Openings for Students Affected by Katrina

The location for connecting colleges to students affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Openings at Acadia University, Canada

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The University, one of Canada's leading undergraduate institutions, will provide full tuition and free residence accommodation to five students. In addition, Acadia will make 100 seats available to American students at a discounted cost. The University is developing a strategy to assist with travel costs including air fare and will work with the Canadian government to promote the expeditious processing of student visas.

Undergraduate students who have been affected by this tragic event in the Gulf Coast Region and are interested in attending Acadia should contact the Dean of Students Office at Acadia University at (hurricane.relief@acadiau.ca).

Monday, September 05, 2005

Openings at Columbia College

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Columbia College in Chicago has a number of openings for students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students looking for more information can visit (http://cms.colum.edu/newsandnotes/archives/000731.php) on the web, call (312) 344-7133 or e-mail (mmonroe@colum.edu).

Openings at George Washington

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From Beth Strum:

"I am a Tulane alum who is getting a masters at GW -- this info was sent out last week to GW students. Wasn't sure how to get it public. Would have thought the Pres would have talked to Cowen. But maybe you could put on your website too? Also, since GW can not supply housing there is a possiblity I could help one student. I have an extra bedroom. Also, know several other alumni in the city that may be able/willing to help. I can be contacted at strum@gwu.edu."

Students wishing to learn more about GWU can visit (http://www.gwu.edu/~ous/index.cfm), call (202) 994-1972, or e-mail (ous@gwu.edu).

Physics at Boston University

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From Professor Bennett Goldberg:

"I am chairman of the Department of Physics here at Boston University and writing to offer whatever support we can. Boston University has extended open doors to both undergraduate and graduate students free of tuition for the fall semester. I am writing because while the University is not officially offering places for students to stay, I am sure that with our faculty, researchers, 120 graduate and 100 undergraduate students I could readily find those willing to squeeze in Tulane students. I will query my colleagues, friends and students to get some sense of numbers. Please don’t hesitate to write or call, my cell phone is 617-388-9034. "

Students looking for more information on Boston University can call (617) 358-1818 or e-mail (katrina@bu.edu).

Openings at Southern Alabama

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Southern Alabama has openings for students affected by Hurricane Katrina, provided they register at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6 in the Student Center Ballroom. Students looking for more information can call (251) 460-6141 or (251) 461-1504 for information.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Openings at Western Illinois

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Western Illinois University has opened its doors to students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students should contact the Admissions Office at one of two telephone numbers: (309) 298-3157 or (309) 298-3140.

Openings for Freshmen

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Freshmen from Loyola University in New Orleans are invited to attend fellow Jesuit institution Regis University for a tuition-free fall semester. Students interested in this opportunity can contact Regis at (800) 388-2366.

Openings at Rutgers

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Even though I just came back from working at Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Illinois, I guess I can post information for the Division I-AA team that our failing Division I football team creamed (yeah, in overtime by 3). Anyways, Rutgers has openings for students who are residents of the State of New Jersey and have been affected by Katrina. Students looking for more information can visit (http://katrina.rutgers.edu/) or call (732) 625-7012.

Openings at Benedictine College

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Benedictine College is offering all students enrolled at private colleges openings with an offer of free tuition. Students looking for more information can call (800) 467-5340.

12+ Openings at Kaskaskia College, Illinois

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Kaskaskia College is a 2 year, fully accredited, community college in Southern Illinois on the Amtrak railroad (former Illinois Central) between Chicago and St. Louis and on I-57. Kaskaskia is offering free tuition, lodging, and board for the fall semester. Students can contact Danny Stover at (dstover@kc.cc.il.us) or call (618) 545-3336 (office) or call (618) 322-2812 (cell) or call (618) 533-2812 (home). Danny reported that they really want to help so students can salvage the semester and then move on with their lives.

Medical Physics at Duke

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The Medical Physics Graduate Program at Duke University is interesting in finding out if there are any M.S. or PhD graduate students in Medical Physics who have been displaced by Katrina and need a place to study for the fall semester. The number of graduate students we may be able to accept will depend on how many students are in need of assistance. Interested students may e-mail or call the program director, Jim Dobbins, at (james.dobbins@duke.edu) or call (919) 684-7761.

HT: James T. Dobbins III, Ph.D.

Openings at Missouri State

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Missouri State University has begun to accept students that have been affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students looking for more information can contact Don Simpson at (417) 836-5521.

George Mason??

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I have received a number of e-mails stating that George Mason University has begun accepting students affected by Hurricane Katrina, but I have been unable to confirm it. Students can try to contact GMU's admission office at (703) 993-2400 if they would like more information.

James Madison University??

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I have received a number of e-mails stating that James Madison University has begun accepting students affected by Hurricane Katrina, but I have been unable to confirm it. Students can try to contact JMU's admission office at (540) 568-6211 if they would like more information.

Housing for a Student in South Florida

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Paige Dygert states:

"I can house a student displaced by Katrina for a semsester. I have an extra bedroom with a private bath. I'm a 37-yo female and there is one cat. No drugs or alcohol, no smoking."

She can be reached at (paigedygert@hotmail.com).

Openings at William & Mary

The College of William and Mary is making room for students from the State of Virginia that have been affected by Hurricane Katrina. W&M have a strict deadline of September 7 for sending in an application and students must be on campus by September 12. Students looking for more information can call (757) 221-4223.

Virginia??

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I have received a number of e-mails stating that the University of Virginia has begun accepting students affected by Hurricane Katrina, but I have been unable to confirm it. I have tried placing a call to a girl I know at Virginia, but have been unsuccessful. Students can try to contact Virginia's admission office at (434) 982-3200 if they would like more information.

Openings at Rochester I.T., New York

The Rochester Institute of Technology has thrown open the doors to admit students affected by Hurricane Katrina. RIT has openings in both graduate and undergraduate courses, with classes that begin September 5 and end before Thanksgiving. Students looking for more information can call anytime before September 12 to:

OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND: (585) 329-4669 for Marian Nicoletti, Undergraduate Admissions or (585) 313-8427 for Roch Whitman, Graduate Admissions

AFTER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND: (8:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday) (585) 475-6736 for Marian Nicoletti, Undergraduate Admissions or (866) 260-3950 for Roch Whitman, Graduate Admissions

Openings at Arizona Schools

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University of Arizona, Tucson:
The University of Arizona has opened its doors to students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students looking for more information should call Lynne Tronsdal at (520) 621-8257.

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
Northern Arizona has opened its doors to students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students looking for more information can call (928) 523-5181.

100 Openings at Rensselaer Polytech, New York

Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute in New York has opened its doors to 100 students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students looking for more information can call (866) 436-6210 or visit (www.rpi.edu/katrina).

Openings at St. Louis University

St. Louis University is offering spots to students affected by Hurricane Katrina, who quickly applies to SLU. The Admissions office will be open on Saturday and Monday of Labor Day weekend, from 9AM to 2PM. In addition, SLU is working to find housing for students with local hotels. Students wishing for more information can contact Ms. Jennaway at (800) SLUFORU or apply at (http://www.slu.edu/summer/registration.html).

Openings at Fordham

The Jesuits at Fordham University in New York are extending a welcome to all students who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. In addition, Fordham will not charge tuition for the fall semester and upperclass students from across campus are voluntarily opening up their doors to accomidate new students. Students looking for more information can e-mail (mmcdonnell@fordham.edu) over the Labor Day weekend or visit (www.fordham.edu/admissions).

Openings at Northwestern

Northwestern University is inviting all students displaced by Hurricane Katrina to apply by September 15, with classes beginning September 20. NU will offer the fall semester at no additional charge then students would normally pay, given that they were at their home school. (In addition, NU will send all revenue to home institution.) Students looking for more information can call (847) 491-5251, e-mail NU at (scs@northwestern.edu), or visit (www.scs.northwestern.edu/ugrad/nondegree).

With the addition of Northwestern, this means that about half of the Big Ten Conference have opened their doors to students affected by Katrina...

Friday, September 02, 2005

Evening Update

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I unfortunately must report to my job at Illinois' Athletic Department at 5:30; however, I will be back at about 10PM Central to update the blog. If anyone has any additions to this list, feel free to contact me at (dnugent@uiuc.edu).

I am overjoyed by the response that this website has had thoughout the country, with several people contacting me to add schools to the blog or report that they have found this blog very useful. I, however, have one sole request. If you are a student or know a student in an area affected by Hurricane Katrina, please spread the word about schools that have opened up their doors to help.

At this point, this is a complete list of all 79 schools accepting students:

University of Illinois
University of Texas at Austin
Indiana University
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin
University of Alabama
University of Florida
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee
University of Kentucky
Illinois State University
University of Missouri System
Texas A&M
Loyola University, Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Colorado, Denver (Med)
University of Nebraska System
Florida Tech
Alabama A&M
University of Alabama, Huntsville
Tuskegee University
Emory University
Baylor University
Loyola Marymount University
University of Hawaii System
Alfred University, New York
Rice University
Cornell University
Arizona State University
Webster University
Clarkson University, New York
Vanderbilt University
Syracuse University
University of Arkansas
Michigan Tech
Xavier University, Cincinnati
University of Dayton, Ohio
St. Mary's University, Texas
Binghamton University, New York
State University of New York
Washington University
John Hopkins University
Rollins College, Florida
Pennsylvania University
City Colleges of Chicago
Princeton University
Williamette University, Oregon
Southern Methodist University
Oklahoma City University
St. Cloud State, Minnesota
University of Oregon
University of Central Florida
Brown University
Roosevelt University
DePaul University
Duke University
Eastern New Mexico University
Saint Bonaventure University

Openings at St. Bonaventure

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Saint Bonaventure University in New York is offering free room and board with half-price tuition to students suffering from the affects of Hurricane Katrina. Students interested in St. Bonaventure can call Mary Piccioli at (800) 462-5050 or e-mail her at (admissions@sbu.edu).

Openings for Students at Eastern New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico University has announced that it will accept students suffering from the affects of Hurricane Katrina through September 8. Students will pay in-state tuition and receive a free meal plan if they live in a residence hall. Students can e-mail ENMU at (enrollment.services@enmu.edu) or call (800) FORENMU.

75 Openings at Duke

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Duke University has announced that they have 75 openings for students affected by Hurricane Katrina. All students that have been affected by Hurricane Katrina and are admitted at Duke, will receive room and tuition free of charge; however, students must prove they have health insurance and pay for food. Students looking for more information can call Duke at (919) 684-2621.

Openings at DePaul

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DePaul University in Chicago is opening its doors to students affected by Hurricane Katrina. DePaul will have its Admissions and Financial Aid offices open for the entire Labor Day weekend, in order to accomidate students. This opening is generally for students from the Chicago area, as DePaul does not have any campus housing options available. Students looking for additional information can call (800) 4DEPAUL.

Openings at Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University in Chicago has announced that they are accepting students impacted by Hurricane Katrina through September 13, with fall classes beginning September 7. Students looking for more information can call (877) 277-5978 or visit (www.roosevelt.edu).

Openings at Brown University

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Brown University in Rhode Island has announced that they have openings for students affected by Hurricane Katrina, provided that they fulfill one of several requirements that are found at (http://www.brown.edu/Administration/News_Bureau/2005-06/05-016.html). Students looking to ask other questions may call (401) 863-2378.

Openings at the University of Central Florida

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The University of Central Florida is accepting applications for students affected by Hurricane Katrina. UCF must receive applications by September 9. Students looking for more information can call (866) 281-0201.

Openings at Oregon

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The University of Oregon has opened its school to students suffering from the affects of Hurricane Katrina. Oregon has not started classes at this time, with students affected by Katrina required to report to campus on September 21 (classes start September 26). Students looking for more information can contact Oregon at (800) BEADUCK, check out their website at ( http://admissions.uoregon.edu/katrina.html), or fill out an e-mail request form at (https://tembo.uoregon.edu/uoadmit).

150 Openings at St. Cloud State, Minnesota

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St. Cloud State University in Minnesota has opened up its doors to up to 150 students suffering from the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Students looking for more information can call (877) 654-7278 or e-mail (transfer2SCSU@stcloudstate.edu).

Openings at Oklahama City University

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Oklahoma City University has opened their doors to students looking for education in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The University has openings in dance, arts management, nursing, music, business, religion, law, and arts and science. In addition, the OCU is asking its nearby alumni to open up their doors to students admitted in response to Hurricane Katrina. Interested students can call Ryan McLaughlin at (405) 208-5051 during business hours. After hours, call Rick Hall at (405) 306-3931 or Bernie Patterson at (405) 255-3474.

Openings at Southern Methodist

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Southern Methodist University has announced that they have several openings for students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students MUST apply by September 6. Students looking for more information can contact SMU on the web at (http://www.smu.edu/newsinfo/stories/katrina.asp) or over the phone at (214) 768-2058.

Openings at Willamette University, Oregon

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Willamette University has opened its doors in the Liberal Arts and its professional schools (law, business management, and education). The University is offering admission to all students affected by Hurricane Katrina, tuition - free for the fall semester. Students looking for more information should contact the appropriate admissions office:

Liberal Arts: (877) 542-2787
Law: (503) 370-6282
BM: (866) MBA-AGSM
Education: (877) 542-2787

Openings at Princeton

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Princeton University has a limited number of openings for undergraduate and graduate students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students with questions can contact Karen Woodbridge at (karenw@princeton.edu) or call her at (609) 258-5656.

Freshmen and Sophomores

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The City Colleges of Chicago are offering to accept freshmen and sophomore students who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina, filling an important gap in many school's offerings of admission (many schools have no room in their freshmen class). The CCC is offering this opportunity at no charge to students. Students can contact the CCC at (773) COLLEGE.

NOTE: A professor at Wright College just e-mailed me looking for journalism majors who want to work on a student newspaper. This is an excellent opportunity...

Openings at Penn

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Pennsylvania University is offering admission to students from the Philadelphia area that have been affected by Hurricane Katrina. All undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional students admitted by Penn will not pay tuition to Penn, but will pay tuition to their home University. Students looking for more information can call (215) 573-4338 or visit (http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/hurricane.php).

Noon Update

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I am glad that this website is being noticed by a good number of affected students and campus administrators thoughout the country. If anyone has any additions to this list, feel free to contact me at (dnugent@uiuc.edu).

I welcome being linked by any of the other "informal" sources of information for students affected by Hurricane Katrina, especially websites run by students on the affected campuses.

At this point, this is a complete list of all 58 schools accepting students:

University of Illinois
University of Texas at Austin
Indiana University
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin
University of Alabama
University of Florida
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee
University of Kentucky
Illinois State University
University of Missouri System
Texas A&M
Loyola University, Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Colorado, Denver (Med)
University of Nebraska System
Florida Tech
Alabama A&M
University of Alabama, Huntsville
Tuskegee University
Emory University
Baylor University
Loyola Marymount University
University of Hawaii System
Alfred University, New York
Rice University
Cornell University
Arizona State University
Webster University
Clarkson University, New York
Vanderbilt University
Syracuse University
University of Arkansas
Michigan Tech
Xavier University, Cincinnati
University of Dayton, Ohio
St. Mary's University, Texas
Binghamton University, New York
State University of New York
Washington University
John Hopkins University
Rollins College, Florida

Openings at Rollins College, Florida

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Rollins College in Florida has opened up spaces to students affect by Hurricane Katrina, provided they apply by Tuesday, September 6 at Noon. Students interested in obtaining more information can check out (http://www.rollins.edu/pr/news/gulfcoaststudents.shtml) or call the Admission Office at (407) 646-6405.

Rollins College also has openings in their Business school for MBA candidates. Students wishing to get more information can call Jacqueline Brito at (407) 628-6320.

Openings at John Hopkins University

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John Hopkins University has just announced that they are accepting students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Undergraduates will have the opportunity to enroll in either the Colleges of Engineering or Arts & Sciences. JOHN HOPKINS WILL BEGIN THE FALL SEMESTER ON SEPTEMBER 8, MEANING STUDENTS WILL NOT HAVE MISSED CLASSES!! Undergraduates can contact Admissions at (410) 516-8171 or check out JH's webpage at (http://apply.jhu.edu/katrina.html). PS) The webpage will not be functional until sometime during the afternoon of September 2.

As an aside, John Hopkins has mobilized faculty and staff in order to offer medical assistance to those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

100+ Openings at Washington

Washington University in Seattle has announced that they are opening their doors to 100-150 students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students can contact Washington at (206) 543-9686.

Law Students

Law Students should check out a website put up by the Association of American Law Schools regarding openings for students affected by Hurricane Katrina. The website is (http://www.aals.org/neworleans/schoolsbystate.html).

Openings at SUNY

The State University of New York has created a special hotline for students affected by Hurricane Katrina and is searching for additional transfer students. Students can contact SUNY at (800) 481-2905.

Openings at Binghamton, New York

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Binghamton University in New York has thrown open its doors to Tulane students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students looking for more information can call (607) 777-2171.

Openings at St. Mary's, Texas

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St. Mary's University in Texas has opened its doors to students suffering from Hurricane Katrina. The school is accepting applicants through September 8. Students looking for more information can contact Maria Ramos-Smalling at (800) 367-7868.

Openings at the University of Dayton, Ohio

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The University of Dayton, Ohio, has announced that they are accepting students from schools affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students wishing to get more information should contact the Admissions Office at (800) 837-7433.

Openings at Xavier University

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Xavier University, Cincinnatti, is opening its doors to students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students from all schools will be considered, but Xavier has specific openings for students from Loyola, New Orleans, Xavier University, Louisiana, and Tulane University. Students looking for more information should contact Celeste Goodloe by telephone at (513) 745-3163 or e-mail her at (goodloe@xavier.edu).

Openings at Michigan Tech

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Michigan Tech has announced that they are going to do their best to enroll students affected by Hurricane Katrina. The University has schools in engineering, business, communications, and forestry and environmental sciences. Students looking for more information can call (888) 688-1885 or e-mail MTU at (mtu4u@mtu.edu).

Openings at Arkansas

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The University of Arkansas is offering students affected by Hurricane Katrina free/reduced tuition for students currently enrolled in Dillard University, Loyola University-New Orleans, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Southern University-New Orleans, Tulane University, University of New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana. At this time, Arkansas is looking into schools affected in Mississippi. Students can contact Arkansas at (479) 575-3771.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Midnight Update

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I need to get some rest, or my professors will be wondering about my desire to attend class. I hope that the steady stream of e-mail and comments regarding additional schools accepting students in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will continue throughout the early morning hours. I plan on posting all updates and new news early tomorrow morning.

I welcome being linked by any of the other "informal" sources of information for students affected by Hurricane Katrina, especially websites run by students on affected campuses.

At this point, this is a complete list of all schools accepting students:

University of Illinois
University of Texas at Austin
Indiana University
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin
University of Alabama
University of Florida
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee
University of Kentucky
Illinois State University
University of Missouri System
Texas A&M
Loyola University, Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Colorado, Denver (Med)
University of Nebraska System
Florida Tech
Alabama A&M
University of Alabama, Huntsville
Tuskegee University
Emory University
Baylor University
Loyola Marymount University
University of Hawaii System
Alfred University, New York
Rice University
Cornell University
Arizona State University
Webster University
Clarkson University, New York
Vanderbilt University
Syracuse University

Openings at Syracuse

Syracuse University has opened its doors to Tulane students, at no charge. In addition, SU will consider transfer students from other affected schools in the path of Hurricane Katrina. As another option, SU has opened up their study abroad institutions throughout the world - at no charge - to any student from regions suffering from Hurricane Katrina. Students can check out SU's website at (http://sunews.syr.edu/8300510.asp) or call Bea Gonzalez at (315) 443-3259.

Openings at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University has openings for individuals who live in or have family in the Middle Tennessee region. The school has a number of policies regarding admission, which can be found at (http://www.vanderbilt.edu/katrina/index.html#students). Students with additional questions can call Sandra Frantz at (615) 322-7714 or e-mail her at (sandie.frantz@vanderbilt.edu).

20 Openings at Clarkson University, New York

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Clarkson University, New York, has opened up 20 spaces for transfer students suffering from the affects of Hurricane Katrina. Students should apply to one of Clarkson's academic programs: business, engineering, the arts & sciences, or health sciences. Clarkson will not charge additional out-of-pocket expenses to students who have already paided their Fall tuition at a school in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students can contact Clarkson at (800) 527-6577 for additional information.

Openings at Webster University

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Webster University in St. Louis has announced that they are accepting applications from students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Webster has openings for undergraduates and graduate students; in addition, Webster is ready to assist in the transfer of international students with F1 and J1 visas. Students looking for more information should contact Webster at (request@webster.edu) or by telephone at (800) 75ENROLL.

Openings at Arizona State

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Arizona State University has announced that they are accepting students affected by Hurricane Katrina. ASU is assigning staff to help any new students get acclimated to campus life, and working to ensure that students have access to specific courses and academic programs. The Registar's Office can be reached by phone at (480) 965-7302.

Openings at Cornell University

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Cornell University is currently offering opportunities for students from Tulane University to continue their education. Cornell has set-up a website at (http://www.cornell.edu/katrina/) that will help guide students through the admission process. In addition, students with additional questions can contact Cornell at (UNDERGRAD: (607) 255-4987) or (GRAD: (607) 255-5820).

Openings at Rice University

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Rice University is offering Houston-Area undergraduates from Tulane University, but they must meet certain requirements that can be found at (http://www.explore.rice.edu/explore/Tulane.asp). In addition, students must have an application at the Rice Admission's office by September 8. The Rice Office of Admissions can be contacted at (713) 348-0000.

Openings at Alfred University, New York

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Alfred University in New York has immediate openings for students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Alfred University will work with students to enroll them in classes that will transfer to their home institutions, waive its application and late registration fees, and possibly provide some scholarship aid to students in need. Students can contact Mandy Hansen at (607) 871-2115 or by e-mail to (admwww@alfred.edu).

Hawaii Welcomes Students Back

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The entire University of Hawaii System is offering fall semester enrollment, TUITION FREE, to all of Hawaii residents attending schools affected by Hurricane Katrina. The Admissions Office can be contacted by phone at (808) 956-8975 or by e-mail at (Admissions@ar-info.hawaii.edu).

Openings at Loyola Marymount University

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Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles is admitting students for the current semester. They are working on plans to ensure that as many students as possible can live on campus; in addition, they will defer "Decisions on financial processes...until such time that agreements can be reached with the students’ home institution." Students looking for more information can contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (310) 338-2750, view a special website at (http://www.lmu.edu/Page15208.aspx), or e-mail Loyola at(admissions@lmu.edu).

Openings at Baylor University

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Baylor University has set up a website for students that have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Baylor will accept every class level, exempting freshmen. Baylor has set-up a website for students to visit regarding admissions (http://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=31529) and is accepting calls at (800) BAYLORU.

Openings at Emory University

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Emory University will open their University to undergraduate, graduate, and law students. Emory plans on being able to admit 100 undergraduates, within certain requirements that are posted on their website: (http://www.emory.edu/hurricane2.cfm).

Emory Law is also admitting up to 40 second or third year students from either Tulane University or Loyola University, New Orleans. The Law school can be contacted at (404) 727-6801.

The MBA program at Emory is also looking to accomidate 30-40 second year students. The MBA program can be contacted at (404) 727-6311.

The Nursing program at Emory is also admitting students, on a case by case basis. The Nursing school's admissions office can be contacted by telephone at (404) 727-6910.

Openings at Tuskegee University

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Tuskegee University has opened its doors to all students affected by Hurricane Katrina; however, they are looking to center their efforts to admitting student's from fellow sister institutions (Dillard University, Xavier University of New Orleans, and Bishop State College). Students interested in attending Tuskegee University should call (334) 727-8505 before September 7.

Openings at University of Alabama - Huntsville

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The University of Alabama - Huntsville has announced that they are accepting students from schools affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students can call UAH at 1-800-UAH-CALL for more information.

Openings at Alabama A&M

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Alabama A&M has opened their doors to all students affected by Hurricane Katrina, highlighted by a simple admission process. Students and Parents can contact the school at (800) 553-0816 for more information.

Openings at All U. Missouri Campuses

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This just in from Rolla, Missouri...All Four Campuses of the University of Missouri system has opened its doors to students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students can find information for openings at all campuses by going to (http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/news/releases/news05090101.shtml) or by calling the individual campuses at the following numbers:

University of Missouri-Columbia: (573) 882-7786
University of Missouri-Kansas City: (816) 235-1202
University of Missouri-St. Louis: (314) 516-5451
University of Missouri-Rolla: (573) 341-4378

HT: Andrew Careaga, UM Rolla

Openings at Florida Tech

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Florida Tech has opened up several spaces to students from schools in the region affected by Hurricane Katrina. In addition, Florida Tech has decided to waive tuition to affected students for the Fall Semester and people from across campus are opening their doors to students who need a place to live. Students wishing for more information can call Terry Oswalt at (321) 674-7325.

Openings at All University of Nebraska Schools

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The entire University of Nebraska System will offer Hurricane Katrina victims immediate admission to all four of their schools. Nebraska has set up a website for potential transfer students at (http://www.nebraska.edu/students/transfer_inquiry.aspx) or give Nebraska a call on a phone manned 24 hours a day at (800) 742-8800.

Openings for Medical Students

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The University of Colorado, Denver is offering Medical Students spots at their campus. Interested Students MUST ENROLL IMMEDIATELY, as classes are in their second week. Interested students should contact Danielle Zieg at (303) 556-2523 or drop e-mail her at Danielle.Zieg@cudenver.edu

Openings at Colorado

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The University of Colorado has opened up some spots for students displaced by Katrina, but students must contact CU's Admission's Office as soon as possible. Students can contact the Admission's Office at (303) 492-6301.

Openings at Loyola University, Chicago

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The Jesuits at Loyola University, Chicago, are inviting all Loyola University, New Orleans or Tulane University students to study in Chicago. Undergraduate students can visit (www.luc.edu/undergrad/admission/nondegree.shtml) to complete an application, call (800) 262 - 2373, or drop an e-mail to Loyola at (admission@luc.edu). Graduate students can fill out an application at (http://www.luc.edu/info/hurricane_admission_grad.pdf) or e-mail (gradapp@luc.edu).

1,000 Openings at Texas A&M

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Cheers to Texas A&M! In addition to the 1,000 spots on A&M's campus, the campus has set aside $200,000 to provide assistance to incoming students from schools affected by Katrina.
Students can contact the Aggies' Ms. Mary Jane Baldwin at (979) 845-1064 or by e-mail at (maryjane@tamu.edu). In addition, Texas A&M has set-up a website for more information, which can be found at (http://www.tamu.edu/tamunews/Hurricane/index.html).

Limited Openings at Missouri

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The University of Missouri has a limited number of openings, on a case by case basis. Students can call 573-882-7786 for more information.

Openings at Illinois State

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Illinois State University has announced that they are throwing "open the doors" to students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students must get to Bloomington and be ready to start classes by September 9. Interested students can contact Molly Arnold at (molly.arnold@ilstu.edu) or call (309) 438-2343.

Openings at Kentucky

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The University of Kentucky has some openings for students affected by Hurricane Katrina, including offering temporarily waivers to students on tuition, room and board, and dining fees. Undergraduate students can contact Michelle Garth at (859) 257-3979.

500+ Openings at Tennessee

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The University of Tennessee has really responded to the need for ensuring students affected by Hurricane Katrina can continue their education.

UT will accept up to 500 undergraduate students, directing potential students to call Connie Harmon at (865) 974-1180.
UT will accept any Grad student who wishes to attend UT, directing potential students to call Rose Ann Trantham at (865) 974-1339.
UT will accept up to 50 Law students, directing potential students to call Karen Britton or Rachel Inman at (865)974-4131.

Openings at the University of South Carolina

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The University of South Carolina is trying to find openings for students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Undergraduate students can contact Scott King at (803) 777-4067. Law Students can contact Paul Rollins at (803) 777-6605.

Specific Openings at Florida

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The Florida Gators have opened up their doors to students in specific academic areas, including Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine, Business, Law, and Agriculture. Students falling into these academic fields can check out Florida's website at (http://www.ufl.edu/notices/20050901katrina.html), or call (352) 392-1374 and press 1. Students can also e-mail Florida at (emergencytransfer@ufl.edu).

Openings at Alabama

The University of Alabama has truely opened its doors to victims of Hurricane Katrina, including serving as a Red Cross shelter. But, this is a site to link students with new schools. Alabama will be accepting students for this semester. Interested students can contact Alabama at (205) 348-2914 or (205) 348-8190 or e-mail (Jacqueline.Morgan@ua.edu).

Openings at Wisconsin

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The University of Wisconsin - Madison is opening a few spaces at their school, given that you meet certain conditions given at on their website (http://www.news.wisc.edu/hurricane/assistance.html). Students looking for more information can contact Tom Reason at (608) 262-3961 or (reason@admissions.wisc.edu).

Openings at Michigan

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Even though the Wolverine is the most detested animal throughout the Big Ten, Michigan has opened up its doors to Katrina victims. They do not claim to have openings, but you can work with their Director of Admissions. Students looking for more information can e-mail Ted Spencer at (tsz@umich.edu) or by phone at 647-0102. (I figure the area code is 734??)

Openings at Indiana University

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Indiana University at Bloomington is extending a "Hoosier Welcome" to students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Student's looking for more information can go to (http://www.iub.edu/hurricane/) or call (866) 264-2491.

Openings at UT Austin

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The University of Texas at Austin has openings for students affected by Katrina, as long as they meet one of several requirements listed on the UT Austin website. Students wishing for more information can check out UT Austin's website at (www.utexas.edu) or call (512) 475-6869.

Requests for Information

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If anyone has any information related to any other openings at other colleges from across the country, please feel free to e-mail me at dnugent@uiuc.edu.

Thanks.

40 Openings at Illinois

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The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign has opened up 40 additional spots for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Students wishing to get more information can visit our website (www.uiuc.edu) or call the Office of Admissions and Records at (217) 333-0302.

Trying to Help

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I cannot understand the devestation of Hurricane Katrina on our nation's Gulf Coast. I do, however, know that losing a semester or more in school can set a lot of students back...in terms of academic progress, finances, and the cost of getting into the "real world" late. I hope students, faculty, and administrators from around the country will be able to post openings for college students affected by Hurricane Katrina onto this one, central website.

Sincerely,

Daniel J. Nugent
Junior, Agricultural Accountancy
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign