Hundreds of Cal Poly students arriving on campus this week are coming from areas affected by what has become a devastating hurricane season.
More than 200 students live in areas in Texas and Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Harvey, with at least 96 more coming from Florida regions in the path of Hurricane Irma.
Cal Poly’s dean of students has been in email correspondence with students from those areas, encouraging them to contact the dean’s office “to let the university know how we can help,” spokesman Matt Lazier said.
“This includes arranging for early move-in to University Housing or contacting professors in specific classes if students believe they may be delayed in arriving to campus for the start of the fall quarter,” Lazier said.
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Lazier said the dean’s office has already heard back from some students.
The university also will do outreach to incoming students through “Week of Welcome” programming, providing opportunities to support victims of this season’s storms.
“This includes information on where, how and what to donate and ways to support victims monetarily and through blood donation,” Lazier said.
Donations can be taken to the Dean of Students Office, Building 52, Room 22, which can be reached at 805-756-0327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.