By MEGAN JULIAN
WATERBURY– Move-in day at Post University meant something totally different to the students and staff this year.
Due to the pandemic the university did not offer any in-person classes last year. Finally, after months of preparation it opened the doors to house 420 students living on campus for this fall semester.
Provost of the University Elizabeth J. Johnson said that Post’s absolute focus has been health and safety when beginning to prepare for the return of students. In order to return to campus each student had to be fully vaccinated.
“Being a fully vaccinated campus gives us the confidence that we will be able to continue to offer in person education through the end of the semester,” Johnson said.Dean of Students Erica Peryga said one of the most challenging parts of preparing for the students return was obtaining all the students’ vaccination information.
In addition to health and safety, faculty have been planning for the fall semester and finding the best way to accommodate each and every student in the classroom and those who will be learning virtually.
“We have updated our technology in our classrooms with state of the art cameras so we can serve students who are joining us virtually as well as the students right here in the classroom,” Johnson said.
Peryga helped with classroom preparation and made sure everything was in order for the welcome events and activities.
“We are making sure we are creating an extraordinary experience for every single student so that when they come to campus they feel safe, welcomed and feel good about being here,” Peryga said.
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