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Welcome to Zoom University. That’ll be $500.

CALmatters, Sept. 25, 2020

September 25, 2020

Welcome to Zoom University. That’ll be $500.

But [Matthew] Villongco and other incoming students won’t get that first taste of campus life: they’re being introduced to their universities via Zoom. And in some cases, they’ve paid hundreds of dollars for the privilege. … At UC Davis, students living on campus paid $480 for a five-day mandatory online orientation that begins today. Orientation costs at other UC campuses ranged from free at UC Merced and UC Irvine to $380 at UC Berkeley.