Life in the Dorm
A Day in the Life of a Dorm Student
Dorm students enjoy the convenience of living on campus in an environment that supports a healthy spectrum of opportunities and support. Campus life makes it easy to connect with teachers and friends or explore and pursue a wide variety of interests and activities. With the caring and guided support of the dorm staff, students learn to develop a healthy balance of living and learning.
Students are awakened in the mornings with plenty time to prepare for their school day. Students with interests in music can build on their musical talents and earn class credit through joining the early morning ensembles groups. All students are expected to leave their dormitory rooms tidy everyday before going to school.
A full nutritious breakfast menu is served each weekday morning in the dorm cafeteria before school starts. Students enjoy meeting their friends at breakfast before heading to school.
The after-school hours are filled with many opportunities for dorm students to join sports teams, use the fitness center, attend clubs or service committees, or they can spend some time socializing with their friends. The school facilities remain open to students while academic assistance programs are available to help support their academic success. Dorm students also enjoy shuttle services to the local areas for shopping, dining, or clinical/dental visits after school.
Dorm students enjoy hot dinners each evening and the cafeteria remains open long enough to accommodate the schedules of each student.
A two-hour study hall is supervised each evening where students can focus on their academics and work in a quiet atmosphere. Dorm students have the privilege of accessing the school facilities for subject specific study halls throughout the week for assistance in areas of specific academic needs.
A short time is taken each evening to meet as a “dorm family” and recap the day together and keep informed of upcoming events. It is also a time for dorm staff to share from their own experiences on life’s values and areas of personal and spiritual growth in which students can learn.
Dorm Snacks and "Family Time"
The evening ends with snacks being served and a time for the dorm to enjoy one another before bedtime. This fun family time gives an opportunity for students to enjoy the safety of being with their own dorm family and enjoy the closeness and comforts that those relationships bring.
Lights Out / Quiet Time
Students have a “lights out” time based on their grade and academic standing. With a quiet time in place at 11:00pm, most students have the option to continue in their studies in their rooms or to get some rest. Younger students who do not have computer access in their rooms can have an additional supervised study time until 11:30 pm.
Times of celebration and community building are an important part of dorm life. With special events such as dorm family nights throughout the year students find opportunities to build special memories together.
Birthdays are always a special time for students as each dorm celebrates in their own special ways. Students feel special with items like birthday cakes, special treats and sometimes a gift or privilege from the dorm.
Dorm Family Night
Special family outings have become some of the favorite times of the year. Students can enjoy a special dinner or activity out on the town with their own dorm families or a fun outing with the whole program. This is an excellent opportunity to get out of the daily routine and enjoy each other on a more personal level.
Open Gym Nights
Several times per week, dorm students have access to a special time of supervised activity such as basketball, indoor soccer, and badminton in one or both of the gyms.
Weekends are an excellent time to get away from campus and go to a movie, concerts, sports games, or any other special event locally with friends and dorm staff. It’s also a great time to experience the many shops, markets, coffee shops, nore bangs, and restaurants, during a trip downtown.