Marquette move-in day is here, a new school year with new precautions amid the pandemic
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Students began moving in to the Marquette housing Tuesday, Aug. 24. It's the first of two move-in days for the students.
Freshmen and sophomores were the first to move in and CBS 58 was there for their reaction.
"Just a single room," said Ethan Cichy. "It's not huge, but it's pretty nice in here."
Air conditioning was his only request, but he also got a nice view of the city too
After hours of shopping and packing his mom, Lori Cichy, was there to drop him off off.
"I'm going to miss him tremendously," said Lori Cichy.
A total of 1,651 freshmen moved in Tuesday; 90 percent of all students are vaccinated and the university has other precautions in place as well.
"The main thing is the masking indoors and in public space and the masking in our classrooms," said Xavier Cole, vice president of student affairs at Marquette. "That's the thing that keeps everyone safe, that's the highest possibility of transmission."
For the 10 percent who is not vaccinated, bi-weekly Covid tests and daily wellness questionnaires are required.
Lori Cichy says she feels confident about the way the school is handling her child's safety.
"I think if everyone's wearing their mask, and 90 percent are vaccinated, I think things will be pretty good," said Lori Cichy. "I'm sure there will be a breakthrough case here and there, but I think for the most part the students will be safe."
Students are scheduled to move in until early Tuesday evening and then again on Wednesday, Aug. 25.