What about Dining?

Posted March 12, 2020

What about room and dining refunds?

The university is providing the following information to assist students in planning. Our goal is to help explain anticipated savings to students as they make appropriate health, safety and education decisions for the Spring 2020 semester.

  • The following credits apply to students who have paid for either room or meal plans. Students in residence halls should notify the University of their intention to vacate to qualify for the refund credit.
  • Dining: The University will provide prorated meal plan refunds effective March 24 and will also provide remaining unused block meal plan refunds.
  • Rooms: Students in residential housing taking the option to return home early, who notify Residential Living and Learning through their online form by March 23, will receive a $400 credit for Fall 2020 housing. Graduating seniors will receive the $400 refund. The university and on-campus housing remains open and all students have the option to continue living on-campus. The university is not contractually required to provide a refund but we calculated the estimated savings from unfixed costs per student (e.g. utilities) and are offering this flat refund credit to students who choose to move-out in good faith.
  • Note: Note: The university and on-campus housing remains open and all students have the option to continue living on-campus. The university is not contractually required to provide a refund but we calculated the estimated savings from unfixed costs per student (e.g. utilities) and are offering this flat refund credit to students who choose to move-out in good faith.
  • Credits will first be applied toward outstanding student balances. Remaining dining and room credits will be returned shortly thereafter through the standard refund process. This applies to all the above information.
  • Students who choose to remain on campus but are later subject to the currently unanticipated possibility of the university closing residence halls and dining would be eligible for a prorated refund calculated at that time. All other situations will be handled as they arise.