First-year students move in at Utica College

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UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) — It’s move-in day at Utica College and first-year students are transitioning into a new school as well as another year of covid-19 precautions.

“Everyone is supposed to have a mask on when they’re indoors anywhere…outside…if you’re unvaccinated you need to have your mask on outdoors. but everybody has been living this for a while they kind of understand what they need to do and the fact that most of our students are vaccinated will help us a lot,” said Scott Nonemaker, Dean of Students at Utica College.

In-coming freshman have spent most of their junior and senior year of high school online. The transition into college as well as back to in-person learning may be difficult for some, however, Nonemaker tells us that they’re prepared to help the students with this adjustment.

“We’ve got all of our staff all of our students our professional staff everybody is prepared to work with out students to start to be with them take them to places when they’re lost be in that face to face experience and bring our students back to what college and what those experiences should be,” said Nonemaker.

Although this school year does include covid-19 protocols, student activities and in-person classes are back and Nonemaker ensures us that the faculty at Utica College is doing everything they can to get the campus back to what it was like pre-COVID.

“You can tell everybody is just excited that things are going back to a new normal we are back to what we can do and will do and its only going up from here,” said Nonemaker.

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