As campus leaders mull reopening scenarios, many parents are hoping their students can go back to campus this fall despite concerns about COVID-19

Back to campus in the fall?


As campus leaders mull reopening scenarios, many parents are hoping their students can go back to campus this fall despite concerns about COVID-19

Many students felt their educational experience suffered during COVID-19 when campuses shut down and when learning moved online, according to a number of surveys–and now, many seem to want to return to campus.

An April survey by OneClass shows that 75 percent of students did not feel they were receiving a high-quality online learning experience from their college or university.

The sentiment arose from abrupt closures, use of unfamiliar platforms by students and teachers, students struggling to balance new responsibilities or stress brought on by the pandemic, and more.

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Now, a return to a socially-distanced campus might be the solution to frustrations. A OneClass poll of 6,050 parents in 27 different college and university Facebook groups reveals that 80 percent of parents say “yes, absolutely,” when asked if they’re comfortable with their children returning to campus with social distancing regulations in place.

Laura Ascione