ULM students affected by South Louisiana floods will not be penalized for missing the first week of classes

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MONROE, La (KNOE 8 News) Classes are set to begin at ULM next week on August 22, 2016 and many students are from areas flooded down in south Louisiana.

ULM said they want to remind students not to be worried if they can't make the first week of classes.

The university said they will be doing everything they can to work with students affected by the flooding.

The Vice President of Academic Affairs Eric Pani said most of all the courses offered on campus have an online website, and students can access their assignments.

The websites also allows students to access teachers notes.

Pani said if the internet is not an option for you; the Academic Affairs office said they will work with students on a case-by-case basis.

They will also help students with their housing arrangements and make sure their financial aid is secured.

The college said their goal isn't to make students affected by the south Louisiana flood any more stressful; they want to help.

"If you go back to last spring, that flooding occurred during the middle of the semester, so we had to adapt a little differently then. But if you want to go back to 2005 with Hurricane Katrina we saw similar problems, so we are expecting many of the same type of problems that we saw then", The Vice President of Academic Affairs Eric Pani said.

They also offer courses for visiting students.
These classes can be taken by anyone who needs them who only plan to be at the college for a short period of time.

"It's taking classes for convenience, because of where they're located at. For example we saw a few hundred of those students after Katrina when they couldn't take classes at UNO", The Vice President of Academic Affairs Eric Pani said.

For more information or to get in contact with the office of the executive vice president's office call (318)-342-1070.