A total of 1,786 degrees were awarded during the UL Lafayette’s 161st Commencement ceremonies Friday at the Cajundome and Convention Center.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will offer an eight-week mini session due to the influx of students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The session will start Oct. 3 and end on Dec. 2.
Students who qualify for the mini session include:
• students who were enrolled and in good standing at four-year colleges in the affected parishes of Hurricane Katrina at the beginning of the current (Fall 2005) semester. These parishes include St. Bernard, Jefferson, Orleans, LaFourche, Washington, Plaquemines and St. Tammany.
• UL Lafayette students whose primary residences are in parishes affected by Hurricane Katrina. These parishes include St. Bernard, Jefferson, Orleans, LaFourche, Washington, Plaquemines and St. Tammany.
• members of the Louisiana National Guard’s 256th Brigade.
The Office of Admissions will begin accepting applications on Monday, Sept. 19 in room 336 of Martin Hall.
Students may enroll in courses totaling up to 10 semester hours. With special permission from the dean of their college, some students may be allowed to carry as many as 12 hours.
The university anticipates offering lower level courses in biology, physics, mathematics, chemistry, criminal justice, psychology, English, political science, history, music, theater, engineering and business.
In addition, courses of independent study and special research projects will be offered in the different colleges.
Courses will be taught by displaced faculty from other colleges as well as current UL Lafayette faculty who have volunteered their time.
Displaced students can also enroll in online courses. The SLOAN Foundation and Southern Regional Education Board are teaming up to offer free online courses to displaced students. These courses will be offered beginning in October. Visit www.sloansemester.org for more information.
For more information about UL Lafayette’s compressed session, call the Office of Enrollment Management at (337) 482-5912.