A Day in a Life of a Swarthmore Student

A sample of my Monday schedule for my sophomore spring.

8:00 am: I wake up in my room in Mary Lyon. I wash up and get ready to catch the shuttle; I catch up on some readings for my class on my way to the main campus. 

9:30 am: I always grab a coffee [my order is always a black iced coffee] from Kohlberg Cafe before my class – ECON 008: Topics in Economics History located in Trotter Hall, home to our humanities at Swarthmore. 

10:30 am: I head over to Parrish Hall to give my admissions tour! It’s my favorite part of the day when I get to step out of the Swarthmore bubble and talk to prospective students. 

12:00 pm: I grab lunch with my friends; we developed a tradition where we have lunch together every Monday at the dining hall. We catch up with one another before our next class of the day. 

1:30 pm: I have my next class – Anthropology of Biomedicine, 3 hours of honor seminar with Professor Schuetze. This is one of my favorite classes at Swarthmore. It is a discussed-based class that mirrors a graduate-level seminar where we explore the construction of Western Biomedicine. 

4:30 pm: Head back to my room for a routined nap! This is usually my time to relax and not worry about academics. 

7:00 pm: Dinner with friends, where we check in on what everyone has been up to and what they’re looking forward to in the days and weeks ahead. 

8:00 pm: Study, work on assignments, and catch up on work with friends in Singer Hall! Singer Hall [home to our Engineering, Biology, and Psychology departments] is our go-to place to study! 

10:00 pm: CRUMB CAFE! At night, one of our dining spaces turns into a student-run cafe with amazing food including crepes, sandwiches, boba, pancakes, and much more! 

11:00 pm: Towards the end of the semester, my friends and I started to hang out at the end of the night as a way to relax. We would have movie nights, game nights, or just late-night talking! 

1:00 am: Head back to Mary Lyon for BEDTIME!