Managing the Transition to College During a Pandemic


For seniors across the globe, COVID-19 has thrown their post-graduation plans into flux, leaving many nervous about what comes next. To help navigate some of those decisions, Dr. Geraldine Bloemker and John Downey from Widener University are here to answer your questions on how to manage the transition to college and other post-high school plans during a pandemic.

Our panelists from Widener University answered your questions about managing the transition to college during a pandemic.

Dr. Geraldine Bloemker is Associate Provost for Student Success at Widener University. She is a licensed psychologist and educator who oversees student support services, academic policies and procedures, as well as programs that support the first-year student experience. Dr. Bloemker and her staff worked closely with students from their move off-campus to learning remotely and continues to provide a full range of academic support services to help students work successfully through the different phases of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr. John P. Downey serves as the Dean of Students at Widener University. He has responsibility for the out-of-class experiences of students, including residence life, student engagement, new student orientation, campus recreation and club sports, fraternity & sorority life, and health services. Dr. Downey has over 30 years of experience helping students transition to college and maximize their learning and development
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