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Life outside the classroom

Students will have plenty of ways to experience campus life while following health and safety guidelines.

Updated: July 14, 2020

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Campus events such as speakers, performers, and cultural activities will be offered with protective measures.
  • TRECS will be open with social distancing and enhanced cleaning protocols.
  • Sorority and fraternity recruitment will employ a hybrid model with both in-person and virtual events.
  • Academic support services and health and wellness services will include in-person and virtual options.

Students will have plenty of ways to experience campus life while following the necessary health and safety guidelines for the protection of the campus community.

Academic resources

Student support offices will offer services both in person and online.

Common spaces

Physical layouts of common spaces in the Student Union, residence halls, sorority and fraternity houses, and other areas will will be adjusted to promote social distancing.

Students will still be able to set up a hammock at Humanities Plaza or find a quiet spot in Hodges Library. New spaces for comfortably engaging in online classes will be available to both on- and off-campus students.

Events

Students will have opportunities to attend and engage with events and activities to create unforgettable memories. Events may be smaller, include protective measures, and offer in-person and virtual options.

Check the events calendar.

Health and wellness

Leadership opportunities and student organizations

From residence hall life to student government, there will be no shortage of ways for students to become involved. More than 450 student organizations are recruiting members.

Students will be able to build connections and find community with fellow Volunteers through special interest groups, honor societies, clubs, and other outlets.

Recreation

RecSports will provide in-person and virtual fitness classes and programs. TRECS will be open with social distancing and enhanced cleaning protocols.

Learn more about RecSports.

Sororities and fraternities

Sorority and fraternity recruitment will employ a hybrid model with both in-person and virtual events. Final recruitment schedules will be announced in late July.

Learn more about sorority and fraternity life.

Traditions

Students can enjoy plenty of favorite rituals on campus, with a few modifications to keep everyone healthy and safe.

  • The Torchbearer still has a burning flame and is still a great spot for selfies (with a mask).
  • The Rock is ready to be painted. Show off your creativity (with a mask).
  • Big Orange Fridays will be as spirited as ever (with a mask).

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