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UK students prepare for semester unlike any other

Posted at 10:27 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 23:46:24-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The students are back in Lexington, and now they prepare for the first day of classes at the University of Kentucky.

It only takes a glance to see how different things are on campus this year, for starters students will be wearing masks.

"This is a new experience just us being freshman. But then COVID on top of it, it's just something completely different. But we are kind of just making the best of the situation, trying to meet as many people as we can," said UK Freshman, Ainsley Capps.

Another challenge students are facing is meeting new people. A lot of classes will be online and social gatherings will be limited.

"For somebody like me who is a freshman, I just know my roommates. It will be a little harder to meet people then if I was going through a normal schedule," said Freshman Braydon Ronnebaun.

All students who will be on campus have had to be tested for COVID19, and students will have daily online screening, which students we spoke to say they are appreciative of.

"They have been very transparent with us. I feel like everyone is following the rules and I feel very safe and excited to start here," said UK student Ava Bechtel.

UK is working to minimize parties around campus, this weekend they gave out 10 citations but say they were mostly for noise disturbances.