Our college student population is already a vulnerable population and when you add a pandemic caused by a virus that has disrupted our economy and normal lives, it can make a challenging situation even more difficult. We need to consider what position this will put our students in. No one knew that this would take place and I believe that students should be given an opportunity to have the leases voided due to the pandemic.
I am an alum and a former Courtyards resident and it is unfair to current students to be forced to risk bearing this financial burden while similarly situated students in the dorms are allowed to break their leases. These are extraordinary times and the University needs to do the right thing for its students and residents.