The 50,000 spring flowers that campus landscaper Brian Daines planted last fall for the Class of 2020 bloomed this year without them. By mid-March, Utah State University was already transitioning to online course delivery in efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. By mid-April, campus sidewalks, normally filled with students hurrying between classes and finals, were empty and quiet. Students would go on to finish their classes online incognito, leaving a blossoming campus incomplete.
By John DeVilbiss
Photos by John DeVilbiss, Dennis Hinkamp, and Jeff Hunter ’96