As Covid-19 grows, the number of students withdrawing from CU Boulder doubles

As Covid-19 grows, the number of students withdrawing from CU Boulder doubles

About 570 students have returned from the University of Colorado Boulder since the start of the fall semester – more than double the number of vacations last year – amid a rapidly changing learning environment and isolated orders that have remained the same over the past year.

Between August 24 and Thursday, 392 continuing students and 177 first-year students withdrew from CU Boulder. Melania Para, a campus spokeswoman, said 172 continuing students and 113 first-year students had returned during the same period in 2019.

At the start of the semester, 6,931 students were living in the on-campus Ha housing Sing and CU’s Beer Creek apartments. Para said that in the past two months, 374 students have had their residency contracts canceled on their campus, of which 215 have gone completely and 159 have gone out but the rest have been admitted.

University officials said Friday that they did not yet know how much financial trouble the campus would face, with a budget of $ 66 million more than last year, largely due to Covid. 19. Enrollment of low-expectation students is forced this fall Big budget cuts across campus.

Freshman enrollment at CU Boulder dropped 12.3% year-on-year from 7,113 students to 6,235, according to CU’s September budget presentation, according to CU’s September budget presentation.

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