Friday, September 02, 2005

CSU University System OPENS DOORS to Katrina Students

With thousands of students affected by Hurricane Katrina forced to
improvise on their fall-semester plans, many are inquiring about taking
classes elsewhere. CSU Monterey Bay, located on California's Central
Coast 2 hours south of San Francisco, is ready to assist those students.

"Our campus is joining a number of the CSUs in opening registration for
the fall semester for students affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Information is being provided to the media and through a number of
higher education forums to those who may need this opportunity," said
Interim President Diane Cordero de Noriega.

"Our faculty and staff have come together and agreed to stretch their
capacity to assist these students. I am not only proud to be part of a
system that cares about serving students and their families, I greatly
admire our own CSUMB family for stepping forward."

Says Dennis Geyer, director of Admissions and Records, "We will assist
students on a case-by-case basis. We will take applications over the
phone and help these students through every step of the process.”

Sept. 19 is the last day to apply. Prospective students can call (831)
582-3580 or e-mail