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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: October 14, 2020

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Campus events such as speakers, performers, and cultural activities are offered with protective measures.
  • TRECS is open with social distancing and enhanced cleaning protocols.
  • Academic support services and health and wellness services include in-person and virtual options.
  • Virtual events are a great option for students in quarantine or isolation.

Students 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 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 have been adjusted to promote social distancing.

Students can set up a hammock at Humanities Plaza or find a quiet spot in Hodges Library. New spaces for comfortably engaging in online classes are available to both on- and off-campus students. Outdoor study spaces may feature hammock stands or tents.

View indoor and outdoor study spaces.

Events

Students will have opportunities to attend and engage in events and activities. Events may be smaller, include protective measures, and offer in-person and virtual options. Virtual events are a great option for students in quarantine or isolation.

Health and wellness

Leadership opportunities and student organizations

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

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

Recreation

RecSports provides in-person and virtual fitness classes and programs. TRECS is open with social distancing and enhanced cleaning protocols.

Sororities and fraternities

Membership in a fraternity or sorority offers students a unique opportunity to have a balanced college life with a focus on academic excellence, brotherhood or sisterhood, leadership development, service, and responsible social interaction.

Learn more about sorority and fraternity life.

Traditions

Students can enjoy favorite campus traditions 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 are as spirited as ever (with a mask).

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