Ocean State University (OSU) men’s basketball student-athletes have the following schedule during the upcoming Christmas vacation period:
Required to remain on campus for practice until December 15th.
Permitted to go home from December 15th – December 22nd.
Return to campus December 23rd for holiday tournament
There are two international student-athletes on the team that are unable to go home during the break, and the dorms will be closed during that time. Can OSU provide expenses for the international student-athletes to stay in a hotel from December 15th – 22nd while the team is not required to remain on campus?
Yes. An 11/21/2000 previously approved incidental expense waiver allowed an an institution to provide expenses for meals and lodging for international student-athletes from December 15 to December 22. There were no members of the men’s basketball team who resided within driving distance of the university and who could host the student-athlete during that time period.