Guest presenters:

Andrea Rivera, junior, University of Miami
Ally Schneider, senior, University of North Florida; Student Government President
Scottie Wilks-Alvarado, sophomore, Valencia College

FCAN hostKristen Hengtgen, Research Analyst

Today’s college students have demonstrated their resiliency as they have adjusted to the changes, struggles, and setbacks that come with COVID-19 on campus. There are dozens of surveys and articles that highlight mental health issues on campus, decreased motivation, and increased financial stress among college students. Yet beyond the numbers, students themselves offer valuable information and insight into what’s happening on college campuses. As education stakeholders and policymakers look to 2021, we should consider the important knowledge and expertise held by young people.

In a new series — College in the Age of COVID-19 — FCAN has featured the stories of seven students as they navigated college during a pandemic. Over the past few months, these students have helped us understand what college looks like this semester, how they are rethinking their options, and how schools have supported them through this global crisis.

Join FCAN on Thursday, December 17 as we host three students featured in this series to learn more about their experiences. Student panelists will share how the crisis has impacted their instruction, academic and career pathways, safety, and mental health. They will also answer questions from the audience.

If you have any questions you would like to pose to our student panelists, please send them in now to The panel will address as many questions as possible during the session.

In this session you will learn:

  • How COVID-19 has shaped young people’s perceptions of their future
  • What innovative practices are students seeing on their campuses
  • What students wish policymakers and educational leaders knew about their experience this year

Event Details

Webinar: Students Speak: Florida Students Share Their Stories of College in the Age of COVID-19
Date and Time
: Thursday, December 17, 2020, 1-2 p.m. EST

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