For people making a major life transition in the middle of a pandemic, some incoming college freshmen have come to terms with the weirdness of their circumstances.
This is a snapshot of what it’s like for students at five Maryland schools who are logging on to “Zoom University” for the first time, on campus or from their childhood bedrooms.
Morgan State University
Iyana Gross made an unusual decision this spring — she chose an out-of-state university.
When the pandemic hit and students were left to make decisions about which university to attend without having visited many of them, they often flocked to schools closer to home or universities that were less expensive.
But Gross, who is from Chicago, decided on Morgan State University, which she described as being the perfect mix of everything she was looking for.
“I’m from Chicago, and so I enjoy being in a big city,”