NEW YORK (Reuters) – George Curtis is facing a severe financial crisis.
Students carry boxes to their dorms at Harvard University, after the school asked its students not to return to campus after Spring Break and said it would move to virtual instruction for graduate and undergraduate classes, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
He has to be out of his Swarthmore College dorm room by Sunday. He lost his campus job and cannot travel home to Montana from the Philadelphia-area liberal arts college because he is not feeling well.
Nor does he want to endanger the health of his 71-year-old father.
Curtis, a 20-year-old Classics junior, is just one of some 20 million college students in limbo because of coronavirus closures on campus. Swarthmore, like most every major institution of higher education, is moving to remote learning in the coming days and sending students packing, except a few who receive exemptions to stay on campus.