From January 1876 until June 1886, the University of Rochester student newspaper was named "The Rochester Campus." The intended audience was students, alumni, and faculty, and the student editors included news on all aspects of the school as well as the post-graduation lives of the alumni. Editorials, news, short stories, poems, songs, essays, lectures, and jokes appeared regularly. In 1886, the paper would be renamed "The Campus." Publication was suspended between August 1880 and March 1882, apparently due to financial and organizational difficulties.
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.