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Transfer students navigate college social life post-COVID-19

Transfer business administration junior Samuel Dea-huang sat down on his first day of classes, anticipating meeting new people. However, looking around the classroom and seeing numerous students talking with friends from previous years, Dea-huang said he realized being a transfer student might be harder than he expected. Dea-huang said he could only imagine what meeting […]

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“It opens you to a world of possibilities”: Study abroad resumes for students this fall

Study abroad is back in motion, providing students with the opportunity to learn and explore in a completely new environment once again.  According to Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs and Senior International Officer Cari Vanderkar, approximately 150 students are abroad this fall. Vanderkar said that they are pleased with the ability to relaunch the […]

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Freshmen who launched into college on a quiet campus

Like many incoming freshmen, business administration freshman Erin Powers said that she came to campus because she wanted to “close the door” on her childhood and high school. 

“I felt like I could not do that at home because I was in the same environment I was in when I was growing up,” Powers said. “I was lucky enough that Cal Poly was letting us on campus and I saw that opportunity and decided to take it.” 

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Freshmen reflect on a virtual year at home

For many, the freshman year experience is one of life’s many great adventures. Due to the nature of the pandemic, this year has created a barrier between freshman and the “true” college experience, causing many students to choose to stay at home all year.

Nutrition freshman Anna Skoglund said that she is glad that she deferred housing, despite missing out on the “dorming” experience. Skoglund has been able to spend quality time with her family, something she appreciates a lot.



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