Life as a college student is different every day. For the most part though, you fall into a set routine that you follow every day. Typically, about 65% of this time will be spent in your dorm room. That’s why it is so important to make it your own home away from home and as comfortable as possible. Most college freshmen get stuck with the dreaded 8 a.m. class time. This is simply because you are new to the university and get the last pick of classes. Based on that information, here is a schedule of what a day in the life of a typical college freshman might look like.
7:30 a.m. – Hit the snooze button on your alarm
7:45 a.m. – Roll out of bed and get ready for the day
7:50 a.m. – Grab some breakfast and head to class
8:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m – Classes
11:00a.m.- 1:00pm- Find time for some lunch
2:00 p.m.-5:00p.m. – Go to the dorm to take a nap and get studying done
6:00p.m.-8:00p.m- Find some dinner
7:00p.m-9:00p.m.- More studying
10:00pm-midnight- Hang out with friends
Midnight: Go to sleep so you can wake up and do it all again
This is probably not what most people’s typical schedule looks like, it sure wasn’t what mine was, but it is a general outline of what people do during the day. Notice that there is a good amount of time spent in the dorm room. That is why it is important to have a good dynamic with your roommate, or at least work out a schedule with them, your dorm room be neat, comfortable, feel like home, and all the other things mentioned to you.
Because your days are going to be long, I highly suggest taking naps. Naps are lifesavers to college students. I mean, you spend some quality time with your bed for an hour or two. I recommend taking a nap after you have finished your classes, not during them like you will see some of your fellow classmates do. By taking your naps after class, you will wake up feeling more energized and be able to focus on getting some of your homework finished. Even if you don’t go back to your dorm after classes, say you go to a friend’s room, I would still take a nap. Believe it or not most of my pledge sisters would go nap with their friends in their rooms.
I guess what I am trying to say is that your dorm room is your sanctuary. You spent most of your down time here, you sleep here, you eat here. No matter how early you start your day, you are going to need a pick me up. Your dorm room can offer this to you. If you are ever feeling stressed, just escape to your room and I assure you, things will turn around.