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Breakdown: A Day in the Life of Four Different BU Majors

With a wide range of majors and over 450 student organizations to choose from, BU students are bound to each have their own unique day. As a result, everyone has quickly grown accustomed to saying things like “nah, dude, can’t hit up that party with you…I have a chem lab until midnight,” or “I would love to get lunch at Bay State tomorrow, but the BU Fascists Club is having its monthly general meeting.”

So sure, you’ve had your taste of dealing with you and your pals’ conflicting schedules. But have you ever wondered what other BU students’ daily schedules truly look like? Keep reading, and you’ll learn some useful information for planning your next outing with #theboyz.

Jane, Biochemistry Pre-Med major

6:30 a.m. Wakes up to alarm clock playing Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.”
7:00 a.m. Leaves parents expletive-filled voicemail cursing them for pressuring her to become a doctor.
7:50 a.m. Skips trip to dining hall for breakfast due to lack of time, makes do with gnawing on her pencil.
8:01 a.m. Arrives at Chem 101 lab, receives a fistful of N16H12Li3 (itching powder) to the face from her lab partner for being 30 seconds late.
2:00 p.m. Begins to doze off during 3rd lab of the day, accidentally spilling chemical mixture all over her chest and growing a third boob as a result.
8:30 p.m. Finally dismissed from her last class of the day, visits Student Health Services to have third boob surgically removed.
9:01 p.m. Rushes back to Bay State Dining Hall after surgery just in time to see them close down the last of the entrances
9:30 p.m. Has a good long cry while eating McDonald’s on her bed.
10:30 p.m. Begins homework, acquires concussion from repeatedly slamming head against chem textbook in frustration.
10:45 p.m. Googles “how to make millions without a college degree” for the 5,893,753th time.
5:50 a.m. Finishes homework, brushes teeth using a cracked hairbrush and crushed Advil pills.
6:00 a.m. Goes to sleep for half an hour.

Benji, CGS Student

7:30 a.m. Reluctantly wakes up, whining, after several bouts of gentle shaking from his roommate.
7:45 a.m. Doesn’t want to go to class, throws temper tantrum.
8:00 a.m. Accepts roommate’s bribe of pancake breakfast in exchange for going to class.
9:00 a.m. Arrives at CGS for first class of the day: Art 101.
9:15 a.m. Earns a gold star sticker for drawing the best doggie with his crayons.
9:30 a.m. Recess! Plays hopscotch and four square in Nickerson Field with the other CGS students.
10:15 a.m. Earns another gold star sticker for spelling “college” correctly in Writing 100.
11:30 a.m. Loses dodgeball game in PDP class, throws another temper tantrum.
11:45 a.m. Calms down after being told he can be the one to erase Professor Johnson’s whiteboard after Stats.
12:15 p.m. Earns yet another gold star sticker for answering “window!” when asked “what is 1+1?” in Stats.
12:30 p.m. Erases Professor Johnson’s whiteboard, feels immense pride and accomplishment.
1:30 p.m. Throws another tantrum in West Dining Hall after server cuts his sandwich into rectangles, not triangles.
4:45 p.m. Takes daily 2-hour nap in Sleeper Hall’s Nap Room.
7:00 p.m. Watches his allowed half-hour of Cartoon Network.
8:30 p.m. Puts on Curious George pajamas, brushes teeth with Dora the Explorer toothpaste and toothbrush.
8:45 p.m. Attempts to sneak out of bed to watch more TV, is caught and sent back to bed immediately by roommate.

Michael, Questrom Student

5:00 a.m. Wakes up nice and early to get his pre-market stock trading hours in.
8:45 a.m. Heats up a breakfast burrito while waiting for the stock market to officially open.
9:00 a.m. Eats breakfast while trading stocks.
9:30 a.m. Dons black suit and tie, dress shoes, Rolex watch, and gold chain necklace in preparation for first class of the day.
9:45 a.m. Makes his way down Comm Ave while smoking morning cigarette and trading stocks on his phone.
9:55 a.m. Arrives at first class of the day, Backstabbing 101.
10:50 a.m. First class ends, steps out of Questrom to have a quick smoke and trade some stocks.
12:15 p.m. Steps out of Questrom after second class for a quick smoke and some stock trading.
1:25 p.m. Finishes internship application to Goldman Sachs during coffee break at Questrom Starbucks.
1:45 p.m. Finishes lunch, returns to bench outside Questrom for a quick smoke.
2:30 p.m. Bribes BUPD to turn a blind eye when he empties his dorm trash into the Charles.
2:45 p.m. After dumping trash, returns to bench outside Questrom for a quick smoke.
4:00 p.m. Returns to dorm, acquires four-hour boner while watching The Wolf of Wall Street.
7:45 p.m. Leaves dorm, heads to bench outside Questrom for a quick smoke.
8:00 p.m. Attends weekly meeting of Muni Muni Chi business fraternity.
9:30 p.m. Heads back to bench outside Questrom for a quick smoke.
10:45 p.m. Bribes BUPD to turn a blind eye when he throws his empty cigarette pack into the Charles.
11:45 p.m. Dons Abercrombie designer pajamas, takes out gold teeth in preparation for sleep.
11:50 p.m. Leaves dorm and heads to bench outside Questrom for a quick smoke before hitting the sack.
12:05 a.m. Goes to sleep, dreams of Jordan Belfort, ensuring morning wood upon waking up the next day.


Leena, CFA Theater Performance major

6:30 a.m. Wakes up to alarm clock playing the Hamilton soundtrack.
6:45 a.m. Goes through her daily vocal warmup routine, waking her roommate up and annoying the f*** out of her floormates.
7:15 a.m. Listens to and erases previous evening’s voicemails from parents begging her to “pursue a more stable career.”
7:45 a.m. Makes quick Starbucks run for her usual triple-caffeinated Venti Chai latte, asks barista for the billionth time if they have any job openings.
7:50 a.m. Heads to FitRec for some mirror selfies and #morningvibes.
8:30 a.m. Hits up West Dining Hall for a refreshing vegan breakfast.
9:15 a.m. Accidentally says “Macbeth” while in first theater class of the day, receives rotten tomato pelting while locked into stocks.
10:45 a.m. Gets out of first class, heads to bathroom to clean off tomato bits, takes more mirror selfies.
11:30 a.m. Posts on Instagram announcing her solidarity with Divest BU.
11:35 a.m. Deletes email from Divest BU urging her to sign their latest petition.
11:40 a.m. Starts a GoFundMe titled “Finance Leena’s Coffee Addiction.”
12:30 p.m. Heads to Cane’s for a takeout lunch, asks cashier for the billionth time if they have any job openings.
1:00 p.m. Heads to FitRec, takes some mirror selfies for her Snapchat story, captions photos with rants about how everybody she knows is “hella fake.”
4:00 p.m. Spends two hours in West Campus Starbucks filming random people on Snapchat, captions videos with “me” and “same.”
7:30 p.m. Heads to Chipotle for a quick takeout dinner before her play rehearsal, asks cashier for the billionth time if they have any job openings.
7:45 p.m. Arrives at Booth Theater for play rehearsal.
7:47 p.m. Forces herself to laugh after director makes same f***ing joke about Lincoln’s assassination for the 15th day in a row.
11:00 p.m. Gets out of play rehearsal, limps home due to being repeatedly whacked in the knee with a blunted sword by her overeager stage combat partner.
11:45 p.m. Showers.
1:00 a.m. Looks through job openings at local coffee shops.
1:45 a.m. Feeling great shame, watches Frozen on Netflix for the fifth night in a row.


Hopefully these intimate details of BU students’ daily lives will help you in your quest to organize social activities with your pals. Just remember: never be friends with an engineer. There’s no point—they won’t be available, any time, ever. Case closed.

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