SBU will be enforcing many safety protocols (mask wearing, social distancing, etc). To really make campus safe, everyone will have to do their part. How strictly would you be able to follow those guidelines?
I don't think it will be that difficult to wear a mask around campus. In my own personal experience I have grown accustomed to wearing masks at work, church or other public places. That will not be a huge adjustment. Social distancing may be more difficult to enforce both in and outside of the classroom. For lecture based classes I don't see how it would be a problem as long as there is classroom space. For more interactive or performance based classes it might be more difficult to enforce due to the nature of the class. If we are all wearing masks, I see no reason to jeopardize the education I am paying for the sake of social distancing.
Can you see other students struggling to follow certain guidelines? Why or why not? We are talking about college students... many will want to see their friends, go out, etc.
Yes, I think many students will want to see friends and go out. But, I think if we follow the rules accordingly we can still make this possible while being safe. We are allowed to gather in groups of 25. Many bars and restaurants are open for those willing to wear masks. Hopefully students can follow these rules so we can have a similar college experience while still being safe. We can only isolate ourselves for so long.
How safe would you personally feel returning to a classroom environment? Why/Why not?I would feel safe returning to a classroom environment. Again, we can only isolate ourselves for so long. I think forcing students to stay in and take part in strictly online learning would have several detrimental effects on both the students education and mental health.
Are you living on or off campus? What worries do you have about life away from the classroom?
I will be living in the townhouses next year. My biggest worry about life away from the classroom is that I won't be receiving the full education that I chose St. Bonaventure for. You can only do so much from behind a computer screen and I worry that I won't be getting the most out of my learning experience.