CORTLAND, N.Y. – This weekend, thousands of SUNY Cortland students are moving into their residence halls on campus.
To mark the occasion, we decided to dig up some vintage photos that give a glimpse of what move-in weekend looked like in the 1960s.
(The following photos come from Leonard Ralston's Cortland College: An Illustrated History.)
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Sixties freshmen wearing beanies announcing their "inferior status" – a mild hazing that continued until the early 1970s:
Students at break waiting for buses, a frequent arrangement after trains stopped passenger service in 1958, and before the automobile took over (1970s):
A fall move-in, circa 1960s:
We're not sure if this photo was taken during move-in weekend, we just really like it:
A view of downtown Cortland, circa 1945:
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