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MVCC welcomes students back to campus

Mohawk Valley Community College incoming students move-in today. Students and families are screened for coronavirus symptoms upon arrival.

Posted: Aug 27, 2020 6:13 PM

Utica, NY - Today, Mohawk Valley Community College is reopening its residence halls to welcome students back to campus.

About 85 incoming students and their families were screened for coronavirus symptoms upon arrival.

MVCC has implemented new health and safety guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus including mandatory mask wearing around campus except for individual dorm rooms and prohibiting guests and visitors.

“We have removed and separated a lot of our furniture so students are still able to socialize and have that aspect of being in college,” said Gerald Villarreal, Assistant Director of Residence Life at MVCC. “Students will be able to have a single room for the entire semester so there will be no more than four people per quad and that living area.”

Parents and students have expressed their reservations of returning to campus and are aware of the fact that a coronavirus outbreak can quickly send them into isolation or back home. But nonetheless, students are excited to return.

The only reservation we really have was maybe we shouldn't commit to it as much because there's a chance we might get sent back home,” said Berk Gokce, incoming MVCC student. “It might get canceled a little bit later a couple months from now. But I mean it looks good right now. The school looks like it has a lot of precautions and safety measures in place so I'm just happy to be here right now.”

About 85 returning students will move in on Sunday.

The first day of classes is Monday, August 31.

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