Information related to prorating housing and room charges, and registration

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March 30, 2020

Dear Students and Families,

We know that with so much uncertainty regarding the economy there is a great deal of concern around family finances and expenditures, and so we want to provide some information related to prorating charges for housing and dining services for students who have left campus.

Prorated adjustments to student accounts will be calculated based on the date that students checked out with the Department of Community Living (DCL). The checkout date is the date of departure as reported by students on their checkout envelope, OR by the staff during inspections if a key envelope was not turned in. These calculations are already underway, as all students who did not receive permission to stay on campus have left. If the process described below goes smoothly, we expect students’ accounts to be updated by April 13, with some students’ accounts being updated as soon as this week.

Here's how adjustments to dining charges are being calculated:

Here's how housing adjustments will be calculated:

Here's how students can access their adjustment:

In addition to this information about dining and housing, we also want you to know that we are lifting any holds that would have prevented students from registering for next semester’s classes due to late tuition or fees payments. Early registration for next fall will take place from April 20 through 24.

Questions about this process may be sent to; please note we cannot provide the amount of individual adjustments via email. As noted above, our goal is to reflect the adjustments in the Student Account Center by April 13 or sooner, but we ask for your patience as DCL, University Services and Student Financial Services work collaboratively on this effort while also serving students still remaining on campus as well as other student needs related to COVID-19.


Stew Uretsky
Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration