Last updated: Apr 3, 2020, 11:09:20 AM

The governor of Virginia has issued a statewide stay-at-home order, effective until June 10.

Christopher Newport University administrators and health and safety experts are monitoring COVID–19 developments, meeting regularly and following the university’s policies and protocols. We receive frequent updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Public Health (VDH).

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From Executive Vice President Bill Brauer emailed to students and parents.

Dear CNU Captains:

Christopher Newport will be able to provide rebates to eligible students who have a spring 2020 housing contract or meal plan. This includes students who were unable to remove all of their belongings from the residence halls and must return at a later time to do so. The information below will help you understand how the rebates were calculated and how they will be processed.

Housing Rebate

Students will receive a rebate based on their spring semester housing contract as follows:

  • 12-month contract: $1,200
  • 10-month contract: $1,000
  • 9-month contract: $900

Rebate amounts are based on each type of housing contract and adjusted for the many fixed and direct costs associated with operating university housing. These costs include debt payments and personnel costs.

Meal Plan Rebate

Students will receive a rebate based on their spring semester meal plan, to include dining dollars, as follows:

  • 5-meal plan: $150
  • 10-meal plan: $350
  • 14-meal plan: $350
  • 19-meal plan: $350

Rebate amounts for meal plans reflect adjustments for the many university costs incurred including debt payments, personnel and food costs. Dining dollars are included in the rebate amount and are not a separate rebate.

Captains Cash is not considered part of the rebate. If you are a continuing student, then the cash balance will remain on your card and available in upcoming semesters. If you are graduating, then you may request a refund by submitting the “Captains Cash Refund Request”.

Parking Pass Rebate

If you purchased a parking pass after December 15, 2019, you may request a refund from Parking and Transportation Services at

Timing of Rebates

Rebates will be applied to your student account on or before Friday, April 10. If you have a balance due to the university, the rebate will be used toward paying that balance. Once your outstanding balance is satisfied, any overage (rebate in excess of the amount you previously owed) will be refunded to you on or before April 30. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information about this process and how you may receive your refund.

Questions about Rebates

If you have additional questions about your student account after reviewing the FAQs, please email the Student Accounts Office at Questions will be directed to the appropriate staff for response.

While we understand that no approach is perfect for every person, we hope the rebates and this process will be helpful to students and families. We are looking forward to seeing you back on campus as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please exercise great care for your own health and the health of your loved ones by following the guidelines of the Governor and public health officials.

All the best to each of you and stay safe,

Bill Brauer (Class of 1977)
Go Captains!

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