COVID-19 & COLLEGE: FAMU welcomes hundreds of freshmen during socially distanced move-in day

Posted at 6:27 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 18:27:09-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida A&M University is welcoming hundreds of incoming freshmen one appointment at a time.

Move-in day at FAMU is much different from years past. What used to happen freely, over the course of two days is now scheduled and socially distanced.

Students say they're not going to let the virus stop them from having a successful school year.

"We're trying to do everything we can to keep everybody healthy," said Jennifer Wilder.

Students also say they feel safer with all the changes.

"We want them to have a good year and to stay so please follow our protocols," Wilder said.

Incoming freshman, Noah Rivers said he's more anxious about starting the school year than the virus itself.

"I feel like it's any other time without it, just extra safety precautions," said Rivers. "I'm sure there are things I'm going to miss out on but I'm still here for school and it doesn't really phase me"

Move-out dates have changed as well.

The university says they want all students off-campus during the holidays and have made adjustments to pricing to accommodate that.