Are you wondering what a day in the life of a UNH student looks like? Welcome back to our Day in the Life of a UNH Wildcat blog series, where we put the spotlight on students from different academic majors and class years to see what their day in the life looks like. 

Meet Emma Tobbe ‘23, a bioengineering majorFrom her senior capstone Bioengineering Design course, to stir fry in Philly Dining Hall, to cardio kickboxing at Hamel Rec, follow along on Emma's day.


Meet Emma Tobbe '23

Hometown: Northwood, NH

Major: Bioengineering

Emma Tobbe



6:30 a.m. 

I have 8:00 a.m. classes, so I wake up early to give myself plenty of time to eat breakfast before getting to class early to talk with my classmates. Typically, on the way to class I will stop at Ramon’s food truck for a coffee. The caffeine makes waking up early much easier!

8:10 a.m.

My first class of the day is Separation Processes. In this class we go through the math of adsorption, chromatography, membrane separations, liquid-liquid extraction and crystallization. This math can be used to design columns for processes like making the detergent that cleans our clothes.

9:10 a.m.

My second class of the day is my Bioengineering Design Course which is our senior capstone class where we research, develop and create a novel idea to solve a problem in the biologics industry. My group and I are working on an endotoxin-absorbing coating to be implemented in industry.

Philbrook dining hall

11:30 a.m.

Next up is lunch at Philly (Philbrook Dining Hall). I usually like to get the stir fry and make a salad at the salad bar. The dining hall has so many options; occasionally they will have specialty bars like a poke bowl bar or quesadilla bar.

see our dining halls in 360 degrees



12 p.m.

After lunch, I head to work. I tutor various science and math classes for TRIO Scholars in CFAR (The Center for Academic Resources).

1 p.m.

After my hour of tutoring, I have a little bit of a break where I work on some of my assignments that are due later in the week.

UNH T Hall

2 p.m.

Next up, I head to my second job, working as a Student Representative for Admissions. My job is to give tours to prospective students and their families. I love getting to share my UNH journey while showing off our beautiful campus.

4 p.m.

After my tour is all finished, I head back to The Gables, an on-campus apartment complex, and hang out with my roommates. We typically all sit on the couch and do some work while we watch TV. Currently, we are rewatching The Nanny.


6:30 p.m.

Campus Recreation offers some really cool group exercise classes. They have Zumba, yoga, beginner weights, cycling and HIIT workouts, just to name a few. My roommates and I will go to the gym for the Cardio Kickboxing class. We have been going to this class for just over a year and we have so much fun!

See Hamel Recreation Center in 360 degrees

7:30 p.m.

I get back to my apartment and cook something for dinner, ideally something with potatoes or pasta. While we eat dinner, my roommates and I will talk about our days and watch a cooking show like MasterChef.

8:30 p.m.

The rest of my night is for finishing up any schoolwork for the next day, relaxing with some TikTok and taking a shower.

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