The University of Minnesota pays Zoom approximately $281,000 each year.
At a special meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Regents approved a tuition freeze for most University of Minnesota students in 2020-21.
The College of Veterinary Medicine is buying equipment like iPhones and head mounts for remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of Minnesota has collected tens of thousands of pairs of gloves and hundreds of N95 masks from researcher donations.
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.