The day in the life of a college student… What’s it like? I’ll give you an idea of a typical day. And it may surprise you, or it may not.
Anyway, so I picked Tuesday because it’s the busiest (maybe arguably the most exciting?) day of the week for me.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 (also known as Election Day–even more fun)
8:30 a.m. - Wake up, get ready, and drive to Drury from Willard.
10 a.m. - Go to my first class of the day–Weight Training–located in the Barber Fitness Center.
10:30 a.m. - Hang out in the commuter lounge after weights to get some homework done and help the Commuter Student Association set up Treat Tuesday.
12 p.m. - Walk over to Shewmaker for my persuasion class with Dr. Maxson.
1: 15 p.m. - Listen to Dr. Maxson play the ukelele and sing a song summarizing what we learned about institutional persuasion.
1:20 p.m - Leave class and drive back to Willard to my polling place for the election.
1:50 p.m. - Stop at my house on my way back from voting to change out of my fitness clothes (I forgot my extra set of clothes that day…commuter problems).
3:00 p.m. - Arrive back on campus for my job/internship at Drury’s Web Communications.
5:15 p.m. - Leave work and head over to Pearsons Hall for my almost three hour night class–Grammar and Style.
7 p.m. - Get out of Grammar and Style a whole hour early due to writing workshops. Score!
7:15 p.m. - Dine-out at La Hacienda to celebrate getting out of class early.
8 p.m. - Keep up with the election over Twitter while reading my book about new slavery for Dr. Miller’s Minority Groups class.
11:45 p.m. - Finish up any leftover homework.
12:45 a.m. - Finally, sleep.
And then it’s time for a new day. However, each day brings new challenges, so not every day is the same.
I’m happy with this sort of schedule because it keeps me busy; I always have something to do or somewhere to be. The only thing I don’t enjoy are the days I have to drive from Willard to Springfield twice in one day.
Prospective students – Is this a schedule you expect from a typical day at college? Current students – Does this look familiar to you? What is an average day like for you?