While university policies and protocols have shifted this semester regarding COVID-19, the virus remains a threat to student health. University health officials recommend staying up to date on vaccinations to combat the continued spread of COVID-19.
Just as students began moving into their apartments and dorms, the university announced its first monkeypox case on campus. As the university deals with the threat of monkeypox on campus, it continues to try to keep COVID-19 cases at bay with a limited mask requirement for the first two weeks of the semester.
Though the events offered this school year have now essentially returned to what they looked like before the pandemic, upperclassmen are still dealing with the effects of missing out on so many events.