At its Friday meeting, the Board of Regents unanimously agreed to set the student refund start date from March 28 to March 16. With the added two weeks, estimated revenue lost from housing, dining and other fees jumped from nearly $28 million to more than $35 million.
The motion also includes refunds for parking, recreation and safety fees, and 50% of student services fees on all five system campuses.
The University of Minnesota could lose more than $27 million in additional refunds due to the COVID-19 pandemic, pending a vote at a Board of Regents meeting Friday.
The study will look at data from bars, restaurants and sports arenas around Minnesota.
University of Minnesota leaders are limiting the number of new animal and plant studies that can begin.
Sanford and Comstock Hall dining locations will close March 23 with Pioneer, Middlebrook, Bailey and 17th Avenue locations remaining operational.
A partnership of 14 Minnesota universities, colleges and three community partners is looking to increase the number of students of color graduating with degrees in STEM.
The initiatives were reviewed at the Board of Regents meeting last month.
The group donates uneaten food from M Dining locations throughout the school year.
The new doctorate program is a collaboration between the University of Minnesota and South Dakota State University.