I made it through four years of undergraduate education without intentionally missing a single lecture, and I plan to do the same during my graduate education. Some would call it an impossible goal, but I would say that anything is possible when you set an alarm. I will admit that it can sometimes be difficult to make it in at 8:30 every morning — especially when you live the caffeine-free life like me — but lectures provide structured, protected time for the auditory learning that I need. If you ever do need a break, Moore is just a short walk from Becker for free tea (or coffee for the weak) and candy. With some key exceptions, lectures are recorded and attendance is neither mandatory, nor essential to learn the material. There are countless educational outlets available; you just need to decide what blend works best for you.