August 26, 1967


Release Date: August 26, 1967

Classes at the University of Alaska will begin Tuesday, September 12, as scheduled, UA President Dr. William R. Wood, announced today.

Dr. Wood said most of the 7,000 refugees who stayed on campus during the Chena River flood have returned to their homes and clean-up operations are underway to prepare the campus for the fall semester.
Laura Jones, UA registrar and director of admissions, said that her office has notified every student who has been admitted to the university for the fall semester that school will begin as scheduled.
Before the flood, university officials were expecting a main campus enrollment of nearly 2,100 students. A UA spokesman said it is not known how the flood will affect enrollments.

Students planning to reside off campus are the only ones likely to be affected, the spokesman explained. Because of an anticipated shortage of rental housing, due to the flood, married students who do not have confirmed on-campus housing are advised not to bring their families with them until housing has been found.

University dormitories will open Wednesday, September 6, and orientation and guidance testing programs for new students will begin at 7 p.m. that evening.

New students will register Saturday, September 9, and returning students will register Monday, September 11.

General counseling will be given Friday afternoon, September 8, and throughout Saturday, September 9.