In 1887, the name of the University of Rochester student newspaper was shortened from "The Rochester Campus" to "The Campus." The intended audience was students, alumni, and faculty, and the student editors included news on all aspects of the school. Editorials, news, short stories, poems, songs, lectures, jokes, and parody issues for April Fool's Day appeared regularly. No issues were published between July 1896 and October 1897.
This website of student newspapers is dedicated in memory of John “Swanee” Swanson ’83. Recognizing that the Campus Times has been a vital record of University of Rochester history since 1873, Swanee’s classmates, friends, and family have chosen to honor him and all he represented by generously contributing to the digitization of the Campus Times and providing for online access to the collection.