Daily Life in the Dorms

An average day in the life of a boarder can vary widely based on what the student's interests are.

Daily Schedule
7:30am All boarders, except seniors, are required to check in at breakfast, although a lot of the seniors come along too for the good food and company.
8:25am - 3:00pm Students are in class.
3:15pm - 4:00pm Activities period is used for club meetings, tutoring, or spending time with day students before the buses leave.
4:00pm - 6:00pm Many students play a sport or get a head start on their schoolwork for the evening.
6:00pm Dinner brings boarders and campus families together for a meal in the dining hall.
7:00pm - 9:00pm Underclassmen go to study hall. Upperclassmen are allowed to stay in their rooms as long as they maintain a quiet atmosphere.
9:00pm - 10:00pm Activities depend on the night and what is available on campus. Students participate in open gym, campus parents, snack times, and movie nights, among many other things.
10:00pm Students are required to return to their respective dorm buildings so that the dorm parents can lock the doors and set the alarms.


This schedule can also change according to a student's personal interests, such as play rehearsal, peer tutoring, watching or performing in a band concert, working a campus job, or babysitting for a campus family. Life never ceases to be busy for boarders.

You feel that you really do own the school in a way. You're more a part of it.
—McDonogh Boarder


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