A Day in the (Off-Campus) Life
Want an idea of what it’s truly like to live off-campus? We asked Andrew Yeager, a junior living on Foster Street, to go through his day. Here is what we got...
Wake up for Crew Practice, already jealous of my three other housemates who’ll wake up a few hours later.
Despite my body yelling at me to go back to sleep, I get in a carpool to the Charles River.
Thankfully it’s under 10 minutes away from Foster Street!
As the sun starts to rise over Boston skyline,
I hop in a boat and row down the river with my teammates.
Stagger back into my house, sweaty and exhausted, and head straight to the shower.
Afterwards I internally debate between making breakfast or taking a nap...
Nap always wins.
Wake up for the second time this morning, and whip up some cheesy eggs, bacon and hash browns.
I do almost all of my shopping at Star Market, which BC conveniently provides a shuttle to on Wednesdays.
Ride my trusty, rusty bike to classes. Having a bike makes the commute from off-campus even easier, and there are lots of spots on-campus where it can be parked!
Time for food again - While there are tons of options around Brighton and Newton,
El Pelon’s steak burrito is always a good call.
Head over to work in the Office of Reslife for a couple hours...
gotta make that moolah cause rent, gas, electric, and cable bills don’t pay for themselves.
Bike down Commonwealth Ave to the West End House, an after school program for students in elementary through high school, and a BC Bigs location. There I spend time with my “little brother” Henrique playing basketball, drawing pictures of Pokemon (Henrique’s much better than me), and tons of other games and activities.
Bike back home to cook dinner with the rest of my housemates.
It can be hectic with all of us in the kitchen, but we put on music and have a great time cooking together.
Time for homework and internship applications. I usually just work in my room, but sometimes I venture out to Fuel or Starbucks, which are always popular study locations.
Like a grandpa, I’m asleep by 10 PM.
Thankfully living off-campus allows me to have a single, so I don’t have to worry about a roommate keeping me up!