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Temple University offers options
to students affected by Hurricane Katrina

(Updated 3 p.m., Sept. 2, 2005)

PHILADELPHIA - Temple University is offering students whose college plans were affected by Hurricane Katrina an opportunity to take classes immediately.

"The tragedy that has hit schools in New Orleans and the surrounding region has shocked us all," said Provost Ira Schwartz. "Temple University wants to do what we can to help these students continue with their academic lives."

Undergraduate students enrolled in a college or university closed by the storm can temporarily enroll at Temple, at no charge, while paying tuition and fees to their home institutions.   Enrollment options may also be available for graduate and professional students.

Undergraduate students who were accepted by Temple but decided instead to attend a college or university affected by the hurricane, can enter Temple either as a matriculated student or as a visiting student.

Other students who did not seek admission to Temple, but who were matriculated students at colleges or universities in the affected area, may attend as visiting students.

Because classes at Temple began Aug. 29, 2005, students are encouraged to contact Temple University as soon as possible.   Registration must be completed by Monday, Sept. 12, the last day to late register for the fall semester:

For more information, students should contact:

Charles Musgrove, in the Admissions Office, at 215-204-8556, or via e-mail at charles.musgrove@temple.edu

Kristen diNovi, in the Continuing Education Office, at 215-204-2500, or via e-mail at dinovi@temple.edu

Michele O'Connor, for first-year and transfer programs, at 215-204-5662, or via e-mail moconn05@temple.edu

Graduate students interested in exploring temporary enrollment at Temple should contact the office of the dean of the Graduate School at 215-204-3868.

Temple is also making the arrangements for professional-school students studying law, medicine and dentistry.

The Beasley School of Law is opening 10 spots each in the second- and third-year classes for students who have been studying law at either Tulane or Loyola universities, both based in New Orleans. Interested students should contact Marylouise C. Esten in the law school's admission office, at 215-204-8930 or via e-mail at marylouise.esten@temple.edu.

Temple's School of Dentistry has made arrangements to accept eight graduate certificate students and one faculty member from the Department of Periodontology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. The LSU Health Sciences Center is based in New Orleans and has been shut down. Its administrative operation has been moved to the LSU main campus in Baton Rouge.

In addition, Temple's School of Medicine is making plans to accept from 10 to 20 students.  
For more information, contact the office of the dean of the School of Medicine at

Graduate and dissertation-level students enrolled at impacted universities who require access to library materials and databases may contact Larry Alford, vice provost for libraries and university librarian, for information about accessing Temple's collections. He can be reached at 215-204-8231 or larry.alford@temple.edu.

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