UCSD Devises Some Academic Assistance
To Students Affected By Hurricane Katrina
By Pat JaCoby
to the devastation occurring in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi,
the University of California, San Diego has devised academic
accommodations for those affected students who are UCSD related
or reside in the San Diego region and need alternatives for
proceeding with their education. These include:
- For students who
did not accept their admission to UCSD and who cannot attend
a college as a result of the hurricane, UCSD will provide
late enrollment into the regular undergraduate program.
- For both undergraduate
and graduate San Diego area students who were not admitted
to UCSD and who cannot attend a college which has been closed
because of the effects of the hurricane, UCSD will try to
accommodate their educational needs through concurrent enrollment
with University Extension.
- For enrolled UCSD
students who may be directly affected by the hurricane to
the extent that they cannot continue their enrollment, UCSD
will grant leaves of absences or delayed admissions for up
to one year.
- UCSD School of Medicine
will offer to provide rotations for senior medical students
affected by Hurricane Katrina, and the School of Medicine
is checking to see what placements might be available for
residents and fellows.
In a message to academics
and staff at UCSD, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox noted that currently
all available on-campus housing is occupied, but that the University
is working to identify possible support services, including
federal assistance programs to address needs for housing and/or
financial aid to students seeking accommodations.
Media contact: Pat
JaCoby, (858) 534-7404