Pepperdine resumed in-person classes Jan. 13, despite several hundred positive COVID-19 cases among students. Community members shared mixed feelings about returning amid Omicron.
After returning to campus for the first time, students must keep well-being in mind while balancing accountability. For new-to-campus students, keeping on top of COVID-19 guidelines may get overwhelming.
Returning to Pepperdine for the fall 2021 semester is exciting for all students, but international students especially expressed a sense of gratitude. International students shared their perspective on the social, academic and personal importance of being on campus while also appreciating the lessons they learned from the challenges of remote classes.