We Changed Courseand Persevered

A woman waves to the camera, standing next to a relative and her luggage. Move in for the Class of 2024 had many of the usual traditionsplus masks.
Four people stand around a table wearing masks and filling out paperwork. The university set up tents on Freiberger Field to test students when they arrived for fall
14 students stand on the steps of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. During first-year orientation, students toured campus and stopped for a physically distanced photo.


COVID-19 surveillance tests administered Aug. 8-23 to students taking in-person classes, with 10 positive results (a .37% positivity rate)

Two women bump elbows while sitting further apart, both wearing masks. Socializing in the era of COVID-19.

5 students sit six feet apart while listening to an instructor, at the front of the room. Following safety and health guidelines during a fall engineering class.

A woman wearing gloves and a mask sorts through a large pile of folded clothing. Courtesy of Sharan Mehta

The Physical Resource Center, known as the freestore, opened in September in Uptown to provide students with clothing, small furniture and school supplies. It's run by student volunteers and has items donated by members of the university community.