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CSUB students react to Fall semester announcement

Posted at 9:37 AM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 12:37:31-04

BAKERSFIELD, CA. — On Tuesday, California State University Chancellor Timothy White announced all 23 campuses, including Cal State Bakersfield, will cancel in-person classes for Fall semester.

CSUB President Lynnette Zelezny backs up the decision by providing a statement saying, "As Chancellor White said, we believe we owe it to our students, faculty and staff to announce a decision for the fall now so that we can plan and further refine our virtual instruction."

23ABC reached out to CSUB students on how the decision will affect them.

"I don’t mind taking online courses, I’ve done it before, but it’s never the same and I obviously want to enjoy my senior and that’s not going to happen it just got taken away," said Yasmin Corona, CSUB sociology senior.

Students say the change may cause distraction and a lack of enrollment for the Fall semester.

“Psychology you can do online because it’s not very lab-based, but some of my friends are biology majors and those are lab-based so that’s harder," said Briana Gonzales, CSUB psychology senior.

Students say they haven't received official notification from the university on the change and only noticed when it came time to register for Fall classes.