I am also a student graduating in may and a night owl. Depending on my schedule I can easily be up until 2 or 3 am. At the same time however, I always do my best to get at *least* 6 hours of sleep. As far as I'm concerned its never been a problem for me to have a different schedule than most people as long as you are still getting as much sleep as your body needs. If I go to bed a 2am and get up at 10am I still have had a full 8 hours.
As for eating schedules, it is best to try to eat small amounts throughout the day which can be really hard. I've read some places that its best not to eat late at night, but I think that's mostly because if you eat right before you go to bed you don't have a chance to burn the calories you've ingested. One summer I worked as a waitress. My shifts were from about 4pm to 10 pm. I wouldn't eat dinner until 11 or 12 at night but I'd stay up until 3 or 4am. I ended up losing about 10 lbs that summer.
I guess the moral of the story is having crazy hours and eating schedules isn't ideal, but certainly doesn't doom you to failure. The key is to try as best you can to get enough sleep (too little sleep increases stress and stress does all sorts of funky things to your body) and when you do get a chance to eat try to make it as healthful as possible.
Good luck and congrats!!!
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