With masks and increased sanitation efforts, the dining hall experience looked different this semester at UMD.
Even with reduced seating capacity, some students say they're sticking to carry-out meals.
With many students returning to campus this fall, Dining Services plan measures to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Simon died April 9 from complications of COVID-19. He was 61.
Dining Services is looking into whether it can provide pay provisions, said spokesperson Bart Hipple.
It has struggled to bring in money over the past couple of years, a Dining Services spokesperson said.
Dining Services received a $150,000 grant last spring that allowed them to make the transition.
The renovations will include a wheelchair lift and the first gender-neutral bathroom to be installed in an on-campus dining hall.
Kosher students who want a full dining plan must go to Maryland Hillel for meals, leaving some feeling disconnected.
The holiday coincides with final exams.