Resident students hope spring sports will enliven campus

Altered art based on photo by Devonne Mccullough


Life on campus is not what it used to be.

A hustling, bustling library is now a rare sight.

Sidewalks are mostly empty and classroom buildings feel almost abandoned.

“The parking lot, TDR – everything is a ghost town,” said student James Hill. “It is like I'm the only one here sometimes.”

With spring sports starting back up, Hill hopes to glimpse what Detroit Mercy normally looks like.

He said he is noticing slightly more people moving in, which could be a result to spring sports resuming.

Ryan Sang, a first-year student who spent life in the dorm in the fall semester, agreed.

Although it is quiet, it is definitely starting to get busier as the days go on, he noted.

Some classes are being offered in person on campus.

Near the end of the fall semester, Detroit Mercy switched to 100% online learning, which led to many students living at home.

Sang said it is a nice surprise seeing more people on campus than before.

There were days when it would be pretty lonely because the halls were so quiet, he said.

“It’s really nice to be somewhere where you feel safe, and at the end of the day that is what Detroit Mercy does for me,” Sang said.