+ Amelia Smith – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
Day in the Life

Amelia Smith ’21


My name is Amelia Smith, though most people call me Mimi. I am from Rochester, N.Y. and I am a junior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, majoring in biology with a minor in economics. I am a member of the William Smith Laurel Society, a singer and tour manager for the Colleges’ Chorale and Cantori and I am a Biology Teaching Fellow.


Here is a typical Tuesday (pre-coronavirus of course!) for me:


6 a.m. — Wake up and get dressed for spin class at the Bristol Field House. HWS offers a wide variety of fitness classes and the spin classes are my favorite!

7:30 a.m. — Shower, make a cup of tea and get ready for the day. I’ll also grab a protein bar and some fruit to eat before class.

8:30 a.m. — Head over to the library to get some work done. I am a big morning person. If I’m tired, I’ll head to Au Bon Pain and order my favorite almond milk cappuccino.


10:30 a.m. — I go to my “Music History” class. I really love music, so being able to take classes in a variety of different topics has been engaging and enjoyable for me.

12:15 p.m. — I switch disciplines and head to my “Microeconomics” course. This class is taught by my adviser, so I look forward to it.

2 p.m. — Lunch, finally! I usually grab lunch at Saga or in the Café with some of my friends, before heading home for a quick nap. My Café go-to is a burrito bowl.

2:30 p.m. — Rest/nap/relax at home. I’m pretty busy during the week so I make sure to schedule in downtime, as it’s definitely a necessity.

3:30 p.m. — Work on homework assignments, answer emails, basically an opportunity to work on all of the random things I have been pushing off.

5 p.m. — Chorale rehearsal: I absolutely love singing, and some of my best friends are also in this group, so this part of my day always puts me in the best mood.


6:30 p.m. — Dinner! I grab a veggie soup and pretzels from Au Bon Pain and head to my shift as a Biology Teaching Fellow.


Basically, I assist students enrolled in biology courses with the course material.

9:30 p.m — I work on assignments, or if I’m not too busy I hang out with my roommates.

10:00 p.m. — Time for bed! This is sometimes a stretch if I am overloaded with work, or am hanging out with friends later into the night—but for the most part, being in bed by 10 p.m. is a reality for me.

And that’s about it! Feel free to reach out with any questions or if you want to learn more about what life is like on campus!