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SUNY Brockport students pack up their dorms

Patrick Moussignac
Updated: March 23, 2020 06:42 PM
Created: March 23, 2020 06:29 PM

BROCKPORT, N.Y. (WHEC) — It's moving day all over again for college and university students now that many schools are asking them to remove their belongings from their dorm rooms.

Students at SUNY Brockport have until Friday to move out.

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News10NBC talked to students who are all taking this in stride. Some of them were prepared to move out before the semester ended.

Spring break is now over but instead of resuming their traditional classes on-campus students must now move out before the end of the week. 

Students spent Monday morning packing as much as they could fit into their vehicles before leaving for home. 

School officials had originally told them that they were allowed to keep their stuff on campus, but over the weekend made changes to that plan. 

Savannah Giriusso-Krabacher says she understands why this is happening.

"Luckily I only live two hours away so it's not that worrisome for me, and at least we have like online classes so we have a break, but for the people who live in the city, or further away or other states it's going to be difficult to move out," Giriusso-Krabacher said.

Dave Mihalyov, Vice President of University Relations at Brockport tells News10NBC only students that face certain hardships will be allowed to stay and continue their education.

"Really the only ones we would like on campus now are like people who have no place else to go. International students, students who may otherwise be homeless. Students that have absolutely no access to technology to do online learning," Mihalyov said.

Once everything is all said and done only about 500 students will remain for the rest of the semester.


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