Switching Between Virtual and In-Person Learning
After living on campus during her freshman year, Madison Woods moved back home with her family. It was like being “back in high school,” she said of informing her mom where she was going in between virtual classes. Afterward, she continued online learning from an off-campus apartment. Now, having to adjust once again to the commute to classes, Woods said she struggled to adapt to on-campus life.
“I would go to class and come right back to my apartment, whereas like freshman year, obviously being in college, I was on campus all day … out of my dorm room all day doing stuff,” Woods told TODAY. “So (now) I think I've gotten a lot more used to just being home.”
“There’s very much this pressure, I think, to go back now to school and have the full experience of college. But it's like, now, my mindset has kind of shifted ... that's not really the most important thing for me to do anymore.”
Madison Woods, University of Massachusetts Amherst