Coronavirus Information

April 14, 2020: Letter from President Stewart Regarding Refunds and Open Meetings Act Notice

Dear Students:

I am very pleased to announce that the Executive Committee of the University’s Board of Trustees approved refunds for unused housing and meal plans during the Spring semester (March 16-May 1). Students who received a grant or University scholarship for housing are not eligible for this refund. All students who paid for housing or whose housing expenses were covered by Foundation or outside scholarships may be eligible for refunds. We continue to seek guidance from the Department of Education concerning distribution of the refunds and will communicate details to you through your UM email account within the coming weeks.

We understand that this is an extraordinarily difficult time for our students. Accordingly, the University is planning to provide an additional $1.2 million in federal emergency funds for students who can demonstrate financial hardship due to the pandemic. We will also email details concerning access to these limited relief funds through your UM email account.

I appreciate the patience, resilience and positive spirit you have shown during this challenging time. We look forward to seeing you back on your beautiful campus for the Fall semester. Until then, on behalf of the administration, faculty, staff, trustees and all of the UM family who serve you, I wish you a healthy, safe and successful completion of the Spring semester.


John W. Stewart, III


April 14: Open Meetings Act Notice

The Executive Committee met to approve the administration’s request to provide refunds to students for unused residence hall and board during the spring 2020 semester, as a result of the coronavirus emergency. The Executive Committee approved this request by unanimous vote.