With all due respect to higher learning, what the fuck is this? You think I'm paying tuition to bring my own chair? I don't think so. When I pay tuition and show up to college, I sort of expect to have a chair to sit my ass in during class. I sure as shit don't expect to be sitting in some Billy Madison tent. But anyways here's an obligatory Veronica Vaughn video:
If we're talking about bringing your own chair, you gotta show up with the good shit. None of those wooden, no arms thing. I need someone to bring a recliner. Assert dominance in the tent that this is your area. Go find a cheap recliner, slap it in the middle of the tent and you run the tent. Plain and simple. Too many people are going to show up with like a foldout lawn chair meanwhile you can take a nap during class.
I'll give Rice credit. They are trying to find a way to get kids on campus and keep social distancing. More importantly that means Rice kids have a chance to not live at home. That's a win. But the whole class in a tent thing? Feels very Rod Belding-esque.