If they keep it the same, your first semester, you will have class M, T, TH and then a simulation lab or clinical on W or F. Second semester, you will have a sim lab/clinical on Monday, a different sim lab/ clinical on Tuesday and then class W-F. Our W/F class starts at 8am and clinicals start at 6:30 or 7:30, depending on the site. Like Charles said, you don't have a say in where you are placed for clincals. I'm one of the folks who hauls up to Belton for one of mine.
While a 1.5 hr commute might sound doable, 3 hrs in the car would probably get to be hard when you have an exam every week on top of other assignments pouring in. Some students have chosen to get apartments close to the school- there are plenty to choose from. Others have looked at places in Austin or other towns in the surrounding area.