Achieving maximum benefit from your education is a lot easier with a healthy body and mind. At MUM, students are advised to maintain an ideal daily routine of meditation, academic work, meals, exercise, and rest. Staying on a good daily routine also helps develop the skill of time management — the ability to use time effectively for greater efficiency in action — something all college students need.
To get maximum benefit and growth for both you and your fellow students, we suggest the following schedule:
Before breakfast, in a group or on your own.
If you have started the TM program but have not yet taken the TM-Sidhi program we make it easy for you by doing 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 usually 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.
It’s a good time to exercise (check out our Fit for Life program). Some students also use this time for work-study, homework, or socializing.
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Rest is the basis of activity. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to be in bed by 10:00 p.m. Typical daily homework loads can be comfortably completed by this time.
At times when people are usually sleeping, we ask that residence hall students discontinue talking loudly, playing music in their room, and talking in the hallways. These times are from 9:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. every day. At other times, please be respectful of others who may be studying, especially during afternoon and evening hours.
To ensure that you can easily maintain a good daily routine, visitors are asked to leave the residence halls by 9:30 p.m. in the evening. Guests also should not enter the buildings before 9:30 a.m. Note: Visiting hours and locations for visits by opposite gender guests are posted in the residence halls.
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. You can contact the Department of Exercise and Sport Science for a booklet explaining all recreation and exercise programs, or check out the Rec Center website.
Undergraduates for a day on campus.... What is it REALLY like being a MUM student?
Our commitment to healthy and sustainable student lifestyles is exemplified by the nourishing food we prepare.
Visual tour of The MUM Recreation Center
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