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Colleges move to online Orientation

May 5, 2020

College orientation, the beginning of one’s college journey. 

The meeting of new people, the many different class options being explained, and exploring the campus. For some incoming college freshmen, this experience will be virtually, due to Covid-19. 

“The downsides to having orientation virtually is incoming freshmen won’t have the full orientation experience and can’t connect as well with other students and faculty, freshmen won’t be able to explore the University of Minnesota campus and learn how it actually feels to attend college.” said Allison Mandler, senior.

Even with all the downsides of a virtual experience, incoming freshmen are trying to see the positive things this experience can bring. 

“At the end of the day I will still be able to register for classes with the help of an advisor online and learn more about what my experience will be like at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.” said Molly Lennon, senior.  

Although the beginning of the 2020 college freshman experience will look a little different most are trying to keep their heads up during this trying time for everyone. 

“This is a difficult time for people all around the world and I think we need to try and look at the positives even in a time of uncertainty.” said Maddy Doeden, senior, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall.

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