The delay will allow the university to implement campuswide COVID-19 testing, Pines wrote.
“[Students] need the campus environment as much as they need our courses.”
Gatherings are now restricted to 50 people maximum.
Students have reached out to lawyers, flooded social media feeds and organized email campaigns to raise awareness.
Those returning in-person to USM institutions will also have to start daily symptom monitoring and reporting 14 days before arriving on campus.
There are approximately 120 University of Maryland students under the program.
The coalition is calling for more safe spaces for Black students on campus, among other demands.
The tests returned a 1.04 percent positivity rate, which is below the state’s average positivity rate of 3.8 percent, according to a campuswide email.
OCRSM released its annual report Wednesday, which shows the fewest investigations conducted since the office was founded in 2014.
Some residents believe new rules for the fall should give them the right to terminate their leases.