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University of North Texas Welcomes Students Who are Displaced by Harvey

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University of North Texas (UNT) President Neal Smatresk appears to be very mindful of what students need during this time of upheaval due to Harvey – understanding. Out of concern for the students whose families and hometowns were under siege by the major storm, Smatresk wrote a letter to the university’s community asking everyone to respond with kindness to those who will be distracted, confused, and emotional about the recent events. “Please be flexible and responsive to what they may need both in and out of the classroom. And, keep everyone in our community who may have family and friends that are being directly impacted by the storm in your thoughts and kindness,” he wrote per UNT’s website.

Beyond assisting their current students, officials at the University of North Texas have also opened up their school to college students at universities who have been significantly impacted by Harvey. Students displaced by the storm can apply for immediate transfer according to WFAA. They are even suspending application fees to give transfer students a bit of relief.

On the UNT website, they write that those who want to start in the Fall should make contact with the university as soon as possible by calling (940) 565-2681 or emailing [email protected].