One of my biggest concerns as a parent of a college student during these crazy times we're facing right now is, the large parties and gatherings where college students are most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.

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According to WIVB, 21 students at St. Bonaventure University has been suspended. The school has a strict policy in place in regards to large gatherings, and it is a violation of St. Bonaventure University COVID-19 health and safety protocol to have parties with a lot of people.

According to WIVB, two large off-campus house parties were held in the village near the campus. This is why, as a parent, you have to be concerned. It's ok to know that your child is not out there partying with the crew, but who's to know that the crew can be kept away from your child.

Dr. Dennis R. DePerro, president of the university said, according to WIVB

This is extremely disappointing, I know it because I see it with my eyes as I walk around the campus every day, that the vast majority of our students are complying with the safety standards we need to abide by to allow us to finish the in-person portion of the semester on Nov. 24th.

According to WIVB, the students that were suspended, are not allowed to use the facilities and must turn in their keys and ID cards. A hearing will be held this week. Anyone looking for updates on COVID-19 cases and testing, the information can be found on the university tracker at

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