From the moment your feet hit the floor in the morning to the moment your head hits the pillow at night, there is always something happening at EXPLO. The best part? You get to choose how to spend your day — from what courses and electives you take, to which clubs and leagues you join, to how you spend your Flex Time and which trips you attend on the weekends. It’s everyone’s summer break — at EXPLO you can make it your own.
The Daily Atlas, our campus newspaper, is your map to the day. Every morning at EXPLO, you’ll receive a copy which lists all of the opportunities and activity offerings available that day. Experience a day in the life at EXPLO.Explore Your Daily Atlas
At EXPLO, we balance a healthy dose of independence with regularly scheduled check-ins and staff supervision throughout the day. Sharpen your mind in the morning with your chosen courses, and spend your afternoons investigating new passions through activities and events that bring our community together. Meet up with your living group on the Quad, walk to the Ville with your friends, kick off a new sports league or join a student-led club. The choice is yours.
|7:45 a.m.||Residential Student Morning Huddle
The Morning Huddle is when students and staff meet with their living groups, review the day’s schedule, learn about afternoon activity options, issue the day’s challenge, play games, and share goals with their groups.
|8:15 a.m.||Breakfast + Day Student Arrival|
|8:30 a.m.||Day Student Morning Huddle
Once day students arrive on campus, they meet with their day groups to review the day’s schedule and participate in community-building activities.
Students take one 135-minute course in the morning, with a 10-15 minute break about halfway through the period.
|1:00 p.m.||Afternoon Academics
Monday, Wednesdays + Fridays: Students explore a new topic during three 90-minute elective sessions each week.
Tuesday + Thursday: Students extend their course learning beyond the morning class period. This afternoon course time may build on the morning’s lesson or introduce another exciting activity such as a field trip or guest speaker.
|2:45 p.m.||Clubs, Leagues + Activities (CLA) or Explosé
Create your own clubs and leagues or join one that interests you. Recent options have included journalism, strategy games, Ultimate Frisbee, basketball, soccer, philosophy, improv, meditation, and community service initiatives.
Friday: It’s Explosé Friday! All students and staff gather for a student-run community-building event filled with important updates, musical performances, house challenges, and project shares from the week’s courses.
|4:00 p.m.||Afternoon Huddle or Day Student Dismissal
Day students who are heading home for the night gather for a brief Afternoon Huddle and Day Student Dismissal. All residential students — and day students who choose to stay late or spend the night — hear afternoon announcements and might even participate in a house challenge before moving into Flex Time.
Day Students are encouraged to stay late and stay over. To get the most out of their EXPLO experience, day students can stay as late as 8:15 p.m. every day (and they can even make that decision the day of). Day students can also sleep over one night per week, getting even more of a taste of residential student life.
|4:15 p.m.||Flex Time or The Ville
Flex Time is (staff supervised) chill time, when students can hang out with friends on the quad, join a club, play games, get creative in the Art Studio, or relax in the Student Lounge.
There are also a number of opportunities throughout the week for staff-supervised visits to shops and cafés in the Ville (downtown Bronxville, just a short walk from campus)
|6:45 p.m.||Evening Events
Each evening students participate in an Evening Event, which may include live entertainment, movie screenings, creative time in the Art Studio, or friendly competition in our Board Game Studio.
|8:00 p.m.||Evening Winding Down Time
Students have some relaxing time to themselves, during which they might enjoy music on the quad, toss a Frisbee, or make next-day plans with friends.
|8:15 p.m.||Day Student Late Dismissal|
|10:00 p.m.||Room Curfew|
It’s impossible to fully explore the world of people and ideas if we’re on campus all the time. Weekend trips are a chance to experience different cultural, culinary, and recreational adventures in New York City and surrounding areas. There are more than 15 trips to choose from each weekend, so you can try something new or something you already love.
All residential students participate in weekend trips. Day students are highly encouraged to take part in them as well, though they’re not required to do so.
|:45 a.m.||Quad Check-In|
|8:00 a.m.||Day Student Arrival|
|8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Weekend Trips|
|5:00 p.m.||Flex Time + Dinner
Dinner is open until 6:15 p.m. to accommodate late trip returns.
|5:30 p.m.||Day Student Dismissal|
|6:15 p.m.||Evening Events|
|7:30 p.m.||Evening Winding Down Time|
|8:45 p.m.||All Students on Floors (Check-In) or Day Student Late Dismissal|
|9:15 p.m.||Room Curfew|