Upsetting yesterday's prediction of a registration in excess of 1,100 students, the Freshman Class walked into Memorial Hall yesterday and carried off 997 brown paper envelopes.
Even though slightly less than the expected number, the Yardlings of 1941 topped by 45 the figure their predecessors set last year.
College officials were still of the opinion last night that late registration on the part of Freshmen would yet boost the initial enrollment of the Class of '45 beyond the precedent breaking 1,100 total. More than 100 late registrations are expected.
Activity in Memorial Hall will continue today, although at a slower pace, as the vanguard of the other classes trickles in to present itself to the University officially. Stanley K. Leonard, in charge of registration, expects the heaviest influx to come on Monday, the last day on which students may register without a fine.
Today the 997 Freshmen meet their advisers, and then most of them will spend the rest of the day struggling with the complicated task of making out schedules. Freshman study cards must be in University Hall not later than 5 o'clock on Monday.
Tabulation last night disclosed the fact that all but six of the 48 states can boast of sons residing this fall in Cambridge. The six states unrepresented this morning within the academic walls of the University are Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada Utah, and Wyoming.
South and Central America can also point to a sizable representation in the Class of '45, with Argentine, Brazil, the Canal Zone, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela combining to contribute a total of ten students.
Bermuda, England, France, the Philippine Islands, Switzerland, the West Indies, and Hawaii are other distant spots from which scholars have come this year.