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College orientations moved online; could remain online for some time

A big question seniors have been asking is whether or not they are going to be able to head to college this upcoming fall. For now, all college orientations, which usually take place in the summer, have been moved to online. 

For seniors Arriel Maravilla, who will be attending Purdue University in the fall, and Brianna Morton, who will be attending Ball State University, their main focus is getting to go to college in the fall. 

For Maravilla, it is going to be different with not being able to participate in Purdue’s traditional “Boiler Gold Rush” that takes place in the summer for incoming freshmen. 

“Orientation is online. Purdue has ‘Boiler Gold Rush’ which is for incoming freshmen, and is on campus. I’m not sure what they’re doing about that considering Purdue is having school in the fall on campus,” Maravilla said. 

Unlike Purdue who has announced school starting like normal, Ball State’s plans for the fall remain up in the air. 

“Ball State has announced that they are doing summer orientation online this year, while the plans of starting in-person classes like normal in the fall is still undecided,” Morton said.

While this news of orientation may be upsetting for some people, Maravilla is not worried about missing out on orientation, as long as she is able to go to campus for classes in the fall. 

“It is unfortunate that orientation is online, but I think that I can live with it, as long as we are able to go to school on campus in the fall.”

After all of the work that seniors have done in order to apply to colleges and make their decisions regarding college, Morton believes it would be unfortunate if they were not able to go. 

“I will be very upset if we are not able to go to college in the fall for the fact that I have worked so hard to get into college, and I would like to do everything associated with it to not live in my parent’s house,” Morton said.

While most colleges are unsure of what the future looks like, Purdue has recently announced starting in the fall like normal, sending all students home for Thanksgiving and finishing up the rest of the semester online at home. Then, in the new semester, students would be allowed back on campus to finish up the year with regular instruction. This decision was made to ensure safety and good health for their students. 

“I think that it will all work out just fine. I can live without a fall break, and with the break after thanksgiving until January. I think that it will reduce travel and keep people safe.”

With whatever measures colleges choose to take for the 2020-2021 school year, the main goal is that the students stay safe and healthy. Morton does not see Ball State coming to school in the fall and instead moving to fully online instruction.

A big question seniors have been asking is whether or not they are going to be able to head to college this upcoming fall. For now, all college orientations, which usually take place in the summer, have been moved to online. 

For seniors Arriel Maravilla, who will be attending Purdue University in the fall, and Brianna Morton, who will be attending Ball State University, their main focus is getting to go to college in the fall. 

For Maravilla, it is going to be different with not being able to participate in Purdue’s traditional “Boiler Gold Rush” that takes place in the summer for incoming freshmen. 

“Orientation is online. Purdue has ‘Boiler Gold Rush’ which is for incoming freshmen, and is on campus. I’m not sure what they’re doing about that considering Purdue is having school in the fall on campus,” Maravilla said. 

Unlike Purdue who has announced school starting like normal, Ball State’s plans for the fall remain up in the air. 

“Ball State has announced that they are doing summer orientation online this year, while the plans of starting in-person classes like normal in the fall is still undecided,” Morton said.

While this news of orientation may be upsetting for some people, Maravilla is not worried about missing out on orientation, as long as she is able to go to campus for classes in the fall. 

“It is unfortunate that orientation is online, but I think that I can live with it, as long as we are able to go to school on campus in the fall.”

After all of the work that seniors have done in order to apply to colleges and make their decisions regarding college, Morton believes it would be unfortunate if they were not able to go. 

“I will be very upset if we are not able to go to college in the fall for the fact that I have worked so hard to get into college, and I would like to do everything associated with it to not live in my parent’s house,” Morton said.

While most colleges are unsure of what the future looks like, Purdue has recently announced starting in the fall like normal, sending all students home for Thanksgiving and finishing up the rest of the semester online at home. Then, in the new semester, students would be allowed back on campus to finish up the year with regular instruction. This decision was made to ensure safety and good health for their students. 

“I think that it will all work out just fine. I can live without a fall break, and with the break after thanksgiving until January. I think that it will reduce travel and keep people safe.”

With whatever measures colleges choose to take for the 2020-2021 school year, the main goal is that the students stay safe and healthy. Morton does not see Ball State coming to school in the fall and instead moving to fully online instruction.

 

Erin Muller
Erin Muller is a sophomore at CPHS. This will be her second year in journalism and first on the Inklings staff. She enjoys writing features and opinion pieces and she is hoping to take pictures for Inklings. Outside of Inklings, Erin is Student Council sophomore secretary and is involved in many other clubs and activities including Key Club, Theatre, German Club, Advanced Orchestra and Pulse. She is planning on majoring in Physical Therapy in college.

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