Attending College from my Bedroom: A Photo Essay on Student Workspaces

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Primary working location for Oxy student spending the semester at family’s apartment in Miami, FL. Photo courtesy of Noa Richard. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Halle Steckel/The Occidental

With COVID-19 prohibiting many students to return to on-campus living, Oxy students find themselves scattered. Living in Berkus Hall, staying in their childhood homes, or discovering new places to live with friends, the Oxy community is now global. Although students are no longer working side by side in Mary Norton Clapp Library, the commonalities across the beds, desks, and outdoor spaces of remote learning provide a sense of comfort.  

 

Temporary working space for an Oxy student moving into their new apartment in Colorado Springs, CO. Photo courtesy of Isabel Bouhl. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Halle Steckel/The Occidental
Primary working location for an Oxy student located in Berkus Hall at Occidental College. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Ingle. Halle Steckel/The Occidental
Primary working location for Oxy student spending the semester at home in Sebastopol, CA. Photo courtesy of Paisley Logan. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Halle Steckel/The Occidental
Primary working location for Oxy student spending the semester at home in Sebastopol, CA. Photo courtesy of Paisley Logan. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Halle Steckel/The Occidental
Temporary working location for Oxy student at his stop in Fort Collins, CO to visit a friend. Photo courtesy of Abbott Hoeven. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Halle Steckel/The Occidental
Primary working location for Oxy student spending the semester at family’s apartment in Miami, FL. Photo courtesy of Noa Richard. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Halle Steckel/The Occidental
Primary working location for Oxy student spending the semester in Lima, Peru with her family. Photo courtesy of Sofia Fretes. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Halle Steckel/The Occidental