University of South Alabama plans to prorate, refund housing and dining fees due to evacuation from dorms

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UPDATE (12:06 P.M.) — News 5’s Gabby Easterwood posed a question to USA, asking if students will be refunded since they’ve been asked to evacuate their dorms due to coronavirus concerns.

USA provided this response:

The University plans to prorate and/or refund housing and dining fees for students who vacate their residence hall rooms, depending on the length of the housing closure and potential impacts to student aid. Information about this will be sent to students as soon as it is available. Thanks.

University of South Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — While K-12 schools are taking an extended break, several universities are telling students to leave campus and their dorms.

The University of South Alabama is switching to online classes only and telling all students they need to be off-campus by Monday.

South student Ethan Whitley said, “I personally don’t like online classes, I love being in the classroom and seeing my teacher face to face and its gonna be tough, but I think it’ll be what we have to deal with because we can’t do anything about it.”

Student Canon Borst said, “I don’t get to see any of my friends or really enjoy the college experience that I signed up for, but I know it’s out of my control and I’m just kinda going with it.”

The university told students dorms will be closed at least until classes resume.

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