University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 305                                   Chapter XVI
                                     Sixteenth Year 1857

                  This year was remarkable by the growth of the college.  There 
             were about two hundred entries during the scholastic year, a 
             considerable number of the students belonging to a higher and more 
             comfortable class.  Consequently more order and greater respect 
             for rules were seen, discipline was more vigorous, and the 
             confraternities were never more regular.  The university, taken as 
             a whole, gained more than in any previous year.
                  St. Mary's Academy kept pace in this movement, and although 
             its numerical increase was not as great, the progress was equally 
             real compared to previous years.  It was only the second year of 
             the institution at the Immaculate Conception.  There was a lack of 
             accommodations almost everywhere, and yet there were at least ten 
             entries more than in the best years at Bertrand, more regular 
             classes, and a more numerous and more remarkable distribution of 
             premiums than any that had preceded.
                  The mean population of students this year was one hundred and 

‹—  Sorin's Chronicles  —›