all the circumstances of the case before his parent or guardian.
  3. The following Regulations in regard to the promotion of officers and non-commissioned officers are observed and enforced:

    (1) All candidates for promotion are required to stand a physical and mental examination. Moral fitness is also carefully considered.

    (2) All examinations are conducted by the Commandant of Cadets.

    (3) The physical examination is based upon the Surgeon's report of sickness in the candidate's case during the nine months preceding his appearance for examination, and upon the candidate's military appearance and bearing. Should the candidate fail to come up to the requirements in the physical examinations, he will not be examined mentally.

    The moral feature of the examination includes the official record of the candidate (especially demerits) during the period of his connection with the College.

    (4) If the candidate is physically and morally qualified for promotion, he proceeds with the mental examination, which is sub-divided into two classes—written and parade.


    Written.—United States Infantry Drill Regulations to include the Squad, Company and Battalion Drill in close order, and the Squad and Company Drill in extended order.

    Parade.—United States Infantry Drill Regulations to include the Squad and Company in close order, and the Squad in extended order.


    Written.—United States Light Artillery Drill Regulations to include the drill of a Detachment and Battery dismounted (including modifications in the subject due to the use of M. L. Rifles).

    Parade.—United States Light Artillery Drill Regulations to include the drill of a Detachment dismounted (including modifications in the subject clue to the use of M. L. Rifles).


    Written.—United States Infantry Drill Regulations to include the Squad and Company drill in close order, and the Squad drill in extended order.

    Parade.—United States Infantry Drill Regulations to include the Squad drill in close and extended order.


    Written.—United States Light Artillery Drill Regulations to include the drill of a Detachment dismounted (including modifications in the subject due to the use of M. L. Rifles).

    Parade.—United States Light Artillery Drill Regulations to include the drill of a Detachment dismounted on the field (including the modifications in the subject due to the use of M. L. Rifles).

    (5) Each student will be required to supply himself with a copy of the U. S. Drill Regulations and Manual of Guard Duty. These books will be for sale at the Book Room. Recitations in the Tactics will be held from time to time.

    (6) The physical, moral, and mental standing of the candidate determines the position to which he shall be promoted.

    (7) Officers and non-commissioned officers of the Band are required to stand the physical (including moral) examination only.

    (8) These regulations do not apply to original appointments of Corporals, which are made as heretofore, according to class standing and general deportment, but apply to original appointments in all other grades. (By an original appointment is meant the eligibility of a cadet serving in ranks as a private to appointment as a Commissioned Officer, Sergeant or Corporal.)

    (9) The rule that Commissioned Officers be taken from the Senior, Sergeants from the Junior, and Corporals from the Sophomore Class is, as far as practicable, observed. Should, however, the necessity arise the authorities will appoint these officers from any class.

    (10) It follows, therefore, from the preceding paragraphs that a student in any class holding an office and failing to rise to the next higher class, is not to expect to be promoted as of right with his own class. It lies entirely with the authorities whether or not he shall even retain his office at all. If he does, it will be by virtue of a new appointment, subject in every respect to the foregoing regulations. Ordinarily, he ,will not receive his same appointment, unless he is exceptionally efficient in the Military Department.

    (11) As a rule, these examinations are held during the last weeks of the session.

    (12) To fill a vacancy occurring during the session, an examination may be ordered at any time by the Commandant) with the approval of the President.

    (13) The authorities reserve the right in all cases to select the Senior and other Captains and Adjutant, and the First Sergeants of companies from any member of the Senior or Junior classes respectively, or, if necessary, from the two lower classes, without regard to the rank previously held by the cadets so selected.

    (14) Officers for the Artillery will be selected from members of that organization who have served in it for not less than one session. Hereafter, a similar rule will be observed in regard to the appointment of officers for the Band. A cadet officer in the other organizations wishing to enter the Band will therefore waive the right to his original relative rank, his name appearing last on the roster of Band officers of the same kind, or grade.

    (15) During bad weather, and on days when drill can not be held, the Captains will be required to assemble such noncommissioned officers as the Commandant may direct, for theoretical instruction in Tactics. The other officers and non-commissioned officers will be assembled by the Commandant and Assistant, for instruction on the same day.


  1. Transfers will be made by the Commandant of Cadets upon written application of the party desiring the change.
  2. Transfers will be made only for cogent reasons, which must be set forth in the application.


    [Students must understand that the "Military Day" begins at 4:30 p. m. instead of 12:00 midnight. Thus: 4:30 p. m., September 21st ("Civil Day") is the beginning of September 22d, "Military Day."]

  1. (a) Applications for leaves of absence at night must be submitted before 4:30 p. m. that evening. Applications for leaves of absence any day must be submitted by, or before, 4:30 p. m. the preceding day. Such an application submitted later than 4:30 p. m. will not be considered, except for circumstances unavoidable by the student.
  2. No student must assume the approval of a request and leave College, or otherwise take the liberties desired in such request, until same is acted on by the proper authorities, returned to him by the Officer of the Day or Barracks Orderly, and his signature is affixed immediately after the words signifying the action of such authority.

    A student thus acting on a request will, besides being reported for "acting on request before the same was endorsed," be subjected to such reports as are involved by such action, or absence from duty, whether the request would have been approved or not.

  3. (b) Applications for leaves of absence and privileges must be made through the Commandant of Cadets. No application for leave at night will be forwarded to the President for approval when submitted later than 4:00 o'clock p. m.
  4. (c) All cadets returning from leave must report the time of their return to the Commandant, or, in his absence, to the Assistant Commandant. A cadet must not leave College before his request is acted on, shown to and signed by him. Requests for release from duty on Sunday must be submitted before 4:00 p. m. Saturday.
  5. (a) Every student, on returning from leave of absence, whether his leave has expired or not, shall immediately report for military duty to the Commandant or Assistant Com-mandant, or, in their absence, to the Cadet Adjutant, or, in the absence of these officials, to the Officer of the Day.
  6. In all cases the student must report his departure and return to his First Sergeant.

  7. (b) Students obtaining permission from the President to hold meetings of any kind, must notify the Military Authorities of such privilege before having same announced before the Battalion.
  8. (c) On entering the Officer of the Day's room for the purpose of reporting off, or back, students must remove cap and stand at attention. When a considerable number are reporting off or back, they must form in two lines on entering the Officer of the Day's room. After reporting off or back students will leave the room in a line between the other two lines mentioned above.


  1. All officers salute each other in making or receiving official visits. When under arms the salute is made with the sword, if drawn; otherwise with the hand.
  2. On official occasions, officers when indoors and under arms, do not uncover, but salute with the sword, if drawn; otherwise with the hand. If not under arms, they uncover and stand at attention, but do not salute, except when making or receiving reports.
  3. When a cadet without arms passes an officer on duty he salutes him, using the hand farthest from the officer. Cadet officers will be saluted only when on duty and in full uniform, with the insignia of their rank.
  4. A cadet, armed with a sword, when out of ranks, salutes officers with the sword, if drawn; if not, he salutes with the hand. If armed with a rifle, he makes the rifle salute.
  5. A non-commissioned officer or private, in command of a detachment without arms, salutes officers with the hand. If the detachment be on foot, and armed with the rifle, he makes the rifle salute.
  6. Cadets actually at work do not cease it to salute an officer unless addressed by him, except in Barracks.
  7. A cadet makes the prescribed salute with the weapon he is armed with, or, if unarmed, with the hand, before addressing an officer. He also makes the same salute after receiving a reply.
  8. Indoors, a non-commissioned officer or private, when unarmed, salutes as heretofore prescribed without uncovering.
  9. When an officer enters the room where there are cadets, all rise and remain in the position of a soldier until the officer leaves the room.
  10. (a) In such cases, as in the inspection of rooms, the cadets will not salute unless they address, or are addressed by, the officer.
  11. Officers will at all times acknowledge the courtesies of non-commissioned officers or privates by returning salutes given, saluting as prescribed in the drill regulations. When several officers in company are saluted, all who are entitled to salute return it.
  12. When cadets visit the Commandant's or President's office, they will remain standing and attentive, and in conversation will confine themselves to the subject-matter of the visit.
  13. (a) Cadets must at all times salute all College officers.


  1. Students shall practice cleanliness in their persons and about the College buildings; and when they appear in public or at any College exercises, they shall be decently clothed, and observe proper decorum.
  2. No student shall throw anything into any of the halls, or sweep anything into the halls after the same have been swept, nor from the windows or doors of any of the buildings.
  3. (a) No student shall throw stones or snowballs, or other missiles of any description in the vicinity of the buildings.
  4. (b) No student shall play or catch ball except on the regular athletic grounds or on the secondary athletic grounds in rear of Barracks (extreme northern corner of Campus).
  5. No student shall mark, cut, or in any manner deface or injure the public buildings or other public property. Damage to any College property done by students shall be charged to them generally, if the authors are not known. Damages to a room occupied by students shall be repaired at the expense of the occupants. No obscene pictures, etc., will be allowed in a room in Barracks.
  6. Students shall walk the halls of all buildings and pass up and down stairs in study hours with as little noise as possible. Running, loud talking, scuffling, or unnecessary noise in all buildings is strictly prohibited at all times.
  7. No student (except Senior Classmen) shall visit during the hours of study, or be absent from his room except in the performance of some duty, or with permission from the proper authority; when, in every case, he will report his departure and return to the Officer of the Day.
  8. (a) Students rooming on the farm, in the country, or in the town, will not be allowed to visit in Barracks, except by special permission. Members of the Senior Class will be allowed to visit until 12:00 midnight. Senior Classmen will not be allowed to visit lower classmen. They will be allowed to visit members of their own class only when of necessity. No loafing in another cadet's room will be allowed by any student during "Call to Quarters." This regulation also applies to students excused from military duty permanently and rooming out of Barracks.
  9. (b) The members of the Senior Class are required to be in their rooms at 12 o'clock each night, except when absent by special permission.
  10. All amusements and unnecessary noise upon the grounds during study hours are strictly forbidden.
  11. No student shall cook or prepare food in his room, nor give any entertainment there, or elsewhere, without permission from the President.
  12. No student shall play at cards, dice, or any other game of hazard, or make bets, in or about the Barracks. .
  13. No student shall drink, or bring, or cause to be brought within Barracks, or have in his room or otherwise in his possession, any spirituous or intoxicating liquors, upon pain of being dismissed.
  14. (a) No student shall, at any time, except on the prescribed athletic grounds, appear with coat off, or otherwise improperly dressed.
  15. (b) Every student shall be neatly attired, and shall rise and stand at attention whenever his room is visited by any officer of the College.
  16. The occupants of a room shall not remove from the room assigned to them without permission from the Commandant, nor make any changes in the room without his permission. The clothes-press must be kept against the wall of the room at all times. No curtaining off of a portion of the room will be permitted. The occupants shall be held responsible for the cleanliness of their room and for strict observance of all rules and regulations therein; and they shall answer promptly and fully to every question put to them by any officer or student on duty.
  17. (a) Immediately after Reveille floors will be carefully swept, furniture dusted and cleaned, bedding folded and piled, and rooms prepared for inspection, shoes will be neatly polished and arranged at the foot of the bed, blacking and brush will be put out of sight, books arranged on the table or shelf, broom behind the door, chairs against the table when occupants are absent, and wash-bowl inverted.
  18. (b) The senior non-commissioned officer of a division will be required to make an inspection of his division each evening at five minutes after call to quarters, and to report the absentees to the O. D. Cadet.s must retire to their rooms at the first bell for Call to Quarters.
  19. Thirty minutes after Reveille rooms will be carefully inspected by the Division Inspectors.
  20. When not at recitation, students will remain in their rooms for study, except during Release from Quarters, or when called away on a necessary occasion.
  21. Beds may be made down during Release from Quarters.
  22. (a) During study hours visiting, loud talking or laughing, and playing on musical instruments, are prohibited.
  23. (b) During the intermediate examinations, students will not be allowed to take part in any exercise or to loiter on the Campus until after 4:30 p. m. During the final examinations there will be Release from Quarters after 1:30 p. m. No loitering on Campus or about Barracks or playing at any out-door games will be allowed during the Morning Call to Quarters, or before dinner, during final examinations.
  24. Drill hour is a period of "Call to Quarters," whether there be drill or not.

  25. Throwing things out of the windows or into the halls, running through the halls, defacing the walls or wood-work; are directly forbidden. Students are expected to behave like gentlemen at all times.
  26. None but the regular occupants, officers of the College, and the Janitor will be allowed in the Barracks without special authority of the President or Commandant. The Orderly of Barracks will carefully enforce this regulation. Students rooming out of Barracks will be allowed to visit friends in Barracks during Release from Quarters. Outsiders will not be allowed in Barracks at any time except by permission from the President, Commandant, or Marshal.
  27. (a) Revolvers, gravel-shooters, etc., are forbidden.
  28. (b) Students owning fire-arms such as pistols, rifles, shot guns, etc., must turn same over to the Marshal on entering College.
  29. (a) Immediately after Saturday morning inspection, each division inspector will detail room-orderlies for the rooms in his subdivision. A tour as room-orderly will last one week. He will keep his name on the orderly-board, hung on the back of the door, and will be responsible for the neatness and good order of his room. A hall-orderly will be detailed at the same time. He will be responsible for his hall, and will keep his name posted. The hall-orderlies and division inspectors are required to inspect whenever there is disorder within their territory and will be held responsible for the same.
  30. Only non-commissioned officers will serve as hall-orderlies, and will be required to sign the Police Report and maintain order in their respective halls.

  31. (b) The room-orderly will not be held responsible for the order and condition of his roommate's belongings such as bed, clothing, shoes, etc, and the inspector should always be careful to report the occupant whose belongings are not in the prescribed condition, and not the room-orderly. Officers may obtain a more thorough understanding of this paragraph by consulting the Commandant.
  32. If the occupant of a room detailed as room-orderly, for any reason, be absent from Barracks more than six hours, the other occupant will, without direction, post his own name as room-orderly, and be responsible for room arrangements. In case there be three in a room, the one longest off duty will thus post his name.

    A student posting the name of an absent student as room-orderly, for the purpose of avoiding the responsibility thus devolving upon him, shall be severely punished.

  33. In piling the beds the following arrangements will be observed: (1st) Mattress folded once; (2d) Sheets so folded as to be the width of a pillow, and their length to be the width of the mattress, placed with folded edges exposed; (3) Pillows; (4th) Blankets folded as the sheets and similarly placed; (5) Comforters folded and placed as the blankets. When completed, the pile should appear on the mattress at the head of the bed, folded edges only exposed, and the whole pile straight and the edges perpendicular to each other.
  34. Clothing must be hung up or placed in the clothes-press or clothes-bag.
  35. No tacking or nailing anything against the picture strips or plastering will be permitted, except by special authority; nor will the walls be in any other manner defaced.
  36. The rooms must at all times be kept neat and clean, and are at all times to be subject to inspection by the Commandant, Assistant Commandant, Officer of the Guard, and the Marshal.
  37. (a) Bolting or in any other way tampering with the locks of the doors of the rooms so that the pass keys will not open same is strictly forbidden.
  38. (b) When both occupants of a room are absent the door must be locked and the light turned off, the last one leaving being responsible. The light need not be turned off when the occupants are absent for only a few minutes, but the door must always be left locked when occupants are absent.
  39. Any improper conduct in or about the Barracks, though not expressly mentioned in the Regulations, is forbidden, and will be punished accordingly.
  40. Each occupant will see that a light is in his room immediately after "Evening Call to Quarters," and extinguished when the occupants are absent on duty.
  41. (a) Officers and non-commissioned officers are appointed for the purpose of maintaining order and discipline in and out of Barracks, and those of them who fail in this can not expect to hold their positions. Officers and non-commissioned officers will be held accountable for any violation of these Regulations in the vicinity of their rooms.
  42. (b) The four Senior Line Sergeants, except the First Sergeants, in accepting their appointments, thereby agree to room in the New Barracks, and will be required to maintain order and enforce discipline there. Also the four Senior Corporals will be required to room in New Barracks under the same conditions and for the same purpose.
  43. (c) The drawing for rooms will take place on the last Saturday of the session in one of the lecture rooms. The Junior Class will report first and will be divided into two sections for drawing: (1) Juniors rooming together; (2) Juniors rooming with lower classmen or without room mates. The 1st section will draw first, after which the 2d. The Sophomore and Freshman classes will then draw; Sophomores first, Freshmen next, the arrangement for drawing in each case being similar to that for the Junior Class.


  1. There shall be a "Surgeon's Call" twice every day, at such hours as the President may appoint, at which time the Surgeon shall meet and examine all students applying for any exemption from duty whatever, on account of disease or physical disability. The morning Surgeon's Call will usually be sounded soon after Chapel, at which time the Surgeon will examine the sick, in his office in the Barracks. The afternoon Sick Call will usually Be sounded about 4:45 p. m., at which time the Surgeon will meet the sick at the Infirmary.
  2. Students unable to attend Evening Work, and who failed to see the Surgeon at the Morning Sick Call, will report to his office at his residence between the hours of 1 and 2 o'clock p. m. Students must not apply to the President for release from duty on the plea of sickness. Students wishing the Surgeon to visit them in their rooms must submit a request to him in writing. No verbal request submitted through another student will be considered.

    At Police Inspection every morning, each Division Inspector will make a complete list of all the sick in his division, whether excused by the Surgeon or not, and will furnish the list to the Officer of the Day immediately after Police Inspection. The Officer of the Day will submit the list to the Surgeon.

    Immediately after the Morning Sick Call, the Officer of the Day will secure the Surgeon's report and forward same to the Commandant's office.

    Any student finding it necessary to be excused from any duty on account of sickness between the Morning and Afternoon Sick Calls, will make an application in writing through the Officer of the Day, who will immediately forward it through the Commandant to the Surgeon, or in his absence to the President. This applies to any duty except Evening Work, in which case the Student must report to the Surgeon's office at his residence between 1 and 2 o'clock p. m.

    A Sick Marshal will be detailed each Saturday at Retreat to serve throughout the following week. The Sick Marshal will report to the Officer of the Day's room at 4:45 p. m. each day, form the sick students in a body and attend same to the Hospital. If the Sick Marshal does not report, the Officer of the Day will detail a student (an officer, if possible) as Sick Marshal who will conduct the sick to the Hospital. Sick students must not go to the Hospital before the sick squad, or be late in reporting at evening Sick Call. If the Sick Marshal does not report by 4:50 he will be reported late by the Officer of the Day. If he does not report at all, he will be reported "not reporting for duty as Sick Marshal."

    The Sick Marshal will secure the Surgeon's Evening Sick Report and bring same to the Officer of the Day's room, from which it will be forwarded to the Commandant's office .

    The Sick Marshal will be present at all sick calls, will secure a list of students excused from marching and will require the students to form in a body behind the Battalion at meal roll-calls and conduct them to the Dining Hall. Students excused from marching to and from meals will not be allowed to go down town after meals, but will be formed behind the Battalion by the Sick Marshal and conducted to Barracks. Students excused from marching or other duty will not be allowed to ride wheels, run, or take any other exercise equally as injurious or severe as marching, or the duty from which they are relieved.

  3. The sick students who are permitted by the Surgeon to remain in quarters shall not leave their rooms, except for the purpose of performing some duty, or of taking exercise, at such times as the Surgeon may have prescribed, with the approbation of the President or Commandant. But no such student, for any purpose whatever, shall be absent from his room during any drill, parade, or roll-call, from which he may have been excused on account of indisposition.
  4. The sick in Hospital shall obey all orders of the Surgeon, and all such police regulations as he may prescribe, with the approbation of the President.
  5. No patient shall leave the Hospital or go beyond the Hospital yard without permission from the Surgeon, nor shall any student be received at the Hospital as a patient unless sent there by the Surgeon.
  6. No student shall visit any patient in the Hospital without permission from the Surgeon.
  7. The Surgeon shall make to the Commandant a daily report of all the students to be excused from any duty whatever, setting opposite their names the character of their complaints, and where treated; whether in quarters or Hospital. He has full authority to order any sick student to the Hospital or at his discretion to permit him to remain in his quarters. Students sick in Barracks, when authorized by the Surgeon, may receive their meals in their rooms by reporting the necessity therefor to the Steward.


  1. (a) No student shall be absent from any duty whatever except by permission of the President, or on account of sickness or temporary disability, approved by the Surgeon. No student will be allowed to leave ranks without permission from the Commandant, or other officer in charge, and then only in case of sickness or other necessity.
  2. (b) The officer in charge of a command must report as absent to the Officer of the Day all absentees reported to him by the First Sergeant as well as all officers not accounted for by the First Sergeant or Sergeant who calls the roll. This applies to all military formations except those under arms, in which case the First Sergeant or Sergeant who calls the roll will make off his report on the regulation Drill Slip, reporting every man on the company roll who is absent. If the First Sergeant is absent, the roll is called by the next in rank, whether he be Sergeant or Corporal.
  3. (c) Every non-commissioned officer of a command must learn the roll by heart; and in the absence of the non-commissioned officer next above him, will immediately form the company and call the roll. This applies to all non-commissioned officers, even down to the last Corporal.
  4. (a) When the signal for any company, squad or other formation is sounded, the students are required to form rapidly and quietly under the direction of their officers and sergeants, and any noise or disorderly conduct during formation will be treated as disorder in ranks. A student not in ranks before the First Sergeant has begun to call the roll will be marked late; and any one falling in ranks after roll-call must report to the officer in charge of the formation. After all military exercises, the students must leave the grounds in an orderly and gentlemanly manner.
  5. (b) All students will be required to march to church with the squad for that church. The senior officer present will march the squad to and from the church at attention, dismissing it on its return to the Parade Ground at Barracks. If two Captains attend the same church, one of them will have charge of the squad, and the other will not be required to march. All other students will be required to march, except those excused by the Surgeon.
  6. The Adjutant will, as at all other formations, make a report of the staff to the Officer of the Day at Church Roll-Call, will form the staff members in a body and conduct them to church, allowing the different members to fall out on reaching their churches, or the nearest points to them.

    The Sick Marshal will similarly form and conduct those students excused from marching.

  7. (c) A student late at a formation under arms must give the rifle salute to the officer in charge of the command. At all other formations the salute with the hand is given.
  8. (d) The officer in charge of a command must not allow any yelling from his command to another (while the two are at rest) or to individuals out of ranks. Neither will he allow remarks to be made by members of his command about those of another while his is at rest and the latter drilling. Individuals out of ranks are not allowed to call to or communicate with the men in a company without the permission of the officer in charge of the command.


    The officer in charge of a church squad will sit near the entrance to the church where he can conveniently superintend the entrance and departure of students. A student compelled to leave church will request permission from the officer in charge who will invariably report such to the Commandant, through the prescribed channels. He will also report any student leaving church without permission, late entering church, as well as any misbehavior or improper observance of divine worship. No sleeping, reclining on benches or on other students will be allowed. A student, leaving church of necessity, must, besides reporting to officer in charge, report to the Barrack Orderly or Officer of the Day at the Officer of the Day's room. This applies to the leaving of any exercise under military rule.

  9. Students not on military duty are forbidden to be on the Drill Grounds without permission from the Commandant. All students allowed on the Grounds during any of the military exercises are required to conduct themselves in a quiet, orderly and gentlemanly manner. They will not distract the attention of any one in ranks, nor pass between an officer or Sergeant and his command, nor interfere with them in any manner whatever.
  10. Two signals will be sounded for each formation, and cadets are expected to repair to the Parade Grounds at the first signal.


  1. The senior officer present is, under the general direction and control of the Commandant, Superintendent of the Dining Hall. He is responsible for the enforcement of these Regulations, and in this,duty he will be assisted by all other officers and non-commissioned officers in the Battalion organization.
  2. (a) The senior cadet officer at each table is the Superintendent of the Table. The Superintendent of the Dining Hall will hold him strictly responsible for any violation of Regulations at his table. The Superintendent of each table will correct any breach of table etiquette; any boisterous, discourteous and unseemly conduct; any improper, disgusting or profane language; in short, any conduct at the table which would be unbecoming a gentleman under any circumstances.


    His attention may be called to such offenses by any cadet at his table.

    He will report all delinquents to the Superintendent of the Dining Hall, by whom they will be reported through the regular channels to the Commandant of Cadets.

    He will preside over his table from his seat at one end of it.

  3. (b) For their own protection, and the protection of the cadets assigned to their tables, officers in charge of tables are required on reaching their tables to count the silverware, and report any shortage to the Superintendent of the Dining Hall.
  4. A non-commissioned officer will be designated as carver at each table. He will sit at the end opposite the Superintendent, and it shall be his duty to assist that officer in the performance of his duties.
  5. The tables will be divided into a Staff table and as many Company tables as are necessary.
  6. The occupants of the Staff table shall consist of the Superintendent of the Dining Hall, the Cadet Adjutant, and Quartermaster, the Cadet Sergeant-Major and Quartermaster-Sergeant, and those members of the Senior Class who may be excused permanently from military duty. The latter class shall be subject to these Regulations the same as other students. Other members of the student-body will be assigned permanent seats at the Company tables by the Commandant of Cadets, and they are forbidden to change them without permission from that officer. Due consideration will be given to the congeniality of the set assigned to each table.

  7. (a) The Battalion will be marched to and from the Dining Hall in the usual manner at the regular appointed hours by the Superintendent of the Dining Hall. Upon reaching the Dining Hall each student will proceed at attention to his own seat and remain standing at attention behind it till the Superintendent of the Dining Hall commands "1. Take; 2. Seats!" at which command cadets will be seated and "attention" relaxed. On reaching the Dining Hall it must be understood that attention is not relaxed until the command "1. Take; 2. Seats."


    At the command "take seats," students will seat themselves, placing the cap under the chair, and overcoat, if worn, on back of chair. Students may, if they choose, wear the overcoat throughout the meal.

    No student, except the Officer of the Day, the Barrack Orderlies, the Cadet Adjutant, the Officers of the Guard, and the student waiters will enter the Dining Hall before the Battalion or remain in it after the Battalion leaves, unless he shall have authority from the Commandant of Cadets.

    No student, excused from marching, will go to the Dining Hall in front of the Battalion.

    No students, except the Staff, members of the Senior Class excused permanently from military duty, the Officer of the Day and the Barrack Orderlies and waiters, will be excused from marching to and from meals, unless excused by proper authority. No student except the Superintendent of the Dining Hall will leave his seat without first obtaining permission from the Superintendent of his table; and no student except those hereinafter mentioned shall leave the Dining Hall except by permission of the Superintendent of the Dining Hall, who will in all cases report the student so leaving to the Commandant of Cadets.

    The Officer of the Day, Officers of the Guard, the Barrack Orderlies and all students at the Staff table, except the Superintendent, may leave the Dining Hall when they have finished their meals.

  8. (b) The Superintendent of the Dining Hall will refuse permission to students to leave the Hall unless sickness or absolute necessity is pleaded. Students asking leave must state their reasons. Students are not allowed to leave the Dining Hall for the purpose of going elsewhere for meals. Complaints against a meal will be investigated by the proper authorities. Well founded complaints will always receive careful attention. Capricious or unwarranted complaints will subject the student to discipline. Any complaint will be first made to the Superintendent of the Table, who will report it to the Superintendent of the Dining Hall. In no case will a private make complaint to the Superintendent of the Hall during a meal.


    A student leaving the Dining Hall by permission will, besides reporting to his First Sergeant, report to the Barracks Orderly at the Officer of the Day's room.

  9. (c) Members of the different athletic teams who may be excused from Retreat must enter and leave the Dining Hall together. In no case will they be allowed to enter or leave the Dining Hall before the Battalion. On days of no games or practises, they must attend Retreat with their organization. After finishing supper the senior officer belonging to the team (if no military officer belongs to the team, the captain of the team) will form and march the team, as a squad, to barracks at attention, dismissing it on reaching the Officer of the Day's room, where the members, if after Call to Quarters, will enter and report their arrival to the O. D. or B. O., as prescribed in Paragraph 14 (c) of these Regulations.
  10. While students are permitted to converse in an ordinary tone with others at their own tables, all talking from one table to another is forbidden.
  11. Cadets at each table will pass dishes to each other, but they are forbidden to pass anything from one table to another.
  12. The waiters will not be spoken to by any cadet except Superintendents of Tables and Carvers. It is intended that they spend their time bringing dishes to the dining-room, but when they are not so engaged they may be required by the Superintendent to wait on the tables. Neither will the cadets at tables, except Superintendents of Tables and Carvers, be spoken to by the waiters, such violations being reported by the Superintendent of Table and Carver.


    The waiters will be courteously treated, and complaints against them will be made to the Superintendent of the Dining Hall and by him to the Steward.

  13. After finishing their meals, cadets will neatly fold up their napkins and lay them at their respective places at the table and remain in place till the Superintendent gives the command "I. Battalion; Rise!" when all cadets will rise and proceed quietly to the ground where their companies are formed.
  14. (b) The Superintendents of Tables will rise at the command from the Captain of the Company, or officer in charge, and remain standing behind his seat until all men beyond him have passed by, when he will rise his section, remaining behind his seat until all the men have left the table. He will see that all men at his table rise in an orderly manner, shoving the chairs up against the table on rising.


    After rising, students will leave the hall at attention.

  15. Cadets are forbidden to enter any room other than the dining-room during meal hours unless they are employed at the Dining Hall.
  16. Cadets are forbidden to take from the Dining Hall any article whatever, whether of table furniture or food.
  17. The Steward of the Dining Hall will keep a record book of breakages and losses; and all damage done will be charged to the cadet or cadets responsible for it, as set forth under the head of Dining Hall in the General Regulations.
  18. The Superintendent of the Dining Hall, or of Tables, is forbidden to delegate to any one else any duty herein imposed upon them, except in cases of sickness or necessity, or by authority of the Commandant of Cadets. In the case of absence of any of these officers, their duties shall in the usual manner fall upon the next in rank.
  19. In bad or stormy weather the Cadet Adjutant may publish orders or delinquencies in the Dining Hall immediately after the meal (usually supper) is finished and before the Battalion rises. He will call the Battalion to attention, having in all cases previously notified the Superintendent of the Dining Hall of his intention. Having completed the publication, he will give the command "Rest!"


    When the Battalion is called to attention at any time, students must assume the following attitude: They will sit squarely in their chairs, hands off the table, head and eyes straight to the front, and in silence.

  20. Should a member of the Board of Visitors or the President enter the dining-room while the Battalion is present the Superintendent of the Dining Hall will call the Battalion to attention and cause it to rise by the commands, "1. Battalion; 2. Attention; 3. Rise!" and will thus hold the Battalion till the officer leaves the room or waives his right to the compliment, when he will give the command "Rest!" at which the cadets will take their seats and resume the meal. Should the Commandant of Cadets or a professor enter the room, he is entitled to the same compliment, except that the Battalion does not rise. This regulation will not be enforced when the officer boards in the Hall, or takes meals there for any length of time.


  1. (a) The Adjutant is an assistant to the Commandant and has oversight of all formations. He will be present at all formations, reporting the result of the Staff attendance to the Officer of the Day. He will see that the Officer of the Day is present at all formations, these two officers having equal authority in reference to each other. He will report to the Commandant's office each evening at 4:30 for instructions. He will make inspections of Barracks at any time the Commandant may direct, or, at his pleasure. Other duties pertaining to the Adjutant, as well as to the Officer of the Day and all other officers and non-commissioned officers, may not be embodied in these Regulations.
  2. (b) Detail.—The Cadet Adjutant will detail a Cadet Officer as Officer of the Day, two non-commissioned officers as Sergeant and Corporal of the Guard, and four privates as Barrack Orderlies every day at Retreat for duty next day and night. Each Saturday at Retreat a Sergeant will also be detailed as Sick Marshal. The details will be made by roster and in accordance with Kennon's Manual of Guard Duty.
  3. The first list will be composed of all Cadet Officers, the second of non-commissioned officers. The third list will be composed of all privates except those of the Senior Class.

    As stated above, details are made by roster. However, when an officer, non-commissioned officer, or private is directed to report for duty by the Commandant, Assistant Commandant, Adjutant, or Officer of the Day or Guard, by direction of the Commandant, such officer or private must serve whether his name is the next in the list or not, and independent of the time of day or night he might receive such directions. Failing to comply with this regulation will be reported as "disobedience to orders."

  4. (c) If the officer thus detailed be excused from military duty on the day of his tour, he must immediately notify the Adjutant, who will detail the next officer on the roster. This regulation applies also to the Officers of the Guard and privates detailed as Barrack Orderlies.
  5. (a) Duties of the Officer of the Day.—The new Officer of the Day will relieve the old Officer of the Day at 4:30 o'clock p. m. each day. Immediately upon assuming the duties of his office he will proceed to examine all property pertaining to the Officer of the Day's office, and all locks and fastenings on the doors and windows, and in case he finds anything out of order, he will report the matter at once to the Marshal. He is responsible for all property in his office. The Officer of the Day is charged with the duty of having all signals, except the first signal for Reveille, sounded at the proper time. He will be present in person at all military formations, and will see that all orders and regulations are properly enforced. He will receive the reports of absentees in each case from the officers in charge of the commands, who will report as absent to the Officer of the Day all officers not accounted for by the First Sergeant or Sergeant who calls the roll, as well as the absentees given him by the First Sergeant. If the Captain of the Command is not present, the Officer of the Day will report as absent all officers of higher rank than the officer in charge of the command, as well as those given him by the First Sergeant. This holds good for all military formations except drill and other formations under arms. He will invariably remain in his office or vicinity at night till after the 12:00 o'clock signal has been sounded; he will then make a general inspection of the Barracks from the front and rear from the outside, and see that all unauthorized lights are extinguished and that the Barracks are quiet. He may then retire, but will be on the alert to suppress any disorder that may occur during the night. At all formations he will, in addition to the regular report, receive the report of the Staff from the Cadet Adjutant. He will make the following regular inspections of Barracks:
    1st. Between 8:30 a. m. and 11 :30 a. m.
    2d. Between 1:30 p. m. and 4:30 p. m.
    3d. Between "Evening Call to Quarters" and 10 :00 p. m.


    In addition, he will inspect the Barracks or any part thereof whenever in his judgment it is necessary for the proper performance of his duties, or when ordered by the Commandant to inspect. Between Reveille, and 12:00 midnight, he will remain in his office, except when absent on duty or by necessity, when he will invariably leave the Barrack Orderly in charge of his office. He will not allow his office to be made a loafing place, but may in his discretion allow cadets in his office between class formations and during release from quarters. He will see that the bell is not tampered with, and that the signals on it are properly sounded; in no case will the bell rope be jerked or pulled unnecessarily hard. During his tour he is excused from aU academic and all other military duty.

    The Sergeant and Corporal of the Guard and the Barrack Orderly are his assistants and under his direct orders. He will at all times hold the Barrack Orderly to a strict performance of duty. He will not allow the Barrack Orderly to offer a substitute, nor will he himself offer one, without proper authority. No substitute will be offered or permanent or temporary changes made without authority from the Commandant or Assistant Commandant, or in their absence, from the Cadet Adjutant.

  6. (b) The following is the schedule of signals for days except Saturday and Sunday:
  7. 1st. Change of Officers of the Day and Guard: (1) 4:20 p. m., (2) 4:30.
    2nd. Evening Sick Call: 4:45 p. m.
    3d. Retreat, Supper Roll-Call: (1) 5:55, (2) 6:00 p. m.
    4th. Evening Call to Quarters: (1) 6:55, (2) 7:00 p. m.
    5th. Tattoo: 10:00 p. m.
    6th. Taps: 12:00 midnight.
    7th. Reveille: (1) 6:15, (2) 6:30 a. m.
    8th. Police Inspection: 7:00 a. m.
    9th. Breakfast Roll-Call: (1) 7:05 a. m., (2) 7:10.
    10th. Chapel Roll-Call: immediately after breakfast.
    11th. Morning Sick Call: 8:00 a. m.
    12th. First Hour: (1) 8:25, (2) 8:30 a. m:
    13th. Second Hour: (1) 9:25, (2) 9:30 a. m.
    14th. Third Hour: (1) 10:25, (2) 10:30 a. m.
    15th. Release from Third Hour: 11:25 a. m.
    16th. Drill Hour: (1) 11:30, (2) 11:35 a. m.
    17th. Recall from Drill: 12:25 p. m.
    18th. Dinner Roll-Call: (1) 12:30, (2) 12:35 p. m.
    19th. Afternoon Call to Quarters: (1) 1:20, (2) 1:30 p. m.

    On Saturdays all signals between 10:30 a. m. and 12:25 p. m., exclusive, will be omitted. All other regular signals will be sounded.

    On Sundays the following signals:

    1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, signals same as above.
    7th. Reveille: (1) 7:15, (2) 7:30 a. m.
    8th: Police Inspection: 8: 00 a. m.
    9th. Breakfast Roll-Call: (1) 8:05, (2) 8:10 a. m.
    10th. Morning Sick Call: 9:00 a. m.
    11th. Sunday School: (1) 9:25, (2) 9:30 a. m.
    12th. Church Roll-Call: (1) 10:30, (2) 10:40 a. m.
    13th. Dinner Roll-Call: (1) 12: 55, (2) 1:00 p. m.

    On Holidays prescribed in these Regulations, the signals will be the same as for Sunday, omitting those for Sunday School and Church Roll-Calls.

  8. The Officer of the Day is the direct representative of the Commandant of Cadets, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly by all classes and grades of cadets. He will receive orders only from the President or the Commandant. When he receives orders from the President, he will comply with them and report them to the Commandant. He will report at the Commandant's office at 9:00 a. m. each day, Sunday excepted.
  9. Any complaints to be preferred against the Officer of the Day will be made to the Commandant in person. No trivial ones will be entertained. When on duty the Officer of the Day will wear his sword, but will never remove his sword from its scabbard. He is on honor to perform all of his duties conscientiously and with strict rectitude. The morning following the expiration of his tour, he will submit to the Commandant a certificate in the prescribed form. He must in all cases bear in mind that he signs his certificate on honor. Any accidental or intentional neglect of duty will be noted in ink on the back of his certificate. He will also note the name of his Sergeant and Corporal of the Guard and Barrack Orderly on the back of his certificate.
  10. (a) Duties of the Sergeant and Corporal of the Guard.—The Sergeant of the Guard will be required to occupy the Officer of the Day's room from Taps until Reveille, and the Corporal of the Guard to remain in his room in the New Barracks during the same period. Each will be furnished with blanks to take the departure and return of every cadet who leaves Barracks. All cadets leaving Barracks after Taps for any purpose whatever will be required to report their names to one or the other of these officers. It shall be the duty of the Sergeant and Corporal of the Guard to make such inspections as may be required; one inspection each night is imperative. In case of any disorder they are required to awaken the Officer of the Day and assist him to suppress the same. Each day before 8:30 a. m., the blanks on which the departure and return of cadets have been entered, along with their own reports and certificates, must be put into the box at the Commandant's office. The non-commissioned Officers of the Guard will be restricted from inspecting the Commissioned Officers' rooms except in the following cases: (a) If they are disorderly in their room; (b) If the Commissioned Officer room with a non-commissioned officer or private.
  11. (b) The Sergeant or Corporal of the Guard will report all students for burning light after 12:00 o'clock, loafing in halls or doorways to rooms, absent from room, and visiting, except those provided for above. They will allow no loafing in their offices. Such reports must also be made by the Officer of the Day.
  12. (a) Duties of the Barrack Orderlies.—They are assistants to the Officer of the Day and under his direct orders. Under the direction of the Officer of the Day they will sound signals and assist the Officer of the Day in any other way in which he may direct. They are on honor to report to the Officer of the Day all violations of regulations coming under their observation. They are excused from all academic duty and all other military duty. They will receive orders only from the President, the Commandant of Cadets and Assistant Commandant, the Secretaries, and the Officer of the Day. One of them will report to the Commandant's office at 9:30 a. m. each day, except Sunday, and at any other time the Commandant may direct.
  13. (b) On evenings of ceremonies or drills, the time of completion of which is later than 4:30 p. m., the change of Officers of the Day, Guard, and Barrack Orderlies will be made after such ceremony or drill is over. The new Officer of the Day, of the Guard, and Barrack Orderlies will attend such exercise, reporting for duty, at the Commandant's office, immediately after the exercise.
  14. (c) The new and old Officers of the Day, the new and old Officers of the Guard, and the Sick Marshal will report to the Commandant's office at 4:30 p. m., unless otherwise directed by the Commandant, and at times mentioned in Paragraph 85 (b). The day Barrack Orderlies will report to the Officer of the Day's room at 4:30 p. m., the night Barrack Orderlies at 10:00 p. m. The Sergeant and Corporal of the Guard will report to the Officer of the Day's room at 10:00 pm.
  15. The Officers of the Guard and night Barrack Orderlies will not be allowed to visit, or be absent from room, except while performing their duties, between Call to Quarters and 10:00 o'clock p. m. They are allowed to go to bed during this period.

    Although not on specific duty during the following periods, Retreat to Tattoo, and Reveille to end of his tour, an officer of the Guard or night Barrack Orderly will perform such duties during these periods as the Commandant may direct.


  1. (a) In addition to the inspections prescribed for the Officer of the Day, the Sergeant and Corporal of the Guard, and Barrack Orderly, the Division Inspector shall make a regular inspection twenty minutes after Reveille, to be known as Police Inspection.
  2. (b) On each Saturday morning at 9:35 a thorough inspection of Barracks will be made by the Commandant and Assistant, accompanied by such officers and non-commissioned officers as the Commandant may direct. All regulations pertaining to room arrangement must be observed at this inspection, the occupant of the room appearing in full uniform with white gloves. Those students to whom arms have been issued will appear with side arms and remain standing at "Attention" while their rooms are being inspected. No student will leave his room before the inspection of Barracks is completed. The Officer of the Day will enforce this; allowing, however, cadets to report off to him when of absolute necessity.
  3. Immediately after this inspection is completed, the first signal will be sounded for "Inspection of Arms," at which students will repair to the Parade Grounds. The signal for the formation will be sounded five minutes afterwards, at which the companies will be formed under arms. Except at Battalion Inspection, the members of the Band will report for practise at "Inspection Hour."

  4. The Division Inspector will be held strictly responsible for all disorders in his Division, and he may at any time call upon other officers or non-commissioned officers in his Division to assist him in his duties. But he is forbidden to delegate his authority or duty to any one else unless authorized to do so by the Commandant of Cadets.
  5. He shall also make an inspection at any time he finds it necessary to do so in order to preserve the proper discipline in his Division.
  6. It is the duty of the Marshal to make such inspections of Barracks as are necessary for the performance of his duty in enforcing these regulations, and at all times to assist the Commandant in preserving good order and discipline. As heretofore, he will not report or inspect for the minor offenses, such as visiting, etc., but is empowered to inspect a room at any time the graver offenses are being committed, or that he suspects they are being committed.


  1. It is made the duty of the cadet officers and non-commissioned officers at all times, and also of privates when on duty, to report any violation of these Regulations to the Commandant through the regular channels.
  2. The Commandant's office hour is from 9:30 a. m. to 10:30 a. m. daily, Sunday excepted, and from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.
  3. Delinquencies will be published daily as heretofore by the Cadet Adjutant at Retreat or Supper Roll-Call.
  4. Any student reported for a delinquency, except absence, must either report to the office in person, or submit a written explanation, before the office-hour on the third day after date of publication of the report, if he has an explanation to offer. The prescribed form will be used. Cadets reported for any absence, whether for military or class duty, must write an explanation, and submit it before the second office-hour after publication of reports.
  5. (a) Any student who shall present a disrespectful excuse shall be punished according to the degree of the offense. Any explanation submitted after the third office-hour will be out of date and will not be considered.


    The military months will end as follows: October 18th, November 18th, December 18th, January 27th, February 25th, March 27th, April 27th, May 27th, and the closing day of the session.

  6. (b) Students having reports against them must, if they have an explanation to offer, submit it before the third office-hour after publication of reports. Students having absences against them must submit a written explanation before the second office-hour after publication of reports by the Adjutant. Students not thus submitting an explanation for an absence will be reported for "Not submitting explanation for absence."


  1. (a) All arms and other public property used in this department, shall be used only on duty; they shall at all times be kept in good order. Each student will be held personally responsible for any loss or damage to property issued to him. No student shall lend or exchange his arms or accoutrements or use those of another student; nor shall he alter his gun by scraping, filing, cutting or varnishing the stock, barrel or any part of it; nor shall the lock be removed or gun taken apart without permission from the Commandant.
  2. (b) Students must remember the number of gun issued them. A printed copy of the list of students with the number of gun issued will be posted on the Bulletin Board in the First Academic Building soon after arms are issued, and students obtaining possession of a wrong number must examine the list and rectify the mistake. Cadets will not be allowed to wear United States belts or in any way use United States property when not on duty.


  1. The following offenses will be reported in this department:
  2. (a) Leaving ranks without permission, or any other act of insubordination or disrespect; answering for another at roll-call, or to own name from window or doorway to room; rendering a false excuse.

    (b) Absence from any duty; using College arms contrary to orders, or when not on duty; damage to arms and accoutrements.

    (c) Disorder on the grounds by any one out of ranks; distracting the attention of any one in ranks, or making remarks about or laughing at those on duty by any one not on duty; playing of any kind on the grounds during any of the exercises; snapping or taking gun to pieces; not answering to name at roll-call; disorder in ranks, which includes any willful and inexcusable disturbance of the dignity of ranks, such as laughing, talking, whistling, noise of any kind, spitting, eating, kicking, shoving, crowding, falling down, knocking off cap, dropping cap, gun, bayonet, rammer, etc.

    (d) Taking place in ranks after roll-call; answering to names out of ranks; answering to name in ranks improperly (in an unnatural or unnecessarily loud voice); inattention, which consists of any lack of promptness or lack of accuracy in the execution of commands; using the arms or accoutrements of another; lending one's arms or accoutrements; name on arms or accoutrements; handling arms without gloves; not in uniform; any untidiness in ranks, such as dirty person, soiled uniform—including cap, unpolished shoes, including the heels; dirty gun, bayonet, bayonet-scabbard, cartridge-box, gloves, belts and plates of all kinds; and display of shirt between jacket and pants; not keeping dressed.

    (e) Not saluting, taking place in ranks during roll-call; passing between an officer or Sergeant and his command; torn coat, jacket, pants, cap, shoes, gloves and belts; buttons off uniform; coat, jacket or pants unbuttoned; pants rolled up; shoes untied or accouterments improperly adjusted; any irregularity in ranks, such as carrying head improperly, turning head, not keeping eyes to the front, standing improperly, throwing up hands, swinging arms, etc.

    (f) All acts which are prohibited by these regulations; all disorders, misbehavior or neglect unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, or subversive of good order and military discipline, though not herein expressly mentioned, are forbidden, and will be punished accordingly.

  3. When sent for by the Commandant of Cadets, a student must obey the call, unless prevented from doing so by sickness or other necessity.
  4. (a) Any student shall have the right to complain to the Commandant of any unjust treatment by any cadet officer or non-commissioned officer. But trivial complaints will not be entertained.


  5. (b) Students must not approach an officer about a report without first obtaining his permission, and no discussion of, or explanation to, a report will be considered by the Commandant or Assistant Commandant outside of the Commandant's office.
  6. Any student shall have the right to appeal to the President from any decision made by the Commandant, provided such appeal is made in writing and transmitted through the Commandant.


  1. Offenses.—(1) Late at any formation; any violation of room arrangement; wearing hat in room during call to quarters; dirty floor or wash-basin; not properly uniformed; not reporting departures and returns; and all similar offenses—one demerit for each offense.
  2. (2) Inattention or trifling in ranks; dirty arms or accoutrements; in front of Battalion at any formation; no light in room at taps; burning light after 12:00 o:clock; loitering in or about Barracks or College building or on Campus during call to quarters or during drill hour; and all similar offenses; hair too long or not cut in military style—two demerits for each offense.

    (3) On roof of stoop; throwing water from windows; kicking football or catching baseball in vicinity of Barracks or Academic buildings; and all similar offenses; unintentional absence from military duty (unless repeated)—three demerits for each offense.

    (4) Intentional absence from military duty; or repeated unauthorized absence from same from whatever cause; gross carelessness or misbehavior in ranks; all cases of minor disorder in Barracks or otherwise; unauthorized absence from room or visiting during study hours; insubordination or disrespect towards an officer or a non-commissioned officer; trifling with or in any manner molesting any cadet who is in ranks or on any duty; throwing water in Barracks; neglect or improper performance of duty, or culpable ignorance of the same; the use of indecent or improper language; answering to name or counting off in ranks in a boisterous or unnecessarily loud tone of voice; assumption of military authority; disobedience of orders; approaching an officer or non-commissioned officer concerning a report unless by permission of the latter; disorder after taps; door bolted or fastened on inside, or locks in any way tampered with while occupants are in rooms; and all similar offenses—from four to ten demerits for each offense, depending upon the character of the offense and the circumstances attending same.

    A student found in town, or otherwise outside of College limits, after call to quarters at night, shall be given ten demerits; between Tattoo and Reveille, the offense is graver and the student will be punished according to the circumstances and time of night. Any unauthorized visiting or absence between Tattoo and 12:00, ten demerits; after 12:00 the punishment will be more severe, depending on circumstances.

    Greater offenses will be reported to the Faculty for their action.

  3. Offenses not mentioned in the foregoing list will be graded according to similar ones mentioned.
  4. An increase of demerits will be made for repetitions of the same offense. Demerits count in making up the monthly grade of students in this department, and in determining the general standing for the year.

    Military punishment to consist of extra tours of guard duty will be awarded in addition to demerits for offenses of a serious nature or for continued neglect of military duty.

    A private reported as poor (with eleven or more demerits) for any preceding month will be put on extra duty as soon as the number of his demerits exceeds ten. An officer under the same circumstances may be required to sit in confinement or reduced in rank, at the discretion of the Commandant.

    For each month during which a student may have received fewer than eight demerits a number of credits shall be awarded him equal to the difference between the number of demerits he actually received and eight, provided the number of demerits received is less than eight. Credits so received will cancel an equal number of demerits awarded for that month.

    With the approval of the President a student having an excess of demerits may remove such excess by performing extra tours of guard duty, each hour of such duty removing one demerit.


  1.     Demerits per month
    Highest distinction, 0 to 2 very good.
    Distinction, 2 to 5
    Proficiency, 5 to 8 good.
    Pass, 8 to 11 fair.
    Condition, 11 to 14 poor.
    Deficiency, 14 to 17, etc., very poor.
  2. Students having over eleven demerits in one month will be reported to the Faculty as unsatisfactory.
  3. Any student reported as unsatisfactory in this department for any one month during the session, will be admonished and warned that if he is unsatisfactory a second month he will be brought before the Faculty for discipline.
  4. A Cadet Officer or non-commissioned officer is liable for reduction for any flagrant breach of these Regulations, or for continued neglect of his duties as such.
  5. A Cadet Officer or non-commissioned officer reported as unsatisfactory in the military department for any month during the session, is liable to be reduced in rank according to the gravity of the case. If he be twice so reported he shall be totally reduced.


  1. (a) The uniform will consist of cap, blouse, and trousers, as follows:
    1. Cap: of dark blue cloth, chasseur pattern, with black enamel leather band, crossed guns in gold, with the letters V. P. I. in silver embroidered on a circular arc in old English characters in the upper angle of the crossed rifles.
    2. Blouse: a sack coat of dark blue cloth, falling collar, single breasted, with five buttons in front and three small buttons on the under seam of the cuff of each sleeve, cuffs three inches deep; the skirt to extend to one-third the distance from the hip joint to the bend of the knee; braided, braid to be one-quarter of an inch in width.
    3. Trousers: of cadet gray, with stripe one and one-half inches wide, black, welted edges, spring bottoms; stripe to be placed over seam of trousers leg.
    4. Buttons: gilt, convex, device—letters V. P. I. in a monogram, the whole surrounded by a raised ring. Dimensions: large size, seven-eighths of an inch; small size, nine-sixteenths of an inch in exterior diameter.
    5. Cadet officers shall wear the shoulder straps of their grade. Black field.
    6. Cadet non-commissioned officers shall wear gold lace or gilt chevrons of their grade. Black field.
    7. The chevron shall be worn on the sleeve midway between the elbow and shoulder.
    8. For Sergeants the point shall rest at the shoulder. For Corporals and Lance Corporals the opening shall be toward the shoulder.
  2. (b) White cap, blue blouse, and white pants will constitute the uniform for spring and summer, at ceremonies only. Cadets must supply themselves with white pants and caps by the first of March.
  3. (a) The uniform must be worn at all military formations, at chapel and church, when on military or extra guard duty, and at all classes except those between the hours of 1:30 p. m. arid 4:30 p. m. Officers and non-commissioned officers must, with all uniforms, wear insignia of rank.
  4. At no military formation will sweaters or jerseys be allowed. The regulation white collar must be worn at all formations.

  5. (b) Not as heretofore will citizen's clothes be allowed on Saturdays and Sundays at dinner and during rainy or other bad weather. White pants will be allowed only at Retreat on the evenings of formations "in white." Old students returning to College must wear the uniform, as prescribed, as soon as they matriculate in the Military Department.
  6. (c) All uniforms and military goods of any kind must hereafter be purchased from the Uniform Department of the College.
  7. All students should supply themselves with two uniforms so that, when one is being repaired there will be another for use. A student allowing both of his uniforms to be out of repair at the same time will be subjected to discipline. Students will be allowed to wear boots only in very severe weather.

  8. The hair must at all times be worn short and cut in military style. Shoes must be polished at Breakfast Roll-Call and at all parades, reviews, and formations for escort. Tan shoes or slippers will be allowed at no formation.


  1. There will be Call to Quarters every night in the week, Saturdays and Sundays not excepted.
  2. Students members of the two Literary Societies will be allowed to attend the weekly meetings of the societies, under such arrangements as the Commandant may, with the sanction of the President, approve.
  3. (a) On Sunday nights students desirous of attending church will, by reporting off and back to the Officer of the Day, be granted permission to do so.
  4. (b) Students wishing to attend Sunday School will be formed in squads at 9:30 a. m. and marched to the different Sunday Schools by officers present, or directed by the Commandant of Cadets. Students attending Sunday School must remain over to church and march back to Barracks with the squad from that church. Students attending Sunday School at one church and desiring to attend preaching at another must report to the chief of his Sunday School squad, giving name of church he will attend. On reaching this church he will immediately enter and report to the officer in charge of the squad for that church.
  5. (a) Members of the Young Men's Christian Association or other authorized College societies, will be permitted to attend the regularly appointed meetings of these organizations under such regulations as the Commandant may, with the approval of the President, prescribe.
  6. (b) Students will be allowed to report off to the shower bath at the Gymnasium only on Friday and Saturday nights. Too much noise or disorder in the Gymnasium will not be allowed, and a continuance thereof will cause this privilege to be withdrawn.
  7. For the purposes of these Regulations, every duty performed under the direction of the Department of Military Science and Tactics shall be considered a military duty.
  8. All former regulations, or parts thereof, in conflict with any of the preceding regulations are revoked.