Jun 5, 2020
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 5, 2020) – Like so many other colleges and universities around the country and world, the University of Kentucky was forced to close their campus and move classes to an online format in order to finish the spring-2020 semester, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students living both on-campus and off were resigned to finish their classes away from their classmates. Residence halls closed and students moved home, bringing an unexpected end to their on-campus experience for the 2019-20 academic year.
Now, as we move into a summer of all-online classes, the University is currently working on plans to re-start and welcome students back in the fall, but just how that will work is still under development.
Kelsey Hutchison is a junior Arts Administration and Dance double-major from Cynthiana, Ky., Ben Branscum is a spring 2020 Media Arts and Studies graduate from Stearns, Ky., and Keyera Jackson is a spring 2020 Journalism graduate from Atlanta, Ga.
On this week’s episode of ‘Behind the Blue’, these three students share some of their experiences from this spring, along with their insight on how they made the best of a less-than-desirable situation.
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