Where We Are Living Right Now


My son, a rising college sophomore, moves into his first apartment this week. During a global pandemic.

Early March, COVID rumblings on campus began. Joe had drawn a terribly low housing number and his dreams of living in coveted sophomore housing on West campus were shattered. As a spring admit, he had been at school a mere 8 weeks. He was fortunate to make good friends quickly, but they had already committed to housing and roommate arrangements, so Joe was on his own.

My son’s sophomore year with commence right in the middle of the new normal. (Twenty20 @mylove4art)

With little notice, they abandoned campus

With little notice, students were told they needed to leave campus. My husband and I planned to drive up for the weekend and help my son scout out apartments within our budget. With every passing day, especially in the beginning of the height of the pandemic, things were shutting…

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