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COVID-19 Freshman move-out

After less than two weeks on campus in August 2020, there were already 10 clusters of COVID-19 cases at UNC-Chapel Hill. On August 16, the university announced all undergraduate classes would be moving to a fully remote learning format.


A couple days later, the school closed all undergraduate residence halls to all students except a select few with "extraordinary circumstances." Devastated about losing their college freshman experience just as they started to grasp it, the freshmen packed up their dorms and said goodbye to the relationships that were never given the time to fully form.

“I worked all four years to get into Carolina,” First-year Alex Zielinski said. “It feels like something is being ripped away from you.”


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