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From lockdown to reopening: a visual journey of campus during and after COVID-19

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McCosh Health Center was once a stronghold against viruses and was one of the last few places on campus that required masks.
Angel Kuo / The Daily Princetonian
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The time when students could only sit three to a table will be a memory that will no longer be known to Princeton’s students after the Class of 2024 graduates.
Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian


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People eating at dining tables. An orange and beige rug covers a stone floor. A chandelier with little lamps hangs from the high ceiling, and flags line the walls.

 

Students can once again return to doing work without a mask in the Rocky-Mathey Dining Hall.
Angel Kuo / The Daily Princetonian


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With no mandated weekly testing, the COVID-19 PCR test drop boxes have turned from a campus staple to a remnant of times past.
Angel Kuo / The Daily Princetonian


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Scudder Plaza became a park for families in the town as campus shut down.
Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian


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Drained for the winter, Scudder Plaza in the cold sometimes evokes the emptiness of the pandemic.
Louisa Gheorghita / The Daily Princetonian


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Signs like these across campus serve as a reminder of the isolation COVID-19 brought.
Angel Kuo / The Daily Princetonian


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The Frist South Lawn was a well known testing hub for students during the Spring 2021 semester.
Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian


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Time between classes can once again be enjoyed with friends on the lawn, instead of on Zoom.
Angel Kuo / The Daily Princetonian


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Despite the progression, there remain those on campus who are wary of COVID-19, or just the common cold.
Angel Kuo / The Daily Princetonian


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With students stuck in their dorms or at home, a major campus landmark stood lonely for months.
Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian


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The East Pyne arch has returned to being a busy passageway for students going from dorm to classroom.
Louisa Gheorghita / The Daily Princetonian


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COVID-19 policy signs that were never taken down serve as a reminder of mask mandates.
Rohit Narayanan / The Daily Princetonian