Southern University students share their excitement on move-in day

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – After a year of online classes, Southern University students are back on campus. Move-in for upperclassmen took place today and students said they’re excited to be back in a face-to-face environment.

Sophomore Mynas Robertson said after having a virtual freshman year she’s ready to live college life. Many other students expressed their excitement to meet new people and attend football games again.

Prior to move-in students had to show proof of vaccination or a negative test, a requirement parents say they were okay with. Students and parents all wore masks during the hot move-in day.

“We’re very cautious, I mean she’s prepared, we’ve brought all of our sanitizer and we’re all vaccinated which I think helps the situation,” said mother Dr. Jacqueline Johnson.

Sophomore Skyla Owens said she’s optimistic about the new year despite the surge of COVID-19. She believes that if everyone does their part there’s a chance for a school year much different than last.

Students said although this year’s move-in feels different than years before they are still looking forward to what’s in store 

“We’re just excited to come back and be a part of the Jaguar nation, “said Dr. Johnson.

Masks are mandatory at Southern University and the first day of classes is August 16th.

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