BU announced today that it will open its doors to undergraduate students from hurricane-stricken Tulane University, allowing fully enrolled Tulane undergrads to enroll here tuition free and attend classes during the fall semester.
In addition, Tulane graduate and professional students may contact BU schools and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. BU’s Medical and Law Schools have already made arrangements for several Tulane students to attend BU programs this coming semester.
“Like so many schools across the country,” said BU President Robert A. Brown, “we are mobilizing to help a sister institution. Their situation is dire, and opening our campus to displaced students so they can continue their education this fall is a critically important thing to do.”
Fall semester for undergraduate students at BU begins September 6, but Tulane students will have until September 12 to start classes. Nonetheless, university officials encouraged interested students to contact the university as soon as possible, and once they do, officials will help students register for courses that are relevant to their respective degrees.
Although no on-campus housing is available, BU officials will also provide students with resources to search for off-campus accommodations.
Interested students should visit www.bu.edu/katrina/questionnaire.html.