The following can be attributed to Dr. Joseph Savoie, University of Louisiana at Lafayette president.
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, who should, upon applying for admission, bring a copy of their orders. Also, should any returning military personnel need an exception to the September 28 application deadline, they are asked to contact the admissions office as soon as possible.
The Office of Admissions is continuing to accept applications 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 will offer the following courses that will be traditional in nature and content:
• Biology 121
• Biology 410
• Physics 207
• Mathematics 105
• Chemistry 107
• Criminal Justice 101
• Psychology 110
• English 101
• English 102
• English 204
• Political Science 110
• Political Science 317
• History 221
• History 307
• Music 300
• Music 481
• Theatre 111
• Theatre 341
• Design 311
• Visual arts 309
• Engineering (research experience courses)
• Business Law 310
• Business Systems and Technology 205
• Economics 300
• Management 230
• Sociology 100
• Sociology 241
For information on the courses listed above, consult the University catalogue or the online catalogue at http://bulletin.louisiana.edu/UN/82/ . Please note that the individual courses listed will only be offered if there is enough enrollment within each class.
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.
Should students require other assistance the following offices are available to answer questions and concerns:
Admission - Office of Admissions (337) 482- 6473
Financial Aid/TOPS - Office of Financial Aid (337) 482-6506
On-Campus Housing - Housing Office (337) 482-6471
Billing/Costs/Payment - Office of the Bursar (337) 482-5937
For more information about UL Lafayette's compressed session, call the Office of Enrollment Management at (337) 482-5912.