Harvard's latest academic year will have officially begun when the first member of 1941 registers today in Memorial Hall.
Approximately 1000 Freshmen are expected to enroll between 10 and 5 o'clock as secondary school graduates from all parts of the United States enter a week's whirl of conferences and meetings which will acquaint them with their new student life.
This is the normal size Freshman Class strictly limited by the College regulations to the century mark.
Also registering today are the provisionally classified, and other new students not Freshmen. Tomorrow and Monday the upperclassmen return to complete the year's roster for the College.
Among the Graduate Schools, the Business School opened yesterday for 500 first year men. The Law School expects 700 new scholars tomorrow, and the Medical School 124 today. Upperclassmen in these three Departments as well as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are returning to Harvard Monday.
College registration will be completed with the expected entry of about 2,700 upperclassmen, bringing the total number of undergraduates to about 3,700, or about the same as last year.
Present indications are that the total University registration this year, including both the college and the 10 Graduate Schools, will be approximately 8,200, or slightly under last year's enrollment of 8,263. A gain of 75 students is expected in the Graduate School of Business Administration, bringing the fall enrollment to about 950, compared with 874 last year.