Registration Days at UTD

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An early ’70s registration.
Long gone are the days of lining up in McDermott Library to pick classes via course books and later computers.
Let’s face it — class registration isn’t high on people’s fun list. But it’s always enjoyable to look back at the way it used to go down…
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Students waiting in line to register for classes
The first undergraduate registration in 1975 brought an American higher education tradition to campus — long registration lines.

 
A look at the very first undergraduate student registration in 1975.
A look at the very first undergraduate student registration in 1975. UT Dallas archivist Al Mitchell detailed the event.

 
Students met with the registrar’s office to digitally register for classes in December 1983
Students met with staff from the registrar’s office to  register via computer  in December 1983.

 
Students and parents line up in Eugene McDermott Library during a 1980s registration
How could they possibly stand in line for that long without a cell phone? The struggle was real during this 1980s registration day in the McDermott Library.

 
Students meet with advisors to sign up for classes in the ’80s
Students meet with advisors to sign up for classes in the ’80s.

 
A scene from an early 1990s student registration in the Alexander Clark Center
A scene from an early 1990s student registration in the Alexander Clark Center.

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