After immediately halting in-person classes for two weeks, students in two UW-Madison dorms are preparing for quarantine on campus.
The university announced Wednesday night that it was shifting to remote learning for two weeks after a rise in COVID-19 cases. It placed the Sellery and Witte residence halls on lockdown as well.
“Going into this I knew that it would be a risk, but I never thought it would end up this way,” said Abby Moriarty, a freshman student from Menomonee Falls who’s quarantining in the dorms. “It’s definitely surreal.”
All in-person classes on campus will be remote through Sept. 25.
It’s safe to say it’s been an unusual start to college for freshman like Abby.
“Obviously I envisioned being able to partake in more things,” she said. “I definitely imaged being able to leave the dorms.”
She says students are permitted to leave the building for dinner at the dining hall for about two hours to get food.
“It is sad because it is a beautiful campus,” she said about being confined to the dorms.
You can hear the complete interview with Abby in the player above.