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Move-in begins at UWS

Emily Ness
Updated: August 29, 2020 06:16 PM

Everyone feels a little uncertain about their first year of college. After all, they are moving to a new place and meeting new people. But this year, COVID-19 has made the college move-in especially unique for students, parents and teachers.

On Saturday, students began moving into the University of Wisconsin Superior (UWS).

Alexandra Achucarro, an incoming freshman said campus would be different than what she expected as a result of COVID-19, but added that students are adjusting to the day and age we are living in.

“We have to do social distancing, masks, hand sanitizing—it’s not quite the college life like you'd have expected,” Achucarro said.

Samantha Keller, another incoming freshman said she was happy to be on campus at all.

“As a music major, it feels a lot better because I don't have to play my instrument over a screen and sometimes the tune doesn't come out right and I'm a very talkative person to some people too and I just think it’s nice that we're able to connect with some people. I'm still a little cautious though,” Keller said.

Jen Bird, Director of Student Development at UWS said they were being cautious—spacing students out, sanitizing common spaces more frequently and requiring masks.

“We are bringing students back to campus, but we're going to do it in the safest way as possible,” Bird said.

Jennifer Brawthen, a mom moving her son in Saturday said she supported the schools’ efforts to bring students back safely.

“I'm excited that they are back at it honestly. I think kids need some normalcy for sure,” Brawthen said.

Students said they still plan to strive for their best, while doing so safely of course.

“Aside from passing my classes, just hoping that people are safe and that I can just progress as a college student,” Achucarro said.

Classes at UWS begin on Wednesday, September 2nd.

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