UHV student shares his move-in experience into a socially distant dorm

VICTORIA, Texas- Kevin Moreno is a senior who’s moving back on campus during the COVID-19 Pandemic. He says his move- in experience has been good with no difficulties but he’s expecting a lot of limitations on campus this year.

“If I’m being honest I feel there’s going to be a lot of restrictions on the campus life with the students. I don’t think it’s going to be a lot of freedom like it was last year. Well the second half there were a lot of restrictions,” said Kevin Moreno, a UHV senior.

Employees told us that some of the restrictions are that only one person can use the elevator at a time and only two students will occupy a four-bedroom suite to follow the social distancing guidelines.

“What we’re pretty much doing is wherever you’re residing at, in any of our buildings you will be checking in through, kind of like a special process to make sure that you are safe and whoever is assisting you in moving in. Along with us following social distancing rules,” said Felix De Jesus, a Senior Resident Assistant at UHV Smith Hall.

There were only 20 students scheduled to move into the new Don and Mona Resident Hall on Wednesday but the staff is expecting 70% of the students to move in over the weekend. However, Moreno expressed his hopes for this school year.

“My hopes for this school year is that this will only last for the first semester, the fall semester, and for the incoming Spring semester. I hope that we don’t have to wear masks and be very distant from each other, said Moreno.

The restrictions are put in place to help all students stay safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic.