Pines fielded questions from students and parents during his Thursday interview on The Kojo Nnamdi Show.
The deadline for signing a housing agreement is Monday.
Students can schedule an appointment to move out of their dorm between May 23 and June 7.
Residents in extended break housing should continue move-out plans and follow CDC guidelines, according to the emails.
Students initially had to move out by April 5.
The university announced it would cancel classes for a week following spring break Tuesday.