Achieving maximum benefit from your education depends upon maintaining a healthy body and mind. For this, students are advised to maintain a balanced daily routine of meditation, academic work, meals, exercise and rest. Adherence to an ideal daily routine also helps develop the skill of time management, the ability to use time effectively for greater efficiency in action.
To ensure maximum progress and comfort for everyone, please observe the following schedule:
Practice of the Transcendental Meditation or TM-Sidhi program
Before breakfast in a group or on your own
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday Brunch
Classes, Lunch, and Afternoon Practice of the TM Program or the TM and TM-Sidhi Program
Attendance at all classes is required. Classes are generally from 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday with an hour break for lunch, and 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday. Students practicing the TM program who have not yet taken the TM-Sidhi program will have a 20-minute group meditation in the classroom beginning at 2:50 p.m., with class ending at 3:15 p.m. Students who have learned the TM-Sidhi program may leave class at 2:45 p.m. in order to do an early afternoon group TM and TM-Sidhi program in the student program halls, or later in the afternoon in the Golden Domes.
Students are encouraged to exercise, taking advantage of our Fit for Life program. Some students use this time for college work-study, homework, or socializing.
6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Evening Study Hours
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Early to bed
Rest is the basis of activity. Therefore, we encourage students to be in bed by 10:00 p.m. A typical homework assignment can be comfortably completed by this time.
Quiet Times in the Residence Halls
9:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. At times when people are usually sleeping, please refrain from activities that could disturb others in the residence halls, such as talking loudly or playing music in your room, or talking in the hallways. These times are from 9:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. every day. At other times, students are expected to be respectful of others who may be studying, especially during afternoon and evening hours.
To ensure that students may comfortably maintain a good daily routine, visitors are asked to leave the residence halls by 9:30 p.m. in the evening. Guests should not enter the buildings before 9:30 a.m. Note: Visiting hours and locations for guests of the opposite gender are posted in the residence halls.
Exercise and Fitness
Students are strongly recommended to participate in at least four hours of dynamic physical activity each week and to request a fitness assessment every semester. This fitness program is an individualized flexible program that is designed and implemented by each student. The faculty in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science are available to assist the students to plan and implement their individualized health and fitness program.
We also offer recreation and exercise classes in a variety of activities and sports, with class times to meet most schedules. The Recreation Center and the Outdoor Swimming Pool are open to students at no charge. Please contact the Department of Exercise and Sport Science for a booklet explaining all recreation and exercise programs.