As Penn State announced their plans for reopening, many students are left with many questions. There are many missing holes that need to be considered as the university prepares for the first day of classes, August 24th. As much as freshman want to experience their first year of college, the experience is definitely not going to be the same, and many are concerned if it is even worth going.
Here are a few questions for Penn State on the plans of reopening:
How is the university dealing with communal bathrooms?
How is the university regulating clubs and organizations gatherings?
Are football tickets going to be sold?
How are RAs dealing with visitors in dorm rooms?
Are students in dorm halls allowed in other halls?
Are in-person classes going to be socially distanced?
A question for professors: Do you feel that Zoom and online classes thoroughly portray the material for your course?
A question for professors: Do you feel that socially distant in-person classes thoroughly portray the material for your course?
How is the university going to regulate social gatherings?
Does the university plan on dealing with an outbreak at the school or ending in-person classes entirely?
What will dining halls look like and how will the university deal with crowded dining halls?
Are the recreational centers going to be open?
If a student has a family emergency at home, will they be allowed to leave and come back or will they have to quarantine before coming back?
Is there a cleaning procedure for places like the HUB?
Is Penn State confident that their plans are going to be sufficient enough to prevent an outbreak at the university?