Information for Students Displaced by Katrina
SMU has reached capacity in assisting students displaced by
Hurricane Katrina. The following services and programs are available
to the more than 200 students now enrolled at SMU.
Students suffering from stress or anxiety in Katrina's aftermath
should go to SMU's Counseling and Testing Center on the second floor
of the Health Center (6211 Bishop Blvd.) between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
weekdays, call 214-768-2211, or check
Managing Traumatic Stress: After Hurricane Katrina
on the center's website.
SMU Family Weekend is Sept. 23 - 25
register online at www.smu.edu/sf until
15th, tickes to individual events may be purchased while they last
at the Mane Desk of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center
Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center
SMUís Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center provides undergraduates
with academic support and guidance to help them become more independent, self-confident,
and efficient learners, and to succeed at any level of the
undergraduate curriculum. Two of our services may be of
special relevance to undergraduate students visiting from New
Orleans area universities:
students may use all services provided by the Memorial Health Center
www.smu.edu/healthcenter for more information
- Central University
Libraries (CUL) will extend library services to visiting faculty
and students from universities and colleges in Louisiana, Mississippi
and Alabama who are displaced by the destruction from Hurricane
- If SMU faculty are contacted or know of colleagues or
students from these institutions who have relocated in the DFW area
and are in need of library research material or services, please share
this information or have them contact the CUL Access Services
Librarian at 214 768 1123.
- If they have their institutional ID,
this can serve as identification for a CUL Research (faculty and
graduate student) or Guest Borrower Card (for undergraduate).
- If they have no formal institutional identification, a memo or email
from a SMU faculty member will serve as introduction.
should come in person to the Fondren Library Center to receive their
- Faculty and graduate students will
be eligible for a CUL Research Card that provides check out of items
for 120 days. Interlibrary Loan services will be extended to these
visiting faculty and graduate students. Access to the libraries
electronic resources will also be available to them.
- Undergraduate students will be
eligible for a CUL Guest Borrower Card that provides check out of 10
items for 3 weeks. If students feel they need additional library
materials though interlibrary loan, they can consult with a CUL
Librarian who can help them process the ILL request.
- Central University Libraries
consist of Fondren Library Center, Hamon Arts Library, Institute
for the Study of Earth and Man, The Norwick Center for Media and
Instructional Materials and the DeGolyer Library.
- Visiting faculty and students are welcome
to use the resources in the Business Information Center.
- Bridwell Theology Library will
honor the CUL Research Card for check out of materials.
- All faculty, staff, and students who
present a current ID from law schools located in geographic areas
affected by hurricane Katrina may enter the Underwood Law Library
during all hours of operation. Non-law school personnel who
wish to access the Underwood Law Library may do so during the
libraryís public hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visitors are welcome to
consult and copy materials in the Underwood Law Library collections
and may use their laptop computers to access the Internet via the Law
Libraryís wireless network. Please direct questions concerning access
to the Law Library and use of its resources to Gregory Ivy, Associate
Director, 214-768-1829, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Work Study
- Visiting students may be eligible to receive
FWS at SMU for the Fall 2005 semester.
- In an effort to assist visiting students who
have enrolled at SMU and may have qualified for FWS at their home
institution, students will be asked to complete and sign an
internal form along with retrieving FAFSA information in order to
be considered for immediate eligibility at SMU.
- What is Work-Study?
is a type of need-based financial aid. It is an award that is
different from others in that it is never applied to your student
- When you
receive a work-study award, the money awarded is set aside to help
the University pay you throughout the year. A unique federal aid
program, a work-study award is a partnership between the
University and the federal government.
Graduate Business Students
SMU's Cox School of Business is accepting
graduate business students from Tulane University, University of
New Orleans, and Loyola University as visiting students for Fall
2005, Module B courses.
Students interested in taking graduate business courses at SMU
will be allowed to do so on a space available basis during Module
B which begins on Monday, Oct. 17. More
Loyola and Tulane Law Students
In response to the tragedy associated with Hurricane Katrina, SMU's Dedman School of Law will consider applications from 2nd and 3rd-year law students from Tulane University and Loyola University from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This one-time admission for a limited number of special visiting students will apply to the fall 2005 semester. Interested students should log on to the special link on the law school website (www.law.smu.edu) for more specific information and a special application form, or contact the SMU Law School Admissions Office via email (email@example.com) or telephone (214-768-2550).
campus ministries are providing housing and collecting funds and
supplies for relief shelters in Dallas. For updated
information, contact Judy Henneberger at 214-768-4505.
SMUís Department of Human Resources is
encouraging hurricane victims who have relocated to Dallas to visit
www.smu.edu/hr for employment opportunities.
Students will pay tuition and fees to their home university.
SMU will consult with the leadership of affected universities to work out
other details of assistance.
Call 214-768-2058 for general information and to ask questions about