Yesterday, UC Santa Barbara’s winter quarter finals week began – a period of time that normally sees a packed library, a crowded Arbor and students running around campus, looking for scantrons and Blue books.
But instead, three days after Chancellor Yang announced that spring quarter would be conducted entirely online, the campus appeared nearly deserted. Some students living in the residence halls severed their leases with the university and moved out of the dorms; empty bike racks and classrooms signified how seriously students were taking the warnings to move home and stay inside amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Photos by Nexus photographers Max Abrams and Sophia Lowell.
Siavash Ghadiri is a senior biopsychology student at UCSB, and the current Photo Editor of The Daily Nexus.
His love for the art began with enrollment in a 35mm darkroom photography class at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. His experience crosses many niches, including street photography, landscape photography, portrait photography, music photography, and photojournalism.
He can be reached at email@example.com.