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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According to the Health Museum website, day students, who commute from their homes to the Health Museum for activities, pay $950, while overnight students, who are housed on the Rice University campus, pay $1350 to participate in the program. Alex Park, Houston Chronicle, "Youths explore medicine at Global Teen Medical Summit," 13 July 2018 Freyer is assigned to Arrowhead full time on days students are in school. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "For the first time, the Pewaukee School District will soon have an armed school resource officer on campus," 21 May 2018 Tuition for day students was around $25,000 a year. Rachel Dissell,, "Montessori High School at University Circle slated to close," 10 May 2018 As the school’s admissions director explains during a trip to China to interview applicants, Fryeburg, which has both boarding and day students, depends on the tuition paid by the parents of foreign students. New York Times, "Review: ‘Maineland’ Considers America With Help From Chinese Students," 14 Mar. 2018 The last of the victims, Martin Duque, a soccer-loving freshman, was laid to rest Sunday, the same day students returned to campus for a brief orientation. The Washington Post,, "Two weeks after Valentine's Day massacre, students return to class at Florida high school," 28 Feb. 2018 About 500 are expected to live in dormitories, and the rest will be day students. Nick Anderson, Washington Post, "Private school with global ambition to open in D.C. and China in 2019," 7 Feb. 2018 Both Orange and Seminole have announced which days students will need to go to school to make up for the six days lost to Irma. Leslie Postal,, "Students return to classes in most Central Florida districts, some makeup days announced," 18 Sep. 2017 The school has approximately 500 boarders and another 100 day students. Terry Monahan, Pomerado News, "Top Del Norte High player spending year in Scotland," 25 Oct. 2017

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1883, in the meaning defined above

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