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Are you about to drop a huge chunk of money on the college experience this fall? Here’s what’s facing students as they return to get that college experience: no kegger rules, no family allowed inside dorms or on-campus housing, pledges to get flu shots, sex mask recommendations, and acknowledgment that getting bombed on a thirsty Thursday could result in COVID issues.
Colleges will be taking your money and covering their asses as students move in during a time where rules have been replaced with more rules. UGA’s ‘recommending’ students wear masks during sex and “avoid kissing.” It’s definitely a wild world out there where college students will be getting a very different experience than you or I got before coronavirus meant getting a lawyer to draw up community compacts.
Remember when moms and dads would proudly move their kids into the dorm rooms thinking of how hard they saved since Madison was in diapers. Good luck finding a college allowing parents in the dorms. Even a wild school like the University of Arizona has a no parents policy. Add it all up and it sounds like the perfect time to take a gap year and get after it when college can be college again.
Here’s a look at how schools across the country are handling the COVID era on campus.
At Tulane, Dean of Students Erica Woodley is threatening students who throw keggers:
- DO NOT HOST PARTIES OR GATHERINGS WITH MORE THAN 15 PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE HOST. IF YOU DO, YOU WILL FACE SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION FROM THE UNIVERSITY. All gatherings, of any size, must observe appropriate social distancing and attendees should wear masks.
The University of Texas says no parties:
- Events like parties (whether on or off campus) put the health and safety of our community at risk and raise anxiety levels. No parties on or off-campus are allowed.
Yale University is asking students to sign ‘Yale Community Compact’ that includes a no-party pledge & a commitment to getting the flu shot. It’s unclear what will happen to student who doesn’t sign the compact:
- I will follow protocols for group gatherings both indoors and outdoors. I will neither host nor participate in any gathering that exceeds the protocol limits.
- I will be vaccinated with the flu vaccine when vaccinations become available at Yale Health.
Cornell is asking students to adhere to a compact that includes a visitor rule:
- To adhere to the university’s prohibition against invited guests, including family members, to campus and/or my campus residence.
Penn has a compact with language that states, “By enrolling as a student in 2020-2021, you agree to adhere to the expectations for physical distancing and public behavior detailed below.”
- To acknowledge that drinking alcohol and using other drugs will increase my risk of engaging in risky behavior and/or needing medical treatment, including the increased risk of being exposed to higher-risk contact with others. Alcohol consumption and recreational drug use will not be considered an excuse for unauthorized risky COVID-19-related behavior.
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Long ago lived on campus, don’t think we gave a f**k about “rules”
Amazing. Apparently UT thinks they have jurisdiction outside of the campus.
Ain’t that some shit.
Of course these rules expire November 4th.
Like all the other lockdowns…
Man John Martin really spot on totally agree and so do a lot of people i talk too so obvious
I went to Arizona as an out-of-stater. It was so much fun living in the dorms. Looking at the rules, this pisses all over my life on campus. As Joe suggests, a gap year is the way to go. Don’t pay for a lame product.
I remember when Coronado was “Score-onado” and Tuesday was the only night of the week there wasn’t a party or bar night in Tucson.
Yeah I’d take a year off too. Wouldn’t be anywhere near the experience you’re paying for
Those were the days!!!
Well done Joe. This is priceless.
“ Colleges will be taking your money and covering their asses as students move in during a time where rules have been replaced with more rules. UGA’s ‘recommending’ students wear masks during sex and “avoid kissing.” It’s definitely a wild world out there where college students will be getting a very different experience than you or I got before coronavirus meant getting a lawyer to draw up community compacts.”
Little wordy, but you got the point. Thanks, Chris.
Remember when college was fun? Though I did have a good laugh at “wear your mask during sex.”
Oh and good luck with enforcing no parties at Arizona. Bear Down.