With her suitcase packed, her week off of work secured and her sight-seeing planned, junior Public Relations major Macy Jent was eagerly awaiting the Tri-S trip to London for which she would embark in four days. Just like the other students who signed up for the trip, Jent had planned and fully paid for the long-awaited spring break getaway.
On March 9, an email was sent out to all students signed up for the March 13 London trip announcing that the trip would be postponed until May. The email stated that this decision was due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Europe.
“I understand why the Tri-S trip would be postponed,” said Jent. “Although, it is upsetting because we were all so excited.”
The email explained that Tri-S is unable to offer refunds, regardless of whether or not students will be able to attend the rescheduled trip.
“I do wish that the decision to postpone the trip would have been decided at an earlier date,” Jent said. “Since we were supposed to leave in four days, we now have nothing to do over spring break. It is hard to come up with another plan for spending our spring break. The virus has been an issue for a while now, so the one thing I wish is that it would have been postponed sooner.”