The changes will be held to a vote with the full Board of Regents.
“We’re happy and eager to have discussions," the system's chancellor said.
The bill's supporters assert the university system has failed HBCUs in the past.
The system acknowledged that “nearly every source” of its revenue will fall in the coming year.
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“[Students] need the campus environment as much as they need our courses.”
Those returning in-person to USM institutions will also have to start daily symptom monitoring and reporting 14 days before arriving on campus.
Maryland is joining 16 other states and the District of Columbia in the lawsuit.
The decision was made to ease financial challenges hoisted on students and families by the coronavirus pandemic.
There will be reduced capacity in dorms, and courses with over 50 students will likely be held partially online.