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Day in the Life

Walker Anderson ’21


Hi! My name is Walker Anderson '21, and I am a History and Psychology double major and Spanish minor, originally from Franklin, Tennessee. Around campus, I am a member of the Hobart tennis team, work for the Center for Teaching and Learning as a study mentor and for Hobart athletics in the equipment room; and I am a part of Greek Life.


My typical Thursday (pre-COVID-19) looked like this:

7:30 a.m. - wake up and make breakfast for myself at my house.

8 a.m. - review my readings before class at 8:45.

8:45 a.m. - Go to my first class, “Topics in Cognition: Language,” with Visiting Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychological Science Erinn Walsh. Professor Walsh allows the students to direct the class, so different students will lead and facilitate discussion each day.


10:15 a.m. - Go to the library to get some homework done between my morning and afternoon class.

11:30 a.m. - Head to SAGA for a quick lunch before my “Introduction to Child Psychology” class.

graphic12 p.m. - I have class with Associate Professor of the Department of Psychological Science Julie Kingery. Our class was very interesting and engaging. We even had a guest lecturer from the LEGO company come from Denmark to talk with us about the importance of play during childhood development.

1:30 p.m. - Go to Bristol Gymnasium to take a quick nap and get my tennis gear for practice.

2 p.m. - Practice with the tennis team in Bristol Field House. This is usually my favorite part of the day as I get to play tennis with some of my best friends on campus.


4:15 p.m. - Take a quick shower and hang out with teammates in our team room.

5:30 p.m. - I eat dinner with teammates and take a little bit of time to relax before heading to the library to get all of my work done for the next day.

6:15 p.m. - Get to the library and head for one of the cubicles on the second or third floor. Being isolated definitely helps me to finish my work in a much more timely manner! I normally listen to music while I work to help keep me concentrated on whatever task I have for the night.

8 p.m. - Head to the Center for Teaching and Learning for a Study Mentor appointment.


9 p.m. - Finish my work in the CTL with the Writing Fellows (often the great Kevin Lin ’20) before heading home.

10:30 p.m. - Go back home and spend some time with my housemates either watching West World or debating about what show we should watch next.

11:30 p.m. - Go to bed to try to get a full 8 hours of sleep before the next day!

I hope this helps you see what day-to-day life is like at HWS. Reach out to me at walker.anderson@hws.edu if I can provide further insight on the HWS experience.

Walker Anderson '21

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