day student


Definition of day student

: a student who attends regular classes at a college or preparatory school but does not live at the institution

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Recent Examples on the Web Some states are considering alternating which days students attend school or splitting the day into two shifts to help decrease class sizes. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Arizona's K-12 students will return to schools rebuilt and changed by the coronavirus," 28 May 2020 In Ohio, this may require staggering which days students come to school. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, "What Asia can teach Ohio about reopening schools amid coronavirus," 17 May 2020 Upon my first day students were running around, screaming, throwing, hitting, swearing — a lot of awful things. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Got a classroom behavior question: Ask Michael," 4 Oct. 2019 Phillips Academy serves 1,130 boarding and day students. John Laidler,, "Grinnell College president to lead Phillips Academy Andover," 11 Feb. 2020 In just a few days, all the day students were transferred. Classrooms were rearranged. New York Times, "In China’s Crackdown on Muslims, Children Have Not Been Spared," 28 Dec. 2019 The more than 40-year-old existing student center no longer meets the space or functional needs of the school community, according to the academy, which serves about 400 boarding and day students on its 456-acre campus. John Laidler,, "Governor’s Academy to expand student center," 14 Jan. 2020 These are values that are core to the mission and purpose of a college, and they should be taught starting the first day students arrive on campus. Greg Lukianoff, National Review, "Against Conservative Pessimism about Free Speech on Campus," 1 July 2019 Tuition for day students is more than $24,000 per year, while tuition for boarding students can reach more than $58,000 annually. Ashley Remkus |,, "5 former Alabama private school employees accused of sexual misconduct," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of day student

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Day student.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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