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A Day in the Life of a College Freshman

Learn what a typical day looks like for a college freshman.

A Day in the Life of a College Freshman
Have you ever wondered what the day of a typical college freshman look like? Okay, I’m probably not the typical college freshman. I dread 8 a.m. classes for only a minute before I climb down my ladder and get ready for the day. In any case, here’s a day in the life of this college freshman:


My mornings consist of three important things: dragging my roommate down to breakfast, getting to my morning classes even though I’m still half asleep until noon, and figuring out how cold it is outside before I leave my dorm.

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Okay, it’s a bit more complicated than that - I have to remember to charge my phone, take my room keys so I don’t get locked out, brush my teeth before my suite mates lock the door on us, and grab the right notebooks for my classes that day. Not too much more complicated, though, huh? Most of my classes take place in the 9:30 to 11:30 range, with only one 8:30 class on Mondays and Wednesdays.


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I have one class currently in the afternoon, from 1:30 to 2:20 - my math class. I prefer to do math in the afternoon, and my schedule this semester worked out great for that aspect. I know some kids who hate morning classes and can barely drag themselves out of bed for a 10:30 class, but whatever schedule you end up getting, it all works out once you get adjusted to it. I usually grab lunch during the hour or so I have between classes, and after my math class, I chill for a good half hour before starting my homework.

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Afternoons for me also include talking with friends, so I do have a social life!


After the sun sets, I’m working on homework or, rarely, watching a television show I’ve missed. It depends when I get to bed if I have a lot of stuff to do or not - sometimes it’s midnight, and sometimes its nine at night. That’s how my typical day goes - hope yours is just as great!

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