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A Day in the Life

As a prospective student, I always found it interesting to see what exactly "college kids" did all day. For this week, I thought I'd show you what a typical day looks like for me!


7:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m.

I usually get up for the day and get ready somewhere around this time. I'm usually up by 7:30 a.m. on Mondays, as I have my weekly saxophone lesson at 8:30 a.m.

9 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

I try to leave my house around 9, depending on when I wake up. On Mondays, my saxophone lesson wraps up at 9.

I'll usually grab some fruit and a Nutri-Grain bar as I head out the door for a quick breakfast. I sometimes treat myself to a delicious cinnamon roll or an equally amazing crepe from the Sunnyside Cafe in the Center for the Arts on Mondays, though. (And maybe some of the other days, too!)

This is when I generally try to get about a couple hours of studying, homework, etc. done before class. Usually, I'm either doing this in the Center for the Arts or Koren. I have most of my classes in Koren this semester, and the Center for the Arts is just next door.

11 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

During this time, I have two classes. The first is Religion and Culture, with Lori Stanley. After that, I have Cultural Anthropology, with Anita Carrasco. They're both in Koren, which is quite nice—especially as it's getting colder outside!

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

After classes, I take my "lunch break." :) I also check my mail. I take care of any other random errands that I need to get done in the Union during this time, as well. Usually, that entails getting some assignments, etc. printed in the Student Organizational Suite.

I tend to get Grab-N-Go for lunch, and go sit on my favorite bench in Main to eat it. Yes, I have a favorite bench in Main. :) 99.9% of the time, I get a PB&J sandwich, skim milk, banana, and cookies. Usually, I'll eat my lunch and watch Netflix or something for about an hour.

2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Time for Norwegian! I'm in Norwegian 101 with Maren Johnson this semester. There is a foreign language requirement at Luther, so I decided to start Norwegian and take the next Norwegian class in the spring to fulfill that. I definitely recommend taking Norwegian to fulfill this requirement! Maren is great, she even makes a 2:45 class pretty fun—which is super hard to do, especially on Fridays.

4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

I go to work at my other work study after Norwegian. I work in the media relations office on campus, working on Luther's social media platforms! I start at 4 and usually leave around 5:30 p.m., but it depends on what I'm working on that day. It's super fun.

5:30 p.m.

Time for dinner! Sometimes I'll meet up with my friend, Sam, or my other friend, Anna—but it depends on the day. I generally eat dinner in the caf, but it depends on how busy I am.

6:30 p.m.–9:30/10ish p.m.

I try to get started on homework and studying again around 6:30 or so. This tends to be my main chunk of uninterrupted time that I can get a lot done in. I try to work until 9:30ish before I call it a night, but sometimes it's earlier, sometimes later. I usually do my work during this time in the library, but sometimes I head back to my house.

10:30 p.m.

I like to try and be in bed by this time, at the latest, on weekdays! It helps so much to try and maintain a consistent sleep schedule in college. I highly recommend it, but I know it's hard!

There you have it! That's a pretty typical Monday/Wednesday/Friday for me this semester. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!

Amber Sorenson

Amber Sorenson

Amber is a junior from Newton, Iowa. She is majoring in communication studies and minoring in anthropology and Nordic Studies. Along with blogging for Luther admissions, she also works for Media Relations. She plays alto saxophone in Varsity Band and is the crew captain for Love Your Melon. One of her favorite things about Luther is the strong sense of community. During the 2018-2019 academic year, she'll be studying in Nottingham, England!

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Yes, the crepes really look AND taste this delicious in real life! :)
This is Koren, the building that I have a lot of my classes in this semester.
Time for some homework in the library!
Heading back to my house after a long day's work.

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