OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA)- Some Ole Miss students got an early start to cleaning out their dorms after the university asked them to leave campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The university announced they are extending spring break and will hold online classes only staring on March 23rd.
They also encouraged students to return home and avoid returning to campus to minimize the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.
Students said this was an understandable, but drastic move by the university.
"It definitely threw off some plans that were going on," said freshman Daniel Everhart.
He said he and his mom didn't expect to make the 300 mile trip from Waveland to re pack his dorm so soon into his first year.
Other students said they hope the new online classes don't impact their learning experience.
"I'm mostly worried about my labs and stuff for chemistry because just for me personally it's way easier to learn," said chemistry major Tekeyra Shelton.
"I don't have to do study abroad yet, but it definitely changes plans for a lot of people," Everhart agreed.
Parents said students aren't the only ones making a lifestyle change.
"Of course it will affect day to day because my daughter will be back in the house," said parent Teresa Moses.
Students living in residents halls have until 5 P.M. on Wednesday, March 18th to get anything they from their dorms.
If they can't make it to campus during that time or don't have anywhere to go students can call university housing at 662-915-7328 for help.
Those living in sorority or fraternity houses can call the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life for more housing information