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Our Approach to Student Autonomy

Life at MUWCI comes with the freedom of living independently and the duty to live responsibly. We provide a safe space where our students enjoy personal freedom while having support structures in place to ensure their safety.

Our commitment to sustaining a healthy, autonomous environment begins as early as the admissions stage. Applications are screened rigorously to find those prospective students who demonstrate personal responsibility. Once they are on campus, students find support in their faculty advisors, wada and house parents, and counsellors to help them live responsibly.

As the students grow more confident in making the most of the opportunities freedom on campus provides, they can realise their full potential and thrive.

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A Typical Day

Classes are held between 8:00 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. on weekdays. In the afternoons and evenings, you are free to participate in activities and meetings, work on your projects, and spend time with other students. Saturdays are free to spend as you please, while there are often activities planned for Sundays.

If you have no prior commitments, you may go off campus after school and on weekends provided you return by the designated check in time. Wada parents conduct check in every night to make sure all students are safe and accounted for.

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Guidelines & Code of Conduct

All our students agree to abide by the Code of Conduct. This ensures not only your safety on campus but also fosters of a healthy, respectful environment for all.

  • You are expected to manage your time well and attend all classes and co-curricular activities. If your attendance falls below requirements, your advisor will work with you to understand why and help you find a solution. Further unexcused absences will result in disciplinary action.

  • Movement Restriction

    You must be present in your wada for nightly check in at the designated times and adhere to the noise and movement guidelines. These guidelines ensure your safety on campus and help you wind down at the end of the day and get adequate sleep. Respecting the guidelines is essential both for your health and out of consideration for your fellow students.

  • Relationships

    Sexual activity is forbidden in public areas of campus, including in students’ rooms.

  • Substances

    Our campus is alcohol-, tobacco-, and drug-free, and we have a Zero Tolerance Policy towards the consumption of drugs. Any student who is involved with illegal drugs will be asked to leave the college. If a student comes forward seeking help for the use of drugs/alcohol or for self-harm/harm to others, we have a Safe Haven Policy where we will help the student get better without disciplinary proceedings.

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Interventions

Our students are human and make mistakes. There are multiple stages of disciplinary action, and our primary goal is to help the student avoid a repeat offence rather than punish them right away. However, violations of the Code of Conduct are treated differently according to their severity (e.g. consumption of illegal substances is dealt with more harshly than attendance requirements).

While we encourage our students to live with freedom and responsibility, we are aware that parents are interested in knowing how their child is faring on campus. We send reports twice a year to the parents informing them of their child’s academic conduct and any disciplinary issues that may have arisen. This helps us achieve a balance between our students’ autonomy and parental involvement.