This month in history (50 years ago)
Pressure in the early 1960s grew to open the university year-round. A calendar of three terms was approved by the faculty and the Board of Regents, and the 1963-64 year was the last in which exams occurred after the Christmas break. The warm and relaxed days of May and June 1964 were last experienced by a massive student body. The new calendar moved the start of school to August, the second term to January-April, added a third term, and commencement was moved back to May 1.
— “The University of Michigan, an Encyclopedic Survey,” and “The Making of the University of Michigan” by Howard H. Peckham