Johns Hopkins Freshman Move-In Day Through the Ages

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In 1970, Johns Hopkins admitted women for the first time. One consequence of all-male colleges was that these guys apparently never learned how to be subtle about checking out women.

As you noticed if you tried to drive through Charles Village yesterday, it’s move-in time for incoming freshman at Johns Hopkins. The university put together some photos of freshmen move-in day through the ages that proves that while hairstyles may change, carrying boxes and checking out your fellow students remains consistent across the decades. More photos below:

In 1974, the school’s Glass Pavilion was new, and served as the main orientation spot for the Class of 1978.
In 1972, these would’ve been some of the first women to live in the school’s dorms. They look pretty excited about the prospect.
In the days before swipe cards (ie, the 1990s), freshmen pick up their keys.
In 2011, Hopkins president Ronald Daniels greets parents… but we don’t see him lifting any boxes.


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  1. First week of school in ’66 the university president welcomed the students and seemed to be very informal and friendly, so a bunch of us on 2nd floor Clark decided to ask him to go out for dinner with us. He thought it was a great idea, so we piled into 2 cars and took Milton Eisenhower to Haussner’s.

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