The university apartments welcomed about 1000 undergraduate students on the weekend of Jan. 17, who joined the 1400 students with special circumstances already living in university housing. This marks a cautious step towards normalcy amid the most difficult time for Santa Barbara County since the beginning of the pandemic. Nexus photographers joined the students, parents and staff to witness the move-in that saw much change from typical times.


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