CHICO, Calif - Students have mixed feelings about the changes they are having to make for the upcoming fall semester
“Initially, I was very apprehensive," said Lumi Bodea, a student at Chico State. "I don’t learn very well online, as opposed to in-person classes.”
“It's probably a more safer option and online schooling is not necessarily easy because there are those classes where you need that teacher face to face, and student face to face," shared Jericka Roshell, a student at Chico State. "If you are having trouble you kind of have to deal with it yourself, I mean zoom meetings can only do so much.”
Virtual learning isn't the only challenge students' are facing this year.
“He was saying 'how is your income, do you need a little bit of a break before giving your deposit and first months rent'," said Bodea.
Many were wondering how the coronavirus was going to affect their living situation.
"That was really appreciative and I think Chico understands what all students are going through during this time,” said Bodea.
Sean Murphy from Chico State shared with Action News Now they have created rooms and beds for over 1,000 students. Local real estate properties like Westpark Plaza say they are letting students out of their contracts early to accomadate student needs.
“They were super cool and chill about everything, so they understood," said Roshell. "They were really understanding.”
Though they don't have to be in Chico to learn, some students want to stay close to campus.
"When I think of Chico, I think of school," said Roshell. "When I go home, I’m gonna think I’m home, I’m on a break.”