Published: Aug. 30, 2005 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The University of Colorado at Boulder will offer streamlined admission to qualifying college students who have been displaced by the effects of Hurricane Katrina, which has temporarily closed several universities in the Gulf Coast region leaving college students stranded without a campus. According to Kevin MacLennan, interim director of admissions for CU-Boulder, the university has been contacted by several students whose educations have been put on hold by the storm. The displaced students are asking to enroll late at CU-Boulder until their home campuses are able to reopen. “We have had at least a dozen calls today from both in-state and out-of-state students who were going to school in New Orleans and who want to be in school but can’t because their school is now closed,” said MacLennan. Students who are interested in attending CU-Boulder will be assisted through an accelerated admissions process. “As a campus we will do our best to advise these students and help them enroll in appropriate courses so they can continue their education at CU-Boulder or transfer their credits back to their home school in the spring semester or later, depending on when the schools are able to restore their operations,” said Phil DiStefano, interim chancellor at CU-Boulder. However, any student interested in making the transfer should contact the CU-Boulder admissions office soon because the campus is now in its second week of classes. For students who enter CU-Boulder from a storm-affected school, late admission fees will be waived, MacLennan said. Also, all of the campus deans’ offices and the housing and bursar’s offices have been notified to prepare for the possibility of late-arriving transfer students who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina and may decide to enroll. Students displaced by the storm who want to talk to an admissions officer about enrolling should contact the CU-Boulder Office of Admissions at (303) 492-6301.
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Categories:Financial FuturesStrategic InitiativesCampus Community Published: Dec. 14, 2018 Editor’s note: The original version of this story has been updated to more accurately reflect the process followed during the diagnostic phase of the initiative this fall.CU Boulder Senior Vice Chancellor Kelly Fox and Provost Russ Moore announced earlier this week that the Financial Futures initiative had completed its diagnostic phase of identifying opportunities for resource generation in support of Academic Futures and the campus’s other key strategic initiatives and is now forming workstreams to support them and the campus’s overall mission.The latest work builds on the diagnostic efforts throughout the fall semester—sponsored by Fox and Moore and led by Carla Ho-a, deputy chief financial officer, and Ann Schmiesing, interim senior vice provost and dean of the graduate school.The diagnostic phase was informed by benchmarks, historical performance data, and interviews with more than 100 campus stakeholders and leaders in areas such as procurement, IT, admissions, financial aid, human resources, shared governance, student affairs, auxiliaries and research.This work identified a series of workstreams—areas that provide opportunity for financial resource creation—to enhance revenue in support of the mission. Workstreams include procurement, gifts and executive and extended education, among many others. The campus is now moving into a solution design phase in which even more faculty, student and staff feedback will be sought.To learn more about Financial Futures and the work ahead, the campus earlier this week announced a series of townhalls, the first of which will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 17, at the Glenn Miller Ballroom in the University Memorial Center. The town halls continue when campus reconvenes after winter break with three town halls scheduled in January, and twice monthly throughout the spring semester.To prepare to participate in the town halls, campus community members can watch an informative Financial Futures overview video and/or view a presentation on the initiative.