For some, a morning class means heading to Willard and starting the day promptly at 8 a.m. — some days (usually not Friday) with more pep in our step. You wake up, you ooze productivity and you itch to get the show on the road.
Others consider anything before noon an invitation to stay in bed. What’s the point of being in college if you can’t run away with the college cliches, namely staying up absurdly late?
- You can schedule your least favorite class for the morning and by the time lunch rolls around, it’ll seem like a distant memory. If you schedule right, you can get all of your classes out of the way — and fit in a nap later.
- An added excuse to make no effort. No showering, no hair-brushing. But come on, please brush your teeth. Other than that, feel free to choose your clothes in the dark and just roll out of bed. Now that the first week of school’s over, it’s totally acceptable to wear sweats to class. Right?
- Also an excuse to grab some pumpkin-flavored coffee and to avoid the longer lines at coffee shops as more students venture out to greet the morning a bit later. Isn’t it ironic that the coffee lines are emptier in the early morning than they are mid-morning?
- No lines for the communal showers in the dorms. And you have first dibs on the hot water.
- The sidewalks are less crowded. Okay, that was a weak “best,” but it does mean that you can power walk without fear of getting stuck behind a slow walker. And hey, you’re at your class sooner!
- But if you do get stuck behind a slow-walker, odds are higher that your professor is running late as well.
- College is great, but it’s only four or so years. “Real world” jobs may not accommodate such flexible scheduling.
- Early morning instagrams of dewy grass and morning mist. If you have to suffer through a rough morning you may as well make it look 10 times better via social media.
- There’s no wiggle room in the morning. If you didn’t do your homework in advance you’re not going to have time before an early morning class.
- Waking up before 8 when fighting a hangover is painful. Of course, you could always just not drink on a school night.
- Even with really nice reminders, some kids just don’t get that brushing your teeth is a thing. That you should do. In the morning. Before you saunter down College Ave.
- Professors are smart. Attendance usually counts in the grading break down.
- If you dress for the morning’s weather, you’ll be inappropriately dressed by noon.