What the Coronavirus Means For University Of Kentucky Students
Start writing a post

What the Coronavirus Means For University Of Kentucky Students

The coronavirus has forever changed college students especially the University of Kentucky students' lives. This is something none of us could have planned for or even expected to happen.

What the Coronavirus Means For University Of Kentucky Students

University of Kentucky students two weeks ago were excited about spring break. Everyone was excited for a break from classes and a break from reality. Everyone was excited to spend time on a beach with friends or to go home to spend some time with family. Nobody ever imagined that UK would announce classes would be online for two weeks following spring break due to the Coronavirus. Everyone joked that it would mean an extended spring break for many and it brought the idea of long days on the beach in Florida. Never did anyone imagine that two weeks would change to UK being online for the rest of the semester. What started as a simple three-week spring break changed into many not seeing their best friends for five months. It turned into seniors having to realize they had experienced their last moments without knowing it. The Coronavirus truly changed life for The University of Kentucky students, faculty, staff and college students in general around the world.

Seniors at The University of Kentucky are all now back home stuck with dealing with eh fact that they experienced some of their last senior moments and did not even know it would be there last. Seniors never imagined that they would never again sit in a UK class with their friends. Seniors never imagined that there last night out at Two keys or Tin Roof would be the last with friends. Seniors now have to process the grief of never getting a true goodbye with friends, teachers, sorority sisters, fraternity, brothers, club members. The seniors who planned to have all these last moments have now had them taken from them. My heart aches for the seniors at UK. These seniors make me realize that my next year of college I can not take simple moments for granted because you truly never know what changes life can bring.

University of Kentucky students live for March Madness. Almost everyone on campus lives and breathes UK basketball during March. The Coronavirus halted all sports for the time being which meant the cancellations of March Madness. University of Kentucky students lost some of the tradition that makes being a UK student so unique. March Madness is soothing special UK students get to experience whether it is on State Street or at Tin Roof. The March Madness experience is one many looks reared to experiencing at UK. That is all halted because of the Coronavirus.

Another thing UK students look forward to in the spring is Keeneland. Keeneland is only open in October and April and it is when college students can get all dressed up with friends and enjoy a day at the horse races. It is a tradition Kentucky students alike look forward to. The Coronavirus halted the races with any type of audience for the time being.

University of Kentucky students all went on b break expecting to see their best friends again as well as their teachers and co-workers, etc. Nobody expected to leave for a break and not be allowed back till August. Coronavirus truly changed everyone's lives. The Coronavirus teaches us all that we cannot take life and days for granted because you truly do not know when you have experienced something for the last time or when you have spent the last time with someone for a while.

I hope all UK students and college students find peace during this crazy anxiety-filled time. Remember to wash your hands, practice social distancing and stay inside when possible so we all can get back on campus as soon as possible.

From Your Site Articles
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Ready or not, here come the holidays, friends, and if you're as obsessed with the spirit of the season as I am, you are much more ready than not. Thanks to Hallmark Channel's Monopoly game making it possible to celebrate all year long, you can be ready now, too!

Keep Reading... Show less
Stephanie Tango

The pandemic has been in our world for more than half of 2020 and people are still acting stupid. If anything, they're getting stupider. They think that the virus is gone. It's not. Stop going to frat parties. Stop trying to go places without a mask. I wish things were normal, too. They're not.

Keep Reading... Show less
Kai Parlett

In the summer of 2017, 20 type 1 diabetics completed a 10-week 4,000+ mile bike ride from New York to California. They biked against the advice of doctors, family, and friends. Many were skeptical that people with diabetes could complete such a physically challenging trip without putting themselves in danger due to their disease.

Keep Reading... Show less

That's right, you heard that correctly: Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich called off their engagement after the couple originally announced their engagement in July after beginning to date in March.

Keep Reading... Show less

Demi Lovato's Called-Off Engagement Reminds Us Of The Importance Of Taking Our Time In Relationships

While this may be another hardship she sadly has to endure, I know she will find a way to inspire and help others through it.


I am heartbroken.

Keep Reading... Show less

We all love a good ol' sappy Christmas movie and this year, the Hallmark Channel is finally giving us what we want: diversity.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Seasonal Depression Is Real And It Deserves Our Attention

Check in on your friends throughout the winter season, it can be brutal.


As we transition seasons and enter the last few months of the year, some are feeling grand about this natural shift. But that doesn't mean everyone is thrilled that the weather is cooling down — it's important to extend your knowledge to the phenomenon that is seasonal depression.

The lack of sunlight during the later seasons of the year, beginning with autumn, triggers a state of depression for about 15% of the population. This results in the lack of serotonin provided by the sun, causing it to be hard for some to do a lot of the things that would normally be deemed simple tasks to do during the earlier times in the year like getting out of bed, showering, going to work/school, etc. A major difference is an intense need for sleep similar to a hibernation effect.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

September Is Suicide Awareness Month, But Mental H​ealth Is An Everyday Discussion

Mental illnesses deserve our attention 365 days a year.


September is Suicide Awareness Month, providing an opportunity to raise awareness, further educate yourself, and remember the reality that mental illnesses present. Yet it's critical to understand that suicide awareness is not an annual Instagram hashtag to use and forget. Actively advocating for mental health resources, progress in education, and a broken stigma is an everyday ask — an activity that we can each participate in.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments