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Sept. 7, 2005
 

Information for Visiting Students

The University will accept a limited number of students displaced by Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding in New Orleans and the surrounding areas.

The University operates on a quarter system and the next session begins Monday, Sept. 26. Logistics regarding credit for courses and tuition will be worked out with the students’ home institutions once operations have stabilized.

The College
Undergraduate students who attended college in areas affected by the natural disaster should send an application by Monday, Sept. 12. The application fee will be waived and decisions about admissions are expected by Friday, Sept. 16. Call (773) 702-8650 for more information. The application is available at:
http://phoenix.uchicago.edu/sal
Divinity School
The Divinity School will attempt to accommodate master's and doctoral degree-seeking students. Students seeking to apply for emergency visitor status should send relevant material, including a CV and a statement describing their academic situation to Teresa Hord Owens, Dean of Students in the Divinity School at tdowens@uchicago.edu. Please submit materials by e-mail by Tuesday, September 13. Decisions about admissions will be communicated by Friday, Sept. 16.
Division of the Biological Sciences
The Biological Sciences Division is working closely with the University of Chicago, the University of Chicago Hospitals, and appropriate national organizations to respond to patient care needs as well as the potential need to temporarily and/or permanently relocate student trainees displaced from home institutions by Hurricane Katrina. For additional information, please visit:
http://www.bsd.uchicago.edu/katrina.html.
Division of the Humanities
The Division of the Humanities will attempt to accommodate master’s and doctoral degree-seeking students. Students seeking to apply for emergency visitor status should send relevant material, including a CV and a statement describing their academic situation to Thomas Thuerer, Dean of Students in the Division of the Humanities at thue@uchicago.edu or or by calling (773) 795-3696. Materials should be submitted by e-mail by Tuesday, Sept. 13. Decisions about admissions will be communicated by Friday, Sept. 16.
Division of the Physical Sciences
Graduate students in the physical sciences whose academic programs have been disrupted by Hurricane Katrina may apply for admission to an appropriate PSD graduate department for the autumn 2005 quarter. Admission will be contingent on the approval of the relevant PSD department faculty. Arrangements regarding course credit and tuition charges will be worked out with the home institution once conditions in the gulf region have stabilized. Interested students should contact the PSD Dean of Students, Rick Hefley, (773-702-8790, rhefley@uchicago.edu) for further information.
Division of the Social Sciences
The Division of the Social Sciences will attempt to accommodate master's and doctoral degree-seeking students. Students seeking to apply for emergency visitor status should send relevant material, including a CV and a statement describing their academic situation to Lois Stein, Dean of Students in the Division of the Social Sciences at lstein@midway.uchicago.edu or by calling (773) 702-8414. No application fee is required. Materials should be submitted by e-mail by Tuesday, Sept. 13. Decisions about admissions will be communicated by Friday, Sept. 16.
Graduate School of Business
ChicagoGSB is welcoming applications for Fall Quarter Visiting Students. Materials should be submitted by Sept. 16. For information, please visit:
http://chicagogsb.edu/news/2005-09-06v_katrina.aspx.
Harris School of Public Policy Studies
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies is welcoming applications for Fall Quarter Visiting Students. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 14. There is no formal application form. Interested students should send relevant information, including a resume, grades or comments about a special reason for wanting to spend the fall at the Harris School to Maggie DeCarlo, Director of Admissions, at mdecarlo@uchicago.edu.
Law School
The Law School plans to accept between five and 15 students uprooted by Katrina. Law School applicants should send relevant material, including a resume, grades or comments explaining their situation to Ann Perry, Dean of Students, at akperry@uchicago.edu by Thursday, Sept. 8.
Pritzker School of Medicine
The Tulane University School of Medicine has relocated to Houston, Texas, using facilities of the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Tulane medical students will continue their education in one of these two locations beginning September 26, 2005. Additional information may be found at http://www.tulane.edu/students. The Louisiana State University School of Medicine at New Orleans has relocated classes to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA. LSU-NO medical students will begin classes there on September 26, 2005. The American Association of Medical Colleges has asked all medical schools to communicate directly with the leadership of the Tulane or LSU-NO schools of medicine about any possible transfer requests. Should you wish to explore a transfer to the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, please begin by making contact with your home school administration who should then contact us indicating their support of your transfer. For more information, please contact Joni N. Huff, Director of Admissions, at 773-702-1937 or pritzkeradmissions@bsd.uchicago.edu.
School of Social Service Administration
The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration has already begun to accommodate displaced graduate social work students on a space available basis. Housing and some financial aid may be available. For more information, please visit:
http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/news/katrina.shtml.

 

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