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Marquette accepting displaced hurricane students

empire74empire74 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
edited September 2005 in Parents Forum
I am a graduate student at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and received the following in my email this evening, as part of an email sent to the university community. Their website is http://www.mu.edu. Although they specify Loyola University in New Orleans because of the Jesuit connection, they are admitting any displaced student for the fall semester. Marquette is a welcoming place for students, Catholic or not (I am not), and this news brief personifies the school's mission of cura personalis, or care for the people and the community in which you live. Just in case any of you are interested...

Marquette University News Briefs for Aug. 31, 2005

Marquette to admit students displaced by Hurricane Katrina, other efforts pending

In response to inquiries, Marquette will be admitting students who planned to attend universities in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and who are looking for alternatives.

“We will be welcoming to these students and work with them to have a productive fall term with the hopes that their work here will easily transfer to their home institution at whatever point they can return there” said Anne D. Deahl, associate provost for enrollment management.

Marquette has made the following arrangements:

Undergraduate Admissions will expedite the admissions process and Marquette will admit these students immediately with visiting student status for the fall term.

Plans are in place to provide these students with advising, class availability, and assistance with registration. The university will make every effort to create a course schedule that will most easily transfer back to their home institution.

Students who wish to live on campus will be accommodated.

In addition, many members of the Marquette community have asked how they can help. The university is working to determine the best way to support ongoing relief efforts and particularly how to support Loyola University New Orleans, a sister Jesuit institution. Individuals and groups are asked to wait for further information before starting collection or relief efforts.

Let us continue to pray for the victims, their families, and the all those affected by the hurricane at this very difficult time.
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Replies to: Marquette accepting displaced hurricane students

  • lderochilderochi Registered User Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    As is ULL (Louisiana Lafayette), which might be a good option for those local kids whose families will be temporary housing in La.
    University of Louisiana in Lafayette to accommodate displaced students

    By KEITH MAGILL
    The Courier

    HOUMA -- Is your college shut down indefinitely because of Hurricane Katrina?

    You might want to consider enrolling at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.

    ULL officials announced today that they have streamlined the admissions process to enroll students who are registered at colleges and universities in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.

    For students at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux or LSU in Baton Rouge, enrolling at ULL is not a realistic option. Both schools, along with the following, plan to reopoen Tuesday:

    Southern University, Baton Rouge.

    Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond.

    But for studfents who attend the University of New
    Orleans, or any of these other schools closed
    indefinitely after Katrina hit, enrolling at ULL might
    be worthwhile:


    Dillard University, New Orleans.

    LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans.

    Loyola University, New Orleans.

    Tulane University, New Orleans.

    Xavier University, New Orleans.

    Nunez Community College, Chalmette.

    Delgado Community College, New Orleans.

    Louisiana Technical College campuses in Metairie. New Orleans, Slidell, Bogalusa and Harvey.

    Southern University New Orleans.

    "We want to let these students know we are willing to help and are trying our best to accommodate them," said ULL President Ray Authement.

    Displaced students who want to enroll at ULL should do so as soon as possible because they'll have coursework to make up, he said.

    In addition, Dan Rosenfield, dean of enrollment management, cautioned students to choose courses carefully.

    "We are advising them to select courses that will transfer back to their hoime college or university," he said.

    Rosenfield noted that students' payments will be deferred as necessary.

    For information, call ULL's Enrollment Management Office at (337) 482-5912 or visit the school's admissions office in Martin Hall.
  • jmmomjmmom Registered User Posts: 9,084 Senior Member
    Many schools are stepping up (Syracuse, SMU, many many more) in so many ways. It is heartening to us Tulane parents to know that there are options we have, that we will not have to scramble for on our own. Tulane's President has told us we will have information about Tulane's plans in the next 72 hours. Then we will be in a position to decide whether our kids will do a "visiting" term at one of these fine and generous schools, a gap semester or whatever (dare we hope for a delayed fall term at Tulane?)

    The world can be a very good place, and I am appreciating it right now.
  • fwfgirl08fwfgirl08 Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    im thinking there may not b a fall term but a spring b/c i have a friend whos brother whos just goin locally to a really good college(NO ITS local but ITs Hofstra University which is actually nationally known!) Hofstra is good so his parents said go for one semester or 2 depending on how much time they need...
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