Housing, Food & Dining and Transportation
Where is the best place to find information about university housing whether I am currently living on campus, I need to move out or I have already moved out?
The Housing Services COVID-19 FAQ webpage addresses questions for students who are still living on campus, re-assignments and moving to the new assignment. The page also provides information about moving out of campus housing, refunds and more.
Which dining locations will remain open?
Dining Services will have limited options for dining and will no longer open its retail locations.
Students remaining on campus will be able to order meals online, and pick them up at one of two locations on the following day. This option also will be available to the limited staff, faculty and students who are near or on campus who wish to continue using Dining Services. For more information on ordering procedures, meal time pick-ups and locations, visit the Dining Services website.
What preventative measures is Dining Service taking to protect the community’s health?
The university’s Dining Services is taking preventative measures to protect the well-being of our community as the coronavirus outbreak continues to be a rapidly changing situation. Dining vendors are committed to maintaining strict cleaning and sanitizing protocols at each location, and are implementing the following temporary preventative measures.
Will I receive a refund on dining if I’m not returning to campus?
Dining Services will issue a prorated refund for students who are not returning to campus and do not plan to use their meal plan, FLEX and/or DineXtra funds for the remainder of the academic year. Specific details about these adjustments are forthcoming, including any applicable financial aid impacts.
To cancel your meal plan (and associated FLEX balance) and/or DineXtra funds, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can credit your account. If you plan to remain on campus, you can continue to use your meal plan, FLEX and/or DineXtra funds.
How will my account be impacted as a result of housing and dining adjustments, and what is the timeline for adjustments?
Is the CMU Pantry available for students?
The CMU Pantry is modifying its operations to serve the needs of our community while protecting the health and safety of our shoppers, staff and volunteers. The Pantry will now take orders through an online form and preparing food in bags for pick-up. For the time being, this will completely replace the in-person shopping experience. For more information, including online forms, pick-up hours and how to support the Pantry, visit the CMU Pantry website.
How is campus transportation affected?
The CMU Campus Shuttles are committed to maintaining service but will have reduced routes and adjusted schedules due to a decrease in demand. CMU shuttles will remain on a seven-day schedule, but will adjust their daily schedule to hourly pick-ups between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please continue to check the website and Ride System GPS app for updates.
We will maintain our relationship with the Port Authority, and access to Pittsburgh PAT buses will continue.