Pines fielded questions from students and parents during his Thursday interview on The Kojo Nnamdi Show.
OUR VIEW: UMD can't let its students be cornered into paying for on-campus apartments.
Some residents believe new rules for the fall should give them the right to terminate their leases.
The deadline for signing a housing agreement is Monday.
The union that represents the housekeepers is "cautiously optimistic" that the situation will be resolved soon.
There will be reduced capacity in dorms, and courses with over 50 students will likely be held partially online.
Students can schedule an appointment to move out of their dorm between May 23 and June 7.
The resolution passed with just one more vote than it needed.
Fees for parking, athletics and student facilities are among those included.
The university postponed move-out indefinitely Wednesday.