Neumann University’s freshmen recently buried a time capsule in the residential quad to signal their transition to a sophomore year that they hope will be COVID-free.
The class has spent its first year of college dealing with pandemic restrictions such as face masks, social distancing, remote learning, and daily health checks.
The time capsule includes a Neumann-branded face mask, hand sanitizer, a Knight mascot stress ball, a printed copy of the daily health check form, pandemic-era photos and marketing materials, and messages to the future from first-year students.
The notes offer personal beliefs, humor, and hopes for the years ahead, including:
- Innovation, courage, and determination. Change the world.
- Be grateful for the little things in life.
- Did you stick with it?
- Clear eyes, full heart, can’t lose.
- You better be a great lawyer when you see this.
- Please stop wasting money on Disney stuff.
- I love my boyfriend, my dog, and my parents.
- Do you even remember college?
Neumann president Dr. Chris Domes announced that the class will be invited back to campus in 2046, when the capsule will be unearthed.