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Zoom classes, no dorm parties, daily symptom checks: Living on-campus during the pandemic

KCRW, Sept. 4, 2020 (Audio)

September 4, 2020

Zoom classes, no dorm parties, daily symptom checks: Living on-campus during the pandemic

Sophia Nakasone is about to be a senior at UC Irvine, where she’ll work as a resident advisor (RA) in the dorms. … “I’m double majoring in Economics and Criminology Law in Society. [And] no, all my classes will be online.” … “I had the RA position secured late February, early March. So I knew that would be a reason for me to come back to campus. Even though Student Housing has made it very clear and has been very understanding with us and has said, ‘If you ever feel uncomfortable being on campus, you’re more than welcome to go home and we understand.’ I think I was just looking for a sense of normalcy, going back to campus.”