The Gavel is excited to present our special print edition for the spring of 2020: Five Days. It is meant to be a snapshot of life at Boston College in between the afternoon of Wednesday, March 11—the time the student body first found out about the transition to online learning—and Sunday, March 15, the day that on-campus dormitories officially closed. Those five days were a moment of incredible transition not only for the BC community, but for the entire world.
We hope this special edition will serve as an accurate documentation of what the student body went through after finding out about the campus shutdown. Even more than that, we hope that it is a worthy tribute to the members of the Class of 2020 who had their college careers so unfairly cut short.
We’re proud to publish this special edition, Five Days, on the day that was supposed to be graduation day for Boston College’s Class of 2020.