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DeVry doesn't have that whole traditional college setup with the dorms and the buildings and the cafeteria and all, with students living on campus and such. It's merely a day school. If you're living there, you're living in an apartment off-campus (though often conveniently close), an apartment complex that may have some good deals going with the school and nice setups for students, but not a part of the school.
There is one school building, packed with all sorts of nifty things including classrooms, labs, library, offices, and cafeteria. Some of the school's offices are in the US West (now called Qwest, but they haven't updated the building sign yet) building across the street. Think a high school building intended for college students and post-grads and you've got it right there. lasayla
was wondering about what Sithly hours the cafeteria keeps, where I'd be missing breakfast if I got up before 7. Fortunately for me, I don't eat cafeteria food as a rule.
The cafeteria is just the staging grounds for the wacky traditional breakfast meeting of myself and my friend Darkside. The cafeteria room itself is open from when the school opens at 5 or so (classes don't start until seven, and labs aren't open until 7, but the building starts opening up before 6) until the school building shuts down around 10:30 at night, but food is only served there from 6:30 or so in the morning to 7:00 in the evening.
Darkside and I have the tradition of eating breakfast together in the cafeteria in the mornings before the computer lab opens. He usually shows up at school at or before 6 (a pleasant alternative to fighting 40 miles worth of morning rush hour traffic) and I wander in at ... well, it's been 6:15 these days, if I make it. Actual eating of breakfast may or may not be included in the event; sometimes I miss breakfast without noticing it too much, and neither of us enjoys the slop the cafeteria calls food. The doughnuts are decent, though, albeit stuck together and gone before noon.
Computer labs open at 7, and since Darkside and I are both Computer Information Systems majors, computers are the main event of school. The instant Neighbor unlocks the doors of the lab, we're in there at our traditional computers, working on code, looking up the comics we follow, surfing LotR and DBZ message boards, and the other things that CIS students do in the morning before class.
"Breakfast with Darkside" isn't the same thing as breakfast; I typically bring something with me from home and chow down in the cafeteria. Saves time in the mornings -- get out of bed, get showered and dressed, grab books, grab something to eat, leave, walk to school, socialize and eat breakfast. If I ate at home, I'd lose a good half hour of quality time with Darkside, and we can't have that.
If I know I'm going to arrive at school after the labs open, however, I tend to grab something to munch before I leave or on my way to school, since there's no point in sitting around the increasingly crowded cafeteria eating breakfast when I could be hanging out with Darkside in lab.