Students expectations going into the fall semester

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An exercise science major and sophomore defensive end for the university’s football team, Magliozzi, said he wants to “have a GPA over 3.5, win a lot of football games, and spend time with my friends and make good memories with them.”  

The positive mindset was a common theme among students interviewed by students in the JRN 220 Digital Reporting and Writing class. 

As the university returns for the Fall 2022 semester, students have been setting academic goals and expressing hopeful outlooks for what’s to come this year. COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to be relaxed – the vaccination requirement has been removed and masks are no longer required – bringing a sense of normalcy back to campus.  

Several students said they’re looking forward to getting involved on campus, getting on track academically and moving toward their careers after graduation.  

“I want to take on new challenges,” said Ashley Aguilera, a junior political science major, who noted she has always been shy. “Since the start of this year, I’ve been trying to get out of my bubble.”  

A transfer communication disorders major, Devin Mulvihill, is considering joining Best Buddies or the American Sign Language Club.  

“I’m looking forward to meeting new people and making friends,” Mulvihill said.  

A computer science major, Elijah Mohan, returned to school this year after taking time off to work at Apple. 

“Just being back on campus is fun after being out of school for two years,” he said.  

For some students, academic goals are at the top of the list.  

“I expect to start the semester strong and stay disciplined with my homework,” said senior business major Cameron Kelly. 

A sophomore nursing major, Savannah Craig, wants to avoid procrastinating this semester. She says she plans to always meet her deadlines. 

A junior finance major, Jonathan Parker, said he is striving to be more organized.  

“I expect to be challenged by the amount of work I will have,” Parker said.  

A junior therapeutic recreation major, China Lewis, has high expectations for this upcoming semester. 

“Just to pass all my classes this year with As,” Lewis said. “I’m not even going to say B. I’m going to set my standards high.”  

A first-year graduate student majoring in speech-language pathology, Nicole Rizzo, has a balance of goals for the upcoming fall semester: “My expectations are to do well academically, physically and mentally,” Rizzo said. 

An exercise science major, Anthony Ligi, is also looking for balance. The running back on the university’s football team needs to focus on both his school work and athletics. 

“Having practice in the mornings so then I can focus on academics during the day leaves me with enough time to get some good sleep at night,” Ligi said. “I’m in my fourth year here now, so I’m excited to get the school year going.” 

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