OC colleges adapt, see students return

OC’s top research institution, which is nearing $1 billion raised for its $2 billion capital campaign, welcomed students back with the promise of “UCI Forward,” a commitment to the betterment and safety of the community as it moves ahead. Some 6,600 students (about 43% less than a normal year) were offered a first glimpse of UCI’s planning as they moved in this last month. After taking a COVID-19 test, students were asked to quarantine with their “ZotPod” for seven days. … Furthermore, all campus members were asked to sign the “Anteater Pledge,” which requests individuals to act as “an active participant in reducing my risk” via symptom checkers, contact tracing and other safety programs the university has rolled out.