Drexel Univeristy


From: McDonald,Joan
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 12:22 PM
To: Cox,Stephen
Subject: Katrina assistance...

We will be issuing a memo later on today about assistance for affected students but I wanted you to have contact names asap:

Advisory Regarding Services for Drexel Students Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Admission: The University will offer provisional admission to undergraduate and graduate students from the Philadelphia and Gulf Coast regions who have been displaced by the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Drexel?s Undergraduate and Graduate Enroll ment Offices have streamlined application procedures to facilitate enrollment of these students by the term start of September 27. We anticipate that the enrollment of these students at Drexel will be temporary for a period of up to one year before they return to their home institutions on the Gulf! Coast . Admission application and matriculation deadlines and fees have been waived for these students.

Financial Aid: We have established an emergency tuition fund with grants available up to $10,000 to assist students enrolled full-time who are from the Philadelphia or Gulf Coast regions, and had planned to enroll in Gulf Coast institutions. These grants are for a period of one year since we anticipate that these students will return to their home institutions, either at the end of the fall term or at the conclusion of this academic year. These funds are available thanks to the generosity of Drexel alumni and friends who have participated in a sp! ecial fundraising appeal to assist with the educational needs of displaced students.  

Housing: While we are unable to offer campus housing to affected students, we encourage these students to contact the Off-Campus Housing Office in our Division of Student Life to learn more about resources and options available in the Philadelphia region.

Counseling: Counseling Center staff is available to provide counseling services to students from flood affected areas who will be attending Drexel University in the fall. These services are available to either full-time matriculating students or provisionally enrolled students. 

Students with questions regarding admission should be referred to the following admission representatives:

Freshman Admission:         Catherine Perma-Campbell                                                
                                         Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

Transfer Admission:           Brandon Dorfman
                                         Assistant Director of Transfer Admission

Graduate Admission:          Ron Nordone
                                          Director of Graduate Admission

Appeals for the Hurricane Katrina Emergency Fund should be directed to:

Melissa Englund
Executive Director, Student Resource Center/Financial Aid

Off-campus housing inquiries:
Office of Campus Activities/Off-Campus Housing

Counseling inquiries:
Office of Counseling and Health Services



Joan T. McDonald
Vice President of Enrollment Management
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Management
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia , PA 19104
T: 215-895-2902
F: 215-895-6679
E: mcdonajt@drexel.edu