At a boarding school, being a day student is a unique experience. Here at Exeter, day students make up a relatively large portion of our student population: we are about one fifth, or 200 of the 1000 students. I’ve been a tour guide since my freshman year, and a lot of prospective day students that I’ve toured ask if there’s a social difference between day students and boarders. As a day student that’s slept in dorms multiple times, I can say that boarding students share a unique brotherhood within their dorm, but not necessarily a stronger one than the bonds between day students. As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in my day student friend’s basement with five other friends (that’s one perk of being a day student – when the boarders are gone, we can still hang out with each other on breaks). Besides this, we have several other advantages: we have the freedom to get our licenses, we still get to spend time with our families and friends from our towns, and we get to enjoy the luxury of a home-cooked meal.
Don’t get me wrong, being a boarder is great too, but as a loyal day-stud, I thought I’d make a plug. See you at Experience Exeter,