Over a week has passed since USF Housing and Residential Education announced it would be issuing refunds on dorms, leaving students to question the future of their meal plan funds.
On Wednesday, however, over 7,000 students with meal plans finally got answers.
Dining Services said it would be giving partial credits to meal plan holders due to COVID-19, according to an email sent last night. A refund will be issued based on the number of unused meals, from March 23 through May 8, as well as unused dining dollars.
For the students who have decided to stay on campus, their meal plans will remain active.
The refund will appear as a credit on each student’s OASIS account by April 10. Before being deposited as a refund, the credits will be used to fulfill any fees the students may have.
“It is important to note that the amount of any credit will first be used to reduce any existing balance in the student’s OASIS account, with any remaining credit refunded to the student,” Dining Services wrote in the email.
Following Juniper Dining’s closure on March 29, The Hub will be the only dining hall that will remain open for to-go options through the remainder of the semester for meal plan holders.
With summer A, B and C being online, it is still unknown whether USF will offer meal plans continuing into the next semester.
Following a sexual battery case that occurred in a University of Florida residence hall Nov. 16, the Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention shed light on resources offered to USF students. The incident, which took place between midnight and 12:30 a.m., occurred while the victim was returning from her dorm room with the suspect […]
Some male students can fall victim to societal stigma regarding mental health prompting them to not seek help, according to Scott Strader, director of the Tampa campus Counseling Center. Though women have higher incidences of mental illness, men’s mental health and emotions are often repressed and unclear, according to associate professor Thomas Miller. Women are […]
USF Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) recently introduced the USF Carpool Parking Program with the help of the RideFlag app to provide students and staff an easier way of finding carpooling services. The RideFlag app uses a trademark Vehicle Occupancy Detection (VOD) technology called Multiface, which is able to detect the number of occupants of […]
For the first time in the club’s history, students gathered on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center on Monday for a Latin American Student Association (LASA) World Cup watch party featuring the Portugal vs. Uruguay match. The event represented a space for students of all backgrounds to come together and embrace their collective […]
Halfway through their tenure, Student Body President Nithin Palyam and Vice President Amy Pham said they have directed their first six months toward understanding the logistics of carrying out and student demand for their campaign projects. With several initiatives planned for entering office, Palyam and Pham campaigned under the acronym H.E.R.D, or health, empowerment, resources […]
Some USF professors were relieved following the injunction of the Stop W.O.K.E. Act on Thursday due to its possible effects on higher education. Spearheaded by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the bill limited workplace and classroom discussions of racism and privilege, according to NPR. It was blocked by Tallahassee U.S. District Judge Mark Walker who said in […]