The Diner's been without air conditioning since Tuesday.
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.