Vigo County colleges welcome student back to campus


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The class of 2024 drove along The Avenue receiving a warm welcome to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Friday.

“It’s different and yet this will be their only first day ever in college,” said the college’s president, Dottie King.

King said her team has been dedicated to making sure students and parents feel comfortable with the return to in-person learning.

“Today is culmination of all that work. It’s really assuring families, one-on-one conversations and then our own determination to be safe.

On the other side of town, more than half of Indiana State University students are back on campus, including junior, Morgan Osmon.

“Im interested to see how some things are going to be handled. I wonder how well the rules are going to be followed,” she said.

One of those rules is wearing masks given to students by the school.

In addition, University President Dr. Deborah Curtis has encouraged students to avoid crowded bars and parties.

“So far, people are following these rules and keeping us all safe. That’s a good sign,” Andy Morgan, interim vice president of student affairs at ISU.

Both school resume classes on August 18.

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