Ole Miss students react to plans for full in-person classes in the fall

On Friday the University announced that the fall 2021 semester is offering fully in person and on campus.

Posted: Feb 27, 2021 11:20 PM

OXFORD, Miss (WTVA) - Students at Ole Miss will soon see a little bit of normalcy on campus,  that means in person classes. 

"I'm excited," Mark Karnegay said. 

University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) students near the Walk of Champions path. Date unknown. Source: Ole Miss

Just like Karnegay, many students are counting down the days until things finally go back to normal.

On Friday the University announced that the fall 2021 semester is offering fully in person and on campus.

"I'm really excited because we have missed out on so much over our first two years of college," Karnegay said. "It's just really important to us to get to experience college like normal."

Not only is Karnegay looking forward to the fall, but so are some juniors. Mia Dimeo is a junior in college. When she heard the news, she was excited to know that her her senior year will be one to remember.

"So to have that full experience back senior year, that's what we came to college for, that's why we are at Ole Miss." Dimeo said.  "Just to get all those opportunities before we make it into the real world."

One of the biggest things students are looking forward to is in-person classes.  

"Taking online classes have been tough on us," Grace Dyer said. 

"Watching lecture videos online, not being able to take notes.. In person classes will just be a lot better," William Poge said. 

"We are inside all the time doing online classes. We barely get to go anywhere, so going back to in person will be a lot better, " Maddi Young said.

But, there is one thing students will miss about the less crowded campus.

"The only nice part about it is parking," Landes Purnell said. "Because parking hasn't been an issue this year."

But, for one student, Rieves Payne, the crowded parking lot will be worth it as long as she and her friends get to experience the small things that make campus life fun.

"I'm really excited to just be able to walk on campus and see everyone," Payne said. "I think it will be so much fun."

As for Karnegay, he's just ready for the normalcy.

"Being able to get the college experience, we're just excited to be back," Karnegay said.

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