YSU President Jim Tressel holds online town hall discussion for updates on COVID-19 response

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Students are getting refunds for certain fees, according to YSU President Jim Tressel

Jim Tressel, Youngstown State University.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Youngstown State University updated students and staff Tuesday on the impact of COVID-19.

University President Jim Tressel made the announcements over a live stream.

The town hall was streamed live on Youngstown State University’s Facebook page, as well on the university’s YouTube page.

He said all campus events and YSU-sponsored events will be canceled for the remainder of the spring semester. For now, the class of 2020’s commencement will be postponed until August.

Regardless, students who complete their coursework will get their degrees.

“The students have just moved back into the residence halls, and there’s all the Welcome Week activities going on, and then we make the highlight of that weekend, the celebration of the Class of 2020,” Tressel said.

All students will get a refund check for certain university fees on the first week of April.

Students forced to leave on-campus housing will be reimbursed for the remainder of the semester.

Tressel also announced the suspension of late fees throughout the semester and that financial holds will be suspended immediately.

YSU had to move over 2,000 courses online in just 13 days. The university also created an app called “YSU Support Center” for tutoring and advising services online.

Watch the full town hall discussion below.

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