Neumann University Freshmen Bury COVID-19 Time Capsule. Here Are Their Messages to the Future

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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.

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