Caption: Course Catalog - 1876-1877
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Coal is purchased at wholesale and furnished to the students at cost. For estimates of annual expenses, see page 68. The Young Men's Christian Association of the University will aid new students in procuring rooms and boarding places.
LADIES' BOARDING HALL.
Until a proper University building can be devoted to the use of lady students, and to the School of Domestic Science, young ladies may find suitable accommodations and care at the Hall, which has been opened near the University. This Home furnishes about thirty rooms suitable for two students each—twelve on first floor, twelve on second floor, and six on third floor. The following prices are for rooms on the second floor. Rooms on the first floor will be from ten to fifteen per cent, higher, and rooms on third floor will be forty per cent, lower. Where a student desires room and furniture alone for herself, eighty per cent, will be added for the room and furniture. Tea and Coffee are extra. Prices are as follows: monthly in advance for food only, per week, $2.50. For food with unfurnished rooms $2.90. For food and room with wardrobe, bedstead, table, washstand, stove and two chairs, $3.30. Food and room furnished with bed and bedding, plain carpet, window curtains, looking-glass, wash bowl, pitcher and towels, $3.75. All rooms to be neatly cared for by the occupants. All articles broken to be paid for or replaced, and all rooms to be open for inspection and supervision by the Steward and Matron.
Labor is furnished, as far as possible, to all who desire it. It is classified into Educational and Remunerative labor. Educational Labor is designed as practical instruction, and constitutes a part of the course in several schools. Students are credited with their proficiency in it as in other studies. Nothing is paid for it. Remunerative Labor is prosecuted for its products, and students are paid what their work is worth. Those desiring employment must join the Labor Classes, which labor from two to four hours a day. The maximum rate paid for farm, garden and shop labor is ten cents, and for that about the buildings and ornamental grounds, eight cents per hour. Students who desire to earn more can often obtain work extra hours; or may be allowed to work by the piece or job, and thus by diligence or skill, secure more pay. Some students, who have the requisite skill, industry and economy, pay their entire expenses by their labor; but, in general, young men cannot count upon doing this at first, without a capital to begin with, either of skill, or of money to serve them till a degree of skill is acquired.
For several years an experiment has been in progress, in self-government of the Students of the University. By permission of the Faculty, the General Assembly of the Students was organized, and a constitu-