What’s Campus Social Life Looking Like This Semester? A Lot Different
CAS student’s vlog about how the pandemic has changed the ways he connects with friends
Joshua Pei was in Texas for spring break last March when word came: BU was abruptly switching to remote teaching and learning and sending students home for the remainder of the semester. Pei (CAS’21) returned home to California to live with family, but was anxious to return to BU for his senior year and to be back with friends.
What he’s discovered is that social life on a college campus looks much different this fall from how it did pre-COVID. In this vlog, he talks about the many changes the pandemic has wrought—lots more cooking and eating in, no more drop-by visits from friends outside his dorm. But he also talks about how he and other students are discovering new ways to continue to connect, whether it’s spending more time outdoors or zooming in to club meetings.
“I’m just going to make the most out of the time I have left in college,” Pei says.