This volume describes her arrival at Vassar, academics and assignments, the books she reads, professors, social life, rules and regulations, exercise requirements and gymnastic suits, housing, religious services and lectures (some led by President Caldwell), meals, and the socio-economic status of other students. Mentions the Miscellany, meeting Japanese students, a Jewish student, the servants, Halloween, Thanksgiving (with transcribed 1878 menu), the Philalethean Society, the Exoterie Society, being admitted as a full freshman, class meetings, concerts, the Trig Ceremony, the Freshman Party, the Sophomore Party, Founder’s Day, Commencement, Class Day, Phil Night, the Seniors’ Sale, a Political Club, a History Club, the Soph Club (Clio), and plays. Includes transcriptions of epitaphs in the old graveyard. Also many descriptions of the campus and the area around it (including the Hudson). Describes a visit the Bridgewater Normal School to visit her old classmates and a visit to Wellesley and compares each with Vassar.