Mount Holyoke College
Archives and Special Collections
Committee to Study Weekends
Record Group Number: RG 16.3.093
The Committee to Study Weekends was established due to an increasing
student trend to spend weekends away from the College. The Committee
conducted surveys of instructors and students, to determine the
average number of weekends spent away from campus, and to determine
the effect on study habits. The Committee concluded that although
for younger students there seemed to be a slight correlation between
low grades and spending many weekends away from campus, there was
no compelling reason to change the policy of weekend absences.
Description of Records:
The records contain reports, memoranda, graphs, a list of instructors
who had Monday and Friday classes(1929-1930), a list of students
who left campus on weekends(1929-1930), a calendar study of night
activities, and a list of statistics showing average weekends students
spent away from college(1943-1944). Information includes summaries
of reports from instructors, reasons for absences, and opinions
of Committee members' concerning the depth of the weekend problem.
Cite as: Committee to Study Weekends Records,
Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley,
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted.