A little update to … well update, but also to bring this thread back to the surface of the redesigned forum software.
S20 has great enjoyed his first semester at college. The life-change of moving and the generational-event that is C19 made the first month or so a little bit of a feeling out period, but by the time I picked him up for the semester break, he felt very at home at his 2nd home.
UDayton has released their (preliminary?) Spring Return plan. As with Fall Return/Move-in, it includes an elongated move-in schedule (Jan 15-30) to allow students to return to campus in smaller batches rather than all at once. Also, as with the Fall, classes will be all virtual to begin the semester, with concrete plans to move to in-person and hybrid a few weeks later.
I was very happy with how UD handled the Fall and C19. They had a surge in positive cases, but no reports of serious debilitating effects or severe staff complications. I checked the UD tracker often. After a fairly long surge, the numbers dropped significantly and the campus was back to green status that lasted until the break.
S20 is loving campus life so much, he is already planning to be back on the first day they allow him to return. He’s connected with a couple of his professors and those two seem to have really taken an interest in his success. One has a spring class my son has to take but he had to choose a class with another professor because his preferred professor’s class filled up. His preferred professor emailed him to say 1 spot opened and she turned to him first to offer him to switch to her class. He (and I) was pleased that she did that.
I’m glad he wants to go back, but I’ll enjoy the next 5 weeks with him home.