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Freshmen at University of Cincinnati, Xavier University trying to make the best of school year amid pandemic

Posted at 8:33 AM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 17:01:13-04

CINCINNATI — Adam Childs knows his first year at the University of Cincinnati will be unlike any other school year.

Most classes at UC this year will be online because of the pandemic, and whether or not some sports will happen is still up in the air.

"I feel like, you know, meeting all your classmates … meeting a bunch of people going and rushing fraternities even, that might not happen,” Childs said.

College will look different for Georgia Fosse, an incoming freshman at Xavier University.

The Chicago native has already moved into her dorm, and most of her classes are slated to be in person.

"I know that we are going to have our finals online. It's definitely not going to be a typical semester, but to me, that's okay because I'm just happy to be going to school,” Fosse said.

Xavier University canceled fall break to encourage students to stay in the area, Fosse said.

Childs wasn’t sure if he’d be able to get a dorm room, since he lives closer to campus.

"Since I'm closer than 50 miles away, technically, they don't have to give me a spot if they don't want to,” Childs said.

Both Childs and Fosse said they’re just looking forward to starting college, despite all of the changes brought on by the pandemic.

Click here for UC's return to campus guide.

Click here for Xavier University's guide.