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Only in Print: College Campuses Come Back to Life | New Semester, New Rules, The New Reality

Even Johnny the Thunderbird, St. John’s mascot, wears a mask around campus. (Photo: Courtesy of St. John’s University)

WINDSOR TERRACE — After physically closing campuses five months ago due to the coronavirus outbreak, some local Catholic colleges and universities reopened for the first time during the week of Aug. 24. The schools welcomed new and returning students back for move-in days, orientation events, and the highly anticipated first day of classes.

Students, staff , and faculty must abide by state and CDC health and safety guidelines — both inside and outside the classroom — including daily temperature checks, mask wearing, and social distancing. Check out how some campuses are looking during the start of this new, atypical semester… 

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