“As a day student you get to immerse yourself completely in a separate community that is very different from your own at home and compare the two. My home community is very different than Tabor. Each of us are so excited to be here, and we are respected here.
I think that the balance of separation and integration is key to a prosperous life on campus. There are times we need our own identity and space, and there are times we love being all together as Seawolves. When I came here freshman year I expected to be here until 5PM each day, heading home after sports. In fact, I am here 7 days a week 7AM to 10PM, staying for all meals and evening study hall. Weekend activities are fun and are open to all of us allowing an easy flow and diffusion between day and boarders. Dances, meals, open skate/gym, laser tag, allow us to be together, but we also enjoy friendly competition as part of our day student houses against dormitory teams when we have community wide games or contests.
I have learned to stretch out all the possible time that I can on this campus. The thing I adore most is that time never feels wasted here. You never feel you are just sitting doing nothing, you never feel you are alone on this campus. You always feel like you have some one; you always feel like you have some thing, and you always feel like you have some whereon this campus. That is something I had to learn over time, because coming from a public school, you just went home after class. I didn’t know this when I came, but Tabor is more than a school, Tabor is a home. Boarders always say Tabor is a home away from home, but I think this is true for day students, too. And while our home may be a little bit closer, this is a home away from home for us also.”
Matthew Carvalho '19