||Achieving maximum benefit from your education depends upon maintaining a healthy body and mind. At MUM, students are advised to maintain an ideal daily routine of meditation, academic work, meals, exercise, and rest. Adherence to an ideal daily routine also helps develop the skill of time management — the ability to use time effectively for greater efficiency in action.
To ensure maximum progress and comfort for everyone, the following schedule is recommended:
Practice of the Transcendental Meditation® or TM-Sidhi® program
Before breakfast, in a group or on your own.
9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M., Monday through Saturday
11:00 A.M. to 1:30 A.M., Sunday brunch
Classes / Lunch / Afternoon TM or TM-Sidhi Program
Attendance at all classes is required. (Note: Each nonstandard program has its own class schedule.)
Classes are generally from 10:00 A.M. to 3:15 P.M., Monday through Friday, with an hour break for lunch, and 10:00 A.M. to 12 noon on Saturday.
Students practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique who have not yet taken the TM-Sidhi program will have a 20-minute group meditation in the classroom beginning at 2:50 P.M., with class ending at 3:15 P.M.
Students who have learned the TM-Sidhi program may leave class at 2:45 P.M. in order to do an early afternoon group TM and TM-Sidhi program in the student program halls, or later in the afternoon in the Golden Domes.
You are encouraged to exercise, taking advantage of our Fit for Life program. Some students use this time for college work-study, homework, or socializing.
6:30 P.M. – 7:45 P.M.
Evening Study Hours
7:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
Early to Bed
Rest is the basis of activity. Therefore, we encourage students to be in bed by 10:00 P.M. A typical homework assignment can be comfortably completed by this time.
Quiet times in the residence halls: 9:30 P.M. – 9:30 A.M.
At times when people are usually sleeping, please refrain from activities that could disturb others in the residence halls, such as talking loudly, playing music in your room, and talking in the hallways. These times are from 9:30 P.M. to 9:30 A.M. every day. At other times, students are expected to be respectful of others who may be studying, especially during afternoon and evening hours.
To ensure that students may comfortably maintain a good daily routine, visitors are asked to leave the residence halls by 9:30 P.M. in the evening. Guests should not enter the buildings before 9:30 A.M. Note: Visiting hours and locations for guests of the opposite gender are posted in the residence halls.
Exercise and Fitness
Undergraduate students are required to participate in four hours of physical activity per week and complete a fitness assessment every semester. We also offer recreation and exercise classes in a variety of activities and sports, with class times to meet most schedules. The Recreation Center and the Outdoor Swimming Pool are open to students at no charge. Please contact the Department of Exercise and Sport Science for a booklet explaining all recreation and exercise programs.