So far the university has been vague and contradictory as to whether or not students will be allowed to remain on campus. They are only strongly encouraging students to leave campus yet the email announcing the move to fully remote learning states "We are working to identify additional effective ways to further achieve de-densification of our residential halls and our campus facilities." So are we going to be forced to move off campus or not? The university needs to step up and be transparent on whether or not the students will be forced off campus. There should also be full refunds given to residential students that now have to move off campus. It is unfair to pay more than $3,000 for a two week stay on campus.
The email also states "Residents who have hardships (such as lack of access to reliable internet access), international students or student athletes will have the option to remain." But who gets to define 'hardships?' Some students may not have financial, internet, or other resource hardships, but that doesn't mean they don't face other types of hardships by returning home. Some students would experience hardships because they're returning to a house full of younger siblings which will add extra responsibility to their already busy lives and prevent them from studying in a peaceful environment. These students should be allowed to remain on campus and student hardship should not only be defined by access to internet.