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Social Life

A Shift in Social Standards Student life in antebellum Nashville often conflicted with what the faculty desired. A typical college day consisted of a tight, regimented schedule with little time for leisure; this was intended to keep the boys out of any potential trouble. However, social norms shifted after the war, and more adolescents, including women, attended college. Students were no longer constantly scrutinized by the faculty but rather had freedom to pursue recreation, relationships, and athletics during their transition into adulthood.