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Students, Seniors Devastated By Penn State’s Move To Online Classes For Remainder Of Semester

Well, folks. It finally happened.

Penn State announced Wednesday morning it is extending its remote learning period from three weeks to the end of the spring semester due to the coronavirus pandemic. The university also postponed commencement ceremonies and will conduct final exams virtually in the coming weeks.

Naturally, Penn Staters took the news pretty hard. Some were upset they wouldn’t get to see their friends, take classes in person, and live in Happy Valley for a few months, while others simply wanted to know when they’d see some fat reimbursement checks from Penn State in the mail.

The folks took to Twitter to let all the emotions out and get a little #MadOnline.

https://twitter.com/abbeywolf95_/status/1240297232592756743
https://twitter.com/B_F_Greeley/status/1240303034917425152
https://twitter.com/freshfinn/status/1240305521669943297
https://twitter.com/Jakasia_Idalee/status/1240305289406091265
https://twitter.com/nitetime17/status/1240304519260618759
https://twitter.com/thetyrinbell/status/1240304426285490176
https://twitter.com/DaynaTownsend8/status/1240300617362530304
https://twitter.com/22_keya/status/1240300456938700801
https://twitter.com/KyleMyHomie/status/1240301655670865920
https://twitter.com/Sarah_Weston3/status/1240298798209011714
https://twitter.com/nejaraandrade/status/1240299131001847810

Seniors were hit especially hard by the news. Some were upset they wouldn’t get to walk the Bryce Jordan Center stage at graduation in May, while others simply want to get their final semester over with as pain-free as possible.

https://twitter.com/dkay2323/status/1240299126207549440
https://twitter.com/yelahrrad/status/1240296537911103491

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Matt DiSanto

Matt proudly served as Onward State’s managing editor for two years until graduating from Penn State in May 2022. Now, he’s off in the real world doing real things. Send him an email ([email protected]) or follow him on Twitter (@mattdisanto_) to stay in touch.

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