University of California, San Diego
September 2, 2005
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (Including UCSD Healthcare)
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
As we all read about and watch the devastation that has occurred from Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, it is still hard to believe the magnitude of this disaster. In response to what is happening, UCSD 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.
The following applies to both undergraduate and graduate students:
a) 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.
b) 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 seek to accommodate those studentsí educational needs through concurrent enrollment through University Extension.
c) Enrolled students who may be directly affected by the hurricane to the extent that they cannot continue their enrollment, UCSD will grant a leave of absence or delayed admission for up to one year.
d) UCSD School of Medicine will offer to provide rotations for senior medical students who are affected by Hurricane Katrina, and the School of Medicine is checking to see what placements might be available for residents and fellows.
Currently all available on-campus housing is occupied, but we would work to identify possible support services, including federal assistance programs to address needs for housing and/or financial aid.
Undergraduate queries may be directed to Cindy Parra in Admissions at 858.822.6427 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For graduate information, contact Tim Johnston in the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at 858.534.3871 or via email at email@example.com. School of Medicine inquires may be directed to Carolyn Kelly at 858.534.3701 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.