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High School Residents: A Day in the Life

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Below is a schedule of a typical weekday at the high school residence life program at St. Anthony High School and Incarnate Word High School. If you have any questions about the daily activities or schedule you can contact us at

  • 5 a.m. - 7a.m.

    Sometimes, a resident may be in need of transportation before school due to academic or athletic individual responsibilities. The drives are pre-arranged with the Residence Life Coordinator for our young men and/or women ahead of time.

  • 7 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.

    On a regular basis, they must wake up in a timely manner. A Resident Assistant ensures the residents are awake, and getting ready for school.

    In the event that they feel sick, they are required to dress in full uniform, and be ready for the coordinator to take the resident to the UIW Health Services office to be checked.

  • 7:55 a.m.

    All the residents leave the Residence Hall to begin their day at IWHS or St. Anthony High School.

  • 8 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

    Residents are in school all day!
    (They are not allowed in the residence hall during the school hours)

  • 3:20 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

    Afternoon Check-In/Resident Free Time & Activities to include going and getting dinner at the university campus/eating in the residence hall, or being transported to specific requests based on the individual needs of each person.

  • 6:45 p.m.

    Send all the corresponding guys and/or girls to the Learning Community Tutoring Classroom. Residents in the classroom must be ready to begin their tutoring session at 7 p.m. sharp.

     **Note: Sometimes if no tutors are available, study hours will be conducted/monitored in the kitchen of the respective hall by the RA on-duty. No IM, Facebook, or YouTube.

  • 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    Quiet Hours begin and are in effect until 9 p.m. (All girls must be in their respective rooms studying, sleeping or relaxing if the resident is not in the Learning Community Tutoring Program).**This means no disruptions in the hall, no cooking (a snack is allowed but no cooking in the kitchen).

    If an emergency comes up or something important that requires assistance, the administrator on-call is contacted immediately.

  • 9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

    Quiet hours are lifted to direct the students to prepare for school the next day (Iron uniform, shower, change into pajamas, relax etc.).

    9:30 p.m. The Resident Assistant on-duty conducts chores for the evening with the Leader Group of 3-4 girls assigned for the evening. Tasks are evenly distributed which include: sweeping, clearing and wiping down counters, clean and remove dishes from kitchen sink, clean  microwave ovens, wipe down stove top and tables and take trash out of kitchen and down to the dumpster*.

  • 11 p.m.
    Alarm is activated on all main entrance doors. Lounge, study room, kitchen windows, and doors are locked.  Boys and girls are not to leave their rooms from this point on. A head count is completed to ensure that all residents are in their rooms. Hallway lights are turned off. Administrator on call is contacted for emergencies (medical, safety or serious policy violations regarding any resident).