Costs to provide rooms to students do not vary significantly based on the number of weeks a student stays in a room. For the Spring 2021 semester, to protect building systems, we still need to provide heat to the rooms even though they are not occupied. Building system components need to be maintained and repairs still need to be made. Employees who support on-campus housing cannot be laid off for the three-week remote period. For Dining, costs have increased this year based on the requirement to package most of the meals for takeout and we have spent significant funds on installing equipment and signage to support social distancing within the dining facilities. Like residence life, layoffs of employees who support dining for a three-week period aren’t feasible as this would jeopardize the availability of staff when students arrive the second week of February. We established our room and board charges this year based on a 13-week semester. Last fall, the only group of students who paid the full semester charge was for first-year students as they were on campus the entire 13-week period. For those groups of students who were on campus less than 13 weeks last fall (Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores), we provided a pro-rata reduction in the room and board costs. If the College makes further adjustments to the Spring 2021 schedule resulting in an on-campus semester that is less than 13 weeks, we will provide pro-rata reductions in room and board as we did last fall.