Here’s what students told us
They want… empathy. 💜
University messaging really needs to reflect this. 5/x
They were not enthusiastic generally about online games/activities; instead they said they want outdoor socially-distanced activities such as movies, concerts, exercise classes.
✅be flexible about activities allowed (harm reduction), ✅keep students busy
✅find ways for students to socialize (don't rely on online interactions)
✅be specific and realistic.
Infection really needs to be de-stigmatized on campus.
This is an opportunity to provide guidance!
Good idea: Several students suggested a required training module at the beginning of the semester to make sure all students are well-informed.
✅Promote safety measures
✅Rally students around the goal to return to normal
✅Provide frequent updates on how the campus is doing (in measurable terms)