Refunds for housing, dining and recreation fees

While the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has disrupted Ohio State’s spring 2020 semester, the university remains committed to supporting students as they pursue their academic and career goals. 

Refunds for housing and dining fees for students who vacated the residence halls will be issued on April 3Recreational fee refunds apply to all studentsThe credited amounts represent the remaining 45 days of spring semester (calculated from March 16). BuckID funds and Dining Dollars will be rolled over as detailed on the University Dining Plans page. 

Students are encouraged to set up direct deposit in My Buckeye Link. If direct deposit is set up by April 2, an electronic funds distribution will be made. All other refunds will be mailed to the students permanent address on file. 

Courses have resumed, and students can continue to make progress toward their degrees thanks to the hard work of our faculty and staff, who have shifted coursework to virtual formats. Therefore, students will not receive refunds for tuition or other related fees. Students will receive full academic credit for successfully completing their courses.  

Visit the FAQs for further details. If you have questions about housing, contact For dining related questions, contact dining@osu.eduFor general questions, contact or call 614-292-0300.