Typical Daily Schedule

Sample Summer Writing Institute Schedule

8:00-9:00am: Breakfast
Students eat breakfast in the refectory and work on their papers in the computer lab.

9:00-11:00am:  Morning Class Session
Mornings are usually devoted to discussion of the reading.

11:00-1:00pm: Midday Break
Students have lunch with their professors and Institute staff with time left over for a swim or game of tennis at the gym, a nap back at the dorm, or a rough draft in the computer lab.

1:00-3:00pm:  Afternoon Class Session
Afternoons often involve workshops and writing exercises.

3:00-5:00pm: Free Time
Students usually spend these hours discussing their day′s work, relaxing in the social room or their dorm rooms, exercising at the gym, visiting Memphis landmarks, and attending College Prep workshops. 

5:00-6:30pm: Dinner Break
Along with the rest of the campus community, students eat dinner in the refectory and socialize in Middle Ground, the student lounge.

7:00-9:00pm:  Evening Activity
The evening lecture series takes place after dinner, as do film viewings, jazz concerts, telescope viewing, and other campus events. Some nights, especially on weekends, this time is devoted to social events.