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What it's like to be a New York University student living on campus right now, from a mandatory 2-week quarantine in a dorm room to a $100 Grubhub gift card for meals

INSIDER Logo By lcasado@businessinsider.com (Laura Casado) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 12:  Dorothy Akpovwa is a 19-year-old sophomore studying computer science at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. In mid-August, she flew to New York from her home in Georgia to enter a two-week quarantine to be able to attend the start of in-person classes on September 2.  While being in quarantine was an adjustment, Akpovwa says she's happy with how NYU handled the transition into the fall semester. She said she feels safe being on campus thanks to the school's safety regulations and testing policies. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. As the fall semester begins for colleges around the US amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some university campuses are remaining closed while others are fully reopening. Dorothy Akpovwa, a sophomore at New York University studying computer science, is taking advantage of her school's hybrid option.All classes at NYU are available virtually and only some are being held in person, so students can choose to be fully remote or to attend their in-person classes, Akpovwa says."NYU gave us the option: If you want to come back you can come back, if you don't want to, then you can just stay at home," Akpovwa told Business Insider. "Most of my friends are coming back, we're excited to be back on campus again."She decided she wanted to be on campus this fall, and so she moved into her dorm room on August 19 in order to quarantine for two weeks before the start of classes on September 2.Read the original article on Insider

What it's like to be a New York University student living on campus right now, from a mandatory 2-week quarantine in a dorm room to a $100 Grubhub gift card for meals

  • Dorothy Akpovwa is a 19-year-old sophomore studying computer science at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering.
  • In mid-August, she flew to New York from her home in Georgia to enter a two-week quarantine to be able to attend the start of in-person classes on September 2. 
  • While being in quarantine was an adjustment, Akpovwa says she's happy with how NYU handled the transition into the fall semester. She said she feels safe being on campus thanks to the school's safety regulations and testing policies.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

As the fall semester begins for colleges around the US amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some university campuses are remaining closed while others are fully reopening. Dorothy Akpovwa, a sophomore at New York University studying computer science, is taking advantage of her school's hybrid option.

All classes at NYU are available virtually and only some are being held in person, so students can choose to be fully remote or to attend their in-person classes, Akpovwa says.

"NYU gave us the option: If you want to come back you can come back, if you don't want to, then you can just stay at home," Akpovwa told Business Insider. "Most of my friends are coming back, we're excited to be back on campus again."

She decided she wanted to be on campus this fall, and so she moved into her dorm room on August 19 in order to quarantine for two weeks before the start of classes on September 2.

Read the original article on Insider
© Dorothy Akpovwa

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