Day in the Life of a Rollins Student

By: Darian Diepholz – 2nd Year – Behavioral Sciences & Health Education

As a second year, I can confidently say no day is the exact same while at Rollins. Some days you may have meetings, seminars, and more that vary each week, but I am going to share with you a common day at Rollins. Firstly, I want to prelude this by saying I am a BSHE student, therefore, my day may have small differences compared to others.  Secondly, I will show two days one with and without going to a REAL job.

A typical Monday of Classes:

6:00-7:00 am: Gym

8:40 am: arrive to school

9:00 -11:50 am: Class

12:00-1:00 pm: ERHA Executive Board Meeting

1:00-3:00 pm: Break for lunch, school work, and socializing

3:00-5:50 pm: Class

6:30 pm: Home from Class

8:00-8:30 pm: Google Hangout on Group Assignment

8:30-9:30 pm: Homework

Mondays are my favorite day because I have the opportunity to hang out with friends for a couple hours between classes. This is the perfect time to meet groups, get help with homework, or just socialize. As you can see, I personally love to go to the gym in the morning to start my day off and get me energized for the long day ahead. Also, looking at how I end the day it is evident that no matter how long the day may be, there is always more work to be completed for classes.

A typical day with REAL and Class:

8:40 am: arrive to school

9:00 -11:50 am: Class

12:00 pm: leave school for Work

12:30 pm: Arrive to REAL job

12:30 -5:00 pm: REAL Job

6:00-7:00 pm: Gym

8:00-9:00 pm: Homework

For me, a normal day with REAL usually includes one class and 5-6 hours of work. Sometimes, I have to come back to campus to meet with groups or complete homework on the computers which can extend the day more. As mentioned above, I think a key thing to remember is the day never ends for graduate students. You can walk into GCR at 9:00 pm and there will be probably 20+ people doing work.  

Overall, every person’s day can be different but I hope my schedule gives you an idea of what to expect if you come to Rollins for your MPH.