Registering for class-before computers!
Once upon a time, before online registration was available, thousands of university students had to fill out all kinds of forms and stand in line to register for a class. Sometime in the early 1960′s they moved from the long form to keypunch cards.
There was some organization to the chaos of registration. Students were given specific dates when they could register depending on your last name, day or evening student, graduate or undergraduate level. So for example here is what the schedule would look like:
There was of course the possibility that by the time you got to register, the course would be full or the time you wanted to take to class was no longer available. Somehow things got worked out so the student could graduate in a timely manner.