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NCCU students face a changed school year during the pandemic

Similar to Duke’s, policies at North Carolina Central University, a historically Black university in Durham, include a large reduction in the number of in-person classes and restrictions on capacity at all campus facilities. Students are also tested for COVID-19 twice upon arrival to campus and on a rolling basis throughout the semester. Temperature checks are conducted at entrances of various buildings.  

Students have found community where they can while living off campus this semester.

'Slightly isolating': Off-campus juniors and seniors try to find community in an unusual year

In July, Duke told juniors and seniors who had been planning on returning that they would not be able to be housed on campus, with limited exceptions, and many students scrambled to find leases in apartment complexes close to campus. It may be harder to build community in an off-campus apartment than in a traditional campus dormitory, but students are connecting with their classmates where they can. 

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