View from the dorms at the University of Minnesota: It's 'kind of a ghost town'

People walk away from a building under hazy skies.
Students and families move into dorms at the University of Minnesota under smoky skies in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Evan Frost | MPR News file

Like so many parts of life right now, we’ve heard a lot about college in terms of the numbers — case numbers. Campuses around the country, including in Minnesota, have seen cases spike as many students return. 

What gets less attention is the day-to-day student experience — what it’s like navigating classes and social interactions under strict social distancing guidelines.

MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota first-year student Ella Kooyer about the first couple weeks on campus.

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