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Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

The EXPLO at Yale schedule lets you make your own day. Much like being a student at college or university, you will face the challenge of having so many incredible opportunities to choose from — and a finite amount of time to fit them all in. In addition to your courses and workshops, we encourage all EXPLO at Yale students to take advantage of as many activities, events, and trips as possible. Below, an outline of what an EXPLO weekday (and weekend) looks like.

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Weekday Schedule

There are required academic periods and check-ins throughout the day. But there are also a range of options every afternoon and evening that allow you to choose how you’ll participate in the college campus like environment. Attend special academic sessions featuring special guest speakers, take advantage of the opportunities to explore all that the City of New Haven has to offer, check out some of Yale’s world famous museums and art galleries, or participate in student clubs, interest-based societies, sports leagues, or other daily activities. You’ll be back on Old Campus by 7:30 p.m. to check in, head to the evening events, meet up with a student-led organization, or take advantage of some down time to catch up on laundry, work on course projects, or relax with your friends. The choice is yours.

Weekday Schedule
7:00 a.m. Breakfast
Breakfast is served in Yale University dining halls. After the first few days, you have the choice to eat in the dining hall or in one of the many off-campus restaurants. Eat breakfast anytime before 8:30 Check-In.
8:30 a.m. Check-In
Check in with your Residential Advisors.
9:00 a.m. First Course
Academic courses are 90 minutes. Between morning classes, there is a 30 minutes break. Use this time to get to your next course, chat with your instructor, or grab a quick coffee with friends.
11:00 a.m. Second Course
Academic courses are 90 minutes.
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Lunch is served in Yale University dining halls. After the first few days, you have the choice to eat in the dining hall or in one of many off-campus restaurants. Many students also use this time to enjoy the Old Campus Quad or to head to their room to change clothes for a sports workshops.
1:45 p.m. Workshops
Workshops are 90 minutes. Students select two, and each meets 7 times.
Princeton Review and Extended Workshops(1:45pm – 3:45pm)A Princeton Review (SAT and PSAT) course may be taken instead of Workshops.
3:15 p.m. Open Time
Use this time as you choose! Check out the famous Yale museums, libraries or art galleries, enjoy music or other activities on the Quad, check out local shops, or take a break in your suite.
3:45 p.m. Open Time
4:15 p.m. Community Time
You’ll spend Community Time in a variety of ways, depending on the day:

Community Meeting – all staff and students gather for a variety show announcing upcoming events and activities, hosted by students.

Living Group Time – Living Groups meet together, focusing on deepening the bonds among the group, visiting can’t miss destinations around Yale’s campus, and engaging in activities related to EXPLO’s Paths + Purpose program.

Special Sessions – These special academic sessions can include special guest speakers like Samantha Power or Justice Richard Gabriel, sessions led by EXPLO faculty in areas like Understanding Cryptocurrency or Power + Privilege, or extra class time with your Instructor for on-going course projects.

Extra Open Time – Some days, you can simply enjoy some extra Open Time during this period.

5:15 p.m. Open Time
You can choose how to spend this time. Participate in pick-up activities on the Quad like frisbee or karaoke, exercise in the Payne Whitney Gym, hang out in the Student Activities Center, or socialize in the residential halls.
6:00 p.m. Dinner + Open Time
Dinner is served in Yale University dining halls. After the first few days, Dinner is Open Time, and you may eat in the dining hall, in one of the many off-campus restaurants, or to order take-out food to your residence hall.
7:30 p.m. Check-In
Check in with your Residential Advisors.
8:00 p.m. Evening Events + On-Campus Open TimeYou may choose in to participate in a wide variety of on-campus events each night. There are headlining events like Student Dances or a hypnotist, a nightly movie screening, staff-led off-campus trips, and a wide variety of student clubs, academic societies, and sports leagues.
10:30 p.m. Check-In on Residential FloorsCheck in with your Residential Advisors.

Weekend Schedule

Saturdays and Sundays are weekend trip days. Each trip day you will have the opportunity to choose from a selection of 12-15 options throughout New York and New England. All residential students attend weekend trips, and although day students are not required to participate in weekend trips, we highly encourage them to come experience a side of EXPLO not found on campus.

Weekend Schedule
6:30 a.m. Breakfast
Wake up and breakfast times depend on the dismissal time of your trip.
7:00 a.m. Student Trips
Trips depart campus throughout the morning. Specific offerings and dismissal times are published during the summer.
6:00 p.m. Dinner
Dinner is served in Yale University dining halls. You may eat in the dining hall, in one of the many off-campus restaurants, or to order take-out food to your residence hall.
8:30 p.m. Check-In
Check in with your Residential Advisors.
9:00 p.m. Evening Events + On-Campus Open TimeEvening events and activities are offered throughout the weekend evenings, or you can enjoy a quiet night with suitemates or friends in the student lounge.
11:00 p.m. Check-In on Residential Floors
Check in with your Residential Advisors.

Wayfinding Day

Wayfinding day is held on the second Wednesday of each session and has a special schedule. Students may opt to attend college trips or special events planned on campus throughout the day.

Wayfinding Day
7:00 a.m. Sleep In
If you are not going on a College Trip, you have an opportunity to sleep in.
9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:45 a.m. Paths + Purpose SessionsMorning: Keynote Speaker with Q&A session and follow up discussions. College Admission SeminarA daylong seminar with college admissions representatives like Logan Powell, Dean of Admission at Brown University.
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Paths + Purpose SessionsAfternoon: a series of group based challenges designed to help you identify key strengths, interests, and consider their connection to your sense of purpose. College Admission Seminar
4:30 p.m. Open Time
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Check-In
8:30 p.m. Evening Events + On-Campus Open Time
10:30 p.m. Check-In on Residential Floors

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