The Coronavirus Has Meant Campus Closures and Layoffs for Some Texas Undergrads
Arianna Flores and Meara Isenberg, Texas Monthly
Kevin Rivera is a senior at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Lately, he's been spending days at a time alone in his apartment.
Rivera, a first-generation college student, pays for his off-campus apartment, groceries, and other bills by himself. Unlike most of his friends who have returned to their hometowns, he’s stuck near campus. He doesn’t have reliable internet at his home in Rosenberg, which would make online instruction difficult.
And while UTSA is continuing to keep its food pantry open, provide health and counseling services, and offer dining options for takeout only, the school can only do so much to help students like Rivera.