It’s about that time where you can’t help but wonder what your college experience will be like. To answer all those questions circulating in your bright brains, Class of 2019, we thought you might like to hear about a day in the life of actual students at Cornell — how they balance classes, studying and a social life.
A typical day in the life for Cornell students revolves around the unique One Course At A Time (OCAAT) schedule. This makes it possible for Cornellians to really do it all.
Of course, everyone’s schedules vary from day to day, but here’s a glimpse at a day in the life of a Cornellian:
8:00 a.m. Good morning to you, too, alarm. *Rolls out of bed.*
8:05 a.m. Ahhh, shower. The best wake up call there is.
8:30 a.m. What’s on the MENU for breakfast this morning? Omelettes, fresh fruit, bacon, pancakes, hash browns, french toast…. yep, I’m in.
9:00 a.m. Time for morning class! It’s always great to see so many smiling faces on the Ped Mall.
11:00 a.m. Andddd I’m hungry again. One of my favorite parts of my day is catching up with my friends over lunch!
11:45 a.m. Since I’ve got over an hour before it’s back to class, you better believe Netflix is calling my name.
1:00 p.m. In afternoon class, I can give my full attention to the one course I’m taking at Cornell!
3:00 p.m. All classes are over for the day, and it’s only 3! There’s so much more time for activities on the Block Plan.
3:30 p.m. An afternoon work out? Don’t mind if I do!
4:30 p.m. I’m feeling motivated to start my readings for tomorrow’s class, since I know I have other obligations later this evening.
5:45 p.m. Going to grab dinner with my roommates!
6:30 p.m. Next on the agenda, I have a weekly Student Senate meeting. This organization is the College’s student governing body, and a great way to make a difference on campus. There are so many ways to get involved on the Hilltop: a number of student organizations, athletics, and clubs, just to begin!
8:00 p.m The second half of tonight’s homework isn’t going to do itself. Cornell’s schedule really helps with not being able to procrastinate.
9:30 p.m. Homework done! Just in time to watch a movie and play some games with my Hall-mates. One of the many perks of living in a Residence Hall with all of your friends!
11:30 p.m. *Yawns.* Looks like I should start winding down for the night and get ready for my day tomorrow. Sleep is very important!
12:00 a.m. Lights out – good night, Cornell!
Life at Cornell College is an experience special to each student. Your four years are entirely yours, so Cornell encourages you to do all that you can to make the most of your time on the Hilltop! No matter what you enjoy doing, it is important to find a balance that works for you!