Student organizations are now allowed to meet in-person on-campus from 8:05 to 8:45 a.m. and from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. as of April 19, per Director of Student Life James Perry. Clubs that wish to meet must adhere to the COVID-19 Club Guidelines that detail specific instructions, including having their faculty sponsors fill out a form every time the club meets. Note: only those with an ASL google account will be able to access these files.
Many student organizations have already begun meeting with members of their respective organizations in-person. StuCo had its first in-person meeting of the year April 22.
StuCo Public Relations Officer Raquel Dawson (’22) said the quality of their meeting in person was much more productive than previous meetings on Zoom.
“We had a lot more ideas because we were with each other in person so we were able to kind of bounce off of each other and really collaborate in a way that we couldn’t digitally,” she said.
In addition, Dawson said in-person meetings promoted more conversation, laughter and integration among all members of StuCo.
“There was a lot more interaction, which allowed for us to get to know one another better,” she said. “Some members were not on StuCo last year, … so it was great to really get that human connection.”
Dawson also said in-person meetings cultivate a more natural and easy going environment compared to discussions on Zoom.
“When zooming, you have to actively turn your microphone off and on,” she said. “It’s a lot more formal in the sense of, like, each person has a purpose when speaking, but in person it’s much more of a casual, calm and relaxed conversation.”