Daily Schedule

Keeping Health + Safety at the Center

As we plan for Summer 2021 with COVID-19 safety front-of-mind, some of our traditional programming may be subject to change. We will continue to follow guidance from the CDC, public health officials, and our COVID-19 planning team, and will provide regular updates to families in the lead-up to arrival day. For the most up-to-date information on our COVID-19 planning, please visit our FAQ page.


Daily Schedule

The EXPLO schedule provides time for truly immersive learning with a backdrop of an authentic pre-college student life experience. Students spend the morning and early afternoon with their program cohorts: connecting with experts, working on industry-inspired projects, and visiting cutting-edge facilities. Evenings and weekends, we encourage students to take advantage of trips, events, and Workshops open to all students on campus regardless of program.

A male and a female student work on a project together

Weekday Schedule

There are required academic periods and check-ins throughout the day combined with robust student programming options that make for a dynamic college campus environment. Attend academic sessions featuring special guest speakers, participate in student clubs, interest-based societies, and other daily activities. You’ll check in at your residence hall by 10:30 p.m. to relax with your friends, and get ready for another day of exploration and adventure.

Weekday Schedule
7:00 a.m. Sunrise Electives
Students may opt in to early morning options like running, meditation, and yoga.
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
Breakfast is served in the dining commons, which is Green Restaurant certified.
9:15 a.m. Concentrations
Concentrations are in session: labs, studio time, classroom time, site visits, depending on planned curriculum.
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Lunch in the dining commons.
1:30 p.m. Concentrations
Concentrations are in session: labs, studio time, classroom time, site visits, depending on planned curriculum.
4:30 p.m. Open Time
Open lab and studio time. Join one of the student clubs. Or pop over to the town Commons for an iced coffee, hit the bookstore, or grab some snacks at Tailgate Picnic, Food 101 Bar & Bistro, IYA Sushi, or Dura West African Cuisine. Faculty office hours by appointment.
5:30 p.m. Dinner
Dinner on campus unless you’ve decided to grab a dinner with friends at one of the restaurants in the town commons.
6:45 p.m. Living Group Meeting
Touch base with your advisor and students from your residence hall. Get your mail. Learn more about the evening options.
7:00 p.m. Evening Programming
There are a variety of options to choose from every evening. They may include open studio, lab time, coffee houses, talent shows, performers, trips, speakers, workshops, film screenings, and more. Plus the 750-acre campus is safe and stunning. Take a walk around the lake. Play a pick-up volleyball match on Skinner Green or hang out on the lawn or at the community center or game room with friends.
10:30 p.m. Residence Hall Check-inCheck in at your residence hall. Connect with your advisor. Hang out with friends in the lounges or sun rooms. Make a snack in the kitchen or kitchenette. Serenade your hallmates on one of the grand pianos in the common rooms. Or, put in a load of laundry or get some early shut eye. Your residence hall is your home away from home.

Weekends at EXPLO

There’s even more to EXPLO than what happens on the weekdays. Weekends are full of on- and off-campus programming, including brunches, workshops, and unforgettable day trips that might include:

  • Sugarloaf Mountain Activities
  • Schooner Day Sail
  • Colby College Art Museum
  • Blueberry Picking
  • Tubing on the Kennebec River
  • Clambake
  • Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

Weekend evenings follow a similar schedule as weekdays, with time to hang out with your friends and extensive on-campus programming options.

Our ability to take off-campus trips may be impacted by the pandemic. Details and updates will be available as we approach the summer.