Quarantine campuses: With dorms shut and class online, students DIY college life

Colleges across the nation suspended in-person classes due to the coronavirus, but it also meant suspending campus life—a classic staple of the American college experience. Students innovated by creating their own version of dorm life and activities by setting up "satellite dorms,” either close to campus or places they could quarantine and study together, and staying in contact through various different social apps. But the biggest lesson for students and faculty was “The powerful role incidental and impromptu interactions play in the college experience—and how hard it is to replace them.”

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