ST. CLOUD TIMES — The sidewalks and streets surrounding St. Cloud State University are empty, but the college admissions office is still working to get a new class of students ready to fill those sidewalks for the 2020-21 school year.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, college admissions nationwide have quickly transitioned into an online presence, with virtual meetings and orientations to get students prepared for their first year in college.
“St. Cloud State University has been looking at really redefining itself under the new leadership of president Dr. (Robbyn) Wacker,” said Jason Woods, St. Cloud State’s vice president for strategic enrollment management. “So we’ve been looking at a lot of different things prior to COVID-19 happening in regards to admissions and in regards to how we serve our students. What COVID-19 did was it really accelerated some of that work.”